A Dog's Life
© 2011 by Kris Katzen
Published by Bluetrix Books, Smashwords edition.
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All characters and events in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental.
A Dog’s Life
“What is that?” All four of the being’s eyes grew huge and his bat-like ears turned forward as his gaze fell on the small tail-wagging Shih Tzu in Butcher’s arms.
Captain Brandan Butcher, leaving sickbay after taking Artemis to be treated by Dr. Rosen for an overdose of cheese, nearly collided with Talla as the stocky Relori ambled into sickbay. Or rather, he nearly tumbled over Courage’s passenger. His barrel-shaped body centered over four legs, the Relori only stood as high as Butcher’s shoulder—and that was if the Relori extended his thin neck as far as possible.