Following our ill-advised attempt at re-homing Heidi, Clara and I did our best to adapt to our dog’s at times nerve-wracking presence. I took Heidi for two walks daily (she reminded me if I was behind schedule for either of them). Using the training sheets from Sit, Stay ‘n Play, I refined the basic commands with Heidi. One thing didn’t change: Heidi remained unfriendly to all other living creatures except for Clara and me.
Walter Stoffel is a substance abuse counselor and GED teacher in correctional facilities. When not behind bars, he likes to read, travel, work out and watch bad movies. Major accomplishment : He entered a 26.2-mile marathon following hip replacement surgery and finished—dead last. The author currently lives with his wife Clara, their dog Buddy (another rescue), and cat Winky (yet another rescue).