Monday, December 06, 2021

Reader's Diary #2259 - John Boyne: Nothing to Declare

 "Nothing to Declare" is a whimsical short story by John Boyne about two sibling dogs that have a chance reunion outside of a store while their handlers are inside. What makes it especially amusing is that the dogs talk very much like humans to one another, except of course, they're still very much dogs so what they talk ABOUT is different.

One of the dogs has gone on to have a successful career as a drug sniffing airport dog on some sort of Border Security show (it's set in Australia) while the other dog, who failed the training, is now living with a porn-watching pothead. There may be some resent brewing...

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