Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie

Edie Wolfe just got back from a morning walk with her dog, Nearly.
Goldie sleeping 7-7-14 for web
She gets asked about his name all the time, and this morning was no exception when a Joey (tourist) stopped her just outside the Crow Town Bakery when she called Nearly’s name.

“Well, my last name is Wolfe,” she explained. “So my little friend is Nearly Wolfe.”

Blank look.

“You know, all dogs are descended from wolves so they are all ‘nearly wolves,'” she said.

A small spark of comprehension glimmered in the eyes of her listener.

“And it’s also my homage to one of my favorite series of detective novels, Nero Wolfe,” she said.

“Oh, I saw that show on YouTube,” the man said, now thoroughly satisfied. “Now I see.”

And he walked off.

The dog looked up at the woman at the opposite end of his leash. Edie shook her head. “I doubt that,” she said and they walked on to the post office to pick up the day’s mail.