The puppies opened their eyes…

The puppies opened their eyes and I gave them names. Woody, Bruno, Stella, Orson, Penny and Sophie. Solid food entered their diets. They figured out how to get out of their box and wiggled over the kitchen floor. Harpo rounded them up.

When they were about three weeks old, he allowed one of his friends–Brewmeister, the Beagle–into the house to meet them. One by one over the next few weeks, he invited his other friends in, too. Once in a while, he left me in charge of the puppies and went outside for a quick romp before trotting back to check on them.

A Tucson psychotherapist heard about Harpo and the puppies and created the Harpo Award, given annually to an especially nurturing man.


About heidivanderbilt

Owner LuckyPup Ranch, Benson, AZ where I raise, board, rehabilitate and retire horses. Recipient of a special Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America. Married to artist Bernard Fierro.
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2 Responses to The puppies opened their eyes…

  1. david root says:

    Heidi, I stumbled onto this site while trying to get a useable em/address to send Bern something;
    what luck for me; you write so beautifully and the LuckyPupRanch sounds like a wonder, full
    of life and sky………if you can help me with the email that’s good, otherwise please. if I may,
    enter me on any list for future internment………..david root

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