Hong Dong: Wrong?
“What do we make of this?” says Spence. “An eleven-month-old red Tibetan mastiff named Hong Dong – Big Splash in English – “
“That I doubt,” says Admin. Some humans do more interrupting than others: Admin is one of those.
” – was bought by a Chinese coal tycoon for $1.5 mill, a new world record. An interesting-looking dog – weighs 180 pounds already and has an ancient lineage, but does this bother you?”
“What are you saying?” says Admin. “That it would have been better if the tycoon’s fortune came from green energy?”
“Do you think that was what I was saying?” says Spence.
Admin stomps out. What’s with him lately?
Spence turns to me. “What I was saying,” he goes on, “is that the price seems in bad taste somehow. And what about all the shelter dogs in need of a good home? Is that a sappy thought?”
Taste? He said something about taste? Meaning a treat is on the way? I shift a little closer.
Tags: dog shelters
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