Bret & his second pug, Jojo

Bret & his second pug, Jojo

I thought my fans might want to see my new dog Jojo. My rotten Italian ex-wife, Cinzia, along with the rest of her family, refused to give me back my old Chinese Fighting Dog (pug) Coombs, upon our divorce, despite Coombs having been with me throughout the passings of my brother Owen, my Dad, my Mother and my stroke. So finally I had no choice but to replace Coombs (pictured on the back sleeve of my book) with a worthy replacement. Heck, I barely had Jojo home when I looked out my kitchen window to see him gripping a baby doe by the nose and dragging him up my front steps. When I charged outside, it distracted Jojo enough for the young deer  to free itself and with its long legs it was able to sprint away with me, bad knee and all, racing along beside the two of them trying to prevent any more bloodshed. That young buck was lucky to escape with a bloodied nose let alone it's life, but that's the nature of Chinese Fighting Dogs. I would know. :-)

 

 

 

 

 

photo:  Marcy Engelstein;  all rights reserved