Andy Mozina fiction 1. The Dog I Have Never Owned It is said that dogs are good. People with dogs live longer, are happier and are less likely to have their homes burglarized. I have never owned a dog. This is in part because I am afraid of them but also because I do not want to take care of them. My daughter would love a dog, but I will never buy her one. So I guess you know what kind of person I am. Photograph by Gene Royer FA l l 2 0 0 8 / T h e M i s s o u r i r e v i e w 9 2. One Dog's Neighborhood The dog has his memories, a street where trees don't grow very tall. South Milwaukee. Small houses with complicated roof lines: dormers, additions, awnings and porches; an air conditioner punched out a window like a Pez in mid-dispense. Gutters sag, downspouts dangle, shingles grow moss. Inside, staircases with hairpin curves, dining rooms with old built-ins, upstairs bedrooms with slanted ceilings, tiny closets shaped like mathematics problems. One scrubbed kitchen smells from years of meat, a century of congealed gravy,
The Missouri Review – University of Missouri
Published: Jan 1, 2008
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