Obviously I cannot begin to express my deepest regret for the misunderstanding we experienced last summer. I know I can never undo the pain and suffering that my unintended action cause, but I want you to know how much I value you as a caring, loving and nuturing owner.
I’m a big believer in grace and forgiveness. I try to extend it whenever possible. I’m not much of a grudge-bearer, nor am I one who likes to indulge pettiness. According to a study by the Fetzer Institute, sixty-two percent of Americans said they need more forgiveness in their personal lives, and 94 percent would like to see more forgiveness in the country. Ahhh. Sweet. It looks like Americans may have had a change of heart since that post 9-11 “boot up your arse” bickering between Toby Keith and Dixie Chicks.
I suppose the day will come when I am able to forgive Poe but it won’t be today. Poe’s opening remarks all are the indication I need to know that he just doesn’t get it. Misunderstanding? Gimme a break. It was an intentional dog bite. Unwarranted meanness.
My buddy Joe Galloway agrees with me on this. “Surely you are NOT going to let that cannibal dawg off with a drugstore card? you ought to make him sleep outdoors all this winter and next…. and maybe his owner too.”