Friday, June 1, 2012
Puppy always liked Forrest the Pug. His owner and I walk our dogs together at least 3 times a week. But when he stayed here for a few weeks they really bonded. And then Puppy stayed at their house for a week while we were in Florida.
Are they an unlikely couple? Definitely.
But is it that unusual to be drawn to someone so different from yourself? Maybe not.
Think of some couples from books you've read lately. Are the male and female leads alike? Or are they different? Are they drawn to each other because of or in spite of their differences?
How many times are the heroes and heroines we read about from different sides of the track, from different classes/stations in life, or literally from different worlds? Why do we like reading this kind of tale?
Puppy can't tell me why she likes Forrest - I just know that she does.