A gray Sunday morning in Syracuse, N.Y., but Ellie B still longs for a walk.
Oh, she’s had her time romping in her fenced-in backyard, but she knows that out that front window awaits the big, real world to sniff.
I have other ideas.
It’s a great time to get in some pages of “The Panther,” my latest fiction interest. It’s a spell-binder from one of my favorite writers, Nelson DeMille. DeMille, like me, was born in New York City and moved to Long Island as a child. I relate to his humor and sensibilities. This one is his sixth novel featuring New York City detective John Corey. He and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, are sent to Yemen to participate in a team hunt for the No. 1 terrorist. “The Panther” came out last year. DeMille already has another I need to read to keep pace with his works, “The Quest,” released this year. Time for me to catch up. There’s some added pressure: “The Panther” is due back to the library on Wednesday, and I’m 450 pages into the 625-page novel.
Dog wants out.
Man wants in.
We reach a peaceful compromise.
What are you reading right now?
Does your dog passive-aggressively try to get you to go for a walk?