My Pekingese abuses his bed with enough snorting and growling to be heard throughout our home. He tosses, shakes, scratches and headbutts it from spot to spot until the exhausted fluffy circle submits in total resignation wondering how lying silently still could spur such furor and outrage. Canine abuse at its worst.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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