Following up on my last post: the dogs of Bequia and the people who love them have gone straight to my heart, courtesy of the gifted author Susan Toy in her novel One Woman’s Island.
“I must return to my boat,” she said, pointing out towards the water. “But why not come with me? I can make some tea and you could meet all my other little doggies.” She flashed me that same kind smile she had given the dog earlier, her eyes crinkling around the sides.
“Oh, no. I don’t want to put you out at all. We can make it another time.”
But Solfrid assured me she would enjoy having human company onboard her boat for a change.
She repacked her bag then said, “Come!” in a rather forceful command, almost as though I was one of her “little doggies.” So I heeled, following Solfrid to the jetty where she’d tied her dinghy.
We owe special thanks to artist Anna Landry for allowing us to see the dogs of Bequia. You can see several of her paintings and photos here. This is one of my favorites:
Read here: Excerpt ONE WOMAN’S ISLAND by Susan Toy
Want to know more about Susan and Anna and the people who inspired them? More at this post.
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