The dog had heterochromia. One eye was a darkling brown and the other a bright striking green. Through each, she saw the world differently.  Through the brown eye, she had seen hunger, mistreatment, abuse and cruelty. The brown showed an empty bowl, thick chain and no shelter.

Through the green eye she saw companionship, warmth and love. Through the green eye she saw repeated snuggles, ear and belly rubs. Well, the dog was a born optimist. Was it any wonder that she walked around with a permanent wink?  Much better to look out at the world through a green eye!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Wow. I can already imagine how cute the dog is, how beautiful his eyes are. But I hope he has green eyes only so he can’t see hunger, mistreatment, abuse, and cruelty. Nicely done, Margarida.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Margarida Brei
1 year ago

I agree, Margarida.

Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
1 year ago

This story is really powerful, Margardia. He has seen both the best and worst of human treatment. I sure hope he gets more from the green side of things in the future!

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

Margarida, the first paragraph made me feel so angry at the thought of mistreated animals, however, that last line made me laugh. It is easy to imagine the dog in your story doing this, dogs being so loyal and eager to please. I can imagine them being willing to look away from the hardship and focus on the belly rubs. This is a great story!

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