I hope my friend Rick doesn’t mind, but I am going to post something he sent me and others in an email. Wingnut, the Allison family dog, has passed away.
I only met Wingnut a few times, but I could tell he was secure in his modest upbringing and questionable lineage. He was a fun dog, having a good time. Within a family, a dog like Wingnut can set the tone.
There’s no doubt, a dog becomes a member of the family – another child, a companion, a friend.
That the archetypical dog name, “Fido,” is derived from the Latin “fidus,” meaning “faithful,” should be no surprise. Faithfulness just might be a dog’s most endearing trait.
Not much is known of his early years. It is true he spent some time