The Facts Of Life

There can be no light without darkness, no life without death, no joy without despair.

I can make peace with the inescapable truths.

But, as the days grow longer, and chukar season grows shorter, how the hell do I explain these facts of life to my dog?

Maybe it’s for the best that she has no idea February 1st is coming. After all, that whole ignorance and bliss paradox seems to be working out for her so far.

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