Freshman year I had to read Romeo and Juliet and I had to recite what happened each chapter but they didn’t say it had to be a person so I would walk my dog and update him on Romeo and Juliet as I read. He really liked Mercutio. Every time I said anything about him as we walked he would look back at me and smile.
One day, I read the chapter where he dies. With a heavy heart, I took my dog for a walk. I told the details of the fight and as it continued, the more and more he got excited. I think he thought Mercutio would win. “And he died.” I have never seen a dog so disappointed in my life. I think he didn’t even look at me the rest of the day.