by Mark E. Schrull
1/19/2014 Lorain – It is Sunday, and the weather is calm but cold here in northern Ohio. A deep freeze approaches from the west for the mid-week ahead. Brutis wants a walk, but before we go I wanted to share the latest developments about his family history – strange as it is.
When pressed about his age, Brew, as I call him for short produces questionable proof of residence or even a birth certificate. I really don’t know how old he is. I keep finding old photos from the 1800’s with dogs who look incredibly like Brutis.
Again I pressed, and Brew said it was his Great Uncle Ned Brutis, known for leading his masters out bird sighting. – Right-
I know Brutis is a special dog with special powers – after all, it’s not often you meet a dog that can fry a spider with his eyes or force a person to dial a number. But there’s no way he be that old.
Expect more photographs in future posts. I “borrowed” a box of his pictures and he doesn’t know it yet.
The above was Sunday Fiction by Mark E. Schrull.
A good source of information on stereoviews, the view master of the late 1800’s can be found at http://www.stereoviews.com