A TIRED DOG IS A GOOD DOG, PART ONE, 2022


“My mother was raised in Queens, New York. Every year she asked her parents for a dog. Every year she was told she couldn’t have a dog in the city. She watched Lassie reruns, and dreamed of living on a farm with dogs of her own. On her sixteenth birthday, she received a box. “Open it,” her father said. Inside the box was a dog collar. “I’m getting a dog!” she cried. But she wasn’t getting a dog. It was meant to be a fashion accessory. Everyone was wearing dog collars.”