I’ve seen John at the Mansion but never talked to him before. He seems a quiet and shy man, we never approached him because I wasn’t sure he wanted to see Red. Watching him today, I could see the longing in his face, and I brought Red over to him, and I could see that I was wrong, he very much wanted to see Red. He also left a beloved dog behind.
I introduced myself, and we shook hands. I said I’d love to spend some time getting to know him, and he nodded. I think it might take awhile. He was very happy to see Red, a broad and deep smile came over his face.
I much enjoy the Mansion work with Red, I feel so at home there, and I am familiar to the people who live there. There is much warmth and love in the Mansion and Red is figuring out who to see and where and for how long. I am lucky to have a dog like this. I am looking forward to hearing his story.
You can, if you wish, write to John c/o The Mansion, 11 S. Union Street, Cambridge, N.Y., 12816.