“A Basset named Issac” is a weekly book-type blog about dogs that teach people how to love. Stay tuned for more by visiting the homepage each Monday.
How it all began, and how Isaac turned out the wonder dog he is. Introducing Marshall, the old wise pug, the op’s mastermind.
Who is Shark, Isaac’s best friend? A stray corgi dog with a weird sense of humor and a sad past.
Meet Pixie, a female Spitz that will play a crucial role in Isaac’s next endeavor to teach humans love.
The critical place of the main event – a nightclub in Isaac’s neighborhood where Daniel and Charlene go often.
Daniel, the aggressive bad boy with painful nightmares, and Charlene, his naive self-victimized colleague.
Why Shark doesn’t trust humans anymore?
How come a wonderful domesticated farm life turned into street wondering for Shark?
Dogs full of love inhabit humans? But what does that mean?
Isaac and Pixie befriend – from adversaries to team mates.
Can Isaac, Pixie, and Shark heal hearts under Marshall’s guidance?
More about the story of Charlene and Daniel, and the role of Marshall’s wisdom in all of it.
Daniel: a fragile soul behind a tough exterior.
Marshall trains Pixie. She learns as a pro and she needs to do so because the big night is just a few hours away.
How dogs love and what humans need to learn from them: starting with the twelve principles of love.
Love now and love with no expectation.
As Pixie and Isaac prepare to inhabit Charlene and Daniel, a seed of fondness between them turns into something deeper.
Infatuation is not love – dogs know that, but do humans?
How to feed your love by looking at it with new eyes each day and with gratitude.
Where does Charlene’s self-victimhood originate from?
A devastating childhood and an alcoholic father – how Daniel built a shell around his heart?
Pixie learns all twelve principles of love and gets closer to Isaac.
Shark meets Phil and his dad, the vet.
Char and Jo arrange to meet for the Friday night fun in the “Demure”.
Daniel is on his way out to the club as he notices a pair of eyes that persistently stare at him from outside his apartment.
A car crash that could have been a tragic accident has a happy aftermath.
Leaving the vet’s clinic. The Friday night finally starts for Daniel and Charlene with an unexpected twist.
Work colleagues reverse roles in the club.
Shark is worried. Drunk people and hungry dogs aren’t a good combination.
Things aren’t exactly going according to the plan.
The unbreakable bond between a couple of dogs and a couple of humans starts shaping.
A night turns sad.
To the vet, for the second time in the same night.
Silence surrounds lovers as they struggle to speak in face of an awful night.
The long night is over, and things start unraveling.
The sudden sharp pain when enough is enough.
This is the final chapter of “A Basset Named Issac” published as a weekly blog column. There is now a book in the making based on these chapters. The edited and illustrated book is expected to be ready in 2022!
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