division and 49th
we saved you from a street corner.
beaten and chewed on by children and dogs.
your ears almost completely torn off, your missing legs, your damaged eye and your ratty mane.
we saw you. we fell in love.
struggling to remove you from your chain linked to the sidewalk we carefully pulled and freed you from your place.
we cared for you, showed you the pacific northwest from a train car.
portland to vancouver.
your new home is here with small trinkets on the windowsill.