Farewell Faithful Companion


                                                     RIP Lucky Molino Phillips

                                                              (2000-2015)



A dog of great dignity. He was calm, well-mannered, occasionally bitey, in a gentle and playful way. His greatest accomplishments were the excavation of a Great Hole in Silver Spring, Maryland, and his joyous destruction of six pots of geraniums in one afternoon, a disputed state record. He came to us from the mean streets of Northeast DC, where he and his sister Porsche were picked up as vagrant juveniles. He brought up his human boy-boy Gus Woods with great care and tremendous success. He loved but also often barely tolerated his pack mate Cid. He would have been 16 in October. He went out as he lived, gently and without a fuss. He will be so missed. (lyda)

As a youth Lucky tried to commit suicide. He ate a whole bottle of pills. In a big surprise he didn’t die. He became a leader in the Black Dogs Matter movement and changed his name from Lucky, which he renounced as a slave name, to Lucky X. He was a revolutionary and wore a beret and smoked little black cigarettes. He helped raise our kid. He was a good dog. (jeff)

2016 Reading List:
43. Into White, Randi Pink
40-42 Cat’s Claw, Widow’s Tears, Death Come Quickly, Susan Witting Albert
39. Flicka’s Friend, Mary O’Hara
33-38 Bleeding Hearts, Spanish Dagger, Nightshade, Wormwood, Holly Blues, Mourning Gloria, Susan Witting Albert
32 This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab
25-31 Lavender Lies, Mistletoe Man, Bloodroot, Indigo Dying, An Untimely Death, A Dilly of a Death, Dead Man’s Bones, Susan Witting Albert
22-24 The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss
21. Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff
14-20 Thyme of Death, Witches’ Bane, Hangman’s Root, Rosemary Remembered, Rueful Death, Love Lies Bleeding, Chile Death, Susan Witting Albert
13. A Cup of Water under My Bed, Daisy Hernandez
12. In the Labyrinth of Drakes, Marie Brennan
11. The New Neighbor, Leah Stewart
10. The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson
9. Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Ed Tarkington
8. Chasing the North Star, Robert Morgan
7. The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin
6. H Is for Hawk, Helen McDonald
5. Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
4. The Road to Middle Earth, T.A. Shippey
2-3. A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Darkness, V.E. Schwab
1. The Story of the Lost Child, Elena Ferrante
Re-Read:
1. My Friend Flicka, Mary O’Hara

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