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Campsite Encounter: Duke and Truman

Names: Truman and Duke

Breeds:  Duke’s a black German shepherd, Truman’s a Rottweiler mix

Ages: Duke is going on 9, Truman’s 3

Encountered: At the Dunes’ Edge Campground in Provincetown, Mass.

Backstory: A woman named Eileen from Tennessee pulled into the campsite adjoining mine in a cute little Coach House motorhome — just like the one I’ve been coveting. I stepped out of my tent, put my RVNV aside and went over to meet the two dogs traveling with her. Truman’s a bundle of energy, Duke (named after the school that Eileen attended) a bit more mature. Both were as friendly as they can be. Eileen was, too, offering me some of the chocolate tart she picked up at a bakery down the road. She bought the motorhome and started traveling after the death of her husband. She was gradually making her way back home to Seiverville, Tenn., after a trip to Canada and other points.


Comment from debbie
Time September 27, 2010 at 11:15 am

John, isn’t it interesting that you should come upon “the cute little Coach motorhome that you’ve been coveting?”

Synchronicity? Do you believe in magic?

Comment from Higgs
Time September 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Oh camping! The sound of wind through the trees! The sparkling firmament! I love camping – or I would if I ever got to go.
Higgs, aka desperate housecat.

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