The Oooeelie Myth: A dog, the reincarnation of a canine being whose space ship crash-landed on earth tens of thousands of years ago and taught humans to speak, is still trying to find his way home to Sirius in the Twentieth Century.
Oooeelie trotted down the stairs ahead of Joanna to the kitchen. She let him out into the enclosed front yard, dappled by the shade of a dozen oaks, cherry and dogwood trees, for his morning quickie. They would go for their run along the beach after she had her first cup of coffee. Joanna was slim and solid from a daily routine of walking, jogging, calisthenics and light weight training. She was 42 but at first glance appeared more like a girl. Her face was unlined, her small breasts were still pleasantly firm, her belly was just slightly rounded. That's what she looked at in other women. Their bellies. Most women at...