“I wish I was a dog, Mel.”
Rae was always saying shit like that. This time I wasn’t in the mood. I didn’t say nothing, just kept walking. We had a long way to go before it got light.
“Dog wouldn’t be lost like this. Dog would know where it was.”
That did it.
“I suppose you never heard of a lost dog, then?”
It was just the sound of her crunching footsteps for a long time. She had stopped complaining about her boots, at least.
“They ain’t ever lost except when they want to be. Like us, I expect.”