appeared in my backyard one evening and nearly scared me to death.
My husband, Vincenzo, found him on the side of the road near the
Brooklyn waterfront, tossed him in his truck, and took him home.
is on crutches and is covered with lesions. He scares away prowlers
and squirrels and he's a popular focus for the police helicopter
searchlights at night.
I first found Spark, he was running around the neighborhood with
his leash trailing behind him. He too was abandoned. So we took
him in. He's a lucky little dog. Spark and I have a lot in common,
as far as being lucky dogs.
never been seriously ill in the almost seventeen years I've been
HIV positive, until this cancer. Lazarus represents for me the
worst possible outcome from AIDS. He is the best scarecrow. Spark
likes to scare away prowlers and squirrels too.
-Frank H. Jump July 2000
In May 2005, Spark ran away from home. He had
done this before- but this time he has not returned. Spark left
our lives as mysteriously as he had entered it.
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