Winner of the 2016 Merrimack Media OutstandingWriter AwardDid you ever wonder what your dog wasthinking? This charming tale may clue you in.The retiring attorney finally had some time on his hands. Encouraged by his wife, one of the first items on his retirement bucket list was to adopt a rescue dog. He chose to adopt what he believed was an injured and malnourish female Wiemaraner. What he adopted instead was part lawyer, part philosopher, part wine sommelier and all princess embodied in an intelligent, devious but loveable amnesiac. As with any adoption, there is the mandatory trial period to determine the compatibility of the adopters and the adoptee. This trial period becomes more of a medieval “trial by ordeal” as the man matches wits with his new “best friend”.