Tuesday, May 10, 2011
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros
Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea has started a fun new meme, First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros. Below is the first paragraph/chapter of the appropriately titled dog/human memoir Until Tuesday by Fmr. Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván and Bret Witter. Enjoy!
The first thing everyone notices is the dog. Whenever I walk through my neighborhood in upper Manhattan, every eye is drawn to Tuesday. A few people hesitate, unsure of such a large dog -- Tuesday is eighty pounds, huge by New York City standards -- but soon even the cautious ones smile. There is something about the way Tuesday carries himself that puts everyone at ease. Before they know it, construction workers on their coffee break are yelling to him and cute young women are asking if they can pet him. Even the little kids are astonished. "Look at that dog Mommy," I hear them say as we pass. "What a cool dog."