“Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” Changes Our Lives

Bob is no longer an unknown writer. He is in high demand. At least twice a week he is on North America talk shows with me and Dillie the Westie at his side. His previous books “Virus # 26,”, “Mutantism on the March” and “Life at Up Up and Away Investment Management International”, which were published in a serialized format on the internet, have been published by Big House Publishers in New York and are1,2 and 3 on the New York Times best seller list. He is writing a screenplay for ABC about “Bosco the Rescue Dog” based on the pitch for a series ABC wanted about me. Disney had entered a merchandising contract with Turner Classic Movies for a series of wines called “Reggie and the Tramp” and Bob receives a 10% cut of gross revenues.

Bob has said to Fay we have more money than we know how to deal with so they have decided to donate 25% of all net revenues received from the Disney Film to the rescue society that brought me from Cairo to Toronto provided Fay gets a seat on their Board of Directors.

But Bob’s success with the Reggie story has caused problems. Due to his wealth, popularity and the death threat by the Brothers of Egypt we have had to move to a swanky new house in the exclusive Bridle Path neighbourhood of Toronto and have become neighbours to a singer called Drake and Gordon Lightfoot. We have high walls around our house and a security detail outside the entrance gate. When Dillie and I go for walks there is a security guard armed to the teeth that walks with us. We kind of get used to it but I think we have lost some of our freedom. For the time being I am not allowed off leash. Dillie and I feel we are in a bit of a medium security prison but this may be the price we paid for being famous. Bob and Fay gave their house to their son Drew on the condition he take care of me and Dillie when Bob and Fay go on vacation which may not be for awhile considering the death threat on Bob’s head. The Muslim Association of Canada has issued a press release saying there is no blasphemy in a dog praying to Allah saying that all creatures big and small have a spiritual side to their being. They also welcomed the movie saying it was an opportune time to have a Muslim dog the hero of a story and an inspiration to all children irrespective of their religion. Even the hardline clerical government of Iran has permitted the film to be distributed in Iran hoping that the film will bring about better understanding and reactions amongst Iran and the United States. This movie is far bigger than anyone thought. There are rumours that Bob may receive the Nobel Peace Prize for literature! I am supposed to not say anything to anyone but Bob will be receiving the Order of Canada in a few months for his book “Reggie The Egyptian Rescue Dog” for fostering a better understanding between Canadian Muslims and the rest of the population of Canada. Bob and Fay have also made sizeable contributions to Canadian First Nations groups to improve water quality in their communities.

What has not changed is the love and care Dillie the Westie and I receive from Bob and Fay. What more could any dog want except perhaps for chunks of cheese that “accidentally” fall on the floor or pieces of meat that mysteriously end up in our bowls from time to time! We dogs are food centric!

This is quite an achievement for a lowly street dog on the edge of a miserable death on the streets of Cairo. And I say proudly and without reservation in my nightly prayers a sincere thanks to Allah for all that he has done for me so there Brothers of Egypt stick THAT UP YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT! You dare touch Bob and I will return to Egypt and lead a pack of street dogs and hunt you down. I may have a comfortable life but you will see I have not lost my street fighting spirit!

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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