The Fighter

I woke up on Sunday morning, and one of my dogs was wearing a cape with an “S” on it. You know, the Superman-S. So I guess that Polo is Superdog.


I never knew. And she’s been with us for three years next month. Of course, her background is a mystery. Abandoned on some ranch. The vet isn’t even sure what kind of dog she is. Perhaps she really is Superdog.

Maybe while we’re asleep she sneaks outside to keep us safe. Between the kids staying up late and me getting up early, there isn’t much time for her to get her crime-fighting work done, but I guess it’s time enough. We do live in Fredericksburg.

I guess she didn’t want me to know that she’s a fighter. She looks so cute and innocent, but I’ve seen her bare her teeth. I’ve seen her defend us, her little family, with every ounce of her 20-pound life.

You never know where a fighter will turn up, a puppy in the Texas Hill Country or a gymnast in the Bronx. A fighter doesn’t need a cape to have superpowers. All that’s needed is the element of surprise.

Perhaps I just haven’t been paying attention.

Now, for more on that gymnast, go watch “The Fighter” by Gym Class Heroes, featuring Ryan Tedder.


  1. I love this so much, Megan. I’m not a dog person, but that one makes me wish I were. And I’m putting John Orozco’s name here in the comments so that anyone doing a search for him will find your wonderful site, friend. LOVED it all, and the video is fab.

  2. She is the cutest superhero I’ve ever seen :). I do believe our furry friends have amazing super powers. I know Lucy Mae does. Now off to view the video that Diana gave such a good review 🙂

  3. wow.

  4. Put an S on this post. Superb, Ms. Megan.

    Of note: We will on a farm, but do not have a dog.

  5. One never knows who has special powers, unless they reveal them or you happened to be standing next to the phone booth at the moment of transformation–which is what seems to have happened to you.

    Oh, that we all had superpowers…or at least knew someone who did!