The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories - Study Guide Dog Heaven by Stephanie Vaughn Summary & Analysis

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Dog Heaven is the story of a young girl whose father is in the military. She reflects back on dogs that her family has had, especially one which they had at Fort Niagara. There, she and her friend Sparky are elected homeroom president and vice-president, even though they are military kids and usually not that popular (because transient). Before leaving this post, the family takes the dog to the mess hall, where he will be well looked-after. Earlier, the narrator thinks about her lessons in class on the atom bomb and how the teacher angrily seemed to blame her and Sparky's families for it; looking at the projection, the narrator has an epileptic fit. Later on, Sparky is leaving as the narrator is coming back; she sees her dog again and is delighted. Later on, the teacher sends her...

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