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Daily Dose Short Story: Man’s Best Friend by C.B. Lewis

Dreamspinner Press Presents


Sam Eastman lives a lonely existence in the mountains of Colorado, working as a ranger and taking care of holiday cabins during the winter. He gets a new dog from the animal shelter and is shocked to find out he has accidentally adopted a shape-shifter.

Philip, a young Englishman, was on holiday and got a bit carried away on a night out. Sam agrees to help him get back to his friends, but a landslide cuts them off, stranding them in Sam’s cabin together. They end up getting closer than either of them expected.

When they go their separate ways, Sam gives Philip his number to stay in touch, but Philip loses it. He’ll have to resort to desperate measure to find Sam again.

Category: Paranormal, Werewolf/Shifter

Pages: 48


From the blurb we know Sam accidentally “adopts” a dog-shifter. When the dog-shifter becomes human, he ends up trapped in the cabin with Sam for a few days during a blizzard. The two become “well acquainted”. When it comes time for Philip, the shifter, to go home, Sam gives him his number, but weeks go by and no contact. So Sam assumes it was a weekend convenience hook up. Until…


This was a very witty, well written short story full of laughter and lots of “doggy” moments. I loved that Philip retains some of his doggy self as a human and as a dog he loves to fetch!

The only thing I didn’t like was the ending – it was a bit too HFN – but given the brevity of the story, it might have been the only way it could end.

Lots of fun, hope we see more from this world in the future!

Recommended 4.5 of 5 stars


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