Arielle Angel is a Miami native and Brooklyn-based writer and artist, the co-founder of ketuv.com, and an occasional Beached Miami contributor.
On New Year’s Eve, on my way to a potluck in North Miami Beach, I spotted a Shih-Tzu running headlong at my car with his tongue hanging out, the poof of his off-white fur ablaze in my headlights. I stopped the car and opened the door. He jumped in and laid down in the passenger seat. He was filthy and collarless. Just like that, I had a dog.