The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant
How does an old woman who has out lived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive. Like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne, and Bud, the new ceramic pig in her garden.
Then a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate. If the old woman is too friendly, the puppy might stay, and she will have to name it. She can't risk that. So she tells it to go home.
But that puppy has other ideas...
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