Barkley AKA A Small Person In A Black Fur Coat is the story of our almost sixteen year old male cocker spaniel as he reflected upon his life and all it brought. It is told from Barkley's perspective, who for most of his years, has assumed the persona of a small person in a black fur coat. He has had five owners, all who loved him dearly, and as many AKA's and experiences. As his life nears its end, he realizes that maybe being the most loved dog of a dear old lady might be equally rewarding as he goes Heaven bound to find Grandma. The author who was privileged to be Barkley's last owner for ten years is a retired Mental Health nurse who has previously published, Mimi, Maude and Me. This is a story about her grandmother and her great aunts, five remarkable women who through their faith and love greatly influenced the lives of her and her cousins during the last innocent days before WWII. Ms. Davis lives with her husband, Wallace, also a retired nurse and their new cocker spaniel, Snuggles, in Vale, NC overlooking the South Mountains.