“He’s all stiff with rheumatism. He ain’t no good to you, Candy. An’ he ain’t no good to himself. Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?” pg 45
“Awright — take ’im” Pg 48
“Candy, you can have any one of them pups you want.” Pg
Carlson complains about how smelly Candy’s old dog is. He tells candy about how old he is and how he should be put down as he is too old to look after himself. Candy is neglectant to this idea and says that he has had him for so long he can’t let him dye.
Carlson nagged Candy to let him put the dog down. He said that he would do it in one shot without hurting the dog. Candy was sad and tried to come up with reasons to keep the dog, but eventually he helplessly responded an answer that pleased Carlson and let him shoot the old dog out of his misery.
Candy was subdued after Carlson took his old dog out to be killed. The room was tense and slim could sense the unease within the air. He saw Candy lying on his bed silently and offered him a pup from his litter to set as a replacement or substitute for Candy’s dog. But he continued to lye on the bed stubborn and silent.