Speaking of Baby Animals -- Puppy Time

by Shannen W. Coffin

 Since Jonah brought up baby animals (and in recognition of his not mentioning bathroom hygiene for almost 24 hours), it is time to introduce the newest member of The Corner zoo, Snickers. I received a lot of very comforting messages from Corner readers at the news that my golden retreiver Molly has gone to the great dog bed in the sky. So I would be remiss if I didn’t share her successor (but certainly not replacement). The Coffin home was horribly quiet in Molly’s absence — even with two two-footed children running around — so I waited all of 36 hours to find a new puppy (named Snickers by the breeder as a placeholder, but the name stuck). He’s doubled in size in a month and burrowed himself into the hearts of the family, especially his dad. He also has incessantly gnawed everything in sight, especially his dad (mom has gotten a free pass for some reason — she must not taste like chicken).  And he is still learning the ins and outs of bathroom hygiene (fortunately, it’s mostly out now).  Snickers looks forward to meeting Cosmo, which we all know is unlikely to happen because Cosmo has “issues” with his species.

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