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Doggie Carols, Anyone?

This our first Christmas season with Crusoe, our new puppy, and the kids have been asking a question to which I can’t for the life of me come up with an answer: What’s a carol that mention dogs?

“While shepherds watched their flocks by night.” “The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes.” “A partridge in a pear tree.”

Sheep, cows, birds. What about dogs.?

If one of the readers of this happy Corner could give me a carol that mentions canis familiaris, five children and their father would be thrilled. Please place “dog” in your subject line.

In the meantime, several correspondents have been kind enough to ask how Crusoe, now five months old, is doing. Wonderfully, thank you. The irresistible beast is settling right into the rhythms of family life–and growing. Here’s a shot I took this weekend:

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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