The Corner

It’s Started

As longtime readers of the Corner will recall, I

am no fan of dogs. Who needs all that slobbery groveling, that predictable

unconditional love, the mess? However, I am also the father of a

small boy, which makes my position untenable, especially as he approaches

his fourth birthday in September. Matthew is already showing signs of a dare

I say feline instinct for manipulating his pop into getting him a

puppy. The other day he said to his mother and me: “I wonder what it’s like

for people who have dogs?” I see what’s coming, which is why I ask: if I

wanted to get a good dog for a small boy, a hound that’s not as dumb as a

stump, but also not high-strung and yappy, what breed should I go for?

Nobody suggest poodles or Pekinese.


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