Others have expatiated on the general glories of our weekend in Los Angeles. May I simply offer a canine observation? If anyone had told me that he’d bought a dog that was the product of an encounter between a yellow lab and a German shephard, I’d have recoiled in distaste. But that’s just what Rob Long did, and his dog, Cojiba (named, of course, after a very fine Cuban cigar) is one of the calmest, most affectionate, and beautiful animals I’ve ever seen, a kindly lab’s head atop a sleek shepherd’s body.
Rob, if you’re reading this, a word of advice: Buy another dog just like Cojiba and name it Macanudo.