Here's a pic of Allie, a rescue dog we're test-driving this week to see if she's a fit for our nutty clan.
We're big dog fans, and all of our canines have had different personalities and brought individual measures of joy into our lives.
Gene Weingarten, in a Washington Post article, talks about his pal Murphy, and much of what he says resonates.
Money quote: My point here is that -- and I say this before a potentially hostile audience -- we must always remember that dogs are, in the end, only dogs. To paraphrase the British writer Frank Skinner, never expect too much from an animal that is surprised by its own farts.
Murphy's Law - h/t to Andrew Sullivan