Puppy love

June 27, 2009 at 11:44 am (Animals, Cats, Dogs, Magazines and newspapers)

No, it’s not my puppy – though I rather wish it were. On Wednesday June 24, in a column in the Washington Post, Michael Gerson declared himself to be in love – with this little guy:

Latte, the Havanese puppy

Latte, the Havanese puppy

Gerson confesses himself amazed at this turn of events, since, as he states in his opening sentence, he has never liked dogs. Admittedly, for some of us reading this piece, the thought arose at once: What took you so long?

Never mind – better late than never.

“A Latte To Warm the Heart” goes from sentimental to discursive, then back to sentimental at the end. No matter; Gerson could have interpolated a discussion of particle physics for all I care, so completely delighted am I by his conversion to animal lover.

The article concludes with these words from A Christmas Carol by Dickens:

“Many laughed to see this alteration in him, but he let them laugh and little heeded them. . . . His own heart laughed and that was quite enough for him.

So…how long must we wait before introducing Michael Gerson to the likes of:

Miss (Audrey) Jane Marple

Miss (Audrey) Jane Marple

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