PRECIOUS POOCH—Mijbil, the four-legged blues buster who puts the “perk” in perky and the “spirit” in spirited, is shown here in a rare contemplative moment. Courtesy of Jacqueline Tobin
It’s astounding the way beings, as emotional as humans are, can believe they’re capable of shutting off the ability to love.
Yet such was my resolve after the passing of my first dog following 14 fabulous years together.
Surely a person could be an attentive pet owner while keeping a distance—putting the...