My grumpy colleague tried to get me to sign a pledge last night - no more dog stories. For six months.
I told him I'd think about it.
How do you resist a program in North Philadelphia where kids who are having trouble learning to read spend a few hours each week reading to dogs?
I couldn't. Particularly once I heard one of the listeners is an old standard poodle named Coco Chanel.
Then there was the question of approach.
It's takes a short leash to write an entire column about a program like the one at Gesu School without resorting to puns. But worth the effort.
Even the headline writer exercised control - "all ears and four legs."
Today's metro column, with a favorite song about Paulie's sheep dog.