Once in a while I try to make an effort to learn about something important to The Human Male. This is why I know what the "3rd and 10" is. What makes it easier is finding something that I like in what he likes. Which is why Larry Fitzgerald is my extremely handsome Mountain Standard Time Zone Boyfriend.
The Human Male likes a blogger for The Atlantic named Andrew Sullivan. I like Mr. Sullivan, but he's The Human Male's Blogger Boyfriend-- Andrew and I are just friends. But one thing I really like about Mr. Sullivan is that he's a dog person. Specifically, he likes beagles. He likes beagles the way pug(gle) people like pug(gle)s-- wholeheartedly, recklessly, and without abandon.
I grew up with a pug, so I recognize those traits in Alice, but beagles are a bit of a mystery to me. I get really excited when I see Alice traits in beagles-- I feel like a get a new piece of the puzzle. Mr. Sullivan's blog has offered those pieces more than once.
A few days ago, The Human Male sent me a link to a sweet little blog post about one of his beagles-- interestingly enough, her name is Dusty. It's so touching, and I can see that some of Alice's tenacity (and her flapping ears) are purely beagle. Let's just say, Dusty made me notice just how badly my office needed some Pledge.
What a good dog.