(Originally published April 2, 2008)
In the last 24 hours, I've discovered that:
-- Oprah Winfrey apparently has vowed that after seeing videos of puppy mills, she will never buy a dog from a reputable breeder.
-- One of Bravo TV's "Real Housewives of New York City" hasn't figured out how to housetrain her dog, but the professional dog trainer she's hired to show her how to do it seems more intent on teaching the dog to sit anywhere than to squat in the right place.
-- Another one of those housewives LETS HER CHIHUAHUA LICK THE INSIDE OF HER NOSE. (No, I'm not kidding. I saw the dog do this.)
In the midst of such absurdity, one needs a little perspective, not to mention inspiration. I found both here.