What’s the mutter?

The Country Curmudgeon

In the Bill Murray movie, “What About Bob?” Murray states that there are two kinds of people: those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don’t like Neil Diamond. And so it is with dogs.

Here comes the neighbor with a new puppy. He is all over me, muddy paws and sloppy wet kisses. I meant the puppy. He is actually just licking me. Something about the salt on your skin. It also helps if you have just eaten a McRib sandwich.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.