We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Until I read this piece at TCS, I was not aware that terriers practiced law. Yes, this is the Chinese Year of the Dog - whatever that means - but in my house, as in Sally Baliunas' house, it is always the Year of the Dog.
Terriers don't really do it for me, but to each his own. Dogs are the best kind of people, whatever the make and model. Under the surface, they are all Grey Wolves, apparently, just as all men are killers beneath their civilized skin.
Image: The ancestor of the Chihuahua - the Grey Wolf, which once lived from Egypt to North America, and which happily survives in small numbers in America.