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.
Standard poodles are both darling and manly, but what's with the pre-hunt cigar?? Bird hunting, I hope, of quarry far, far away. Or was this wife being played with very cruelly when told we all had had to wear fox urine to mask our scent for the deer hunt? It didnít even come in a pretty bottle.
So, I'm definitely sticking with gardening, and manure.