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7 November 1999 Issue

Thoughts To Think About While Holding The Cutest Puppy In The World. . . And Wondering If You Should Get Involved
Beverly Armstrong

 How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

* Will I love you when you puddle for nineteen continuous days on that gorgeous Indian blanket that my friends have all admired?
* Will I love you when I find you on my pillow when you're tired?
* Will I love your muddy pawprints when you chase a butterfly from the garden through the kitchen when the floor wax isn't dry?
* Will I love you when you're shedding and all day I vacuum hair?
* When in digging you demolish ten begonias raised with care?
* Will I love you just past midnight when I let you out and then I let you in then let you out then let you in again?
* Will I love you when you're lunching on a twenty dollar shoe?
(True you didn't touch the other, but I sorta needed two.)
* Oh, how will I love you as I go to pay the vet for binding up with tenderness that nasty little gash you got while decorating the lawn with all our trash?
* Will I love you when you're sandy, dripping water from the beach as I chase you 'cross the carpet and you stay just out of reach?

At these times let me remember how cute you look today and sigh and tell myself -- I love you anyway.

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