The Precise Comfort of Dogweight

“A rag, a bone, and a hank of hair” is the best description of the dog Murphy I ever came across, tending more towards the bone side of thing as he began to lose weight this year and for the first time I noticed a change in his dogweight, the feeling peculiar to your particular dog as he settles on your lap. You may not know how much your dog weighs in pounds at any given time, but when he arranges himself against you, the part of your brain that has memorized exactly how much pressure his little body exerts against yours lights up and says

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