As corporations become people with expanding rights, certainly the people-ization of pets should be no surprise.
And the Washington area probably is late to the party with the opening of its first sports club for dogs.
But amid all the sad news from around the world, I want to share with you this vignette from the new Frolick Dogs Canine Sports Club that made me laugh out loud:
"Some of the leggier breeds pant along the rubber belt just for the joy of running, the owners say. But others, like many a new gym member, need motivation.
"For Ruby [a beagle], Kim [the gym owner] offered the occasional morsel of kibble. It would drop, Ruby would stop to scarf it up and thus zoom backward, resuming her trot just a heel pad away from being shot backward like a little beagle bullet."