If I Was Still a Magazine Editor…

. . .I’d do more dog stories.

The most attention the Washingtonian ever got during my 40 years there was when we put Bush 41’s dog Millie on the cover and called her Washington’s ugliest dog.

Then recently I put up a Facebook post about our lost dog Cruiser—shown above— and it got more reaction than any of posts about journalism.

Who doesn’t love a good dog story? In a time when journalism seems increasingly negative, a dog can be a reminder that there is cheerfulness, affection, and loyalty in the world. A good dog greets the day with enthusiasm.

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