Outside of the first six weeks of his life, Desmond has never known a world without Penelope, my roommate/best friend’s dog. Penelope is the yin to Desmond’s yang. Where he is always nervous, she is always calm. He doesn’t care about dog toys; she lives for them. His motto is, “Where are you going?!” while hers is, “It’s cool; I’m good.”
Then there’s Reed and Dylan, my friends’/neighbors’ dogs. Reed and Dylan are a lot like Des and Penelope. Reed, like Desmond, is a sweet bundle of nerves, while Dylan is pretty even-keeled.