In retirement he remarried briefly and, though a practiced curmudgeon, went on enjoying the good things in life, including dogs (especially his chow-chow
Kyla); strong coffee; Star Trek (all of them, except maybe DS9) ; mystery books; moccasins; Emily Dickinson; the Red Sox; British history; photography; the Metaphysical Poets; music; single malt scotch; tobacco; the ocean on the Lower Cape; fried crustaceans; and his daughters.
Focusing only on sudden increases in aggression, the researchers studied 12 dogs (Giant schnauzer, Irish setter, Pit-bull, Dalmatian, two German shepherds, Neapolitan Mastiff, Shih-tzu, Bobtail, Catalan Sheepdog, Chow-chow
and Doberman) that were brought to the university's veterinary hospital by their owners in 2010 and 2011.
Open yams and chow-chow
vegetables were stored in boxes with mouse droppings, red peanuts and flaked almonds had been gnawed by mice and there were some mouse droppings in boxes containing broken pieces of chocolates.
For Wayne Rooney's fiancee Coleen McLoughlin, who owns an pounds 800 pedigree chow-chow
called Fizz, it's another reason to hit the shops.
And that's why Fizz the pedigree chow-chow
is a top dog in the celebrity fashion stakes.
The afternoon saw us at a chow-chow
club event, to which the Man-in-Charge had been invited.