I’ve been having a lot of conversations with tow truck drivers lately. It’s all part of my car’s campaign to retire.  It has 106,000 miles on it, but I was kind of hoping for a few more years. I come from a family with a long tradition of driving cars ’til they drop.

Although, I confess: with the prospect of a new German Shepherd puppy later this fall, I had begun to think I might need a bigger car. We already have 190 pounds worth of dogs. The new one will add another 150.

And I have a hatchback. 

I need to think about this.

Do they look happy about a baby brother?