Originally, I was going to rip on Time magazine for going with a straight-up page-view grab by linking a slideshow of photos featuring Bo, the First Dog of the United States and the Obama family's pet pooch, on Twitter:
Hail to the pooch: Photos of Bo Obama's first term | ti.me/WxK6t0 (via @timepolitics)
— TIME.com (@TIME) January 22, 2013
My thoughts, upon clicking that link, could be summed up thusly: "C'mon guys. You're supposed to be the Magazine of Record for this damn country, producing mature, thoughtful coverage of the important men, women and events of our time, and then you go ahead and post drivel like thi-"
Then I saw this photo, and my heart melted in a manly fashion.
Mock me if you will, but that picture is damn cute—and considering that I'm someone who is vehemently against the dressing-up of pets in any fashion, that's saying something.