Who can resist a dog, with that fuzzy, warm face? A few people, actually.
Count Matthew Gilbert among them.
Or formerly among them… as TV critic at the Boston Globe, he was plenty comfortable with events happening on the other side of a glass screen from him. But then he fell in love with a dog lover, and a dog, and was assimilated into dog park culture. He tells the story in his first book "Off the Leash."