Darryl Lauster is a pug owner, God help him. Actually, God help pugs, those tragically inbred animals with faces smashed beyond recognition and a congenital inability to breathe. Admittedly, as the owner of a basset hound, I have no room to talk. With a set of design flaws too numerous to mention and a similarly acquired appeal, bassets are lugubrious, narcoleptic, gluttonous and hold the title of tenth dumbest out of 150 breeds. Why certain people pick certain pets is one of the great mysteries of contemporary life. Lauster is curator of... More >>>