Many emails. One reader writes:

Good grief. Your beagle videos first made me feel a bit better (I'm rather sickish right now), made me smile, and then cry. You have done much to make me believe  that not all beagles are dangerous. I gotten bitten as a child, (by a beagle very unlike your own) and still have the scar on my left ankle. But your "kids" are so sweet, and obviously so loved. A universal thing that can cheer a person up.

Then I realized how much you must miss them..and then I started thinking about my son--who now lives in another state again. Hence, the tears. But thankfully in our "modern" age we can connect via methods so wondrous.

Anyway, thanks for making Charlie Brown seem right after all.

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