I spent the better part of today with my parents at a friend's pot-luck party. Having slept at 5am the previous night, I didn't have much energy despite my usual eat-like-a-mofo appetite. However, the highlight of the night was neither the food nor the people, but their dog.

I believe it was a one-and-a-half year old Shih-Tzu, the same type of dog that my girlfriend has, except this one had to be the fattest, fluffiest dog I have ever seen in my life. I know most Shih-Tzus have a flat face, but this one... a person could easily mistaken it for a toy if it stood still. It was difficult not to smile when you see something as ridiculous as that dog.