“My wife telecommutes from home to work.
She grew up with a beagle, as did I, but my family gave away our beagle because it got too big.
We had cats and hamsters. We had a Siamese cat and many hamsters– at least 5 or 6.
My wife and I moved to the city in August and we knew when we got settled we were going to get a pet. She wanted a beagle and I wanted a Siamese cat.
I love my wife, so we got a beagle.
Penny gets us out of our comfort zone to meet our neighbors.
A couple of people that work in a restaurant near us fell in love with Penny. The woman wanted to get a dog, but wasn’t ready for her own, so she has helped out with Penny.
A former student of mine that lives in the city takes care of Penny. I have known her for 7 years, 3 in high school and 4 in college. I taught her band in high school and now she’s in the city getting her PhD. in biology.
Penny has brought us back together.”