I'm on the animal beat today, apparently.

E.B. White's dog was named Daisy. If you have doubts about reading a dog's obituary, posted by Maria Popova on Brain Pickings, you might consider having someone you love read this aloud to you when you need cheering up.

Daisy died young. Throughout her life, in certain matters, "her point of view was questionable."

(Thanks be to David Grann.)