I was pretty much the Drunk of the Week every night for the past week—so when a tiny Shih Tzu sat down next to me at the Smoke Shop in Ballard, I barely batted an eye. She sat down next to me and starting drinking something on the rocks, no straw. Then she licked my face. I think that's the first time a girl has licked my face at the Smoke Shop. Or is it? Damn, I gotta lay off the whiskey.

Pepper's friend Mike says, "Pepper just turned 3, so in people years she's legal." Pepper will receive $10 and a teeny-tiny T-shirt. KELLY O