In today’s mail we received Healthy Pet magazine. Imagine our surprise, and double-take, when we saw our dog prominently featured on the front cover.
Upon close examination, we saw that it was, in fact, our Penny — but it’s not the actual, glossy cover of the magazine. Instead, it’s a kind of add-on cover courtesy of the Animal Hospital of New Albany, where Penny’s veterinarian practices. Presumably it was added specifically for our benefit, and the homes of other four-legged patients received special covers about their pets.
We’ll have to save the cover, because along with her brief brush with stardom Penny’s medical schedule is advertised for all the world to see. There’s no federal law protecting the privacy of pooches, so there’s no problem with a magazine cover that embarrassingly discloses that Penny will be getting that heartworm/lyme/E/A test in a few weeks. Let’s just hope it doesn’t come back positive, now that the mailman knows all about it.