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  • We are at my friend Bubba's house on a hot summer day. I happen to capture this photo of my husband standing next to our friends Mastiff, Donner, having a chat about who's the boss.

    The dog weighs over 200 pounds and has the strength of a small bull.

    My husband weighs over 200 pounds and has the strength of a small bull.

    They posture a bit before getting down to business. First, they both look each other in the eye. Then there's some elbowing and pushing. They both try to talk over each other. Loudly.

    In the end Donner concedes and my husband wins. Mostly because he can hold a beer in his hand and the dog cannot. Luis raises his beer glass, leans over Donner and says, "Who's da boss nowwwww?"

    After that moment they are inseparable. I will never understand men.
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