By Debra Shore
It’s freezing outside, but Jane dutifully takes her five-month-old Lab, Rocky, for a walk before breakfast. Though he pees right away, they walk for at least 20 minutes before he poops. Finally she can go home. It was a terrible walk anyway. Jane passed a group of children at the bus stop who ran up to meet her new puppy. Rocky backed away and snarled at the little girl who reached over to pet him. Up ahead, a neighbor was walking her dog and Rocky pulled Jane across the street to greet them. But after a few minutes, out of nowhere, Rocky lunged at the other dog; Jane yanked him away just as they were starting to fight.