My What a Big Tongue You Have


Here's definitely a case where a picture says a 1000 words. These are photos of my friend Joan's pug Soup, who came to visit Alfie and me the other day. As Soup has aged her tongue has begun to hang out more and more. She also has interesting markings on her one side from when she sat against a heater as a young puppy and burned herself. Her markings have earned her some interesting nicknames -- Racing Stripe, Moccassin. Even Soup isn't her real name. Originally, she was named after Moses' wife in the Bible, Zipporah and for a very brief time, Zip. Soup evolved from that.