Here’s a movie of my cousin Dave and I playing with my family’s new dog, Diego, on Christmas. To be clear, he’s been with us for about a month now; Diego didn’t pop out of a box under the tree or anything. His original owners realized that they didn’t have the time to keep a dog and they were probably pretty stunned by Diego’s apparent bad luck. In his first year of life he’s had two surgeries. One to remove a bunch of industrial paper towels that were blocking his intestines, and another to bolt his hip back together after an unfortunate meeting with a moving vehicle. So my dad decided to adopt him. As you can see in the video, this puppy is a lot of fun. He’s mischievous too. Diego likes to eat things like shoe laces, gloves, socks, and imitation Uggs. I’m sure he’ll come around in that regard. Hopefully Diego’s luck has changed because he fits in really well with the Padillas.