Here we go, everyone, I’m going to take the easy road to clicks and happiness by posting a puppy, a fuzzy, goofy, sweet, ridiculous puppy, right here on the front page of the site. Everyone meet Juno, the new rescue puppy that’s joined the other four non-primate animals at the Torch Compound! She’s part Husky and part Australian Shepherd, we think, and she was taken from a backyard breeder, all filthy and surrounded by at least a dozen other dogs in a big muddy yard. But now she’s here, living large and bothering the three cats and the three-legged elder matron dog, Abby.
Look, if David gets to post pictures of his adorable kittens, then that’s declaration of an arms race so this is my proportional response C as in cute bomb: a fuzzy puppy. She’s dopey now, but both the breeds that are in her makeup are notoriously smart, so she’ll likely be able to open cabinets and cause all kinds of smart-dog havoc soon. And she’s learning all the basics pretty fast. The goal is to have her doing my taxes by the time she’s two.
Look, she’s bringing me a wrench! A stuffed wrench that’s only like 14% worse than some of the wrenches I’ve ordered from Wish.com.
I made sure to include my car in these pictures so this can still ostensibly be a car-related post. That is definitely a car in that shot, and, look, there’s even the Autopian badge, which you can get if you become a member! I couldn’t put it on my grille because the A/C condenser is like two atoms away from the back of the grille, so there was no room for the threaded bolts.
Oh, and if you’re curious, we named her Juno because we have a cat named Neptune, and I kind of like old god names for pets. It feels like the sort of name a steam car pioneering inventor might name their dog in 1871.