Yellow Plaid Dog Bow-tie - Handmade Dog Collar Accessories - Regular and Large Sizes. $12.25, via Etsy.
THIS is why I love dogs. A golden retriever that didn't even belong to me -- because I've never had a golden retriever -- was once on a walk with its family around the lakes in Minneapolis. I was just sitting there. It took a step over and licked my ear. I don't know why. It just wanted to. That's why I love dogs.