The Birthday of a Pawtner.
Today Liam turns 4 years of age. We became a team when he was 10 months old and I fetched him from his Missouri birthplace and escorted him via United Airlines to Colorado. The crossing of state lines may or may not invoke federal jurisdiction pursuant to the [hu]Mann Act.
Largely self-taught [meaning I taught him my-self], Liam and I have shared professional and personal pursuits ever since. In my law practice, as noted elsewhere, Liam has many specialties: employee benefits, terrier-torial rights, pro bone-o projects, fido-ciary obligations and pun-itive damages, to name but a few.
Liam's presence in my work space brings furspective. Sometimes it is best to focus on one project at a time. Sometimes it is best to relieve stress by barking. Sometimes the best meditation is based on dog snores. Sometimes it is best to have a snack, then a nap.
I am grateful for the daily reminder that the practice of law is not sterile and unconnected to the outside world. Liam intuitively recognizes when a break is in order. He identifies the best postal service [those offices and letter carriers stocking biscuits.] He fosters my interest in the ever-growing field of "Animal Law." A dog is a furry synonym for humanity.
On this the fourth birthday of LIam's entry into the world, let us all recognize the many people and fursons who give meaning to our lives. I thank you, Liam, for your pawtnership and support as I try to make the world a bit better for our clients.