Since I have received several offers of legal help, I want you to know that the previous post by John Merrow was FAKE NEWS!

These days, it is hard to tell the difference between satire and reality. (Here is Andy Borowitz today, real or fake?) Borowitz is always humor, as is the Onion, but you would be surprised at the number of people who don’t recognize satire, parody, humor. On April Fool’s Day, I posted a piece from the Onion about VP Pence asking the waiter to remove the bottle of Mrs. Butterworth from his table until his wife arrived. Rather innocuous humor, yet a few people thought it offensive.

Here is the deal, folks. When you are in the public eye, when you are a celebrity or an elected official, you are a target for satirists. John Kennedy was often satirized, and he laughed heartily. Laughter is the best response to humor.

You could tell that Merrow’s piece was satire if you read it closely. One giveaway was that the Acting Assistant Attorney General is named Anthony B. Susan.

Then, those who know me know that my current dog is not in need of intensive counseling. She is a sweetheart. It is true, however, that I once adopted a shelter dog who had been passed from owner to owner, and she was a problem dog. She acted like a sea slug. She pooped all over the house. When I was at my wit’s end, I took a friend’s advice and called a dog counselor. She put the dog and me on a very rigid schedule, and I had to take notes of everything she ate and every time she urinated or defecated. The dog, a cocker spaniel named Lady, loved the schedule, became a fabulous dog, and I cared for her until she died of diabetes a few years ago.

There is one secret that the investigators did not unearth. One of my brothers wrote after he read the post and told me that his dog is transgender; it had urinary tract problems and had to be neutered. Keep it a secret!

Now you know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.