This beautiful little watercolor by Beatrix Potter, an illustration for her story “The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan”, raises a question worthy of deep consideration, particularly for small dogs and those of us who have the souls of small dogs. Where, o where, is the pie made of mouse? This is my new “answer a question with a question” response for all philosophical enquiries.
- “Why are we born only to suffer and die?”
- ” And where is the pie made of mouse?”
- “Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?”
- “Where is the pie made of mouse?”
Etc. Etc. Also, although I have always had Cardigan Welsh corgis, and love them dearly, there’s a part of me who always wanted to have a little black dog, and to me the black Pomeranian is the quintessential little black dog.