The Hank Chronicles is a Bottle Magazine series in which we attempt to deconstruct the intricacies of the Trump Era through the lens of a mother and her chocolate Labrador.
Hank wants to know what kind of dog the new president will have in the White House. He is concerned that Barron seems like the type of small human that probably has allergies and won’t be able to have a dog (even though there are dogs for those kind of humans).
He shared those concerns with me while we were watching the Women’s March on Washington last Saturday. Hank is a feminist, so I was pretty sure he would enjoy it. There were a lot of dogs at that march and Hank was pretty sure he was supposed to be there. He would’ve been good. Really, really good. Unbelievably good. I think you would have been very happy with him. But since Hank lives in Arizona and has a terrible sense of time and space, I couldn’t really explain this to him.
Tori is the mother of three grown children who lead impactful, engaged, and interesting lives. Her career of 30+ years as a nurse has been consumed by working exclusively with women and children. When she isn’t working, you can find her hiking in the mountains behind her home or taking long, chaotic walks with her new baby, Hank, a chocolate lab and c0-author of this column. If you ever meet Tori, you can count on her having dog treats and a blue poop bag in her pocket.