I was the last of the six of us cousins on my father’s side to have a child. The upshot of this placement is that I got a lot of hand-me-down things. Most of it is pretty nice. Every once in a while though, we’d pull a really odd or an especially sparkly bit of clothing out of a bag and just laugh. We’d never put that on our daughter I’d giggle to myself. The doggy hat was one such item...until we put it on her head. Damn, that’s cute.