I had never had a pound dog before so I was a little nervous, but I figured, let me take a ride and see what they have. Originally I was going down there to see the beagle [Cooper] but he was already gone by the time I got there. A woman there [Amanda Paterson, one of the animal control officers at the West Warwick Animal Shelter] introduced me to Snowball instead.

He is so big you'd think he would be clumsy or a pain, but he is not. This is what he likes to do all day long.

I had to leave Snowball for a couple hours the other day to run a few errands and, when I got back, he went on for a bit with his howling and barking. At first I was nervous that he was hurt or something, but then I realized he was just mouthing off to me.

Snowball is just the opposite. He always wants to be inside. He does love to ride in the car, though.