Every well-seasoned cook knows dinner can go wrong in many ways. You’re missing a key ingredient. The meat didn’t thaw. Everything is taking a lot longer than you planned.

Or, you are at the kitchen sink, suddenly hear a thundering behind you, spin around and see a large black lab covered in soap suds, shaking water as he gallops through the house.

Lori Borgman

Lori Borgman is a syndicated columnist, author and speaker. Read more at loriborgman.com.