By Jon Keller

BOSTON (CBS) – Thank goodness it’s Friday, I’m sure you’ll agree. Between the up and down weather and the increasingly horrible driving habits of my fellow Bostonians, it feels like each week is becoming more stressful than the last.

Maybe I feel that way because I work in the news business, where you are obligated to pay attention to the pulsing sewage outflow of the daily news cycle, which ranges from hair-raising foreign news to depressing stories of domestic celebrity feuds.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

If you have no idea what Lady Gaga is saying about Katy Perry, couldn’t care less and aren’t obligated to find out, I envy you.

But that is why I especially look forward to the weekend because I get to spend quality time with Buddy, the wonder Lab.

Buddy doesn’t know who Lady Gaga or Katy Perry are, and couldn’t care less. Ditto Justin Bieber and Seth Rogen and their Twitter feud.

Unless any of these celebrities are put in front of Buddy in the form of a hard-rubber chew toy stuffed with soft cheese, she will remain blissfully unaware of them.

Buddy is apolitical, and proud of it. If you took the position papers of leading candidates of either party and put them down in front of Buddy after she’s had a bunch of water to drink, she will treat them equally.

Buddy never picks a fight, unless you try to take away her chew toy or tennis ball, and even then, it’s game time, not a hostile engagement.

Buddy never misunderstands my mood or something I might say; she is always game for anything I have in mind, as long as it involves a tumble.

Researchers say time spent with your pet actually lowers your blood pressure, and I believe it.

So get the tennis ball ready, BudBud, the weekend’s here, and for once I need you more than you need me.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.




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