Tag: Padraig Harrington

In Honor of Pat

(National Poetry Month, Day 2) On this second day of National Poetry Month, I’d like to pay tribute to the worthy predecessor of Gilligan: my late, great spaniel-lab-mutt, Pat (Padraig Harrington—really!). Here’s Robert Frost’s “Span of Life,” in honor of Paddy: Span of Life The old dog barks backward without getting up. I can remember when he was a pup.