One of the few things on this earth that makes for a better companion than a good pipe, is a good dog. So what happens when you combine the two? Some say an angel gets its wings. In this case, possibly that angel was, but a brief moment beforehand, a bird. Like my grandmother used to say (not always - mostly just when she was really getting up there in years), "Four wings are better than two." So it is we may look upon this pipe with nothing but happiness, by imagining it represents a happy ending for all - a bird gets some extra wings, a dog gets its bird, and somewhere some lucky fellow or lady gets a dog and a pipe rolled into one. Or something to that effect.
- Eric N. Squires