Pearl, the working Jack Russell Terrier I gave to my folks when their Welsh Terrier died of extreme old age, is still working despite the fact that she is now a celebrity, featured on the back cover of the Dupont Circle Village calendar for 2012 (picture above). So far, she has knocked off two alley rats and a stray mourning dove which she seems to have plucked and eaten in toto. Now she has her eye on a third rat. Fame has not gone to her head. Go Pearl!