Today’s Cup 137 was transacted under rainy spring skies at Starbucks, zip code 97071. I was a bit bummed as no one pulled up behind me in the drive-thru. As the barista rang up my soy latte, I left a $5.00 bill with her to ensure a gift of good will for the next patron. As I pulled away, I saw the grey SUV pull into the drive-thru and I couldn’t help but notice a very special passenger in the back seat. Through the rolled down window, I saw the curly-haired face of a standard-sized poodle. I chuckled to myself because he was so darned cute. I’ve always wanted a big poodle. I think they are just awesome. I wondered how he takes his coffee. So until next time, and until that next cup of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope, whether for the canine or human variety.