Opinion Puppies, like kids, make love and duty a package deal By Rachel Marie Stone | July 26, 2014 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Opinion Subscribe to Opinion Rachel and her dog, Molly, New York, 2014. Photo courtesy Rachel Marie Stone. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.I didn't overflow with love for our new puppy at first. I just wanted to keep her alive. And that was enough.