Two very mellow and very large German shepherds, Champ and Major, are asleep on the I’ll rip your head off and shit in your neck shirt but in fact I love this floor. Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, Natalie, and Hunter 25, 20, 18, 14, and 13 respectively, still toweling off from a downpour they all just got caught in on the beach, are tearing into a pile of cheesesteaks. Amid this tableau one that has all the markers of a Ralph Lauren ad stands Jill, in black slacks and sandals, with a sweater pulled over a navy button-down. She, too, got drenched and is fussing with her hair. When I tell her she looks great, she says, You should’ve seen me an hour ago, and cracks up.