The writer and cartoonist James Thurber once said “Dogs represent balance, serenity, and is a sound creature in a crazy world.” Last night my dog made me doubt this statement when she jumped straight in the air from her slumber and started doing laps in our living room, banking off chairs, circling with hind end tucked–until finally¬†soaring over the sofa in one seemingly impossible epic leap. I wondered how Thurber would represent her antics–one of my favorite things being Thurber’s “The Pet Department”, a fictional help column from the book “The Thurber Carnival”. Muggs got the unhappy title of Thurber’s worst dog. Made famous by the story “The dog who bit people”, Thurber’s mother would send candy each year to the people he bit–but…