Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
They were on their way to Key West -- a "bucket" trip before they leave Florida in a few months and move back to Athens, Georgia, where they met. She'll be teaching biology in high school and he'll be getting a PhD in music at the university and helping out with the band.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
But then forced silence. And that tired old excuse: "Must finish project."
I had to resort to surreptitious notes on Gabbi's cbox.
And Just Harry had to read his pals' comments by flashlight in the dark of night after everyone had gone to bed. He was so thrilled at all the invitations he received from so many places when his pals learned of his potential plight. He's been studying the maps -- also by flashlight -- to see just where he might go if push came to shove: Scotland? England? Switzerland? Tennessee? New York? Connecticut? Kansas? With all those opportunities, he told me he's been thinking of what else he can chew.
Well, finally, today, our pathetic entreaties prevailed -- and our unreliable help agreed to let us bark a few words.
First, so JH could say thank you to all those who said Mom should forgive him, but if she wouldn't, well he'd be welcome with them.
And second, to let Gabbi know how much I'm looking forward to our date. Oh, and JH too is looking forward to his date with Ms. Essex.
But that's all. No photos. No funny stories. No nothing but a few pleas for better help. Please!!!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
When we got there, we saw the most beautiful bougainvillea. (Ours look like sick cousins by comparison. We're so embarrassed, we won't even show them.)
More, please...Notice how good we're being. Nary a bark. OK, a few little friendly jumps, but no begging, no leg humping!!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
You've all been so kind and helpful in my quest to find a date for Myrna's wedding in Salzberg. I've had lots of suggestions as to whom I should ask, and even a few "volunteers" -- all of whom are very attractive ladies. And I don't want to disappoint anyone...
But this morning it hit me. Of course!! She's the one.
A few discreet queries of her family to see if it would be OK, to see if she might accept. And, when the answer was Yes! I did a little wirey jig (Jake and I are Brits at heart, you see).
I know my brother Jake is smitten with a girl who lives across the pond -- and so they're in for all the fun and challenges of a long-distance romance. But, as for me, I realized that someone I fancied was just 150 miles or so away -- comparatively kind of in the neighborhood, right?
[OK, as I'm writing this, I hear my Mom humming one of the tunes from Meet Me in St. Louis, which, if I might paraphrase, goes something kind of like this (with apologies to Judy Garland):
"The moment I saw her smile
I knew she was just my style
My only regret is we've never met....
Though I live in Plantation, Florida
And she lives in Key West, just down US One a Da...
So I can't ignore her
The girl (almost) next door.]
But I digress.
For all of you romantics who believe love is just around the corner, perhaps in your own backyard - here is Ms. Essex, of KeyWest Collies fame.
Essex lives with her nephew, Deacon, and her human dad in Key West. We've all shared lots of worried moments wondering about the next hurricane -- and they appreciate it when Jake the Weatherdog swings into action.Like me, Essex is a fun-loving lass. Dressing up as the Red Baron.And enjoying the wearing of the green.
What a smile!!
So, I'm one happy dog today -- and look forward to fun and frolicking in Salzberg.with such an interesting companion.
Essex did ask about what to wear -- so I'm hoping some kind canine lady with fashionista talents will help me out here, although I think her natural coat is just beautiful.
Lots of wirey love
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Isn't she lovely?
When I read of her escapades with her siblings on the beach and in the woods, I confess I'm jelly that she can run off leash and have such a good time. Perhaps she'll teach me!!!
So, this is for you sweet lady!!!