Gone to the Dogs
This week our house was Dog Central. The week started with us taking care of Fiona, who is my friend Lilli Ann's chihuahua. Fiona is a sweet little dog, but really high maintenance! I tried to get a couple of pictures of her, but they were either too blurry or too dark, so just imagine a chihuahua who is white with tan spots, and that's her! She left to go home this past Wednesday.
Then yesterday morning, my friend Amanda and her fiance Sean dropped off their pup for the weekend. They were headed to a family wedding in Vermont, and at the last minute the person who had originally said she would dog-sit backed out. So Cyrus has been staying with us.
Cyrus is 2 years old, and is not only
a sweetie, but extremely well-behaved. We've really enjoyed having him visit, and he seems to be pretty happy to be here (even when I am not giving him treats!).
He is somewhat wary of the cats, which suits them just fine ...
This afternoon, we thought that Cyrus might enjoy some pup company, so we invited Doughboy over for a visit. At first, Doughboy - who is usually overly-excited to see other dogs - was somewhat perplexed by Cyrus' intense enthusiasm! After a little while, though, they were enjoying each other's company. It was hard to get a picture of them both being still - these were the best results (waiting for treats, of course):
Sadly, Cyrus and his parents are moving to Atlanta at the end of the month, so we are not likely to have another visit from him. Doughboy is moving at the end of the month also, but fortunately, it's only about 10 minutes away, across the river in New Jersey. So we know we'll see him and his family pretty frequently.
(By the way, Ben and Halden say that Doughboy seems to be fine, having a baby in the house. They will all be here next weekend for an evening, so I'll see if I can get some pictures of sweet baby James then.)
Ain't Love Grand?
Did you see any of the news stories about Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross' wedding here on July 3? Yep, those two crazy kids tied the knot - you can read about it here. We didn't go, because The Tim had to work that evening, and I had already made plans to go to the mall, shoe-shopping with Dolly Madison. And she takes it very seriously, so I didn't want to risk cancelling on her!
I did hear that the bachelor party the night before at Alexander Hamilton's house was quite raucous. At least here in Philadelphia, we are so over Hamilton and Aaron Burr dueling it out every chance they get ...
Hooray for Pittsburgh!
OK, that's not something that anyone in Philadelphia is known to say very often if ever at all. But I grew up not far from Pittsburgh, and The Tim is from there, so we are both quite fond of the place, and have always known the good things about it. But the New York Times has a great article about it, and I can tell you that if nothing else, a ride on the Incline is worth the trip!
Speaking of travel ...
Sebastian and Karen left this past Tuesday for a month in Oaxaca, Mexico. Karen is working on a sabbatical project, and Seb will be visiting with his father, and will likely work on some art projects with him. We miss them so much already! But the good thing is, they have started a blog, so we can keep up with their news that way. If you want to see the pictures they have posted of the house where they are staying, take a look here. Pretty nice, no?
Thanks to everyone who left a comment, or sent an e-mail, wishing me luck on my job interview this past Monday. I think it went really well, and except for the fact that my knee was killing me by the time I got home, I had a good feeling about it. I'll keep you posted on any future developments.