Yesterday was Alice’s 5th birthday. Despite the somewhat obscene pose she strikes here (and every morning) I’ve decided this is her official birthday portrait. It captures the essence of her charmed life. Note her empty bed in the background. Got word from Canada that Alice’s littermate, Prissy, had 10 puppies on their birthday.
Tomorrow is my nephew Jack’s 3rd birthday. We celebrated with BBQ dinner, gooey sweet cake, a few presents and playing outside yesterday. His sweet laugh and delighted smile are heartstopping reminders of what we so wish not to lose as we grow to four and beyond.