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Today in My History

2000:  Martha Doesn't Live Here
2001:  Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Peace on Earth Good Will Toward Men
An Old Waddle Family
A Charlie Brown Christmas
We. Are. Fam-i-ly
2006On Being an Idiot
2007: The Tradition of Service

2008:  One Week
2009:  Fore!

Our 2010 Christmas Letter

A Christmas Carol

Books Read in 2010
Updated: 12/7

Recipes for Cousins Day Drinks
(updated 3/17/10)


Tug of War from Bev Sykes on Vimeo.

and on You Tube

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Thanksgiving 2010

Mirror Site for RSS Feed
Airy Persiflage

My Compassion Kids

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holi10-badge-holly.gif (2346 bytes)Following my friend Jim's example, I'll put in this brief introduction for people who might stumble over this jounal on Holidailies

I'm a middle-aged (if I plan to live to 134)   grandmother, retired from full time work, though working as a part-time theatre critic.  I foster dogs (usually puppies) for the SPCA and many of my entries end up being about dogs and/or puppy poop.  Walt and I raised five children and buried two of them.  Our remaining three are married to three fabulous spouses, all of whom I love a lot and we have, of course, the most beautiful grandchild in the world. 

This journal started in March of 2000 and I've pretty much updated daily, with very, very few misses, ever since then.  (I even wrote an entry on a coin-operated computer in a tiny town in England!)


12 December 2010

I got my Christmas present early....


He had arrived here on August 7 and he was a sweet little guy.   I never understood why he hadn't been considered before.  But he was adopted by someone who also adopted Angela...

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...who wasn't  with us, but who looks like she'll make a perfect match for him.  Polly returned home with us, and is probably going to be happy not to have any competition for a place in my lap tonight.

When we drove to Petco to pick her up, we were also going to get canned puppy food to mix with the puppies' kibble.  "They only have beef at Petco," Walt said, asking me if beef would be OK.  I said it would.   "They have chicken and lamb at Nugget," he said, "and they don't have any puppy food at all at Save-Mart."

I had to giggle that (a) we were having that conversation and (b) that we know which pet foods are sold in which store!  Our knowledge base has obviously been expanded, thanks to involvement with the SPCA.

On the home front, it hasn't rained in a couple of days and I decided that the puppies should have their introduction to the Great Outdoors.

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At first they weren't sure what this strange texture under their feet was, but after awhile they started investigating their surroundings.

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They seem to have enjoyed themselves, and all collapsed when they got back in the cage again.

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So it seems we're starting a new era...down to 6 dogs, Shiloh at a forever home, and puppies taking the next steps toward their own eventual forever homes.


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Bye, Shiloh!


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