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    Each week, if I feel well enough, I go out to dinner with a group of French-speaking friends. We usually meet in a steakhouse where nobody actually likes the food, but which is centrally located. I go whenever I can because I live my life almost entirely in English now, and that one evening of French just refreshes my soul.

    Anyway -- I got home around 9 this evening, apparently still smelling like food, and at the same time my husband was in the kitchen making huge casseroles to freeze for later. The dogs were beside themselves, running back and forth between the front door where I had stopped, and the kitchen, sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff. The poor things didn't know what to do, it was like they were drunk from all the exciting food smells. I just sank down on the floor and started laughing, which brought them back to me, and they both started licking my hands and face with great passion. (I'd had a hamburger for dinner). I could never get this kind of male attention when I used to wear perfume...

    If you look at the family portrait, Rusty is the tan dog (he came with that name, we don't know why, he is not the color of rust at all) and Frisco is the one my husband is practically strangling (Frisco didn't think posing for portraits was his idea of a good time, but he did want to get a closer whiff of that camera ). The one in the butterfly shirt and the bored expression is Susannah. She wasn't interested in the posing or the camera.
    Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
    Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

    Peace, Carolyn

    Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

    On the Beach with IC

  • #2
    When we go out, especially for a dinner, our Meggie dalmation gives us a good sniffing over --- I sometimes wonder if she'd like me to bring her a menu.


    P.S. You have a beautiful family!
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    • #3
      HI! What a wonderful dog story! I love it! Thanks for sharing it.
      Our 10 yr old Brindle Boxer died last year and we'd love another dog. We can't get one right now (we take care of my husbands 91 yr old grandfather and we worry a puppy would get under foot and trip in) but we hope to get one in a cpl years. Dogs are such great creatures! Roxie

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