I'm back from a nice visit with an old friend who lives in Maryland. I combined a dog run from Richmond to Springfield. My friend lives in Rockville, so it was just a short drive from there.
We had a large group of dogs. The volunteer who coordinates this effort every single week shared the following video. It is of a dog, now grown, who was adopted out as a pup from the Kinston SPCA--the originating facility for my dog run. It's a reminder of how a loving home can offer an animal the opportunity to be a valued member.
My friend, Carol, and I had a very long walk and managed to meet some really cool dogs. One woman had a large male American Bulldog on one hand and a diminutive and extraordinarily cute female French Bulldog. She was barking almost ferociously, but she was a total love bug. Here barking was 'talking'. The AB was a a very affectionate and extraordinarily handsome (and big) fellow who was eager to meet new friends.
It was nice to get away, but I'm very slammed. I've another busy week. This weekend was a nice recipe respite (gosh, it is terrible to get old!).
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