Sunday, February 17, 2013
It has been a thrilling week for us. Not only did we celebrate five years of Bingley's inimitable company, but on Tuesday evening, we had the thrill of seeing one of the Great Dog People of All Time, who just happens to be Bingley's and Magic's Dear Friend, step into the shoes of The Most Difficult Job In The World. Forget Secretary General of the United Nations. Forget POTUS. Once a year, Best In Show Judge at Westminster is REALLY pressure! And Mike Dougherty made the tough call, like we knew he would. A number of our friends have told us that they "saw our friend" on television. We just bask in the reflected glory. You'll understand, though. I'm not encouraging any acquaintance between Bingley and Banana Joe. Bouncy little creatures interest him way too much.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Five years ago today, John and I took Portia back to the kennel at Greyhound Adoption Center to select a playmate for her. We came home with Bingley. We were not to know that in less than eighteen months, Portia would die from a massive wound sustained in an attack by an unsocialized, off-leash dog. Bingley was also injured in the same attack. But he survived, and, now, he he setting new longevity records for our rescued dogs. Happy Gotcha Day, Bingley! A sweeter tempered dog never drew breath. Our only wish today is that we could have you with us for another five years.