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No, the Crazy Dog Lady lives a couple of blocks from here

February 13th, 2010 (10:34 pm)

current mood: tired

An extraordinary set of circumstances has left us with a plethora of dogs at The Compound. My decision to temporarily foster the dachshund sisters coincided with a promise I'd made to Lynne to keep two of her dogs for a few days, and of course, there are the Compound Four, not to mention visits from Sugar and Minute.

Dog wrangling's not so hard with several people sharing duties. Mealtimes get a little crazy because the only dog here who doesn't act like starvation-is-imminent-WE'RE-ALL-GONNA-DIE! is Paco. But I've been amazed at how peacefully all these different personalities and sizes are co-existing, sometimes even playing with one another. Here are some photos from the past few days.

We decided that ValentinesGiving is now an official holiday, including turkey:

along with mashed potatoes and gravy, squash casserole, steamed chard, rolls, and salad that had Lynne, Tom, Lindsey and Rhonda making the sign of the heart:

Or maybe it was the brownies and coffee.

Today after I finished a really good book, I worked on sewing and photographing my Project Runway design. And tonight...

Paco, Sparky, Amber, and Esther

Rex, Margot, and Pixie


Not exactly Mardi Gras or Olympic excitement at The Compound, is it? When Lindsey was shopping the other day, she picked up a button that expresses the mood around here. She knows me so well. I offer it to you as a bonus pre-Button Sunday gift:


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