Angie's been going through tough times and, getting together, it's a real pleasure to help her as as she's helped me.
Then too she's got Riley, whom I love as if he was my own. I've known him since he was the size of a ball of yarn. As a pup he played with Ty so intensely he left baby teeth on my carpet. I spotted them when vacuuming.
Riley's not big on other dogs and Chow enough he hasn't got much use for people either... except his Ol' Uncle. He knows whenever she approaches my home. He loves "cousin" Ty but now that Ty's thirteen, Mak's stepped in as primary dispenser of mischief.
|Riley - my favorite fuzz ball all grown up at 10.|
So though "the holidays" can certainly suck, if you've got a couple of good dogs and a close friend, this may be within your reach.