Category: Friends & Family

My brother‘s boss was working at home today when the earthquake hit Olympia. He posted some pictures of the stuff in his house that was displaced, including a series of three pictures entitled bedroom devistation 1, 2 and 3.

Fortunately my brother’s house was in much better shape…

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…But when I woke up this morning we didn’t.

It was a particularly strange dream, since it came along with all kinds of real-world puppy paraphernalia: puppy food, chew toys, a puppy bed…

He got sick. He slept all day yesterday, which is patently un-puppy.

He was sick enough that we took him to the emergency pet hospital last night, where he was admited for treatment of canine parvo virus.

We got a call in the wee morning hours that he didn’t make it.

We cried.

He lived long enough to fly in an airplane, and ride in a taxi.

He lived long enough to be spat at by a cat. No dog can claim to be a real dog without experiencing cat spit.

He lived long enough to establish a home, with a family he loved, and who loved him. Maybe that’s enough.

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Sally and I went to Dallas last weekend. We were celebrating my Grandmother’s 80th birthday (02/10/2001). We ate dinner together with my dad, stepmother, and sister, at a place called Gerschwin’s. There was a piano player, but he played no Gerschwin – just Steely Dan and Supertramp.

The food was OK, but the company was great.

And we came back with more than we bargained for…

(Well not really more than we bargained for, but it sounded good.)

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Seen tonight on RockMom.Com:

“New life, new dreams. A family surrounds her to care for her, to give love and support, to provide whatever wisdom we have, to watch and allow failures as well as successes.”

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11:45 PM: About three hours ago I heard that I’m about to be an uncle! We’re still don’t know what flavor the baby will be, but Sally and I think it will be a boy…

I’m sitting by the phone in anticipation…

1:25 AM: I still haven’t heard anything. The labor has gone on for at least 16 hours so far… Pete must be having fun! Mom and I were joking that they held up the Presidential election results until after the baby was born. Tonight may turn out to be more of a thrill than last night!

3:30 AM: It’s a girl!!! (The name has not yet been announced.)

3:50 AM: Just got off the phone with dad. He’s going to complete the family phone chain with a call to a new great grandmother…

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I had lunch with a couple of old college friends this afternoon. We ate at Chow on Church St. at Market in San Francisco. It was delicious.

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