Fourteen years ago today we picked up a scared little terrier from the Sacramento SPCA. She was about seven months old. I remember suffering the horrified glares of a little girl and her family as I stole Phoebe out of the cage, while they debated getting her themselves. Another 5 minutes and we would have never seen her.
Fourteen years later, Phoebe is still going strong. She's not the little tough she used to be. The legs are getting shaky and the hearing is shot, but she's still getting around fine, going for short walks, avoiding Fianna expertly, and tussling with Dutch in the backyard.
Back in the day, she used to purr when pet, smile and squint when pleased, and, for the first year or so, get so happy when the people came home that she tinkled. She's always been a charmer, winning over every household visitor with her good nature, smiles and wags. She's always been our best friend.
A big group of us made it to the 2010 Scottish Games in Woodland. The Carmichael Bresslers (JB, Jennifer & Fianna) and the Wilson Gang go every year, but this year we also met up with the Sacramento Bresslers and The Favettis who were visiting from new Jersey (Tony, Lauren & the Twins).
As always, there was too much to do and too little time to do it... but plenty of island beer to pave the way. Unfortunately, I was trying to spread my time among everyone (who wanted to do different things) and ended up not seeing enough of anybody.... such is life.
Forgot to do take much in the way of photos, but posted a few here.
Rumors on the internets mention 'March Madness' as some annual sporting event conducted with a round orange dimpled ball, carried between opposing goals. I wouldn't know much about that, but around here March Madness refers to the annual combined birthday celebrations of myself (JBMoney), Jennifer (Buffy), Laura (Princess B), and Sean. We all have birthdays in March (in the order listed above: 20th, 14th, 31st, 17th). Unfortunately, Fianna (born 2-28) missed it by one day, but she was allowed to attend as an observer. The four of us have been doing this for quite a few years. This year it was San Francisco's turn to 'host'.
Had a great weekend with the old college gang, and Bill Hoge (who I hadn't hung with in a few years), in SD this weekend... abusing Chris's lager tap in his Club House, playing cards and drinking Scotch until the wee hours, tailgating the rest of the morning and then watching the Chargers beat the Dolphins. Perfect! ...
This is late in coming, but Favetti loves to dribble out info, and I hate cell phones... long story. Anyhow...
Twins! Born June 12, 2007... Nicole Marie Favetti, born first and weighing in at 6 lbs 11 oz, and Renee Claire Favetti, born second and weighing 6 lbs 4 oz. Congrats.