Happy New Year!

On New Year’s Eve I arranged to be done grooming by 2PM, planning to share some wine and cheese with Sarah. She was picking up Vivian (littersister to C’est La Vie, Camron, Ian and Tambo) after a two week stay with me. Shortly after Sarah arrived, Athena stopped by to pick up her freshly groomed Lhasa Apsos, Shanti and Joyti. A fellow wine drinker, Athena presented me with a bottle of Cabernet. An intimate, impromptu early New Year’s Eve celebration ensued, complete with dogs at our feet. Wine, women and song…more like wine, women and Apsos. 

Arriving home around dark, delighted to discover Rick preferred to spend New Years Eve at home, I settled into a long winter’s night starting with a long, hot soak in the tub. Rick prepared Chicken Cordon Bleu for dinner. Yummy! Afterwards, we watched a great film titled Broadway: The Golden Age. broadwaythegoldenage.jpg From a review: The Golden Age offers rare footage, and a powerful sense of nostalgia throughout the interviews…it’s a worthwhile, often passionate film that captures a priceless glimpse at a way of life as lived by so many memorable figures whose like will never be seen again.

Sunday night the winds gusting in the mountains made Yangsom uneasy, unable to settle in and go to sleep. I’d started decadeofthewolf.jpg earlier that day. Between not being able to put the book down and soothing Yangsom with slow, massage-like strokes down her spine, I stayed up until after midnight reading! Does being up after midnight the night before New Year’s Eve count? A fascinating read, the book is about the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park. Click on the book for more information.

Before leaving you with a poem by Edgar A. Guest, I wish you all a Happy New Year, filled with family and great friends, great films, great books, great wine and an Apso or three underfoot.

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.

One Comment on “Happy New Year!”

  1. katy says:

    Wishing a wonderful New Year to all the Apso folk!
    I spent the first day of the new year giving my Apso’s a bath,(priorities, you know!) and then painting a new portrait of Sadie. My version of the banner photo on this site is posted on my blog at http://katywidger.blogspot.com
    (You can see a “current” painting of how she looks now with her new doo at http://www.katywidger.com)
    I’m hoping to make this the Year of the Dog on my painting blog, and paint not only dogs, but all critters large and small, from mice to goats, anyway.
    Blessings to all, Human and Canine!

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