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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bruce Weber, Playoff Basketball, Best Friend Buddy, and Beast-Like Weather Be Gone!

Eric's team is in the playoffs (Districts). Last night after the game, Bruce Weber, the Illinois coach, was standing outside the locker room. I think E was a bit star struck :) He shook his hand and said "Hi Coach." Weber, who was there to watch Nolan Berry, said, "Good game." DeSmet won 61-41 and play for the District title on Saturday. Eric only got to play for a minute or two at the end.

I meant to share this pic of him where he had his first dunk in a game. A photographer took it and posted it on his website.

My brother Gary has a new friend; he's furry and has four legs...the best kind. Named "Keeper" by Canine Companions for Independence, Gary now calls him Buddy. What a sweet and gentle doll baby. He was *this close* to graduating from the program, so he knows how to turn lights off and on, open doors, pick things up off the floor, and I heard he even gets beers out of the fridge. That may be a rumor. Or maybe he's working on it.

Welcome to the family, Buddy. 

Emma and Buddy

Gary and Buddy

You can tell he's sweet by looking at his eyes

The boys taking a stroll

My obsession with passion for Stray Rescue is as strong as ever. They offered me a job working five days a week, but I'd like to keep it fun...and voluntary. Know what I mean? As tempted as I was to accept since I'm there so often anyway, my friend Katie has been my voice of reason. Besides, how much would they pay to pick up poop? Minimum wage, I'm sure. 

Cleaning poopy cages and still smiling.  Go figure.

Katie and Cling

This Sunday, a group of us from Stray Rescue are going on a hike. We'll each take a dog from the shelter to a state park trail where the dogs can be "free" for the day. They've been doing these hikes for a couple months, but it's my first time joining them. We can request our favorite shelter dog, but because not all of them are dog-friendly, specific requests aren't always granted. I'll be happy with whoever I take, though. 

This winter has been an absolute BEAST. Helping at Stray Rescue has been a huge distraction and blessing because normally about this time of year I'm ready to pull my hair out. I despise cold weather. It makes me whine. A lot. My husband thinks it's funny in October to torture me by saying, "It's almost winter!" Apparently Ryan thought he'd play his brotherly part, as well, by sending me this after we'd had snow on the ground for three straight weeks:


Tonight the L.A. Kings are honoring my stepfather, a player and coach for them in the '70s. Wish I could be there. Here's an interview the Kings did with him.

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If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a 'dangerous breed' category and you also have a child or a visiting small child please take this as a warning.

Don't leave your dog with a small child unattended under any circumstances!!!

Only one little moment was enough for the following to happen...

That's it for now.  Love you guys!


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