23 February 2018

Bon anniversaire

Yesterday was Callie's birthday. She would have turned 11 if she had made it this far. Today, meanwhile, is Natasha's birthday — her first. Here are three photos of one-year-old Tasha taken during recent walks in the vineyard. They weren't intentionally posed, and are blurrier than I might like.

Stance

Glance

Trance

Tasha's health is good. Mine is crummy right now. The cold is in my nose and in my chest. The soup we had for lunch yesterday didn't cure me.

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  1. Sorry to hear you are feeling crummy. I hope you are back on form soon.

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    1. Not too bad this afternoon. The mornings are worse. Nice to see the sun.

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  2. But, I'll bet the soup was good!
    Happy birthday to Tasha!
    Judy

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    1. It was good — pot au feu broth with diced up stew beef and all the vegetables (carrots, turnips potatoes, onions...). Today: pho.

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  3. My husband swore by a hot steamy shower followed by a small glass of Port or if he really felt crappy, vodka. just a shot. then a nap :)

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    1. Good advice. How many showers can you take every day, and how many glasses or shots?

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  4. Tasha is a beautiful furry creature. Lewis and I have brand new colds---misery loves company you know. Take care.

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    1. She is beautiful, and so well behaved! As for the colds, I seldom get them here. I must have caught it on the plane or train last week. Or at the supermarket. It's miserable but manageable.

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  5. Happy Birthday, Beautiful Tasha! I hope your cold goes away. Keep on eating soup and enjoying sunshine!

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    1. It's too cold for me to go outside much.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Tasha. And for you and Walt, wishing you sweet memories of Callie as well.
    I agree with the cold cure described in "NotesFromAbroad," and also prescribe additional soup.
    Get well soon!

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    1. We are having soup in the form of Vietnamese pho for lunch. The steaming broth should be good for me.

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  7. Tasha is a stunningly beautiful dog! Happy birthday to a pretty pup!

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  8. I didn't realise their birthdays were so close. Happy Birthday Tasha. And get well soon, Ken.

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    1. Funny coincidence, isn't it, that the two dogs were born on days so close together but 10 years apart.

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  9. Happy first birthday to that beautiful ball of fur, Tasha! And a salute to the memory of dear Callie. Doug & I were so fortunate to have met you all in that sweet spot where they were both alive. Get well soon, Ken.
    Betsy

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