This is actually my buddy, Max, scared out of his brain at someone drilling/sanding/electric-tool-using down the alley somewhere. When he's scared, he literally attempts to crawl into my skin. (Note the paw curled tightly around my arm...) All bark, no bite. Despite his quirks, he makes me laugh every day. Nothing wrong with that!
Happy? Sad? Hugs goodbye...and prayers they'll all return safe and sound in September.
And here's how I spent the afternoon with my favorite colleague and friend. Others invited got a text message with this picture:
"Where are you?!"
Then...not too long afterwards:
(The bartender helped us stage an empty pitcher photo.) : ) It was a great way to end the day/year!
I'm looking forward to tomorrow; a bunch of staff meet on this day annually and walk around one of the nearby lakes, ending at a colleague's house for coffee, then zipping off to somewhere for the end of the year staff breakfast. At work, it's a record keeping day; I'll be wearing packing and cleaning clothes. If I can get everything buttoned up, I'll be done for the school year.
As always, thanks for reading!