President’s Day, which has sneakily morphed into President’s-week-off in recent years, turned into a nice excuse for us to fly the coop. I had planned to slap up some test-pattern pix of Hope, Amelia and Autumn just to make everyone think we were chez poulet per usual, but since we’ll be back ANY MINUTE, I decided it was safe to spill – we’ve had a wonderful wintry week in NYC. And I’m afraid it’s going to take multiple posts to document all the fun we’ve had, so there may be some bonus posts this week.
First and foremost, IT SNOWED! Big, wet, slobbery flakes and lots of them!
And, speaking of big, wet and slobbery, we checked one off the “bucket list”, attended the 134th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and fulfilled my dream of seeing forty of the country’s winningest Golden Retrievers. So much fun!
The family took in Day 1 of the event – they got to see the Dalmations and the Pulis, one of which made it to the finals.
And we were fortunate to catch up with Alexandra on her last night in the big city. She is on to better and warmer adventures back in California. She joined us for dinner and the judging of the Toy and Herding group at the dog show.
The best Westminster moment, however, came after the show, when son-in-law Bobby, toiling away down on Wall Street, stepped out of his office for lunch and ran right into Best of Show Sadie, the Scottish Terrier, and her handler. As Bobby said, only in New York!
That’s all for now, but much, much more to report. We’ve more or less settled into our apartment here and we’re looking forward to many more trips to our adopted city soon!
And just in case someone is thinking about stealing the silver before we get home, don’t bother – we don’t own any!