Maybe that should be referring to a sick lion! Hard to believe it’s already the beginning of March. Deadlines fast approaching and I’m laying in bed with over a 100 degree temp. Not quite how I envisioned my time! I have been rather reclusive these days, only going out into large groups for dinner events and with the high numbers of folks participating in Chocolate Fantasy, well, viruses can be passed along. Fortunately I did complete the prints for the “leftover print exchange” and they are ready to be mailed. Wow, actually done before the deadline on the calendar! Hurray! And while I was at it I bundled up a blank journal for a girlfriend in Colorado. Another big Hurray! Now I need to complete the other two big projects, photograph them, finish the paperwork and extra stuff for the gallery all by the 15th. No problemo! Well, maybe. Time will tell.
We’re also supposed to be prepping the house for the new dog. Yes, we were offered a dog we couldn’t refuse, a German Wire haired Pointer. We met Beau last weekend at a girlfriends home near Portland. He was recently taken on by their family and determined that he was “too much to handle”. We went up thinking his energy levels/personality to be over the top of what we were used to with Mocha only to discover he was CALM. For a pointer, that’s pretty huge! Maybe he was just showing us his cute side but I’m starting to think our 16+ years with Mocha might have been, well how could I put it, extreme? She was the biggest spaz, always hyped up and ready to go. She would spin circles waiting enthusiastically for us to throw the frisbee. I would call her an “ON-OFF” dog. Once she finished sleeping the “on” switch was flipped and everything was done with gusto. She made me tired every day, but I loved the heck out of her. Beau’s size will be a large adjustment. At only just over a year in age he weighs between 65-70lbs. He’s also on the thin side and will probably bulk out with more muscle over the next year. So big changes to come! Will the month head out like a lamb? Probably not but time will tell.