I had these big plans to post a special Thanksgiving picture taken today. I made sure that my camera battery was charged and that Alice had her special Thanksgiving attire. And then I left town without my camera-to-computer cord. Whoops!
So instead, I give you one of my favorite Alice pictures. It's the same one in her header right now.
My mom made the bandanna Alice is wearing. It has Alice stitched on one side and "Whatcha Eatin'?" on the other. It cracks me up. Alice spends a lot of her time begging for food (including right now, as I write), and helps drive the point home. You know, for everyone who has a hard time interpreting the beady-eyed stare.
We spend Thanksgiving with The Human Male's family, and what's typically an exciting holiday has reached a new level this year.
There are five dogs in the house: Alice, Max the golden retriever, Lucky the beagle, Brodie the Swiss Mountain dog, and Molly the cockapoo (The Human Male's family's new dog). Max hangs out near the door, Brodie sprawls out by her dish, making sure that no one goes near it, Lucky howls, and Molly spends her time trying to get Alice to play with her.
The cops have stopped by: The Human Male's uncle hit a fire hydrant while pulling out of the driveway last night. The hydrant's knob ran along the side, denting it in until the knob got caught inside the wheel well. A cop (and acquaintance of The Human Male's dad) happened to be driving by at the time and hung out while waiting for the tow truck to come (the car had to be pulled out sideways), lights flashing. Apparently even the neighbor that they refer to as Boo Radley came out to see what was going on.
I have a pretty embarrassing sleeping set-up: I'm staying in The Human Male's 9 year old sister's room. She recently got one of those bunk beds with the full-sized futon on the bottom bunk. His sister very excitedly made the futon for me... using their parents' fancy silk sheets. I have a very strong suspicion these sheets were... um... not intended for use by anyone but his parents. They're making me blush. Terribly. I swear I'm an adult, but I dare you to be in the same situation and not want to hide.
Gotta love family holidays.
Best wishes to all of you, your family, and friends this Thanksgiving!