Yes, I (Carol) am a dog lover … a very newly discovered and rather shocking (to all of my closest friends and colleagues) part of my personality.

As many of you know, we adopted Fred, the sweetest little guy, about 8 months ago. And he turned one yesterday. We sang. Made him doggie-cup cakes. And had his brother Romeo (who lives right across the street) over for a party. But since they were too busy trying to pee on things and jump for joy, I could only capture the photo of Fred. Photos of Romeo (yes, he’s got a big red heart dog tag) will be posted soon.

Happy Birthday, dear Fred!