Fred and Anna will play! We’re puppy-sitting for the Bruess family while they spend a week at the lake with family. Carol, you know I adore having you around. But feel free to take off for extended periods of time more often. We love the little guy!

It’s been especially nice having Fred during a big week in the Kudak family. Brent’s grandmother passed away early Wednesday morning. Having a four-legged friend, we’ve found, can certainly put a healing smile on your face. Plus, Kyle (my little bro-in-law) gets back from his canoe trip tomorrow and Fred will be there to greet him! Can’t wait to see a bronzed Kyle tell his tales from the trail.