Thursday, January 23, 2020

OK, so it's been a while

I got back from that conference and the end of the semester came up and hit me in the face in a manner very much like a brick wall.  I made it through by dint of triaging (read: giving up everything except work).  And then, the day after I taught my last class (mind you, I was still "triaging"), this wonderful thing happened:

That's Pippin (Peregrine, but, you know).  She was four and a half months old in those photos.  Now she's closer to six months, and it's as if she's always been here.  That's not to say that Tilly isn't still a ghostly presence, always missed, but we are so glad to have dog energy back in this house.  And good dog energy, to boot!
 She has met Disco.
And gone for many many hikes.

And she's a big fan of keeping my feet warm while I'm working.

So, in the midst of many other things that have kept me busy, this has been a very good thing.  Hooray for Pippin!


Allison said...

What a cutie she is! Yay for new love. 💙

Laurie said...

I was thinking of you just the other day and hoping all was well. Looks like much more than just well! Congratulations!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Oh she's lovely! She looks like the perfect little poochie companion!

Willow said...

Welcome to Pippin! She looks like the perfect companion.
Re: mystery series. If you love Agatha Christie, you'll love Ngaio Marsh, too. She was a contemporary of Christie, originally from New Zealand, so some of her mysteries are set there. Inspector Roderick Alleyn is the main character. Enjoy!