Seamus is getting older, and while he seems to be enjoying good health, he has gotten much more sensitive to cold weather. We keep finding him huddled on the couch, shivering and looking forlorn. He had his checkup last weekend and the vet said we could get him an electric blanket to lie on, which have done. I'm not sure what he thinks of the blanket, but he seems to like curling up on it from time to time. Yesterday we got him a little sweater to help him stay warm. We were both sure he would hate it and think it was undignified. He is a dog with a very keen sense of what is and is not appropriate. It turns out though, that he likes his sweater. I guess he can tell it is keeping him warmer. Apparently we were just in time too, since the DC area got its first snow storm today. Hello two hours in the car on the way to work and an hour and a half to get home.
I give you my sweet and furry be-sweatered little guy:
Yesterday was also my office's end of year "thank you" celebration lunch. It was definitely the best one they've ever had, and I'm not just saying that because I won my weight in chocolate during the raffle at the end. It was the first holiday luncheon in seven years where I ever really had any fun. The food was delicious (there was this fried cheese-risotto ball appetizer that I MUST learn to duplicate), the people were fun, and then there is the matter of the aforementioned chocolate basket. Behold the glory of my prize:
Can you believe how much chocolate is in that basket?