Family Portraits. In The Year 2010.
My father turned 79 the other day. We gathered, some of us, for dinner.
We ate in the dining room.
We gave my dad a birthday present. All the kids contributed. As I have said, we're talking a rather dwindling sort of fortune.
What do you give a man who feels like this about his dog?
Why this, of course.
I wasn't sure it he would like it. He did.
"Family," and "Portrait," broadly defined.
First 3, LPC, 4th, family, 5th, Hoop Dog Studio via Stuff in St. Louis, MO. They have more dogs of all kinds. And Casey, one of the owners, is extra nice. First seen here at Miss Cavendish's lovely blog, which I had forgotten!
*I feel the usual odd mix of embarrassment and pride in the family artifacts. But never mind. That's for me to manage. And you to tell me if I overstep. We aren't related to the African statues, as far as I know.