Toby, I was listening to Pandora (www.pandora.com) today. Do you ever do that? You know the internet radio station. It's kinda cool cause based on your listening and song preferences it will suggest and play other songs that it thinks you will enjoy. You probably think I'm so lame. I mean you're a Cali boy. Always one step ahead.
Well, I was listening earlier today and they played this song called Autumn Leaves. Do you know it? I have heard it before but it really hit me today. Maybe because it's full-on Autumn here. Falling leaves everywhere. The song is so lovely. I couldn't help thinking of you. You're lovely too. I know we may see each other at the Nationals in the spring, but I miss you so much today. I don't mean to complain. Really. I just want you to know how much I think of you and if I can't share my time with you right now, at least I can share this song with you.
The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall
I think I'm heading the way of Grammy Jill's sister, Aunt Joan. You see Aunt Joan just LOVES to watch and order baubles and trinkets and warm fuzzy slippers off of HSN, the Home Shopping Network. Well, I don't actually watch HSN, but I did buy something on ebay today. You see there was this listing RARE TIBETAN TERRIER BOOK. How could I not be interested?
The book was described as follows:
THIS IS A RARE "HOW TO RAISE AND TRAIN A TIBETAN TERRIER" PAPER BOOK WRITTEN BY ALICE W. MURPHY. IT CONSISTS OF 64 PAGES. THE BOOK IS IN GOOD SHAPE FOR ITS AGE NO PAGES MISSING. WE OWNED TWO TIBETAN TERRIERS FOR ABOUT 14 YEARS AND FOUND THIS BOOK USEFUL. THE BOOK IS PROBABLY ABOUT 35 YEARS OLD.
I know they say you can't judge a book by its cover, but it's the cover of the book that I fell in love with. So with 21 seconds left in the auction I bid $9.99 and now the book is mine. No one else even bid. Can you imagine? I am really curious to see what's beneath that cover. I can't wait until it arrives. It shouldn't be long. Joan, the original owner sent me the dearest email. I want to share it with you.
I can tell from your blog that you have a houseful right now. Our first Tibetan Terrier we purchased at a pet store about 35 years ago for $35.00. The owner had died and his TT ended up in this pet store. Unfortunately, he was killed in the road in front of our house. We were heartbroken and immediately found a breeder and she suggested we purchase two. We had a black and white female and a golden male. We had them fixed so we never had any puppies. Since we owned our own business, they went to work with us every day. They lived to be 14 and 15 years old. Oh, we had a fence put around our property this time. We are too old to have dogs now, but they remain dear to our hearts. They were both put to sleep together in 1992 or 93. Enjoy your new puppies. I am starting to read your blog, but it is hard to look at the dogs as they look like ours. They had a wonderful life as we had no children so they were spoiled. It sounds like you and your pups are spoiled too with all those hand made treats.