Fun activities continued at the end of daughter Lise’s visit. Former neighbors Connie and Marla met us at Doughboys Pizza. We enjoyed talking until the place closed for the evening.
We also met for lunch on Marla’s day off. To extend our time, we came home to chat. Sadie sensed that Marla is a dog-lover, so they had their private time together.
Lise and I walked to the creek only on days we didn’t have Sadie with us. She took a selfie and the picture that I call my poodle portrait.
Twice Lise lured me to the water’s edge, down a rocky embankment. She ventured there when she lost a lot of weight, and she continued to enjoy her new freedom of movement. It was exhilarating to share the creek-side experience with her, especially the sound of rushing water. She took a video of me at creek level.
A sleep photo seems appropriate for the end of her visit. Lise loved having her head rubbed as she went to sleep. Grandson David could do that and catch up with messages on his phone. And Sadie? She was as happy as could be, curled up between two people she adores.
Lise flew back to Denmark and is now in quarantine after being exposed to the COVID virus at her return. This could be the quietest Christmas season of her life. At least most of the renovations of her flat have been completed, including the installation of the kitchen countertop and a working sink. She will have a Christmas tree delivered to her door, as well as all the food she needs. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Lise!
First Christmasy photo this year – neighbor Logan (11) before going to a school dance.