Friday, November 24, 2006

G Dishes It Out

We had a great Thanksgiving yesterday and and pretty cool day today, too. Since the weather has been so beautiful here in the South, we have been spending some time outdoors. Yesterday we went to the park and today we took an after-dark stroll around the neighborhood. We had a great dinner yesterday, and we've really been enjoying having Boxer here with us while Mom and Dad are up in the chilly North.

Here is a photo of G getting ready to fish at the park. We took off the coat soon after we got there. We thought that we took some really great photos of him and Boxer, but it turns out that the camera battery was going and they didn't get saved. We'll try again tomorrow.

We had a relatively simple dinner since it was just the three of us (one of whom only licked the salt off his corn) - The Best Turkey In The World (if we do say so ourselves), corn, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. And of course chocolate cake (mix) with the patented Angle frosting. And a bottle of wine (duh). Even though Chip didn't eat, he did sit at the dining room table with us and helped dish out the eats.

And today, since we have been having so much fun with Boxer and have really wanted a pet of our own for a long time, we decided to add to our family. He's a Chinese "Dwarf" Hamster, and he's just a teeny tiny little ball of fur. He seems to like his new home, and he likes G best although he gave P a kiss this evening. This is the first pet we've owned together, and he is so darn cute. He runs so fast on his wheel that we can't even see his back legs, and he likes to burrow under his bedding. We think that we are going to call him Ushi, which means "ox" in Chinese. We were going to name him "little dragon," but Ushi is much catchier than Xiaolong. He's sleeping as of press time, so we will take a photo tomorrow when he's more acclimated to his new surroundings. In the meantime, here is a photo of another one.

A note for Nae: I can't get the pic up but will try again tomorrow.