Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy Birthday, Lulu!

Lulu (Apu Louise Brooks) is 14 today!

She's decided on a quiet day.

Ever since she was a pup named Dove, she's been a heat-seeking basenji.
Today is no different. If we had heat grates, she'd be on them, but we don't, so these days she prefers the easy chair in the bedroom, comfortably close to the radiator.

What a brave dog she's been! For years, she was a working girl. She got up every morning, five days a week, no matter the weather, got dressed and went to the office. 
Even when she was tired . . . 

These days we're re-tired . . . in warmer weather, we like to hike.

Every October, we attend the Blessing of the Animals at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson. Lulu may glower her way through it, but she knows she needs it.  
She's grayer than she is in this photo, which was taken in 2011 . . . 
but she's still just as beautiful!

Happy Birthday, 
Sweet Pea, Cute Face, Lulu Dear, 
Loo Goo Gai Pan, Lulubelle, Lulubelski, 
from your sidekick.