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Tessa – Now an Adult?

November 30th, 2016

 .          Now that her first birthday is behind her, Contessa Le Rouge – aka Tessa, probably considers herself an adult. I say that because of a noticeable change in her demeanor. She’s become more assertive, vocally demanding and sometimes even harsh. I must confess that at times my feelings have been hurt. When attempting to work in the garden, Tessa views it as an opportunity to play. If I fail to stop and play she becomes quite determined in making her wishes known. Should I pause from a moment and stand still while contemplating something around me, Tessa makes it clear she expects my full, immediate attention. I’ve become resigned to the prospect that my life from this point forward will be one that must become accustomed to harsh, assertive demands.

.          Now that the Holiday Season is in full swing, residence decorations are the order of the day. Tessa, showing  signs of almost restraint, offers her “help”.  Some of her help is evident from torn pieces of garland on the grass in the backyard. Nevertheless, the two of us (plus an aperitif for me) managed to finish the Holiday decorations with minimal stress and even a spirit of unexpected cooperation.

.          Today was the day the Santa Claus mannequin display was finished and placed near the front entrance. The Santa Claus outfit on it is the one I received last year as part of the Santa Paws 5k walk/race charity event.  In some of today’s photos, the four-legged creature posing in front of the door, is none other than dearest, loveable Tessa, proving once again that she can exhibit grace, tact and calmness when presented with a camera opportunity.

.          Tessa sends lots of doggy kisses together with Holiday Season Greetings to all her friends (everyone, everywhere).

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