Let me introduce you to my new friend - Alfie Spencer Ellis. He lives with the friend with whom I stayed while I was out of town. Alfie is a Bichon Frise, and Alfie requires attention 24/7! He is cute as a button, but he is heavy maintenance! Alfie's main trick is jumping 3 feet in the air from a standing-still position. He does it often (every two minutes). He loves to eat cantaloupe and will beg incessantly while you are at the breakfast table. His form of begging includes jumping up into your lap when you least expect it! When you are stretched out on the couch, hoping to get a short nap, Alfie decides that is the best time to practice jumping on the furniture, running full speed up the stairs to the kitchen and back to the couch, pouncing on all fours in the middle of your stomach, or maybe your face! In spite of it all, he is a sweet, cuddly, fuzzy, soft love of a puppy - and I am so glad I finally met him.
More trip notes will be forthcoming, as soon as I have had time to process memories. I missed all of you!