It's Paws on Grand, known in my circle (e.g. Josh and my family) as Dog Day, when St. Paul's Grand Avenue businesses all rally together to create this mini-festival for dogs, owners, and dog fans. I fall into the third category. Josh and I have been in dog-related discussions for ages and are finally getting more serious about it. This future canine companion would be the third dog in my life. My family loves collies: the first, Chablis, died when I was five or six, and the second, Hayden, saw me all the way through high school.
It was a Big Deal when my family brought Hayden home, as my brother, Phillip, illustrates in this report:
|He's sliding on ice.|