With moderate temps this week, the dog has spent most of the week on the back patio. Yesterday we hosted the bi-weekly family gathering, so on Saturday morning, I got up, moved all the patio furniture, swept and hosed off the concrete.
Our biweekly gathering moves from one house to another. Every two weeks someone hosts it, and you never really know if they'll all be there, especially this time of year with vacations and short weekend trips. Still we carry gamely on. Generally, two dozen people show up, from four generations. It's quite the gathering, and we all look forward to it. The hosting house cooks the entree and the visiting houses bring the side dishes.
Still, the dog is enjoying the patio, and no, he didn't get a haircut this week. The holiday got in the way of the planning. Maybe this week.