Woman's Best Friend: Monday, August 3, 2009

So, I got back from Ali's shower and bachelorette weekend last night at about 8 p.m. Other than some excruciating abdominal/lower back pain on Friday night that forced me to take two vicodin and call it a night (thanks for putting up with my groaning, Christina and Andy...and Molly!), I felt pretty good during the trip and even managed to stay out -- and more importantly, awake -- until about 1 a.m. on Saturday night. I'll post a few highlights from the weekend tomorrow but in the meantime, here are a few shots of the summer house guest I mentioned last week.

Many people have done extraordinarily generous things for me over the past several months. However, one of the most generous gifts I've received is from my brother; it arrived last week and it didn't cost a cent. My brother has loaned me his best friend, River, who is his four-year old yellow Lab. Bobby knows that I adore his dog and so, despite the fact that he misses him terribly, he has loaned him to me so I have River's company during the last half of my wellness campaign. Our days will consist of visits to the dog park (where he will invariably try to hump anything that moves), long walks in my neighborhood, and many afternoon swims in my parent's pool. He's a sweetheart and will make great company for me, especially during those yucky, painful days. Here he is. He's beautiful, isn't he?


  1. Absolutely handsome guy! Here's what I thought I sent you... He writes every Tuesday: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/31/life-lessons-from-the-family-dog/

  2. So sorry you're in pain -- hope it gets better soon. Lucy told me she can't wait to come over and visit River!

  3. What a completely generous brother! River looks like he will make a fine wellness campaign partner. :-)

  4. Labs are the best!! Glad you have River with you. Luca sends lots of kisses.

  5. River will be a wonderful companion and make you smile in the moments when nothing else can. He is an excellent snuggler and foot warmer- a gentle giant.
    Love you,