In the last week before we leave to travel around the world, I haven't spent much time thinking about our trip or even about the things we have left to do before we leave on Saturday. Instead, I am spending all my spare time thinking about and being with our two wonderful dogs, Chewy and Abby. Every time I see their sweet, trusting faces, or their tails wagging as we pet them, my heart breaks just a little because they have no idea that we are going to be away from them for so long.
I don't want to express all the fears and anxieties I have about leaving them; in fact, I don't even want to admit to myself many of those concerns. I would rather spend my time spoiling them. So, I baked them "pupcakes," carob-infused cupcakes for our two dogs, which smelled so good that Patrick wanted me to make a batch for him.
Chewy did not leave my side through the baking process. He plopped down on the floor while I was stirring together the ingredients, managed to connive me into letting him lick the spoon (darn those cute puppy faces), and posed for me while I was taking pictures.
I couldn't get a single non-blurry picture of him eating the pupcakes because watching him eat is like watching a tornado rip a house to shreds. Abby, on the other hand, daintily ate her pupcake in several large bites. I didn't taste them but, as far as I can tell, the pupcakes were a rousing success.