Yorkies are such a high energy dog breed that I find they need a lot of exercise to keep them calm during the day. To this end, the girls and I take two walks around the block every day.
The studio is in such an interesting neighborhood. You never know what you might see, but this day we were delighted by the potpourri of smells. As we stepped outside we were at once struck by the tart sweet smell of the fruit blossoms. As we headed west, we could smell the ever present smell of cooking dog food from the factory 3 blocks over. (It makes some people queasy, but it just makes me and Lois hungry!) As we round the first corner we catch a whiff of the spring flowers in the neighbor's garden. A little farther along we arrive at the little building where they prepare the food for the taco stand down the street. Most days we catch a whiff of roasting pork and peppers as we pass, but today we're delighted that the proprietor is chopping tangy limes in her open window. Combined with the mint wafting from her garden it is a veritable mojito! Then we round the corner again and make the long trek through the bank parking lot. As we near the eastern end, we begin to smell the roasting onions from the restaurant on the corner and a yummy far off whiff of Chinese food from some yet undiscovered restaurant. One more lovely cherry tree and our walk is nearing it's end. Back to the studio where we end our walk with the smells of raspberry tea and sawdust. Not a bad way to start our day!
I'm getting excited for finals to be over next week. That starts the beginning of "Courtney season". (She's ours for the summer and with her extra help I'm hoping to get somewhat caught up with the "procrastination pile" and really get our ducks in a row for the Shepherd's Bush retreat. I wish it were "Courtney AND Kelly season", but I can't have everything I want. I'll take a little Kelly any time I can get her.
Here's what we got shipped out this week.