Friday, January 30, 2009


The dog, not the place. I think it is safe to say that no member of our family will feel a move from the UK back to the states more keenly than our lovable almost 7 year old Gordon Setter, Dixie. In England dogs rock. She’s like a super model only with really bad teeth.

Here she is sporting some antlers a few days before Christmas (blame it on husband). Dixie absolutely loves riding in the car with the top down but honestly, I think she was embarrassed by the antlers-see super model comment above. It was a gray cloudy day (shocking I know) and when people saw her coming down the High Street in town they smiled…every single one of them. Dixie was their day brightener. She acted like a pageant queen celebrating her reign with a parade. The reality was a little bit more like How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Cheers, Joyce


  1. Oh Joyce, I am a huge dog~lover (we have Graham our 13 year old Border Collie mix & Gracie our 2 year old Chocolate Lab)..... Your dog is so precious. Has she ever ridden in a plane before? I've heard there are medications they can give to calm them. And, I know folks who fly often with their dogs and they do great!

  2. Joyce, after returning to the US as an expat for four years I was amazed how much has changed in the dog world. I actually met a Dog Chiropractor at the Dog Park suggesting manipulation for our Golden. I feel it is time for Dixie to go Hollywood and am sure that there is a vet that could give her a Veneer job on those teeth. Her teeth have held her back for too long and when you return to the US they will be expected to be fixed before riding topless in Tim's MG.
    We miss you , Lisa