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A Tale of Two Sorts of Busy

The smoke seemed to have a mind of its own. Filtering from the owner's cigarette one table over, it conjures images of a snake-charmer playing a flute. It seems to defy physics in how it dances through the air.

The bar was ever-so-slightly slightly too dark for what we were trying to do, the main source of light filtering through Chinese-style red paper lanterns as we were poured through the financial ledgers.

A long pause sets in, we're almost done and getting through the last 10% is taking an effort.

The waiter tells me that the coffee machine is broken and that they're out of chicken pies. Okay, water is fine then, thanks.

We finish going through the ledgers. I'm tired, but not like my two long term friends here. They're both entirely worn out.

Abbie Says: Please Be My Valentine!

On Sleepless in Durham

I met Abbie quite recently and was struck by what a loving girl she is.  She loves to play, she's a bit shy, and she is such a sweetie!  I just wanted to take her home with me.  She is so good - she only climbs into one chair, and that one only after she was invited - but now that is her spot.

Abbie is another foster dog I've photographed in my volunteer work with BFPA.  If you want to meet her and adopt her, please contact Best Friend Pet Adoption, a no-kill animal rescue organization based in central North Carolina.  The folks at BFPA are fabulous and have so many animals who need new human families. Do please support them.

Here are a few images of this sweet, sweet girl.  I think she's just saying, "Take me home! I want to be your Valentine!"

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