Archive - Nov 2011 - Entertainment News Article
Fido hates the woodstove.
Go figure. Dogs are supposed to love them, if you believe the pictures in the L.L. Bean catalogs.
â€śGet me out of here,â€ť he pleaded. â€śWhat is this? Aruba?â€ť
This was on one of those really cold days in early November, when the wind howled and the temperatures dove. Outside, our street was frozen solid, with icy spots all over the place.
I built a fire in the woodstove and things were darned cozy at our place, at least for me.
Fido retreated from the living room and took up a post under the dining room table. He panted.
â€śPeople get the wrong idea about Oakland,â€ť Fido said.
â€śYeah, I know. What makes you say that?â€ť
â€śI was there for more than a month, and I didnâ€™t see anything like the stuff that showed up on the Jon Stewart Show or the TV news.â€ť
Fido leafed through the California section of the Sunday New York Times, pondering the pictures. When Fido reads the papers, itâ€™s awkward because his finger dexterity is poor, and he tends to get distracted easily.
This time, he lingered.
ictor and Dennee Alcala welcomed a baby boy, Ezra Xavier on Sept. 30. â€śEzra arrived late but was well worth the wait. He has been welcomed into the world by a large, loving circle of family and friends who have provided support in countless ways,â€ť sez the new parents. â€¦