Yesterday’s drive up to Nashville was punctuated with a stop over in Chattanooga for a cup of coffee at a section of the city called the North Shore. It is on the northern side of the Tennessee River. The pedestrian bridge that spans the river is in the background. Cocoa Joy could not make the trip with me so she informed me that she wanted to stay with Bronson!

I said, “No Way! You’re not staying alone with your boyfriend.” Sandy, Cocoa’s trainer and Bronson’s Momma spoke up and said Cocoa could stay, and she would watch out for them. “Okay,” I said giving in, “but no hugs and kisses unsupervised.”