Just a few iPhone snap shots: Here’s Cocoa Joy in the car on her way home after her first visit back to Dog School 101. Trainers sent her home with a Christmas gift and a new leather lead! She got to see Sandy, who calls her “Cocomo” and Xalina, who gave her lots of hugs . . . and kisses, too.


Here’s the way people buy Christmas trees in Atlanta. “Ba Humbug!”  I didn’t get mine here.


I’ve finally mastered the fireplace. In Toccoa I had gas logs (a turn of a knob), but here—it’s back to using the real stuff—oak.