I met Fitzroy and it was glorious

I made plans to meet my Twitter friend Wendy Brandes. I was already looking forward to it when she kindly offered to introduce me to Fitzroy and his dog siblings Gigi and Henry.

In spite of my allergies, I was really, really excited.

But first Wendy warned me. “He’s shy so you have to ignore him till he gets interested!” When I arrived, Fitzroy didn’t scamper away and hide, which I took as a good sign.


Still, I sort of ignored him and instead lavished Gigi with attention. Gigi is very lovable so that was easy.

Gigi the dog is hiding from Monday in the pet ottoman. #dogs #dogstagram #petstagram #pets #tibetanspaniel #flatface #smooshface #squishface

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Fitzroy blinked and squinted and lurked. I’d occasionally get closer and creep down to his level.

Actually it was like a few of my most recent dates.

Eventually Fitzroy came closer.


He got more comfortable. Or maybe just nosy.


When he made eye contact, I was done.

Lovestruck, I sat on the floor and let him play with my hair. I giggled like a schoolgirl, making a fool of myself.

He let me boop his handsome nose. TWICE!

Best day.

Miraculously, my allergies remained manageable.

PS Wendy is lovely too and you should read her blog.


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