We had to say goodbye to our dog Buffy. She was 13 years old, and she had a tumor that was taking over her body. We only figured it out last week when her abdomen swelled significantly and she stopped eating.
The picture below was from about two weeks ago. Her groomer sent it to us.
It's great that she's in a better place now, but it's still so sad. Why do dogs have to get cancer? Better yet, why do they live for such a short amount of time?
...And then there were three.
Now, I just have to wait for my mom to walk in the door in the next few weeks with a new dog. Just wait. I'm not saying a new dog will replace Buffy, but I think my mom just likes having four four-legged friends.
Well, well, well. What now? I don't have anything in particular to blog about today. I did take a lot of photos of food, though. Did you expect anything less?
Two weekends ago (remember when I blogged every day??), I went to Francesca's Tavola in Arlington Heights with my parents. If you live in Chicago, then you may have been to one of the Francesca restaurants. I've been to the one on Taylor Street in Little Italy before, but I didn't even realize that they were the same chain of restaurants. The best part, however, is that it didn't feel like a chain at all. It was a wonderfully unique dining experience.
We started with a 2009 Serpaiolo, which was one of the best wines I've ever had. Until recently, you couldn't buy it anywhere in the US except at Francesca's.
I am going to New Jersey tomorrow to visit my cousins, so hopefully I will recap it sooner than later. Can you believe that I'm so close to finishing my summer classes? I sure can't.....