Happy (belated) New Year! 2013 had its share of ups and downs, but ended on a very positive note when my brand new nephew (first baby in the family!) arrived just in time for Christmas.
Wolf Levon was the best gift ever and made the holidays extra special. He is the light of our lives!
Wolf was born just days before the ice storm, which left most of my family without power for several days. We were fortunate and had plenty of warmth to share, so the entire gang moved in. I didn’t mind one bit!
Of course we all had quite a bit of cabin fever after being cooped up during the miserable weather. Thankfully we were able to get some fun runs in with friends, even when the conditions were less than favourable. I logged my coldest run possibly ever with a wind chill of -38C (-36.4F). Ski masks saved the day!
We also added a new, unexpected, member to the family over the holidays. We had to take Miles in for the ol’ snip-snip and he made a friend while at the clinic. Meet Marlowe:
She is a ~4-year-old mixed breed rescue who was fostered by our vet and has been looking for a forever home. How could we turn her down when her name fits so well? 😉 We actually declined at first but couldn’t stop thinking about her, and ended up going back to see her again. Then, once Miles had fully recovered from his operation, we brought her home for a “trial.” Needless to say, she’s been with us ever since.
Marlowe has had a rough history and was very nervous and skittish at first. She definitely needs a bit of extra TLC, but she warmed up very quickly and has made herself perfectly comfortable in her new home. Most importantly, she and Miles are the best of friends.