God bless the Sun! It’s so fine to see the hens happily pecking about the yard, all of them alive and well and just fine. OK, so, I fretted a bit too much. I’d rather err on that side.
As for the new dog, well, my dear strong spouse has encouraged me to buck up and accept what we started. It’s a terrific life lesson, so I said, “I’m in” and we’re off, to train an old dog and a boy (and clearly me too) about forging relationships and making commitments.