This all began a while ago in the snow of last winter and hey! it is winter again so I'll have another go at a daily glimmers of gems in a craggy old world. Diamonds in the Ruff.
1. A delightful give and take conversation with our dog minder-the idiosyncrasies of her chickens, the trail of eccentric boarders.
2. The doggy smell of the beast beside me on the couch.
3. Getting a table at a favorite Vietnamese restaurant when we had been turned away a week ago.