A concerned party who knows me commented via email that I did not mention my beloved brother Riley in my initial blog. Yes, all is well with him and no I do not think that I need to seek professional help because I "ignored" him in my first post. You see, Riley my Jack Russell "terrible" brother usually gets/insists on ALL of the attention ALL of the time. Riley, my brother, is an 8 year old JRT who likes to create havoc, steal attention and bite my ears when he's frustrated. Here is his holiday picture in one of his quieter moments. Oh, and by the way, he is Canadian - like my mom - but I don't hold that against them.