Friday, May 17, 2013

Swell stuff—all weekend long

I make waves wherever I go: in this case, Lake Waban.
"It's the blogging dog!" one of my fans cried out as she spotted me trotting along the path around Lake Waban. Indeed. With her was the fetching Tessa, a black, silky-haired pup. Our meet-and-greet was one of the highlights of my day.

It's those kinds of community-building encounters that get me up and going every morning, and this weekend a whole bowlful of them are planned for our little swell town.

Speaking of swell, kudos to the best news source in town, The Swellesley Report. Always inventive, fun and informative, TSR also has the good sense to feature me every once in a while, and for that I am grateful. My handsomeness decorated a TSR story about the top dog names in Wellesley—mine is one of them, of course, but TSR lists all of the names. Literary Mom would like to meet Mr. Bingley and especially Mr. Darcy; Dad, who once wrote an article about a sea captain, might like to meet Ahab, or perhaps Clio, the muse of history, and definitely Lincoln; my music- and theater-loving sister, Cordelia or perhaps Cyrano, and definitely Wolfgang.

You can collect lots more dog names, and meet them, too,  at Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, especially at the dog contest, from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the field in front of the Warren Building on Rte. 16. I'll try to make it, but first I must head to Lake Waban, to meet my public. They're expecting me.