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The Foreign Service roller-coaster tends to rush from one crisis to the next, the workload at times threatening to overwhelm before suddenly dissipating into a lull. With the electoral commission declaring a victor in last week’s presidential vote by the slimmest of margins, and his main rival vowing to fight the decision in court, we’ve had a chance to catch our breath and focus on other things for a change while the whole country awaits the outcome of the court case.


People who had seemingly dropped off our radar all of a sudden resurfaced. One of these was a couple we had met a handful of times through friends. The last time we saw them we learned that they had house-sat for the vet from whom we had adopted Emmie shortly after she had taken in Emmie and her abandoned litter mates. Their mother had been hit by a car when they were a week old, and this couple spent several weeks bottle feeding and taking care of the puppies.



They promised to send us some pictures of “Helga,” the unfortunate name by which our puppy was known before we took her in, but with the impending elections most people had other things to worry about and we had nearly forgotten about the promised pictures. So we were pleasantly surprised when the long-awaited email arrived this week.



The more things change, it seems, the more they stay the same.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. rachel #

    omggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg baby emmieeeeeeeeeeeee

    March 12, 2013
    • I know, Rach, right? And your sister didn’t even want me to post these!!!

      – D

      March 12, 2013
      • rachel #

        she is crazy. best post ever.

        March 13, 2013
  2. So cute! I love puppies. If only they stayed small! :)

    March 12, 2013
    • S thinks that Emmie is actually cuter now that she’s grown into herself…not sure I agree, but you be the judge – we’ve posted a lot of pictures of her since she’s joined our family…what do you think?

      – D

      March 13, 2013
  3. Lissa #

    Adorable, by any name!

    March 12, 2013

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