My friend Joan, Waffles' breeder came with our friend Jane to see my new office today. They stopped at the house ahead of time to say "hi" to the girls and see there new, bigger bed in front of the stove. It never ceases to amaze me how excited my pugs get to see Joan. Waffles, I understand, she belonged to Joan for the first two year of her life, but Alfie gets even more excited than Waffles each time Joan arrives. Joan, of course, is equally enthused to see them. It is hard not to think of her as an animal whisperer when you see this exchange.