White Dog is torpid with contentment. Christmas Eve Open House brought together friends we haven't seen for ages, as well as heart family who share our lives in every way. There was lots of incredible food. Santa has been here. He was very generous to two- and four-leggeds alike. A houseful of wrapping paper and scads of packing boxes have revealed the treasures hidden until this morning...tokens of love from very special people who live all over the country and who could not be here in person to share the joy of exchanging gifts. White Dog is overwhelmed at the physical manifestation of how indulged, and blessed, and lucky and loved she is (we all are)...she prays that someday no one will be lonely, or homeless, or hungry, or without hope on this day.