The first time I hung out with J, we watched a huge thunderstorm from the entry way to our building. We had a beer and watched some tv. I met E, and was, of course, charmed by the three of them. A few months and a proposal at the MFA later, and here we are. Rocking a neighborhood engagement session in the fenway. Little did I realize how many friends we would make at the dog park. The handsome chinook is Hartford. He is one of Miss Sadie's favorite playmates and our downstairs neighbor. Five? Seven? Nine? That's about how many Hartford toys Sadie has stolen or destroyed since that summer thunderstorm.