As long as Sophie doesn't do her business on my small stump, she can stay.
I've been fulfilling my love of sewing and crafting vicariously through some Etsy buys. Sophie is the sweet creation of Mirkah. The Ciancosi family down the street from my childhood home had a Dachshund and, between you and me, I never liked her. To my knowledge she never bit anyone, but you always felt like she might. Or she at least wanted to. But Sophie has been perfectly behaved since her arrival.
My small stump (made by, who else, Small Stump) reminds me of a stump that was halfway between my childhood home and that of my best friend, Margie. No matter which direction we were headed, we always met at the stump at the appointed time - after ensuring the clocks on our microwaves were in sync of course (it was, after all, 1.5 blocks away).
And I'm one day late wishing you a Happy October! It's always been my favorite month - the month of my birth, but also the month of sweaters, pumkins, falling leaves, and cider. Have a happy one!