Three-year-old Laini Tupling and the family’s 6-year-old Shih Tzu, Bentley, spend some quality one-on-one time in a Huggies box. Laini put Bentley into the box first and then climbed in with him. Grandma Ann Featherly of Okanogan took the photo while Laini was visiting. Laini’s parents are Coleman and Megan Tupling of Spokane Valley and Tristan Cook of Yakima.
Dear Abby: I’m in my 40s and my boyfriend of three years is 12 years older. We are in love and our relationship is great. He travels for work and lives in another state, so he flies in to see my daughter and me every other week. Because he is older, he uses Viagra, and it’s kept at my place in a drawer. I assumed that’s where it was always kept.
I want to share a mistake I made several years ago that I didn’t realize was a mistake until last summer. I like to call this “Wrong plant; wrong place.” (This was before I learned the Master Gardener mantra: Right plant; right place.)
It’s easy to be dazzled by all the spectacular citrus in the markets this time of year: blood and Cara Cara oranges, Meyer lemons, a dozen kinds of mandarins, finger limes smaller than your pinkie and Big Wong pummelos the size of your head.
Dear Abby: I have been married to “Carla” for 16 years. It’s my second marriage. My problem is I never see her. She has always spent more time with her mother than with me. We see each other for about an hour a day after she returns from her mom’s, usually at 9:45 to 10 p.m.
A 6-year-old Jewlzz Howell woke up to a morning that changed her life forever. Her mom’s boyfriend at the time told her she had to go to school, but she refused because she didn’t want to. A slap to the face, stunned and sitting alone, her mom entered the room and held her, kissing her face as an apology.
Dear Abby: I recently started working at the hospital where my husband receives his primary care. One afternoon, out of curiosity, I accessed his medical records. In his file it was noted that he is high risk for STDs. In fact, he was treated for two different ones some years back.