(I bought a little mat to put the dog's dishes on. We have no dog. This does not count as progress towards a dog. Alas. But it's sturdy denim and canvas, washable, and it says, "good dog." So there you have that.
Oh, I do have puppy update, actually: the breeder called and said the puppies were born Monday, that all dogs concerned were safe and healthy, and that there's a little silver-beige pup we could come meet when she's a bit older. So we'll see about that.)
I think I have something to say about the fictionalized autobiography I read earlier today, but right now it's time to make cookies and get the house into some semblance of order.