Yesterday, I shared with y’all that Gretchen’s Mirror froze for the first time this year.  It did it again this morning, and Honeydew’s excitement was even greater than it was before.  He ran laps around the couch, dancing with Roy and Buck, rubbing Cain’s head, singing the Canadian National Anthem.

I had not yet brought my steaming mug of eggnog and coffee to my lips, and Honeydew’s enthusiasm nearly exhausted me, charming though he is.

But then I remembered this picture flashing across the screen at our rehearsal dinner, and I sipped my coffee, and Honeydew’s excitement came into focus for me.

My friends, hockey season is upon us.

O winter, we stand on guard for thee!

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