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November 18, 2004

New addition to the family

Her name is "Tori." Much like Maureen had indicated and what I read in some authoritative puppy books, I was looking for a simple two syllable name. The dog will never identify with it like we humans might; it will simply form a sound she will grow comfortable with and respond to.

She is named for Sr. Maria Giuseppa Pitorri, a close friend of St. Gaspar's. She is the niece of Bp. Francesco Albertini who was St. Gaspar's spiritual director. St. Gaspar served as her spiritual director, and she later gave a deposition at his canonization process.

I wore her out today. It is a bit traumatic for an eight-week-old puppy to be separated from Mom, make a two-hour drive and then get introduced to a new house. The Parish team threw a little welcome home party for her. Sr. Mary Joseph, OP and my sister Kathy came over later to meet her. I hope she sleeps well tonight.

Posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. at November 18, 2004 8:56 PM

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She was too cute tonight and soooo tired from her long day. Welcome to the family Tori!

Posted by: Kathy Lamphier at November 18, 2004 9:37 PM

welcome, Tori!

who knows how a dog understands her name!

Posted by: Maureen Lahiff at November 20, 2004 7:43 AM

I want one...

Posted by: Alice at November 21, 2004 2:12 PM

Adorable. Absolutely adorable.

And as I said in Chicago, you'll get to explain something about St. Gaspar's life every time someone asks her name...

Posted by: Patrick at November 21, 2004 2:37 PM

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