Betty is having a beautiful birthday. She woke up and got to talk to or hear from all her loved ones -- this is the best thing about birthdays -- including Tita in Barranquilla, who is in the middle of full-on dancing-in-the-streets carnival and couldn't talk for long! Then Cocoa and Betty went on a trip to Prospect Park in Brooklyn where they walked among the bikers and the cold wind and the leaves and scampered under the trees. They arrived too late to catch the "Bark Obama" doggie event, but they still loved the idea and felt the energy. Cocoa received many adoring points and smiles and compliments from park-dwellers and subway-riders, old and young, from all walks of life. Betty thinks that a chihuahua is even better than an iPod. She has enjoyed walking un-wired for a change, looking all around her and hearing the wind and the shouts of sports players and children and the rustling crunches of sticks and leaves and the contented grunts and sniffs of her friend.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE LOVING BIRTHDAY WISHES.