Well, at least that’s over. Even for a notoriously dreary and dreadful month, March was particularly dismal here at the House of Hank, as an epic plague descended upon Hank’s lands.
He considered naming this post What Hank Sharts but thought better of it.
Although Hank has been fit, his minions have decidedly not been so. Hank hopes
April May will prove better in every possible way because healthy minions without tuberculosis make his life much, much sunnier.
Cap bundles up.
So what have The Boys been up to in spite of the various plagues upon this house?
Hank went down to our State Capital of Olympia for Humane Lobby Day 2013 to ask his electeds to support pending humane legislation and fund and implement the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan already. Arrooo! While there, he saw some things:
Yes. This spooky.
On a brighter note, he also managed to go all downward dog and completed 28 straight days of yoga without loss of life or limb. Woof!
Hank and Cap headed to Sakya Monastery for a little Losar celebration—the Year of the Water Snake—though times continue tough in the Land of Snows.
The wee kids made sure that Hank and Cap were showered in tsampa, which was nice.
Then the boys hopped the lake to the Mercer Island VFW and joined the local Northwest Sherpa Society Losar celebration. Here they devoured some phenomenally good grub and butter tea.
…Hank & Cap are kind of wild about butter tea. And chang! Oh. Chang.
Speaking of spirits, wouldn’t you know that the party was right across the street from one of Hank’s favorite spots? Yes, the Roanoke Inn.
In other news, Hank hosted Phoebe Super Dog for a spell…
Wheee! And her small, nefarious henchman, El Diablo…
Hank even slipped into his slimming seal costume and ventured to the wilds of West Seattle for a SealSitters event, where he saw one very smart baby seal…
and met one very adorable one.
Hank’s looking forward to putting in some time with our harbor seal pups who need a time out, much as he did with endangered Hawaiian monk seals back in the day. He’ll stay incognito, of course—seals find him fresh and fancy in the water but not so much on sand.
That’s it for now, but Hank still has a lot of things to tell you. Stay tuned, friends!
The Water Snake represents a direct and straightforward, but also flexible, life attitude.
— Chagdud Gonpa Foundation