Saturday night we met Kathryn and Amanda's new dog, Oscar. He's 2 years old, a short-haired Dachshund, and likes to bury himself under his blanket. He manages to grab a hunk of the blanket and then twist himself until he has completely disappeared underneath. Granted, he's talented but he can't play Hand and Foot which is what the rest of us did. Hand and Foot is a form of Canasta. Apparently, like many card games, the rules can vary. I'm not sure where Amanda obtained the rules we use but the Web site I've linked here has many variations. A simple search on the Internet and you will be awash in Hand and Foot rules. While playing cards we sipped (some of us more than others) a mighty tasty cocktail as created by Amanda. Equal parts Crown Royal, Sour Apple Pucker, and CranMango Juice. Damn that is a tasty drink. It's called the Washington Apple. Damn, I drank a few too many.