9. Serious games of chess were played
8. The littlest niece is a teensy bit afraid of dogs. I think some of it is because she's such a peanut that most dogs are bigger than she is. But my sister's boyfriend has a tiny little pug. So Sammy tried to be friends with Bugsley - which worked mostly. The only problem was that Sammy would get excited and skip across the room and Bugsley would think she wanted to play so she'd bark and run after Sammy with her tail going a mile a minute. Which would promptly cause Sammy to burst into tears. Hey, when you're 2 it's a learning process!