Happy St. Patrick’s Day


This interesting name, with variant spelling O’Casey, is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic “O’Cathasaigh”, from the Gaelic prefix “O” indicating “male descendant of”, plus the personal byname “Cathasach”, meaning vigilant or watchful. Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, revered elders, or from some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by “O”, as above, or “Mac”, denoting “son of”. Six distinct septs of this name existed in Ireland

An Eventful Tuesday

Tuesday was a day of firsts for Walker.  In the morning, we gave him his first bath.  It is just a sponge bath at this point, but he did not seem to mind it too much.  Hopefully he also won’t mind his first full bath, which should come later this week.

Then, after lunch, Walker went for his first walk.  He slept through most of it, but did open his eyes a few times to see the neighborhood.  Sadly, I don’t think Lilly enjoyed walking with a stroller that much, but she only got run over once.  I guess that is all it took.

Parental Comparisons

So we’ve established that Walker has less hair than his cousins. But how does he stack up with his parents? The picture quality on the old photographs is unfortunately a little sub par. Somehow my current access to technology meant I had to take cell phone photos of the original photos.




Let Sleeping Babies/Dogs Lie

Many people have asked how Lilly is handling the new addition to the family. I’d have to say she’s taking it in stride. In general she’s been calmly curious and often gives Walker a quick sniff as she walks by. Occasionally a Walker “squeal” is misinterpreted as a rodent noise and she scurries off to another part of the house in hunting mode. Tonight however is the first time I’ve seen her choose to sleep next to Walker. We’ll see if it progresses to being his bodyguard like Eli has done with Kira