Monday, 27 April 2015

And They Call It Puppy Love

April 28,2015

I have been an animal lover as long as I have had a memory. We had a cat... or feline friend... as you cat -lovers would call them for about 6 years, a lovely seal point Siamese cat.

After a period of being pet-free ...but not child-free, we decided to get a dog..... a six month old Golden Retriever... that became part of our family for 10 years, and later, another  Golden that lived with us for an additional 8 years.

The feeling of loss that we experienced with the last pet was the deciding factor in our resolve not to have another pet..... in our home. But like "grand" children, "grand" pets can visit, romp and play, give and receive lots of love..... then return to their respective homes.  This  is the case with  "Zoe"  (rhymes with Joey), an 8 week old Golden Retriever  that belongs to our daughter and son-in-law.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Short City Sojourn

April 21,2015

While walking and driving about my city this week,  I managed to capture a few pictures. Actually I should clarify that I was not behind the wheel and was therefore able to look about and find something that I thought might be "post-worthy".  This is not an easy task as there is not a lot of Spring evident, at least in the conventional Hallmark, tulips -blooming-fluffy yellow chicken, aspect. Thanks to hubby for being my chauffeur.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Persistence,Perseverance and Perspective

April 14,2015

Nature is an absolutely wonderful force. Sometimes it needs to be "reckoned with", other times appreciated and still others one needs to put it in perspective.

Nature, in this case the seasons of the year, allow those of us living in the east coast of Canada to have 4 very distinct seasons and they all arrive each year....some sooner,some later and stay for varying amounts of time. This time has been averaged over 12 months and amounts to approximately 3 months each. An example would be the ever illusive "Spring". Beginning on the 21st of March and ending on the 21st of June according to the calendar, anyway, it heralds the arrival of new buds on trees , new growth in our gardens and a lilt in our step. The rather  seedy side of  Spring is the rotting snow permeated with the dirt, sand and twigs of a hard winter.

Monday, 6 April 2015

You Knew It Was Coming.

April 8,2015

I am beginning to believe that my brain has begun to decay as a result of the cold, damp weather that has decided to call this part of Canada "home". As a direct result of "brain rot" I have failed to motivate myself to  produce the type of results for the "Wordless Wednesday" on Tuesday, that would normally make me proud..... or at the very least quite pleased.