Dodger and I

As many of you know, I used to have many pets. Our home was considered to be a petting zoo between all the critters we kept. Since I lost Chester, my last dog about 6 years ago, I have been without pets of my own. My daughter was out of the house and still had… Continue reading Dodger and I

My Daughter Came to Visit

Several years ago, my daughter Angela packed her bags and headed west. She hated Winnipeg (often called Winterpeg – for good reasons). It is not unusual for temperatures during the winter to get to a low of -40 (which is the same temperature in both C & F. Combined with a nasty wind much of… Continue reading My Daughter Came to Visit

Taking Advantage of an Unusually Mild November Day

Occasionally we have some above 0C temperatures in November, but usually by now, the days are mostly below 0C. So, with a predicted high of plus 9, I knew I would be out walking a trail or 2 in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park. The next 2 days are predicted to be even a little bit… Continue reading Taking Advantage of an Unusually Mild November Day

A Day in the Life

Today I got to spend a few hours with my little buddy – Coconut! His family was going to be away for much of the day and as he is aging, he has developed problems with his eyes. He needs regular drops in each eye a few times a day. Of course, I was willing… Continue reading A Day in the Life

A Beautiful Morning in Birds Hill Provincial Park – part 3

Time to move onto my last trail of the morning. This is Cedar Bog, self-guiding trail. I have walked this trail before. The first time I didn’t look at the map at the start and when I came to a part where the trail divided, I turned around and went back. The second time (after… Continue reading A Beautiful Morning in Birds Hill Provincial Park – part 3

A Day in the Life

Today, I had 3 things on my list of things to do. 1 – visit mother in personal care home – appointment was for 10:30 am 2 – sign lease for new apartment – appointment was for 11:30 am 3 – spend a little time with my buddy Coconut (after noon) Visit with my mother… Continue reading A Day in the Life

It is Coconut Time

Anyone who has been reading my blog for awhile should be familiar with Coconut. He is a little Bichon Frise that I sometimes stay with while his family is out of town. Warning – very cute photos ahead. 🙂 I’ve never been known to ignore other photography possibilities, so I quickly moved on to a… Continue reading It is Coconut Time

Winnipeg to Vancouver – day 1, part 1

As if it isn’t far enough to go from Winnipeg to Vancouver, I decided to take a detour on day 1 and go to Riding Mountain National Park. It isn’t much good coming here just for a few hours, so I booked 2 nights here. 🙂 The drive here was uneventful. I drove the Trans… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – day 1, part 1

House/pet sitting x 2

Just for something different, I ended up with 2 pet sitting opportunities at the same time. One included house sitting, along with the pets (big Toby and his buddy, pretty little Mocha) and the other was coming and going twice a day to spend some time with beautiful Finnegan. The first couple of days, it… Continue reading House/pet sitting x 2

Hanging out with Maximus and Finnegan

You may remember Finnegan from last year when I looked after her and her older sister Neko. Neko has since passed and Finnegan is the only cat in the house now, but she has always been best friends with her large dog friend Maximus who was at doggie day care last time. This time he… Continue reading Hanging out with Maximus and Finnegan