I don't much care for water or wet things. I try to stay out of the rain and refuse to walk on wet grass. So, it was a shock to me when we were staying at East Harbor State Park on Lake Erie and my mother took me to the beach and pulled me into the lake. It wasn't enough that my feet got wet, but she pulled until I could no longer touch bottom. Eureka! I was swimming. I swam back to my dad, … [Read more...]
As a child-free person, I'm a pet-mommy. Check out my pets' exploits in this section. I have the most well-traveled pets on the planet.
We were at the KOA in Salt Lake City on June 11th, 2010 --- my 4 month birthday. My parents, Ed and Ros, surprised me with Fido cookies, birthday hats and singing "Happy Birthday" (badly and out of tune) to me just after dinnertime. I didn't care much for the hat. But they can sing "Happy Birthday" to me anytime they feel like supplying frosted doggy cookies for dessert. … [Read more...]
I never fully appreciated "the dog ate my homework" excuse until just a few days ago when Jasper chewed up my power supply. I felt bad enough being out of contact for days at a time during our cross-country roadtrip and camping in areas which had no Internet access, but to have the dog chew the power supply cord within moments of finally picking up a wireless connection almost sent me around … [Read more...]
Jasper, our 3 month old chocolate labrador retriever puppy had his first play date today with Harley, a 4.5 month old yellow lab puppy. Fun was had by all. The dogs ran, frolicked, nipped at each other, played with a rope toy and but for the fact that Harley lost a wisker (I felt SO bad), no one was seriously injured. We owners, Grace (Harley's mom) and Ed and I could barely contain ourselves … [Read more...]
We have a new family member and travel companion - Buddha Boy Jasper (Jasper) - an 8 week old Chocolate Labrador retriever that we picked up yesterday from White Robin Kennels in Princeton, B.C. The photo (above right) was taken during the hour-long ride home, during which he cried just a little and then slept in my arms the rest of the way. We stopped just once at Stemwinder Provincial Park to … [Read more...]