HOPEFUL PARENTS KEEP A WARY EYE ON OUR PRESENCE
I don't think anyone understands better the rigors & difficulties of living with another human being in a small space for a prolonged period of time more than full time RV folks. As Snow Birds, Kelly & I do that very thing, but for only about half the time each year that full time folks do. I think it takes a special kind of relationship with a lot patience & understanding between two people to be together 24/7 day after day after day. Kelly has a whole lot more of that patience stuff than I do. Not easy for someone like myself who likes the freedom of my own space but I must say, I have adapted reasonably well when we are on the road. But, I do look forward to arriving home in the Spring to our bigger sticks & bricks &'stretching out.'
MOMMA GOOSE ATOP HER NEST NERVOUSLY MOVES TO THE WATERS EDGE AS WE APPROACH…POPPA GOOSE COMES FLYING IN TO WARD OFF THE INTRUDERS
Today, Kelly headed off to Cambridge for a couple days. Her Son Ben & now wife Bri were married last January in the Dominican Republic & Kelly, along with some other friends & family members were not able to attend the wedding. Ben & Bri are having a second wedding reception in Cambridge Ontario today, so Kelly headed over this afternoon to attend that. It's about an hour & 40 minute drive. She will be staying at Ben & Bri's house until Sunday or maybe Monday visiting with family. Space there was limited so Pheebs & I opted to stay home & hold the Fort. I'm not comfortable with large people gatherings anyway so it's far less hassle for everybody if Pheebs & I just stay home & hang out. Besides, I like the change of pace. Pheebs & I can crank up the stereo & rock to some tunes. We can watch 'Family Guy' when we want & I can eat peanut butter & honey sandwiches for breakfast, dinner, & supper. Groovy:))
SPLASHDOWN AS POPPA GOOSE LANDS NEAR THE NEST…MOMMA PREENS HER FEATHERS WHILE POPPA KEEPS A WARY EYE ON US
A few people have asked if we will get a playmate for Pheebs, especially since we were used to having 3 dogs before. We have not ruled that out but we are not actively searching. Of course we weren’t actively searching years ago either when Checkers & the Motormouse unexpectedly became part of our family. We have always liked the idea of more than one dog though. They are always good company for each other & it's double the love & entertainment for all of us. I suppose if the right situation cropped up & another little pooch was desperately needing a kind & loving home we would probably go out of our way to make that happen.
A SMALL BABY PAINTED TURTLE KEEPS AN EYE ON ALL THE COMMOTION
Generally, after the death of a pet people are in extreme grief over the loss. Some never own a pet again because they do not want to go through the grief of loosing another best Pal. We have lost 3 best Pal's in less than one year & I'm sure that same thought briefly entered my mind as well. But thankfully the thought was only brief. Loss is always remembered & best Pals are always thought of, but time is the healer of all wounds. As I sit here in my recliner today I can look over to my right & see the 3 little wooden boxes & the 3 little doggy collars. I can dwell on that & easily let myself slip into sadness. Or, I can look over to the left side of my computer.
There, contentedly sound asleep on the couch is our fabulous Pheebs. Nothing more I can do about the past but I sure can love & enjoy the present. Pheebe is here now & had we not dealt with our grief, she would not be here at all. We would have not missed these past 9 months with the Pheebs for anything. The ongoing every day joy is far greater than the grief we have struggled through. We will forever have our past memories of Max, Checkers, & the Motormouse & we will forever have our present day love right now for the Pheebs. And, time does heal the wounds….if you let it.
There are countless numbers of best Pals out there in the world who need to be loved & taken care of & countless little critters looking for an opportunity to return & share that love. If you have lost your best Pal, don't deny yourself the love of another best Pal, & more importantly than that, don't deny that little critter it's once in a life time opportunity of loving you. Gloria & Ron from Seaforth Ontario did just that recently after sadly loosing their little 7 year old mini Schnauzer Aby (Abby) to cancer. Gloria & Ron, despite being heavily grieved did not deny another little critter a loving home. Spencer, also a mini Schnauzer, came home with them & brought a new light & a new life, into their lives. We wish them many warm & happy love filled years ahead.
<<< WONDER HOW MANY MILLIONS OF TRIPS THESE LITTLE BEES MAKE TO KEEP ME SUPPLIED WITH HONEY FOR MY PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES
Had myself a wee bit of a domestic day. Couple loads of laundry, cleaned some windows, vacuumed some floors & fixed myself up a Gourmet meal of the finest breads topped with the yummiest peanut butter & honey in the land. It is truly a true Connoisseur of crushed peanuts & spun honey that I are. Of course this was just dessert. Me main course consisted of a mighty fine 'Hungry Man' turkey dinner complete with dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, and a small Apple-Cranberry dessert which of course had to be followed by my real dessert of peanut butter & honey. Oh darn, forgot to get the mandatory blog foody photo.
Chuck & Geri over at HAPPY TRAILS are Workamping for the summer at the ZION RIVER RV RESORT in one of my very much most favorite States, Utah. As the name suggests, the Park is near Zion Canyon in southern Utah & if you haven’t been to Zion you had better put it on your list right along with Bryce Canyon not too darned far away. I have been to both these places twice & they are true ‘eye poppers’. Geri has some mighty fine photos of Utah at it’s best. We met Chuck, Geri, & the ‘Hound Herd’, Scotty, Doogie Bowser & Radar this past winter at Darby Well Road near Ajo, Arizona. Nice bunch a Critters:))
CAME ACROSS THIS HARMLESS BUT CHARMING LITTLE GARTER SNAKE TODAY AS WELL
Can’t remember if I mentioned it or not but Ivan finally made it back up to Alberta Canada a short while ago. He didn’t quite make a perfect landing as he brought his 5th wheel down the home stretch on 3 out of 4 wheels. But, I’ll let Ivan tell you all about that………..
MOMMA GOOSE IS BACK ON HER NEST AS WE DEPART THE AREA
Published the blog early tonight because Pheebs & are headed out in the Jeep to find us a nice vantage point with which to watch the year's largest full moon rise over the darkened quiet countryside. Of course we have a partial cloud cover so the moon rise could be a big bust. However, nice bonding time for me & the Kid:))
LONE FISHERMAN ON BAYFIELD’S SOUTH PIER AT SUNSET
GROANER'S CORNER:(( "The doctor said he would have me on my feet in two weeks." "And did he?" "Yes, I had to sell the car to pay the bill."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.