For all the angst and controversy over Facebook at times, it can be a helping platform as well. Case in point....Our Bayfield Pines community has two Facebook sites one of which was started by Kelly a while back. Last night (Sunday) one of our residents (Sinnan) had a local 'lost dog' ad pop up on her Facebook so in turn, she posted it on Kelly's Bayfield Pines site. That notice then popped up on my computer's Bayfield Pines Facebook late Sunday night. This morning our phone rang early and it was another friend of ours (Carin) here in the Park wondering if Pheebs was missing because they had a dog on the porch that looked like Pheebs. I overheard Kelly talking on the phone to someone about a lost dog and I right away remembered Sunday night's Facebook notice. 'Bingo' From the original Facebook notice, Kelly wasn't long in tracking down the dog's owner and was able to phone her with the good news. Kelly said the lady was so happy she was crying on the phone. Within twenty minutes the owner and 'Danny the lost dog' were joyfully reunited. Happy smiles all around. Isn't it nice in this day and age of so much dissent and turmoil to have a story with a happy ending. And it shows how internet sites like Facebook can indeed be used for good things. And how nice to be able to start my post off this morning with something uplifting other than my usual nattering about the weather:))
RED BELLIED WOODPECKER AND A BLACK CAP CHICKADEE
|THIS IS DANNY THE LOST DOG AND HE SURE LOOKS LIKE PHEEBS|
|A COUPLE OF PICS BEFORE WE LEFT OUR PARK THIS MORNING|
|PHEEBS ALWAYS GETS A TREAT AT THE SOLO GAS BAR AND HERE SHE IS LEANING OUT THE BACK WINDOW PATIENTLY WAITING FOR THE LADY GAS ATTENDANT TO BRING HER ONE|
|ANOTHER ALGOMA SHIP LOADING SALT AS WELL|
|AND A 300mm TELEPHOTO SHOT OF ANOTHER SHIP A COUPLE MILES OFFSHORE AWAITING ITS TURN|
|THIS LADY WAS THE ONLY BOARDWALKER WE SAW THIS MORNING| HEADING HOME AND IT'S NOT ONLY TRAINS THAT CAN RUN ON TRACKS
The day remained cloudy, cold, and damp. In a last-ditch stand to keep the squirrels off the bird station, I put an old lamp post globe on the top of the feeder along with a couple other containers. So far, so good and I did not see any skydiving squirrels today. Fingers crossed.
AND BY GOLLY WE EVEN SPOTTED 'OLD LONESOME' ON THE WAY HOME I'M HOPING THAT SMOOTH ROUND GLOBE WILL ACT AS A DETERRENT TO THE SKY-DIVING SQUIRREL LANDING ON THE BIRD STATION MALE CARDINAL I BELIEVE THIS MIGHT BE A HAIRY WOODPECKER BECAUSE IT LOOKED BIGGER THAN A DOWNIE WOODPECKER I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS LITTLE CHAP WAS BLUE JAY
|BLACK CAP CHICKADEE|
|RED BELLIED WOODPECKER|
|THE FELLOW IN THE CAR WITH THE 'V' SIGN WAS OUR SALESMAN THAT DAY|
An American tourist was visiting a small village in Newfoundland. He approached a local person and asked, "What's the quickest way to Marystown?" The local, scratched his head, "Are ya walkin' er drivin'?" he asked the stranger. "I'm driving," said the stranger. "Well, that's the quickest way then."