Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Campfire on the Beach

Woof!! We're up at the lake!! This is a great place for a dog to run and jump in the water...

I'm not much of a water hound though... but it sure is pretty up here.

Lots of places to hide here...

It helps to be a small stuffie!

Oh wow... look at all the driftwood... We need some for a campfire... I can help!

I got one!!

And there we go... campfire on the beach but not sausages or smores... just the fire... It was beary windy too so we only made a small fire (P.S. this was in June when there was not campfire ban yet!)

 And the big old root masses are beary pretty... as I stare thoughtfully out over the water.

 Or how about this look...

Or maybe this one?

 Oooh, a heart rock... we love it here... that is true.

Can you spot me?

We even found a painted rock here...

 And a few stuffie sized trees on an old stump... I like the hemlock... it's not as prickly as the spruce.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

A Walk and cool Rocks...

Finally... a walk!!! This is what a dog is bred for...

Can you see me?? I blend into the bark pretty good... Ah-hah... tree bark and dog bark... hah!

Hmm... what's that over there? Something tucked into the tree along with me.

It's a little painted rock... a lady bug I think... cool! I know that there are the carved faces in the cottonwood trees here... but the rocks are new.

Ummm... see that fluff on my head... the cottonwood trees are fluffing their cotton... it is everywhere.

 Oooh, a cute heart rock...

 I'm a beary photo-genic little dog...

 It helps to have good balance!

Look what I sniffed out for Mama...

Some wild strawberries... they are teensy tiny but packed with flavour.

 I think this rock looks a bit like a butterfly wing...

The oak ferns are cute and just my size...

A little blue rock with flowers... we took this one along but left the others...

And a brown... no... wait... that's not a rock!!!

Grrrrrr... some doggie did a poopsie and their owner didn't pick it up!! Grrr.... rrrafff!

Flowers? Fireworks?

And one of the carved wooden faces!

 Thimble-berries aren't ready yet...

That was a good walk!!! And the cottonwood fluff almost looks like snow!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sad News - Spooky

We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring you some sad news. Spooky, our cat, has not been doing well since mid-May. Developed a cough that kept getting worse... vet thought it might be asthma but the corticosteroid shot didn't do much... and the coughing got worse. So it was likely a tumour.

Spooky has been with us (well... with Mama) since 2002... They were just 8 weeks old when we got them...

They came from the animal shelter and were covered in fleas!!

But they washed up OK...

Spooky even tolerated Rusty!

But they did get into trouble... even Spooky... her she is helping herself to a new bag of cat food...

 And swinging from the hanging lamps... baby cat...

She was such a cute kitten...

We had to put Rascal down two years ago and... hard as it was... we had to make the same decision with Spooky. She wasn't eating or drinking anymore and the coughing was getting very, very bad.

 Goodbye beautiful Spooky... I am dispensing lots of tissues to the humans these days...





Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A Walk... or not...

Are we going for a walk... please... finally?? Yes!!!!

This is what I signed up for... taking over Sandy's walking adventures while he's away... He's a beary talented bear you know... a Bear of all Trades...

and... we walked to Gramma's garden... sigh... I think maybe Chef Theodore or Sooty Zotti should have come on this trip with me!!! Gramma is growing onions... swiss chard, lettuce and carrots in this bed, with some tomatoes under those mini-greenhouse water cooler things....

 Today... we are here to help her tie up the raspberries... I will supervise... and bark at the dog in the neighbour's yard!!

 And visit with the gnomes... I wonder if they know Mr. Gnome from Jerry & Ben's garden?

Then we thinned out some kale...

... and walked a bit... Ooohh... forest walk??

Nope... gramma's other garden...

This one is mostly flowers with a few veggies thrown in for good measure. It is a tricky garden because the big old spruce trees suck up a lot of moisture...

I met some of Sticky's relatives... I wonder if maybe he should have come on this trip too!

And then Gramma wanted the area under their storage building cleaned up a bit... She stores some garden stuff in there but...

there is a lot of junk in there!!! Old massive electrical panels from when the complex was owned by the lumber mill that Grampa used to work for... and pipes... and pvc... and 2x4s and metal joist hangers and... goodness... we'll be here a while... you guys go ahead... and I'll get back to you later!