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Saturday, December 16, 2017

RCMP Bear Winter Uniform

Oh, hullo... yes, I am getting ready for the beach but... first... some mail!

A big package came and it has my winter RCMP uniform!!

What's it look like? Well... hang on...

See... it  doesn't look much different from the regular one except for having a beary snazzy fur hat... So, I think this package has my hat and.... boots!

Whaddya think? I think I need to tie up the flaps a bit...?

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Good-bye Gramma

Gramma was beary surprised at the boughs!

Oooohhhh!!! Kisses from Gramma! I wonder if I'll get some salmon too?

She started making a Christmas thingie for her door...

While I offered my sage words of advice...

 I like that red bow...

Beary nice!!

And perfect on the door!

As for the salmon... well... Gramma says it's not salmon season soooo...

I had to "make do" with rouladen, knoedel and rotkohl! Yummm... that's beef rouladen, potato dumplings and red cabbage... beary yummy!

 A nice view on the way home... Mama says we have a date with a beach! I need to make a list... shorts, towel, books, suntan lotion, sunglasses, snorkel gear... ahhh... Mexico... here I come!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Secret Mission

Hullo... Gramma is having a nap this afternoon and I am on a mission! We are looking for boughs for a Christmas hanging for her door... wish me luck!

A cemetery? Interesting place to look for boughs!

 OK... not the cemetery... but the slope below the cemetery! This looks a little steep - I better be careful otherwise I will be tobogganing to the bottom very quickly!

Oooohhhh... old man's beard!!! I can use this stuff!

For my 2018 Halloween costume!! Just you wait... but I need the brown version...

There is a green-grey version that isn't the right colour.

Oh look, there's the one remaining lumber mill in town...

There used to be at least 2 more... but they've all closed.

 By the way... I thought we were looking for boughs??? Where are they?

 Ah... here we go... there are some fir trees at the bottom of the hill.

 That's what we were looking for... some amabilis fir and some noble fir (I think).

The trail up is much better than the route we took down!

Nice winter sun...

And some horsies next to the cemetery... Hi, horsies!! I wonder if I could ride a horse if I joined the RCMP Musical Ride?

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Walk with Gramma

Hullo! Isn't this a nice mural? It almost looks like the leaves on the ground blend right into the mystical forest. Beary nice.

We are going for a little walk today... up a hill...

Gramma has slowed down a bit in the last year... but she still made it up the hill!

I had time to admire the snowbanks which are beary dirty. There was a tonne of snow just before we arrived but it's been raining... sigh.

I'm hoping for some "snowy, winter shots" so I can get a new banner photo...

This isn't bad...

At the top of the road hill, we were at the bottom of the mountain trail... this is where we buried some of Rascal's ashes in the spring. Let's see if we can find her memorial stone...

It's just to the left of that clump of birch.

There it is! A bit buried under snow and leaves but still there. RIP little cat.

It would be nice to go for a bit of a walk in the woods but the trails are super slippery... soooo...

We didn't walk but... I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine.

This is Silver... he was the stuffie assigned to keep Rusty (Gramma's dog) in line. Rusty was actually beary gentle with Silver and just... you know... slobbered him beary well! Do you have any words, Silver?

"Hullo... I'd like to give a big bark-out to all my fellow canine stuffies. In particular - "rarf!" to Droopy & Co! as well as Boo who lives with Jerry & Ben and then there's Parker who lives with Ajdin... and finally a high-paw to Little Fox (who's family, of course!). Hope I haven't missed anybody out there! "Woof!!"

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Handy Sandy helps Gramma

I forgot to mention! A post card came for me before we left - from Little Fox! It's from Fort Vancouver... which you would think would be in Vancouver BC but no... there is a Vancouver down in the states too! Just to confuse the tourists... Did you hear about the Dutch tourist who booked a flight for Sydney, Australia and was a bit surprised to find himself in Sydney, Nova Scotia?? He did wonder, when he switched connecting flights in Toronto, why the second plane was so small... Apparently this happened to an Italian couple too... although in their case it was their booking agency that made the boo-boo... I wonder if this happens for Vancouver BC and Vancouver WA as well?

Anyhow... Gramma says that since I'm here, she can make use of Handy Sandy's services. Alright then... what do we have... uh-huh... a loose towel bar... very common problem.

Yup... it has that little slot screw on the bottom... I need some tools. I wonder what sort of tool assortment Gramma has?

Oh wow... I think we're good!

Oooh... tools... love tools... let's see... little slot screwdriver...

There we go... let's get to work...

Sometimes with loose towel bars, it can be because the bracket isn't tight... but this one is... and it looks like the towel bar thingie just wasn't flush on the bracket...

So now we put it all back together again.

Gramma said "Thanks Handy Sandy!"... awww... it's so nice to be appreciated...

Then she said she had a treat for me... for me??

Oooohhhh... it's the Treat Drawer!!!! Mmmmmmm....

Oops! Sorry Ben... too late, eh? Did Jerry already drool all over the screen? Sorry!!

AND... now that Gramma has had a day to prepare for my appearance... we are having chicken for dinner! Apparently it's not salmon season... oh well...

Mmm... juicy succulent bbq chicken (from Safeway - sorry, no back coop deals this time!).

Shoot... did I forget to put up a Drool Warning too? Oh well... It was a lovely dinner and afterwards...

***hic*** a little bear had a tot of Disaronno... beary good... ***hic*** (excuse me).