Friday, July 29, 2016

Flower Friday - BBFG 1

My mom took me to visit the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens in Ripley, Ontario during my dog less visit. Founded in 2012, the purpose of the garden is to help people reconnect with where food comes from, teach about sustainable farming and recycling, and to help with food security. The people who started this garden believe everyone has a right to healthy affordable food. All crops grown in the garden can be purchased by donation, making farm fresh food accessible to everyone who can access the garden. I thought is was an amazing project, especially in a town of less than 7000 people. I will share some of the flowers and other cool things in following weeks.

Today, I will feature the sunflowers. (Murphy and Stanley, I totally thought of your mom when I saw them). 

Thursday, July 28, 2016


I, the worst Lady who has ever lived, went away without the pups. Why I am the worst, is not that I went away, but that I went away to a place they would be more than welcome at - I went to visit my parents.

I decided not to take the dogs because to be honest, traveling with them alone is a big pain!

I wish I had a video of my arrival home. Hailey was so, so excited she was shaking. I don't think I have ever seen her so happy to see me. Maybe it is because they had a huge storm on Monday that took out some trees. 

Once Hailey had jumped on me and kissed me and wiggled until she nearly fell over, it was Phod's turn. I don't think he has ever kissed me so much! As I was resting on the couch after the long drive home, he was very snuggly.

I think I need to go away more often! 

Don't ever leave again

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Aunt and Uncle Day

Today is Aunt and Uncle Day. While, I won't have the opportunity to spend time with my niece and nephew today, we are seeing them later in the week.

Being an aunt is one of the great joys of my life. If only we could get Hailey to not be as fearful of kids, life would be easier when they come to visit. Although as I mentioned earlier this month, she did an awesome job when Maggie stayed with us.

The Man and Troy 

Maggie and me

Wishing all aunts and uncles a wonderful day!

Monday, July 25, 2016


Today is post 2000! 
Lady can't believe that in the past 6 years she has had 2000 things to say. Ok, she can, she is a Gemini after all.
Our pack has changed in these 2000 posts. We said goodbye to angels Gemini, Bagheera and Cinder (aka Nin) and we welcome Zaphod.
Hailey is the glue that has held us together, so today we celebrate her and the friends she has brought into our lives. 
Thank you all for sharing this journey with us!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Precious - Here and Gone and Here

Regular readers know that Phod is in love with his Chuck-It Ball, we call Precious. Given a basket of identical looking balls, he has a favourite Precious.

Phod with a Precious
For a long time his favourite was Precious 1. Precious 1 was so loved, he chewed a hole in it. Precious 1 disappeared last summer, but showed up again in the spring. Precious 1 was hiding in the thick bush that surrounds our house. It was found before the spring regrowth.

Phod was excited to see Precious 1, but his favourite was now Precious 3. (Precious 2  got stuck under the deck last summer). While he wanted Precious 1 in the ball basket (he checked it every day), he would pick Precious 3 to play with.

Precious 3 is currently in the bush and hopefully will return in the spring.

To ensure Phod had appropriate Preciouses available, he was given Precious 4. Precious 4 is now under the deck as well.

He keeps dropping the balls down those holes
So, we are back to Precious 1 and have introduced Precious 5. While he never loves the new ball right away and after a few days for it to become Precious. It is like it needs to go through a Precious in training program! Don't worry, we have 2 more back up Precious balls if necessary. We will keep buying replacements as necessary. Our vows with Phod include ensure you always have a Precious.