Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Pet Expo!

Emma in Angel Loki's sweater
As I had free tickets (note: I don't think the event is worth a $15 ticket as well as $8 in parking and will likely only go again if I have a free ticket), Uncle Chris, Emma and I went to Pet Expo.  We arrived around 9:30 (doors opened at 9) and were glad to have done so, because by the time we left the place was packed.

For the most part I was happy with how all the dogs there behaved. There was only one dog I observed being too aggressive (and with the prong collar and a woman who could barely control him I wondered if he should have been there). I do wish they would ban retractable leashes at these things. I kept getting tangled.

I learned that one of my coworkers has bearded dragons and got to hold one named Steve (no picture was taken).

Emma had a good time and although she told a few dogs to back off (in an appropriate manner), was well behaved. Might be because she was carried a lot.



Emma sporting her new bandana happy to be held


I picked up a reasonable amount of treats to try for the dogs. I was limited because Phod can't have anything too hard due to his teeth, he can't have anything with chicken because we think that is what makes him itchy and he hates fruits and veggies! Lee would eat everything and anything, so she isn't the problem.




The few things I purchased

I picked up a few cat samples for my sister

The first treat I let the dogs try was kangaroo! I think their faces show how they felt about it!



While I don't love the event, it was nice to spend time with Uncle Chris and Big E!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Mischief Monday - Weather and Bug Strikes

Lady fears winter is now upon us. We didn't get as much snow as they were calling for on Friday, but what we got has stayed so far, with more snow and below freezing temperatures in the forecast.



Phod is happy because this amount of snow is small enough that Precious is allowed out still.

On Saturday, while Lady was out (about that tomorrow), Miss Bug was sleeping on the couch beside the Man. There was a lovely fire in the fireplace and a blanket in front of it. She walked over to the blanket and peed. She didn't even ask to go out, she just peed. That is 2 times in a week. What a little brat!  As punishment the blanket has not been put back in front of the fire. Let's hope this doesn't become a problem. 




Thursday, November 8, 2018

Travel Thursday - The Man's Dream Day

After tolerating a day of visiting my dead relatives, August 11th was all about the Man. We remained  in the Edinburgh area and spent time in castles. A life time ago we had visited the Edinburgh castle and given it was a weekend and busy, our wonderful hostess Yamini took us to two less busy castles. We were also treated to our last day of sun this trip.

First stop - Craigmillar Castle, a short jaunt (like 10 minutes) from Yamini's father's place. This castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland.  It became famous as the place that Queen Mary rested and recovered in after the birth of her son and plotted the death of her husband. 






 Growing in the courtyard.




Looking toward the city




Yamini taught us to play this medieval bowling type game (note to self, don't play it on very uneven castle floors).





After a quick lunch, and a trip to the airport with Yamini's sister to get our lost bags (the whole family are wonderfully kind), we drove east down the coast to Tantallon Castle.  While we enjoyed the building of Craigmillar, the location on the coast of Tantallon was stunning. 






At the top the Man had a slight case of acrophobia, but the loving and supportive Lady made him pose for a picture and then take her picture before he could go down! 



Looking in the water


Our day ended with the Man's favourite food pizza. This may have been his favourite day, 2 castles, his bag returned and pizza!

Next week we head west to the hutch and meet up with another blog pal! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Almost Wordless Wednesday - Diwali

We join Yamini in celebrating Diwali!  (Phod was terrified of the candle so it not pictured here but joins in spirit).