Friday, December 15, 2017

Flower Friday - Looks Like A Critter

I have no idea what type of plant this is. We saw it in Jamaica. It reminded me of a critter of some kind sitting on a branch. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thankful Thursday - Thanks Phenny - by Lee

We were thrilled last week when the mail guy left a special parcel for us. It had come across the pond and was from our dear friend Phenny.  Even thought it wasn't Christmas yet, we demanded to get to open it!

Inside was 2 new toys, treats for the peeps, and 2 new snazzy collars.

While the next picture is not the best, it shows just how excited I was!

I channeled my inner Easy and in no time I had the toy ripped apart. 

Getting the fluff out

I did let Phod play a little before I destroyed!

Thanks again dear Phenny, you are pawsome! 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Travel Tuesday - Cocoa Beach Florida

As the temperatures drop and the snow starts to accumulate, I will continue to dream of our most recent adventures south.

We arrived in Florida on Black Friday (note, this was a very cheap day to fly). We got on the Norwegian Epic on the Saturday. We spent a week at sea before another few days in Florida at theme parks.

We spent most of the Friday looking for places I could eat. When you can't eat gluten or soy many of the places we went to would only serve me salad with no dressing. All their frier oils contained both canola and soy oil. Even a nice Italian place olive oil was a mix! It was a little frustrating.

On the Saturday morning, before heading to port, we walked Cocoa Beach. I love the beach and could walk it for the rest of my life! Here are a few favourite pictures. 

My very favourite bird. It was nice to have such an encounter with one

Watching the surfers

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mischief Monday - On The Way To The Kennel

While it was reported the dogs were good at the kennel (although Phod lost some weight), drop off did not go as well.  It went something like this:

Started off fine, with Hailey harnessed in behind the passenger seat and Phod sitting behind the driver.

About 2/3 of the way there, Phod (who usually gets car sick) decided to throw up where Hailey was sitting. 

Hailey didn't like being trapped with vomit, so she chewed the harness (at first I thought she had undone it, but no, she chewed it).  I couldn't even get mad at her for it. I would not like to sit in vomit. 

I have a simple barrier to keep the dogs in the back if they are lose. Hailey popped up under it.  
I pulled over to take the picture. 

For the rest of the ride she sat sort of on the console between the driver and passenger seat. Phod stayed in the back.

The drop off itself was embarrassing. The kennel owner actually said 'what is with them today?'.  It was the first time I, the Lady, had dropped them off alone. Other times it had been both of us or the Man. As I was walking them back to the back to their 'room', Phod tried to jump into my arms repeatedly. Lee was terrified. Once we got them to their 'room' I couldn't leave without them following. The owner had to hold on for dear life while I walked away. Lee was screaming and Phod was barking. By the time I got back to the front (where they couldn't see me) with the dog food they had settled, but they did a really good job at making me feel very bad for leaving them! Sigh!

We are hoping next summer when we travel, they will be able to stay with Uncle Chris so we won't have the same trauma!