Birds, dogs, squirrels, rabbits and kittens......gone to the animals
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
It was raining cats and dogs (no, that isn't the inspiration behind my title) this morning and I was sitting at work wondering if I had the gumption to get out for a walk in the afternoon. At first I thought it would be so nice to just curl up on the chesterfield and laze the day away but then I thought, "well, the dogs have their jackets and I certainly have a rain coat, so what the heck.". It is not like we don't have plenty of towels to dry off in when we return or that we don't have heat to turn on to warm out chilled bones. Anyway, as luck should have it by the time I was ready to go out the rain had stopped and the sun came out! Yay!!!
So, I got the doggies ready and off we went in the truck to find to drive to our usual walking spot. We have to go over an old bridge to cross the river (hence I always refer to "going across the river" in my blogs) but when we pulled up the bridge was closed due to some really overdue maintenance. Hmmm...by that time I had three really wound up dogs whining in my ears so I remembered a spot I used to take our old dog, Peaches. It is part of old provincial park and it is a safe place to let them off leash. Well, remember the rain...I had forgotten about the puddles but we set off anyway once I folded my the hem of my jeans up.
There were squirrels everywhere! Maddy and Louisa were in their glee running and chasing them while I kept Ginger close by because she has a really bad habit of disappearing for hours on end! Then we saw a few bunnies and the chase was on! There was water going everywhere, dogs running wild and suddenly these little birds flew around me which wound the dogs up even more. I stuck out my hand and one little bird perched much to Maddy's chagrin. I am thinking someboy is bringing food up that way and they thought maybe I had food and werren't going to be distracted by my "savages".
The park is built on a huge pond and when Louisa disappeared from view I knew where to find her.....in the pond swimming along like it was the middle of summer. When she came out Maddy ran alongside her and "told her off" in no uncertain terms. Does anybody else have a dog that does that? Maddy always seems to discipline Louisa by making this really funny noise and running alongside her when she is after doing something "he" thinks she shouldn't. It is like he is grumbling under his breath and is so cute but must by annoying to poor Lou.
Anyway, came home from our walk and then I went to check on two kittens our organization is taking care of. They were found in an abandoned dump and Mom and I drove about two hours yesterday to pick them up and bring them to our town where we have a foster care family for them. They are two little females with grey fluffy fur....total heartbreakers and I hope they find their forever homes soon. I stopped into the vet clinic on the way home and saw another wee kitten that was rescued last week and who now has a wonderful home with two rescued doggies. The doggies love their little "brother' Peter and cuddle him all the time.
Am trying a new recipe tonight - found it on the Kraft Canada website. Will let you know if it turns out because it is quite simple......calls for 4 chicken breasts (skinless boneless), orange juice, brown sugar, and a box of stuffing mix. I am doing it almost exactly as it calls for (I try to do that the first time I make a recipe and then make adjustments if we like the basic taste). Anyway, I am steaming a bunch of veggies so it will beat eating out even if I use the boxed stuffing mix which I am not a fan of at all.
I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I realize this is election day in the U.S.A. so I am sure many of you are wrapped up with that.