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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.

xo Susan
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    Oh, my word! Your simple walk turned into an adventure of epic proportions! I chuckled through it am and still grinning. :) What a blessing; thanks for sharing.
    1781 days ago
    Fun . . . I so enjoy watching all the critters from my window and lately, we've had a neighborhood dog try to climb a tree in excitement of hopefully catching up with one of many gray squirrels.
    1781 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    Sounds as if you had a wonderful time. Happy for you! emoticon
    1781 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Sounds like a fun day in the rain!
    1781 days ago
    You always tell such great stories. It is a treat to get up in the morning and read about your adventures with the dogs. I guess we just have to roll up our pants, put on the raingear and get out there in November. emoticon
    1781 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Love, love LOVE your doggie tales!!! Thanks for sharing them! What a gorgeous walk I can just picture it and those birds coming around, how neat is that?
    I hope you enjoy your new recipe! I am lucky, Mom was cooking up a storm and I got some sweet potato & spinach quiche and some sweet potato shepherd's pie -can you tell she is trying to use up what she has around the house :P I didn't get any of the turkey noodle soup tho :(
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    1781 days ago
    Well done for not being deterred and going for your walk.
    The dogs sound like they had a great time. Was it cold?
    Your chicken recipe sounds great. I am doing chicken
    breasts for dinner as well, but have no idea how or what
    to make. Keep haveing great days. Hugs
    Anna emoticon
    1781 days ago
    Oh dear! I am doing everything I can to avoid any election poo on my TV tonight! I voted early and it is now out of my hands, so why should I sweat it all night. It will happen as it is meant to be and then we have to move on from there - regardless of what happens.

    I also tune in to football games for the last 15 minutes, as well as NASCAR races - last 15-20 minutes and I am fine. The only things I like to see from start to finish are BOOKS and some movies. But I NEVER read the ending of a book. And I usually force myself to finish it regardless of how I feel about it as a book is a special thing for me. It's a way to get away from who I am and they fuel my dreams.

    And I think Maddy and Louisa and like a little married couple! Louisa does the running wild thing and Maddy "lets" her do it but always grumbles a little about it anyway. You should get them sweaters that say "His" and "Hers". LOL! And what would we put on Ginger's? "I'm NOT with them!" LOL!

    Have a wonderful evening and I can't wait to see what happens with dinner! I am eating salad again. I am now down a total of 23 pounds! The doc's office made it official, even though she didn't even want to weigh me! I just wanted to see how close their scales are to mine. I like theirs better, but I did eat before I weighed myself this evening. There was only a 2 pound difference, so I am going with the doc's today and will see what happens for RA Fit Chicks Club weigh in tomorrow. :)

    Hugs and love! I hope you are all warm and cuddly by now. I have my heated mattress pad on my bed now and can roast myself if I would like to. This thing only cost me like $60 many, many years ago and it has paid for itself a hundred times over! I have had it for at 14 years!
    1781 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Glad you got out and about. It's true, isn't it, that however reluctant at the beginning, you never regret moving!
    1782 days ago
    Our dogs love the little wildlife habitat that we have in our backyard (it's there because everything is overgrown and we've supplemented with food and water sources). There are lots of birds and squirrels, and occasional lizards and (yuck) roof rats. The owls take care of the rats!
    1782 days ago
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