Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Late Father's Day

to all the fathers out there - most especially my own ;)
A special guy with a heart of gold he has tolerated, and supported, my animal habit for many many years even as he pretends he doesn't like most animals (the ones in his house have always been much loved - even he'd admit)!

Toronto City Workers are on strike - why would this matter to me you might well ask? Well it directly affects my ability to play agility as I'm spending my lunch hour today moving 31 or more animals around then supporting the foster homes they end up in. The picture is of one of my charges... a ferret with no name yet..
I hope the staff are right and they aren't picketing the animal control buildings today. I don't like crossing picket lines for a whole lot of reasons.

Brody is staying with mum. I think I may take Thea to Aunt Judy for the week too. Tom is away. It's the last week of school so it's crazy.

Ah well a lovely long summer lurks just around the corner and will happen no matter what else happens too :)

Saturday, June 06, 2009

a little of this; and then a little of that

Imagine this for me if you will... I actually occasionally visit non agility blogs ... mostly introduced to me because of my other great non-people joy in life (that would be our Prince Edward County farm). Shocking I know - bit some of you might be glad as Terri over at Clay Hill Farm is having a give away of a very cool necklace (and earrings)

Right on the necklace is a great quote "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop . Fitting for so many of my agility friends ...

On another, unrelated, note Sally jumped off our deck this week. It was about a 7 foot drop. She landed upright and kept going but I tell you my heart STOPPED. Talk about bold .. and crazy and such a Sally thing to do. Of course it was the short cut to her ball - nothing like an obsessive bc (mix in her case) to demonstrate drive! She didn't stop for a second to think about it - grabbed her ball and raced back to me - I was careful to throw it obviously down the stairs for the rest of fetch time.

brace yourself - the dandilions are scary

here is her drop - she didn't even touch the railing - just flung herself over it ... YIKES