Rickie certainly feels love and loyalty and gratitude.
One of my favorite memes: A man dies and goes to heaven. At the first gate there are glorious statues and gardens There is a sign that says Welcome to Heaven, and another sign that says “NO DOGS ALLOWED”. The man says if dogs aren’t allowed I don’t want to go there. So, he continues along the path and comes to a second gate. He can see beyond the gate are dogs running, large trees and forests. He approaches the gate and is welcomed. He asks the gatekeeper about the first gate. The gatekeeper says: oh, that is actually Hell, it weeds out a lot of people. After all what would heaven be without dogs?
Nothing is cuter than pet photos, especially when it’s your pet. Why not bring your dog along for a photo session in the Park? Only $50 for 1/2 hour session. Sunrise and sunset are the best times, but anytime would work. Call or text me at 519-318-0412 to book an appointment.
Rickie loves to be in Florida. Walks on warm days, Westerns on TV, the squirrels in the park, the hot grass to roll in, the people are so friendly…
May is just flying by, or should I say Buzzing by as we celebrate World Bee Day. The humble bumble and sweet honey bees flying from flower to flower, gathering sweet nectar and being covered in yellow pollen. Leave those dandelions in your yard. The bees love to visit them and wear the pollen on their legs and bodies.
And just in time too. It’s Flower Day. Every and any flower gives reason to celebrate and meaning for events. Beauty in each and everyone.
…And last but not least today is National Rescue Dog Day. My favorite rescue dog from the Tampa shelter continues to fill my heart with sunshine. Rickie showing off his new hair cut and ready for summer. He smiles all the time.
Wednesday, April 21st is Administrative Professionals Day. It used to be called Secretaries Day, but the word and idea of Secretary is now considered to be gauche, so instead we’ll call them Administrative Professionals. The true organizers of the office that keep the offices in order and on time, running everything from behind the scenes.
Get out the popcorn and celebrate National Canadian Film Day. Created by Reel Canada in 2014, it is a time to celebrate Canadian films, art and actors. Is it a coincidence that National Canadian Film Day falls on World Creativity and Innovation Day? I think not. Let’s all be creative today and look for new, innovative ways to get things done.
The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street. ~ Robert Doisneau (French – PhotographerApril 14, 1912 – April 1, 1994)
National Gardening Day
Pathologists Assistant Day
Sorry, I slept in this morning. This post is a repeat of April 14, 2020. Not much has change except the COVID-19 number have gone up.
I resumed my daily walking routine on Sunday. Camera in hand and Rickie at my side it took almost 2 1/2 hours to complete my normal route through the St. Clair Conservation Area, almost 7 kilometers in total. The paths weren’t too muddy, but there were a couple of sections I almost got stuck in. Rickie loves the boardwalks and the excitement all around. We found bloodroot in bloom, but the other flowers are just starting to sprout their leaves. Many of the birds are returning from the long trip south, but I didn’t see the bald eagle yet nor have I seen any redwing blackbirds.
Today the Premier of Ontario announced that emergency measures will remain in effect for an additional 28 days. So the self isolation will continue for another month. My step son has recovered and will be returning to work tomorrow.
With the snow drifts taller than Rickie, we made paths through the backyard and played on the snowy day. Rickie just peaks his head above and smiles. Enjoying every moment that we are tenants of this world we are visiting.
It’s easy to observe Love Your Pet Day. This is something we do everyday. Starting with the morning trip outside, breakfast, a walk and cuddle time before bed. If you don’t own a pet, may I suggest a donation to any of the local animal shelters or rescue groups.
I’m certain I don’t need an excuse to spend the day with my book shelves, but just in case today is the day set aside for Clean Out Your Bookcase Day, And if you’re like me once you start this task, you’ll probably get stuck and start reading one of the books.
World Social Justice Day is more difficult to celebrate but it is a reminder that not everyone is equal yet and we need to keep striving for equality and Justice.
The prediction for today is sunny and a high of 22C. (more of the same) It’s so hard to believe that November 2020 is so beautiful. I went walking with my sister in the morning and we stopped while the dogs frolicked in the leaves behind the skate park. Rickie ran circles in the leaves while Maddie chased him in bigger circles. In the afternoon I took my kayak and went to Pinery Provincial Park. The Old Ausabile Channel was clear and flat. Water lilies had been replaced with oak leaves floating on top of the water. I saw 10 turtles catching the last moments of sunshine.