June 23rd

This year is just flying by! Hopefully the days and weeks will slow down a bit now and we can enjoy summer for a while.

There’s not much happening so far today, but I have a few photos to share.

Lapdog πŸ˜› – I can’t imagine what it will be like when she doubles in size and sits on us.
Peppers and tomatoes are coming along but need a shot of lightning ⚑and some rain!
I love these Petunias and I am amazed that I started them from seed. This is a Petunia year!
Molly – just digging a hole. Another hole!
I love chives in bloom! So pretty. πŸ’ž

That is it for today. It isn’t going to be a warm one here, so I had better get on with a bit of yardwork before it gets too uncomfortable. Take care a have a great day. πŸŒžπŸ’ž

Molly’s First Road Trip

It was a long weekend for those of us in Canada. Some of us quietly celebrated Queen Victoria’s birthday. We, on the other hand, took our three month old giant puppy on her first road trip to visit son Dan and his family, a few hours north of Regina.

Molly did great on the trip. She slept or watched the world go by.
Once at Dan and Amanda’s, Molly met Baccardi and Cornelius.
She also met Gabby and Cason. Unfortunately, seven year old Lucas wasn’t home, but she spent time with Gabby when she was home from work and she went HARD with Cason. They wore each other out more than a few times.
Molly checking out a few of the MANY flowers that Amanda and I planted.
While Cason took a spin in his SUV.

Except for a few accidents and minor incidents, Molly did way better than I could have hoped. We even stayed over Sunday to experience one of Dan and Amanda’s bi-weekly patio parties for their friends. There were at least twelve adults, just as many kids, and one extra ‘Dixie’ dog and Molly was pretty well maintained – well enough that we could sit back and enjoy Dan’s smoked brisket and pork ribs and Amanda’s baked beans, barbecued chicken, and macaroni salad – plus all the extras. Those two know how to dish up some amazing food. We were fed well ALL this weekend, as we always are when we visit.

All in all, it was a great weekend, and it was really great to learn that Molly is indeed travel worthy as pups go. πŸ€—

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Take care and have a great day!πŸ’ž

Spring Yard Work

My bedding plants are ready for transplanting, so I’ve been busy getting the garden ready for them. It is a work in progress, as is the front lawn, and the patio furniture. I am just happy that spring is here, the sun is shining, and our yard is once again ‘living space’.

Flowers, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, and onions. 😊
Site Super

That is it for today. Take care and have a great day! πŸ’žπŸŒž

Eleven and a Half Weeks

I am a little late on my fitness report but I have not slacked off on getting FIT. I am just behind on my report this week.

My dancersizing is still helping me to get into shape. I went for a lung x-ray on Tuesday and while I have not seen my doctor yet, I have seen the report. The permanent damage to my lungs is still there BUT there are no new issues so that is great! If I can stay where I am and keep my asthma, COPD, and bronchiectasis under control, I can avoid having to use oxygen so that is huge motivation to get and keep in shape. My weight loss is still slow but the fitter and more active I get, the sooner that will improve. I did wear a pair of jeans this morning that haven’t fit for a year, so YAY progress. πŸ€—. I also carried a heavy bag of yard waste to the back gate this week. Dan was impressed that I was able to lift it, much less carry it that far. πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰

Working out is rather more challenging some (most) days, with Molly growing bigger and getting more active every day. When she stops running between my legs (which is challenging enough) she generally takes a nap in my workout space or starts doing something that requires intervention.

Playing ball outside with Molly this morning.
Can’t see her ball because TO HER “Bring the ball, Molly” means “Go hide the ball in the bushes so I have to crawl around to find it, Molly.”

That is it for today. Take care and have a great day! πŸ‘

More Molly!

Just a short update today on life with our new pup.

Molly did way better last night!Β Β  We went to bed with her at 10, she slept until 3:30, I took her outside for a few minutes, and she went right back to her bed and slept until almost 6 this morning.Β  Yay Molly!

Her potty training is going well.  She has had two or three piddle accidents in the porch and one in the bedroom.  That is ALL.  Not bad for a puppy with no housetraining prior to coming here.  😊

She still isn’t into walking on a leash, but Dan went and bought her a harness today which helps.Β  I also watched a You Tube video on leash training and read up on the leash biting issue, so I am ready for another session tomorrow. Gotta love You Tube and Google.

Other than that, Molly is busy chewing on everything and dragging anything she can shake loose (blanket, bath mat, shoes…). Standing on her hind feet she can see, if not reach, anything that gets her attention – and everything gets her attention.

Tomorrow is her first vet checkup and vaccine!Β  That should be fun.Β  Everyone in the vet’s office enjoys meeting a new pup. πŸ’

Naptime
I think she grew overnight. πŸ™„

That is it for today. Take care and have a great rest of the day!

New Beginnings…

We have added a new member to our little family. She is a Pyrenees sheep dog. I have been wanting an Old English Sheep Dog but they are hard to come by in these parts. Maybe they are not up to dealing with our weather. 🀷

She was very good this morning, despite separation anxiety from her Mom, siblings, and human family. She is not house trained but does her business when I take her outside. She has not been trained at all (she is barely nine weeks old) but is obviously highly intelligent, understands what I want her to do, and ignores me when she has other plans.

She loves to play outside, nap when she is inside, and she ate her lunch with no hesitation. πŸ‘

The only downside so far was when I did my dance workout. She likes to chew on things and apparently when I dance, I am her everything. It was hard to concentrate with a twenty pound pup chewing on my toes, ankles, knees, and butt. When that didn’t get her anywhere, she decided to howl – louder than the music I might add. Finally, she got bored and decided to drag her blanket from one end of the house to the other. It was too adorable but awkward when she would go between my legs. Now that my workout is done, she is exhausted, so sound asleep in the middle of the livingroom floor.

Her ‘pillow’ was Kat’s bed. 😳

That is it for my big news of the day! Take care a have a great day!

(Ps – She doesn’t have a name yet. We are still debating. πŸ™„)

January 23rd – Cooking for Kat

It is another quiet weekend for Kat and I.Β  The two of us are mostly just relaxing while Dan is at work.Β Β  I got the sidewalks done yesterday, so today I just have to get out and shovel off an area of the patio for Kat to do her business.Β Β  Kat will come out to supervise.

The Patio πŸ™„

I made Kat a new batch of food yesterday so thought I would share that kitchen performance today. I freeze it in small bags and take out enough for a few days at a time. She also gets her dry kibble, although for now we have to soften it for her so she can heal from her dental surgery last week.

Chicken livers fried in a bit of olive oil, fresh ginger, sage, and curry.
Chopping vegetables.
Cooking orzo in chicken broth – added gelatin for Kat’s aging joints. Cooking vegetables – carrots, parsnips, turnip, celery, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and okra.
I made the mistake of putting the cooked chicken livers through the food processor. Kat doesn’t seem to mind but it is not something I would do again. 🀒

After making Kat’s food and spending a bit of time shoveling snow, I wasn’t too excited about making supper. Chef’s Salad it was, with a glass of Pelee Island Merlot to dress it up.

Lettuce, radishes, green onions, celery, tomato, cucumber, artichoke hearts, boiled eggs, ham, sunflower seeds, homemade croutons, and peppercorn ranch dressing.

That’s it for today! Take care and have a great Sunday! πŸ’ž

Day 2 – Pawsitively Adorable

This is a reblog from some time ago. Just thought these pics were too cute not to reshare. πŸ€—

I couldn’t get too deep into my June β€˜Accent the Positive’ challenge without sharing some moments with our precious Cavalier Kat. Our lives would not be the same without her. πŸ’ž When Dan and I decided (ok Dan agreedπŸ˜‚) to get another dog, I wanted something small and manageable. Dan wanted a β€˜real dog – […]

Day 2 – Pawsitively Adorable