Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Yes this is my HAPPY PLACE!
Over there on the hill is MacDonald House
where my Daddy Jim works
2 days a week.
On this side of the river
is a beach 
which takes a while to reach by sand or through woods.
No matter!
After a couple years
of not visiting
we decided to trek our way to this spot.
Needless to say 
I was over the Doodle Moon!
I hopped
I ran
I ate seaweed
I ate anything I got my paws on.
does this to one.
I rest my case!!


Sunday, January 1, 2017


I discovered a new, soft, cuddly, squeaky friend in my house over the holidays.
One never knows what to expect with varmints ~

So, a quick sniff and shake just to let him know who's boss in these parts.

And everything is just fine, more than fine because Mr. Buster
is so soft and so obedient.
What more could a Doodle ask for anyhoo!!

Welcome Mr. Buster to our little house and 
Welcome EVERYONE to 2017.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Seriously my mind is beyond exhausted!
Jim's 100 year old papa 
saves these crossword puzzles for
your's truly
~~ honest he does ~~

We can't wait to get home
to begin the hours of 
"Hey have you ever heard of.......?"
Question and Answer session!

Notice the appropriate word
lodged in between my nose and paw?

Happy Holidays, EVERYONE!!

Now does anyone know what computer hook-ups are?

I'm waiting!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Pay attention!
Look into my eyes
even though they are in B&W.
Life is good no matter which reality you prefer
but I do believe that a wee titch of colour
always makes the senses tingle
"spidey tingle"
if you may ~~

see what I mean!
A swath of colour so profound 
that one misses 
the obvious
the possible landing of aliens 
in our city ~~

Jim wants out of here!
I guess I am driving him crazy.
Comes with the territory, my dear.
such  a good sport he is!

Sunday, October 9, 2016


October is our month of brilliant colours
cooler temps
bright blue skies
adding another layer to cut any unexpected chill
time to discover new places ~~ 

this is the Shubenacdie River 
which we discovered on the weekend
the colours were magnificent 
it inspired Daddy Ron to create the piece above
the original picture is below 

closer to home the backyard 
is ablaze with this 
Japanese Bloodgood Maple
still waiting for the 
Acer Palmatum Dissectum
to offer its unreal display

so while you wait 
I will show you what happens to 
yours truly
when Daddio 
gets lost in his world.

Friday, September 23, 2016


Right now I am in 7th heaven!

My new boyfriend
Argentine Tango Partner

A Youthful Doodle
who completes me!

I am teaching Schooner how to manoeuvre
since he is all of 16 months 
which apparently doesn't 
curb your enthusiasm. 

As you may have noticed my gorgeous hair has been sheered off
"to within an inch of my Doodle Life".
I personally feel better 
because this passed summer was so unnatually hot and humid
many "hot spots" and "lady itchies"
thus the short hair.

Don't you just love our connection!
It's as though we were meant to be together

Paso Doble anyone!?!
(click the words Paso Doble
to view a video skip ahead to 3 minute mark)

Do I hear UNCLE?

All kidding aside ~
this was a moment to remember 
a moment which brought me screaming back to my youth
a moment of sheer doodle bliss
Doodles play in a certain fashion
I know exactly how to do this.
Funny thing is so does SCHOONER!
It's in our DNA!

A sample of play and doodle talk!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Now that I have caught your attention ~
Look who we found on the rocks last week in need of some massive hugs
and licks from yours truly!

It's our dear, dear friend Louise from
This Coloradan/Nova Scotian dog lover is game for pretty much anything,
so we spent 2 days showing her a few of our favourite places.
(Psst: this is a bayberry hedge along one of the cliffs)

 Everywhere we went the humans kept hugging.
Here's Ron and Louise 
after fishcakes and beans, salad, gingerbread, coffee
and laughing at a french cafe nearby.

Re-discovering the paragliders near MacDonald House on the hill
turned out to be exceptional because the wind was super warm
and there were so many sails flitting about the skies.

 Once again warm hugs coming from Jim this time
after the french cafe meal.

Another unbelievably scrumptious meal was had at 
a restaurant near Peggy's Cove ~

see what I mean
fishcakes again
portobello burger
deep fried fish and chips
(hungry yet?)

so after desserts
to keep up the hugging tradition
Louise and Jim
act up 
while returning to the car
Humans please!

A trek out onto the barrens was necessary.
You know what?
I can't remember if this was before or after that 
mouth watering meal.
But as you can see we all needed some fresh air 
laughter again!

We found this beautiful lake to throw Mr. Orangie.
Louise has the honours of course.

Another black Lab joined in because this was too much fun to pass up.

Across the road on Queensland Beach
Louise and Ron saw this cool Doodle
with the dyed blue hair.
Whattaya think?
Should I?

Do you think we all had a supreme time
laughing and hugging?

Seriously, there so much to be said about 50 year friendships
which began many years ago
with a huge space in between of living our own lives,
social media intervenes
et voila 
back together again.
Ain't it all good!

I do believe I did a good thing today Charlie Brown
am so happy for those three humans.
Life is good
so Good!