Tuesday, May 28, 2019

HAIR-OGRAPHY


I insisted that this picture
needs to be viewed
in super extra largeness
seeing the colours
the minutiae of beauty
intertwined in my hair
blowing 
swirling
while looking out over 
her favourite view
MacDonald's Hill
~
PS: I am doing pretty dang good for a 12 year old pup.
Not to worry any more, so be cool everyone
and take one day at a time
and
for Pete's sake
ENJOY
what you have been given.

Monday, May 6, 2019

ADJUSTING TO THE NEW ME


I am 12 years old
I am older than my Dads now
I am finding it difficult to see as clearly
I am nervous with sharp pitchy sounds
I am less hyper sometimes
I am willing to go on a walk as ever before
I am licking still
I am grateful
I am willing to sit beside my guys on a deck or hilltop slope
I enjoy gardening 
I am a lover of green grass or salad as I have heard them say
I am pretty much the same as I always have been
I am adjusting to the new me
now
I just hope my guys can handle it
I will still keep an eye or two on them every day 🍀✌️

Sunday, April 28, 2019

PATIENCE


The secret of patience
is to do something else
in the meantime.


 heading off to a wharf and chilling
always sounds good to me.


Waiting for those arms to spread
encouraging me to run to Jim.


And zeroing in on Mr. Orangie
~
all help while waiting for our visit to Dr. Lindsay
Monday at the vet.


Fingers crossed folks

Friday, April 19, 2019

SOJOURN IN PEACE


Since we have been cooped up all winter
we decided it was time for a breather
a few hours of nothing but 
zen & peaceful views
for our souls.


Grand Pre 
is located outside of Wolfville, N.S.
a hop skip and jump
from Ron's hometown.


As I sniff this place for the 1st time
I have to make sure all is fine.
Check mark!
It is.


The land is low lying as you can see.
The winds blow fiercely at times
which isn't bad at all.
There is a grand view of Cape Blomindon 
as viewed in the 1st picture
and the picture below here.



This huge table top-like etched map of the view
is quite remarkable.
The streets of Wolfville are clearly visible,
even Prospect St where Ron spent 23 years.


 The dykes are part of the legacy and
are deep within our DNA and history.
Coming to this view brings back so many memories
of the lands you see in the distance.
~
I, (Sophie) love this place.
I do believe the guys brought me here today
for a deep cleansing.
We needed time to reflect and to just be.
~.~
Ron here now ~ |~ Sophie has been on 
medication for over a week now,
with very little change.
Another week to go.
Her breathing is laboured when she becomes excited.
She sleeps and eats well,
but being a parent I can notice a huge change
related to her age.
~ One day at a time ~

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

BRONCHODILATOR


I have been teaching everyone that
PATIENCE
is pretty much
all one has when waiting 
for results from your vet.


Since Daddy Ron used the spray form 
of a bronchodilator 20 years ago, 
when the Dr. mentioned the pill form
he understood what I was going through.
~
~ dilating the bronchi and bronchioles,
decreasing resistance in the respiratory 
airway to increase airflow to the lungs ~


My symptoms which are 'asthma-like'
would appear when I walked uphill,
long distances or even sustained short walks.
Fingers crossed !
~
So with a strong heart, a huge appetite and loving licks,
I leap forward to tomorrow when I drop into the vet to pick up my pills!

Cheers, as always.

Monday, April 1, 2019

CHANGES ARE UPON US ~ AND IT'S NOT A JOKE


As I mentioned to a longtime fellow dog lover blogger recently

"I am in a tail spin, sort of now, 
with returning with dear Sophie's world.
She hasn't been herself lately 
and
after recently reading John Grey's from Wales blog post
about congestive heart failure,
I suspect Sophie 
may be heading down that avenue as well"


I made an appointment for last week
but couldn't bring myself
to accept that Sophie
may be ill.

We are watching her closely
ever so much.

April 1st 
of all days to share this.

I can only hope it will be a joke,
but I really don't think so.

Blessings to all!

Ron & Jim


Friday, March 22, 2019

SPRING RAINS + HIGH TIDE + FULL MOON + STRONG WINDS =


As you read in the title ~
SPRING RAINS
 HIGH TIDE
FULL MOON
 STRONG WINDS
equals
potential 
a HIGH potential
for a flooded basement ~

In September 1996
this is what happened to us,
however this time around it's 
|| SPRING 2019 ||

 When we got home
from lunch at the French Cafe
my 1st reaction was to begin shoveling the water
by the back door.

Fingers crossed
as the rains are beginning to abate
and the basement is surviving.

Got to go now
in case
 the shovel needs to be put into use again!
~~~
PS: the picture of Sophie is her sniffing the frozen walkway
outside our back door before the rains began.