Friday, February 27, 2015

DUSTY ♪♫•*¨*•♫♪¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

"I don't know what it is that makes me love you so" ~~~ 

lilts through my mind
as I wait patiently for my guys ~~~

to get ready to take me out!

Every day the routine is the same ~~~

I lay down on the floor
with my nose under
the new/old rocking chair
(which June and Katharine sold to us a couple weeks ago <click)

and we all sing together the older version
or the newer version
until we are ready to leave.
~ Out the door ~
~ carefully maneuver the ice ~
~ into the car ~
~ off down the road ~
Thanks Dusty Springfield!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


I took the guys to Point Pleasant Park the other day
and we parked on the lower level
beside this huge snowbank
covered in seagulls.

The tide was low so it afforded us an easy view of the lighthouse on McNab's Island.

Jim and I trotted up the hill which takes us into the innards
of the park where dogs are allowed to run free.

~~~ and Ron continued down the shoreline road
taking in all the quietness and serenity
of this bright winter's day.

a monument dedicated to
" To commemorate the personnel of the Armed Forces of Canada 
who lost their lives at sea in the performance of their duties and for whom there is no known grave."

~~~ floating aimlessly along the harbour shoreline
were these mergansers seemingly oblivious to humans
and vessels nearby.

The gulls outnumbered all the other birds as usual
which is just fine with my Dads
because the unexpected photo colours, angles and combinations
always result in "oh my, look at this!"

We are back Ron!
I think it's time to head back home
through the snow banked city streets.
We have to be so very very careful
driving these narrow routes
because damage to your vehicle
is so very easy,
as we can attest to, 
that's right folks!
We had a hit and run two weeks ago.
One good thing from all this is that we had a Malibu for the sojourn.
Who loves a Malibu?
We do!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015


One of those days again this winter.
It's raining cats and dogs,
so I sleep!


Yes, Mr. Sandman please bring me a dream!

Thursday, February 19, 2015


.•*¨*•♫♪  sweeter than apple pie .•*¨*•♫♪

.•*¨*•♫♪ sweetie than candy on a stick .•*¨*•♫♪

.•*¨*•♫♪ like lightning from the sky •*¨*•♫♪

•*¨*•♫♪ POP ♫♪.•*¨*•

Seriously this is the way I see life!!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015


My word, my world is covered,
smothered in ice
so thick
so slippery
so dangerous!

Did I ever tell you that "fear" 
is not part of my repertoire.
I am walking along the edge,
the very icy edge of the slope.
Why not!!?!

Oops, there goes my blond legs again,
slipping with pretty much every step.

A much needed break ~
I can run here without any worry of slipping.
My back hind appears to be taking off behind me!

Here's that super icy trail again.
Did I ever tell you that I can figure out things pretty quickly
as in walking along the edge of the ice
always works better than ~~

landing on your DOODLETUMMY 
with all your blond legs splayed out around you.

Once I realized that going over the edge could
be a possibility then I stepped much more carefully.

So glad you are on my side Daddy Jim,
I do believe I growing weary of this ICEWORLD.

Let's head back to the car, OK!?!

This will show you my ice world high on the hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
on this rather calm, slightly overcast with sun pushing through day.

Look what I saw on the hill as I was working my way back to the car.
Beautiful but very strange indeed!

Sunday, February 15, 2015


As the title says,
we awoke to a bright blue sky
not so warmish day
(but who really cares, right)
 so off to Point Pleasant Park
we headed because the guys promised.

Seriously if there was a 7th heaven I was in it.

This walk was so full of furry friends and laughter,
I'd say a 7th heaven really is where you find it!

~ and I found it ~

a deep inhale
~~ HOLD ~~
then exhale

and move on

because there is so much more to find

just follow me
as you always do

LOVE is in the park!

Jim and I are heading down this route.
It's the middle of a circle 8 trail
we make when we decide to avoid the hills.
Ron heads back to the car
while I seek out more new friends
enjoy every ounce of this brilliant walk day!

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Spreading the LOVE, here!!!

Now grab your 
~ partner ~
~ lover ~
~ better half ~

Monday, February 9, 2015


The past two weeks our wintery world has truly lived up to it's name.
Let's see 4 storms of varying degrees of intensity, quantity deposited
and beauty as a result have made us more aware of the dangers of ice
and the beauty of ice and snow.

One lone Bloodgood Maple leaf swathed in ice 
not about to fall to the ground any time too soon.

Yet when the temperatures rose over night
the ice disappeared.
Then a couple days later the snow fell again
all light and fluffy
just enough to cover all 
so the carpet looked even and beautiful.

Hanging in the espaliered apple tree
soaking up the sun
I found the birdhouse at the top
the Japanese pagoda style wind chime
the foghorn deep sounding wind chime
at the bottom.

The last remnants of the ice still hung on for dear life
to the Kousa Dogwood.

The sunshine shone brightly coaxing the ice to disappear
with light sounds of dripping 
as we passed the Colorado blue spruce.

But you know I can smell spring!
I just know it's not far away
I sticking to my story!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

1000TH POST !!

My DOODLE Blog life
started here on May 11, 2010 
this No. 1 little ditty < click

Today I share with you my 1000th post since that day.

Who knew that I could write this much and
have this much DOODLE INFO to share?

The past year I slowed down a smidgen because
Daddy Ron got sick
and well you know
~ I have to be the caretaker and "take over" ~
Oh heck, I love doing that
wouldn't have it any other way,
It's all about priorities, right !?! Right!

So, my 8th birthday was on Ground Hog.
(oh BTW, he saw his shadow and we will be having
at least 6 more weeks of winter and snow)

We were wallopped with 3 storms already in the past 2 weeks with 2 more to come.

Come have a look at the ice!!

Our side yard in amongst the evergreens and birches
totally laden in ice.

I managed to squeeze under all the trees, shrubs and hanging branches
listening to the crackling sounds.

The clematis vines, so many vines
are completely encapsulated in thick ice.
Having fun with the orbs again
gives the ice a glasslike effect.

After surveying the yard
I came inside to discover
 this little box of goodies
~ all for me ~

~ from my favourite ~
all-time favourite doggy bakery
The Three Dog Bakery

I was allowed to look inside
and sniff

then this is what happened,
now who did that with my cookies?

 ~ even Ricky was in on the tease
not a peep from him either ~

See my nose pointing at the cookie?
The control one has to have
when silliness prevails.

Cookies are good you know!
I finished then grabbed a seat to watch
all the going-on
with the guy next door
who was kindly clearing out our driveway
the neighbour's parking lot.

I hope the next storms are not too bad.
Fingers crossed!