Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Comforting words

Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart,  for all your thoughtful and kind words on the passing of our Kane.
Each message made me cry and I felt such love from everyone.
I appreciate your comforting words.
It seems that most have been through the sadness of losing a dog and understood all too well the void that is now in our life.
I hope in time the sadness lessens because right now it is truly awful.

                                                     Our silly dog back in 2005.
                                             He was a ball dog through & through.
                                                    And he loved to make us laugh.

Today I looked over to see my mother's violet in full bloom.
I had not noticed it for days and the first thought I had was that mom wanted me to know that she was sending her love at this sad time.
It felt comforting because, well, it doesn't matter how old you are, your mother's love is always a comfort and I felt her presence today. When she was young and growing up on the farm her companion dog was a collie named Jollie. She loved her so much and I know she would have loved our Kane.
I hope they have met now in heaven and will go on a long walk to get to know each other.

Kane was buried on our property today along with his chewed-up ball and a family photo.
I couldn't have it any other way.
I will always feel he is home where he belongs.

Until we meet again, my Kane.
hugs, Deb

Monday, November 23, 2015

Our Kane

Our Kane
July 27, 2000 - Nov. 23, 2015


Our 'good & loyal boy' is gone.
Kidney failure and old age took it's toll.
With the help of his vet of 14 years, he gently and peacefully passed away.
"We love you, Kane, and will miss you every single day.
Thank you  for loving us for 14 wonderful years."

You will remain in our hearts forever,

mom & dad

Our one & only dog.

Our hearts are broken.
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for our dear old dog.
I prayed to God to give us guidance in this dreadful decision,
Although it was the most difficult one we have had to make I felt His presence and your prayers.
Now I need time to think of life as it will be without my loyal companion.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
hugs, Deb

Friday, November 20, 2015

A little break

I need a little break this weekend and will be away from the computer. Some have asked how the retired-guy is and he is still suffering with his back but thankfully on the mend. Our dear old Kane needs my time, though, as his days are getting harder. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you, everyone.

                                                                  hugs, Deb

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Plum pudding, anyone?

"Good morning."
Just a quiet day today. Retired-guy pulled his back lifting something, Kane is on a new medication for his liver which, I think, has increased his appetite & I am sleep-deprived.

So, off for a walk.

These guys live just a few doors down our road.
I think they are beautiful.

The walk was exceptionally quiet today; just me, the cows &  the crows.

And look who popped his head out when I called his name today.

                        "What is it? I'm watching my soap."

I said "Simon, are you hungry?"

He was.

It's become quite cool here. No wind, just colder temperatures. No sign of the sun today.
Of course, I'm thinking Christmas so I hung up a banner today that says the decorating has begun. :)

"Plum pudding, anyone?"

Drop over and meet this lovely lady.

I'll keep decorating.

"Oh, you are so silly, Deb,  Annie thinks."

hugs, Deb

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

little Christmas trees

Will a table tree fit in the mouse-house this Christmas? I'm looking around but it doesn't look promising.
                                                              "Has she gone mad???"
                                                               "What will I destroy?"

Who am I kidding...of course we'll fit a tree in somewhere. It wouldn't be Christmas without one.

I love table trees, always have, after seeing some that my cat-sitting clients had in their homes over the years.
I just loved how festive they looked with their Christmas skirts and the gifts piled under the table. So.darn.cute.

Here's some table-top trees on Pinterest.

Aren't they all gorgeous.

Here is our little table top tree in our older home Christmas 2013.

little Gwynn



They were all real trees &
we love little trees.

This year will be a challenge to decorate 600 sq. ft.
I love a challenge. :)

hugs, Deb

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

They come...they go.

When I walked to the back of the property today I looked up and saw what I think might be a hawk nest.
I have not seen one since early fall.
They come...they go.
And you may have wondered if Little Red had disappeared but no...he's still here.
He shows up every few days and loads up on some grub.

The downy woodpeckers are back. I have not seen them for awhile but they are here now.
"Welcome back."

Before filling the feeders, I threw some bread crusts under a tree for the crows today but apparently they were found by 'snoopy'.
There's the old boy with his plaid cover-up on this cool, windy day.
He never was one to share.

hugs, Deb

Monday, November 16, 2015

What made you *smile* today?

He doesn't respect fences and believes that my day
will go a lot better if he is part of it.

He's right. 

He decided to plunk himself down right where the structure for the tractor is going up.
He loves to watch people work.

Once Dave left I headed out for my walk.
A beautiful fall day today; warmer, sunnier & just a slight wind.

Look who was waiting for me when I returned.
Much relief.
With only a bit of his breakfast to finish and Dave out of the way, Simon was ready to do some sun-worshiping.

It's amazing how much food the local birds are needing right now.
Here's a Nuthatch just finished up the suet and moving on to another feeder.

Imagine picking veggies from your garden in Ontario.
"THANK YOU" to our neighbour (Dave's dad) for dropping off a basket of freshly picked carrots and onions. That was very sweet (and neighbourly) and we will enjoy them with dinner. Yum!

Hope you are having a great day with a few *smiles* thrown in.  :)

hugs, Deb