Wednesday 20 January 2010

I Just Want Vegetables

When your life is on one of those really smooth patches and you're just gliding through the trees, it pays to take a step back and really savor the moment. Well, the past week spent at 'the Farm' was just so delightful for all of us that it deserves a comment or two. The Squash Soup made with homegrown butternuts and all sorts of good vegetables and seasoning made by the K-grrl was to die for. The brand-new, better-than-original motorhovel door fashioned by the 'SteelKing' is beyond belief. The value of letting our puppy learn how to be a 'real farm dog' and get filthy, dig trenches, and just exhaust herself everyday was better than any 'dog trainer' we could have hired. The 'happy day' massage with my new favorite vietnamese immigrant was indeed a happy ending to my aching head. But most of all was the time given so freely and so generously to our every whim (ie. "let's go sheet shopping", "we need a dog bed", "oooh, Trader HoHo's coffee"). I think to be loved in such a way is something of an honour and I want it known how humbled I feel. Apparently, you can pick your family as well as your friends...Yay.

Tuesday 12 January 2010


As these photos clearly show...the 'puppy' is winning. There is just something so irresistible about cuddling in bed with a dog. Oh, come on, its true and as hard as we try to enforce the 'no dog in the bed' rule, they simply wear us down. The problem with PonyGirl is that she is still growing and has the longest legs of any dog around...ever. Even she has problems with where to put those legs when sleeping. Consequently, she is getting most of the bed. So, things may have to change in the near future. I know that will be a struggle but she does choose, on her own, to sleep elsewhere about every other night (blessed bliss). I am hoping that means she is just as uncomfortable with multiple sleeping partners as the rest of us. Bon nuit mes amis.

Firmly Entrenched

As these photos clearly show...the 'puppy' is winning. There is just something so great about sleeping with a dog. We