The Dogs Were Weird…

The Dogs Were Weird…

“Look what I can do!”

“Why, though?”

I don’t know what was going on today with the dogs, but they were all acting weird. I couldn’t get a shot of all of them being weird at the same tim, but I did manage to snap this one of Kaylee attempting to fly, with Ernie looking on, quite intrigued, by the look of his face.

Farm-Sitting Again…

Farm-Sitting Again…

The favourite trail…

This is my favourite part of the walk with the dogs. We go out to run the fields twice a day, and this is the first section of our journey. It’s so peaceful through this trail, and I always find at least a shopping bag worth of pine and spruce cones.

I don’t often get a picture of all three dogs in one photo – I take ’em where I can…

I’m glad to be back here again for a bit, but it’s odd not sleeping at Ruby’s house – I’ve got used to it, and our bedtime routine.

This stint of “farm-sitting” was scheduled back before Ruby went to hospital with the last bout of pneumonia, and her son had set up a visit with one of Ruby’s nieces to “cover for me”, while I’m out here. I’ve been visiting in the afternoon instead, and that feels weird, too.

Aubrey is on a short trip this time – 4 days – he’s gone to a yoga conference in Toronto. That seems so strange to think of Aubrey at a yoga conference, of all things, but he says he’s having a good time.

He’s also going through a reno right now. His, though, seems to be going more smoothly than mine, although he’s literally living in the midst of the house being ripped up and rebuilt around him, while everything he owns is piled up in the middle of the room.

He’s had the floors ripped out and replaced entirely – just one last room left for new flooring – and all the walls have been freshly painted, and he’s demolishing an entire end wall of his living room and remodeling it.

And his huge reno will still be finished before my one little attic room. I’m both jealous and resigned to that fact.

Narnia at the Farm

Narnia at the Farm

Everybody look for the Lion…

 
I’m sleeping with the dogs at the farm for the next 10 nights, and keeping the home fires burning for my brother. He has run away to Hawaii, the shit.

After swearing at the coffee maker that I couldn’t get to “coffee” (again – this happened to me this past summer when I “farm-sat”, and this time, Aubrey showed me step-by-step what to do – nothin’. His coffee maker will not make me a single cup of coffee.), and swearing at the wood-pile that didn’t want to give up a few sticks of wood to get the fire going in the the airtight stove (at least I won that battle), I took the dogs out into a Winter Wonderland.

Kaylee was stunned, ecstatic, and overjoyed with the amount of snow at the farm. She plowed non-stop through snow up to her neck in places. Bert and Ernie caught a bit of her joy bug and romped around with her, when normally, they usually all kind of cut away in different directions during morning runs.

Aubrey also showed me how to get Netflix up and running on his bedroom TV yesterday, you know, so I could take my new “No Netflix” lifestyle and just pitch it out a window and get all addicted again on Night 1. “You don’t even need to sign in!” he exclaimed. “See? Just turn it on!”

“Sign in to your account.” Is actually what comes up on that screen when I turn it on.

Thanks, Aub. Either your instructions suck, or I have become Tech Stupid (and that’s very possible).

I did get this glorious photo, though – which is now a Christmas Card at Les Becker Designs (you should buy one to send to your Gramma).

And I got the fire going, Former Girl Guide that I am! The farmhouse had better still be standing when I get back out there tonight.

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Winter sport in Wawa, ON…

Winter sport in Wawa, ON…

Snow-Covered DogTaken January 12, 2017 with Samsung Galaxy S6© Les Becker

Snow-Covered Dog
Taken January 12, 2017 with Samsung Galaxy S6
© Les Becker

In Wawa, We Papoose 'Em.Taken January 14, 2017 with Samsung Galaxy S6© Les Becker

In Wawa, We Papoose ‘Em.

This is how Ky and Carson dressed to go dog-walking with me. I got to lead (or be led by) both dogs, something that hasn’t happened since late fall. They seemed to fall back into old habits pretty well at first, but I did discover one thing the hard way: both Kaylee and Ringo want to chase snow machines.

There are a lot of snow machines on the streets of Wawa.

I can ski now, though. Sort of.

The Way to This Dog’s Heart is ONLY Through Her Stomach!

The Way to This Dog’s Heart is ONLY Through Her Stomach!

Kaylee can smell the inside of the potato chip bag...

“I Can Smell the Inside of that Bag…”
Taken December 11, 2015 with
Samsung Galaxy S3
© Les Becker, 2015

Kaylee is under the impression (correctly so, as it turns out) that if she only waits long enough, with a woe-begone expression on her face, all snacks will make their way to her.

I could only stand to see this face for about five minutes today… so I gave her a healthier alternative and allowed her to make an intelligent choice.

Kaylee can't choose between treats.

“CHOOSE?! You want me to CHOOSE?!”
Taken December 11, 2015 wwith
Samsung Galaxy S3
© Les Becker, 2015

She chose both.

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Adventure of a Lifetime” – Coldplay

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The Les Becker Bookshop.