Monday, December 30, 2013

December 26, on the Police Blotter

BOLO for a goofy looking St. Bernard cross, white in colour with black and brown splotches.  Wearing a pink collar and dragging a pink leash.  No tags.  2 years old, 60 pounds, answers to the name of Marsh.  Last seen heading toward Highway 91.
Yep, you guessed it, she dashed out the door while I was trying to get them both out for a walk.  She lunged, I felt myself slipping and grabbed the door, dropped the leash and away she went.
Seven hours later she was returned none the worse for the wear, having been found wandering just west of the town.  New friends were made and tags were promptly ordered.
Stayed tuned for more of "Houdini's" adventures.

Monday, December 23, 2013

James' Advent Calendar

 I added a small clear pocked on the front to hold the ornaments. 
This is a really nice panel that made up into a lovely Advent Calendar wall hanging.  The colour is quite yellow in this picture, but it is really a nice creamy colour.  You can see some of the ornaments hanging.  I couldn't get a closer up pic as it went blurry, but there are animals standing on top of each other trying to reach the top of the tree.  The writing says:
"24 days we prepare for his birth
inviting Baby Jesus to come to this earth...."

Here you can see some of the ornaments.  There were 25 in all attached to the tree by small buttons.  They are backed with black felt and the red hanging loop is tucked in between the backing and the actual ornament.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Meet Marsh

She was found along a country road near the Holland Marsh about 3 months ago.   We (Qtip and I)picked her up from the shelter yesterday.  She is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees/ beagle cross (I don't think she will get any bigger.  At least I hope not).  With me she has found a forever home.  She is quite anxious and has spent the morning pacing and wandering in and out. This is the only time she has sat still all morning.  I have finally turned off the heat and left the back door open.  It is raining and quite mild.  Both Qtip and her are finding what each can tolerate (note to Marsh-do not go into Qtips' kennel).  That was quite the drama when that happened.  As regular readers of this blog know, I had to put my beloved Hershey down about 7 months ago.  It was time to get some company for Qtip as he has become bored and naughty.  And, there are a lot of dogs (and cats) waiting for forever homes.  I am so glad that I am allergic to cats, cuz there was a litter at the shelter yesterday.  I could fit of them 3 in one of my hands, they were that tiny....