Monday, September 22, 2008

What's a puppy to do?


Fight over sticks


Pull down the fencing


Fight with his brother


Let his brother think he's winning


Come back for more...puppy energy!!

A walk in the woods & other doggy activities





Jake and his stick

video

This is what happens when a retriever retrieves and an elkhound tries to push his weight around....woo hoo! Jake wins...he's becoming king of the castle instead of the little prince

Slowly but surely

Garrick is finally out of the hospital and staying with relatives, along with Lynn. He is still having memory problems and had a large bleed out from his knee injury while at Christines. They got it under control though, and now Lynn is busy arranging his medical supplies, prescriptions, i.d., airline tickets and the like to prepare to bring him here where he can rest for a month or so until he has recovered sufficiently enough to go back to Edmonton. Our doctor here will see him for the removal of his stitches and administering his shots. The hard part will be keeping him settled and the dogs off of him. It will be nice to have him here although the circumstances could have been better.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Unwelcome news

We recently discovered why we hadn't heard from Garrick for a while, he had been attacked and robbed while in Millwoods last week. The attack left him hospitalized with little or no memory. It was his boss who eventually identified him and slowly all of us were notified. He has suffered numerous stab wounds to his legs, and they are concerned about bleeding in his head and kidneys. Lynn left yesterday to fly out to Edmonton to be with him. She emailed me saying he still looks pretty bad and she was waiting to hear from the doctor. With luck, his condition will improve and since the swelling to his head has gone down that might be a good sign. I will keep you posted as I find out more.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The fair and birthdays



The Charlo fair was everything I expected and more. It was small, which was nice, not too much walking involved, they had lots of neat stuff, plenty of home made goodies, including fresh honey and they even had a glass enclosed hive to look at. Man there were a lot of bees in there and very busily working I might add. The magician at the fair was too funny in a hometown kinda way, he had the wizards cloak and a fakir's hat and was funny in both languages. We didn't stay for the singers but what I heard of them as we were walking to the truck was very good. It was a showcase of local talent and if we could have stayed I'm sure we would have enjoyed it.

Steve's birthday bash at Mom's was good, the food (homemade chinese) was good as it always is. Lynn took a bunch of pictures, I've only included the ones with me, since I'm so shy and Lynn of course managed to avoid being in any pictures...smart don't u think?

We erected the fence and laid down topsoil to repair the damage done by the trucks when we had the patio done..hopefully we'll get some rain to help with the new growth.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

How time flies

Prior to going to Toronto, I had a hard drive failing and since returning from my extended holiday, I have been going through the process of restoring a lot of my data and that has delayed a lot of my updates here. Now that things have settled down and I have most of my data restored, things should be improving.

The asphalt was finally laid and we now have our patio back in working order which has been nice. The damage done to the lawn has been repaired for the most part. We just have to wait for some extended rain to lay down grass seed. With the upcoming storms in the Atlantic we may not have long to wait.

I have completed the tests ordered by my doctor to followup things that may have been discovered by doctors in Toronto. Now the waiting begins. If I hear nothing from the doctor then everything is ok. Here's hoping that I don't hear from her.

They found that Lynn has a hyperactive thyroid (now all that work makes sense) and is on medication to slow it down. We are still waiting to see how that works.

We are looking forward to going to the fall fair up in Charlo. I didn't go last year but this year, I am gonna drag Lynn and mom to each and every table to see what home town goodies we can find.

Jake is growing like a weed and is a not so little tornado as he moves about butting in to everyone's business. He likes to carry food bowls out into the yard so he must be watched at every opportunity. He may be mischievous but he is so adorable it almost makes it forgivable. He really doesn't like the wait command but is getting better and better at it. Better with food than with allowing you to go down the stairs before him. He bosses his brothers around at every opportunity but unlike them, see's no reason to bark at strangers, birds, butterflies, neighbors, ghosts or anything else his brothers bark at. He does, however, like to watch them bark. He loves the water and the hose and the shower, he swims like a little fish and retrieves anything that is thrown, giving it up to you after he retrieves it, is still a bit of an issue but he is getting better.

My father had a mini stroke but appears to be fine, he was supposed to go for more tests but I still haven't heard the results. Like anything involving doctors, I am sure that it will take some time to get the results.

We still follow the news from Edmonton and I still get email alerts involving EPS, it's always good to keep abreast of what's going on in our other home province. We hear occasionally from folks out there and it's always nice to hear from them. It's a shame that Ron doesn't have internet on his farm, I would love to chat at him but c'est la vie.