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Sunday roundup

by Heidi on January 17th, 2010
 
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It struck me that it might be a good idea to have a weekly round up post on a Sunday, some days there are simply too many things to write about, and sometimes the things I want to share don’t need a post all to themselves. These things aren’t less important than the normal posts, in fact some of todays is more important than the ‘regular scheduled programming’, it’s just that during the week I have a task list I work to even if sometimes the world rearranges my plans!

On Wednesday we lost WillowGarden Garnish, he was fine in the morning, but by evening he was dead. Not a mark on him, no obvious reason for his loss. Garnish was a lease so on top of feeling really bad about his death we were very concerned about the fact that he was not ours.

We called Bill who was amazing, he is far more experienced than us, and told us that these things happen, he is sad, but it is not our fault. If he didn’t think we took proper care of our animals he wouldn’t have let us lease Garnish in the first place. He is such a special person, he was worried about how I was.

I still feel bad, the reason we were leasing Garnish was to keep him safe as Bill was having wolf trouble. I suppose at least this way Garnish had the chance to spread his genes around and in just a couple of short months we will hopefully be seeing the results of his efforts.

A friend called us asking for our help. She had a friend who had been evicted and had nowhere for her 5 cats to go. It is pretty full here so we had to discuss it, but in the end it always comes out the same, we couldn’t leave the cats out in the cold with nowhere to go. Hopefully she will be able to find a new place soon.

We also took in our first foster for ARPH, Blue Ribbon’s “Babybel”, she’s named in honour of the murdered Ottawa Police Officer Eric Czapnik. She came from an awful situation, but is still a beautiful affectionate girl. It always amazes me how dogs are willing to put their trust in you when they have been so badly treated by people in the past.

Wednesday would have been my Nana’s birthday, she was born on the 13th in 1913. She died when I was 13. I still miss her. I wonder what she would think about the person I have become and the life I am living now.

I still have the bear!

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  1. I think your Nana would think you are amazing – I know I do!
    I’m sorry to hear about Garnish – I hope you are doing okay.

    Comment by Emily — January 17, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

  2. I feel the same way about my Nana, except that I was exceptionaly lucky enough to have her, in good health until I was 31. Same for my Granny who I got to keep until I was 35. I hope they still like who I am, I think about them often as I do or think things they taught me. I still can’t eat treats before proper breakfast without discussing it with my Grandpa (he’s been gone since I was 9). We do have an agreement about fruit pie… Before you haul me off somewhere safe, I do know that I am merely imagining the conversation, but I’m awed by the power of the impressions that my Grandparents made that keeps them with me.

    Comment by Elizabeth — January 18, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

  3. @Em, thank you. I am OK.

    @Elizabeth, I wish I had had more of a chance to know my Canadian grandparents, but sadly we lost them all while I was still a teenager. Grandpa always loved apple pie for breakfast and Grandma would get cross with him cause he was supposed to be on a diet; but he, Dad and I always had pie and ice cream for breakfast when we visited them. Fruit pie counts as healthy though, right?!?!?

    Comment by Heidi — January 18, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

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