Friday, April 26, 2013


Pickwick Crocus
Winter has lasted forever here in the Gatineau hills, will spring ever come?  Winter came early, is staying late and we had more than twice the amount of snow we had last year.  I still have snow in my yard and just yesterday morning I woke up to a  dusting of new snow (it left quickly but still).  Last year at this time I had daffodils blooming, this year only crocus.  The daffodils are trying though, poking their stems through the ice!  Can't wait to see them, along with new bunch of Darwin tulips planted last fall.  Last spring I missed most of the show as I was away in beautiful Provence.

Mini Crocus


As for the new dog he has had a hard winter as well.  Turns out he is sick with maybe hip dysplasia  and poor guy suffered.  Since he does not have much hair he found the winter cold and hated wearing any kind of clothes, he actually appeared embarrassed if that is possible.  When he is sick he is grouchy but when he is well..

sick boy

He is actually watching a martial arts fight scene from James Bond, Man with a Golden Gun!  He watched the whole fight scene!  He actually seems to like TV and music.  His favorite is the bagpipes.  One night while watching  a BBC program about the islands around Britain featuring a bag pipe band he began to sing along with the bagpipes.  I laughed so hard I could barely breathe.  He on the other hand was very serious standing tall and singing along.  He must be a reincarnated Scot.

Tired boy, after playing with all his toys he needs a nap!  Oh and he has had another name change.  The name Rocco didn't seem to suit and somehow I started calling him Parker.  Yes the name suits him and he knows it now and has settled in.  He seems very happy with me and I am happy with him.

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