Sunday, August 30, 2009

Best Desert Ever!

Easy, Easy. Danone Activia Yogurt - Vanilla flavour (no NOT non fat or non flavour). Fresh blueberries and fresh sliced strawberries. And a mini chocolate chip cookie....Voila! Enjoy!

Our First Berner

Way back in 1986 our darling Kimmy was born - hence our kennel name "Kimberlite". This picture was taken on White Lake, Ontario circa 1987. We are headed to this wonderful little island to join some special friends. Here is Peter, me and our darling Kimmy. It was a sensational weekend. I think Kimmy stole a chicken back from the BBQ. This was her first time in a boat and she sat there and enjoyed the ride. We lost a lawn chair - blew out of the boat.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lola is 13 months old

Bathed Lola today. She is 13 months old now.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


A-Hoy Mates!

Here is me and Pal going for a boat ride on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Gate's Motel

My dad came up with clever description of our home. Since Saskatoon is known as the "City of Bridges" he called our place the "House of Gates". I could not help but think of an old Alfred Hitchcock classic.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pretty Kitty

I don't know how many recall me bringing a kitten home from a gas station and we called her "Pretty Kitty". It's been over a week now, and Pretty has been missing. We suspect that the coyotes who surround our property and poop on our lawn took Pretty. She was such a great cat. I miss her so much. She was so friendly. She would always help me garden and she would lay in wait in the bushes when I would walk by and would jump out. She was only with us for a brief time - 4 months, but we really loved her. I hope she had a good life with us.

Half Century Celebration

I turned 50 last Wed. My entire family was there to help me celebrate and it was a surprise. Too much to blog about - just some pictures. It was a great party - I highly recommend that everyone turn 50 - at least once!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Clever Coyote - You Win This Battle

I know it's been a long time since I last posted. We've been doing some major cleaning on the premises - inside and out. The dogs are doing fine.

Tonight, a coyote serenaded us for at least 1/2 hour - yips, howls and chortles....they sound like manical howling lunatics. This coyote has been leaving lots of "presents" on our property. I've found a "present" outside my window (we live in a passive solar home, so our bedroom window is at ground level) - so this coyote has been peering at us while we sleep (leaves a calling card). I've found the "present" in my garden and at various locations close to our house. So, this coyote has been up close and personal.

Anyway - this coyote is now just a few metres outside our yard - yipping and howling. I went out and tried to scare it away, but it didn't move. So, I went back into the house and armed myself with a paddle and my camera - and then put on sturdy shoes...because I planned on chasing this coyote through the field. Here I am donned in all my "armour" and go outside ready to "fight" and it's gone. This thing has been sitting there yipping for almost 1/2 hour (not to mention poops at my window when I sleep) and then just disappears when I come out to challenge it. To add to insult, I stepped in a big dog turd.

Clever coyote.