A surprise adventure (part 2)

Continuation of A surprise adventure (part 1)

By the time I returned from the other side of the neighbourhood with the kidnapped dog at about 9:15 am, my house smelled like bacon.

Then I saw the teenager at the table eating breakfast. My eyes almost fell out of my head… 😄

He’s up! At what he calls the crack of dawn!

Let this be a lesson to you:

Bacon wakes the dead. And, apparently, teenage boys too. 😂

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A surprise adventure (part 1)

Yesterday, on a whim, I contacted our dog-owning friends to ask them a question.

“Will you let me kidnap your Schnoodle?” I asked [not so] innocently.

This Schnoodle:

Molly

Continue reading “A surprise adventure (part 1)”

Slipping…

Is anyone else in a mood?  We’re still on holidays here in Canada until the  first week of September but I tell you I’m really getting ready for the routine to return. Every year, every late summer, I find that the lack of UNINTERRUPTED time to myself for even just a couple of hours a day has me feeling very out of sorts. Continue reading “Slipping…”

Outdoor youth sports and the weather gods

I spend half of baseball season tethered to my phone or some other device where teamsnap is loaded into.

This year’s baseball season has been a particularly wet one so I have spent more, not less time, keeping an eye on that app.

I’m not feeling it this year. I’m mostly just annoyed. 🙄 Continue reading “Outdoor youth sports and the weather gods”

Fun with dogs, aka never a dull moment

Dog walking in Toronto’s neighbourhoods is in actual fact a fairly decent part-time gig. Unlike in some parts of Europe where you may only make a few coins to look after a dog, here the pay is enough to supply groceries for a family of four if you walk four to five times a week.

The standard rate, according to research in my city, is around $18-25 per half hour for one dog.

HALF an hour. That’s 30 minutes of walking and socializing with a dog.

Not too shabby, right? Continue reading “Fun with dogs, aka never a dull moment”