Thursday, 30 October 2014


This time, the news is about Miss Sadie.

For those of you who didn't know her, she was my dog until we moved to an apartment a while ago. Then I needed to re-home her. 

Here's her picture — one of her best.

Sadie's new home as on a decent-sized acreage just north of River City. Her new master was a very kindly veterinarian. Kind enough to invite me out to visit when I wanted to do so. I never did. I thought a visit would be too upsetting for Sadie and for me. 

Fast forward to this fall. To make a long story short, Sadie disappeared one day. Probably stolen. One of the vet's other Poodles had been stolen some years ago, before a new security system was in place. He's been hunting for her, with no success. The thief's plan was probably to breed her (though that won't happen because she has been spayed). Failing that, he/she will likely just sell her. Maybe Sadie has been sold already. I suspect so.

The only thing for which I hope is that she will end up with some people who love her. Really, really love her.

Blessings and Bear hugs to you, Miss Sadie, wherever you may be!

  Today's Weather Report
Cold overnight, around -1C (about30F). Up to 6C (43 F) tomorrow. A bit cloudy, but no snow forecast.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


For a country as peaceful as ours, major crime is a horror. This morning, a soldier was shot and killed while standing guard at our National War Memorial in Ottawa. The shooter then ran across the street to our Parliament Building (like the Capital Building in DC), got into the building, and was within feet of killing a lot of Members of Parliament (politicians). He was killed by Parliament security officers and Ottawa Police. 

There are so many unanswered questions. Did he act alone? Why did he do this? No answers. Police are still checking through buildings in downtown Ottawa (lots of government buildings) to make sure people are safe. Schools are locked down. NHL hockey game for tonight won't be happening. Major items on Prime Minister's agenda cancelled. (He was to be in Toronto to give Malala Yousafzai an honourary Canadian Citizenship, after she won the Nobel Peace Prize.)

I would have preferred to hibernate through all that. 

Blessings and Bear hugs, friends. 

Today's Weather Report