Dogs and Life / Life and Pets

Happy Friday, everyone!

Hope you all have a good weekend. Friday’s almost over, I realize.

It has been a very pleasant day. Slept until 7, took care of dogs, and then made and had breakfast and coffee with my Shelly.

We have boarders Sheena & Kylie, Axel, Carly, Baxter, Sandy, Rosie and Festus tonight.  Chester just went home.

The lovely ginger tom cat went to the Spay & Neuter Society. My friend Chris, who founded the society, is spread so thin.

I had two sweet little dogs to groom today: tiny elderly Squeak, and another favourite, Fanny Mae. Smokey was around, seemingly interested in comforting Squeak, and when she wandered off, little Sam took her place!

Squeak Quam

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Fanny Mae

The two cats have acted indifferent to each other, with the occasional growl or hiss.

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I haven’t taken many pictures of the current guests, sorry.

In the house, I have been trying to “downsize”, go figure. When I brought out some glassware for Thanksgiving dinner (although it was a casual dinner for just five), it struck me again how many dishes and how much “stuff”  that I have. Although I don’t have “collections” with particular themes exactly, I have a penchant for certain materials and looks.

I started with some criteria. If I hadn’t used it in decades, forgot where it had come from, or forgot that I even owned it, an item was more likely to end up on the McBride Buy And Sell Facebook page. The danger is that, in washing or polishing an object, I might love it again.

While listing and selling things like crystal, I have been called “brave”, “strong”, and even “wise” (for having criteria). The struggle is real. I am hoping I don’t miss the glassware too much, or any other good junk.

Love,

Ann

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