Life and Pets

Gus, Luna, Zero, Lily, Cinnabar …

Gus is a big sweetie. His owner didn’t know until she saw this photo that her puppy would be okay with a cat. As you can see, Smokey and Gus are “good together” for sure.

Yesterday, I clipped the nails on this pug, Luna. Her loving owner says the name is short for “Lunatic”. Sure enough, when I try to carry this compact, sturdy pet, I have to concentrate on not dropping her. She is so excited that she flails and writhes, it’s almost like carrying a powerful, wriggling labrador. Luna is manageable for toenail clipping time though! Smokey is not sure about the snorty nuzzles.

This beautiful border collie, named “Zero” is here for a short stay. She seems perfectly composed and eats well. Zero seems entertained by the other doggy guests around her, and by me working within view during the days.

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This wee darling came for her spring trim. There is nothing difficult about giving Lily her spa morning.

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Likewise gentle and affectionate, “Cinnabar” is a joy to groom.

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My heart certainly is full. The pets almost never disappoint me, and I understand most of them. Sometimes humans disappointment me, and usually I do not understand it.

Today Carl from Monashee Communications visited us. He upgraded our internet receiver (antenna), modem and some connections. While he was here, Gary did some “cyber-logging”, a friend’s term for taking out a few trees that may be in the line-of-sight to the internet transmission tower. I think that’s what they call it; I am trying to sound intelligent.

Thank goodness Gary was home, as it has been decades since I used a chain saw, and even then, I never once felled a tree. Gary took out a few poplars but did not need to destroy any stately old spruce or other trees.

It’s a beautiful thing: our internet is operating better than it has in months.

This week I decided to list the “new” little house in town with VRBO. The corporation, “Vacation Rentals By Owner” is a lot like “Air B&B”, but lately I see more advertising on satellite television, making me think that it’s up-and-coming. I don’t know. Life might get a tad more complicated, but it will be better than having that sweet home vacant, considering I’m not willing to rent it out longer term.

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Hope you are all very well. I love you.

~ Ann

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