Saturday, January 12, 2013

Random things.......

In December, I volunteered as a packet pick up station gal.  I checked people's name off, handed out t-shirts and race bibs for a local Santa 5K Fun Run.  

It was truly a 'FunRun' because there was going to be no chip timing.  Thought it was a bit odd...... couldn't understand why race bibs were being handed out  (proof of paid entry fee perhaps?!).

We have been getting a lot of snow at our Priceville cottage.  It's a winter wonderland.  We are thinking about finding some second hand snow shoes so we can hike the nearby trails.  Anyone ever snowshoed before?  Did you enjoy it?  What is a good price for them?

It's soooo peaceful on our property, yet sad, as I can still see Sadie running around in the forest.

Coping with the loss of my Sadie Bug is still a struggle.  

I had mustered up the strength to donate most of Sadie's things to a Xmas food drive for fostered or orphaned dogs and cats.  I am glad that Sadie's things will bring joy and comfort to animals in need.

A couple weeks back, Andrew and I were on our way to Priceville for the weekend. I decided that I was was ready to pick up Sadie's remains at the emergency vet.  While there, I asked the receptionist where she thought Sadie's food donation would be of most needed (had picked up the last 7 cases of her food that I had stored in my mom's garage).  

She said the Humane Society....... and off we went.  

Even though it was a very emotional time for us, we decided to go in and see the dogs that were waiting for their Forever Home people.

Andrew, fell for Tucker.....

I fell for the sad, dysfunctional, behavioural-issued cutie below.

A week later we went back to visit Tucker.  He had stayed in our thoughts so we figured that we may be ready to rescue him.  For a multitude of reasons that I won't begin to talk about, we decided to hold off.

Looking back, I am really glad that we didn't......... I am not ready.  It wouldn't have been fair to him, or to us.  I hope his Forever People find him soon.

Today is going to be an exceptionally warm winter day, so I am going to get out and enjoy it (14 degrees C or 57.2 F  depending where you're from). 

I hope you have a great weekend!

Gotta run.


northernbliss said...

I miss my Sadie too. :o(

Anonymous said...

We bought our snowshoes from mec- about $100.00 - we love it out here!

One Crazy Penguin said...

I love snowshoeing. Can't say enough good things about it.

It takes time to grieve and move on. Don't force it. You'll be ready one day :-)

Unknown said...

thanks for the tip Jo!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you OCP. I am taking it day by day.

Mom's Home Run said...

Around here it's cold, but there's no snow yet.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

The day will come when you are ready, it takes alot to recognize that your not ready, and responsible enough to realize it.

Unknown said...

Thanks Chris.