Last Half 2022 – October

Good Morning ALL! How are you this morning? Alvin and I are great. There was no frost last night so the ground feels softer this morning and not wet or slippery. I am working from home today and took a day off tomorrow so life is great. There is nothing like being able to work from home. This morning we were up at 2:00 and outside and then up at 5:30 when Alvin had breakfast which is his new time when I work at the office. My head told me to stay up but I just wanted so badly to lay back down under the comfy blanket on the sofa. My heart won out. When the alarm went off at 6:45, I kept clicking the SNOOZE button, my old friend for a couple of times so then the time is 7:03 a.m. and I do not like to rush. Things were going good until we went outside which was pretty much right away. Outside Mr. Alvin was sniffing like crazy. He could definitely smell some creature under the deck. It was difficult to convince him to come in the house but finally I succeeded. Then I raced upstairs brushed my teeth, washed my face and threw on my eyebrows. Located some pants, underwear, a top, sweater and socks and threw them on. The jewelry is minimal a couple of rings and then into the office to do this post and to send some money to my carpool gal. Whew. I did manage to prepare the coffee so that I can just plug the pot in when we go back downstairs. Why, oh, why did I not stay up at 5:30 a.m. I think that for Alvin’s sake and for my own, that we are going to need to stay up at that time and make it our time. Otherwise it will be hard on the boy especially. He needs routine and I don’t want to feed him at so many different times. Not good for his constitution.

It feels so wonderful to be working from home. I LOVE IT. Does anyone hear me? I love working from home. Just wanted to throw that out to the UNIVERSE. It is so wonderful. Good for me and for Alvin. Yes, it is.

Just one quick story before we head back downstairs. On our after work walk, we met up with this woman and her beautiful “husky” dog a few minutes after leaving the house. When she saw us coming down the sidewalk she pulled him/her closer to her and walked off the sidewalk onto the street. I said thank you and Alvin appeared to “want to say hello.” We ended up chatting for several minutes and I found out that her pup’s name is ASPEN. Same as my grandpup. She is 11 years old. We share pooping stories, stories of what to do in the winter time with a senior dog. Such a great conversation. Her pup did not act like 11 and in fact, she said that Aspen acts more like 3 or 4 years of age. That is so wonderful. After a bit we said our goodbyes after more formal introductions. Aspen is I believe an Alaskan Husky. So beautiful. Love her eyes. Blue, I think. Then we walked to the park. Alvin tried to come home a few times but I convinced him to stay on track and keep on our walk. A few minutes later we were turned around and on our way home when we saw some old friends. We stopped to chat. The fellow I do not remember his name and the pup is Caulder. A big dog but so friendly and he was focused on the walk for sure. I found out that our friend had gone home to Newfoundland where he was able to work remotely for five months and be with family, how wonderful is that. He remains working from home. This duo is so wonderful and I had missed our chats over the last year or so. Good to know that they are okay and doing great.

Time to fly. Have a wonderful Thursday.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus, possibilities and COFFEE.

ALLways, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 19th day of March, 2018.

One more day until it is officially SPRING.

YAY.

The snow has stopped falling.

Thank goodness.

 

Well this weekend was truly all about the animals.

I spent a good amount of time keeping HUMPHREY the cat, company.

He is such a sweetie.

Cuddly.

I loved that he places his paw on your leg when he wants more “snuggles.”

Smart cat.

 

I also had the great pleasure of meeting two doggies.

Both very much pups.

One six months and the other I think was 1.5 years old.

The six month old is named LUNA and she is a pure-bred Lab.

The 1.5 year old is named ZEUS and he is a husky with the most beautiful blue eyes.

LUNA is just learning and ZEUS already knows.

I was helping my neighbour has she has been looking after the two pups along with a cat named INUBUS (not quite sure of the spelling).

The cat is older than the dogs and he is black.

I have met him before and have actually helped look after him.

LUNA likes to jump up and is full of energy.

ZEUS knows not to jump up but is too is full of energy but he listens well.

We had to go in the truck and my neighbour asked for my help.

LUNA does not enjoy a car ride but ZEUS would ride for hours and love it.

Beautiful boys and girl.

 

So when I arrived back home – Mr. Alvin came to greet me at the door.

He sniffed and sniffed and sniffed.

He knew that I had been “temporarily unfaithful” at least in his eyes.

Two that he did not know.

 

LUNA and ZEUS were out in my neighbour’s back yard here and there last night and he knew it.

I would said that he is definitely a jealous guy.

I just gave him extra snuggles and tried to build his confidence back up.

 

Well here we go again – time to go and catch the bus for work.

I hope that you had an awesome weekend.

Have a great Monday.

 

Special Hello to: all those people who have fur babies ….

Always, Carol & Alvin

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