It is a NEW YEAR.

Good Morning and we awoke to much warmer temperatures.

I went outside with Alvin and I did not lose my breath.

I am, we are so grateful for this change.


Yesterday was both a day of incredible highs and incredible lows.

We woke up to the day being Alvin’s 11th Birthday.

Thank you to all of our Facebook friends for their birthday wishes for Alvin.

A short walk in the afternoon as it was still too cold for a long one.

We relaxed and enjoyed the day.

Later in the afternoon I waited for Teddy and his Mom to arrive.

Teddy to stay with Alvin for a visit on his birthday and me to go with his Mom for groceries.

Just a few minutes before she arrived; there was a knock at the door.

I opened the door to see our friend “A” from down the street and her Mom.

There was something about her demeanor and the fact that Abi (Alvin’s longtime girlfriend) was not with her.

I knew in my heart that something terrible, horrible had happened.

We stepped into the house and they told me that Abi had passed a few days ago.

It was sudden and so unexpected.

She was 11.5 years old.

I, We loved her so much.

She was the cutest beagle on the planet.

Everytime we were out for a walk and she spotted us/me, she would pull on her leash and cry out to come see me/us.

I always received kisses.

Sometimes I would be on my way home from work and she would spot me and come running with her Mom is tow.

Alvin and Abi would roll about on the lawn obviously to those around them.

They hit it off right from the start.

Oh my gosh how we loved her …. hard to say loved …. we love her.

I cannot locate a photo of her at the moment.

These flowers are for her.


Fly with the angels, Abi.

Many kisses to you our darling friend.

We miss you today, tomorrow and always.


Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 25th day of January, 2017.

Another foggy morning …..

Happy Wednesday.


Last night when I got off of the bus after work and was walking toward the entrance to my neighbourhood; I spotted my friends one of them being Alvin’s girlfriend “Abi.”

When her Mom saw the bus she wondered if I was on it and when she saw me …. they started walking toward me.

It was only a few seconds when Abi saw me and came running full speed to me.

Her Mom let the leash go and Abi ran to me.

Jumping up and giving me kisses and all the time making her Abi “happy to see me” sounds.

I was so taken.

What a great reception.

They joined me on the walk home.

Abi and her Mom live only a few houses from me and Alvin.

Such a great walk home.


Well I am running late somehow.

So have to cut this short.

Just wanted to share my happy story.


Special Hello to: Miss Abi and her Momma.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday, the 26th day of June 2013.

How are you this gorgeous morning?

I am doing great.

I have a short story to share with you all.

Last night when Alvin and I were out for our evening stroll we noticed a Momma Duck and four baby ducklings swimming on the lake.

They are so cute.  Momma leading the way and the four little ones all in a straight line behind her ….. she wears the “pants” in that family.

Our lakes have all exceeded their “banks” so the three are now one big lake with lots of room for the ducks and geese and the muskrats.

Anyway, back to the story.

We came across this lady who was taking some photos of the ducks.

Alvin ran over (on his long leash) and started his “hello” ritual except this time ….

She bent over to give him a rub on the head and he kissed her several times ….. it was so cute.

She said “what a cute and friendly puppy?”.

I said “yes, he is very social.”

Then she asked his name and I told her …..

Then in his Alvin fashion he waggled his tail so fast I thought it was going to fall off.

Followed by he dropped to the grass and started rolling around.

Now he has never done this before ….. with one exception – actually two.

His dog girl friends …..

He would get up and grab some attention from “Kelly” and then back to rolling.

What a show he put on ….

We laughed so hard.

I said “boy, he really likes you”

She replied “oh, he just made my day …. my week.

That was one of the most fun walks we have ever enjoyed.

Between the ducks, Alvin’s show and meeting a new neighbour …. wow, it doesn’t get better than that.

Sometimes it is the small things that are the most important; in fact I would say most of the time that is the case.

So enjoy this Wednesday and I hope that an “Alvin” finds you and gives you some love and well deserved attention.

Take Care and thank you for reading my blog.

Special Hello: to my Dee and family who are coming to visit their “Auntie” (me) for the long weekend.


Always, Carol and Alvin

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