Living … One day at a time.

Hello,

Wow, so great to wake up to bright sunshine and clear blue sky.

So wonderful to receive the rain over the past couple of days but always good to see sunshine.

Guess what!

Couple of things.

Alvin seems to be his old self but I spoke to Vet’s Office yesterday and it was agreed to bring him in his morning.

Yesterday was cold and raining and we would have had to walk there so better when not raining.

Just going to have him checked this morning.

OTHER thing …. I was able to download/upload my photos from my cell phone to my computer.

It was easy.

Not sure why I did not figure it out sooner but better late than never.

So I am going to share some of the 270 photos that I have taken with my phone since first day of May 16, 2019.

Also remember these were all taken here at our home.

Couple in the car with my daughter.

I will not share all of the photos as some were videos and some were duplicate or triplicates.

One of my favourite subjects:  Humphrey.

Enjoying his time outside.

My Grand-pup Milo in the above photo.

Followed by Alvin and Humphrey.

Just catching some zzz’s

I could take photos of them all day long.

Unfortunately the shots of Humphrey make his beautiful orange coat look dingy.

Preparing the gifts for the new to turn 40 year old.

One of my friends ….

I hosted her birthday party a couple of weeks ago.

The boys helping me get ready for the Birthday party.  Teddy, Humphrey and Alvin.

The birdie that made a next in our backyard.

Haven’t seen them as of late but am hopeful that they are around.

Birdies on the fence and down below not in frame on one side of the fence was Mr. Alvin and on the other was Sir Humphrey.

Two birds, a dog and a cat.

What a combination.

Humphrey hard at work digging his way out of our backyard.

Smoke filled skies

Night sky …..

With my daughter driving to my house …. the flowering cherry trees so pretty …..

 

Well I have to go as did not realize that this has taken almost one hour.

Big day today.

Alvin has an appointment to see the Vet this morning.

My daughter has her ART SHOW and SALE tonight.

I am over the moon.

I hope that you enjoy some of my favourite photos taken from my new iPhone, new to me.

Sadly there are many more but running out of time.

 

Have an awesome Saturday.

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 28th day of September, 2018.

Today Work, Funeral and then back to work.

That is the day.

 

Alvin and I picked up Teddy on our walk last night and he will be spending the next couple of days with us.

Alvin had an off night and was awake (not sick or anything) keeping the Momma awake.

Oh, it may be a long day.

 

Right now Alvin is after Teddy’s chew.

Teddy drops it and Alvin grabs it.

Then Teddy picks up Alvin’s and it is game on.

Funny but not.

 

Trying to find a bit of humour in a solemn, sad day.

 

A new star will shine exceptionally bright in the sky, tonight.

We miss you buddy.

The office has not and will never be the same.

He was the best of us.

A reminder to us all.

Kind, generous, loving, caring and compassionate and FUNNY.

 

I hope that you have a wonderful day.

 

Special Hello to: my family and friends all over the world, HELLO.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 11th day of September, 2013.

Last night Alvin didn’t seem to interested in going for a walk – I know this because when I showed signs of readiness he headed for the top of the stairs.

Where he laid on his tummy with only his head showing at the top of the stairs.

I remember all too well the first time he did this …… I remembered smiling as he looked like a headless puppy.

Cute but scary ….

So instead after I finished my chores I joined him on the deck.

He loves to sit out there and sniff the evening air and just be.

He listens intently to the sounds around him.

So I decided as it has been forever since I have done this that it was high time, I did.

So I had put on a light jacket (the evening air starts to cool here in Edmonton) and luckily for me it had a hood.

I pulled up the hood and laid down beside him on the upper part of our deck.

It was after 8:30 p.m. and already the sun had set and you could literally see nightfall as it got darker and darker.

At first I scoured the night sky to see a star and there were none.

The sky did not appear to be cloudy but yet no stars.

Finally when I was starting to think it was going to be a starless night I found one …. just one but one all the same.

I just laid there and found myself in mindless bliss.

No real thoughts …. no stresses …. no phone calls…. no interruptions ….. just laying there looking up at the sky.

Alvin wasn’t quite sure what to think as he had got up and was shuffling about for a short bit, and then settled beside me.

It was absolutely glorious.

There are really no words.

It was the best part of my day.

I feel refreshed and calm and once again blissful.

So easy and so great.

Just took a few minutes with amazing results.

I feel like a million dollars or perhaps ten.

So on this mid week day I hope that you find your bliss.

Run with it and enjoy.

Thank you.

Special Hello to: all my friends near and far.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Thought for the day…..

Happy Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 ……

I am reminded as my dog Alvin looks out the office window of the simple things.

Those moments that automatically make you smile and feel like a million dollars.

It can be watching your dog looking out the window as he stands on his hind legs, paws on the window sill, and taking in the panoramic view.

It can be watching kids playing in the park.

It can be watching the simple beauty of a sunrise or sunset.

It can be laying in your backyard watching the stars and moon light up the night sky.

It can be listening to the song of birds as they go about their day.

It can be so many things that make those moments in time seem to go on forever.

I love the peace and relative quiet of the early morning.

The smell of the early morning air …..

I hope that you also are enjoying those moments.

Have a blessed and wonderful day.

Spread the joy.

Always say “thank you” ……

Special Hello: to all those nature lovers …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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