Monday, August 18, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The guys are back!
This box of locum (Turkish Delight) looks more like sushi
than the sweet delight that is in every piece!
Our final morning walk took us up to "Zucchini Junction".
Some clever soul placed these zucchini on the Fat Dog 120 Endurance route.
From there we hiked up Butterfly Lane to find a bench
that two local residents had constructed and placed in a meadow.
A place of solitude and meditation.
Last Sunday, before my sisters left for home, Dorothy decided to visit the outhouse. Enroute she slipped and broke her ankle in three places....cursed flip-flops on her feet! She was forced to "bum-walk" back up the hill...backwards. The ankle had started to swell before she reached the house.
That's her on the ground and two of us watching while feeling useless!
I drove into Burnaby from Manning Park on Friday morning to check on her. She was comfortably ensconced on the loveseat in her living room(on the phone) with her leg elevated and everything she could possibly need beside her. Her mother-in-law's walker has proven to be a great asset. She kneels on it with the injured leg and propels herself by hopping on the good leg...much better than crutches!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Cat sitting is an uneventful activity until the cat disappears. On Monday evening, around 8:00pm, we began the process of calling and pleading with Fran to come inside. This continued until after midnight with walks up the road, flashlight in hand. Finally we climbed upstairs to a restless, sleepless night in bed. At intervals one of us would clamber downstairs and check for him at the door. I had the terrible feeling that he wouldn't return and imagined a variety of beasts that could have carried him away.
Just before 7:00am I woke up as John was going downstairs again to check for him. He returned with Fran in his arms, unscathed and playful. It was as though Fran had been out on the town, a young single male cat having fun! Little buggar!!!
Do you think that the full moon played a part in his escapade??
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Had another great visit with Adrian and Ashley.
Mornings were spent with coffees and good books.
Ashley kept trying to get cell phone reception...
...or maybe she's taking a photo of our stunning surroundings!
They enjoyed their canoe trip on Lightning Lakes and cooked us a delicious dinner of pasta and freshly caught salmon. The girls kicked butt at Baganole this time but the guys triumphed with Mexican Train.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Augie came for a visit this weekend with his parents.
It was his first experience with "cat friendship" and they love each other.
Meanwhile the men mastered the barbeque.
Steak, corn on the cob and foil wrapped potatoes...yummh!
This morning the trio were launched in a 2 seater kayak on the Lightning Lakes.
A beautiful vista!
Augie could not be convinced to go any further!