Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
My much admired Canadian blogging friend, Barry, has finished his Chemotherapy. There is a tradition in the Cancer Center where he is being treated: the client rings a big, brass bell after the infusion of his last Chemo. But for our beloved Barry, would just the one bell do?
On the actual day that he finished, hundreds of bloggers joined him and bells rang all over the world.
I am quite tardy, but I am also a charter member of the Better Late Than Never Club. As I read the blogs which I've missed during my work imposed, funk imposed, not-enough-hours-in-the-day imposed blog exile, I realised I needed to Ring a Bell, late or not!
So, I called on the Waggle to help, of course.
My charge nurse at my new job gave all of her crew a gift for Christmas. I was touched to be included, as I had only been on the floor for a couple of weeks. I received a cute little Santa doorknob decoration with a jingle bell.
Swede William was the first to learn that if he rang the bell when he wanted to go out, he got our attention faster. The rest soon caught on. So I imagine Santa will be a permanent fixture on the kitchen door!
Without further ado (and, unfortunately without the knowledge of how to edit these videos) Here are the BELLS FOR BARRY!!!
Hugs today are for Barry, Linda, and Lindsay!
Monday, March 1, 2010
I downloaded a video program for my phone. This was my first try. For the Swede William fan club - he was sleeping by my chair in my computer/sewing room, sorry!
Yesterday I loaded up the whole waggle (except Delia who was out for a long walk with her Bill) and we headed to the kennel club property. I didn't take a single photo; I was that selfish. It was sunny.
Did a little agility practice with Sammy, Lindy Loo and Swede William. They were wildly happy, and everyone threw in a zoomie or eight. Let Fat Charlie and Easy run around in the fenced area. In the sun. I couldn't tell you who wore the biggest smiles.
Tossed a squeakie for Luciano by himself in the fenced area. Special time for the special boy. In the sun.
Took Sam, Lindy and William out for a second round of agility practice. Heavy on the treats and squeakie rat rewards. In the sun. It was so warm I got a little bit stinky in my arm pits. Woo-hooo!
Then I took Mama Pajama, Fat Charlie, Easy and Luciano for a leisurely walk around the property. In the sun.
They snuffled and rolled and peed and grinned wide enough to fit my whole heart in.
Better. Life is much better.
Today it's gray and dank and chilly. So I had three cupcakes for lunch and now I'm going to soak in a tub full of scorching hot water. With a book. Then I'll be so hot that walking the dogs will feel good.
Thanks for your wise, gentle, kind words! Guess what? THE FEBRUARIES ARE OVER!!!! I'm happy dancin' here, how about you?
hug your hounds, and hugs from me to you