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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Walk with Gramma

Hullo! Isn't this a nice mural? It almost looks like the leaves on the ground blend right into the mystical forest. Beary nice.

We are going for a little walk today... up a hill...

Gramma has slowed down a bit in the last year... but she still made it up the hill!

I had time to admire the snowbanks which are beary dirty. There was a tonne of snow just before we arrived but it's been raining... sigh.

I'm hoping for some "snowy, winter shots" so I can get a new banner photo...

This isn't bad...

At the top of the road hill, we were at the bottom of the mountain trail... this is where we buried some of Rascal's ashes in the spring. Let's see if we can find her memorial stone...

It's just to the left of that clump of birch.

There it is! A bit buried under snow and leaves but still there. RIP little cat.

It would be nice to go for a bit of a walk in the woods but the trails are super slippery... soooo...

We didn't walk but... I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine.

This is Silver... he was the stuffie assigned to keep Rusty (Gramma's dog) in line. Rusty was actually beary gentle with Silver and just... you know... slobbered him beary well! Do you have any words, Silver?

"Hullo... I'd like to give a big bark-out to all my fellow canine stuffies. In particular - "rarf!" to Droopy & Co! as well as Boo who lives with Jerry & Ben and then there's Parker who lives with Ajdin... and finally a high-paw to Little Fox (who's family, of course!). Hope I haven't missed anybody out there! "Woof!!"

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Handy Sandy helps Gramma

I forgot to mention! A post card came for me before we left - from Little Fox! It's from Fort Vancouver... which you would think would be in Vancouver BC but no... there is a Vancouver down in the states too! Just to confuse the tourists... Did you hear about the Dutch tourist who booked a flight for Sydney, Australia and was a bit surprised to find himself in Sydney, Nova Scotia?? He did wonder, when he switched connecting flights in Toronto, why the second plane was so small... Apparently this happened to an Italian couple too... although in their case it was their booking agency that made the boo-boo... I wonder if this happens for Vancouver BC and Vancouver WA as well?

Anyhow... Gramma says that since I'm here, she can make use of Handy Sandy's services. Alright then... what do we have... uh-huh... a loose towel bar... very common problem.

Yup... it has that little slot screw on the bottom... I need some tools. I wonder what sort of tool assortment Gramma has?

Oh wow... I think we're good!

Oooh... tools... love tools... let's see... little slot screwdriver...

There we go... let's get to work...

Sometimes with loose towel bars, it can be because the bracket isn't tight... but this one is... and it looks like the towel bar thingie just wasn't flush on the bracket...

So now we put it all back together again.

Gramma said "Thanks Handy Sandy!"... awww... it's so nice to be appreciated...

Then she said she had a treat for me... for me??

Oooohhhh... it's the Treat Drawer!!!! Mmmmmmm....

Oops! Sorry Ben... too late, eh? Did Jerry already drool all over the screen? Sorry!!

AND... now that Gramma has had a day to prepare for my appearance... we are having chicken for dinner! Apparently it's not salmon season... oh well...

Mmm... juicy succulent bbq chicken (from Safeway - sorry, no back coop deals this time!).

Shoot... did I forget to put up a Drool Warning too? Oh well... It was a lovely dinner and afterwards...

***hic*** a little bear had a tot of Disaronno... beary good... ***hic*** (excuse me).

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Dinner at Gramma's

Oh hullo, I just had a wee nap and it is almost time for dinner... I should go check and see if I can help. You know... be the official taste tester or something.

Gramma always makes such nice food for me... sockeye salmon, pink salmon, spring salmon... mmmm

Aww... there's even some tulips!

Huh... no salmon in the fridge... maybe it's already cooking? Little bears miss a lot when they nap during the winter!

Oh... we have some sliced carrots ready to go... they go nicely with salmon.

Ah... and here's gramma! Let's see... what do we have?

Ummm... wow... that's a pretty dark shade of salmon. I've never seen such a colour before.

Do any of you know what type of salmon that might be? Little Fox? Is it Copper River Salmon?

Uhh... ohhh... I don't think this is salmon... nooo... it is not!

Oh dear...

 Definitely not salmon... liver and onions with potatoes and carrots... seriously??? I mean maybe some carnivores will eat this but... this little bear is most definitely a non-organ carnivore!

Gramma just shrugged and said "that's the price you pay for stowing away" (did that rhyme?)... sigh... next time I'm gonna have to text Gramma that I'm stowing away and let her know she needs to stock up on salmon!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Surprise Adventures

pssstt.... are we there yet? ... I think we're traveling!! I stowed-away and... let's see...

Hmm... looks like a ferry to me!!

Ooh... with Grampa!!! I wonder where we're going??

It sure is stormy out there - lots of rain.

Maybe I shoulda packed my rain slicker instead of my winter outfit?? *** yawn*** gonna just take a quick nap... you know how winter makes bears slee.... p.... y.... ***snore***

umm... wow... time flies when you're napping. Now where am I? Ooooh... it's Sassy the Cat!! Hi Sassy! We're at Rose's place!!! Oooh, can't wait to see Rose. She's at school though...

But Auntie Pam is here... and she's going to host Grampa for a visit for a few days!

She says she bought me a Christmas present!!! Ooohhh!!! What is it??? Where is it??? Whaddya mean you're "not telling". Argh!!!

Huh... I don't see a present under the tree with my name...

Although there is a cute little fox decoration...

And the Christmas windmill is out...

 And here's Daisy!! Daisy is looking beary old... She is 12 which is getting up there for a dog. I'm just going to lie here with her and have a quick nap... zzzzz...

 What the heck??? Where are we now??

I didn't even get to see Rose!!! You mean I slept the whole afternoon and night away? I really gotta get me some anti-hibernation vitamin supplements or something. This is ridiculous!

Ummm... I think we're at the airport but... where is everyone???

Maybe I shoulda stayed home and supervised Christmas? I have no idea where we're going... and it is beary early in the morning...

Definitely at the airport... maybe we're going to Mexico?? In which case I sure hope my shorts are in that massive suitcase!

Yay... on the plane and there's even a bit of sun out there. Our flight was delayed due to freezing rain at the destination so I'm thinking it's not Mexico (drat)...

I'm just gonna close my eyes for a second... cause the flight is beary turbulent and little bear stomachs don't like turbulence... Good grief... here we are! Is it a hotel room?

I don't think it's a hotel room...

Ooohhh... I know where we are!!!! I'm so glad I tagged along!

We're at Gramma's place!!!!