Sunday, May 20, 2012


4 little heads...they always face the same way
Her very presence causes much shrieking by Mamma Robin...she's not a birder though
Impossible to garden with Foster Boy around...always in the sprinkler.
Table will be full tonight with the kids and friends.
Filled a few pots

Notice how slim Foster Boy is now

I am full of the joys of Spring today as surgery for my Sweet Mamma went very well. Yesterday she was day 1 post op and the doctor asked her how she was. "I'm fine, I can't complain" she said. Which is amazing considering all she has been through. The doctors are amazed when they review her chart and see she was once classified as having "no brain function". I am hoping she will be home in a week. In the "nursing home" world you lose your room if you are missing for more than 30 days, so we are so happy she is doing so well.

Victoria day weekend is upon us and instead of heading north to cottage country, I stayed home to care for Mamma and do some gardening. I had 5 over-nighters on Wednesday and 5 tonight as Boy and Girl Child were off on a bit of an adventure with DIL, sisters and friend. I'm thinking now of what to cook for the troops for dinner. With this gorgeous weather, it will definitely be an outside meal this evening.

Foster Boy has a Meet and Greet with his new family today, and if all goes well, he will be heading to Upstate New York to live. He must have known it was his last night as this morning when I got up he was snoring away on the guest bed....a total no no in my house. A month ago when he arrived, he couldn't even get up the stairs, yet alone climb on the bed. A month of solid diet and exercise along with some arthritis meds, has given this boy a new lease on life. I know I will cry a bit saying good bye to him. He is a special dog.

Enjoy your Sunday and to all my Canadian readers, enjoy your Holiday Monday.


  1. What a beautiful garden you have and so clean! We have a huge maple that makes such a mess; we are constantly cleaning!

    Have a great Victoria Day weekend!


  2. Lovely photos . . . great mamma news . . . happy Holiday . . . not sure how you manage the roller coast feelings of "brown eyes" one day and then . . . goodbye . . . You have given FD a great start for his new life . . .

  3. Everything looks perfect and in the future, when we are in our new home with gardens, I will go back to these photos and copy them ! :)
    I will miss Foster .. I wish you would keep him.
    This is why I am not a foster mom ..
    love you, love Foster :)

  4. Happy Victoria Day weekend Chania. I remember we always referred to it as kid as "firecracker day". So glad to hear about your mom and that she will indeed return back to her nursing home soon. Your patio looks so lovely and Foster Dog is a new man! I hope the meet and greet goes well - he owes you his life, or at least his better life now! Ann

  5. So happy mama is well. I love your patio area. I have no clue how to do the outdoor spaces. Your outdoor space looks incredible. Enjoy, the long weekend. We went to the Victoria Highland games and had fun.

  6. I'm glad your mum is on the mend. I can't believe that dog has been there a month already!

  7. Great news about mama, sounds like she's doing great. Your patio looks lovely, very inviting (hint)! You have done wonders with Bubba and I have no idea how you're going to let him go, he's a love. Enjoy your long holiday weekend.

  8. So glad to hear that your mother is doing so well. I want to come and sit on your patio with a nice cold drink!!! So lovely. Foster Boy leaving......please say it isn't so....although I would be so happy to hear that he found a forever family....what a sweet boy.

  9. Hi,

    I guess by now all your readers have fallen in love with the gorgeous Bubba, I'm happy and sad at the same time to see him go to his forever home, I hope that his new family will keep you up to date on how he is doing and perhaps you can keep us readers informed on how he is doing once in a while, I'm all choked up so can well understand how you must feel saying good bye.

    Wishing you and your family only good times ahead.


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  10. Glad to hear your mom is doing so well! Hurray!

  11. You should be so proud of the difference you have made in your foster dog. I am amazed at the difference. I am glad your mother is doing better. My thoughts are with you as it must have been very stressful. I enjoyed the tour of your garden. That table is so inviting. I wish you the best.

  12. So pleased your Sweet Mama is recovering! Your patio area is awesome, inspiring, and inviting. I will miss seeing FB.

  13. Such good news all around! And sunshine as well! Your yard looks so inviting :)

  14. Great news on all fronts! Its always sad to see a pup go, but great that he has a new family to go to. :)

  15. He is heaven you are such a brave soul I would want to keep every dog!


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