Yep, I’m drowning, again. I feel like the days are just bleeding into the other and I’m barely keeping afloat. Such is life, though, am I right? Everyone is busy with life and all the goings on, so no one is immune to all this crap that I speak of. It is also hard to find the words when so much tragedy and sadness clouds Houston. Nevertheless, I’m going to catch up today and share some photos of some of my life lately.
I guess we’ll go back to just over a week ago when Charlie celebrated post-op day #48 at hydrotherapy and then later on in the week, I went bowling with some co-workers for a summer social I organized. Last week, Jeff and I headed an hour and a half northbound to spend some time with our friends at their family cottage (which was SO relaxing, by the way) and then I’ll wrap it up with a couple of photos of Charlie at Monday’s fourth rehab/hydrotherapy appointment on day 55 and then yesterday evening just visiting him over at my mom’s.
Later that evening, Jeff and I headed up north with our friends Bruce and Chantelle and their son Landon. I had high hopes that this was going to be such a relaxing weekend and let me tell you, it did not disappoint for one minute.
Saturday morning, early.
Later that morning, Bruce had arranged for us for a private tour of a local wildlife sanctuary called Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, in Rosseau, Ontario. They have a small number of animals you can visit and tour with, but they also have over 700 animals I’m told that aren’t viewable to the public because the intention is to integrate them back into the wild, so human contact is left to minimal. So that’s pretty cool. Like for instance these three cubs. They were found out in Banff and the mother was assumed to have been killed on the opening day of bear hunting season.
The animals you can visit with are pretty awesome and some will even interact with you in their exhibits, like these silver foxes. These little guys were stinkin’ adorable!
Just look at this guy, he’s SMILING.
A Canadian Lynx…. these cats are just gorgeous. I love their beards, wispy ears and giant paws.
Tippy the coyote. This guy was just begging for attention, exactly like a dog would. He howls on command and the director was trying to get him to howl for us. He played a YouTube video and sure enough, he howled away. 🙂
And then we walked around for a bit in the town of Rosseau. There were so many out of towners it was unbelievable.
And then the rest of the weekend was full of relaxation, enjoying some vitamin D and enjoying the company of good friends.
Holy shit, I broke out the shorts. You know it’s hot when I wear shorts. 🙂