A Personal series of dispatches from Rural Ontario Canada

Sunday, September 26, 2010

the new boy

Well we all miss Owen terribly..but our Savannah has been mournful also..
We took her to the local shelter to help us pick out a new friend-for her ..and us..we knew the chemistry had to be right and acceptance was key.
So after a walk in the woods and some off leash supervised time we chose this wonderful mild mannered little gentleman(who will not stay white for long in our locale!) So far so good ..we made it through our first night together without event and reminded me there is  such value in adopting an adult dog ;-) cats were cautious yet calm..Savannah appeared non threatened and peaceful/inquisitive. he has a lovely calm energy. came with the name "Harley" ..but we may work on gradually altering it(if it's ok by him :-) after all we intend to keep him around for life;-)!

all is calm..

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


My daughter is back at school..her room has been cleared up..really cleaned up-and it is a mournful sight indeed to see her bed missing and all the tumble of things that is hers.Cleaning her room offered some therapeutic relief..finding memory items,crumpled photos..and millions of elastics..bobby pins and loose coin..but mostly ..a void. This move represented a true move from home.Last time it was to university residence-a mere baby step to independence.Now with a certain exhuberence she is making her home a six bedroomed house with 5 other girls..and \i am trying ever so hard to celebrate this passage- not be in touch daily..to not offer all those little tidbits of tips and advice I have been doling out for the past nineteen years. My tether to her..my line of support has unravelled and I have to start looking at it as freedom..not quite ready yet. I can still smell her intense cologned scent in her room..in my car..