Tag Archives: charlie

Our New Dog Walk

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Some snaps from the lakeshore, a quick 10 minute walk from our house to the path.


Charlie & Brown Bear

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There were two moments that I thought I had ruined the surprise: 1. Early on, in November, when I sent Christmas Festivities invites in the mail to Martha and Breda. I wrote on the back of the envelope, as a speech bubble from a snow man “Chill out, it’s just a Christmas card!” Breda’s message to me via Richard was something along the lines of a wink and a nod; thus insinuating that she immediately [...]


Every Dog Needs a Faux Bearskin Rug


It’s come to this… posting about girlie shopping on the interweb! Sorry Rich, who wanted to call the blog something climbing related. “But our trip isn’t JUST about climbing” I’d protest. And sure enough, we’ve been posting about our travels, visits with family, charlie dog, our apartment and then…. nothing. So with this lack of travel commentary due to the lack of travel, I may now be posting about whatever I want. Deal with it. [...]


Doggie Paddle

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While on the road, we found the best way to get a shower was to find a local community center where we could take a swim before using their showers. Richard quickly found that the doggie paddle was the best stroke to give a workout to the forearms. I can’t imagine what we looked like paddling back and forth among the splashing children and serious lane swimmers. Here’s how I know that Richard and Charlie [...]


The Fight for Custody

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The first question most people ask about the trip is, “Are you bringing Charlie?” For a range of reasons, we’ve decided not to bring little Charlie dog with us on our trip. Not surprisingly, there was a line forming to care for her. The leading contestants were my parents in Penetanguishene, Ontario, and my Aunt Victoria who lives in Springfield, Illinois. So we’ve decided that Charlie will stay with “Grandma” in Penetang for the first [...]