A Long Sentence

This was the first year that I did not go to the police station to get my fingerprints taken, as I do each year, to confirm that I do not have a criminal record and that allows me, as Santa Claus, to show parents and others responsible for children’s welfare, that their charges are safe… Continue reading A Long Sentence

A Nude Wreck on Wreck Beach

August 10, 2020 at Wreck Beach

August 10, 2020 I hope you aren’t offended by my photo. I spent the day, sunbathing in the nude for the first time in my life at the world-famous Wreck Beach in Vancouver, BC. But I wasn’t alone – there were several hundred sun worshippers of all ages, scattered along the 7.8 km beach. I’m… Continue reading A Nude Wreck on Wreck Beach

Happy Independence Day

Although I’m Canadian, I want to wish my large circle of friends in the United States, a very Happy Independence Day. Holly’s friend Colby, who’s a rescue dog from the States, sent this beautiful video of an assortment of fireworks.  My favorite is the last one – what’s yours? (Thanks, Colby, Denise, and Al –… Continue reading Happy Independence Day

Dear Uncle Sam

Although I haven’t been watching the news for a couple of months, I decided to watch a coronavirus update on television.  I was alarmed at how quickly the virus is spreading and the number of people who’ve died already in Europe, China, and the USA. On Friday alone, more than 400 people passed in the… Continue reading Dear Uncle Sam

What’s In A Name?

Best Friends Forever!

Connie MacLean and I had been friends for a couple of years before I learned one of her best-kept secrets. But I would never share her secret with anyone because I, too, had a similar secret. And when you’re forced to share your secret with another person – it is natural to want to know… Continue reading What’s In A Name?

Yesterday’s News

I had just pulled into the Langley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery’s parking lot when my phone started to ring.  I glanced at the call display – it was the veterinarian’s office!  I’d been anxiously waiting to hear the results of Holly’s ultrasound test to see if the Cushing disease was in her adrenal gland or… Continue reading Yesterday’s News

My daddy,

My Holly Golightly - she's a Coton de Tulear

MYe daddie is playin in the bathh witout me and now I can wrote you sumthing about him.  He’s losing hair and is old and he doesn’t ‘member wear heputs his stuff and I havtokeep from laughing at him. He tuke me to bad man withabeard and left me there all day wit him and… Continue reading My daddy,

A Happy Ending

I was getting claustrophobic from being confined to my home for the past two weeks, so the drive to North Vancouver last Friday was a welcomed change. During my hibernation, I wrote about some of the pain and sadness in the following stories:  (click on each to view) Dear Connie has Passed Away story  … Continue reading A Happy Ending

Worried Again

The roller coaster was climbing slowly up the hill and when it reached the peak – it almost touched the clouds.  Children were screaming with delight – arms waving in the air – eyes sparkling with excitement, while seniors were filling their Depends with assorted bodily fluids.  But as the aging ride reached the bottom,… Continue reading Worried Again

A Prayer for Holly

My Holly Golightly - she's a Coton de Tulear

A few days ago, I took Holly to Gail’s place to get groomed.  I usually take her every six weeks or so, and Gail is always happy to see us when we arrive.  But a few hours later, when I came to pick Holly up, Gail wasn’t smiling.  She had a concerned look on her… Continue reading A Prayer for Holly