Merry Christmas!

Christmas may be a time of year when we emphasize the conditions of the less fortunate, and also the giving aspects that many of us have as a core belief. Christmas can be an overwhelming time of sadness and despair as a result of the life experiences for so many … but it can also be a time for celebration.

Regardless of whether this is a religious celebration to you, or just a nice break from your usual routines, I hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to just chill and enjoy!

Ray, and his staff (the people he is constantly trying to train … us!) wish you a very happy time over the Christmas to New Year holiday period, and may all your goals and aspirations for 2020 be achieved.

Ray at Tim’s Drive-Thru!

This is a very brief (16secs) video of Ray as we wait in the Tim Hortons Drive-Thru line-up, and then approach the pickup window. Continue reading

Good grass!

Ray has not been particularly active this past summer. I am guessing that having a thick double-coat in hot and humid conditions is a significant factor. Who knows what impact his tumor had on him earlier and, of course, he is not getting any younger. Continue reading

Adopting Ray?

We often stop and chat with other dog owners when out with Ray on his walks. The conversations typically revolve around age and the dog’s background, and it is surprising how often we meet another “rescued” dog!

Sometimes I am asked how Ray and I met, or what made me decide to adopt him. I immediately relate the story that, contrary to what most people assume, Ray in fact adopted me. Continue reading

Ray – Decision Maker?

Our home is in need of some roof work and so, as is my practise, I invited quotes/estimates from three companies who had high BBB ratings.

Whenever a stranger comes to our home, we have to advise them in advance of possible reactions from Ray because, while he is Mr. Congeniality when out on walks, he is very protective when on “his territory”.  Continue reading