A Christmas Poem for You

I tried to cleverly insert the word “fur” into Merry Christmas but it just didn’t work so, instead, a Christmas poem…

It’s Christmas time, slow down, don’t hurry,
Spend some time with someone furry.

The greatest gift you’ll ever get,
Is the love of your four-legged pet.

We bring joy to the coldest day,
When winter’s chill seems here to stay.

And curl up nearby on the darkest night,
When Mother Nature steals the light.

And in return we little take,
But care and warmth and maybe…steak?

A Christmas wish was hinted at,
I hope my people read this online chat.

But now I’m getting off the track
And must quickly find my own way back.

To the point herein of this little rhyme
Shared with you at Christmas time.

May the season bring you joyful days,
And love and light that stays and stays.

Winter’s Coming!

At least it feels like it this afternoon. We went walking this morning in a nice, warm Chinook breeze but that all changed with a cold front blowing in from the north. And it rolled in like a freight train, bringing a cloud of dust we could see for a mile.I was too busy scrambling to get a photo, but there is one of the red sky that warned us this was coming. Or so the saying goes… “Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.”

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I’m pretty pooped from all the getting ready for winter we’ve been doing the past couple of days. I mostly just followed along and supervised the humans but they need a lot of supervision so it is rather taxing. But before I nap, wanted to pop in to say hello and give this brief update. I’ll be back next week to fill you in on what we’ve been up to out here on the farm. I’ll give you a clue though…some of that winter prep involved giving Sid the fifth wheel a cleaning. :o)

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It’s Fur-ee Day!

You’re probably surprised to hear from me since it’s not Fur-iday … but it’s Fur-ee Day!

Here in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving Monday and as a way to say thanks for your likes and smiley faces and comments this past year, T is giving away an autographed copy of her novel, House of the Blue Sea. If you’d like to be entered in the draw for the free book, all you need to do is go to her Facebook or Instagram page, look for today’s post that has a photo of her riding Storm, and tell her a story in the comments about something you are grateful for this holiday Monday. If you’re not inclined to storytelling, you can just post a photo that tells the story for you.

The draw will be made at noon (MDT) on October 15 and is open to all residents of Canada. (Sorry US friends, this one is for Canadians only.)

I’ll kick things off with a photo of something I’m ever so grateful for … my fur-ever family. And, in case you’re wondering, no, it isn’t quite ski season here in Alberta just yet. This photo was taken last winter.