Friday, May 7th Bill didn’t have to report to work. Mike texted last night and gave him the day off so he was able to sleep in until 7. I had no job today either so got up shortly after 7 and we came downstairs for our morning coffee and tea. After checking the propane and finding that we were in good standing, Bill had a parcel to mail in town so left for Durham.
|Mr. Jay and Mr. Finch|
We had decided to remove our 3 Kokopelli scatter mats because of how difficult they are to keep clean. They can be vacuumed well one day and within two days appear dirty again with lint and fluff. ?? So, I got the vacuum out and did the whole rv, including the mats. I measured them and finished by rolling them up and putting them in the Bunky.
|Morning views out our dining room window|
With that done, I got washed, dressed and at 9:30 drove to Elmwood to pick up our wins at BizyBee auction. Nothing too exciting this time, but a few things we can use around here. When I returned home, Bill was emptying our water bladder into the Suite tank. We’re set for water now for another few days. The day was turning into a partly sunny one but it wasn’t going to get much warmer than 10C/49F and it was only 2C/36F now.
|A delightful family with 11 babies|
Bill was down in the Hangar working on one of his projects, so I sat at my laptop to download the pictures and put an ad together for the mats and a couple of other things we want to sell. Here comes the reason for Bill getting a day off. I noticed a tab in Kijiji entitled ‘Puppies’. Well, I’d looked there a few times before but not for a few months, not at all during the winter. I clicked on it and started perusing. I was very surprised at all the puppies up for adoption but high prices and/or bigger dogs than what we have in mind.
|It was a very calm day, thank goodness|
as that made the 2C feel not too bad at all
I scrolled down further and Bingo! In Lucknow, 1 hour from us, there were 5 cockapoo puppies available to go home NOW. We’d been saving for this moment and, rather than wait for other litters to become available later in the summer, I called. The glee I felt when Henry advised that they had 3 males left and 3 females, is indescribable. Bill saw the tears in my eyes when I asked him if he was ready for some sleepless nights.
|For Deb D|
|We have many fields of dandelions|
I thought you'd appreciate them 😁
We had a bite to eat at noon and at 1, left the Suite for Lucknow. My heart was racing all the way. We met 5 beautiful, almost identical, little 8-week-old pups. Bill and I sat on the floor and played with them, trying to make a decision. We had a nice chat with the owner, Henry, but he left us a few times to make the connections and discuss our options. There was no doubt, we weren’t leaving without a new house mate. 😊
|It was chaos for the little ones|
when Henry let them out of their 'family' pen
|From the blur, you can sense the hustle|
|We got to meet Mom, the cocker spaniel|
and the babies couldn't leave her alone
|She hasn't been with them for 2 weeks,|
they are too hard on her nipples
So! Meet L.J. Gibbs, (Leroy Jethro) in case you were wondering, from NCIS. He is one of our favourite tv characters so it is fitting to us. Our new little boy will get a lot of names but that is his official handle. That’s it! Our news and it all happened in the course of 4 hours, changing our lives forever. We didn’t want a cockapoo the same colour of Clemson so this worked out perfect.
|Tadah! We found the one!|
|He likes us he likes us!|
Gibbs is now getting used to his new home and already he loves to cuddle on either one of us. We have a temporary crate for his night times and alone times when we can’t be here. We’re back to training a new born and at the same time correcting small things that we could have done differently with Clemson. Clemson, btw, fully approves with the new addition. 😊
|This is where the babies were born|
|Lucknow and some dark clouds are coming our way|
|Gibbs likes car rides so you know THAT is a bonus|
|Then he started moving but he wasn't keen |
on the feel of the grass on his little paws
It will be an interesting night so get ready for the ride!
|And then he ran under the Suite and wouldn't come out|
Bill had to crawl underneath to shoo him out the other side 😂
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