On Sunday, May 16th I woke around 5:30 and the house was quiet, Bill was still beside me. After dropping off, I woke again at 5 minutes to 7. Bill was downstairs, lights were on and the house was quiet again. Gibbs and Bill had already got their morning exercise. Gibbs did his business and then followed Daddy down the hill and all the way down the laneway and back up again! Yay! He is such a loveable pooch that he is attached to each of us equally.
We’ve noticed that he also seems to be understanding his name. We say it often when we call him and speak to him. Loud clapping and sharp quick commands get his attention and he knows when he’s doing something he shouldn’t. It doesn’t mean he is stopping, but at least he understands a bit more of what Mom and Dad expect of him.
I left the boys at home and I drove to the Mat to clean and get 2 loads of laundry done. The day was another glorious one so when I finished everything, I brought the clothes home to hang. I took Gibbs out with me when Bill went to cut the back field, the corral and our sitting area. With his long rope leash, he went up with me to the clothes line, close enough that he could get to the shade of the little evergreens. He’s so small he only needed a small area.
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to wear my screen hat so the black flies were having a heyday around my face. I did wear long sleeves though. We watched Bill cut the grass in the corral and then Gibbs and I walked down the hill and back up the laneway side. He’s so fun to watch, running with his front paws but his back two seem to hop together. 😊 Yup, I could watch his antics all day, even as he sleeps.
When Bill finished, we moved the lawn furniture back in place and he checked out the break in the umbrella. Hmmm, it might be possible to fix the rib so I’m happy about that.
I made us some bacon and eggs around 10:30 and stacked the dishes in the dishwasher and turned it on. We are taking full advantage of the sun and our solar panels by unplugging each day. Free electric! The dishwasher runs just fine ’unplugged’ in the middle of a sunny day.
he isn't clipped to the rope here
Around 12:30, we got dressed for a Jazz ride. This will be the warmest day we’ve been out so I was looking forward to it. Gibbs went in his crate and I gave him a treat to ‘look after the house’. He still whined as I locked up but we know now that he settles down. 😊 Bill just followed his nose in a different direction, and went as far as Teviotdale and then back through Harriston, Clifford, Neustadt, Mildmay and then we stopped at Walmart in Hanover.
It was a lovely warm ride. My right leg needed to be stretched out at one of the stop signs but other than that it was perfect. There were sure a lot of bikes on the road. Now I remember the friendly hand wave we all give each other. I slipped my helmet off and got the potatoes we needed for supper and a pack of onions, which we ran out of. They fit nicely in the side saddle bag. We scooted for Durham where Bill filled Jazz’s tank ($13!) and we headed home.
|Turning onto Baptist Church Road, you see how quickly|
The sky was getting very dark and heavy looking up ahead of us and we had sheds open and clothes on the line. We managed to get everything closed and brought inside plus got Gibbs out for his piddle and leg stretch before I noticed some light rain drops on the back Suite window. That was it. It cleared again before it was time to cook supper. Yay! I’d taken steak out of the freezer for Bill to barbecue.
Today is M’s birthday so Bill asked if I was making him his favourite cheesecake. Time allowed so while he and Gibbs slept in ‘our’ chairs, I put one together. I always have an abundance of cream cheese on hand and had enough of the other ingredients too. It was cooking by 5 and we had our supper around 6.
|We always have entertainment with our new baby|
The steak was a disappointment, maybe I had my hopes too high. ☹ I can’t remember what cut it was but it was quite chewy with some grizzle. The potatoes were wonderful though and our last small piece of pie.
|At least the cheesecake didn't turn out too bad|
After dishes, we relaxed for the evening. I kept falling asleep so couldn’t crochet for very long. At 9:30, I went to bed and Bill took Gibbs out for his last piddle and poop before bed. I don’t know what time he came up, I was out like a light.
This was another great day. Soon the blackflies will be gone and I’ll get back into the outdoor chores. A few of our friends are having anniversaries today so congrats to Peggy, Michael L and Lori and Roland!
Another little video of a little monster
Thank you for your visit!