First Walk of 2022

Tom, in Glenora

First walk of 2022! When I got groceries this morning (loading up before another round of horrific weather), it was sunny(ish) and warm (-7C). When we left for our walk, it was overcast, windy, and -13C. But, still wonderful to get outside and move. 15,946 steps total.

A Snowy Walk

View looking West, over the MacKinnon Bridge

A gorgeous walk around the greater ‘hood (Grovenor and Glenora) after a fresh snow last night, and the requisite latte at The Colombian . (And yes I have hood hair)

The snowy couple
The Glenora fountain, somewhere…
View looking East, over the MacKinnon Bridge
Chilly Buddha
An explosion of snow

13C to -10C 11,186 Steps

Halle

I agree, Halle

Following my departure from Oliver, and during the intercession between old homes and the new one, I stayed with Sharon, and then from November 9 to the 16th I dog-sat at Val and Jay’s place. Halle is a gorgeous and at times, challenging dog. At a little over a year, she’s still a puppy (in Chocolate Lab terms), so is full of endless puppy energy. On the first day, she knocked me down, not because she’s mean, but because she’s a powerful dog who doesn’t quite know yet how to reign in her energy. Always game for a game of fetch in the backyard, and forgiving when I throw poorly (always) or accidentally over the fence (once).

Halle’s timeout stair

For most of my stay, there was no snow, but we still didn’t go for walks. I was uncomfortable with the choke collar and I was afraid that she would get away or pull me over. She has a bit of the wanderlust, apparently, and has broken through a screen. However, we had lots of plays inside the house and especially outside in their vast backyard. In her quiet moments, Halle was a wonderful cuddler and snoozer. And a gobsmackingly beautiful model.

Halle in repose

I was grateful for a place to stay, but it was a lot mixed with all the moving stuff. Once Tom’s house was cleared out, he joined me at Chez Halle. She really loved him. Not so sure it was mutual, but the stay was short-lived!

Halle relaxes
Does this couch make my ass look big?
That’s close enough, Halle
Halle the cuddler
So lovable

Autumn in Terwillegar with Stella

Gorgeous walk around Terwillegar with Stella and Sharon this morning. (Part of my ‘interloper’ period while we await possession day on the 15th.) A bit of rain last night so everything smelled fresh and spring-like. Absolutely gorgeous. Too cold for Stella to have a dip, but she would have been more than game.

About 1C when we left, 7C now.