Monday, 19 March 2007

the small brown dog

jumped lazily over the quick red fox? No?

Jasper is settling in well. He sleeps a lot, then revs through the house with the kids, inhales his supper then passes out again. It's sort of like living with someone on speed.

The kids are delighted, the cats are disgusted. Pretty much status quo.

Yesterday morning was a study in contrasts - when Jasper and I went out for a quick wee at dawn, there was ice and snow covering the ground. By nine am, that had all gone, the sun was out and it turned into a beautiful day.

I'm reading a fantastic book called Latitudes of Melt by Joan Clark - she's a local author and it's really a good story. A baby is found floating on an ice floe. No one ever comes looking for her, so she's taken in by a Newfoundland couple. The book chronicles her marriage to the lighthouse keeper, the lives of their children, and her granddaughter's determination to find out where her grandmother came from.
A very good book.

Library trip tomorrow - can't wait!

12 comments:

MsCellania said...

The new dogbert is sweeet!
Yes, you are nuts, but in a good way.
I am not nearly brave enough to try this.

Molly said...

Children and animals belong together. at least children and puppies, while cats look disdainfully on....go Jasper!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

How does the story end? Why was she left on an ice floe? When can I see the movie?

By
(Too impatient and lazy to read books)

Suse said...

I do admire that you and the dog go out for a wee together at dawn.

Shinny said...

Congratulations on the new addition to the family. I want a puppy! (totally whining there by the way) My puppy is 6 years old and my baby is 13. Dang! I am getting old too. ;)

meggie said...

Puppies just love kids! Our Leo love SG & licks him every chance he gets- to Nans disapproval. I dont mind the licks but not on the lips! blech.

wordgirl said...

What a face! Who couldn't love THIS FACE???

daysgoby said...

LGS - She was a survivor of the Titanic. And it ends, strangely, with her dying. It was a really good book - sucked me in and kept me humming right along.

Suse - I re-read that and had a good laugh. How else do you keep deer out of the garden, hmm?

julia said...

Do you not have indoor plumbing up there in Canadia? You poor thing....

Mary G said...

Meeting of the small world society. I follow another blog where the family has just acquired a dog named Jasper, to go with the cats.
https://justmakingitup.wordpress.com/

Lala said...

oooh oooh, I think I read that one, wait a minute.....

Liz said...

Oh I loved Suse's comment. I was going to say something about the beauty of weeing with your dog, but she beat me to it as did others. Am so behind, stinkin kids.