Author Archives: Col

About Col

It's simple really... I like to take pictures. I love dogs

First Snow

After many a prairie winter, the first snow is still a pivotal event, one that leaves me feeling both in awe and, at the same time, in a bit of a dither. This year the white morning arrived totally unannounced, with barely a frosty morning as a prelude. I kind of liked it that way.

With only warmer temps and abundant sunshine in the foreseeable forecast, enjoying the white morning was a given.

Perhaps more fun for some than others.

Lacie loves the snow. Coco… not so much, even though he got to wear his nifty red sweater with the comfy turned up collar.

  

  

With the absence of Jack Frost providing a first act, the flowers were caught a little off guard… but still appeared very dapper in their new flurry top hats.

  

  

  

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, then where is it to be found? – JB Priestley

October Blooms

October is here and the garden has taken on a new look. Most of the flowering is done, seed pods now cling where flowers once danced.

Still a few resilient blooms remain…

This one tarrying daisy sways, lovely in her perfection, undaunted that she stands alone.

A small burst of purple on the clamatis vine, a gentle reminder of what was.

“We should enjoy this summer, flower by flower, as if it were to be the last one we’ll see.” ~ André Gide

Barry Needs A Home

Barry came to Winnipeg Animal Services as a scared and sad little fellow. At that time he was about 4 months old.

Almost 3 months later Barry is still waiting and hoping to find his forever family. This little pup is growing up in a shelter.

He needs out.

He needs to play.

He needs a family.

Barry is a young lab mix. Because of his pent up energy he overreacts in his kennel and does not present well. He barks, he jumps, he acts silly.

Please ignore!

Instead, take this boy outside to one of the outdoor enclosures and meet the real pup… the one who loves to play ball, the one who would love to show you the tricks he has learned. The one who LOVES to run but does settle after he is able to release some energy.

Barry is young, approximately 6 months old… and he is smart. He will need an experienced owner, one who can help him with his manners and one who is willing to spend time with him. He loves learning new tricks and loves attention.

Barry is a great dog… he just needs a family to call his own. He needs someone to throw his ball!

If you would like to meet Barry, please come down to Animal Services at 1057 Logan Ave. The staff will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.

Barry’s Meet Your Match Colours: Blue and Orange

Barry’s petfinder profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/38954435

And then my soul saw you and kinda went, “Oh there you are. I’ve been looking for you all my life…”

Related Links:
Friends of Winnipeg Animal Services .. facebook page
Winnipeg Animal Services

Scenes From a Dog Walk

Autumn has arrived. There is a new coolness to our morning walks, the landscape now tinted with yellow and orange.

This time of year we share the field with many geese.

Can I mom?

Go for it!

After Lacie’s walk it is Coco’s turn… more a study in meditation than anything else. My sweet old man turned 15 this past January. He is deaf and his vision is poor… but his enjoyment is 100%.

“Some of our greatest treasures we place in museums. Others we take for walks.”