Tales from the Bush in Quebec

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Léna - all smiles. Contrary to most years, our family did not get together for Easter holiday. I heard nothing from my youngest son and the Rug rats, not a surprise – they are back with the DIL; my daughter and her BF were working in their recently purchased apartment block, trying to get it ready... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


I’m wondering if I am just impatient...or is Smooch’s illness really taking too long to heal? I hate giving him such strong doses of cortisone and antibiotics for this length of time. It can’t help but play havoc with his immune system, which is already not strong. This week’s blood test showed only... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


One B of a thunderstorm happening here right now, and I have two very scared loving pit-bulls curled up to my feet as close as they can get, and a kitty hiding under the blankets on my bed – one can only see his big eyes peering out as the big BOO-BOOOM shakes the whole house, competing with the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Well now – I was booted off Blogit again for a week, until I could get some things caught up. Needless to say that Smooch’s healthcare is costing a bundle. He is worth every penny, of course. I can’t understand why Blogit wouldn’t take some of the chopped liver, of which there is plenty in my... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


I am SOOO proud of my boys!! This is the first time in his life that Smooch has ever spent over 5 hours without a human being around to open the door and let him go out. What’s more, the heavy doses of cortisone make him drink a lot, and he pees like a small horse when he gets outside, so I was... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 7, 2014


I’m at home. Morpheus made himself scarce last night, showing up only at 4:30 AM, one whole hour before the alarm would go off to give Smooch his medication. Helen and her son had departed in the late afternoon, so I was alone with the beasties. Dogs are very sensitive to change, and I don’t know if... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


“His white blood cells are still far too high, but his red cells are multiplying too, you see?” The vet pointed to the chart showing the results of Smooch’s blood test this week. “We seem to be on the right track. How is his eating?” “Good,” I answered. “Liver and salmon and kale, plenty of it. And... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 5, 2014


My foster grandmother handed me the gift when I was 8 years old. I can remember how I cherished that little hard covered book with all its white pages, the tiny key hanging by a ribbon from the top. “It’s a diary,” she told me. ‘You write whatever you want to in there.” It was the first of many,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


My great granddaughter, Léna. Although my grandson’s house is only a hop and a skip from where I live, I very rarely see him and his little family. Fred’s work takes him away all week, and Léna’s mommy, quite talented with her camera-phone, makes sure that daddy doesn’t miss a day of his daughter’s... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 30, 2014


My Dunany Demons are making a grand exit – the wind was howling and snow was falling and blowing when I got up this morning at 5, and still at it when I left around noon to go to the village. Smooch’s special dog food was running low. The cortisone he is taking can cause stomach ulcers if we’re not... Sign in to see full entry.

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