Mari at My Little Corner of the World had an interesting post the other day. A blogging friend had given her five words and she had to post about those five words. I thought it looked like fun, so requested she send me five words.
Grandsons - Anyone who is a regular on my blogs knows that I have two grandsons. I have taken care of them while their parents worked since the oldest was a baby. Those boys are the lights of my life. How could I ever have wanted granddaughters? I've been truly blessed by both of these boys.
Pets - I have had many pets in my time. When I was young, Grandpa had a German shepherd named, Prince, and I thought he was just mine. He was a handsome dog and taught me the love of dogs. The next was my brother's dog, Jack. He was half German shepherd, half border collie. Though he was my brother's dog, he was really the family dog.
After that, I didn't have a pet for many years and I missed that. When I bought a house in 1987, we brought an American Eskimo puppy into our home. Michelle and I were alone at that time and Snowball was a fierce protector and loyal, loving pet.
After my husband and I got married, we adopted Cheyenne. We had Snowball and Cheyenne at the same time. She was a beauty...half German shepherd and half wolf. Her mother was pure wolf. She was a gentle, loving companion and she saw me through the accident that injured my spine. Unfortunately, we had to move to an apartment and couldn't take her. We found her a good home on a farm in the country. I missed her for many years.
After Snowball had to be put down because of renal kidney failure, we got Meeko. Oh, what a beauty he was...Alaskan malamute. He was with us for eight years until January 2009, when he was collapsed and we found out he had a very advanced case of cancer. He had never displayed any signs of illness and it broke our hearts to put him down, but it was our duty. He had been loving and loyal and we owed it to him to allow him to die with dignity. There is a picture of Meeko on my sidebar.
Now we have Dakota. We adopted him through the animal shelter. He is approximately 9 months old. We suspect he was taken away from his mother much too early. He makes us laugh, but as a puppy, he still has some issues. He is learning and growing everyday.
History - Mari knows me pretty well. She knows I love history. Believe it or not, it was one of my least favourite subjects in school, but then I discovered American history. I am self-taught in this department and love the history of the USA. In school, we learned about explorers and it was so boring. I have studied Canadian history as well, but do love the history of the USA.
Canada - Canada is a great country to live in. Yes, like every other country, there are issues, but Canadians are truly blessed. Our country includes some of the most diverse landscapes in the world. Rainforests, mountains, prairies...every province has something that is breathtaking. I'm proud to live in Canada.
Author - For those of you who don't know me well, I am a published author. Not in the sense of a novel, but my stories have been included in many anthologies since 1989, when I was first published. I also write web content. My childhood dream was to become a published author and I'm blessed that my dream has been realized. Most recently, my story, The Magic of Colleen appeared on page 182 of Chicken Soup's latest release, What I Learned from the Dog.
Thanks, Mari, for sending me these five words. If anyone would like to participate, just let me know and I will send you five words.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the sight, sounds and fragrances of autumn.