Winter Barn Owl

Winter Barn Owl
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sheba's Haven

Imagine living 'the doggie dream'. 
Having a family, great food, a warm bed and lots of love.
What went wrong??
We got old and sick and now we are a burden.
 It's a great thing that we found our way into Catherine and Bill's home!

Grandpa Louis
Let us introduce ourselves.... 
We are the family that lives at Sheba's Haven.
Each of us have a story to tell!
Pappy and Jude (in front) - Grandpa Louis, Danny & Toula (in the back)
 All 14 of us live in harmony, with more love than we had before we got here.
Danny & Toula
  It all started with our first sibling, Sheba.  She was 15 1/2 years and abandoned.  She was very sick with cancer, liver damage and Cushing's disease.
Clover - did I hear you say 'cookie'? (Even though I am blind, I love to give kisses)
Abandoned and scared, in stepped Catherine and Bill to rescue her.
Toula, Danny (in the back) and Pappy
 She had plenty to eat and when she was feeling better
 she went outside to play in the biggest yard she had every seen.
Danny (I don't have my eyes anymore, but I have plenty of love for you)
  Healing herbs made her much better and for the last year of her life,
 she knew what love was.
Pappy & Ralph
 Oh, how lucky she was to be so pampered!
Ralph & Pappy
 For the last year and a half of her life, she was treated with respect, love and care.
Ralph, Pappy & Synjyn
 We all get lots of help to make sure we can get around our fabulous back yard!
 Cuddles make life that much better!
Catherine & Synjyn
 Times for rest and recuperation.
Jazz (Recovering from surgery)
 I live for couch time!
Jerry Maguire (Show me the money!!)
Sheba's Haven rescues palliative dogs with life-limiting non-curative illnesses who live out their lives in a well balance environment as part of the family.
They are free to roam indoors or outside in their fenced 3 acre property.

They are a a non-profit organization that relies on your generous support.  
Please consider making a donation to help:

1830 Sunbury Road, RR2 Inverary, Ontario K0H 1H0
(613) 353-6923

Sunday, July 27, 2014

My birthday celebration

They are inevitable......birthdays!
As much as we enjoy celebrating, it also means you are a year older!
My perfect day was shared with friends and family.

We invited V Star Lady to join us for lunch at 'Lake on the mountain Inn'
flanked by riders in town for the Harley Davidson rally
We feasted on smoked meat, salad and braised short rib 'sweet potato' poutine
I was treated to Kentucky bourbon pecan pie, on the house!
A stop to check out the view overlooking the water, is always a must
The Miller house across from The Inn

The feasting was not over yet!
Off for dinner to my favourite restaurant in Kingston, Le Chien Noir
Tuna tartare

A celebration to remember.
Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


We spent a few days in Ottawa to meet up with fellow MGA enthusiasts.
We strapped the suitcase on and hit the road
A stop in Merrickville - we weren't the only ones in an old car
We were treated to a River Boat Cruise, passing all the sites
The theme of the evening was 'red & white'

The main event was the 'showing' of the cars

  Our car was so special, we had to have the Mounties guard it!
Some people were very creative!

Imagine using a teapot as an 'overflow' receptacle!
I found time for an afternoon stroll along the river and met a friendly family

The evening was capped off with dinner at The Social in Byward Market
Seared tuna with coconut ice cream

Halibut on hominy
We met lots of friendly people from all over North America 
and renewed old friendships.
It was a fabulous few days.

If you are interested in seeing the CTV event coverage, click here:
CTV Ottawa News
My car is shown at .45 seconds and 1.22 minutes into the video - enjoy

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Canada Aviation & Space Museum in Ottawa

While in Ottawa for the 'North American MGA Register get together',
we visited the Canada Aviation & Space Museum

A slice of early aviation history
A 1925 Henderson motorcycle
Fighter planes protecting Canadians

All that is left of the Avro Arrow
A rescue helicopter
Salvaging and reconstructing 'La Vigilance'

the original hull sits next to the reconstructed plane
Ever seen an engine up close?

Taking my first flying lesson
Engine art
Our finest in 'formation'
Stay tuned for the NAMGAR get together pictures!