It is my birthday today. Â I was awoken to the sounds of my kids and Wendy coming into my room with presents. Â I had plans to open the gift but Oliver made me very aware of what they were. Â Wendy gave me a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. Â Mark gave me an old book about the City of Saskatoonâ€™s street car system. Â Believe it or not, we once had an amazing transit system in this city. Â Oliver gave me a pair of hiking pants, sunglasses, and a new Starbucks Coffee mug. Â Life is good.
The highlight of my day was getting my eyes checked at Prairie Optometry. Â After failing my eye exam, it was off to order some new glasses. Â
As I had mentioned on Twitter, I found a dog at the Saskatoon SPCAâ€™s website. Â I filled out an online application one night and they called me the next morning to pick up the dog. Â Today we picked up an 8 month old black labrador mix that had been at the SPCA for a couple of months. Â She had come in with her mother and siblings and was the last one left. Â After visiting with her for a while, we adopted her and took her home.
So far here is a list of things Marley has chewed on.
- Wendyâ€™s glasses
- Wendyâ€™s skull
- My hand
- My forearm
- Wendyâ€™s hand
- Hutch (the other dog)
- Oliverâ€™s boot
- lip balm
- Hutch (again)
- My shin.
We havenâ€™t had a puppy in my life since 1985. Â I forgot how much fun they are. Â When I say fun, I mean chaos.
Anyways, a word about the SPCA. Â I know there are some excellent dog rescueâ€™s out there but the SPCA was really pleasant to deal with. Â We have gotten Elway, Maggi, and now Marley there and we couldnâ€™t be happier. Â
I have wanted a dog this size since we adopted Elway. Â Not that there was anything wrong with Elway or Maggi, they were just bigger than I had wanted when we went in.Â