Apr 06, 2021

Spring is slow to come

We have had really nice days but also cool times. We have had frost the last few mornings., -7C/19F. Pretty cold to take the girls out to do their business in the early hours of the day, such as 3:30AM. However yesterday they slept seven hours 😆 I can’t remember that last time I heard a chickadee. Yet one landed just a few feet from me the other day and we have one every morning in the big tree. We even have had a red wing blackbird a few times recently. So glad we got rid of the hedge  The Starlings nested there and took over our yard. They are bossy dominate birds. So happy to enjoy the songbirds including the robins. We were treated to a grand finale by the trumpeter swans the other day. Sad to say adios.

Love Carlie’s eyes.

We started to weigh the girls once we got back home. They were 1/2 lb apart six weeks ago and remain so. Carlie was first born and is the largest even though she was the runt of the litter. So many changes. It looks like Ciela is losing her tan headlight markings over her eyes and she is just a tad darker chocolate now. It will be interesting to see how they develop in the months to come.

Trying on their winter coats. Much too long to use now plus just getting them to walk on a leash with a harness is enough.

Everything is a game to them.

Today they opened our province up to those born in 1950 to get their vaccines.  I was able to register Colin and book a vaccine for him on April 27th. I could have got him in on the 20th but that was a 30 minute drive into Kelowna as opposed  to a 5 minute drive here in our area, Lake Country, which is only open two mornings per week.

With the new online register and book your appointment, this is all you need to take in now. I was able to register myself but have to wait until I get an email telling me it is my turn to make an appointment. My year of birth is 1953. Up until last week couples were going together no matter their age, but no longer

The love each other so much but I am happy to see them doing things on their own even in the same room.

Doxies really do love heat.

Ciela discovered the furnace vent the other day. Her ears are flopping from the hot air coming out of the vent. That is where she heads early in the morning. You can see how her tan marks above the eyes are not so visible.

Looks like Season Two isn’t going to win any awards either.


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8 Responses to “Spring is slow to come”

  1. Your two little puppies are developing wonderfully. At this age thy are into a lot of mischief, but that is all because they are learning and exploring. There behaviour in regards to looking for warm spots to lie in and to burry themselves under covers is so typical to dachshunds. Bet you are having a lot of laughs and joyful moments. We had a few cold days here too, but now it warmed up nicely.

  2. Nancy/Doug says:

    I think they are going to enjoy the warmth of Mexico, no?!!

    • contessa says:

      Yes I agree with you and it really looks like they are going to adapt to the RV. We are doing a 4 night trip in early June to see how it all comes together.

  3. Dee Tillotson says:

    Contessa, do you know which vaccine Colin will get? Croft got the Pfizer. It is also the one that Beach and I took. Maybe I’m just being prejudiced, but I’m seeing very positive data on Pfizer as to strong coverage on the U.K. Variant. That’s what we are primarily dealing with right now.

    • contessa says:

      Lovely to hear from you Dee. We have no idea until we are there getting our shot. I suspect that it will be the Pfizer. That would be our preference. I will know tomorrow.

  4. livingrichonthecheap says:

    Ciela over the floor vent is so bloody cute. They are growing so fast!

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