Sunday, April 15, 2012

Playfair Park

Went for a run this morning and ran through the little Playfair Park on my way to and from the Cedar Golf course trails.  The Rhododendron's are just starting to come into flower.  These are some pictures that I took with my phone.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Meet Pico, the newest member of our family.

Ellie and him are getting along really well.  Pico and Ellie are both 7 years old.  Pico came in from the cold as a stray into a shelter in Duncan.  The Duncan shelter realized that they couldn't offer him the care that he needed so he was sent to the Victoria SPCA.  There he received major dental work (removal of 23 teeth) that left him with 6 teeth.  The teeth that he has left are his incisors and 2 molars.  When you look at him all you see are large vampire teeth (I thought about calling him 'Fang').  The SPCA also had to shaved him down to remove some matting.  Pico seems to be a Maltese-Poodle mix and weighs ~6lbs.

He's now been with us since last Monday, right away you can tell that he was someone's pet and not a complete stray.  Ellie and him are bonding more each day.  Pico can get nervous quickly, and Ellie's gentle being helps to calm him down when out on a walk.  It will take a couple of more weeks until he settles completely with us.  Already he's learned his name and is playing with Ellie at the park.

No one can walk past these two and not smile.

*the pink collar came with him from the SPCA, we switched it out for a camouflage one yesterday*