While we were up at John's parents, after my hospital stay back in July....yes it has taken me that long to post about it.....we snuck away for the day to a few spots we have visited before but always re-visit because they are just that awesome that you have to go back.
First my most favourite little pottery studio. Chetolah Pottery. I picked up the most beautiful bowl. Her stuff is just so unique and beautiful.
I have been using this often for my cereal in the morning. I have tea cups I use daily from other visits. I follow Tara on instagram and just love seeing the new things she is creating.
We then took Amber and her friend to the Dorset Lookout Tower. John and I did not climb up....I don't think my energy levels at that point would have allowed me to due to my hospital adventure (thankfully I am back to my old self....even back running again!) but the girls were up the tower and back down before we knew it. We walked out onto the one lookout and Amber had snapped this photo of John taking a selfie of us. My stance on selfies is that they are relatively narcissistic and make you look stupid unless you are with your special someone, a baby or child, or a furry being and even then it is iffy......if you post too many it cancels out any acceptance of them what so ever or if you buy a selfie stick...honestly people.....please don't do that.....please do not waste your money on a selfie stick. Get someone to take the photo or use a self timer if you can't capture what you want within arms length. This one passes because I am with someone special and I never do the selfie thing. I love the the photo Amber took more then the actual selfie to be honest.
We ended up visiting the Haliburton Wolf Centre. We have gone there before twice. One year we saw the wolves. The other year we did not. This year we saw all the wolves. Nine in total including three pups. It is amazing that the centre has been able to continue. A few years back people claiming to help these beautiful animals cut the fences and four wolves escape. Two of those wovles were shot. So much for helping them. It was so sad to learn of this on our second visit there. Thankfully they were able to get a new male that the females wolves accepted as their alpha but for quite sometime there was uncertainty. They have been able to have pups which is very important. Wolves are painted in such a negative light and so being able to preserve them is important. They are so beautiful. We got some pretty amazing photos through the one way glass....unfortunately a lot of the photos are on my camera and with the whole my computer sucks dilemma....getting them off is not a task I can take on at this point. So I had a few that I did get.
This is one of the pups. Last year they had pups that died. They try not to interfere. Last year the pups died from worms. So this year they did tranquillize the momma and they went into the den when the pups where ten days old and treat them for worms. Without the help they may not have survived. Humans have done a lot that has made their survival very tough. I am glad there are places like this that are helping to keep the wolf population thriving and healthy.
While we were there we got to wander down and see all the beautiful husky sled dogs. They allow you to go into the female pen and love and pet the dogs. Here they are all waiting for us to be allowed in. They don't let you go into the male pen because many of the males are not fixed and will pee on you to claim you. So females it was.
I am telling you it was an amazing experience. They are the most loving dogs and they just took all the love in. The fella in charge knew all their names. I am not sure how he knew....with 70 dogs that has to be tough. He pointed out the siblings. He called to one dog, that was gently nipping at John's legs, to give it a break. I guess that was her thing...little nibbles. Honestly they were all so beautiful.
This old gal was a retired sled dog. I believe she was 12 years old. She was happy in the shade waiting for you to come to her.
You can actually adopt retired dogs. I think it would be amazing to do that one day. If I could have, I would have snagged this sweetheart away!!!
Porscha is home this weekend. It is nice. Life feels balanced with her here. We are out of milk again.....the first time since she left. I had given milk to my neighbour the other week because it was close to expiring and was not getting used quick enough...safe to say she is our milk drinker!! We have a bit of a busy weekend ahead with the Taylor Swift concert tonight for Porscha and Amber, a wedding tomorrow (my cousin) and Shel has another Comic Con Sunday (costume is about two hours from done). I am looking forward to Monday....slow and easy with little obligation.