Zoey waiting in line
Black marker on bond paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(You are probably reading this on
Sunday which is Zoey's birthday.
For a few years now our
joke has been that we were taking
Zoey on Letterman to do her
"stupid dog trick" which is
singing happy birthday.
Of course she barks it. But
on Steven's birthday without prompting
she came upstairs from her bed in
the basement in front of the
TV and barked out Happy Birthday
while the rest of us sang.
So just the mention of her
birthday today got her singing and
got her an extra cookie before the
actual birthday. She is seen here
waiting for the day. In line. (drawing).
In actual fact she kept moving about every
three seconds making it difficult to
capture even the quickest of
We took the dog for a short walk today -- a hazardous
pursuit. I had my icers on, but Steven slipped and
slid over the icy path in regular boots. Yesterday it
was around 11 degrees Celsius here or 51 Fahrenheit.
That's warm for winter. The streets were flooding,
the sun actually felt warm on the back porch, and
then Bam! The temperature took a nose dive, high winds
tore through the city, and just for good measure it
snowed, covering the promising patches of newly
exposed grass. The result of course was ice everywhere.
Very few people took the risk of walking (those
who did wore icers like me.) This meant the park was
almost empty except for a few dogs and some crazy
robins trying to rush the season. Yep. Spring is coming.
But March in Ontario can be a doozy. So we
have to be flexible to play it either way. I do love
February, but March holds the first day of spring.
Have a-staying-flexible-and-liking-the-day day.
P.S. Happy Birthday to Zoey and to Ziggy her
sister. Zoey we love you and we thank you for
being the greatest dog ever!!!!!