Monday, August 05, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Joe Joe

 This is Joe Joe, or Little Joe, or JJ, or Joe Joseph, or Little Gravy, or any other names I may have missed.
 He was my brother's dog and we loved him, and sadly he passed away last week. He will be missed by so many.

As you can see, he loved the beach. He actually wasn't crazy about the water, but we would have to dip him into the lake to cool him down. He love lying on a beach towel in the sun, and chasing the occasional ant, or even better a frog.
Here I'm trying to make it look like he's interested in my magazine, but I think his eyes are closing, or closed because what's better than napping on the beach!

There are so many photos and so many stories. I'm sure I'll post more. 

When we arrive at Queen's Lake this year, it won't be the same without him. We'll miss you JJ.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Current patient at WRA

Here's one of those rare visitors to wildlife rescue. Apparently, they are coming further north in recent years (indication of changing climate?), and we're seeing more of them in Canada.

I got to catch a glimpse of the pelican when I was volunteering there today. It was a bit of a slow day so I went out to peer through the little window. We're not supposed to peek at wildlife if we're not cleaning the enclosure or feeding them because they are stressed in captivity, but one door has a small rectangular two way mirror. I've often watched the gulls interact this way. So today I checked out the pelican. He was preening in front of the mirror and then settled down for a rest. It's amazing to see that long bill doing such a fine job preening. 

It might be the last I see of him since I'm sure he will be released soon.