Saturday, December 26, 2009

I Get a Gorilla

I loooooooove my new stuffed toy gorilla. It's so soft. And, just the right size for me to rest my head upon. I gave Pika a colorful beanie hat complete with propeller. I think she likes it. She fell asleep wearing it!

Clara Leads the Parade

Alice, Carolyn and I went out to Woodside to see the horses and ponies do the Peninsula Carriage Club Holiday Parade. Clara, the shire, led the way pulling a cart. She made a great show of pulling hard on an almost level road. Many of the equines and their people wore costumes. Here is a horse with a big red bow on its rear. I really like to smell and see the horses. Carolyn liked the miniature horses who brought up the rear of the parade. They really can trot fast!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Once Again ....where is the curling in Mexico?!

Mexico City seems to have the claim to fame for having the largest ice rink in the world this month. Plus a snow track for snow bikes.... A figure skating show.... Big tents for snowball fights... But not a curling stone in sight!

Where, oh where are the denizens of the Embassy of Canada in Mexico City to rectify this horrid error? Were they too busy watching the Canadian curling Olympic playdowns this past weekend to notice this serious lack of curling under their noses?

At this moment, 'twould seem my hemisphere only has three curling-nations: Canada, USA and Brazil. With this oh-so-big-ice rink in Mexico, why is Mexico not yet on the curling map????

Not one stone!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

My "Save" & Pika's Recovery

Last night, I pulled on my littlest human cousin's diaper to keep him from falling over. He is so proud of getting up on his two feet - but he puts meaning into the word "toddler". I like him. He smells like my human family. And, his eyes sparkle at me.

Meanwhile, Alice is visiting Pika and other family members. Pika has had a rough time this week. Catherine coming and going, the phone ringing constantly, Agustin without much time for the So Important Dog Walks in la calle. Thursday morning things calmed down a bit. Here is Pika relaxing at breakfast that day.

Hoy es el dia de la Virgin de Guadalupe!, as they say in Mexico. Alice and Catherine listened last night to a wonderful children's chorus from Morelia at a church in San Miguel de Allende, the Oratorio. Lots of songs for the "Princessa Negra" and also for Christmas.

Pika says "I'm the Princessa Negra!"

Pabu says, this world is not so important. I've been a yak and lots of other creatures in past lives. Lots more lives to live...