Spring, sprung, sprang, sproing!


Pussywillows!According to the sun, it’s spring. There’s a CBC story all about the vernal equinox, how this has been an unusually warm winter and, most depressingly, how most people won’t notice the arrival of spring in Canada because nothing has really changed weather-wise. Very enthusiastic and positive people, climatologists.

I, however, have found proof positive that it is indeed spring.

After walking the three dogs the other evening (two border collies and a lab-ish thing), I was obliged to sweep up one full cup (250mL) of grit and crud off the floor as their coats dried.

Spring has sprung, or, at least, it has scattered itself throughout my house.

For those of you requiring more poetic evidence, I direct you to the photo above in which, if you look carefully, you will see pussywillows.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. sue b says:

    Muddy paws and pawprints on the kitchen floor from my four dogs are always the first sign of spring here in massachusetts too !

    I’ve been following your blog for a while but haven’t posted until now. I like your writing style and your artwork is awesome.

    Wishing you warm weather soon !


  2. Teri says:

    Hmmm….I would say the masses of dog hair all over….and I do mean ALL lover…the house, the car, the yard……

    Ok Vicki, why aren’t you on the Surface Design ring????


  3. vickyth says:

    I am now….. (on the surface design ring, that is)

    Don’t even get me started on dog fur. I swept a shopping bagful out of the living room the other day after only one week of neglect. We spend a fortune on vacuum bags.

  4. Maureen says:

    Have to agree weatherwise,we’ve been told that Queensland had its hottest summer since records were kept.
    As for dog fur……..try four cats!(common garden variety ex street kids) Although I have been told of a connection for my vacuum cleaner that removes necessity for frequent bag changing.Some sort of turbo-whatsit extractor..must remember to check it out when I do a hunter gather at shopping centre later in week.

    BTW couldnt find your email addie,so visit “kenmaur ” again for two suppliers of Sari

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