I took this photo today of Buttercup
This photo was taken of Buttercup in 2003
And this photo was taken of Buttercup back in 2003 - it really struck me today that Buttercup seems to be going through some pocket of renaissance where she has recaptured some bit of her "youth" again - if you can call it that - because she was old when I got her - and she is seeming to have a really great vitality again. I don't think you can really tell too much difference between these 3 pictures - but the difference is that in the first picture you're looking at a SIXTEEN year old dog and in the 2nd and 3rd picture you're looking at a nine year old dog.
She continues to amaze me. I really wish she could live forever.
Today we went up to try out a new groomer up beyond Hubbards - and I think it went really well - and she has said that she will take on Jackie, which is great - and the grooming only cost $35 - in the city here it typically costs $60 for a grooming - so it's worth it just for the cost alone!
And since we were up in the area - I thought I'd stop off at Queensland Beach to take a couple pictures - I'd say that Queensland Beach is probably the worst beach in Nova Scotia to take a dog on.
It is RIGHT NEXT to the road - with no fence, no boundary - nothing. In the summertime - when it's nice out, it's wall to wall people on their towels with children everywhere - not good. That's probably because it is so accessible to the road.
But today since it was shitty out - we were the only ones there - there were a couple of cars in the parking lot of old people looking out at the ocean - but other than me and Buttercup there was no one on the beach - but even with no one there I still wouldn't let Buttercup off leash because the road was just too close - and Buttercup does not leave my side.
And for a person who is always on the lookout for beach glass and neat rocks - Queensland is big zero on that count too - the beach is completely clean - which I'm sure a lot of people would like, but for me - that is just so boring. But luckily for me - there's tons of beaches that to me are perfect - lots of rocks and junk that nobody goes to way away from the road - shangri-la.