It's been another great week here!
Everyone is in a good mood due to it being warmer.
The squirrels and birds have been very busy, meaning there has been so much to watch through the window! I find myself walking past the glass en route from my bed in the bathroom to my food bowl, and getting distracted by some kind of activity in the tree outside.
The past week has been filled with catching up with T (after a long two weeks apart - and no, he didn't return to Montreal with a tan), writing lists, sorting out, searching on the internet, writing more lists, oh and eating a few prized English Cadbury's mini eggs on Easter Sunday.
What is it with R writing about other animals?!
First it was the Caribou of Omega Parc, and now the Penguins of the Biodome.
I am sure you all agree, the only animal she should be writing about is me! I am pretty amazing, funny, cool, cute; what more could anyone want in an animal?!
The Biodome was somewhere I have been wanting to visit for a while, but one of those - many - things we have never got around to. Until now. That's the great thing about visitors - you do touristy things which tend to get overlooked once in the midst of everyday tasks and routines.
It could have been interesting, as I mistakenly thought the Biosphere; a museum about the St Lawrence River and situated at Parc Jean-Drapeau, was the Biodome. Luckily I checked the map before we ventured outside and was therefore saved from taking my friends to the wrong thing.
R and T have bought me a present.
Albie's love presents!
I wasn't too sure about this one at first however...
It has been a bit of a topsy turvy week this past week. T has gone to Florida for a fortnight - sounds OK for some, but he is working. (If he comes back with a glowing tan then I will be suspicious...!)
The day before T left, we said goodbye to our lovely - but beige - car. We wanted to put it up for sale before T went to Florida to see if there was any interest in it; wary of leaving it to the last minute and losing money on it as desperation led to a quick cheap sale.
We had a couple of viewing during the week - one guy didn't even get in it as it wasn't white (we had written the colouring the description of the car as well as post many photos on the ad, so not quite sure why he bothered coming...). The guy who eventually bought it was a car dealer, and our lovely - but beige - car is being shipped to America.
It's been a great, exciting week here! Some friends are staying with us.
Albie's officially love friends coming to stay. 'Specially when they tell me how beautiful and amazing I am. I mean, it's true, but it is always nice to be told, isn't it?
There was a mad rush before they arrived as we all got the apartment ready for them.
I spread the dust R had swept into a nice pile, sat on the cushions once R had removed my hair from them, shed dark hair in the sinks T had wiped clean, and then insisted on climbing on everything when R and T moved it. The futon was suddenly very exciting when it was in a new place!
I supervised as R and T shoved boxes into the bottom of the wardrobe, trying to make them fit even though they didn't want to stay in there.
I helped so much, and being such a help was very tiring.
It's been warmer outside all week - at long last (and very overdue, let me tell you), R and T have listened to my pleas and put a stop to all that freezing malarky.
Albie's love plus temperatures!
It's not only outside which the warmth makes better - it makes things change inside too: we had a fly in the bathroom!
The first fly of the year!
I was mesmerized by it for a whole hour. R came into check I was OK, as it was near breakfast time and I wasn't under her feet reminding her it would soon be time for breakfast biscuits.
There has been great activity outside the window for me to watch when I'm feeling too tired to do anything more than sit. A variety of birds flitter across the sky, and the squirrels are busy running up and down, and up and along, and down again, in the branches of the trees.
But enough of that; back to the friends staying. It's so great! I have an adoring audience for all my tricks.
I love an audience!
But T doesn't seem to want to hang around the friends. I don't understand why, as they are lovely. I mean, they shower me with adoring affection - naturally - and never tell me off. What is not to like?!
But T has gone away. I knew it was bad when a suitcase appeared. To my relief, R didn't go too as T is working in a Merica. I'm not sure what work you do in a Merica. He's only been gone a couple of days and I do miss him. Besides, it would be nice to have another male around, y'know? Too many females in the house, even if they do totally love me...
Still, it's always good to have company - whether male or female - when watching the DVD player...
We first visited Ottawa in February 2013; on a cold, damp, miserable day, but as we had spent as much time out of the cold as possible, we felt we hadn't really given Canada's capital city a chance.
Wondering how we could fit in another road trip before we leave Montreal, the opportunity arose when we had to collect T's American-visa-up'd passport from Ottawa - the perfect excuse for a road trip!
(T is going to Florida for a couple of weeks through work, and needed an American visa.)
With T managing to get the day off work on Friday, (not an easy task at the moment); the trip was booked in the diary. And Liqourice Allsorts bought.
We woke up on Friday to snowflakes - huge, tennis ball size snowflakes. Not only that, but the forecast indicated freezing rain. We weren't planning on setting off straight away, luckily, as T had to do some work from home. Road reports said many roads were closed, and long queues were the norm for the majority of roads out of the city. We put off venturing out until 11am, but then had no choice but to set off - T needed his passport back by the next week.