Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadian bloggers and readers! Today is our nation's birthday, and it makes me think of how much I love being Canadian and living in Canada. It also means I get the day off work - yet another reason to love Canada! However, despite our love and appreciation for this beautiful country, instead of joining in Canada Day festivities downtown or passing time on a patio somewhere, we have chosen to use the day to wash and sand our deck. Hopefully we'll have time later this weekend to stain it, too. Terribly exciting, isn't it?

We power-washed the thing this morning at 8:30 a.m. - hopefully not too early for the neighbours - our bylaws say we can start doing noisy yard things at 7:00 a.m.,  but I feel like that would just be obnoxious. As we waited for it to dry before we started sanding, we took Oscar to the dog park to run around, because it's a beautiful day - perfect for big national celebrations! It was very warm out, and he even lay down for a rest a time or two, which is practically unheard of for this dog.

There's so much green to frolic in!

Getting some shade...

Trees and blue sky...what a lovely day!

Pretty picturesque for a dog park!

Oscar's hiding...do you see him?

"Let's see how loud I can make the humans
shout by walking right up to this mud puddle..."

Oscar needed a rest.  Weird, I know.

Oscar got a little cut on his tongue from something.
It bled a lot and gave us a good scare, but he's fine now.

He was so tired he immediately went to
chill out on the floor of the car. Good dog!

This is one hot or happy pup...or both!

Maybe tonight we'll partake in some Canada Day festivities, or maybe we'll just take it easy - we'll see. Either way, it will be a good way to spend a Friday night. 

Happy Canada Day!

8 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Friday CANADA to you. Enjoy all the festivities. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Rubie said...

Yep - you look like you had a great Canada Day! Top park too. Nothing better than bein' jiggered after all that activity! Hey - your furs looks like it's growin' too!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Kolchak Puggle said...

Oscar! You're Canadian?? MEEEE TOOO! I hope you had a wonderful Canada Day! Here in Vancouver our Canada Day celebration was packed! We had a great time. How about you?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Amber-Mae said...

Hmmm maybe Oscar went too close to a bush with thorns? And yes, our tongues do bleed like crazy even if there's a just a small cut on it. Hopefully it isn't hurting too much. Happy Canada Day!

Betsy said...

Happy National Day!!!! Happy Day off!!!! Oscar, thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a few comments, it is always much appreciated! I like your blog and I think you are adorable. Your hair style is very similar to the one I had around 1 year ago :).

Elizabeth said...

Looks like you all had a great day. :) Gorgeous scenery, indeed!

Sawyer the Schnauzer said...

Happy Canada Day! It was a beautiful one - glad you got to enjoy it!

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