National Be A Lover Of Silence Day
I would consider myself a lover of silence, undoubtedly
However Duncan really takes the cake on this one – being a deaf French bulldog and taking it in stride.
Luckily he has Herman to look up to for social cues and a jingly bear bell for off leash forest filled hikes
He sleeps soundly and probably
Now this is hilarious
I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS wanted black skinny jeans. And then I got ’em. In fact, I have several pairs. In fact, in fact, in fact, I have ONLY black skinny jeans.
What prompted this desire?
The iconic photo of the guys, wearing leather jackets and black skinny jeans was the aesthetic I was in pursuit of
Blue jeans, not so much. I have one pair. But I think they are lame.
Until I SAW AN IN-COLOUR PHOTO OF THE RAMONES
Usually this iconic photo is in black and white
What a fool am I
Anyway, I deck Duncan out in a pair of blue jeans for because he looks better in them
For National Lap Dance Day, rather than go through the hassle of getting myself a load of American $1 bills and making my way down to the local ‘gentleman’s club’, I forced Duncan to degrade himself for our Instagram kicks
National Donut Day
L. O. L
Jokes on you, National Holiday Calendar: EVERYDAY is National Donut Day!
Hell, it was National Donut Day on June 2nd as well
I kid you not
But I don’t care
I relish the opportunity to eat a donut and make a blog post about it
Went to good ol’ faithful dog friendly Cartems and sampled their vegan fare. This was their monthly feature “The Main”
World Sight Day
I’m blessed with the gift of sight, albeit not 20/20, it is still sight and is corrigible with glasses and contacts. More on that matter here.
Little Duncan might not be able to hear, but thank god he can see.
Here he is looking fabulous sporting a ‘glasses’ sticker from an app
National Name Your Car Day came and went and seeing as how I don’t own a car I just decided to celebrate Christina’s van ‘The Pickle’ – arguably the best ‘named’ cars on the road
It’s a little more pistachio-y than pickle-y but I digress
Duncan and I have had some marvellous adventures in this beast and I will be forever grateful for having the chance to get acquainted with this dilly of a Pickle!
Every day in the Big Big city is National Take Your Dog for a Walk Day
No kicking the back door open and throwing the little guy out in the backyard to do his business
No sir, or mame, not in the big big city. Gotta walk the little guy around the block
He gotta find some bushes to pee on and some slight inclines to pooh on
Made a little time lapse video of our daily ordeal
I won’t pretend to have a single iota of a speck of understanding of what it must be like to navigate this world as a deaf person
I read this article on Cracked and think it may be the tip of iceberg…. or not…as I said, I have no idea
But I do have one very cute deaf French Bulldog named Duncan and boy does he manage pretty well against all odds.
He’d never ever try to assassinate anyone (even you-know-who who could definitely deserves an attempt at the very least) … and he couldn’t anyway as he hasn’t learned ASL .. though it’s on the agenda
So here’s to Duncan, on this International Day of The Deaf, and all those out there with hearing impairments
Mini rant for International Rabbit Day, followed by a phoning-it-in style post
(FYI: Phoning it in refers to a reporter phoning a story into their newspaper instead of writing, editing and submitting from the home office. .. kinda like Twitter…. ‘going through the motions’…not necessarily hitting the home run, according to some guy on the internet one time)
So, before Duncan arrived in safely and soundly in Vancouver, I inquired to Christina, quite innocently enough, that, perhaps, in the intermittent time we potentially, perhaps, explore the possibility of a getting a little Lionhead Rabbit
Mean Old Christina said “NOOO THEY SMELL, YOU IIIIIDDDDDIOT !!!”
Yeah and so it was, without a doubt.. dare I say undoubtedly, the worst experience of my life
And for those of you familiar with my life story, that must mean a lot
So, when International Rabbit Day arose, nearly a year later, you know I was bitter as all hell, and had no rabbits to celebrate with.
I persevered, nevertheless, thanks to the Instagram bunny filter
September 17th was the 36th National Terry Fox Day
Terry Fox is a Canadian, as well as my personal, hero.
I really can’t talk about him without welling up, I just think he was such an amazing person and gift to the world. Legend has is my Nana Byrne brought him some of her famous Carrot Cake when he was running through her town in Stephenville
Sarah’s birthday always falls around it’s date
Last year, I went by myself as it was within weeks of my arrival in Vancouver
This year I had Duncan and Meg…and 2nd Cousin once removed Toast
This year I had to add Melvin to the list
What can I say? It was painful as fuck
But I really do adore the concept of the Marathon of Hope and Terry’s legacy