Thank you for all the kind messages and notes about our dear Ramsey. It has been a difficult week and we miss him terribly. He brought so much joy to our daily living and he forced us to be active and get outdoors- if it was minus 20 that was no excuse, the dog was walked. The girls seem to understand his passing and that he won’t be coming back and we are coping with his passing.
This weekend, we went to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. I said that I would not go to the Super Dog show, but ended up watching both the super dog and sheep herding show and loved them both. While waiting in line at a couple of events, I met a number of people who have recently lost a pet (coincidence?) and it was nice to chat with complete stranger who have experienced the same loss.
At the Fair, we sampled our first funnel cake (deep fried dough cake) – probably the highlight for the girls. I always enjoy seeing the livestock, gigantic vegetable exhibits, and the equestrian gear (a weakness), but that funnel cake was delicious.
Here are a few captures from our Royal 2013 experience.
Above, is the prize winning giant pumpkin which weighed in at just under 965 pounds.
We also sampled a number of tasty apples - the Ambrosia variety is giving that Honey Crisp apple some serious competition at a better price point. I love the Fair - even after 8 years in a row!
Have a wonderful week,