9 Jun 2014

Fans, fans, and fans

Maddy had quite the exciting weekend. After going on our usual weekend hike and seeing a myriad of dogs, squirrels, birds, and horses, she got home to discover that there was a lot to see in her very own yard.

Not a fan of intruders on her domain, she went berserk when she noticed that there were two very large and very real horses just out her front window. Kind of neat for her humans as well. They were apparently visiting the neighbours across the street.
Maddy, watching two horses on the street
The very next day she came upon a somewhat ruffled and obviously disoriented Robin - that small speck at the top of the photo below. Wendy went out to fan it away (it was able to fly) and Maddy promptly ran after to make sure it left her property!
Maddy, watching a ruffled Robin
Tonight, Maddy was standing at the top of the stairs showing us her new (dry) piece of rawhide (actually, the knot off the end of a rawhide). She got so excited when she heard Adam come home that she dropped it. That little piece of rawhide did a very slow-motion Plinko-esque dance downs the stairs and landed perfectly in the middle of her water bowl! Sadly, Maddy was never a fan of that bobbing for apples thing, so she sat there unable to solve the problem. After I took this picture, I retrieved the now very soggy little treat. She happily took it and toddled off to the living room to play with it, none the worse for wear.
Maddy, sad about her rawhide

The weekend for the rest of us can be summed up in three words:

Fan, Fan, and Fan.

Yup, three of them! Yes, we bought three ceiling fans for each of the boys' rooms and put them up (mostly Adam) over the weekend.

Tonight was Adam's last cadet Annual Review (he ages out of cadets before next June) at the arena in Dundas. It was certainly warmer than the last time we were there with Parker. We sure could have used one of those ceiling fans!

Adam received an Officer's award and helped to receive a gift from the Creer family (the broken propeller off our friend Susan's father's airplane). Near the end of the event, Adam presented to the squadron a metal cut-out of their logo (which he made at school).

735 Firebird Squadron

Adam on parade

Warrants receiving the propeller

Adam explaining the metal logo he made

Adam with his award plaque

Adam and his proud parents

Did I push the fan theme too far?  It did kind of define the weekend...

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