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Old May 29th, 2011, 07:56 PM
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Thumbs up Relocated, restarting and hoping for the best

Another long hiatus from pets.ca has ended for me!! Hopefully i'm back to stay for a while.

Nolie (now 5 - as big and mischievous a beast as ever) and I have recently packed up all our treats, bones, toys and other worldly possessions and moved! About 12 hours away from our previous home. We are now residents of the Haliburton area (not that anyone really knows where that is either) and feeling a little closer to the rest of the world!

Nolie is handling things well, she gets a bit freaked out every time I pick up a bag of any sort and head for the door, to be expected I guess. My mom is now only a 2.5 hour drive away (instead of the previous 12) so she has even had the opportunity to spend her first ever night away from me with a sleep over at Mom's house. Mom and Nolie both survived!

So, a big "Hello" to everyone, those I know and those i've missed getting to know. Looking forward to sharing life with animals with all of you!

and yes... i'll find some pictures to post
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Old May 29th, 2011, 08:42 PM
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Haliburton is a little North of the Kawartha Lakes, correct? A lovely part of Ontario.

Looking forward to seeing some updates on Nollie.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 10:25 PM
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OMG OMG Welcome back Otter! Sooo nice to hear from you!! Glad to hear your back to the land of the living! well close to the BIG city!

You must be going through culture shock! Did you change jobs too?

Well your not to far from Sylvie and I now so we will have to get together again!

Lots of changes here but there are still a few of the regulars!

When you have a moment I would love to see an updated pic of your gal! 5 already eh! wow!

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Old May 29th, 2011, 10:50 PM
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Oh yes, we are feeling very "Urban" (hee, hee) in these parts. Most people call this the backwoods of S. Ontario . Haliburton is the next geographic designation north of the Kawartha Lakes . Just south of Algonquin Park. Someone from pets lives around here (ugh, I can't remember a name), she's the one who has border collie rescues who mush and do goose control, etc. I think she's from Minden area, just about 20 min south of here (gonna have to find out!).

Definitely much more land "of the living" here (well human life anyways). I'm so looking forward to being able to do visiting and all that fun stuff!

Looks like a couple of people are missing around here, there must have been a big blow out or something (I saw that happen before, years ago, hopefully people come back, like they did then)

Yup Winston, new location, new job, it's all new!! (new field of work too - still a desk job but quite a different sort of environment) I love the new environment of my job. Nolie even got to spend an afternoon at work with me on Friday!!! (I had the office all to myself and I needed some company ). No more being paranoid about what to do with my girl should she need more care through the day or something (but she is just fine, I always just worry, been through too much with other doggies).

We'll work on some pictures, haven't had the camera out in a while, will have to dig it up
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Old May 29th, 2011, 10:54 PM
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Someone from pets lives around here (ugh, I can't remember a name), she's the one who has border collie rescues who mush and do goose control, etc. I think she's from Minden area, just about 20 min south of here (gonna have to find out!).
Really? who could that be? We must have been posting at the same time
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Old May 29th, 2011, 10:48 PM
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We are now residents of the Haliburton area (not that anyone really knows where that is either) and feeling a little closer to the rest of the world!
I'm in the same area so we must be neighbours of sorts. Welcome to Haliburton County! And if you haven't already discovered, it's a tourist area and things might be quiet now but just give it a few more weeks and you'll see that EVERYBODY knows where Haliburton is
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I'm in the same area so we must be neighbours of sorts. Welcome to Haliburton County! And if you haven't already discovered, it's a tourist area and things might be quiet now but just give it a few more weeks and you'll see that EVERYBODY knows where Haliburton is
hee, hee, did you hear me talking about you

Ya, not looking forward to the invasion Nolie and I are just getting settled with the calm pace around here, not looking forward to the ensuing chaos.

I'm gonna bug you for some good places to go with doggies Nolie is desperate to find some canine play mates
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Old May 29th, 2011, 11:08 PM
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hee, hee, did you hear me talking about you

Ya, not looking forward to the invasion Nolie and I are just getting settled with the calm pace around here, not looking forward to the ensuing chaos.

I'm gonna bug you for some good places to go with doggies Nolie is desperate to find some canine play mates
The invasion tonight was mosquitoes the warmer humid weather sure brought them out tonight.

Rotary Park in Minden is a great spot to go with dogs. Space to run around, the river winds around the park and there's just the one driveway that comes in off the highway down a hill so there's not really anywhere for dogs to run off. There are nice sandy shallow bays where the dogs can splash around if they don't want to swim or they can go out into the deeper water. It can get busy there in the summer but usually more so on the weekends and during the hot part of the day. If you go in the early morning it's often just people with dogs.

If you like to just go out walking on trails Snowdon Park is really nice. There are a few miles of trails there and it's not a busy spot at all. Also I have friends only about 5 minutes from my house with loads of land and a whole trail system and they welcome anyone to come and use it for low/no impact type uses like hiking, skiing, snowshoeing etc. They even pack/groom it in the winter and friends and I dogsled over there. All they ask is that you respect the land.

I have a couple of spots close to my house too where I like to take my dogs to swim, usually nobody around so I can take all 7 that like to swim and just let them out of the truck. Plus, I have 8 acres at home for them to run and play and also the use of the 4 acre property beside me.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 11:22 PM
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Welcome back otter!! Long time no read!

I can't believe Nolie is already 5!!! We definitely need some updated pics!

Congrats on the move and I hope you settle in and feel at home quickly!!
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Old May 29th, 2011, 11:23 PM
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Mosquito invasion was right! We went to the Frost Centre (Dorset) yesterday to hike and they were crazy, and HUGE. I almost missed our little (but still vicious) northern black flies - almost

Thanks so much for the play place suggestions, sounds good! We checked out the Dahl forest last week and saw Snowden park along the way but didn't stop in, i'll be sure to visit there

Gonna keep my eyes open for a truck full of border collies
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R.I.P. Chloe - my first Golden girl - we said goodbye but you will always be here (1994-2007 adopted April 2000)
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Old May 29th, 2011, 11:31 PM
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Mosquito invasion was right! We went to the Frost Centre (Dorset) yesterday to hike and they were crazy, and HUGE. I almost missed our little (but still vicious) northern black flies - almost

Thanks so much for the play place suggestions, sounds good! We checked out the Dahl forest last week and saw Snowden park along the way but didn't stop in, i'll be sure to visit there

Gonna keep my eyes open for a truck full of border collies
You practically drove right by my house then. I'm on a side road between Snowdon Park and the Dahl. Just down past the Wintergreen Maple Syrup and Pancake barn. I'll PM you my number if you want to call sometime about places to visit.

Mosquitoes are just starting, once it's less humid and just plain hot it will be deer flies, horse flies, then more black flies in the fall...always one kind or another...until the snow flies, that's what I'm waiting for already
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