Our little Nora is 14 years old, despite being an old girl, she does not give any indication of stopping or aging. Nicky will be 14 next next, there is about a week separating their birth dates. Nicky on the other hand is now blind and showing signs of aging.
Nora’s chief quality is that she is stubborn and does things her way, never your way. I really feel like her personal attendant. She is lovely and very loving little dachshund, quite the actress with a modulating voice depending on her mood. She is also quite perceptive like most dogs and a little manipulative to get more food/cookies/gouda cheese/ etc/. It seems it is always about food with Nora. Despite her appetite she is built like a little tank and forges ahead, nothing scares Nora.
Yes she needs a good grooming and we are going to the groomers in 2 weeks.
On another topic, a question about my last post about Will’s Health and Champagne purchase at the Liquor store.
I have wanted to write about this funny habit here on PEI that I have never encountered anywhere else. Per example if you go to the restaurant and order your meal, you say that you want a side of this or that, usually priced between $5 to $9 dollars on top of the dish you ordered. Often the waitperson will say; you know this is extra, you do not mind paying more? I never know what to respond, why would they say this? Do they have a lot of complaints from patrons who did not read the menu or realize it is not free?
Many stores also have this policy, not in the big box stores but in the smaller local stores. Liquor stores are the same, despite the fact that the staff is knowledgeable they will point out that they always have a cheaper option, even if you are not interested. It is almost as if they make the value judgement that you cannot afford it. In bars they will not ask you if you have a brand of Gin or Vodka you like over another brand, you will be served the cheap version unless you specifically request your brand. The same with wines again unless you request something specific, most people are happy with just anything as long as it is not expensive. A 5 oz glass of wine is $10 and a 9oz is $14. which never appears quite right to me. Beer is a different matter, this is a Beer drinking Island and craft beer is preferred, however cheaper American beer will be ordered to start an evening and then graduate to a better beers.
Canada Games installation and ice rink at Founders Hall