Thursday, 1 April 2010

Watching Out

sunny, warm, gorgeous! temps 16

Wow - fabulous day! Walking around the pond with Trudy it smelled both musky and sweet. The ice is going out of the pond. Wonderful for us to wander the edge, looking into the water. Trying to find the fish. They won't be out for a while, but fun to look.

Trudy, clever girl, decided to take stink-dom to a whole other level. it wasn't enough to smell like a skunk, today she decided to roll in skunk poop. covered in it. Now she smells of skunk and poop. Love is not just blind, it had no sense of smell. Lucky for her.

Our neighbors Guy and Nicole dropped by last night. They're starting up Neighborhood Watch. We joined. But we're not worried. We have a dog who smells of skunk and poop and a family of skunks under the front porch. If we invited robbers in they'd decline.

We had breakfast this morning with Philip and Danny to discuss the upcoming Knowlton Literary Festival, this summer in July. If you can come it will be huge fun. I'll be doing something I almost never do. I'll be giving a workshop on mystery writing. It's free. I'll be giving you more info as it gets closer...but if you're interested you can get in touch with Danny and Lucy at Brome Lake Books.

On the way home we stopped by to see Markus. He is wonderful. Calm, gentle. He kisses carrots off our hands. Even Michael fed him some carrots. We are beyond relieved, and thrilled. And kinda amazed that anyone would not want him.

Gorgeous day - wonderful weekend ahead.


Marjorie said...

I'd like to think that Markus is your karmic reward (and your karmic responsibility) for what you so beautifully wrote about horses in "The Brutal Telling". LIfe is seldom fair, but once in a while, there is a sort of justice to be found.

--Marjorie from Connecticut

Louise Penny Author said...

Hi Marjorie,

How beautifully put. I think so too. Couldn't very well write about it and then, when the chance came, not do it ourselves. Thank you.