Saturday, February 25, 2017

Asian Adventure - Part Seven

Today brings us to the end of our trip to Asia. Our cruise ended in Singapore. Unfortunately, about 200 of my pictures of this really cool city were damaged somehow and I haven't taken the time to try and recover them (I was able to recover 100).  

On our last day, we left the cruise ship, took a cab to the airport where we left our bags as our flight was at 1:20 am the following day. Then we took the train back to the city and wandered around. 

I really liked Singapore. It is my best friend's favourite city, and I can see why. I would like to go back. It was clean and easy to get around. My only complaint was it was very, very hot. It was 35C/95F with 100% humidity. A day of walking around at the end of a trip was exhausting.

One of the things I loved about the city was that there was art everywhere. Some of the pictures show this.

This is where we came off the subway from the airport. 

Downtown - near the harbour

Random art

A very British Building

More water front

A reminder that Singapore is 142 km/88 miles from the equator

The bum boat we took the river tour on

Famous Sands Hotel

The Lion Fountain - there is a story about the lion that was seen here

Art I don't understand but similar to a golden piece I saw in Tokyo

I wouldn't suggest copying this piece of art! 

The old restored warehouses. Back in the shipping days, bum boats would bring materials from the big ships into the harbour to these warehouses. Many are restaurants now.

Contrasting the old with the new

We arrived in Singapore the night before we disembarked. Taken from the ship

When I was going through the tour book we brought with us, the one thing I wanted to do, was to go to Raffles Hotel's Long Bar, the home of the original Singapore Sling.

You can still eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor here! 

A very hot Lady drinking the most expensive drink she has ever had. $30 Canadian or Aussie/$23 US/$22 Euro/$18 British Pound

I hope you all enjoyed our trip to Asia. I enjoyed sharing it with you!

Friday, February 24, 2017

I Need A Bigger Bed

Phod does this all the time, doesn't sleep totally on the bed. Not sure why. I think he would say it is because he needs a bigger bed! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

We join our fellow pups in celebrating one of the best days of the year, dog biscuit appreciation day.

Phod: I would appreciate that cookie in my mouth now

Lee: I would appreciate if you let go so I didn't have to eat your fingers

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lesson Six - For Phenny

Show your people you deserve only the finest dog dish and destroy any plastic bowl they try to use. If they get mad, remind them it is not healthy for pets to drink out of plastic. 

This was actually the cats which I took, making it extra bad

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mischief Monday - Lady vs. Winter

Well last week the winter won. Lady was a big old cranky mess. She let us visit you all somedays but wasn't good at commenting. Winter, her sore ankle, the end of a cold, sucky work, the Big Guy back in the hospital (he is out again after 5 days) just made her a big old grump. We are hoping these winter blahs are behind her and we can move forward.

Trying to show how much snow is out front
Winter has not been easy here. It has not been as cold as many years, but as of February 16, 2017 - it was the forth snowiest to that date in history - only the winters of 1970/71, 2007/8 and 1886/7 had more snow. As of February 16 the major city near us (Ottawa) had 244 cm of snow. That is 96 inches or 8 feet. That is a crazy amount of snow. Of course it wasn't all on the ground. As of Saturday only about 72 cm/28 inches were on the ground and because the weekend has been well above 0 (like 10 C/50 F - a huge jump from Monday's -20C/-4F) it is melting. Saturday about 11 cm/4 inches disappeared. Now there is a lot of snow and slush.

There was so much snow on the roof, Lady and Man hired someone to shovel it off!

That is the mischief of this week. We are hoping for a better, happier week.

Phoddy digging for chuck in all the snow

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Welcome Teddy

Today we are joining our pals welcoming another spoiled cat - Teddy to Blogville.  We never lived with a young cat. Our angel cats were both in their mid/late-teens when we joined the family, so we can't be sure if the advice we would give would be helpful. We suggest Teddy checks out the Lessons for Phenny to see if he gets ideas.

Welcome to Blogville Teddy. We look forward to getting to know you and sharing your adventures. We also look forward to our 87 millionth consecutive greenie from the Tuesday Teaser!