at coffee after our monday walk andrea mentioned these things you can put on your filter and then when the heat comes on it makes the whole house smell wonderful...since i had to stop by lowes anyway for new filters i thought i'd check it out. i bought two filters and two smelly things. i have vanilla in and the house does smell nice. wow! very cool idea. of course, i'm always a bit paranoid of anything added to the filter or heater systems.....my mother instilled a strong fear of fire in me. i've also taken care of several people who have lost everything to house fires. just seems the most horrible thing to me. you lose all, can't even attempt to salvage stuff.
also, i had the sad experience of going down to a kennel fire site in los angeles to see if i could help out. i've never forgotten the sight of all those dead pets laid out in the street and the horror those owners must have returned home to after a vacation. the fire happened on one of those long holiday weekends. you assume your pet is safe and cared for when you put it in a kennel and then something like this happens. it wasn't the kennel owners fault, they were next to a paint store i think it was and it was the paint store that went up in flames. i've never been keen on kenneling my pets since that experience either.
boddhi the pup, tries to figure out what those sticks are that sandra has on her feet. i think it was a first for the puppy. we just went up the tank trail and back today. probably just over 3 miles. it was bitter cold out there so that was probably sufficient. we all had fun though. weather was clear blue skies and cold.
below is a post walk picture we took to highlight our frosty locks. in this sandra, kelly, andrea, tanya, tiffany and paula. a fine walking group. the hot chocolate post walk was especially appreciated!!