Monday, 16 July 2012

My Birthday Adventure

Well, it wasn't really an adventure, but I had a great time.

My birthday was on Saturday. I am eleventy billion years old*. Brian kindly offered, as part of my birthday gift, to act as my sexy chauffeur for the day.

He is that hot.

First we drove out to Port Credit to Gitta's where I stocked up on needlepoint frippery. Brian waited patiently in the car while I sauntered about picking out all my colours.

Then we set out for the big outing -  to Zephyr, Ontario where we attended the Open House of Snooters Forever Home, a farm animal rescue run by Susan and Brian Morris. Susan and Brian have full time jobs as paramedics in Toronto and when they're not saving human-animal lives, they are taking care of the lives of non-human animals saved from Factory Farms.

Their farm is beautiful. Green, well tended gardens, clean pens, charming paths.

peacocks wander around the farm. Lots of them. 

photo by Terri Pearce
photo by Terri Pearce

photo by Terri Pearce
photo by Terri Pearce

I am one of those people, who, if I see a line up of people, will join the line without even knowing what the line is for, simply because I imaging that joining the line is what I am supposed to do. 

I'm not sure how they do it. I talked to a volunteer who says that although they occasionally get some help from friends and volunteers, 99% of the work is done by Susan and Brian. And on their own dime. A labour of love, to be sure.

I met horses:

I met cows:

 I met sheep:

look at that face!

I met piggies:

I hung out with some excellent chickens:

 We had a lovely, lovely time. After we left we stopped at a roadside vegetable and fruit market and got some shiny veggies.

It was so blindingly bright outside I could hardly keep my eyes open for this picture. The radishes in this photo are WAY redder in real factual life.

 Then we went to Loblaws and got a lot of stuff.

Then we came home and I had a glorious green smoothie.

Then we  ordered in Thai food, because that is what we do every year on my birthday.

green curry with tofu. Yummmmmmmm!

I had a very nice day. You know, I didn't even have cake. And I love cake. And I had a total excuse to have cake and I didn't.  There were even vegan cupcakes at Snooters and I didn't have one. 

What a fool I was.  A gorgeous, mad, mysterious fool.

Happy birthday to me!!

*the term "eleventy billion" I stole from Mrs. Tuna.


  1. That would be a perfect birthday! I'm jealous of your canoodling with that cute cow! I wanna go !! Happy birthday to you!!!

  2. What a wonderfully perfect birthday!

    Happy Birthday!

  3. Just back from France where we had our holidays, Happy birthday Elpoo! (ahhh late again just like last year...)
    Love the piggies!

    1. Thanks Marcel. Or, as they say in your country, "Thankinbinglebongledingledoodle"

  4. Happy belated birthday, Elpoo!