Monday, April 30, 2012

The Blitz arrives in Manitoba

After only 3 hours of sleep on Thursday night we headed to the Edmonton International Airport to  check in.  We always fly West Jet with the dogs from Edmonton as there are too many restrictions with Air Canada plus West Jet is fabulous when traveling with animals.  The thing that has changed with West Jet that I really love is that they actually give you a receipt stating that they have loaded your animal onto the plane.  The flight attendant gives this to you before take off while you are getting settled.

We arrived in Winnipeg on Friday morning and our friend Keith met Blitz and I at the airport so that I could go and pick up the rental vehicle.  I then met him and Blitz back at his house where their dog Lexie and Blitz played before we headed back on the road to Carman to see Granny.

I was very tired when I arrived in Carman but wanted to stay up as I knew if I slept in the afternoon I would be up in the middle of the night.  Mom went to her weekly Bingo nite with her lady friends while Blitz and I relaxed and watched some TV.  Saturday in Carman was a beautiful day with +19'c weather.  We first met my childhood friend Angie and her kids for lunch, it is always great to see her.  Our friendship has really never changed over these past 30 some odd years, I guess that is what true friends are, someone who is there for you and someone who just feels like 'home'.

From there Mom and I brought her cat Smokey to the vet for his annual check up. We brought separate vehicles as I needed to take Blitz out for a run.  We headed to Carman's river diversion, our favorite place to go for a walk/run in Carman.  Blitz and I played ball, hunted gophers and pointed at birds.  Tons of fun on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in Manitoba.

Sunday we headed back into Winnipeg to meet Sandy and Trish for lunch and a bit of shopping.  For dinner we headed over to the Coulters where we ordered in.  Both visits were great and I can't believe how big our nephews are getting, yes Spencer is now taller than his auntie Denise.  The boys sure tired out Blitz as he not only slept all the way to Lac du Bonnet but also crashed when we arrived and never moved until 8 this morning.  We drove in the rain and I came close to having rabbit stew for dinner...twice.

Today Mom, Blitz and I will head into town to do some grocery shopping and from there who knows what Blitz and I will do but I am thinking it has something to do with a bright orange hockey ball.

All of the pictures are of Blitz having some fun in Carman.

Talk soon!

All four off the ground
I got the ball!
Body going one direction, ears in another, mouth and tongue opposite
Look at the length of that tongue
One VERY happy Shorthair


  1. Awesome shots, thanks for sharing, and I agree, WestJet is awesome!!

  2. Thanks! Wouldn't travel with Air Canada if they paid my way. haha