decided to go for a walk the other day and had the misguided idea to
ask my friend to take her dog with me. How hard could it be to walk a
dog? Monumental I discovered. The retractable leash was beyond my
capabilities as the dog dug his paws in with 70 lbs of canine
determination while I dragged him backwards. I returned and was issued a
short leash and was shown how to wrap it around his middle for more
control. The end result was dragging him sideways. I pulled him two
blocks to the beach and found some friends trying to get a boat off the
rocks. Mental dilemma : what to do with the dog while I try to help.
Clipped the dog to the picnic bench, waded into the water and pushed
and pulled. We were at this for 15 minutes or so when someone realized
the dog had chewed through his leash and was wandering around. AAACKK ! Left
the friends and the boat still on the rocks, grabbed the dog, tied the
leash bits together and headed back.The return trip wasn't as fraught as
he knew it was the homeward stretch. I show up on my friend's doorstep
squish, squish, squishing in my sneakers, soaked to my thighs with the
chewed leash in tatters. The look on her face was priceless. Next
time I am taking my cat.
This Week in Chester
Remember to buy your 50/50 tickets for the OHC lottery. Big money to be won here and all for the right reasons - your health.
Calling all Gingerbreads.
Get your oven mitts on and start your engines. Your entry form must be
received by November 15th and your sugary split level must be delivered
to the Train Station on November 27th.
We have a new partner on the block ! The Chester Gold and Silver Company
is located at 34 Queen Street under the Tradewinds building. Their
grand opening is this Friday and they will man the shop until Christmas.
Stop in and welcome the new kids to the 'hood.
Saturday night the Spinney Brothers are on stage at the Chester Playhouse
@ 7:30pm. Heralded all over North America as champions of traditional
bluegrass music, the Spinney Brothers are proud to be home, touring in
support of their new CD "Tried & True." The Spinney boys believe in
the freshness and excitement of traditional bluegrass music. Brother
duet singing, backed by supportive and complimentary instrumentation, is
the foundation of their recognizable sound.
Please note that Nicki's Inn is now open from Thursday to Sunday until the first week of December.
Monday the Fo'c'sle is changing tacks and will feature a soup and sandwich special to launch you into the work week.
night the Chester Municipal Heritage Society is hosting a Paranormal
evening at St. Stephen's Parish Centre, 54 Regent Street, Chester
starting 7:30 pm. Featuring ghost stories by Gail Smith and Sharon
Houghton, with an opportunity for participants to share their own
stories. Special guests from the Paranormal Society will deliver very
interesting results of their investigations of the former Train Station
in Chester. (902) 275-3826 / 275-3718 for info. Boo !
"The most powerful antidepressant has 4 paws, fur, and a wagging tail." Yeah, right.