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Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] jjjiii. Some very interesting photos of people balancing the most incredible things in the most precarious way on bikes, motorbikes and the like.
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I just wanted to post this for posterity and out of pride. My father-in-law has been volunteering extensively for the Rotary Club since retiring a few years ago, and one of his projects is to organize and produce the numerous fundraising Stampede BBQs that Rotary hosts during the Calgary Stampede. He just sent us an aerial shot of his largest production, and I thought it was pretty impressive.

A lot of organizations contribute goods and staff to the event, including Safeway, who donates a huge trailer free of charge to transport goods and food. Last year they raised almost CA$500K for various Calgary charities for the event. It looks like a huge rock concert to me!

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It's official -- we have a new puppy! His full kennel name is Wildbrook's Barley Sage and his call name is Barley. (Foodie name, eh?) His dad is a 90-lb chocolate Lab and his mom is a 70-lb yellow Lab. So we expect him to be maybe a bit bigger than Riker, who's 70 lbs. And Riker already feels huge, so this will be fun! Barley's about 12 weeks old right now.

We picked him up on Monday afternoon, so he's only had two sleeps with us so far. He's settling in quite well with the family, though -- Z loves him, Riker's still a bit ambivalent but warming up a bit more each day, and Barley has barely had any accidents in the house so far -- although we take him out about every two hours around the clock.

We have a small crate set up for him in the front hall with a small area for him fenced off by baby gates. At night we bring the kennel upstairs to our room. He has a very sleepy circadian cycle right now -- he plays for about a half hour, goes outside for a pee and/or poop, then crashes in his kennel for a long nap. He's absolutely adorable, as you can see. We're very excited to have him here.




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Dustin LindenSmith

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