Bailey the rascal!

Hey guys! I just wanted to share a bit about my dog, Bailey. Bailey is a one year old Cava-Tzu dog. He lives indoors with all of us. I’m in the middle of writing a book about Bailey and his adventures with a girl dog-friend. He’s been sneaking out lately and I’m trying to find out why. Anyway, Bailey loves his walks and his runs. We usually walk by the waters edge which is frequent enough actually. If we’re not there, we’re usually at the local strand. He’d be running around off-leash like a lunatic while I’d be sitting down on a stone jotting down ideas in my notepad for future books. We’re both very different when it comes to walks.

Bailey has been with us for only six months but he plays a big part in my life. He’s an amazing runner and jumper and I cannot wait to share our ideas and stories with you guys! Neither can Bailey as long as I up his allowance of food that is. See you again soon!

~Aoibha and Bailey xx

Departures And Arrivals

We’re in Edmonton airport now. Our last few hours of Canada have arrived and even though I’ve barely left, I miss it already. I’ve set a new goal to get writing more after I wrote a big story based on Lake Louise here and I’ll post it shortly. I promise. 

Yesterday was amazing. We did some many fun and amazing things for our last proper day. We went to West edmonton mall for the last time. I got an amazing baby pink leather jacket in forever 21. I also got a really cool oilers t-shirt. The oilers are the edmonton ice hockey team. They’re the best! Funny enough, I didn’t even know what ice hockey was before I came here! 

Me and my mum met up with an amazingly good friend of ours, Renee. She’s so amazing, kind and nice. We went to galaxyland with her. An amusement park in the mall. I have a video of the two of us on the rollercoaster but I kind of screamed and shouted the whole way down and around so it may burst your eardrums. If I can block out the other noise and put music on it; I’ll be sure to upload it. It’s hilarious! 

I then got stuck on a ride and got stuck upside down for a while. It was so funny. I’ve never been to galaxyland before that but it was awesome. I hope we get to go back there sometime.

When we got home, we all sat down and talked for a while. Here’s a picture we took! We took loads more but because of the airport wifi, they’re being stubborn to upload. I’ll put them all up later for you guys!

I miss this place already and have also made so much memories here. I hope we can one day come back here. Love all of you guys! Bye for now!

~AoibhaWalsh2017

The Town Of Jasper 

Hey guys! We’ve been travelling in our car for twelve hours from Banff to the beautiful town on Jasper. I have got some amazing pictures of the scenery and wait until you see the last ones! You’re in for a surprise!

Yes! We got to see a bear and we literally had four seasons in one day as you can see in the pictures above! Seeing the bear was the highlight of this vacation. We were about ten feet away from it. It really was awesome! We spent about twelve hours travelling in the car. We were driving from Banff, took a wrong turn (satellite navigator went a bit cuckoo) and nearly ended up in Washington. Doesn’t that sound fun? It wasn’t at the time but it is now!!! Anyways, we got to jasper and it was a beautiful town full of lovely people. It had a lovely atmosphere and the prices of stuff there were reasonable. It was well worth the drive. I hope we get to come here again. I really love it. 

Thanks so much for reading this! Enjoy the rest of your day or evening! Good morning or sweet dreams! Bye for now 💙.

~Aoibhawalsh2017 

Photos!!!

Hey guys! Sorry for being so inactive lately! I haven’t been mauled to death by a bear yet though. Yay! I do have some pictures for you guys though. I hope you like them! 

I’m not the best at taking photos to be honest haha! At least you guys can see some of the really nice scenery here. Even though I’d probably run a mile if I saw a grizzly bear, I’m still dying to see one soon! We might see one in the town of Jasper hopefully. We also went to Lake Louise here and it was all frozen over! Unfortunately, my phone died while we were in the car so I had to take pictures on my fujifilm camera but when we get back home, I’ll upload them straight away. I’ve never seen so much snow in my life though. It was amazing! I was trying to climb a tree to see the lake from a height  (behind my poor mum’s back because she’d have a heart attack if she seen me climbing a really unsteady tree) I slipped on a branch and fell on to the snow! I was about knee deep. It was really funny though. My mum got a picture of that so I will upload that too. Thanks so much for reading this! Enjoy the rest of your day or evening! Bye for now!

~AoibhaWalsh2017

Photographs

I don’t really have much time to write today as we’ve been really really busy but I’ll post some pictures that I’ve took here so far! Please let me know what you think! 

The aquatic area in west edmonton mall
My amazing family. We were all squinting our eyes as it was 30° Celsius!

The seal show in the mall

The cat got sick of us so she emigrated into a cardboard box

Poppy watching fish on television 


I really hope you liked the pictures and videos for today! We’re going somewhere tomorrow and it’ll be a great opportunity to get amazing photos. I won’t tell where we are going because it might ruin the surprise! Thanks for reading this article! Bye for now!

~AoibhaWalsh2017

18:04

I had my first subway today. I got a six inch sub with steak and cheese. It was really nice. I’m lying down in the apartment on a recliner chair that we were all racing to lie down on. I got there first. Yay! My brothers cat, Poppy, is looking out the window. She’d stay there all day watching the birds fly in the sky. I wonder what it would be like to be a bird? It’d be really fun to fly through the sky carefree.

I’m not sure what our plans are for tomorrow. I think we’re going for a walk later on, down to the lake. There is a lake by the apartment we’re in. There is black bears and mooses down there. I also learned a fact today too of which I never knew. If you find yourself encountering a black bear, your supposed to make yourself as tall ass you can and stare it down. If you run… you’re pretty much done for. Same with a moose. I’ll let you know if we face either one later. I’ll post some pictures too. Thanks for reading. Bye for now!

~AoibhaWalsh2017

Edmonton

We were almost thirty hours travelling yesterday. Every flight we got on was delayed. I got about five hours sleep in total. My brother and his girlfriend qere waiting for us at Edmonton airport. It was so good to see them again. When we got to their apartment, my mum and I were looking at it in awe. It’s so pretty! They also have a cat called poppy. She’s a domestic shorthaired turtleneck cat. I think that’s the name anyway. I think she has a bit of tabby in her too though because of her ringed tail. Now for the really dissapointing part.

I bought an iPod in the airport. I counted my money of what I had left three times afterwards. €190. Perfect, that would get me through two weeks. I went to etc moneybox me thing this morning and I had one hundred euro!! We think it was stolen. I’m really disappointed but I’m going to try and save it for something I really want. I still can’t help feeling a bit dissapointing though.

We have an amazing two weeks ahead of us amazing and I’m not going to let that get me down. I can’t wait to see where we go today. Thanks for reading! Bye for now!

~AoibhaWalsh2017

An Interview With Zoe The Fabulous Feline

Q: Hi Zoe, how are you today?
Hello, Aoibha. I’m pretty excited, actually. My human’s been away and she just got home. I’ve missed giving her little love bites! The male human we live with is ok, but his skin does not taste as good as Emily’s. And he’s not as soft, either.
Q: Where did you get your fabulous name?
I first met my human when she came to the animal shelter with her daughter, who had gone there to adopt a cat she’d seen online. My human was just going along for the ride, but her daughter was pretty wise; she brought along two cat carriers…to pick up one cat. I spied Emily looking at me and gave her a fabulous grin. I was tweaking and rolling around and being very playful as well as vocal. She turned her back to me to talk to her daughter for a minute–that was as long as she could stay away from my fabulousness, but just to be sure, I tapped her on the shoulder. It was all over then. For her, that is. On the ride home, Emily and her daughter talked about how full of life I was, even in that small cage. Hence, they came up with Zoe, which is Greek for “life.” I came up with the “Fabulous” part.
Q: How long have you lived with Emily for?
That fateful day at the shelter took place just about eight years ago. When I got to my new home, I continued to bounce off the walls, literally; in fact, once I jumped up on the computer desk hutch and then jumped down again, using Emily’s head as a trampoline. Just to ensure she knew who was boss. They had indeed picked the right name for me! I also continued my antics of rolling around and growling. Emily finally realized that this was not just being playful. I was in heat, in my time, if you know what I mean. That prompted a fast visit to the vet. Things in that department have not been quite the same since. :::SIGH:::
Q: WHat’s your favourite food?
I’m not too picky–like SOME four-leggeds I know (who shall go nameless, but let’s just say he used to sell his soul for hot dogs, but now he’s all about turkey slices and only turkey slices…like I said, picky–picky!). However, there are some things I will not eat. I refuse to eat any human food. And I love crunchy cat treats…many and often!
Q: Do you go on lots of adventures?
Not as many as I would like. My human has successfully kept me as an indoor cat. And there are only so many adventures one can have in a house with two tired, old humans. So my stories usually come from a small bit of truth about something I hear (or witness) around here and then the rest I…let’s say…embellish. Of course, all of my tales about outdoor adventures are fantasies, but shhh…it’s our secret, ok?
Q: What was the funniest thing that had ever happened to you?
I don’t know if this is “to” me but it certainly was funny FOR me! My human would prefer I not sleep on her bed. She used to let me, but something about the hair making her feel “stuffy,” whatever that means. I don’t get it. I mean, she still lets me snuggle with her when she’s anywhere else, but not on the bed. So now she keeps the door to the bedroom closed at all times. The funniest thing (well, it was fun for me) was when one day she opened the door and didn’t expect me to be sitting there. Of course I bolted into the forbidden room! It was such fun….first she tried to coax me out, trying to sneak up on me to pick me up, but I was too fast for her. I jumped up on the tall dresser, and then jumped down on the bed, and when she tried to get me off, I jumped down and ran under the bed. In the end, though, she won by default. After a run-in with the Dust Bunnies living there, I wanted nothing more than to be out of there. But I controlled myself, and walked out on my terms, with my head and tail high, my dignity intact. I did get a treat, though, and she called me a “good girl”….hmmm, now that was interesting!
Q: Do you like lizards?
I like Spikey!  I kinda wish his name was “Spike” so I could’ve been cute and said, “I like Spike!”
Q: Has Emily done anymore amazing paintings?
I think she has done more paintings. Whether they are amazing is for others to decide. Me? I just love to watch her get all messy and frustrated! When she makes a mistake (often), she mutters something that sounds like “truck”….sometimes she mutters it loudly.
Q: How old are you?
I am ageless. I have nine lives, so age is irrelevant. (Sorry, Aoibha. Emily tells me that is quite a rude answer. OK, in this life, I guess I’m about 8 years old. Emily is nodding yes.)
Q: What time do you usually get up at?
No set time. I just go with the fabulous flow. Sometimes I sleep at night. Other times I sleep all day and then prowl around at night, opening the kitchen cabinet doors so that when my human gets up in the morning, she blames the male human. I can’t help it; they keep me indoors so I have to do something for fun! What time does Scourge get up?
Q: Did you like these questions?
Meooooowie! Yes, they were fun! And YOU are my first interview.
Q: Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us today, you really are fabulous!
Thank you, Aoibha, for inviting me over. (I’ll let you in one one other thing, another secret: My human’s a good egg and I really do love her! I show her now and then, too, but I have to poke her a lot too. Because, as a feline, I have to maintain the upper paw, you know what I mean?)
Zoe, as from her title is a fabulous feline who lives with her owner Emily Gmitter. Zoe writes a blog about herself and Emily and all the mischief she gets up to. She’d love if you could check it out. Thanks for reading! Bye for now!
~AoibhaWalsh2017