Monday, July 02, 2018

Almost there...

Just a week to go until we move into Willow Bay and it still feels like we have so much to do! The contractor has done an amazing job but we still don't have A/C so hopefully that will get fixed this week since it's pretty hot right now! I'm really looking forward to opening up all of the boxes that have been in storage for 6 months and life will be much simpler without a move looming on the horizon for once...


Thankfully, Juneau is doing much better after her recent heart trouble. She has a big, brand new special bed waiting for her in the new home:)

Saturday, June 09, 2018

More from Maddy...

Maddy is still doing really well in Canada and now a proud mom of orphaned raccoons, skunks, opossums and baby rabbits. So proud of her... 

She FaceTimed Mike for Father's Day to show him how she does her feedings which made his day!

Friday, June 01, 2018

Maddy's Internship in Canada

Maddy is having an amazing experience in Canada! It is really hard work but she has already successfully rehabilitated some baby squirrels back to the wild and is now rearing some baby raccoons. Look how adorable they are!

She loves her fellow interns and says they are like family now they have been living in the woods together for a month. She enjoys the scenery and the simplicity of card games, cooking and outdoor activities like soccer and doesn't miss wearing make up or her social media at all:). She is one of only 2 Americans and the dominant language is French so that's new to her too. She says it's been an amazing, life-changing experience so far:)

Feeding wild raccoons is difficult though and as they have transitioned to juveniles they have developed sharp teeth and nails. Maddy's arms and hands are pretty torn up - she's definitely a dedicated mom!

But now they are a bit older, her babies have been joined by some new friends as they prepare for release when they are able to fend for themselves...

Critter Care made the news this week too: Link here! 

Knowing how happy she is and how much she is thriving from this unique experience really takes the edge off of how much we miss our Maddy. Words cannot express how incredibly proud we are of her hard work and the difference she is making for wild animals in BC. Love you Maddy!

Willow Bay Update

Our Willow Bay renovation project is coming along really well and we are still targeting July to move in! We are having to get creative to work around some of the items that are over budget which has been both challenging and rewarding too. For the fireplace that was going to cost several thousand dollars (that we would likely rarely use) we came up with a fake, decorative fire that turned out beautifully!

We got a great deal on the porcelain tile floors that look like wood too - and they look great!

It's going to be a busy month but we are so excited that the light is finally at the end of the tunnel:)