Someone special recently led me along one of her favorite jaunts
in Point Pleasant Park at the tip of the Halifax Peninsula.
Come On Weesie, Let's Go!
Big brown eyes,
fetching blond highlights,
an engaging and enthusiastic guide:
Who could resist an invitation like that?
From the One and Only
Ms Sophie Doodle!
Her dads Jim and Ron came too!
And of course, Mr. Orangie!
One side of Point Pleasant Park lies along the shore
of Halifax's beautiful Northwest Arm. Location
The Northwest Arm
Right off the bat, Sophie Doodle led us down to the shore.
Now if you are familiar with Ms Doodle,
you know she has her own blog and frequents another;
and you also know that she loves, loves, loves to swim.
And if you aren't familiar with Sophie,
then right now zip over to her blogs:
From Sophie's View (her blog that Ron transcribes)
and Ocean Breezes (where she often appears in Jim's photos)
And when she swims, Ms Sophie Doodle
is forever chasing her good buddy Mr. Orangie:
the bright orange ball with blue circle stripes
and more reincarnations than the Dalai Lama.
Ron Flings Mr. Orangie into the Air
with Sophie Doodle Ready to Pounce
Sophie Doodle Never Misses
Mr. Orangie Is Safe, Yet Again
This is the second summer I've gotten
to spend a day with sweet Sophie.
Intense Focus on What Ron is Holding
Good Buds Waiting to Play
But every bit as wonderful as spending time with SD
is spending time with her two dads.
I met Ron in Grade 8 and reconnected with him decades later.
He was a great friend then and an even better friend now.
And with Ron comes Jim.
They've been together for a long, long time.
And for the past two years,
I've had a new wonderful friend.
As I said at the beginning: Lucky Me!