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Canada Day was 1 July, and I totally forgot to acknowledge it here for our Canadian members!  My apologies, and I hope y'all had a lovely day, especially since, as I saw online, it was your 150th anniversary of being an independent nation!
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

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Don't feel bad, DR, I forgot to post a Happy Canada Day!

Might have something to do with painting the bedroom at the cottage, trying not to splatter/drip paint and not scream when DH set the ladder on my foot....

All is well, the bedroom looks so much better, and someone across the lake provided wonderful fireworks.   :)
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With the exception of a bruised foot, that sounds like you had a fruitful Canada Day. I love the looks of a fresh coat of paint. The trouble comes from finding time to put the art pictures back up on the wall. It has been a month after I painted the family room a pretty yellow and I still don't have the artwork up.  I hope you are more efficient than I am.

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Happy Canada Day, Jerusha.

A cottage by a lake sounds lovely.
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
    let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
    as wax melts before the fire,
    let the wicked perish before God.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

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It is a lovely place to go and unwind at the end of the week.  I can read, do needlepoint, swat mosquitoes....

OK, some parts are lovelier than others.   ;D
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggity beasties and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!

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It is a lovely place to go and unwind at the end of the week.  I can read, do needlepoint, swat mosquitoes....

OK, some parts are lovelier than others.   ;D

If you can get Avon products, the original formula of Skin So Soft does a fair job of repelling mosquitoes and other bitey nasty little critters, although the fragrance is pretty strong (it's kind of a blend of herbal and floral notes, but it's pretty intense at least to my nose, although I will also grant that my sense of smell is apparently ultra sensitive, so YMMV), in case things like OFF! are not things you want to apply to your skin.

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DesertRose (who has either the blood/biochemistry that makes me irresistibly attractive to mosquitoes and other bitey nasty little critters or is mildly allergic to bites from said critters or both, since those are not mutually exclusive conditions by any means)
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

 

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