Every person at the plant was wondering what the upcoming meeting was going to be about.
Some suspected a big layoff as the work that was coming in was sparse and the fact that all overtime had been suspended for the last month had them worried.
The managers and supervisors were all in the dark too and were being asked by several people what was going on and all they’d say was everyone would find out at the meeting after lunch.
Gathered all together anticipating the worst the employees sat in silence waiting for the CEO to begin.
“Hello everyone, I know you’re all wondering why I called this meeting today and for what purpose.”
“First, off next month we’re getting in a big contract to process and we’ll be needing all hands on deck and I want you all to be prepared for overtime hours and if you had vacation time booked, it is now canceled.”
Liberty, an Irish Setter, was a beautiful, well behaved, dog that my mom and dad had rescued back in the late ’70s.
She was funny as when we’d go for car rides, she wouldn’t do her business anywhere other than in our backyard. It didn’t matter if she was away from the house for six hours, she’d hold until she got home.
One day I was watching her in the backyard playing catch and release with a frog that came to visit.
She’d catch the frog, hold it in her mouth for a few seconds, then let it go and then run and catch it again, and again.
Liberty was one of the gentlest dogs I’ve ever known.
It was the second period and the Leafs were behind by two goals, which was understandable as the Bruins were a tough team to beat. In game seven the Bruins win in the 2019 playoffs and the Leafs are out.
The Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup since playing against the Montreal Canadiens back in 1967. In total the Toronto Maple Leafs have won the cup 13 times.
Fans are a dedicated bunch that come out every year to cheer on the Leafs watching them make it to playoffs only to be heartbroken year after year.
I’m sure their goal to win will eventually come, and I hope it’s sooner than later.
Taking Maggie to obedience training school once week was a lot of fun for both of us and she really enjoyed being with all the other dogs. She knew exactly where we were going and got so excited each week to go to The Best Behaved Dog Academy.
She caught on quite fast and I was told by one of the instructors that once a Newf learns how to do something they’ll always remember what they’ve learnt and not to make them practice too much or they’ll get bored very quickly and lose focus.
Everyday we’d go across the street to the park and practice what we’d learned.
After class one day one of the instructors Gail Bishop who owned the dog kennels where we trained asked me if I’d like to come and work at the kennels with her and she’d teach me everything she knew and also teach me how to groom.
I started working there the very next day and I have to say it was one of the most full filling jobs I’ve ever had.
Did you know you can write your own about section just like this one? It's really easy. Navigate to Appearance → Widgets and create a new Text Widget. Now move it to the Footer 1 sidebar.
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.