February 11

The Self-absorbed Husky

The Self-absorbed Husky

When I opened my eyes all I saw was white. The weather was abominable.  Hello, I guess I should introduce myself before we get any further into my story, or whatever you would like to call this. I am a husky from Churchill, Canada. I have elegant, soft white fur. Every time  I am out strolling with my owner, a many people comment on my fur and how charming it is.  I am part of the fastest dogsled team in our area.  My owner has eleven other Alaskan and Siberian huskies. I am one of the lead dogs in the team (and an Alaskan Husky). We are usually out training, but unfortunately our owner is down with the common cold that has been going around.  All the other huskies think I am too self-centered and self-absorbed, which (they tell me) basically means the same thing. But, they wouldn’t tell me what it means.

When we are usually in competitions in Nunavut, I haven’t ever seen weather this bad. Unfortunately, I was left, abandoned some might say, outside. My owner kicked me out after I bit his friend coming to deliver some chicken noodle soup. He gave me a good reason though. He stepped on my fluffy white tail. It wasn’t my fault he just stepped on me like a blind person with no walking stick. Trust me, he had well working eyes.

Inch by inch I started maneuvering my way out from under the snow covered deck where I had been hiding.  I stuck my warm, pink tongue out into the cold and snow. A crisp snowflake landed on my tongue but dissolved quickly. I took a deep breath in, my organs felt as if a thick layer of ice started to cover them like a quilt your grandmother made for you ten years ago.

Then, I gained the courage, and pounced into the raunchy but beautiful weather. The snow made a crisp crunch when I landed into the numbing flakes.  When the snow hit my beautiful fur, it attached to it like a baby baboon to their mother. The snow felt like feathers but were as cold as icicles. I ran around the snow for a while after that.

The snow finally calmed down into a little pour, but by this point I was quite chilled.  Luckily, I am used to being as cold as an ice statue from all the sprinting through wicked winds and pelting snow.  I looked behind me and I couldn’t see the house or the deck I was under just a few minutes ago. I decided not to panic and just kept walking until I found something I recognized. I couldn’t see what direction I came from since my tracks had disappeared.

I saw one tree in the distance. It was slanted a bit to the right after those howling winds came through. It probably would have been wiped of its spruce needles if the weather hadn’t concluded as fast as it started.  I quickly accelerated toward it.  The tree stated growing in size as I kept running toward it’s direction.  I could now spot that there was a little grassy patch underneath the tree were the snow didn’t fall. It was a miracle that there could still be some grass in Churchill in winter anyway.

I finally made it to my destination. After a little run compared to training season, (which is every season here).  I started thinking about my team and the other dogs, thinking if they would call me that hideous word… self-centered. Well, I started slowing down: I was thinking about my team some more. I thought about how I was always not hated, but disliked.  They would always try to be nice to me and I believed it. Now that I had time to really think about, they were just good actors.

I slipped past the low hanging branches of the spruce tree. I plopped myself down on the ground continuing my train of thought. I never felt left out before. It was after I started getting compliments all the time. I guess I started feeling better then the other dogs. I started thinking it was their fault for not being admirable enough, that must be it.  My eyelids started feeling heavy and closing. I gave in and took a long-deserved nap.


It took me a while for my eyes to adjust. I blinked a few times, but my vision was blurred and unclear.  It sounded like tires spinning underneath me. I heard loud barking and bashing of metal.  I saw bars in front of my face and I heard voices start yelling something I couldn’t understand. I started getting cold and was feeling like something was making me drowsy. I heard a familiar voice call out to me before I  passed out.

February 11

Recipe for Cheesy Beef Lasagna



2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil

2 cups (500 mL) onion, chopped

2 cups (500 mL) mushrooms, sliced

2 cloves garlic chopped

3 lb. (1.36 kg) lean ground beef

2 tbsp (30 mL) chili powder

3 cans of tomato soup



4 cups (1 L) light ricotta cheese

3 cups (750 mL) mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 cup (250 mL) Parmesan cheese, grated

2 eggs

12 oven ready lasagna noodles (uncooked)

1 tsp (5 mL) black pepper


Preheat oven to 375F

  1. Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the onions and mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes until the vegetables caramelize.
  2. Chop garlic small and add to and break-up ground beef and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes or until the beef is well browned. Add the chili powder and continue to sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the soup and cook for 5 minutes. Add broth and continue to cook for 10 minutes or until the meat is cooked. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese, eggs and black pepper. Mix Well.
  5. Spread 2 cups of the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9” x 13” pan. Layer 4 lasagna noodles on top, overlapping noodles slightly to cover the bottom.
  6. Spread half of the cheese mixture over noodles. Layer with 2 ½ cups of meat sauce and 4 lasagna noodles.

Cook for 1 hour 30 minutes


February 6

The Robot Cow

Jon retired from being a mechanic three year ago, now he is 67 and doing great, because he just finished a project he has been working on since he retired; the first and only Robot Cow.


Jon just turned on the switch to turn the Robot Cow on when he saw that he left the garage door open. Jon quickly went for the switch to put the door down but just before he did that, the cow came to life, and ran out of Jon’s garage, and down his driveway.


Jon Jumped up, and got into his truck and went after the cow, but once he got out of his driveway he saw the cow run into the bush.


Jon drove up to spot were the cow had run into the bush, but the Robot Cow was nowhere to be seen and it was getting dark. He decided to just go home and get up at sunrise to look for the cow.


Jon could not sleep that night. He was too busy thinking of things that could happen, like what if it got in with the next door neighbours cows? But, they would sooner or later notice that it was not eating, and they would bring it in to give it a needle and they wouldn’t be able to get the needle through the cow’s titanium body and they would call him about it, then all would be fine. But, nothing that lucky ever happens.


The next morning, Jon got up and went straight out to look for that Robot Cow. He went into the bush in the spot he saw it go in. Jon walked in about 60 meters when he saw a glint of shine. Hope filled his body. But, when he got up to it, his heart dropped into his toes. The Robot Cow had bullet holes in it!


Just ahead a robot hunter was hiding in the brush. The robot hunter was made by Tim, Jon’s crazy evil brother!


Jon didn’t see the robot hunter sitting in the brush. He was too mad to think about looking for someone with a gun. One thing Jon didn’t understand is why someone would shoot at a cow, because that’s what they probably thought it was. Jon didn’t know though that it was the robot hunter who shot his robot cow.


Jon went back to his house to pick up his tractor, so he could get the Robot cow. When Jon got back, he assessed the damage on the cow. He knew he couldn’t fix it


Jon was down, and very sad, even though it was a robot and not a real animal, it felt like one to Jon, and he had worked on it for three years of his life!


Three months later


Jon is now trying to find a project that he can incorporate parts from the robot cow into.

February 5

MY TOP 3 #2

today 2/5/2019 i will be doing my top 3 on food/suppers

3: Spaghetti, i like spaghetti especially with the meat sauce it gives the spaghetti more flavoring but i also like wrapping the spaghetti around a fork and eating it that way idk why but spaghetti is just really good and i like it alot.

2: My second favorite food is honey garlic wings, i absolutely love honey garlic wings the honey garlic is so tasteful with the wings the honey garlic flavor is every thing on the wings i like pepper wings but honey garlic just has better flavor and it is very good.

1: My first favorite food are chicken burgers they are my favorite especially the chubby chicken burgers from A&W they are so delicious and great, the mayonnaise that every restaurant has is better than regular mayo the may that a&w uses is very good with the chubby chicken burgers.

Any way this is all i have for today see you in my next top 3 this is reece signing off for now GOOODBYYEE!