Mr. Wilson Made it Home!

Mr. Wilson Made it Home!
Mr. Wilson

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Beauty of Icicles

It's cold outside, the ice clings to my window, hoping for break, perhaps a late winter heat wave, or a ray of sunshine to melt it away. For now, it obscures my view, leaving us a smaller glimpse of the world outside. The birds flutter about, grateful for the seed I leave them, their frantic assault on the feeders indicitive of the harsh reality of the frozen landscape. Squirrells scurry around the bottom of the pole, their attempts at breaching the squirrel-proof feeders over for the day. Tonight they will return to their nest high above me, sticks and twigs exposed now that the leaves have withered and died, and plan another assault.

Mr. Wilson sits on the bed near the window and watches the struggle for food and survival. Does he remember that the frozen landscape will soon give way to budding trees, crocus flowers pushing through thawing earth and warmth? Or is he content to sit inside, surrounded by warmth of a different kind and live for the moment?

Icicles as long as I am tall hang from the roof, somehow getting bigger every day. The tempature has not seen twenty in weeks, I wonder how they do it. What little heat the late winter sun provides must be enough to begin the thaw that I know is coming. I sit next to my pal, and see the palate of white and crystal, snow sparkling on the surface, two feet below grass begining to consider turning green, and take it all in, knowing that before long we will be back outside in the little world we have created.

There is a lot of life in a quarter acre lot in the middle of suburbia. Watching it unfold from inside is sweet when the subtle aroma of short ribs flows from the slow-cooker, there is food in the dish and people and pets to share it with. Spring is just around the corner, but right here, right now, everything is exactly where it is supposed to be.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Make it Home Pet Adoption Event

Mr. Wilson wants to help his brothers and sisters Make it Home, but he can't do it alone. He has partnered with Pet Supplies Plus, the ladies from The Pawprint Press and New England All Breed Rescue
to bring you Mr. Wilson's Make it Home Pet Adoption Event!

On Saturday, February 28th from 11-3 at Pet Supplies Plus in Cranston, RI Mr. Wilson will host some adoptable dogs from NEABR as well as a few from The Cranston Municipal Animal Shelter, and adoption information for the homeless pets at the shelter who couldn't make the trip.

The first five people to adopt a pet will receive a copy of Mr. Wilson's new book, Mr. Wilson Makes it home.

So save the date, and tell everybody you know, the place to be On February 28th, 2015 from 11-3 is Pet Supplies Plus in Cranston, RI!