The average lif e sp an of a p et dog is 10-13 ye ars, and t he average lifespan of a stra y dog liv ing in t he w ild is 1-2 ye ars. Af ter 3 years, local legend Elvis has found a home. His new Fur-Mama Donna Christine said, “Elv is loves his new pals Sno opy and Buddy . He even likes the two cats. He is a loving dog and a wonderful addition to our lit tle g roup.” And f urther states that, “He is welcome to stay as long a s he w ants us .” This incredible story is one of hope, faith and perseverance. Elvis has gone through his shar e of ob stacles, weather, h uman k indness, s ome unfortunate h uman unk indness, and has overcome them all g aining his not oriety along t he w ay. Carolyn Larson Fawcett shares:
“It ha s b een just over 3 ye ars now sinc e I first sa w wha tI thought was a black wolf in t own by the new hall. Yesterday I finally got t o ac tually p et and c uddle the injured stray dog I ha ve been feeding and me dicating v ia f ood when needed for the past years. T raci Rasmussen, Corrie Preece, A ARCS and I tr ied f or months to c atch him t o ge t him medical a ttention. A s we s oon learned Elv is, a s T raci name d him, had a unique gait because he is missing one of his hind feet. We have kept a close eye on him daily via a cr itter cam Mike and T raci have generously let me us e. I am so happy and grateful to all those that ha ve dona ted f ood, p osted Elvis sightings and all t hose that looked out f or him. I am over joyed that he finally has a place he feels saf e enough t o st ay ar ound (for t he mo st p art af ter all he is a very free spirit and has claimed our t own als o a s his home). H e seems ver y comfortable w ith his new liv ing ar rangements whic h makes me t hink he w as a f arm dog in his pr evious lif e. H e ha s house manners , but pr efers t he outdoors, is go od with k ids, and is now pr otecting his ne w f amily from coyotes and announc ing visitors upon arrival. I am s o beyond grateful to Donna Christine for op ening her home and he art for this very special boy and g iving him a plac e he f eels safe. Finally, after all this time he will get a me dical and his v accinations. God is Good.”
It is time s like t hese t hat we must r emember t hat, like Elv is, we should never give up. Did you know…
In C anada, S anta out sources his elves, since 1982, C anada has housed Santa’s Post Office, which employs mailroom elves courtesy of Canada Post. Close to 200,000 volunteers’ hours ar e sp ent r eceiving and r eplying t o over 20 million le tters f rom all over t he world. There’s room for everyone on t he Nic e L ist! S anta’s p ostal elves are ready to help Santa answer letters in mor e than 30 languages, including Braille! Write to Santa at, Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H OHO, Canada.
A limb ha sf allen f rom t he family tr ee t hat sa ys, g rieve not for me, remember the best times, the la ughter, t he s ong, t he go od life I lived while I was strong. The Nazareth L utheran Ch urch is once again providing the Memory Tree to honour the loved ones we have lost. Cheques are to be made payable t o N azareth L utheran Church and all dona tions are is - sued t ax r eceipts. D onations can be received up t o December 20. P lease mail your che que t o, Yvonne W ay a t B ox 12, Sit e 1, Standard, AB, T0J 3G0, or to Carol Callaghan at Box 26, Standard, AB, T0J 3G0. The funds received from dona tions t his ye ar w ill b e designated t oward im provement projects in t he V illage of St andard. Over the years, the Memory Tree proceeds have been donated to c emetery b eautification, t he new Cenotaph, the Memory Lane project, and f or b eautification in our Village. Thank you to all who have contributed in t he past and present.
Congratulations t o t he Memory L ane C ash C alendar w in- ners!!! And t he w inners ar e… Jackie and J anice Jensen, Olha & Igor Makarchuk, Leah Hardman, J. C ammart, All an Pra ud, Blair Rasmussen, Shar ona S emeniuk, Art Tellier, Subhash Kapoor, Reyburn L arsen, John Jens en, B en Armstrong, Kim Gr egory, D allas Sticker , D anyela T iedemann, Joan H olm, Alan L arsen, T&C Christensen, Ro dger Hamilt on, Louise Welen, Olha & Igor Makarchuk, and D ean Mck ay. The Memory L ane c ommittee would like t o e xpress t heir g ratitude t o all who supported the cash calendar fundraiser!!! Village Office Reminders…
The v illage of St andard offic e hours are Monday to Friday 9 – 4 p.m. The offic e will be closed for Christmas holidays from December 23 t o J anuary 2. If you ha ve an emergency please call, 403 899 3476. A reminder…
Feeling the rush of t he season starting? H ere’s a w ay t o e ase into it – “Re store and Re lax”, an upcoming yog a wor kshop a t t he Standard Library December. This workshop will include gentle yoga and some restorative postures before a long yog a rest to leave you feeling ready for anything the season br ings. F or da tes and mor e information ple ase c all Gina at 587-968-1511. All fitness levels welcome.
This is A dreena r eporting f or the V illage of St andard. P lease submit ne wz it ems t o t he st firstname.lastname@example.org , phone 403-644-3995 or stop in at the library. Have a great week friends!!!