Random acts of kindness
of patience and perseverance on their part. They went to great lengths, stringing up special tasty bacon strips and cameras. After 1½ days of patiently waiting and monitoring the cage, the dog was successfully rescued.
I want to give a big expression of praise and thanks to Rhonda, Christie and Barb, all volunteers who put in a great deal of their own time to come to the aid of lost and abandoned dogs. They should be recognized for their selfless devotion to this endeavour.
City workers helped fix flat
MANY thanks to two young women surveying diseased Dutch elm trees in La Barriere Park on Friday, Dec. 4 for their assistance.
Upon returning to my car after cross-country skiing in the park, I discovered I had a flat tire. Although I can readily change a tire, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to undo the lug nuts.
A City of Winnipeg truck was parked next to me, so I enquired whether the two employees could give me a hand if needed. Both pitched in right away and virtually took over the operation.
I don’t feel I properly thanked these folks at the time, so, a belated thank you for your kind assistance.
Bag’s return a big relief
ON Nov. 18, I did something I never thought I’d do: I left my purse in the ladies washroom at Winners on Pembina Highway.
When I realized what I did, I immediately made my way towards the back of the store. In doing so, I ran into the manager and told him what I had done. He advised me a female customer had turned a purse in at the fitting room desk. He said he hoped everything was still in there. I remember making a comment to him about how there are still a lot of really good people in Winnipeg.
When I opened my purse, everything was there. From the immediate sickness that I felt upon losing it, to being elated when realizing it was turned in, was so overwhelming.
I don’t know who this lady was, but I have told so many people about the wonderful lady I didn’t get to meet that day. I can’t even imagine the amount of time it would have taken to cancel and replace the contents of my purse. If you don’t already know — you really are a wonderful person. Thank you so very much.
Even ‘Super Senior’ needs help
and tried to go back the way I had already come.
God, in his wisdom, directed the chair to follow Bill’s suggestion. Like a runaway horse, it streaked for an unsuspecting tree. That tree gathered its roots in hand and dived out of the way to the accompaniment of my yells of “Oh! Oh! Oh!”
Just shy of diving off the curb, the chair stopped. Bill, bless him, helped me up and over the curb to safety just as my shining knight, Gerry, arrived in our chariot.
Bill reseated me in my chariot, and I thanked them both before once again charging off to Park Manor. I’m sure I saw the two men shaking their heads in disbelief as I sped off.
Thanks again to Bill, his wife, and my very loving and patient husband, Gerry. I always enjoy reading Random acts of kindness TO set me free, my husband and I purchased a and find it very uplifting. mobile chair from Reliable Mobility, and in
The evening of Nov. 18, I was in our driveway dependence leaped on my horizon. LATE in the afternoon on Nov. 17, my husband when a large black dog came up behind me. He Winter snow arrived, and my hubby, Gerry, had an appointment at a clinic on Tache Avenue. was off-leash, and when I turned around to look cautioned care. I love to volunteer at Park Manor Parking is not the best at that time of day. at him, he ran away. It was dark, and I assumed Care on Redonda Street in Transcona every There was only a narrow spot left next to the he was headed home. Thursday morning and was determined a little parking meter.
Two days later, after our first winter storm, I snow could not, would not, stop me. I was Super My husband couldn’t take a wide enough turn noticed him again in our backyard. I was shocked Senior! to get into the space and got way too close to to think this poor dog was still out on his own in Well, Super Senior, armed with wheels, slipped the meter. A kind gentleman took swift action, bitterly cold, snowy weather. My husband went off the trodden footpath and was truly stuck. reached into the car and turned the steering out to see if he could catch him, but the dog was Rocking back and forth like a berserk version of wheel all the way to the right. What a help that scaredandranwas.away.Aftersearchingforhimthe“twist,”Iadmitteddefeat. that morning, the dog could not be found. Very reluctantly, I pulled out that cursed While I was looking at the meter, another
After a few phone calls, I was put in touch with cellphone to send a SOS to my very patient hubby. gentleman looked at the back of our car to get the Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert. I am so impressed and Resigned wistfully, I watched cars whiz past. licence plate number and punched it in. All I had thankful for their help, kindness and concern. Then, angel Bill appeared, shovel in hand. He to do was insert the money. Rhonda took the time to tell me how to make said he and his wife were enjoying breakfast We are seniors, and this kind of help makes us contact with the dog if I saw him again. She also when they saw my predicament through their glad to live in Winnipeg. What a help these men explained how to set up a feeding station, which window. Bill shovelled the sidewalk in front of were, and the car didn’t get one scratch. worked wonderfully. Once we had the dog showthe chair and suggested I try to scoot over the Many thanks from two seniors. ing up for feedings, Christie and Barb came out boulevard onto Widlake Street. with a live trap to capture it. It took a great deal I was terrified I would take a spill off the curb
Pleased with parking assistance