Jack’s Walk

Hi everyone.
I’m voyager and some of you may know me from the comments section. I’ve decided to take Caine up on her offer to provide a bit of content on Affinity and am starting a daily series called Jack’s Walk. Jack is my 10 year old chocolate lab and I thought it might be fun to chronicle the progress of the seasons while we go on our daily walk. I’ll post a photo or two with a comment and do my best to make it interesting.

You may be a bit curious about us, so here are a few tidbits.
We live in southwestern Ontario.
I’m a retired palliative care nurse/case manager who likes to wander and read. I playact with a local theatre troupe and would describe myself as a nerd. My screen name voyager is partly a reference to the Star Trek series of the same name. Yep, nerd.
Jack is not retired, just unemployed. His favorite things are food, swimming, food, belly rubs, food, sleeping. Did I mention food? His well-earned nickname is Mr. Heavy Bum and at 80 lbs he still likes to sit on laps.

I want to thank Caine for her trust and the new privileges. I’ll try not to break anything.

And now onto today’s walk.

Tulips! Today Jack and I found a few brave tulips poking their heads out. We also went to see the ducks and geese, but there was so much fowl poop we didn’t linger. Messy, messy birds.


  1. says

    Tulips! Duckses! Water without ice! Looks good to me. So happy to see you posting. My sympathies on Mr. Heavy Bum. Jayne is 120 lbs, and he thinks people make fine mattresses.

  2. Nightjar says

    That’s a lovely idea, I look forward to your and Jack’s daily series!

    That’s a nice thing about dogs, the incentive to go on daily walks. The pets I have always had, cats and birds, are the other way around, you need to stay indoors if you want to spend time with them.

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    Welcome voyager and Jack!

    I’m looking forward to see what you will find in your daily walks. What’s familiar to somebody on the other side of the pond and what’s new and strange. Canada geese and the way the grass looks after winter look just like they look here.

  4. kestrel says

    Welcome voyager and Jack, this will be really cool! I’ve always wanted to see more of Canada, we visited when I was about 12 and I was intrigued by the vastness and how different it was from where I lived at the time. Looking forward to your walks!

  5. rq says

    Baby tulips! Looking forward to the progress reports, Jack sounds like the most wonderful (though mildly, if I may say so, oppressive -- what’s with all the demands for food*?) of companions.

    * Don’t worry, I know. I have some non-humans in the house, too, and they have the strangest idea of what ’empty’ means.

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