My brother, who had lived in the Kootenays for 35 years (fishing was his passion), he came to live with me in my home in Whalley in 2008.
In May 2010 he had a heart attack and was given a short time to live – days weeks or months. We managed to get him in the Hilton Rest Home which is located directly behind my home.
I would take two of my golden cockers to visit him quite often. During that time, one of my cockers, Tia, escaped twice from my fully fenced yard.
The staff phoned to tell me that my dog, Tia, was over there. She was obviously going over to visit my brother. My brother passed away in October 2010. It was shortly after that that I decided I had better replace my 20 year old fence and so I had it done.
But today Tia went missing from my yard once more. This is a wonderful neighbourhood. Six people, some neighbours and some I didn’t even know at all, began to search for her, calling her name.
A neighbour told me that the mailman had found her and there she was, safe in his arms at the rest home.
What a wonderful neighbourhood I live in – Bolivar Heights, Whalley.