I was very excited to have Clawdeen come and visit. When she arrived, the first thing she wanted was to have a make-over. She was so happy with her new clothes and hair she wanted to show them off!
Once she was out of the chair she noticed a shelf full of pretty bottles and climbed up and sat amongst them. The receptionist in the shop asked Clawdeen if she could see her make a werewolf face and she did!
After our make-overs, we came back to my place and Clawdeen liked this green sign out front with a Heron on it. We had something to eat, then headed down to the marina.
On our way, Clawdeen spotted a tug boat right on the side of the street and she really liked the Comox Quay sign.
As you can see there were real boats at the marina. While I was scoping out a good shot of them, Clawdeen decided to photo bomb!
After the marina, we went to the Filberg Lodge and Park, which a beautiful place. Once again Clawdeen wanted to get up on the sign and have her picture taken. While at the park, she climbed some old vines and had to have her picture take in front of the Root Cellar. Clawdeen said the cellar reminded her of a hobbit house, only huge! The lodge is closed during the winter, so we just admired it from outside.
I soon discovered that Clawdeen really likes to climb things and sit up high! I had to help of course! The next thing she wanted to climb was a very tall totem pole. She enjoyed sitting within the hands and she felt safe there.
Clawdeen climbed some more vines and was very excited to be able to sit on top of a roof! She then noticed a stairwell with iron railings that reminded her of the iron fences from where you live, Delilah. As we were leaving the park, the fog really rolled in. The fog among trees made Clawdeen think of her younger years and I got a picture of her day-dreaming.
The next day we set out to visit Air Park, where they have a lot of float planes. Those are planes that land in the water and again, Clawdeen spotted a sign and up she went!
We came across another totem and a native lodge. Clawdeen wanted me to take a picture of her waving while standing in front of them both. The lodge had some beautiful native art work on it, which we both loved!
I think Clawdeen was pretty brave to sit inside a Whales mouth! She sat right on its tongue!
Then she noticed the tail and had to sit there as well. I really like this picture of her and she seemed to really enjoy being there.
We had done a lot of traveling in the car, so the next day we stayed home. She wanted to try out my son’s shark motorcycle. We couldn’t find a helmet that would fit her, so the only way I would let her try it out was to put a safety harness on her. We went outside and she was ready to ride and so she did! It seems like she is going much faster than she really is. Even so, she had a great time!
That evening my son — who happens to have autism just like you, Delilah — brought out his ponies and we had a party! The ponies loved Clawdeen! Pinky let Clawdeen wear her glasses, and Sammy let her brush his hair! Clawdeen was very gentle with Sammy and he was very pleased.
Clawdeen wanted to get a better look at my firefly jar, so we turned down the lights and she gazed into the jar for a very long time. I don’t know what she was thinking or dreaming about… my guess is that she missed you, Delilah, and wanted to get home.
I think my guess was a good one, because the next thing I knew, Clawdeen knelt down beside Prince and quietly told him how she needed to leave and get back to her best friend! Prince knew exactly how she felt as he had a similar experience, being separated from his best friend. His heart showed through, with a twinkle, because he knew how exciting it was going to be for Clawdeen to be back with you.
Clawdeen loved meeting everyone on her journey home, and at the same time loved knowing that she would soon end her journey and be home with you, Delilah!
I’m so glad that we got to meet Clawdeen! When she returns home, give her a big hug and a kiss from me.
Sending lots of love from Comox, BC, Canada and me, Kristy Knowlan!