Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Cat, Dog, Manchester Terrier, South Stanley Dog Park
So, I understand that people love their cats. I am one of them myself, having loved and lost a dear little friend. I also realize that it’s good for cats to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. What I do not understand, however, is just why someone would bring their cat to the dog park, only to yell at every dog that showed interest?! Well, Tim did a little more than show interest actually. He barked, and barked, and barked. And the woman was none to impressed. But that goes back to my point…who brings a cat to the dog park!?
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Dog Park, Jennifer Aniston, Manchester Terrier, Marley, Oliver, Poutine, Stanley Park, Tuna
Would a pup by any other name be as naughty?! I have been a regular attendee of the dog park for about 6 months now. In that time I have come across many dogs, with incredibly varied names. I’m sure we all have our preferences, but I really enjoy dogs that have human names, like Dave, Tyler and Norman. I also love food related names, (obviously)! Like Tim Tam, Tuna, Chili, and Poutine. Yep! Those are all real dog names from my local park!
I find many names to be completely annoying however (and god help me if I offend any of my dog-loving friends here)
First and foremost: MARLEY. I am sorry, but if you have named your dog Marley post 2008 when the Jennifer Aniston movie came out, I really have no respect for you. I can excuse the name choice after the 2005 book -maybe- but after a blockbuster film, it’s just crazy. It’s quite possibly the most unoriginal name ever. I know people love their dogs, and it was a lovely book and movie, but it never fails that anytime you’re at a dog park there is at LEAST 1 dog there with this name, and I have even been at the park when there were 3 Marleys at once.
Oliver: I actually love the name Oliver, and if my dear readers recall, it was my name of choice for little Timmy! I even had a poll! But am I ever glad I changed it. We have at least 3 Olivers at my local park. That just gets difficult for practical reasons!
Maggie: Its a good dog name really, its just way, way too common.
According to the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company, here are the top 10 dog names (male and female) for last year:
1 MAX MOLLY
2 BUDDY BELLA
3 JAKE LUCY
4 BAILEY MAGGIE
5 ROCKY DAISY
6 CHARLIE SADIE
7 JACK CHLOE
8 TOBY SOPHIE
9 CODY BAILEY
10 BUSTER ZOE
11 DUKE LOLA
12 COOPER ABBY
13 HARLEY GINGER
14 RILEY ROXY
15 BEAR GRACIE
16 MURPHY COCO
17 LUCKY SASHA
18 TUCKER ANGEL
19 SAM LILY
20 OLIVER PRINCESS
I don’t know about you, but in my experience, this list is quite accurate! In any case, while Tim Tam may be an unconventional name that no one seems to hear or pronounce clearly, I am still happy with our name choice, and little Timmy seems to enjoy it as well!
Filed under: Dogs | Tags: Chilly Dogs, Dachshund, Greyhound, Manchester Terrier, Saluki, Timmy Doggie Outfitters, Whippett
Well it took me long enough, but I finally found Tim a winter coat. See, the trouble is that he is so long and skinny, nothing would fit! Regular dog stuff didnt cover the last 1/2 of his back, and Dachshund clothing was too tight in the chest! We loved the coats by Elanor, they are made from recycled fabric and were very cute, but we just couldn’t find the right fit. Finally, someone facing the same dilemma at the dog park put me onto a brand called Chilly Dogs. This is a Canadian company who also feature clothing made for long and lean dogs like Whippets, Salukis and Italian Greyhounds. I was able to head down to my local Timmy Doggie Outfitters and get him one that day. What is great is that the whole coat is fleece lined, waterproof, reflective, and completely adjustable. It keeps his chest, neck, head, back and bum nice and cosy. The price? Well. Embarrassing, to say the least. But poor Timmy just couldn’t deal anymore with this chilly weather!
And this picture is proof that little Tim just loves his new coat!
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Dog, Manchester Terrier, Puppy, Tim Tam
Remember when Timmy was just a puppy?! ! Its nuts how fast they grow…so quickly that you almost don’t notice any changes…