Bringing Home Puppy


A Cat in the Dog Park?!
November 29, 2009, 6:40 pm
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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!?



What’s in a Name?
November 24, 2009, 11:26 pm
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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!



Finally…a Coat!
November 14, 2009, 5:47 pm
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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!

Timmy the warm doggie!

And this picture is proof that little Tim just loves his new coat!



Aww
November 6, 2009, 12:06 am
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Remember when Timmy was just a puppy?! ! Its nuts how fast they grow…so quickly that you almost don’t notice any changes…

I love this pic…its my two favourite boys!Dad and pup




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