Bringing Home Puppy

Brr it’s cold out there!
September 30, 2009, 10:23 am
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When we first applied to get Timmy, our breeder said that due to his super short coat, we would end up spending more money on clothes for him than we would for ourselves.  I didn’t realize how true that would become!  We have resisted dressing him up thus far.  Well, the lifejacket doesnt count…really.

But now that fall is seriously upon us, poor little Timmy just shakes and shivers when we are out on our walks.  We are going to have to get him a sweater and likely a jacket too!  I popped into our local place, Timmy Doggie Outfitters, and they had some seriously cute stuff.  And it was outrageous!  $85 for a DOG JACKET?!  Are you serious?!  In talking with my new friends at the dog park, I have learned there is a great dog store at Vaughan Mills that sells the same clothes as Timmie’s, but much, much cheaper.  So maybe we’ll try that.  Or I’ll take a risk and check out whats available online.

Any tips would be helpful!  (PS – I can’t knit or sew, so don’t suggest I make anything myself!  Lol)


Even Tim Loves the Sham Wow!
September 25, 2009, 8:51 am
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Does this look like a dog that has been caught in the act, or what?!

The Guilty Party

The Epic Stick Battle
September 25, 2009, 8:41 am
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I attempted to take a couple pics of Timmy playing with his friend Stitch, but they are crummy.

I guess I’ll post them anyway…

Tim and Stitch

Tug of War!

Timmy Achieves a Goal!
September 24, 2009, 10:51 am
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It took a long time, but now our little pup Timmy is confidently able to manoeuvre the main stairs in the building, the stairs at the park, and the stairs pretty much everywhere.  Except the ones in our house.  This likely goes back to the little fall he had when he was just learning.  Since then, Mike has been working tirelessly trying to build up his confidence by helping him up the last few stairs every night.  We still have a lot of progress to make though.  Well…at least we thought so!

Last night we were getting ready for bed upstairs, leaving Timmy downstairs to play.  I had just gone into the bedroom to moisturize, when I heard the unmistakable sound of dog claws on hardwood.  I whipped around and saw little Timmy running down the hall towards me!  He did it!  All by himself!!!

We were so proud.  And, of course, now he is just showing off by following us around the house, upstairs and down.  He even managed to make it upstairs with his bone!  It was miraculous really. 

And now we realize our shoe-hiding place on the stairs is no longer safe!  Now we will actually have to clean up after ourselves and put them away!  *groan*

A New Friend
September 22, 2009, 10:37 pm
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Here’s a cute pic I snapped at the park tonight of Timmy and his new friend, Pepper.  She is a Boston terrier x chihuahua.  Super cute!


Graduation Day!
September 15, 2009, 9:36 pm
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We are pleased to announce that Timmy has successfully passed level 1 at Mother Knows Best Obedience school!

He will be off to level 2 in another week.
Way to go Timmy!

The Graduate with his diploma

And then:

He's off!

And then:

*I am embarassed by the state of this carpet…its all the fault of one person …er…dog…


The result:  More attendance at class clearly necessary

Naughty Dog!

Timmy Goes to the Emergency Room
September 12, 2009, 6:26 pm
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One of our favourite activities to do on the weekends is head to the dog park with coffee in hand for some serious exercise (for the dog…not for us!)  Lately on the weekends we’ve been going to Trinity-Bellwoods because it has a fun crowd, is usually quite busy, its large and has lots of trees for the humans to stand under.  At Trinity Timmy just runs and runs and runs.  Until today.

Timmy had just completed his business on a hill when he came over to me, limping.  He was trying to lick his paw and then he started to cry.  We took him to a quiet corner and tried to examine him.  He tried to bite us and yelped in pain.  It was so sad!  Almost instantly the paw began to swell up.  Saturday at 1:30.  Our choices: Go to the local vet hospital (across the street) before closing time, or wait and see if it improves and risk having to cab up to the after hours emerg later this weekend.  We opted for #1.  We popped into Queen W. Animal Hospital and asked if they could see us.  We aren’t patients there, but after our experience, we would definitely consider it.  They squeezed us in after the clinic closed at 2, and were so friendly and caring to our little pup.  He had to be muzzled while they checked for a break or puncture wound, just in case, and the whole time the paw swelled steadily.

In the end, it seems he was simply stung by a bee.  He got a shot of Benadryl, and instructions for his care over the next few days.  $130 later, we have a healthy, and dozy pup!  Looks like its going to be a quiet weekend for us!