Bringing Home Puppy

March 3, 2012, 2:56 pm
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I was recently asked to try out this super cool new dog product, the QR code dog tag by SOS Pets.  The company is huge in Sweden, but they are hoping to bring it to Canada.  Tim is one of the first dogs to try it!  The tag can be scanned by any code reader, and will immediately display the owner’s contact information.  It’s an interesting service, and the website is also a great community for dog owners to chat and share photos.  Kind of like Dogster.

Doesn’t he just look SO handsome!?


Waiter, I’d Like a Doggie Bag for that…
July 4, 2011, 10:35 pm
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June 15, 2011, 6:10 pm
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Timmy went for his yearly checkup and vaccinations. It’s heartworm season, people! Get on it!


March 4, 2011, 2:16 pm
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3 rolls of paper towels: $5.50

3 Glad garbage bags: $0.65

Half a bottle of cleaning solution: $3.50

2 scented candles: $25

1 air diffuser: $18.99

Staying up all night cleaning dog diarrhea:  Priceless!

It’s Finally Here!
January 5, 2011, 3:17 pm
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Tim’s new coat from K9 Apparel arrived in the mail today, much to my delight!

Just look how cute and WARM he looks in it!  Even his paper thin ears are covered!  I can’t wait to debut it at the park tonight!

Also notice the  double side closure, so the  coat won’t slide around when we’re having a serious session of kickball.  It also has a reflective rear, and is long enough to cover his tail.  I think this coat is the solution to our winter misery!

Mono Cliffs Adventures!

This past weekend we had the unusual advantage of having a car, and our first thought was: let’s get out of the city!
We trolled the internet to find a provincial park nearby and stumbled upon Mono Cliffs, only a short drive from Barrie!  (Of course, in Toronto, “short drive” is a relative term…the Gardiner was closed this weekend, so it was more of a 2 hour drive!)  We had a great time hiking the trails and enjoying the balmy early fall weather.  Timmy loves the outdoors, and we cheated a bit by letting him off-leash periodically.

Mono Cliffs is great.  Situated on the escarpment, they have lots to offer in terms of terrain.   Escarpment rocks, narrow trails, small ponds, wetlands, observatories, open fields, rare ferns and trees- whew!  A feast for our nature-starved senses!  And check out how cool this this crevice cave is:

Fall is pretty much my favourite season, and as glorious as this pic is…it will no doubt be even more spectacular in a week or two once the trees really start changing.  Mike has also decided this pic will be Timmy’s obituary photo.  How morbid!

Shortly after this photo was taken, we stumbled upon a pair of dogs that were apparently unattended.  One of them, a golden retriever, had clearly come face to face with a porcupine and lost- badly.  The poor guy was limping around with a face and chest full of quills.  His buddy, a black poodle mix, fared much better and seemed to be having a great time and enjoying his freedom!  Luckily, both dogs had tags and we were able to contact the owner.  Apparently they had escaped from a nearby house in Orangeville, and the owners were able to meet us at the park entrance.  It was a happy ending to a lovely day at one of Ontario’s fantastic nature parks!

Oh poop!
July 20, 2010, 10:14 pm
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I don’t know how it happens, but for some reason when you become a dog owner, you tend to also become an expert on poop.  And you talk about it, with strangers.   A comment on a previous poopy post also prompted me to write about the slightly embarrassing, and mostly hilarious incident that occurred today.

As many of you know, we have  just moved into the Thompson Hotel condo we bought pre-construction about 3 years ago.  While we are living here, we are also dealing with a large number of construction deficiencies.  This means that on a regular basis, tradesmen are coming in and out of the unit to conduct repairs and inspections.  Their boss, Jeff, came into the unit today with a master list to see what issues were completed, and which still needed attention.  Going from room to room, he ended up in the bathroom.  I joined him there after a few minutes, and noticed a rather pungent smell.  I thought he had farted.  Or more accurately, sharted.  It was nasty.  And I was kinda pissed, cause, like DUDE!  Could you not have waited 5 minutes till you left before letting something like that OUT?!

Then we went to inspect the shower, where I immediately noticed a huge pile of doggie diarrhea.  And. It. Smelled. HORRID!

Jeff and I both looked at each other and said, “I thought that was YOU!”   Hahaha.  At least we had a laugh over it!  And I think we were both secretly relieved that it hadn’t been the fault of the other!

I was so horrified as I stooped to clean it up while he continued his inspection.  He didn’t seem too fazed though, and let me know that with his dog, he had seen it ALL!  Made me feel a bit better anyway!   Another one for the recordbooks!  Thanks Tim!