Bringing Home Puppy


Fort Erie Gets a Dog Park!

I think its really great when I see cities and towns developing dog parks.  It not only encourages people to take their dogs outside for some fun, its also great exercise for the whole family, helps people get t0 know their neighbours and get involved in their communities.  Kudos to the Fort Erie town council for this great development!  The Sugarbowl Off Leash Park is a good size (about 1 acre) with varied terrain.  Not much in the way of trees or benches thus far, but I think this will change come spring.  There is a double-gated entrance with bags available for picking up.

Here are some pictures from our own family outing to the park on Christmas Day.  Notice all the snow!  Toronto has absolutely none, so this was fun to enjoy on the holiday.



One of These Things is Not Like the Others…
December 23, 2010, 11:30 pm
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Can you spot the object that doesn’t belong??



The No-Dog, Dog Park Xmas Party
December 12, 2010, 3:55 pm
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One of the great things about the dog park I attend regularly is how close-knit it is.  They have an annual Christmas party where we can all get together and have lots of food and a few wobbly pops without our dogs.  It’s actually really fun to see how people look normally, as opposed to bundled up, covered in mud, and having just rolled out of bed.  Good thing we all had nametags that also had our dogs names on them, otherwise we would have had no idea whom anyone was!   Local politician Olivia Chow also attended, and it was great fun getting to know her.

The board members of the park planned a great party, complete with pot luck food items, music, and raffle prizes!  The raffle raised money for our friend and dog park regular, Mario, who passed away last year.  We are hoping to raise enough money for a memorial picnic table to be added to the park in his name.  Mike and I were lucky enough to win a fabulous prize, consisting 3 Kong squeaky tennis balls, as well as a Christmas tree squeaky toy.   He. Loves. It.

And nope…that is NOT fake snow surrounding the dog and the toy, but the toy’s guts.  He has had it for about 1 week now, and it has thoroughly been…enjoyed.



Merry Christmas Timmy!
December 21, 2009, 6:04 pm
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We were home in Chatham this weekend to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family this year.  Even my bro made an appearance, all the way from Iqaluit!  It was a great time.  Most exciting for Timmy however, was recieving a new coat!  Upon opening it, we assumed it was store bought…but it fit perfectly!  In fact, my mom had actually sewn it herself!  How impressive is that?!?!?

Gotta love the houndstooth with fur trim!  What a stylin’ pup!!!