Bringing Home Puppy

Our Family Vacation
September 7, 2010, 8:12 pm
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We are officially back!  We spent a lovely 3 days at my family compound of cottages near Kingston, Ontario.  Even though it rained daily, was freezing cold, and we experienced some bad fishing – it was still a great time.  My bro was home from Iqaluit, and its always nice to get the family together.   Tim just loves the outdoors, and there were plenty of chipmunks to chase.  The rocks of the Canadian Shield provided good terrain for entertainment and lots of exercise for the little guy.  It was clear when we got into the car to go home, he was depressed.

As I forgot to pack the camera (but remembered tanning oil, flip flops, bug spray and 2 bathing suits – none of which got used, ever),  I have no pics to share, other than what I could snap with my blackberry on the way back to the car in the boat.


More Cottage Pics
September 6, 2009, 3:14 pm
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Here are a couple pics my mom sent me from the cottage…needless to say, my dad LOVED the lifejacket/carrier!

Tuckered out afte a long day!Timmy and Dad

If A Doggie Barks in the Woods…
August 16, 2009, 6:38 pm
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…it turns out the whole lake hears it for miles, and miles, and miles!  While Tim definitely enjoyed the outdoors, all the excitment lead to quite a lot of barking!  While annoying, he handled himself SO well up at the cottage.  The family was amazed at how quickly and comfortably he adapted to cottage life.  Chasing red squirrels, chipmunks, flies and dragonflies was just many of the activites Tim enjoyed.  He was great on the boat, and took naps while we fished.  He hiked trails with us, and never strayed far.  By far the best thing however, was his doggie lifejacket!  At it turns out the handle was quite useful for getting him in and out of the boat safely!

A few pics of our adventures:

Tim and Mikey

Timmy in his life vest

New Favourite Chew Toy

Off to the Cottage!
August 12, 2009, 4:29 pm
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We will be experiencing another “first” this weekend as a family.  The O’Hurren’s are going to the cottage!  I am careful not to use the term “cottaging” anymore, because apparently it is a term that actually refers to gay sex in a public bathroom.  We are most definitely NOT doing that this weekend.  Rather, we are driving up to our family place outside Kingston to get a little R&R, post wedding. 

I am going to get Timmy a lifejacket.  While most people think this is nuts because dogs are pretty good swimmers, I think its cute!  Besides, he is so small and black, that if he were to fall in, you would never see him without a little neon flotation device! I have my fingers crossed that he likes the water!  I have my dad rigging up a bit line too so he can wander freely without going too far and getting lost.  Its all going to be quite exciting!  Just imagine all the various poops to smell?!