Bringing Home Puppy

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.


Hitting the Road
November 4, 2010, 11:37 am
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Well we are off tomorrow for our epic adventure in Peru! I am getting very excited, but also sad at the prospect of saying goodbye to little Timmy for two whole weeks.  We’ve never been apart this long, and I think its going to be tough!  The good news for Tim though, is that he gets to stay with his best buddy Cymbal for 2 WHOLE WEEKS!  I am so happy that we have such a great place to take him while we are gone, and I just know he will have the best time EVER!

Because its going to be awhile before I’ve got another post ready for you, I thought I’d leave you with a sweet picture of my little guy, clutching his most favourite toy: The Kong Wubba (we’ve been through 3!).  From this picture, you’d conclude he is a darling little angel…but I think we know the truth!  😉

A Weekend in the Country
May 18, 2009, 9:23 pm
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I am pleased to announce that we had a very successful weekend!  I rented a car Saturday morning and made the 3 hour drive home to Chatham.  Tim rode in his crate in the backseat.  He only cried for a few minutes, and then slept the rest of the way!  Despite nearly being killed by an inattentive driver, we made it  home safely by 3.  I had plans to meet with up my girlfriends for Thai food and drinks (YES…there is a new and super awesome Thai restaurant in Chatham, Ontario!  Who knew?!)  which meant that grandma and grandpa were babysitting!!   By all accounts they had a great time…lots of playing, a bit of walking, and NO accidents!  When I got home around 11, all 3 of them were snoozing together on the couch!

Tim seems to really like country life…we got him an extendable leash, and he loved running around chasing leaves, maple keys, and birds.  He had lots of fun places to check out, and lots of plants to eat.  He was so tired out he slept from 10-7!  It was awesome!!!!

Tim received a little gift from grandma…a bandanna that says “Got Treats”.  He loves it.  And by loves it I mean loves ripping it off his head and whipping it around until it begs for mercy.   She also gave him a snuggly Kong, which he really loves and now brings with him everywhere!

Tim also had the chance to meet some of my best friends….Laura and Luke (who he growled at the whole time), and Kate and Rich, whom he LOVED.  (Rich believes Tim Tam’s love is due to his naturally hairy arms…it reminded Tim of his mommy!)  Tim also met my grandma, who lives in a senior’s residence, and she thought he was just the sweetest thing!  She would prefer a great grandchild, but a dog will do.   For now.

Anyway, Tim Tam was really brave and very well behaved all weekend, especially considering he had a long car ride, met lots of new people, and was in very strange places!  I think we will be invited back!

Final things…
April 27, 2009, 1:45 pm
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So I made it up to Petsmart at Eglington E….It was the first time I’d ever been up that way before, so it was a little scary.

But I found my way, and was able to pick up a puppy Kong, a teeny tiny harness, and the now (in)famous Pet Yard.

We’re ready!
We’re ready!