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.


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)

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

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?!