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!?

Safety First!
April 13, 2009, 7:16 pm
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We are now in the process of “puppy proofing” the house. ¬†We have a set of stairs in the house that could prove dangerous to our 2 lb friend, and in the interest of safety, we decided to look for a baby gate. ¬†As someone that has never HAD a baby, I really had no idea where to look. ¬†Are there baby stores in Toronto that sell these kind of things? ¬†I – of course- turn to my dear friend, Canadian Tire. ¬†As it turns out, the Dundas St. location does carry the gates. ¬†And by gates I mean gate. ¬†Singular. ¬† The only variety they had are those wooden accordion types that you have to screw into a doorframe (and could guillotine a baby’s head off, I’m quite sure). ¬†Which is not at ALL what Im looking for! ¬†Jeez!

So I figured the next best thing would be one of those folding metal square things like a pen. ¬†And they don’t have those either.

And I hate WallMart. ¬†I haven’t shopped there since the 2005 after watching “WalMart – The High Cost of Low Prices”. ¬†So I can’t go there. ¬†And I have no car, so I’m limited to the city centre. ¬†

So, I’m now turning to my other best friend, Craigslist. ¬†Hopefully we’ll have some luck.

But as Mike says, “Why don’t you spend the money when we actually HAVE a dog.” ¬†And I respond, “But these are all things we’ll need for when he gets here…for safety!” ¬†Jeez!

Another element of puppy proofing is to remove things from the floor that you don’t want destroyed. ¬†Which includes shoes. ¬†Which is going to be tough for us (ahem…Mike!).¬†

Also, we still need to get food bowls, food, treats, a harness, and a dogsitter.  And registration, and eventual castration!  

This is getting expensive!

(yes, yes, we knew there were costs involved in getting a dog, andto me, that’s¬†just all part of the fun!)