Bringing Home Puppy

More Pics from the Weekend

A big thanks to Lilly and Bailey for passing these photos on!


Pups and Protest

This weekend we attended a rally to support our local dog park at South Stanley.  The city is beginning a much needed renovation to the park, which will include a fully enclosed off leash dog area – no doubt a wonderful addition to the park.  There is a bit of debate taking place, however.  There are two factions that represent the park who want different things.  One is to keep a single, unified dog area.  The other proposes a separate enclosed area for smaller dogs.  Personally, I am in favour of a unified space.  As the proposed off leash area will already be much smaller than the current space, I think its important to keep the off leash area as large as possible.  Also – Tim is basically a huge dog trapped in a small dog body.  How could we possibly choose which space to put him in?!

The rally had an excellent turn out – and even included a couple of visits by city council candidates for Trinity-Spadina.  Second Cup supplied hot coffee, and photographers were on hand to document the day, including this cute pic of Tim in an epic battle with Bailey.


There is currently a petition going around to keep a single, unified off leash area at the park.  This petition will be presented to City Hall November 1st.  If you use the park and would like to sign the petition, please contact me through this site, or by registering on South Stanley Dog Park Site and contacting its administrator.

Weiner Take All!
August 30, 2010, 4:07 pm
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This past weekend saw the arrival of the Stanley Park Community Picnic, this year benefiting Eva’s Initiatives.  The event was loaded with local politicians such as Olivia Chow (I took a couple of pics for her!), Mike Layton, and Joe Pantalone.  Also on hand were some four-hoofed reps from the Toronto Mounted Police unit, posing for pics and checking out the activity.   The Foggy Dew sponsored free hotdogs and pop on hand for anyone walking by, and you could also listen to a live performance by Rachel Persaud.   The North Side of the park featured facepainting, a yard sale, and various games for the kiddies.  The South side had some dog aglity equipment sponsored by Pawsway.  We did get to try out a few runs, but with this heat, I was not too motivated!  My favourite part of the whole day however, was the amazing The Weiner Races!

Thats right people, weiner dogs of all kinds, racing.  What’s not to love?  I’ve told you before about Tim’s bud Cymbal.  This is one Dachshund that is tip top condition, and I just knew it my gut, this was going to be his year to take the title:  Wiener Take All.

You need to humans per dog when racing, one to hold ’em back, and one to get ’em running.

I was lucky enough to lend a hand at the starting line, while his mom tempted him to run quickly by

wrinkling a bag of chips.

Genius!  Here is an example from another heat (yes, there were MULTIPLE heats!)

The action got pretty intense, but the judges determined Cymbal won his heat in a close finish.

Onto the final, where Cymbal raced against his arch rival, the obscenely large Dachshund, Zorro.  When racing a guy named Zorro, you better have some serious game.  Cymbal was ready and fired up, fueled by the cheapest hotdogs a grocery store can sell.  He. Was. Ready.

Aaaaaand he lost.  But it was close!  Oh so close!!!!!

Here is a great video of the day – if you look closely you’ll see Cymbal, his mom, Mike, and Me!

And finally: an adorable pic of the victor with some of his spoils.

The Search is ON!
August 13, 2010, 1:44 pm
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How many times have you been walking in the dog park, or even around town, and you’ve stepped into a hot mess?  It’s happened to me more than once, and its pretty much the worst feeling ever.  Attempting to scrape your shoe clean with sticks and refuse, all the while seething with rage at the inconsiderate pet owner – its a bad scene!  I’m so passionate about picking up after your pet, I’ve even assembled leaves and other garbage to pick up some of Timmy’s more unexpected BMs.

But hey, we all know shit happens, right?   Well, it happened to me today.  I saw Timmy going, but the time I got over there with bag in hand, I simply couldn’t find it!  The grass has been growing furiously with the rain and sun we’ve had, and despite my best effort, that shit was camouflaged.  I spent a good 4 minutes looking for it, stepping gingerly around, and rooting through weeds.   This litle treasure hunt made me wonder – At what point do you give up looking for dog poop?  Will you look longer and harder if other people are around?  Therefore: A Poll!

World Cup Fever!
July 6, 2010, 6:29 pm
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Even the dogs in Toronto seem to have World Cup Fever!  Wrigley here is clearly rooting for the Netherlands!  

A Manchester Friend
April 29, 2010, 11:21 pm
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Timmy had another fun meeting with a Standard Manchester named Boy today.

Boy is so cute, and it was funny to see them run and play together.  Certain breeds really do seem to have their “style” which makes them compatible with others.  They did a lot of running and playing, and they even teamed up against some other dogs.  Hilarity!

How Many Puppies Does An Orgy Make?
December 1, 2009, 7:28 pm
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Well, Timmy hasn’t figured out the humping really, as he looks on in bewilderment.  These 3 pups however, have quite obviously figured it out!