Bringing Home Puppy

New Park!
November 17, 2012, 4:06 pm
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The construction on the park near our house is finally over! This park has a great new dog park with lots of drainage, a doggie fountain and multiple entrances. With the large paths and benches it really reminds me of the parks in NYC.



Timmy gets a fountain to the face!
July 31, 2012, 11:38 am
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One of our favourite spots to take Tim during the summer is Canoe Park at Cityplace. There is a wide expanse of grass for running, and a section of great water fountains for the little dude to cool off. Sometimes, he gets just a little *too* close.

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!?

Westminster 2012!

Watching Westminster is just something we DO in our house.  Something about seeing all the neat, cute, gorgeous dog breeds and hearing about their origins and quirks is always totally entertaining.  Even our DOG is riveted!

Toy Manchester Terriers never seem to do incredibly well in these competitions, and has only ever one one Toy Group (let alone Best in Show!) and that was in 1969!  Discrimination, I say!   Best in Show 2012 was set to be quite stiff competition.   Wire Haired Dachshund, Pekingese, Dalmation, German Shepherd, Irish Setter, Doberman Pinscher and the Kerry Blue.  Of course, I was rooting for the Doberman.

Ugh. The Pekingese.  115 Best in Shows awards to that breed.  And sooooo lame!  Seems like an easy choice for the judges.  Won’t rock the boat.  LAME!  Am I wrong?!  Are they not the most useless dogs out there?  Maybe I’m wrong – I’d love to hear from a Peek owner who can tell me otherwise.  But why do all the over-groomed dogs win!  Why?!  WHY!?!?!

Another Win for Daddy!
June 1, 2010, 8:29 am
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Last weekend Tim Tam’s dad won another championship at the Saute Ste Marie dog show!

Congrats to Laura, Geronimo and KenDragon Kennels!

March 16, 2010, 9:51 pm
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We are excited to announce that Timmy’s daddy, Geronimo, won Best in Breed at the Purina National dog show!!!  Congrats to Laura and all the pups at Kendragon Kennels!

Manchester Friends!
September 5, 2009, 7:09 pm
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Today we had the good fortune to run into some fellow Manchesters!  We were at Stanley Park between King St and Wellington, when we ran into Ola, who is a training instructor at Mother Knows Best, with her friend, and her dogs, Dumo and Penny.  They are Standard Manchesters, and as you can see, they very in size. What a treat to run into such friends!

Of course I had to snap a picture…Timmy is on the right side (the one itching to get away and play)

New FriendsAren’t they just the sweetest things?  I was surprised at the size of Dumo compared to Timmy…he was so regal and sweet!  I also stepped on dog poop, which got on my bare foot.  I would like to believe that a little doggie snuck away and did this without their owners’ knowledge…I refuse to believe someone failed to stoop and scoop!  That would be just too rude!