Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Terrible Tuesday

We are in shock! We had to stand and watch while our Lady did the most horrible thing.

See this:

What you see there is a bag of perfectly good toys that the Lady 'culled'. Can you believe she had the nerve to pick up the fluff and pieces of some of our favourite toys? She said that parts of toys are not needed. We say they are still perfectly good!

She said we still have a full toy box, we are not hard done by. We don't think a full toy box is enough. We had barely forgiven her for putting us in jail and now this . . . . . 

It is a terrible day here in the Gatineau Hills. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mischief Monday - How We Kind Of Broke Him

This post contains a lot of human guilt.

Being a suck
We left the dogs in the kennel for 19 days while we were in Asia. This is the longest we ever left them in jail. I always feel tremendously guilty leaving them, but I have decided that I can't be the person who doesn't go anywhere because of my dogs. The kennel is spotlessly clean, has caring people working there and wonderful outside space. There are other dogs to play with. They ate an entire huge bag of treats that would have lasted at least 30 days in our house if not 6 weeks. No one came home underweight!

When we picked the pups up, they were over the moon excited (as expected). Phod who rarely jumps was jumping in circles. He had a rough ride home as they fed him breakfast (they always forget not to) so he got car sick. The first day home Hailey was stuck to us like glue but after that was more her normal self. The first day home my boy gave us the cold shoulder (in fact wouldn't take a treat from me, would only take a treat from Uncle Chris), but then actually slept with us most of the night (this is unusual). We assumed he would get back into routine in a day or two.

It has been over a week since our return and our boy is still not 100% himself. I can't be sure if it is all the kennel or also the weather (it has been very cold, or very icy which means he isn't getting the fetch he wants). He is just not himself. On one hand he can be a huge suck and only want our attention and on the other he wants nothing to do with us. I feel like we broke him a little.

Hopefully with time our boy will be more settled and happier.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

An Answer and A Birthday - by Lee

As many of you know,  The Doodz are hosting a Valentine's Day Dance. As you also know, my beloved Easy, was called to the bridge this fall. My heart was heavy imagining going without him. Then my wonderful friend Casey (who I met in the furs in June), who is also dealing with a heartbreak for the loss of his Ciara, suggested we go to the dance together, as friends. I think this is a wonderful idea, so my dear pal Casey, my answer is yes!

Friday was my birthday. I turned 7. Lady asked me if I was finally going to settle down and I told her no. I have things to do like share my knowledge of craziness with Phenny. Easy would want me to take care of him.

Phenny - Easy's brother, who I need to teach

First, I would like to say the Man forgot it was my birthday until the Lady told him. Lady was feeling a little guilty about the whole having me in jail at Christmas time thingy, so she did her best to make my birthday bright. I got some banana bread for breakfast, some pork chop for dinner and this new toy. I loved my new toy, but Phod pretty much immediately stole it. He said it was his. I told him no and he wouldn't give it back so the Man had to take it back - brothers!

My frog


Phod - it's mine! 

Overall, it was a good day and I am happy to be 7. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

It's the last day to join Louis's Endangered Species Challenge. I have my entry in, hop over to find out  how you can participate

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Asian Adventure - Part One

I am going to write a brief series about our trip. Many of you guessed right on Tuesday, part of our trip was in Singapore. We took an Asian cruise that started in Hong Kong and ended in Singapore. Unfortunately, 2 weeks before we got on the ship, it had an engine problem and 4 of our ports had to be cancelled. In spite of this change (which is truly a first world problem) we had a wonderful time.

The travel time to Hong Kong for us was about 24 hours. We had to fly Ottawa to Toronto and then Toronto to Hong Kong. The flying time to Hong Kong was about 15 and a half hours. These were glorious hours because thanks to the generosity of my late Grandmother's estate we were able to upgrade to business class. We had "pods" that went to a full lay down position. Having done this length of flight in economy (and wanting to die), this was heaven!

We arrived in Hong Kong at 7 am and were fresh enough to spend the day sight seeing.

Here are just a few pictures from our 2 days in Hong Kong:

A deer fetus is apparently medicine

I am drawn to contrasts in architecture 

In the bamboo

For a big city Hong Kong was fairly clean. While we enjoyed our time there, it is not a city we feel we need to go back to. It feels a bit repetitive.

Next week I will share another port/places we visited.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Purrs 4 Jamison

Blogville said goodbye to another friend on Monday. Dear Jamison from https://noodle4president.wordpress.com was called to the bridge.

We were just getting to know Jamison. Today we join his family, friends and acquaintances in remembering this beautiful boy.

Run free.


Today we also celebrate LeeLee's 7th birthday! More about the party etc. soon! 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thank You Thursday - Thanks Sarge

Today is the first post in a series to thank our dear Blogville friends for their wonderful holiday gifts. Today, we start with our pal Sarge.  Sarge drew Zaphod's name in the Blogville gift exchange.

Zaphod was the most excited we have ever seen him to open the gifts. He knew they were for him. And he actually opened them!

Sarge thoughtfully sent 3 babies to Phod (who is super picky about food).

Hailey marched off with the elephant and then Phod was seen like this:

Please don't let Hailey take my toys!

He snuggled them for days!

Toy status now: crinkle bear is alive and well, elephant has a hole in him and poor duck is close to death!

Thank you so much Sarge for such wonderful and thoughtful gifts. They are being well loved!

Next week we will thank another friend (after we recreate the opening as our pictures were damaged during transfer to Lady's dying computer) . . . . .