May 7th 2013 7:44 am
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Mom is taking me to vet today because they are having a "Chip" special! Oh boy! I love chips! Mom keeps calling it a microchip, but all I am hearing is the word "Chip". Can't wait to go and have some chips at the vet!
Mom bought me a wading pool yesterday and now we just have to figure out where it will go outside and then fill it with water! I am so gonna like that!
I think I will race around so I have lots of room for all the chips I am gonna eat at the vet's today! =;=;
May 1st 2013 4:26 pm
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The snow is going and now I am finding all kinds of treasures outside in the snow.
Yesterday, for instance, I found a dead mouse. Mom did not realize this at first, however. We were outside and she did not see me pick something up. We went inside and she was wiping my paws and telling me what a good boy I am. I went downstairs and laid by the coffee table and that is when mom saw me drop something. I quickly picked it up when I saw her coming down stairs, but as I did not like the way she said drop it, I dropped it and moved away. She got a rag, picked up my treasure and threw it away.
Today mom was out doing a few things in the garden. It is still too wet to do much, but she was happy to see the horseradish coming back and she was cleaning around that area. She hears me coming back up over the riverbank and then she sees me dragging something. I am such a loving pup that I dragged half a deer carcass up the riverbank for mom! I took one look at her and I knew she would dispose of it, so I tried to run. Ever try running when there is snow and you are dragging part of a deer, pups, it is not easy! After she caught up to me she also disposed of this treasure.
Why are some people so hard to please!
April 25th 2013 6:17 am
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Spring is definitely on the way now!
We have seen many Blue Jays, Eagles, Hawks, Seagulls and yesterday we saw our first Pelican flying over the river. There is also more open water on the river so hopefully this means the ferries will soon be running again.
I also found the first grasshopper of the day. He was hopping in the grass and then he got caught up in some snow. After watching him in the snow for a bit, I ate him -- tasted like bacon!
Mom was quite happy to see the rhubarb and the irises pushing through the snow, but the garden is so wet that she actually got her boots stuck in there. I did not mind the mud at all!
Even though we have the river right through our backyard, we are high enough here that we will be ok. The river would have to rise 85 feet to get to our place. There is one part of our province that has issued ice jam warnings and flood warnings as the river is now thawing so quickly. The next 5-7 days will be the most crucial.
Wishing all my pals a wonderful day.
April 22nd 2013 9:51 am
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Mom just heard on the radio that this is the second coldest March/April in 120 years in our part of the world. You know some records just don't need to be broken!
The snow is slowly going down and I am having fun finding lots of mice under the snow! Mom says I am nearly as good a mouser as Angel Abby and I think that is high praise. I am also finding lots of coyote, porcupine and rabbit droppings and I think they are tasty. However, I have been told that I should cut down on those tasty treats!
The peeps also told me that they are gonna take down my crate. It currently sits downstairs empty and unused. I have had free run of the house for several months now whether the peeps are home or not. I have chewed the heel off of one of mom's slippers, but this is it for the damage I have done. When mom needs to be away, she fills a kong with some kibble and a treat or two, puts peanut butter on the ends and then freezes it. I have fun getting past the frozen peanut butter and then I chase the empty kong all over. When I am tired of doing that, I sleep in front of the door awaiting her return.
Well, I think I will supervise mom doing some house cleaning now. Talk to you all later!
April 18th 2013 7:12 am
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Wow! It appears I was a Dogster Diary Pick yesterday! Thank you so much Dogster for this honor and thank you to all my pals for the rosettes and pawmails I received. That really made my day.
I just found out I was a DDP this morning as my typist was doing something she calls "running errands" and didn't check yesterday.
Now pups, I don't know what this "running errands" means, but she was gone for quite a while and did she bring me a new toy home, NOOOOO. Did she bring me any treats, NOOO. Ok, she did bring home some Milkbones and she did give me one, so I guess, technically, I did get a treat. Whatever!
The snow is slowly starting to melt. Luckily, we haven't had any more snow since last Wednesday/Thursday. With the snow melting, it means mom and I are outside more playing with my various Chuck It toys. I love them and being outside.
My porcupine friend is still showing up in the evenings, but he doesn't stay long. Mom, however, still refuses to let me outside in the evening without being on leash.
Thanks again everyone for helping me celebrate my DDP yesterday! Big Woofs!
April 11th 2013 2:26 pm
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Well just when you think spring should be here, and it is April 11 after all, you get another snow day.
We had wind and snow, and then blowing snow and then more wind and snow. Daddy tried to get to work this morning and only made it to the main road when he encountered somebody stuck. So he helped get them unstuck. And then somebody coming behind that person got stuck, so he helped unstuck (is unstuck even a work?) that person as well. He decided to turn around and come home. The highway was also apparently ice covered with large drifts.
The peeps didn't do much today at all. I went on a short walk with mom this morning and chased a weasel into the garbage can. This afternoon daddy and I went on a nice long walk. The snow and wind are dying down so tomorrow I will help mom dig out her truck. First I might have to help dad dig out the car, though. I don't think mom should have cut my toenails with all this digging I will need to do.
Hope spring is finally coming to some of my pals!
April 10th 2013 9:51 am
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Well pups, it is still white up here in the Great White North! Mommy took some pictures of our yard today because daddy's clients in the U.S.A. wanted to see how much snow we have left. Um, I guess you could say a lot. It is also supposed to snow for the next 4 or so days. All this snow is getting people more and more worried about flooding this spring. Hopefully the flooding won't be as bad as it was in 2011.
Mom's hands are feeling better but now her one shoulder is sore. It is probably from shoveling so much and trying to throw the snow over the tops of the banks.
Personally, I love the snow! I have dug many holes, and the other day I dug out a nest of baby mice! There are also other treasures that the snow reveals, but mom says I shouldn't eat those.
That other porcupine is still hanging around. When mom took me outside last night around 8:30 p.m. there he was sitting primly in the garden. At least he does keep moving on and hasn't taken up residence like the last one did.
Would anyone like a truckload of snow? Free!!! Just come and get it!!
April 2nd 2013 7:08 am
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Thank you everyone that sent rosettes and pawmails and made me pictures for my very first birthday! I had a pawsome day. Went on a nice long walk, got a new toy and got a special meal!
Thanks again everyone for helping me celebrate my birthday!
April 2nd 2013 6:38 am
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To the best of our knowledge, yesterday was your first birthday. We don't know the exact date, but the beginning of April seemed appropriate.
You did have a rough start to your young life. Being chained outdoors and inadequate food in your life before rescue and that serious infection you developed that at one point had the vet thinking you were in either liver or kidney failure.
You are now healthy, appear to be happy with us, have lots of energy and are making up for those months when you didn't feel well.
We love you Buddy and look forward to sharing many more birthdays with you.
March 28th 2013 7:07 am
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Hard to believe it is supposedly spring as we still have so much snow. Mom posted some pictures on here late last week and she was hoping the yard would look different this week. It doesn't! She has done so much shoveling that she says she can't do any more. I was trying to help by digging holes and burying things in them, but apparently this is not helpful. Mom has given up shoveling because she says Arthur Ritis is visiting and her hands are so sore.
I think since she isn't shoveling anymore, she should be making me treats. I only had a few homemade treats left and mom had the audacity to take them to the neighbor for his dog. Ok, Ok, he did come to mom's rescue when she was stuck on the road due to the bad storm we had here last week. He dug mom out of her predicament, got her to the main road and then went back and cleaned the rest of the road and the yard. Mom took over a thank you package and she had to include everyone in the family, so there went my treats.
The weather should now be better as daddy is back from his latest trip and the weather always improves once dad is back.
Oh, guess what? For the last two evenings mom and I have seen a porcupine walking through the yard. She says until further notice, I need to be on a leash when I go out at night. He seems to disappear during the day, but does pay us a visit once it is dark outside.
Wishing all my pals a pawsome Easter.