Friday, September 30, 2016

Flower Friday - Fall Edition

We are joining Dory for Flower Friday.

Autumn is officially here. The flowers are gone, but beauty is falling all around us.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Another Visit To Big Sky Ranch

Last Friday I got to return to Big Sky Ranch to see my client doing his volunteer work. His job the day I was there was to sweep the walls and ceilings of 5 stalls and the floors of 3. That is hard work, that I did an amazing job supervising!

Our reward for our hard work was time time with the animals. Enjoy!

The black cat was the fattest cat I have ever seen

Meet Bonnie - the sweetest girl ever. She is about 1 and is up for adoption. I would have loved to have brought her home.
I always drive with my client and his support worker so I can't smuggle an animal home

Like many of the birds, this one is injured

We got to go right into the bird pen and hang out

Dakota the buffalo was right near the fence
While we were cleaning the barn, some goats were brought in. I loved watching them play!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hailey The Magnificent

First, did you see that Hailey won the 2016 Blogville Demolition Derby over at Oreo's?  Congratulations to all the participants for a great race!


One of the things we have been trying with our girl, is a little off leash training. We realize she isn't going to be a dog who can be off leash as much as Phod, her hunting drive is too strong. However, we believe she can have a little off leash time.

We have been picking times when she doesn't appear distracted by anything in the yard (aka not in hunting mode) and when the chances of deer/skunks/etc. appearing in our yard are lower (so mid day and not morning and evening).  We stay near by and have her drag a leash so we can step on it if hunting mode kicks in. It has been going well and she has been able to be off leash for 5 minutes or so with no incidents.


This makes us happy!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Mischief Monday - Having Emma Here - By Phod




Dear Blogville pals,

I am being a big sucky boy. I love my cousin Emma. She is fun to chase and I like to pee where she pees. But she does some things that make me sad.

First, she takes all my toys and says they are hers. She steals my Precious too.

Second, she is taking up my people. Look at these pictures taken in less than 36 hours.

She sat on the Lady's lap while she was working.


She sat on the Lady's lap while she was watching Netflix.


She sat on Lady's lap while she watched TV.


She sat on my spot on the couch, between my people while they watched TV.


She sat on Lady's shoulder while she was visiting your blogs.


I don't like sharing Emma with my people. They are my people and I wish I could sit on their laps. I love her but will be happy to see her leave next weekend.

A sad, sulky boy, who thinks he isn't getting any love, Zaphod

Saturday, September 24, 2016

She's Back

Guess who is staying with us for a week?



Yep, cousin Emma is here for a week! Be prepared for chaos! 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Flower Friday - Summer Is Over

It may officially be autumn, but there are still a few wildflowers to sniff and pee on.



Thank you Dory for hosting Flower Friday!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Catch Up Thursday

Being friendly with the neighbour
We were away last week as Lady had a crazy work week. Business has picked up, so she will still be busy, but she thinks we can squeeze a little bit of blogging time in. We may not get to visit everyone every day or comment as much, but we are going to be around. We just missed you all too much!

Our week looked like this.

Sunday: Lady had a freak out when the friendly dog who wanders the neighbourhood was out and sniffing us. It was on our road by the house, so she called the Man to come and help. Turns out, she would have been fine without him, as we were all amazing.

Phod being friendly
Monday: Our first 4:30 am walk - we were not thrilled.

Tuesday: Our second 4:30 am walk - we loved listening to the owl hooting. The internet went out. 

Wednesday: Lady got stuck at work late on Tuesday and was so tired and wanted an extra 45 minutes sleep (meaning she didn't want to get up at 4:30 am) the Man walked us in the morning and the Lady walked us in the evening. It was fun. Still no internet, which made Lady mad as she had time to sit and visit some of our pals! 

Burr Tail
Thursday: We got to sleep in until 5:20! We got an extra big walk. Still no internet. 


Friday: Lady worked from home. It was great, but the internet guy came and when he was here we had to be in the garage. We didn't like a stranger in our house. Lady says he may be her favourite person as he finally fixed the internet. Phody ran deep into the bush and came out with 15 burrs in his tail. He didn't like having them removed. 

Saturday: Grammie and the Big Guy and 2 strangers (Lady's aunt and uncle) came for lunch. We loved seeing them, we were so happy. Everyone thought we were wonderful dogs, so it was great. Phod was amazing while being treated for his ear infection.

That was the week we missed you all!







Monday, September 19, 2016

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Today we are joining Bear Cat and Louisdog for talk like a pirate day.



"Arrr, really, I have to be the booty?"

"Girl pirates rule!"


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

We Will Return

Lady has the craziest week ever with life and mostly work. She has to get up at 4:30 am some days to make sure we get a good walk. She is leaving the house around 6 am and won't be home until after 6:30 pm. After this really crazy week, things should go back to closer to normal. Because we won't be able to visit all our pals the way we want (we will do our best to check in), we aren't going to post this week.

Don't worry, it is just a week. We promise we will continue to have great adventures (like barking at the wind at 2:45 am) so we have lots of cool stuff to talk about.

See you in a week!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Phody and Emma

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Emma came over last weekend with Uncle Chris. The last 2 visits Phod has tried to figure out how to play with Emma. He really hasn't done this before. Before, he just let her have the toys. Here is a little video of them trying to play (with help from the humans). 

Friday, September 9, 2016

See Beautiful - Misty Mornings

The days are getting shorter and often part of our morning walk is done in the complete dark. So we are enjoying the misty mornings at sunrise. 




Thursday, September 8, 2016

Easy's Birthday Weekend - Part Two - By Phod

Flat Easy and I thought we would have a little guy time and head into the City of Ottawa for a guy's night to celebrate his birthed. 

Our first stop was the art show of someone Lady works with. We really wanted to get some culture. 



The art show was downtown, near Parliament Hill. For some reason they wouldn't let us in for a tour, so we just enjoyed looking at it.


Then we decided to explore the Byward Market. The Byward Market is where Bytown, that became Ottawa was. It is named after Colonel By, the English guy who supervised the building of the Rideau Canal, known to locals simply as "The Market". This is where Ottawa's nightlife shines. We made a stop to Zaphod's, an important club for local music. We thought it sounded like a cool place.


Zaphod's happens to be beside this establishment. Easy thought we should check it out. Cause my Lady reads this blog and Lee may see it, I won't say what happens there. 



We also went for a hot chocolate, because how else would two pups in a big city cap off a night on the town?


Some other stuff happened, but BIL Easy and I have sworn we won't talk about it. What happens in the Market, stays in the Market! 



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Today a special thanks goes out to Christmas for hosting the tea party yesterday. Hailey was honoured to be awarded best dressed. She would like to thank Easy for that as he is the one who picked her outfit.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tea Party Time - by Hailey


Christmas is hosting a tea party today and Easy was a gentleman and invited both Phod and I to attend. Make sure you hop over to join the fun!


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Easy's Birthday Weekend - Part One - By Hailey

As you may remember, my handsomest boyfriend's Easy's flat came home to stay with us after the Blogville Awesome Retreat (BAR). We have been hanging out enjoying the summer and getting to know each other better. 

As Friday was boyfriend Easy's birthday and Sunday was my Gotcha Day, we decided to celebrate all weekend. 

We did a lot of fun things.

We played games:


Flat Easy helped me get Easy's birthday present ready for the mail. (Yes it is late, but Canada Post had been threatening a strike all summer and just came to an agreement. We didn't want things to get lost if the mail stopped moving). 



Cousin Emma and Flat Easy played put Emma in the box:




Lady says we made a huge mess:


Emma and Flat Easy played with elephant:


Flat Easy presented us with our Pawlympic Tuneful Farting awards. 


Of course there was a lot of cuddling too:


We had a lot of fun. Because I don't like to go out in the dark cause there might be fireworks, I sent the boys out for a night of fun. Stop by Thursday to hear about it.