Tuesday, May 31, 2011

While Mom's away

The pups do play.

Highlights from my time away:

1 dead frog baby (damaged beyond repair)
1 baby needs surgery
Leelee survived her first bath (but this was followed by the death of a baby)

And the big one:

Lee finally got a squirrel. Can't be sure if she found it dead or if she was responsible for the death because she got it in the bush. She didn't come when called and when approached in the woods just stood ther with it. She did drop it on command (which is very exciting and I won't go into all the behavioural reasons as I know not everyone spent a weekend in heaven with behavior analysts). We do worry that now that she got one her listening at the park will decrease.
BOth were very happy to see me and the blog will return to a daily report.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Back on tuesday

Another embarrassing moment

I got myself dressed for work and then took LeeLee out for a walk (Gemi is feeling under the weather this morning). This meant I looked a little bit ridiculous in my skirt, walking sandals, and purse I need to carry my stuff. But I am ok with this. Of course, today would be the day that the police were investigating something to do with cars right up the street. This very handsome police officer was photographing the cars. Lee did not like this and was barking a lot at this officer. He put the camera down, looked up, smiled and laughed.  I smiled and kept walking. Oh Lee!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We've come a long way baby!

A picture is worth a thousand words.

This picture was taken in the fall at a fashion show.

Best friends!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

An embarrassing moment

On a beautiful sunny day on a long weekend  I used the excuse of a good cause to convince my husband that we needed to drive across the city to a dog park. Hopeful Hearts (a wonderful dog rescue that I did research when looking for Hailey, but in the end we found Lee at another wonderful rescue Catahoula rescue) was holding an event at Bruce Pit. I have always wanted to go there, and thought this was a great time to take the 30 minute drive.

The dogs did not love being in the car. They whined a bit, but they loved the Pit. We started with a walk. It was a very nice day and they were both so good running and playing.

After they had a good run, we stopped by the Phodographer’s for a picture. There is going to be an amazing picture of the 2 of them, I will post it when I get it. Then we thought we would get Lee’s nails cut.

This is when I was embarrassed. Lee screamed like someone was trying to set her on fire. People were staring. Gemi was trying to figure out what the heck her problem was. They could barely hold her down at times (and it was 2 vet techs doing this, not just people like me). In the end after much trial and error, they got all but 4 cut, which was better then I thought they might. My girl does not like girlie things! I guess I am going to have to use my behaviour analytic skills to desensitize her to these sorts of things. (I thought my dogs were my break from work and not another project!)
Lee running at the pit

2 hot and tired dogs after running

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hungry or concerned about lip care?

When asked why she went upstairs and got the lippy from the bedside table, brought it downstairs and ate it, Lee said "I needed a snack. It smells so good when the Lady puts it on, I try to lick it off. If my people fed me more I would not need to do this type of thing!"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I don't like that show!

The other evening, Miss Cricket used her head to change the TV channel. Apparently she does not enjoy the Cleveland Show and would rather watch UFC. (Perhaps all this UFC is where she is learning her new rough play with others!)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Time Out

This is a picture of the aftermath of a vicious attack that took place in Ottawa.
On a rainy afternoon, Bagheera the cat (not pictured here) came up from the basement to get some love. He was sitting nicely beside the Man, purring away. This is when the Evil cat getting Gemi attacked. She grabbed ahold of Baggy and wouldn't let go. Baggy started to scream. The Man tried to pry Miss Crick off. In the end the man ended up being scratched by Baggy. Baggy was not physically injured in the attack.
 Once Baggy was free, Miss Crick was placed in time out. She sat there for the 5 minutes she was in it and didn't even try to escape. It doesn't show up in the picture, but her mouth was full of black cat hair.  Miss Hailey Bug would like to point out for once she was not involved in the badness in the house. While she was in the room, she was just an innocent by stander.

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Evidence

As reported yesterday, Cinder, aka Nin had been wanted by authorities for questioning regarding a new rash of body parts being found in an Ottawa home. Upon seeing his mug shot in the paper, Nin immediately contacted authorities. He said he had been collecting evidence for the police regarding these incidents. Nin said he had been collecting this because he was being tired blamed for everything. He also said he is tired of being the victim of unwanted sexual advances.

After receiving these seemingly incriminating pictures, the police brought Miss Hailey Bug and Miss Gemini Cricket in for further questioning. Their comments are below. The investigation to uncover the truth is ongoing.
Gemi: "This is an approved chiro technique. I am a student in the field, and Frog had consented."

Lee: "I am a licensed plastic surgeon.
Frog had contacted me for eye reduction surgery.
I was doing an assessment for this."

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wanted for Questioning

Officials in Ottawa have released this picture of a person of interest. Cinder, aka Nin, is wanted for questioning in the indicidents of violence that continue to happen in an Ottawa residents. Police believe he has information that will help determine what is happening to the babies who live in the neighbourhood.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Another mysterious limb removal

An arm was found on the staircase.

Giraffe was then found without an arm

Giraffe recovering from the second arm re-attachment surgery.

Lee visiting her friend in recovery.

Giraffe playing with the girls immediately after his arm reattachment.
 Hmmmm, I wonder how he lost his arm in the first place?
When questioned Miss Bug and Miss Cricket said "Nin did it."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Body Parts Found

Evidence of more abuse in Miss Bug's residence. This is a piece of giraffe baby in her bed. When questioned Miss Lee said it was like a baby's belly button thingy, suppose to fall off!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pet hair

Lee still doesn't like a brush. To get her to comply, you need a chewy in one hand and the brush in the other.

On the left is the hair from Lee. On the right is the hair from Nin.
Quote from the man "Just because I said you can't get a 5th pet, doesn't mean you can knit one!"

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Movie Star


Visit this and in the open sequence is our beloved Lee! She was born to be a star!

Not to be left out, here is a copy of the picture of Gemi we have ordered:

and one of us walking: 

I can’t wait until your kids do that to you

Parents always hope that the bad things their kids do, come back to haunt when their children have children.  While I do not have human children (I am very happy with my hairy pack), I had a flash of this today with my Lee.

My parents tell this semi-embarrassing story about me when I was 3. After repeated requests to stop picking all the flowers from the garden, I continued to do so. It was 1 of the 2 times in my childhood I was spanked. (I have no memory of this, so apparently this was not too devastating).

Today, I heard the man yelling “no, no, no, don’t eat the tulips.”  It took a lot to get Hailey to stop de-heading and trying to eat the tulips. The garden now has a lot of green and all the colour is missing.

I guess what goes around, does come around!

Friday, May 13, 2011

New Best Friend

LeeLee has a best friend at the park, Jake. She and Jake had a wonderful time playing at the park. They played and wrestled and it was great. Prior to Jake's arrival, LeeLee had tried to get Gemi to play with her. Like always, Gemi just ignored her. Then Jake and LeeLee were playing. Gemi tried to play too. She was barking and going over but Jake and Lee were ignoring her. Finally she had enough and she jumped on Jake and humped the crap out of him. She was doing her nasty, rough hump. It was really embarrassing and she had to be physically removed. Jake's people took him away. Poor Lee, her friend went away. She quickly recovered as we went for a walk.
Lee and Jake playing

Technical Problems

Something was up with this site yesterday/this morning. I have reposted yesterday's (which was there but seems to have fallen off!) . Let's hope the problem is fixed!

Gemi's Adoptiong Day

Happy Adoption Day! Gemi has been part of the pack for 6 years! Last year we were a family in mouring and it was a crappy day. This year, it is all about our princess!


"You are boring me."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Remember Loki

May 12, will be 1 year since we said good bye to our beloved Loki. I miss him every day, but I am finding as time goes by I can celebrate his life and the joy he brought us (and his urn continues to bring us), more than the sadness of his death.

Loki and I had a song. He joined our pack in December and at the time he couldn't be free in our yard. He and I spent hours standing on the corner by the gas station, especially at night, watching the world go by (and waiting for him to pee). During this time, to keep my sanity, I started singing to him. The song that kept  popping in my head in the middle of the night was Matchbox Twenty's, The Difference. The first 2 lines of the song are: "Slow walking on the boulevard, in the quiet moments while the city's still dark." These lines just seemed appropriate and it stuck. I sang this song to him through his life and a lot through his illness, and right before he died. In many ways it has become a very appropriate song for him because it is about losing love. When I hear it now, it makes me smile and sigh.

I can't figure out how to put a youtube video in this post, so here is a link to the song being performed by my "boyfriend:" (Yes I have a little crush on Rob Thomas)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PoSKIB4D-0

Loki - if there is an afterlife, I hope you spend your days chasing bunnies and humping cats.

A statue of Loki - bought on our trip to Norway.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A walk to remember

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon the girls, Aunt C and the Lady joined about 100 dogs for the Hopeful Hearts first annual Happy Tails fundraising walk. Hopeful Hearts is a local rescue that specializes in senior and pallative dogs. They raised over $7000. Here are some highlights for the 2.5 hour event:

Aunt C and the girls getting ready to walk

Gemi leading the way

Lee having a pre-walk run at a new park

Gemi making new friends

Lee enjoying Ottawa's green space

The Lady and the girls

Lee rolling in something gross

Gemi and her Gene Simom's tongue

Best part of the walk for the people, 2 very tired dogs!

"Being a dog is hard work!"

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I don't know how that happened

LeeLee with new baby (a value village special)

LeeLee trying to rip new baby's eye out. FYI, baby now has one eye.

LeeLee trying to rip baby's arm off

One hour later - the remains of new baby. When questioned LeeLee said "Gemi did it."
Review of the security footage suggests both LeeLee and Gemi may be guilty, they were playing tug with new baby on the stairs. New baby is recovering from arm reattachment surgery.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Another one bites the dust

Miss Hailey Bug, of Ottawa, is under investigation for another death. Pink Baby was found with her guts out in a suburban Ottawa home. Miss Bug, who was seen with the guts said she found them and was taking them to the officials. The investigation continues.
Pink baby in the morgue

Friday, May 6, 2011

Dogs from around the world

This is my friend Hugo. Even though I hadn't seen him in 3 years, he clearly remembered me and remembered what a good belly scratch I gave as he kept bugging me for them!

Bali is full of dogs (that look stray but may actually be pets). Everyone has one. They are all about the size of Lee. It made me miss my girl!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go away

Not because I don't like walking in the rain or am bothered by getting wet. It is because I am tired of wiping muddy puppy paws! Thank goodness we don't have carpet any more.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A good role model?

One of my friend’s ,Cathy, asked if she could bring her son over to be around my dogs as he has developed a fear of them. Besides, coming to my house is cheaper than going to a petting zoo!

Gemi and Nin were great. Lee, maybe wasn’t the best role model. Not because she was aggressive or anything but because she barked and barked and barked and it was very loud!

I am not sure Graeme likes dogs any better!
Gemi checking out baby Violet

Graeme going near Lee (who was quiet when she had her raw hide!)

Lee wondering why this little person was crying.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A New Toy Box

The box and our paw towel
As I have entered my mid-30s and have not been a student for nearly 4 years (which after 15 years of post secondary education is a life time) and I have a career (meaning I actually make more money than I need to pay tuition), it has been my goal to slowly create a more adult home.

Another step was taken this week when I replaced a white plastic laundry basket with a new toy box.
We will see how long this lasts. Miss Bug saw me take toys from it and then was trying to get into it! Maybe she will forget!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A nice spring day

Between rain showers we had a beautiful day. The pups and I took some time to play in the backyard.

I remember a time I had grass and not as many holes in the yard. I wonder if that will ever happen again as the owner of a Hailey Bug.

LeeLee outside with a toy I said she could take out, beside one of her holes.

Gemi checking out a hole
Lee trying to decide if the fish needs to go in the hole.