Monday, June 28, 2021

Mischief Monday - Rough Week

It has been a rough week here for my anxious dog, Miss Hailey Bug. We have had power outages, thunderstorms and fireworks. While we were hoping the occasional Valium would be enough to keep our calm, we have had to make the decision to also return her to prozac after a year and a half off it. She just gets herself so worked up, she can't regulate. She must destroy things while she is hyperventilating. 

Friday night was particularly bad as the neighbours had fireworks in the field across from the house, and there was some rain. As the Man had to get up to work at 5:30 on Saturday morning, I took the night shift.

We started in our closet, where she managed to get into the sewing kit before I joined her. We then ended up in the basement in the bathroom. Everything has been removed from this room. I pulled in a chair and held my Kobo in one hand and pet her with the other as she shook and tried to go through the wall. I just kept redirecting her.

After about an hour, I was tired, so I took the cushion off the chair and moved to the floor. I knew we were making progress when she sat on me. Not the most flattering pictures of either of us, (I am not sharing the worst lol!) but a true look at what living with an extremely anxious dog can look like.

After about another half hour, I think the combination of the fireworks clearly being done, and the meds, she had settled enough that I could move to the couch. This is where I slept with all the lights on while she went back upstairs with the Man. I stayed here until about the time Man had to get up for work, and then I moved back to the bed.  

Earlier in the week, after the power had been out for a few. hours and it was slightly windy and we think she thought the sound of me pulling up the garbage bin was thunder, she pulled things out of the garbage in my office to destroy them. You can click HERE (hopefully) for the video. I am in the process of changing my email address (it will now be kten19ATmeDOTcom) so am having issues syncing all the things! I will get it all sorted out.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Nature Friday - For Rosy

 Thanks to Rosy for hosting this hop.  Lady recently came across a wild rose and thought of you! 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

 Lady and Man had a great laugh because the day after they set up the scarecrow, even after he had run right up to it to get his ball, Phod noticed it. He barked and carried on. 

He has been startled by it a few other times! 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tongue Out Tuesday

 It was hot and I was so excited to be spending Father's Day with Grammie and the Big Guy! 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Mischief Monday -A Whole Lot Of Trouble

 First, there was thunder last week, and even though Man was home, somehow this happened.

Then the power was out for11 hours (starting in the night because of rain) and even when it came back, some of us were terrified. 

Then Lady and Man went out for dinner in a private skylight chalet. They look like this.

They had a wonderful time. 

Fireworks started before they got home. Harry Potter (the second time Harry has been a victim) and Death of a Saleman needed to not exist.

It is suppose to storm today. Both peeps are home. 🤞🤞🤞 we behave! 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Nature Friday - Wild Flowers

 Thanks to Rosy for hosting Nature Friday,

Here are some wild flowers from our yard. Lad is impressed with how everything keeps growing despite the dry conditions.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Postal Problems

Like 2 years ago Canada Post said we were getting a new mailbox. They sent keys. Lady kept the keys. Last week, with no warning a new box showed up. Lady's key didn't fit in any of the slots. She and Man tried many times. It was so boring to watch.

Turns out the keys then sent 8700 years ago weren't for this box and they had made a mistake in not giving us new keys. We were able to pick the new keys up at the grocery store the next day. Give Lady's online shopping problem, it is good it was only a problem for one day! 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Mischief Monday - Intruder!

 Dear pals,

On Friday our terrible internet died. Man spent a long time on the phone and they determined we needed a new modem. The Man drove the 45 minutes one way to pick up the modem. The new modem didn't work.

Man spent probably another 2 hours on the phone with them to determine it was not the modem but the line. They were able to send a tech the next day.

First this tech parked in our driveway. 

Then he walked around the house and did stuff in the yard.

Finally he came in and brought another new modem. We barked at him a lot but we're too scared to go downstairs to see him.

He was able to give us back our terrible internet and give some hints on how we maybe able to get slightly better internet. Apparently by the end of 2022 we will be able to get the best internet. Fingers crossed. 

After all that barking we had a fantastic nap. After more than 450 days of lockdown, it was a lot!

Friday, June 11, 2021

Nature Friday - The Forest Fire

On May 31 Lady and Man became aware of the constant sound of planes flying very low. This is not a usual sound.We walked to get the mail (and see what was going on) and we saw the smoke across the field. There was a fire! 

The first picture is one Lady took - you can see the smoke.

This next one is borrowed from Facebook that shows our lake and the fire. If you look to the left of the smoke you can see a point. That is around where we live.

Lady and Man then walked us to beach to watch the water bombers in action. It was amazing to watch these two planes drop into the lake, scoop up water, fly so low you were sure they were going to take out the top of a tree, fly to the fire, drop the water and then circle back to the lake. This whole process took about 2 minutes and went on for about an hour.

Click here if video doesn't work.

In case the video doesn't work, here are a few pictures.

We did not like being on the neighbour's dock and we really, really didn't like the planes being so low. Man took us back to the house while Lady stayed. 

We are happy to report their efforts were successful and the fire was quickly put out. No homes were destroyed or people injured. It was a reminder to us that we are not immune from this type of danger. May was the driest May in 75 years. The fire was somewhere between 1-2 km away (.6-1.2 mile). It did occur to Lady as she stood watching and chatting with the neighbours (because everyone was out) that maybe she should be packing for evacuation and not FaceTiming people to show them and making videos! However, it all turned out ok in the end and while it was cool we hope it is a long time before we get to watch the water bombers again.

Thanks to Rosy for organizing this hop.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Great Slowdown

First from yesterday - Lady was just texting the vet because there was an issue with our upcoming appointments and she had 'bullied' the receptionist to put us in the same appointment. Also, they are friends so they were just catching up! We are both a-okay!

Also Blogger would not let Lady comment yesterday. She tried all the things (which includes screaming HBO words). We did visit you all. Hi!


Hailey is the oldest dog we have had at age 11.5. (Loki died at 8 and Gemi at 6). While she is in good health and young at heart, she is starting to slow down.

She is living her best life and is loving her runs through the fields. Yamini asked if we have to worry about ticks and the answer is yes we do. They are on meds for them and we do a daily tick check. 

One day last week, Callie joined us in the field. Her kids left the door open and when she saw us she came running. We offered to bring her back after our walk. 

For the first time Hailey had a great up run with Callie.

She was all happy until Miss Callie caught her.

In her youth she was always the fastest. Now mY girl is slowing down. On one hand, this breaks my heart, but on the other it makes me happy because she is listening more and can have more freedom. For now we will just love her and let her live her best life. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tasty Tuesday- A Sweet Treat

 After years of hearing about other pups going for ice cream, we finally got to go! A new ice cream shop opened about 10 minutes away. 

We waited in the car with Lady while Man got the goods.

He returned and we couldn't even wait to get out of the car to try it!

The verdict?
Hailey loved it!
Phod was not sure. He was stressed being in the car but even after we returned home, he wouldn't eat it. Hailey thought this was great because she got 2 ice creams! 
We hope to go again soon! 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Mischief Monday - Too Scary - by Phod

 Dear pals,

I was enjoying a lovely evening stroll through the field when my boy came to join us. He is 5 and lives next door and we are good friends.

Now my boy brought a very scary monster with him. Lady and Man called it a remote controlled car.

It was too scary to be near so I kept my distance.

My boy is a nice boy and he cares very much and when he saw it was a bit scary for me the big orange dog, he picked it up and carried it. Then we could all walk together.

It was a much nicer walk together with friends!

Friday, June 4, 2021

Nature Friday - Trees

 Thanks to Rosy for hosting this hop.

Today we are sharing some of Lady's favourite trees.