Monday, February 28, 2022

Mischief Monday - A Night of Tap Dancing - by Phod

Last Tuesday, we had a bit of a freezing rain storm. Around 10 pm the power went out.  Lady was in bed asleep and was very confused to be woken up by the sounds of us trying to get into the bedroom and Man making a fire. She got up, got her phone and set it as an alarm. The peeps have a device free bedroom, except the Kobo is occasionally allowed, and have an old school alarm clock.

A picture the Lady took in the pitch black with her phone of me pacing

The Man decided to sleep on the couch so he could keep the fire going.

Around 1:30 am the power came back on. The Man moved back to bed. The rest of the night it flickered on and off. 

As you may know, I hate when the power goes out. While Hailey settled in the first 30 minutes, I spent the whole night pacing around, on and off the bed. Because we have a laminate flooring in the bedroom, Lady said it sounded like I was tap dancing all night. 

Needless to say, we were all very tired in the morning and while some of us had to work, some of us spent the entire day sleeping.

Friday, February 25, 2022

FFF Nature Friday - Big Birds

It is an exciting day of the month when Rosy's Nature Friday and Aunty-Yam's Final Fiction Friday both occur.

Christmas is long gone.

 Thanksgiving is far away.

Dinner is outside.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Winter Playtime - by Phod

Dear pals,

While you know Precious and I are BFFs, in the winter, it is not safe for her to come outside. She would get lost in the snow. So in the winter, I have a disc. 

I love to play with my disc. I love to chase it and try to rip it apart. Come play with me!

Look up!

Look left!

Roll break!

Trot down the driveway

Climb out of the deep snow

Enjoy the view

Trot some more

Play tug with Lady and refuse to give up the disc.
Know she cheats, she always gives a big kiss on the nose to get me to let go.
That is the part of the game I don't like!

Thanks for playing with me!

Your pal, Phod the great fetcher

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Tasty Tuesday - Routine

 We have our peeps well trained. On the rare occasion they both leave the house, we get a greenie as they leave.

We sit very well to wait for them to get ready to go.

Look we are sitting so cutely!

Hurry up, waiting is too hard! It looks so good!

You aren't ready yet?

Getting the greenie is almost the best part of them leaving. The best part really is . . . . . .

when they come back and we get to run outside!

Do you have a leaving ritual?

Monday, February 21, 2022

Mischief Monday - I Figured it Out - by Phod

Dear pals,

Recently, Lady ordered a touch-less garbage pail like our Grammie has. At Grammie's while I sniffed it, I never opened it. 

I am proud of myself

Lady had lined the cans up in a row. The second morning she came into the kitchen to find an empty corn chip bag sitting in front of the can. I had figured out how to open it and get stuff out. She was proud of me but then she turned the can so it was behind our food container (which we never try to get into) and had the recycling can beside it. When both people go out, the can goes on the counter. 

New can configuration


So far, I haven't shown any interest in the can as it is. Maybe I am bidding my time!

A very smart Phod

Friday, February 18, 2022

Nature Friday - The Best Neighbours

Thanks to Rosy for hosting Nature Friday.

The Man put some carrots and apples (and celery which they don't like) out at the feeder and last week we had more visits by our favourite neighbours! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Throwback Thursday - So Embarrassing by Lee

 Dear pals,

While Lady was over at Grammie's she helped her go through some boxes and in it, she found an old calendar she had made.

One of the pictures of me was so embarrassing I can't look.

If you have anything in your mouth, you want to swallow it or risk getting your device wet.


The first time I was dressed up:

I can't even!  It is amazing I haven't been more destructive over the years as I have to put up with that!

your pal the humiliated Hailey

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Trouble on a Tuesday - by Phod

 Dear pals,

While the craziness that is Ottawa continues, Lady is home. It has only been taking her about 30 minutes to cross the bridge (which should be about 4 minutes) so it is doable. Also, she 'hibernating' this week, meaning she and the Man are off work.

The other night, cozy TV time was interrupted when our satellite dish was acting up. The Man cut the power from the TV and dish and then turned it back on, 87 million a couple of time. Even though all the other lights and things stayed on, I got scared. I don't like the sound things make as they turn back on.

First, I had to be on super high alert, even though the Man had turned it back on and was sitting down.

Then, after he tried it for a second time, I had to sit on my Lady

Finally, after he had tried 87 million  2-3 times, I was able to settle, but I was still on alert! I had a hard time relaxing. 

It turns out it was just a temporary glitch in the dish and it came back on all by itself (while Man was on the phone with the provider). Also, it didn't matter in that moment as the peeps were watching Netflix.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Nature Friday - Oh Deer!

Recently, on days Lady was home and working, someof her favourite neighbours dropped by. The deer!

Lady says for how cold and deep into winter we are, she was happy to see the deer looking so healthy!

Thanks Rosy for letting us share our deer!

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Thankful Thursday - New Disc! by Phod

 Dear pals,

Some other doggy came and ripped apart my discs. I maintain, even if the peeps claim to have watched me, it wasn't me. 

They ended up looking like this:

(I left them outside so it easier to find them.)

Lady went onto the computer and ordered me a new one!

Here are some pictures from my first day playing with it. It was a chilly morning -21C/-8F without the windchill!

First, I had to wait while the Man gave it to me.

For the record, I am not pawing at him, he asked me to wave.

Then I got to chase it!

Then to make it mine, I rolled on it.

Then back to playing before heading in to warm up! 

I hope some other doggy doesn't come an break this one too!

Your fetching pal, Phod

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Lunch Walks

 Hi pals,

Sometimes on lunch, when it isn't way to cold, we get to walk, off leash (or drag a leash) down the road.

Come with us!

Keep up!

I wasn't trying to eat frozen poop!

Wait for me!

Here we go!

Lady can't keep up!