Welcome to Puppies and Life! This blog is about my life as a teenage puppy raiser...enjoy!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

You've Got A Friend In Me

12:05 a.m. : Fielder staying up with me as I do my rather procrastinated geography project that is due the next day

1:12 a.m. : DONE!!! Now we can go to--no wait, still have to do religion homework. Darn.

p.s. Guess what movie the song in the blog title is from!!!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Oshawa: Where Only Creepy Old Men Shop

Since Fielder looked like this today: He unfortunately could not partake in our mini puppy outing...fortunately for me, Missy had an extra puppy that I could borrow...my first time with my very own lab! We went to the Oshawa Centre and nearly got molested while waiting for four hours for the Amy's to show up....only creepy old men shop at the OC!!!

Missy had to stop by another store first though, and left me in the car with the two dogs (which would explain the weird looks people parked next to us gave me), so of course I took about a billion pics.

Maggie and Tetley- in the second pic I combined their faces!!

When the Amys finally showed up, we walked around the mall, ate lunch, and ran away from scary old men.

And I would like to add that I don't appreciate everyone making fun of me for looking like a midget with a big dog like Zoom instead of a small dog like Petey/Fielder. And Maggie does NOT weigh more than me!!!!! Shut up!!!!!

Amy's being an underwear model....Zoom is nakey-er than Amy (thank god)

Tetley, Maggie and Fielder playing in my backyard.

Fielder in his new collar! It matches Patty's, Polaris', Junie's and Yukon's!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Downtown Toronto <3

A beautiful night in the best city in the whole entire world!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

No Dog? What?

It is so peaceful and quiet around here!!!!! It DEFINITELY sucks not having a puppy....I can't even remember the last time I was at home without a puppy. Weird.
But the good news is that we called the vets today and they said the surgery (tooth extraction and NEUTERATION haha kelle) was a success! Yay! We will be picking him up on Saturday....in the meantime, Missy offered to lend us Tetley (Petey's ex-girlfriend) for a day, but my mom laughed in my face when I asked her...so...that would be a no.
But some more good news? I went to the dentist today and I don't have any cavitites!! Yippee!!! But boo, their dog wasn't there =( And neither was mine...double boo.

Despite the Fielder absence, I am in a very good mood tonight as it is GREY'S night!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


XRAYS CLEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wooohooo!!!!!! I wasn't too concerned with this, since the Jacks aren't as prone to hip D and such that much, but it is still a huge relief that we're over one hurdle already!!!!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

It's His One-Month-Before-His-Half-Year-Birthday BIRTHDAY!!

aka he's five months old today! Happy five months Fieldy!

Today is also one year to the day I brought the little Petesters home! I miss him lots ='( But I'm glad to know that he is doing well in the kennels so far! That's my boy :)

So today we embarked on quite the adventure. Someone had the bright idea to make Fielder's vet appointment at 9:40...which meant I had to wake up at eight. EIGHT!!!! On a Saturday!!!!! Which sucked. But we did get there half an hour early, and luckily, there was nobody waiting, so we were seen right away :)

But anyways, the reason we were going was because Fielder had broken his upper right canine and we were going to go get it looked at. As it turns out, it is fine, as it is loose enough that the adult tooth will probably be able to push it out. But if it doesn't, the vet will take it out on Thursday (when Fielder is getting the snipsnip ;) ) along with....his manly bits.

And there was this really weird thing that Fielder did in the examining room...he made a few rounds, then sat in a corner and stared at me....is that normal? Like, does everybody's dog do that? Or is Fielder just a freak?

Thursday, January 18, 2007

February 25, 2006 -3 months, 10 days old

Petey gets his head stuck in the top of my garbage can...
And clearly, instead of getting it off i have to take a picture....

Sunday, January 14, 2007


FINALLY!!! THE SNOW IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Fielder's Growing Up!

Well Fielder certainly is growing up, both physically and mentally. He is learning his commands pretty quickly, and has mastered a lot of them, except for some difficulty with down.

He has grown a LOT physically- living with him, I hadn't really realized this, but looking back at the pictures from his first days, compared to now, he's like a GIANT! umm..a giant...mini poodle..that is..
October 1, 2006

January 2, 2007

October 1st, 2006 -- January 6, 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007

Tip of the Day

Even if you wake up groggy, disoriented, and depressed on the first day of school after Christmas break cause your puppy is gone and you haven't seen this side of noon since two weeks ago, you should probably try to concentrate on putting your clothes on right.

Because if you don't you might just find out during FOURTH period, that that tank top you put on under your uniform? Might be on backwards AND inside out. And then the whole class might laugh at you. And then half the class might ask if that was the top that they too had gotten from Bluenotes for ten bucks. And then you might be a little embarassed.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


This morning we dropped Petey off at Breslau. It wasn't as bad as I thought, I guess... I only cried before we left and on the ride home, and at home :P ....I nearly cried when it was time to leave, when it really hit me that I was probably only ever going to see Petey once again, at the most, maybe.

The saddest part was that he was so eager to go into the crate and chew on the bone that he didn't even want to give me a kiss goodbye or anything. I was so happy to see that he was happy though. The worst part definitely was when we were leaving, and he stopped chewing his bone, popped up and kinda was like 'Hey! Where ya goin??', and it was so hard to leave while he was staring at us.
Right now the sadness kinda comes and goes....I"m sure tonight will be the saddest cause we usually cuddle before bedtime :( It feels really different without him, and the house is a lot quieter. I don't think Fielder realizes Petey isn't coming back, so he's sjut enjoying the new stuffie we got him today.
Keep your fingers crossed, tmr is his medicals! :) Best of luck Petey! We love you!!!!

Saturday, January 06, 2007


This is NUTS- we're all psychotic, we really are. Why do we even do this....we get puppies for a year, make them the most important things in our lives, housebreak them, socialize them, fall in love with them....and then give them back.

Ever since Petey was a teeny little puppy, people have been asking me: "Aren't you going to miss him? How are you going to give him back?" And I reply with the standard "Well it's for a good cause, and you know what you're getting into....besides, you just get a new puppy after!" You promise yourself you're not going to love the puppy with your whole heart- you know he's not "yours". But logic never does control the heart or the emotions, really. Petey is my first dog, and everyone says the first is the hardest to let go of. Though it's not as bad as I thought it would be, it's still the saddest I've been in a VERY long time.

This sucks.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Sleepover in HIcksville

On Thursday we GO trained it out to Oshawa- as far into the hicks as the transit system will go, and AmyG and Zoom and Amy's mom was there to greet us. (p.s. Aims I love you for asking the GO train man if you had missed our train before it was even the scheduled time for us to arrive)

Though it was a very fun trip indeed, I couldn't help but but feeling a bit depressed, not only because of the massive amount of homework I was to face when I got home, but because this is Petey's last big trip out with me. I decided to take only Petey as it would be easier on the 2 hour transit back and forth, and to have some quality time with Petes. When I first got him, I was amazed at how fast we whipped through the "firsts"- the first loose tooth, the first mall trip, the first bath, etc. And now it sucks because we're going through "the lasts" just as quickly- the last mall trip, the last bath, the last, the last, the last....it sucks a LOT.

But it's impossible to be depressed for very long around the two Amy's- not that they are fun, it's just that I am very busy keeping an eye on them and their shenanigans! It was a night full of Grey's Anatomy, snack eating, Amy-hitting, snorty laughing, and double-chin naming fun. Below follows some pics:

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

the hardest part...

is knowing that they'll be gone in a certain number of days...its like some sick sort of countdown, except usually you look forward to the day you're counting down to....ya, not so much this one.

The past few days has been a time of very conflicted emotions....sad that he's leaving, but excited to see where he goes...worried about what's going to happen after he leaves but knowing its the right time for him to go.

The worst part is that in knowing that you have a limited time left, you want to remember every moment, memorize their scent, the pattern their fur swirls around in, but knowing that in time the memories will fade and the stupid camera won't even capture what you want it to.

But the very best part is knowing that soon you will (hopefully) be attending a grad to see your little baby all grown up and doing the job he was born to do..