Monday, May 26, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Today I brought Boss over to my friend's house and the three of us went exploring down at the ravine. It was a gorgeous day and we spent two hours just wandering around on trails. Boss loved it, scurrying around taking in all the sights and smells.
We cut through the little neighbourhood park and Boss was scared of these stairs but after some coaxing he ran up them with no problems. We followed this trail at first which led to this dead end but at least we got a pretty picture out of it. The dirty river in which we wanted to see some wildlife but only saw ducks and a frog. We were hoping to see a beaver but couldn't find any dams.That little green splotch near the edge of the water is the cute little frog we found. On one of the trails we stumbled across this cool log bridge thing and Boss just bounded across like it wasn't even there, so I made him go back so we could take a picture :P
It was a great day minus the bugs that thought it would be a brilliant idea to fly into my mouth, yuck. Tomorrow we're off to the mall to buy a birthday present, so that should be something to do at least.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
For the first time in four months, I have a foster puppy again!! Only to babysit for a week, but still it has been a welcome change in the house. It's funny how having a dog again puts everyone in a better mood.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
the CN Tower (the little black specks would be the dogs):a park by the CBC building where the puppies took a break (I think Wylie's trying to tell me she doesn't want to be photographed):and finally, the Hockey Hall of Fame (again, Wylie with the sticky out tongue):
We then stopped for lunch, where Boss helped Sam with her banking.
Through the course of the day, we had several interesting conversations with people about the program and the puppies. All you puppy raisers know the "routine" Q&A we normally have, but today we managed to run into and have rather long conversations with people who had different questions. Amongst these were a couple from England who raised eight dogs for GDBA (my personal favourite of the day), a lady who wanted to leave her estate to Dogguides, some very enthusiastic Disney store employees ("Feel free to come back whenever you want!!! The puppies are more than welcome here!" :)) and two friends, one who fell in love with Wylie and the other who was insistent that Boss was going to attack him (while the big goof was lying bellyup for a quick snooze).
We finished off the day with a quick visit to Dee's to see West, Wylie's brother. It was quite fun and the three puppies had tons of fun chasing each other around the backyard.
And lastly, a cute one of winking Wylie:At the end of the day, I was exhausted ( since I woke up at the early, early hour of 9), and we had walked for 6 hours all around downtown although I couldn't have had a better time talking and laughing with Sam. Yay for awesome reunions!
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Science Centre Adventures!
Sam: I hope I'm doing this right!
Me: Well as long as her future handler's not an expert in ancient mayan writing, I think you're good.
All the pups in front of my favourite exhibit-a really old tree!
Sam and Amy working on lacing shoelaces with altered vision.
The giant with the two tiny dogs.
Look at Junie's ADORABLE feathery tail!
Fielder and I :)
Sam, me and AmyB
Cliff the exhibitionist!
Sam and Junes Smooshyface Hobbes
Fielder and Junie on the stairs outside
And finally, at the end of a long but very enjoyable day of walking around with our best friends and being exposed to new situations, Fielder passed out....As every puppy raiser knows, a tired puppy is a good puppy!