Abby and Ryan understand - Abby has moved at least 7 times with me in the past 7 years. Ryan is probably up to 5 or so.
Maybe it's best to learn from babies.
I read Loic this book the other night. Look at the valuable life lesson:
Also, take joy in the simple things in life. I wish chewing on tupperware made me this happy.
Abby listened to the puppy: she forgot she was stressed out and started playing. Ryan did, too, a second after this photo...but then there was too much chaos to take another photo.
Loic looks more like an old man than a baby in his "comfy cozy housecoat".
I've lived in Erika and Rob's suite for the past 2 years and it's been the best living situation. I'm very sad to move out...but my work contract is up (after 4.5 years) and it's time for some major life changes. I've loved being able to go upstairs and visit so easily, and loved being such a big part of the family. I'm pretty sure the neighbours think we are polygamous since we refer to me as the "second wife".
So my last day of work is Friday and I go traveling for a few months a few days after that. Abby and Ryan are staying with my parents - this will be the longest I've ever left them and it will be hard.
On a side note, this is the huge cat that I took care of for the last two nights. He sucked on my hair all night. It was weird.
Tryp was my roommate Ffion's foster dog and was adopted back in 2006. We thought he was around 8 years old at the time. He found a wonderful home and his owners recently came across this blog and sent me an update!
"He is quite heathy, active and a happy boy. He has slowed down this past year..tho eager to go walking every morning...it's always a hour half to 2 hour walk....it's the after supper walks that he might tell me...ahh...no...nope want to stay on the couch tonight thanks. I let him tell me how much or far we should go...he knows clearly what I mean when I say ok buddy what you you think...should we head home now?....9 times out of ten its No..no not yet! So far he is not limited in anything we can do.....just a bit slower...I hate to admit to myself that he has slowed down at all...but no denying he is getting older. I wish everyone had the experience of having a great dog like Tryp...we love him to bits!"
It is so nice to hear that he's doing great :) What a happy ending for Tryp.
They're Lululemon Dog Runner pants and I've wanted them for years...but every time I realize they have them in stock, they sell out before I can get any. I don't usually like buying clothes online without ever trying them on first. Hopefully these will fit well. They are lined with warm tights and are water repellent - both important things when you are walking in the evening and it looks like this out:
Abby stopped weight bearing on her right hind leg (the non-surgery leg) yesterday. Ugh. It happened suddenly while she was chasing a ball. Today she is still limping but seems to be weight bearing a bit. Please let it just be a minor strain....
I guess I shouldn't have been doing this kind of stuff with her in the past couple of weeks. It's just so hard to restrict her exercise when she seems (seemed) to be walking and running normally.
Ryan is more sensible. His hind feet never leave the ground.
What? Two posts in two days? Unheard of. I just happened to uncover some more forgotten photos from this summer (new faster laptop = more fun looking through photos)
Maybe looking at nice summer photos isn't a good idea when it's horrible and grey outside!
Happy dogs on said hike.
Adorable Maelle at the farm this summer
Cropped from the photo is Erika's iced coffee from that evil fast food restaurant that shall not be named. We both got so addicted to the $1 iced coffees that we spent hours discussing the highs, the lows, how to replicate them at home if possible, why we were so addicted, when the price would go up, when we'd each had our last fix....etc.
Loic loves 'milking the cow'
Just in case anyone was wondering what "hard eyes" look like...this is them.
Abby makes herself pretty clear.
There are some log booms near my work where harbour seals hang out with their new pups. We went to see them..
and as we were driving away (slowly, and with a jet drive engine) we turned around and saw this.
He was clearly a brand new pup and was very confused...he was trying to nurse on the side of our engine!
We stopped the boat and he soon swam away and found his mum.
Adopting Abby in 2005 gave me a crash course on owning a high drive dog...I liked it so much that I adopted Border Collie puppy Ryan two years later.
These are the (no)tails of my adventures in agility, flyball, sheep herding, general training and daily life with two NuttyMutts....and with some pictures of sea lions and other aquatic life thrown in since I worked at an aquarium.