Friday, November 28, 2008


Ryder has an amazing ability to relax amongst the chaos around him. I took these photos about 1 second apart. I could have continued but the battery died and you would have been stuck with watching Ryder sleep for 15 minutes. So the dead battery is probably a good thing!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

More bumps

We couldn't resist!

Puppies are Brats

Meet Pixel, Amanda's newest family member. She is the cutest baby corgi I've ever seen and definitely the most gorgeous. She usually just plays for a few hours every morning.

And now we get to the brat part... Good thing Daisy likes her!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Upside Down

Apple always seems to get into these weird and wonderful positions while playing. She keeps all the dogs on their toes because they never know what she is going to do next.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Playing in Three's

It seems to be really hard for 3 dogs to play well together, unless they are playing tug-a-war. That being said, Brodie (shepherd cross), Maggie Mae (lab) and Rudy (cattle dog) did a pretty good job of it... The two boys were both trying to play with Maggie Mae, who in turn did her best to keep them both entertained.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bumps on a Log

We got a new couch the other day. I think they are enjoying it, although it could be a little bigger.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Full Week

Well it has happened... We were full EVERY DAY this week! Phew. With more dogs comes: less time for taking pictures and blogging (have you noticed?) and everyone's favourite, more cleaning! :)

While we've been getting busier, we've been doing lots of talking about what needs to change now that we are turning dogs away most days. While we still haven't found a good solution (I'm not sure there is a perfect one out there), we are getting closer to making some decisions and some changes. You'll be the first to know when anything changes!

And so this isn't all dry and boring, I leave you with a cute collage of pictures of Shandi (Beagle) and Rooney (Doodle) having fun. Click on the image to see full size.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Chip and Charlee

Sitting still. A rare moment!

Monday, November 17, 2008

First Visits

We implemented a new policy a little while ago - new dogs have to come on their first day on either a Monday or a Tuesday. We do this because Monday and Tuesday are our quieter days and it is easier on the new dogs when there aren't 35 other wild and crazy dogs racing around.

Today we had two new dogs - Kyeli, a very sweet border collie who left before I got the camera out and Maggie, a young westie who didn't really enjoy having her picture taken - she was too busy making new friends.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Weekend Visitor

Have you started preparing for Christmas yet? Well it has been on my mind lately and I started to worry about what Chewy would do when we close the daycare over the holidays. She has never lived anywhere else (well that may not be exactly true, but she was still just a kitten when she was dropped off at the daycare as a stray) but we knew she would be pretty darn lonely even if someone visited her every day.

So Chewy had her first adventure in a home. There was a whole lot of hissing and growling going on last night between her and my own cat Lu, but they seemed to have worked out an agreement. As long as Chewy stays out of Lu's line of sight, they are happy. :) It is pretty funny to watch Lu walk into the room, oblivous of Chewy and then suddenly spot her.

Ironically enough, Chewy just wants to be friends with Lu and will actually try and lay down close to her, but she wants nothing to do with Coulee and Lacey. Maybe she is finally starting to figure out she is a cat and not a dog.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pretty Portraits

At least that was supposed to be the theme of the post today. The dogs had other ideas...

Doogan thought he'd show you his fun side.

Paden wanted to show you his good side.

Taz thought his tongue was worth photographing.

Levi thought he'd show you his wild side.

Logan wanted you to check out his pearly whites.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Baby Atlas

Atlas is still just a baby but he is growing up fast.

We have a feeling he'll be the size of Paden once he's full grown.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Holiday Schedule

Just a quick reminder that we will be open for Indoor Dog Park on Sunday from 11-1. We will also be open as usual on Monday but we will be closed on Tuesday in honour of Remembrance Day. Have a good weekend!

Friday, November 7, 2008

For me?

This is the scene at the gate every time the door buzzer goes off in the afternoon. They are all curious to know if it is their mom or dad here to get them.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Not Quite

Remember Elroy?

I'm not sure why, but I'm a little obssessed with him. It could be because there aren't a lot of coonhounds around. Or it could be because of his laid-back personality. Or maybe it is his striking good looks. Regardless, I'm still on the hunt for the perfect photo - this is close, but his face isn't quite in focus.

Better luck next time.

Say Cheese

Often when taking pictures we'll just call a dog's name, they will turn and look and we'll snap off a quick photo. This works with about 50% of the dogs. The other 50% come running and then are too close so you can't get anything. Can you tell who does what?



The Mighty Hunter

Hunter is a new little guy that I think we'll be seeing a lot of in the future. He fit in with the gang with no problems at all. He was confident from the start and I'm sure went home a very tired boy. He hasn't learned to pace himself yet!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Women in Business

Do you have plans for the evening of Tuesday November 18? If not, why don't you grab a friend and come down to the Showcase of Women in Business. The event is for men and women to attend but all the businesses at the tradeshow are owned or managed by women. It is held at the Lethbridge Lodge from 5 - 9 p.m. There are lots of door prizes and tonnes of great things to buy. Come on down and get some early Christmas Shopping done. And while you are there, pop by and say Hi!

Outdoor Dog Park

We had our first Indoor Dog Park yesterday but it turned into an Outdoor Dog Park because it was sooo nice out.

The dogs had tonnes of fun and I hope the people did too.

The Indoor Dog Park will be open every Sunday from 11-1 until Spring. The cost is just $5. For more information you can visit our website.