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
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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
Friday, November 21, 2008
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
Monday, November 17, 2008
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
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
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.
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
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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.
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?
Monday, November 3, 2008
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!
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.