Monday, February 28, 2011

A Little Spitfire

Who would have known the first day when we met shy, quiet Molly...

...that she would turn into a little spitfire!

Nothing holds her back now!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Weekend Cuteness

We didn't want to leave you hanging for the weekend without a look at our newest little cutie - Lemmy.  If you are a fan on Facebook (and if you aren't, you are missing out on lots of cute pics taken with our trusty iPhones, not to mention updates so you'll know when to check out the blog) you will have already met him.

And if that isn't cute enough, you should hear him sleeping. He has the cutest (and quietest!) little snore. The little guy was pretty tuckered by the end of the day.  I tried to get a picture of his "tired" look but he kept perking up his ears.  You'll just have to trust me that it is heart melting.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Born for the Snow

I've been trying harder to take pictures of new dogs for pictures for the board.  I still need to work on getting them printed faster though.  :)

Yesterday was Charlie's second visit so I took him out by himself for some photos.

My fingers felt frostbitten in about 2 minutes but he was all smiles and delight. 

When we were done, I came back in and snuggled up with a warm dog.  He stayed outside and wrestled with a friend.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I Heart Mutts

I don't think it is much of a secret how much I like mutts.

Purebreds are nice too (don't get me wrong!), but I love the way with mutts you never know what you are going to get.  Are they going to be big or small? Which breed's personality will they most resemble?  What weird and wonderful way will their coat look?

What is in Chinga's heritage is anyone's guess.

I'm sure her unique looks is a conversation starter wherever she goes.  We had fun today trying to guess what she was based on the sound of her bark (she sounds like a schnauzer!), her looks and her personality.  We didn't have much consensus.  :)

Did you know you can get your dog's DNA tested to find out what what breeds they are made up of?  I doubt it is very accurate, but it might be fun just for a laugh if you have a mystery mutt.  There are a few different ones that you can try.  Here are a few I found through google:

  1. DNA My Dog
  2. Wisdom Panel
  3. Dog DNA
If anyone has done had the test done, or gets one done in the future, we'd sure like to hear the results!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Turnip Time

Warning:  The Turnip from Ruffwear can cause:

Funny expressions...

...big smiles...

...and crazy ears.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Staying Warm

I'm not sure if Dior is keeping Amanda warm, or Amanda is keeping Dior warm. Either way, Dior sure looks cozy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


We received some sad news the other day.  Shelby was only going to be coming to daycare one more time.

Some dogs just stop coming without a word and we have no idea why - maybe they move, maybe the family's situation has changed, maybe they decided to go to the competition, maybe...

We really grow to love all the dogs that come to daycare and we really appreciate the chance to say goodbye.  We get pretty attached to all of them!

Shelby has been coming every Friday for a few years.  We are going to miss her!  Thanks for giving us a chance for one last snuggle with her!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentines Pals

Dexter and Chip not only look alike but are best buds aswell. :)
Happy Valentines Day! 
Don't forget to come on down and buy a Chocolate Heart for your loved ones today-
all proceeds to Windy City Canine Rescue!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Milo shows off his Ninja moves to Oscar.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bubble Gum Bubble

Dozer really enjoys the big pink ball from Planet Dog.  He walks around all day like this.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2 vs. 1

Archie vs. Milo and Savannah....
You'd be surprised to know that Archie won!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Difference of Opinion...

Most of the dogs love the snow and will play outside as much as we allow them. 
This is the face I got when I asked Taylor if she wanted to come in yet....

Shelby was also quite content to be out in the snow...

Legend will actually sleep out in the snow- often he is completely covered in snow! 
and little Shepherd baby Journey had a great time plowing through the snowbanks
(and was very helpful while I was shoveling...)
Archie, not so much... :)
He wants to move somewhere warm. 

Monday, February 7, 2011


We may not be enjoying yet another bunch of snow- but the dogs sure are!!!! They had a GREAT time playing in the yard today.

Cody, Milo, and Gus bringing up the front, and Ben and Archie in the back

Norman took the opportunity to eat some snow. :)

and Jackie waits for me to throw another snowball...

More pictures to come tomorrow! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Day of Cute

Everyday we have cute dogs, but on Wednesday this week it seemed as though they were extra cute. :)

Soleil who spent the day making friends and cuddling on our laps. 

Karma, who thinks she's the princess. :)

Charlie- who was cute, and feisty. He had a great first day! 

Sadie- who is adorable and very sweet. 

Big brother Spud who is a wild man and plays non stop. 

and Nox, who may not fit in the "small and cute"  category but he is still very cute!!! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dog of the Month- February


Perkins was very excited to hear that he was dog of the month. 
Only because he knows that there was a new squeaky toy in the package. :)

Don't forget to enter your dog each time they come to daycare- the drawbox is on the counter!