Sunday, November 16, 2014

We Will Be Back by Hailey and Zaphod


Lady and Man are abandoning us for 87 million days. They are going on a grand European Adventure and leaving us here to rot. [Editors Note: The pets are all being left in the care of people who adore them and if anything will provide better care for them, so don't buy this sad story].

While Man and Lady are away we won't be blogging and we won't be able to visit all of you. Lady says she is going completely off the grid!

But don't worry, we will be back before Christmas (Lady guess we will be back around December 8 if she has her head screwed on by then). We will have all our adventures to share and get to catch up with all of you and be ready for all the December holidays!

We know a lot of our Blogville friends are facing hard times right now. Know we are thinking of you. 

Talk to you soon in people time, forever in dog time.

Hailey and Zaphod, the dogs who are about to be abandoned. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Delay in Blog Post as Had to Go to the Post

Would Lady notice if I borrowed something?
We are posting our blog later than we intended today as we have been busy.

First we had to help our Lady wrap some gifts for some special friends. See we got Dory and the Boyz from http://dorysbackyard.blogspot.ca in the Christmas gift exchange. Because we are going to be MIA for a few weeks (on Monday we will tell you all about it), we wanted to make sure it went out.

Great wrapping job Lady, my gal Dory is
gonna love this stuff! 
Once it was all wrapped, we sent Lady to town to mail it. She said it was so silly mailing it. First, there was a big line. Then, US customs have changed how things have to be done. The Mail Lady had to enter all the info about everything that was in the package (very specific and estimated dollar values)  into the computer so customs has that now before they have the package. I guess this way they can flag suspicious packages. Then the Lady had to write out what she just told the Mail Lady (why they can't just print that out and have her sign it is beyond her).  She hopes Dory and the Boyz don't peak at the customs slip cause it says what is in it without even having to open it!

Lady also learned that if it is over 1 kg, you have to express post it. No slow mail (now that is just to make the $$$$ and is silly). At any rate, she got it all taken care of and sent off before her appointment at the human hair stealers. Regardless of how silly the mail system is, we are so excited to be sending a gift to our friends. We hope they enjoy it!





Friday, November 14, 2014

Lady's Defence: Why the Pups Didn't Join Me at PetExpo

Here is why I was the worst Lady ever and didn't take my dogs with me to PetExpo.

1) I did it as part of a day of fun with my sister. We went for lunch and did some other errands after. If the pups were with me, I wouldn't be able to have that fun.

2) It was a long drive away. It was in the South end of the city about an hour and a bit from our place. Most of you know that the car is very stressful for Phod and we do limited his rides (he needs very expensive meds that aren't that great for him to go in the car).

3) I wanted to enjoy the actual expo. While I believe Phod would have been well behaved, I can't say the same for Hailey. She does much better off leash in large groups like this. I tried to picture me with the two of them, I wouldn't have gotten to pick up one sample as I was dragged through the event. Perhaps if the Man wanted to come he could control Hailey better (I am not at all bitter that I do the bulk of the work with Hailey and she is better behaved for him, no not one bit). I don't think it would be as enjoyable with them.

That is my defence!

The terrible Lady who does nothing good with her pups!

Here are the faces of the hard done by:



Thursday, November 13, 2014

The First Bowser Box

At PetExpo one of the first booths I visited was the Bower Box one. I have looked and looked at getting a subscription box for awhile. All the blog reviews of  these have me envious. The Man has been saying our dogs don't need it (let's be honest, despite what they may say, the need nothing, so in a way he is right, but don't tell him that!). I took advantage of his not being there and Aunt C's encouragement to sign up for 3 months (to give it a try). By signing up for 3 months, we got a free box.

Here is Phod checking it out. (He was so excited it was cute, I wish I had captured it on vide).



I know the pups are looking forward to trying all the new things (as well as all the samples from PetExpo as shown yesterday!)



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We Remember

At the 11th hour of the 11th Day we pause to remember those who were willing to make the ultimate sacrfice so we could live in a better world.  We remember those who were lost and those who lived with scars that would never heal.

We are proud to have an active member in the Canadian Forces, Uncle Chris (cousin Emma's dad). We are happy he is currently at home, but know the dangers for our soldiers are still high in Canada. Today we salute 3 Canadian soldiers who were killed recently at home: Warrant Office Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who were killed on Canadian soil by madmen and  Private Steven Allen who was killed in a training exercise. 

Lest We Forget

The following have been borrowed from social media. We are sorry we could not find the sources of these very moving images. 



Monday, November 10, 2014

Mischief Monday - But Halloween is OVER!

Lady was out all day yesterday and came back smelling of other dogs but with lots of treats, so it was easy to forgive her until . . . . . until she opened the bag with these . . . . .



Phod will need some strap added to his as nothing is ever big enough for him


She had to stop at the pet store for some supplies and these were on clearance ($4.97 each) so she decided to buy for next year.

If this wasn't bad enough, she was also out all day because she and Aunt C went to PetExpo, and we didn't get to go!

We will share more about that later this week.