Sunday, November 29, 2015

White Sunday

We got our first snow that stayed for 2 days this week. It is gone now, thank goodness!

Don't forget to send your pictures for our Festival of Lights. See the details HERE.  Feel free to be creative. No one who sends a photo will be left out!

The comments have been counted and by a slim margin Wounded Warriors - PTSD service dogs program has won. Don't worry, we have something planned for the Cat Rescue Network later this month . . .  details to follow! In the end both will win in different ways.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Confessions of a Dog Lady - I Bought Junk Food.

Last weekend, in all the chaos, I ran out of soft food for the dogs. They get a big table spoon with both meals. They both turn up their nose at dinner without it.

 The closest pet store that would have been open on Sunday was an hour away. I also knew looking at my schedule, I wasn't going to have time to get to the pet store until Thursday. (There is one 5 minutes from where I work part-time). While I pride myself on feeding the dogs high quality food, I made the decision to just get 2 cans of junk food from the grocery store.  I knew this would get us through until Thursday. I plan on getting rid of what is left once the good food enters the house.  I feel bad about it, but am sure for a few meals, they will live.

Have you ever been in a bind when it comes to pet food?

Don't forget to send a picture of your celebration of lights to us at We will announce the charity winner tomorrow!

Friday, November 27, 2015

FFHT - The Thanksgiving Edition

It is the last Friday of the month - that means it is time for Murphy and Stanley's FFHT.

After I ate all that turkey, I curled up in front of the fire and dreamed of my boyfriend Easy.  In my dream we went hunting and caught one of the wild turkeys I see every morning on my walk. We would make a great hunting team. We are both lean and great at reading things. Those turkeys wouldn't stand a chance.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Look I Got

First, thank you all for your support for our  upcoming event. You can read about it HERE. Some people have mentioned they don't have holiday lights. We ask you to be creative!

Secondly, Hailey was not impressed with me dancing in the kitchen, this is the unimpressed look I got. She stood with her ears like that. I think the judges on the dancing reality show are nicer!

Happy Birthday to the Big Guy! We love you!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Pals!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Shopping Around the World

We are thrilled to be participating in our first shopping around the world, brought to you by Bacon and Fozzie.  This months theme was 5 ingredients for a Thanksgiving Dinner. While we Canadian dogs celebrated in October, we thought we could still share the prices of some of our favourite Thanksgiving food.

The conversion of the Canadian Dollar (as of Monday this week):

$1 Canadian Dollar = .75 cents US (this makes us cry a little that it is so low!)  or $1.04 Australian Dollar  or .70 Euro or .49 British Pound

another conversion - 1 KG = 2.2 Pounds

First we have the best part - the Turkey - unfortunately Lady won't let us catch one, so we have to buy one. Turkey was $3.28 a kg.

A not great picture of the turkeys in our backyard

What turkey is complete without the stuffing. Cause the Lady can't eat gluten a loaf of her gluten free bread is $6.49. Highway robbery is you ask her.

Next up is the sweet potatoes. These are a new favourite in our house. They will set you back $1.29 a kg.

What meal isn't complete with something green. The beans were $6.15 a kg.

We are not pumpkin pie eaters in our house, we are apple pie ones. Macintosh apples were $4.99 a lb. Don't ask why they were sold by the pound in Canada. It is one of those mysteries, especially since they were products of Canada.

Thanks for shopping with us in rural Quebec, Canada. 

We hope all our American pals enjoy their Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PSA: Please Join Us

We are inviting all our pals to join us on Sunday, December 13, 2015 for our first festival of lights.

To participate please send a picture of your festival of lights to leeandphodATbellDOTnet no later than Friday, December 11, 2015. Please include you name(s) and your blog address.

For each participant we are going to make $1 donation to an animal related charity. I have it narrowed down to 2. Both are very meaningful to me, so I am having an very hard time deciding. I am  going to ask you all to help me pick. Please leave a comment about what charity you think we should support in this fundraiser. The charity with the most votes by whatever time I get to counting them on Saturday, will win.

The choices:

1) Wounded Warriors - PTSD Service Dog Program  

2) Cat Rescue Network Ottawa - To help Sponsor a Cat in Need

Please feel free to spread the word and thanks for participating! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Some Good News!

As last week was mischief week, we are replacing our regular Mischief Monday post with a good news one.

First, the Man is on the mend. He has stopped being sick and his body is recovering. We did a really good job at taking care of him. Lady even managed to cook so she didn't starve. (Note, we were only allowed in the guest room with him for a bit as some doggy likes to pee on the beds in there).

Helping the Man feel better

Second, the Lady (knock on wood) did get sick, which makes Man think he had food poisoning. This has us all happier than you can imagine. She is a worse patient then she is a nurse (which is hard to believe she can be worse at something once you see her nursing skills).

Third, some good news about  Grandmother. Being pragmatic asked her doctor the short and long term prognosis. She asked the doctor what she should prepare for. She has book club in 10 days, a great-grandchild coming in the spring and a grandchild getting married Labour Day. The doctor told her not to plan to attend book club (it appears she has pneumonia) but sees no reason why she won't be able to celebrate with her family next year. Thank you all for your POTP.

The week is starting better than it ended, so we are cautiously optimistic.