Monday, June 26, 2017

Mischief Monday - Storms

While on the 19th we talked about how the Lady went out for zip lining  but we didn't talk about the mischief this caused.

A short storm rolled in while the people were out. As she was alone, Hailey was forced to do the following:

It appears she tried to dig her way into the guest room. When asked about it, she was too busy stretching to answer. 

This past weekend was also hard for our girl. There was a combination of thunderstorms and fireworks as it was a national holiday in our province. She did better with the fireworks, but with the thunder she hid in the basement between the washer and drier and 

when she felt brave came up to be with us in the kitchen. Notice how far her little tail is tucked up. She was shaking so badly and refused to eat her dinner. She remains on her prozac, but I am not sure if it is helping (although I am terrified to think of what she would be like without it). 

What makes this worse is she has shared her fear of storms with Phod. He is now nervous during them. The other night I awoke to 75lb Shepherd laying on top of me. It is going to be a long summer!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Flower Friday

We join the DB Boyz for Flower Friday.

Lady spied this one at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. She went to visit it for the first time.

As you may or may not know, Canada is a constitutional monarchy. This means the Queen is our head of state, followed by her appointed representative who lives in Canada, the Governor General, then our elected Prime Minister. Rideau Hall is the home of the Governor General. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Torture Thursday - by Phod

I, Zaphod, try really hard to be a good boy, but this doesn't save me from being tortured. The other day the Man noticed my ear was looking red, which may mean I am getting an ear infection (I get those a lot) so he decided to clean it.

He made me lay on the floor, and Lady thought instead of saving me she would capture this on film. 

No Lady I will not stay still so you get better pictures.

Ok the massage part at the end isn't so bad

Friends, so your people do things they claim are good for you but really suck?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tongue Out Tuesday - Cousin Emma

Uncle Chris got sent home early from his course (he needs more practice with big scary weapons, something we aren't sad he doesn't have), so Emma left on Sunday.   She was a very good guest this time and we are sure she will be back soon.


Bella, Dui and Roxy suggested that Lady might want to celebrate her 100th birthday with skydiving. She has already crossed that off her bucket list. Her very first flight, when she was 18, was skydiving. It was back in the days when you didn't jump tandem, rather you stood on the wing and jumped as someone in the plane pulled your cord for you. Most of the time Lady is a complete wimp, but she has these moments of stupidity bravery. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Biggest Mischief Celebrates

The biggest mischief maker in our house, the Lady, is celebrating another year of old!  If you assume she is a medium size human then she is turning 6 in dog years today.

As always, she has made this milestone an event (it included getting a tattoo, doing an aerial course and zip lining, eating out, going shopping), all things that didn't include us.

In spite of being left out of the party we wish our Lady a very Happy Birthday!

Lady's first birthday. It is the same look she has now if she was to have a  traditional party. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Selfie Sunday - Sneaky

When Lady put me in the garage because a delivery person was here, I snuck Precious into the house. I was so proud of myself I took this selfie.

Lady was super nice and let me keep my Precious in the house for hours. When Man got home from work he took it from me after we went out to play.  It was a great day!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thankful Thursday - Thanks Aunt C

Aunt C had a dog bed she didn't want any more (maybe it is because she doesn't have dogs, nor has ever had dogs) so she sent it home with the Lady when Lady went to her house for a visit.

We love it (it is our 4th like this) but this one is extra special because it smells like our cat cousins Lupul and Panda!

Thanks Aunt C!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Mischief Monday - I Own The Road

Dramatic Recreation

Yesterday, Lady had us out for a walk around 7. As we were heading back to the house, we saw a woman coming down our favourite road. I, Hailey, in order to make sure the woman understood she was on my road, barked. The woman, who was at least 30 feet away and in no danger, threw up her arms and turned around. 

I showed her I owe the road and no one else can use it!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Selfie Sunday - Emma

Cousin Emma has now been in our house for 2 weeks. She has adjusted very well. The first few days were hard. On our first walk (me and the 3 dogs)  she refused to walk part way back and I had to carry her while trying to walk the other two. For a couple of days she lost her walk privileges but has been walking like a champ every since. 

She also refused to eat. Because she was not eating, her stomach got upset. A little rice and then a little rice mixed into her food and she decided she would eat.

She has destroyed toys. She has insisted on being held in the night. She sits on my lap during my morning meditation. However, she is not peeing all over the house like previous visits (helped by the fact she is crated while we are out) and she isn't demanding to be held all the time. Overall, it is going well. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Speedy Saturday

It's a bird, it's a plane, no it is a Phod chasing Precious!

He looks so beautiful and happy when he is running! 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Question For Phenny - by Lee

Dear Phenny,

I have a questions for you. Angel Easy and I began to dig tunnels on our side of the world with the hopes of making it to the centre of the earth and creating a tunnel to visit.

I am still doing my part and working on my side. It is slow progress as half the year we have snow.

Are you keeping up Easy's side?

Your pal Lee

Monday, June 5, 2017

London Is In Our Hearts

Another weekend, another act of hate. We join most of the world in sending our love to those have been affected by this and all acts of hate in all corners of the globe. We are also shouting to those who want us to live in terror:

United we will find a way to peace.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Flower Friday - Special Borrowed Picture

As there are no flowers in our yard and Lady hasn't been anywhere with flowers she could photograph, she borrowed this picture from the internet.

This is the Canada 150th Tulip, also know as the Maple Leaf Tulip.  Canada celebrates a 150th birthday this year and this flower is one of the many ways Canadians are celebrating it.

It is a pretty flower and it does remind us of the Maple Leaf. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Life Lesson For Phenny

Today's edition is brought to you by Zaphod.

Don't drop your indoor Precious on the treadmill while Lady is walking and Man is watching TV. They will make you wait to get it out.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Mischief Monday - Stinky Guest

Cousin Emma is back! She will be staying with us for at least 2 months while Uncle Chris is on training. It is possible the army will decide to send him to England after for 5.5 months so she could be living with us until Christmas. Time will tell.

About two months ago Emma had a skunk encounter in her backyard. Lady told Uncle Chris he had to get rid of the smell before she came to stay with us. Being Uncle Chris (who says you get use to it, Lady says she does not want to get use to it) he did not. The first order of business before he left was to give her 1 of 2 peroxide, baking soda, soap baths.

Emma is a trooper and did a much better job then the 2 resident pups would have. However, the two baths have not eliminated the smell. We guess it has been on her too long. We hope over time it will go away.

Uncle Chris said "just don't get her wet and she won't smell as much."  It is suppose to rain all week and it is suppose to be a wetter and cooler than usual summer sigh!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Being Weird

Wednesday was my first day home after a week away. I got to work at home, which was a nice transition for everyone (and nice for me to not have to get back into a car after an 8.5 hour drive the day before).

While the pups were over the moon Tuesday night at my return (Hailey just kept barking at me and my boy stayed extra close), they seemed back to their old selves Wednesday.  However, around dinner time Hailey started to be weird. She started acting like she does when their is a storm or something coming.  It was sunny out.  I was in the kitchen cooking up batches of food for upcoming work lunches (I cook in bulk and freeze some), Hailey got one of her babies and stood acting scared.

The only thing I can think that may have been scary was the fact I was cooking!

Maybe she just wanted to keep me on my toes! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Flower Friday

Here is another flower from Lady's trip to Asia.

Hopefully soon we will have some flowers from Canada! (There are some out in the city, just not in the hills yet!)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Problem - by Phod

Hey Man, I seem to have a problem.

Hailey has my indoor Precious and I don't know what to do about it!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mischief Monday - Loving Another

Dearest Blogville,

As we reported yesterday, our Lady has been delayed in returning because she has stayed to help her parents out. As you remember, her dad, our Big Guy, is recovering for what he calls his awesome adventure (a very serious medical issue he was lucky to survive), and during her visit our Grammie got kidney stones. Our Grammie is an expert at the stones and while she hasn't had one for some time (she thinks close to 20 years), she estimates she has had over 100 in her lifetime.  Lady is doing her best to keep her parents alive.

The mischief we would like to report today is that we know she is loving another. Bella, Roxy and Dui said it was ok if she didn't come home smelling like another. She is going to. Her parents have an 8.5 year old black lab named Tendra (named after Lady and her sister - it is the last 3 letters of Lady's name and the last 3 of Aunt C's name). Lady has confessed to us that she has been taking Tendra on daily walks (although with her arthritis Tendra can't walk nearly as far as us), and engaging in other activities to meet Tendra's daily needs. We know Tendra has been getting pets and giving kisses.

Lady did say we are much better at posing for pictures than Tendra. She could barely get Tenny to sit still. She says this is the best she could do. Tendra also kept licking the phone. Lady said it was funny.

Lady has assured us she loves us best and misses us (she has FaceTimed us).  She assures us she is heading home tomorrow . . . . . . . .we will see!

your pals Lee and Phod

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Lady's return has been delayed because our Grammie is unwell (kidney stones) and because she is a caring and loving daughter she staying a few days longer to help out. Our Big Guy is doing well but still needs support.

We are mad because she lied. Sigh! There is no picture of us cause Man didn't send her one. We hope he doesn't to teach her a lesson . . . . . .

Angry pups, Lee and Phod

Saturday, May 20, 2017


While the Lady was gone for 87 million years and we were home with the Man and a terrible scary thing happened. We got a terrible storm. The power flickered. We were so scared we didn't want to eat our dinner (that is scared).  The Man sent this picture to the Lady to show how we are hiding in the kitchen (we normally don't eat in this part, but this is where we wanted to be). 

She will be home tomorrow . . . thank goodness! 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Flower Friday

Today we join the DB Boyz for flower Friday.  Here is another pretty flower from Asia. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Lee and Phod: The Lady has packed up 87 million bags to go away for 87 million days. She has left us with the Man. He doesn't get up at 5 to take us on a 3 km (1.8 mile) walk. And how is the Lady going to get her steps without us? The Man might not be as strict on our schedule. He doesn't always put special treats in our dinner. How are we going to live?!?!?!?!?  To make it worse Lady has gone to a very fun place with beach and water and where we are allowed to go if she wasn't mean!  Sigh!

From 2015 when we were allowed to go with her

The Lady: I have taken the 700 km (434 mile) drive to visit my parents. The last time I saw my dad he was still in the hospital (November 2016). While the dogs are welcome here I thought it would be a more relaxing visit for me and one where I could be more helpful without them. They are going to be just fine with the Man. I am returning Sunday, so it isn't quite 87 million years.