The Off-Site Bakery: Nerves

Tomorrow, we find out if Dr. Miracle has been successful in persuading the person who recently pulled the plug on our gestational surrogacy to reverse her decision. Our original meeting to discuss this matter wasn’t until October, since waitlists for fertility doctors, especially those as good as ours, are obscene. We got lucky when a…

We Are Parachutists

A classic cliche compares undergoing fertility treatment to riding rollercoaster. I disagree, most sincerely. First, I would never willingly get on an intense rollercoaster–I’m kind of a wuss when it comes to amusement parks. Mostly, though, fertility treatment is nothing like a rollercoaster because at least the path of a rollercoaster can be anticipated and…

Mammal Mondays: Wendy has Gone Home

Things have gotten calmer, and far less hairy in the dollhouse. Yesterday, after staying with us for just over seven weeks, Wendy dog met her forever family and moved right in. I am thrilled to tell you that Wendy now has a dedicated human mom, and a lovely canine sister. Lucky, shaggy girl. Very soon…

Mammal Mondays: The Fugitives

Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians! Here we are, ten days after Miss Wendy the Enormous joined us as our latest foster dog. She has been an absolute dream: this dog is so eager to please that she goes to her kennel on command, and she walks right beside me on a halti. After…

Meet Wendy

We have a new guest in the dollhouse. Meet Miss Wendy: Wendy was surrendered to a rural pound and made her way to Second Chance Animal Rescue through a stroke of doggy luck. She is about 7 months old, weighs more than Sherman already, and has a long way to grow. I agreed to take…

Introducing Mia!

After a six month break from fostering, we have once again opened the dollhouse doors to a dog rescued by Second Chance Animal Rescue who is waiting for a forever home. Mia was delivered yesterday by her original foster mom, who was keeping her on her farm. Miss Mia is a dog who has lived…

Mammal Mondays: Just Us Chickens

As much as we enjoy having foster dogs in the dollhouse, for the last two weeks it’s only been me, The Electrician, and our own two mammals. Sherman and Leroy aren’t exactly “low maintenance,” but being home with two fully trained creatures is certainly less work than also keeping a foster dog in the house…

Mammal Mondays: Charlie Has Gone Home!

Friends, it brings me great joy to share that Charlie went to a wonderful new home tonight! Finally, after eight weeks of diligent work to help her break her bad habits and become accustomed to not running the show, our little red head met the ideal family to love her for the rest of her…

Camera Shy?

Miss Charlie, our SCARS foster dog for the past six weeks, had an opportunity to present her beautiful self on Global Edmonton Morning News this weekend. Note I say “had an opportunity,” rather than “Charlie showed our city and most of the province her beautiful face.” Here’s how it all went down. Knowing Charlie Bear…

Mammal Mondays: The Red Menace

Life with Charlie is improving daily, a fact for which I’m deeply grateful. Caring for a tenacious puppy in an adult dog’s body is a challenge, not unlike teaching teenagers, really, and she certainly keeps us on our toes. The Electrician is inspired by her to watch The Dog Whisperer on Netflix every chance he…

Mammal Mondays: Meet Charlie

We have a number of firsts in the dollhouse this week. One of these is the fact that we had only a five day stretch between foster dogs, saying goodbye to Kizzy on Saturday and welcoming Charlie on Thursday. Also, and perhaps most notably, is the fact that we have a pitty princess for a…

Mammal Mondays: Kizzy Has Gone Home!

Apparently, the dollhouse is a lucky stop for foster dogs. Miss Kizzy was adopted this weekend after a record five day stay with The Electrician and me. I believe this fabulous news calls for a woo hoo! Kizzy is now a proud and beloved member of an awesome family with four humans (two big, two…