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…

Mammal Mondays: The Raisin Pie Incident

Greetings, friends. It’s been forever since I wrote for our little blog, a problem I hope to start remedying soon. Monday morning, as in many homes, is generally the roughest one of the week in the dollhouse. This one was a doozy. I baked The Electrician’s grandpa his favourite dessert, raisin pie, last night and…

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: Going Nowhere, Fast

Winter is here, obviously, and we have returned to supplementing our dog walking with a little indoor recreation. Our treadmill, which you may have read about in earlier posts, is still going strong. It’s probably the best fifty bucks I’ve spent, really. Sherman is a short-coated mutt, one who doesn’t hold up well after about…

Mammal Mondays: Winter Walking

Sadly, the thing I’ve been fearing for months has happened. I opened my door Sunday morning, and this is what awaited me. I don’t usually post offensive photos on this little blog, so I apologize if this one caught you unprepared. Albertan since the day I was born, I really should be winterized by now,…

Mammal Mondays: A Visit to the Vet

People joke all the time about how miserable it is to take their animals to the vet. I don’t know what happens in other people’s houses, but my animals are happy to go to the doctor. Leroy even forgives me for tricking him into his crate with chicken–because come on, it’s chicken–once we get to…

Mammal Mondays: The Pedometer Made Us Do It

I bought a new iPod nano yesterday. This one is a major improvement over my existing model, a seven or eight year-old 80 GB classic that is overkill for walking with Sherman and to work. My new iPod is also a lovely colour blue, which makes my heart happy. Because my MacBook is so very…

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: The High-Carb Diet

First, in excellent doggy news, we are thrilled to announce that Miss Bernadette has gone to an excellent, loving, and permanent home. It was love at first sight for Bernie, who pranced out into the porch to meet her new people, when every other visitor to the dollhouse has had to wait for her to…

A Wednesday Miracle in the Dollhouse

Sometimes the snow falls so violently that I have to spell stupid with three o’s to really express my feelings about the weather. Today was uggg-lee. See, look at me with all the extra letters. Sorry. I’ll try to get a grip. Edmonton roads were so wretched by this afternoon that our secretary had a…

Heat Wave

Shhhhh. I’m in hiding. Technically, I’m just keeping a low profile in my basement, since we’ve finally broken into the true summer weather. It’s going to be more than 30 Celsius today, just like it was yesterday, and we’re supposed to keep riding this wave of glorious heat for at least a week. It’s arrived…