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: Feeling Festive

Here we are, on the cusp of a new year ripe with possibilities. I hope your holiday season has been wonderful, and, whatever you celebrate, that you shared it with your favourite people and mammals. If you happened to share it with a favourite reptile or amphibian, that’s great too. For the first time ever,…

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 Kizzy

Yes, that’s right: we’ve got ourselves a Kizzy. Our new foster dog is here in the dollhouse, and she’s a very pretty girl with a very unusual name. Check out this face: Mizz Kizz is clearly some sort of shepherd mix–collie is my guess for the rest of the blend. She has great big satellite…

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…

Mr. Thoughtful

It’s another one of those nights where it’s just after–holy crap!–9 p.m. and I am just getting finished with those “must do” tasks and appointments and trying to tackle a few things around the house, but I needed to share how awesome my husband is. I realize I talk him up all the time (after…

Welcome, Bernadette

The Electrician and I are happy to welcome our latest foster dog to the dollhouse: Bernadette. My awesome husband met one of SCARS’ doggy chauffeurs Friday after work, who had driven our new guest down with a handful of other dogs from an area in the northern part of the province. When he texted me…