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: 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,…

Teensy Foot

Yesterday, ¬†former student who is visiting the city from her new home in another province met me on campus for lunch. She also brought her three month-old daughter to introduce to me. I was very honoured that they made a special trip to see me while they’re in town, particularly since I imagine riding the…

The Cake Marathon

A lovely friend I met as a kid at 4-H camp got married yesterday. Her husband is also 4-H alumni, and, having known him at least as long as I’ve known her, I can honestly say they have been meant for one another since we were all kids. I’ve never seen two people look as…

Opportunity Knocked

As regular readers, or most recently, non-readers, know there has been lots of silence from me over the last couple of months. I’m back and happy to share that life is shiny and bright, and things are on the upswing. As you may know, I have had long-term problems with my hands and wrists since…

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…

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…

We’re On Island Time

Greetings from beautiful Oahu! The Electrician and I are enjoying a wonderful ten day honeymoon in Hawaii, only a little more than seven months’ delay after our elopement August 17th. So far, neither of us is sunburned, which is largely a function of how much it’s been raining on this island. Given that a loud…

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…

Mammal Mondays: Happy Family Day

To my fellow Albertans, happy Family Day. At some point during my childhood, the Alberta government voted to make today a provincial holiday so families could spend time together, and possibly to break up the bleak stretch of winter between New Year’s Day and Easter. A Monday off during a month that’s traditionally punctuated by…