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: 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: 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: The Cat Came Back

Fred Penner fans, hang on to your hats. When I spoke to my momma on Thursday last week, she was feeling blue because her cat was missing and presumed dead. The whole thing made me sad too. Dusty, my folks’ cat, is Leroy’s momma and a sweet old thing. I’m not sure exactly how old…

Mammal Mondays: Seasonal Walking

Walking with The Shermanator is a treat and a joy in the warmer months. We trek all over the place, him trotting gleefully beside me while I bop along to whatever is on my iPod. Here is a photo from one such walk, taken in happier times: Sadly, the season of gleeful walks has ended…

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,…

The Halloweenie

This week’s Mammal Monday is happening a couple of days behind schedule, but it’s better late than never, so here we are.  Monday morning liftoffs are typically the roughest launches of the week. I guess I wasn’t surprised when I bent over the tub to start my bath at shortly past seven, and the shower…

Mammal Mondays: Hide and Seek

Nothing melts my heart quite like watching a big hairy man play with a big hairy dog. Fortunately for me, I have one of each. The Electrician loves to spend quality time with Sherman, and has taught him many things, including a few tricks I’d rather my dog not know. Of all the games they…

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…