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…

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…

Veggie Central

The Electrician and I are working on a number of family goals right now. First, we are trying to watch our dollhouse budget closely since taking my new job required me starting over on the salary staircase. We are also trying to eat more vegetables and less restaurant food. To be honest, The Electrician isn’t…

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,…

Let’s Gogh Trick or Treating!

I love Halloween. How awesome is a holiday that encourages folks to dress up as their favourite things, and get free candy to boot? Admittedly, I’m a bit of a Halloween costume purist, blessed as I was to have a mom (often assisted by a dad) who sewed my costumes year after year. There is…

A Halloween Victory!

Last Halloween was a sorry affair in The Dollhouse. I have long suffered from a disease known as pumpkin procrastination. Most years, I try to wait to buy a pumpkin until a few days before Halloween. This approach often leaves me searching fruitlessly for a gourd, stopping at every grocery store within an unreasonable radius…

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…