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…

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,…

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: 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: Spotted Sentinel

Summer in Alberta means long hours of golden sunlight, vibrant green spread enthusiastically to the edge of the horizon, and thunderstorms that startle a person from her bed sometime around three in the morning. Summer also means opening every window I can after dinner in the hopes some cooler air might sweep through the dollhouse…

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: Meet Charlie

We have a number of firsts in the dollhouse this week. One of these is the fact that we had only a five day stretch between foster dogs, saying goodbye to Kizzy on Saturday and welcoming Charlie on Thursday. Also, and perhaps most notably, is the fact that we have a pitty princess for a…

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…