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…

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…

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: 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: Civil Unrest

I’m pleased to report the inhabitants of the dollhouse have survived a crisis that, depending upon the mammal you ask about it, was either pretty minor or the worst thing to happen around here since the great fecal explosion of 2012. This Sunday, at approximately five p.m. Mountain Time, we ran completely out of cat…

Mammal Mondays: Nail Clipping Karma

A note to all my regular readers: I have been struggling with my hands the last few weeks far more than usual. I am experiencing a serious flare of carpal tunnel and tendonitis symptoms, which is both painful and frustrating, not to mention scary because I worry this is a sign of things to come….

Mammal Mondays: Kizzy Has Gone Home!

Apparently, the dollhouse is a lucky stop for foster dogs. Miss Kizzy was adopted this weekend after a record five day stay with The Electrician and me. I believe this fabulous news calls for a woo hoo! Kizzy is now a proud and beloved member of an awesome family with four humans (two big, two…

I Was Godzilla

Oh friends, this has been a rough week. It started Tuesday night, when The Electrician and I were out for dinner with his mom. Early in the meal, I started having sharp pain when I tried to chew with the teeth on the bottom right side of my face. It was significantly uncomfortable, but I…

Mammal Mondays: The Hammock

How does a person know her cat missed her while she was on honeymoon in Hawaii? What clues might she unearth during her first few minutes back home after ten days away from her favourite feline that her absence was noted and not appreciated? Despite regular visits from my bestie, Miss Sassy, during our honeymoon,…

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…