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: 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: Da Free, Da Proud

Today, we depart from the standard Mammal Monday stories for a little something from the islands and a critter that is more feathered than furred. I’m aware chickens are not actually mammals, and I’ve been aware since Miss Geary taught us about classes of animals in first grade. Since my own mammals have been behaving…

I Have No Use for Photoshop

I often mention here at Blue Speckled Pup my lack of a relationship with Photoshop. I have never used photoshop on any of the photographs I’ve taken and posted here, admittedly in part because I don’t have a clue how to operate the program, but mostly because I’m tired of living in a world where…

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,…

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…

The Count Down (Officially) Begins

If we’re going to be honest, I’ve been quietly counting down since the day we gave Expedia all our fun money, but there are officially seven sleeps until The Electrician and I leave the barren wasteland of Alberta in March, bound for ten days in glorious Honolulu.¬†We snagged an incredible deal through Expedia for our…

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: Feeling a Little Flat

Friends, it is the end of an era. Sherman’s cherished soccer ball–a relic from The Electrician’s childhood–has given up the ghost. Since his earliest days in the dollhouse, Sherm has played with the soccer ball: initially, this meant rolling it across the yard with his nose and toddling after it when we kicked it for…

My Husband, the Hero

For most of the past week, The Electrician and I have relocated to the spare bedroom because the guest bed has a much firmer mattress, and we hoped it would help my knotted-up spine correct itself. Between the change in bed and the three treatments on my neck I suffered through, I am close to…