Archive for Aug 2007

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First Day of School

August 14, 2007

Yesterday was sooo much fun. I had a great time, the dogs had a great time and I think Amanda had a great time too. I haven’t laughed that much in a long time! The antics of all the different dogs kept me smiling all day long.

I took a few pictures but capturing dogs running around inside a building does not make for particularly attractive photographs. At least with my skill level.

The playset that you see made a great place for the smaller dogs to run into and get a break and a good place for the older dogs to jump up on, It also made, as you can see, a great item to run around.

In the photos you’ll see Perkins – the daschund, Gyp – the border collie, Katie – the black goldendoodle(?), Ponz – the staffordshire, Wicca – the corgi (she started the race that I captured on film), Vito – the corgie/border collie, Tundra – the husky cross and Coulee – the retriever cross. Not seen in any of these is Daisy a beautiful golden retriever and Kaleb a flat coat retriever…they were having a snooze when these pictures was taken. At the time Daisy was actually sitting on a recliner with her butt on the chair and her front legs on the ground looking very comfortable but when I tried to get a picture she came running over for some petting and I lost my photo op!

 First Day of School
 First Day of School
 First Day of School
 First Day of School

Squeaker Kong?

August 8, 2007

I have to admit, I am a huge fan of Kongs. They make great, almost indestructable toys. It looks like they are thinking about creating a new line of Kongs that squeak and look like the classic kong. I’m so tired of squeakers that quit in a day so if they can make one that lasts….

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Let them know what you think of their idea by responding to their survey.

No time to do a proper blog…the daycare is opening in 5 days!!!

All Ears

August 4, 2007

One of my favourite parts on dogs are their ears. They are usually one of the softest parts but they are also so expressive. Keila and Chili have my favorite kind of ears… All Ears
 All Ears
…the ones that try to stand up straight but just can’t quite make it.

I couldn’t resist adding in just one more cute picture of Chili.

 All Ears

I hope you are all having a great weekend!

Pictures

August 2, 2007

Okay, here you go.

Before….

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After….

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Before….

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After….

 PicturesThe window still needs some work but you get the idea. On the other side of the window is the grooming area.

This wall used to be plastic fake wood. Not exactly what we wanted right at the front entrance so we painstakingly painted it – getting in all the grooves was very time consuming. But in the end, it was worth the effort.

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The floor mats were really hard to photograph because they are so dark (except where we’ve tracked dust onto them!) but here are a few shots that give you the general idea. The chair is already sitting in the “little dog” area waiting for its first guest.

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We still have tonnes of work left to do but thanks to my Dad and his wife Shelley we are so much closer to getting it done. They came for a “holiday” and worked for 5 full days. They have blisters all over their hands and paint all over the clothes and I’m eternally grateful!

Long Awaited Photos

August 1, 2007

Actually you are just going to have to wait. I downloaded all the photos and the lighting is awful, the colours aren’t accurate and most of them are blurry. I was using my point and shoot camera instead of my “good” one. Serves me right. I’ll bring the good camera tomorrow. It is looking great though! Even the non-believers (i.e. all my helpers) are starting to like the black trim and floor and the green office walls. In the meantime you’ll just have to be satified with the before and after pictures from the outside…My dad did a heck of a weeding job!

 Long Awaited Photos
 Long Awaited Photos

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