Archive for Sep 2009


September 17, 2009

Just one of the many perks of the job!

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September 16, 2009

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Today was Trio’s first visit.

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He wasn’t too sure about playing with dogs yet, but he had lots of fun with the big green toothbrush.

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Mr. Popular

September 14, 2009

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Today was Rudy’s first day but you never would have guessed it. Usually when a dog first walks into the back area (and still has the fence separating them and the other dogs) we see a few different responses. Some dogs get SUPER excited and start bouncing around like crazy trying to sniff everyone at once. However most dogs are a little overwhelmed with the new place and all the dogs. They’ll approach the fence cautiously and sniff shyly at the other dogs.

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When Rudy walked back there, he just acted calm and confident. He stood at the fence politely wagging and sniffing and didn’t even bat an eye at the 20 or so dogs sniffing and wagging back at him. From the moment he entered the play area, he had a entourage following him around. Everybody wanted to be his friend.

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All Aboard

September 11, 2009

Chewy has a chronic upper respiratory disease that among other things, makes her sleepier than most cats. And as I am sure most of you know, cats sleep a lot to begin with!

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We can always tell when Chewy is feeling good as she spends the entire afternoon trying to climb on to people as they come to pick up their dogs.

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If you stand too far from the counter she lets you know she wants you to come closer by raising her paw as if to wave you over.

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So if you don’t want a cat on your shoulders, beware the waving paw!

Big and Scary

September 10, 2009

Alfie, who is probably one of our largest dogs at daycare, took one look at Guiness (a Newfie) and said “Whoa. He’s big. Like really big. I’m kind of scared. Help!” So we moved Alfie in with the “little guys”.

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Oliver was thrilled to have another victim playmate.

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He was even happier to be able to tackle him to the ground…

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… and try and bury himself in all that fur.

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Baby Brothers

September 9, 2009

We got to meet two baby brothers today!

Kingston is Zenzi’s new brother and is he ever fun.

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He is super friendly and just a happy little guy that doesn’t stop wagging.

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And Beacon has a new little brother too – Ullr (pronounced Oolar).

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He was oh so fluffy cuteness! These pictures do not do him justice. I think he’ll be back again on Friday so I’ll try and get his cute little curly tail. Seriously, it is adorable.

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Fearless Mountain Cat

September 7, 2009

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Well that might be a slight exaggeration. In reality, I had my longest lens, at it’s furthest extension to get any pictures of this beauty.

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I only managed to get a few pictures before he/she scampered off home.

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Where There’s Smoke…

September 4, 2009

… there are bright yellow eyes looking at you.

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Smoke was a perfect model.

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She would look at the camera whenever you made a noise.

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She would pose with her toy.

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And, she would lounge in front of a bright window so I had lots of natural light. What more could a girl ask for?

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Wild Woman

September 4, 2009

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Joule just started coming to daycare (today was only her second visit) and while she was pretty shy on her first day, she has quickly blossomed into a wild woman. You just need to crouch down a bit, hold out your arms, and she gets the zoomies.

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She also likes to bark when she gets the zoomies!

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Intense Smoke

September 2, 2009

Last December my sister’s family adopted a cute little grey kitten named Smoke. I went for a visit last weekend and I can’t believe how much she has changed. She is now a gorgeous, sleek cat. It is amazing how quickly cats grow up. She has the most intense eyes.

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More to come soon!