Archive for Oct 2009

Halloween Party

October 31, 2009

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We had a great time on Saturday at the party! Be ready for lots of photos – I couldn’t narrow them down any more than this!

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The best part of the party is seeing all the dogs dressed up. The costumes are so cute and you just have to laugh at how goofy they all look.

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We had a costume contest to start and then we did some games – musical mats and wiener dunking. Then it was time for the dogs to lose the costumes and run around and have a good time.

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Possible Changes

October 30, 2009

If you’ve tried to book a spot for your dog at daycare lately, you’ll have discovered that we are so busy that you need to be calling almost a week in advance to get a spot. We’ve been scratching our heads and brainstorming ways that we could potentially make things run more smoothly and possibly even accommodate more dogs without actually having more dogs here at one time.

One of the things we’ve realized is that the mornings are generally quieter than the afternoons. So we started taking a closer look at our schedule:

  • We have dogs that stay all day and these dogs generally arrive between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • We also have dogs that stay for a half day that generally arrive either first thing in the morning, between noon and 1, or mid to late morning.
  • By around 11 or 12 we are in full swing, but on most days the morning is much less busy.

So our idea is this: We are thinking of making our half days more structured so that the half-day dogs are either here in the morning (any 5-hour period between 7 a.m and 1 p.m.) or the afternoon (any 5-hour period between noon and 6 p.m.). Most of the half-day dogs currently come in the afternoon so this would open up more spaces in the morning.

The drawback to this is, we have a dozen or so regular half-day clients that currently come from 9-2 or 10-3 (and would essentially be taking up 2 spots in this new system). So this change would affect these clients the most. We’ve talked with the majority of them, and most of them would be able to make it work without too much trouble. The question is, would it even make a difference to those of you who are trying to book spots when we are already full? So to help us out, can you please take a few seconds and answer the question below…

Thank you very much for your help!

Happy Halloween

October 30, 2009

Our Halloween wish came true. We got a pumpkin carved by Normin and Pele’s Dad.

Pumpkin Happy Halloween

Isn’t it absolutely stunning?

Click to see last year’s version.


October 29, 2009

Did anyone else watch Dragon’s Den last night?

rocky Elvis

Rocky was inspired by the Elvis costume maker and thought he’d show you his best Elvis impersonation.


October 28, 2009

Monty’s mom has been teasing me lately because a) he hasn’t been in the calendar for the last two years in a row, and b) he hasn’t been on the blog in ages. This is why…

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He likes to move really fast.

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He likes to sit really close.

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Did I mention he likes to move really fast?

But we did manage a few where he was a little more cooperative.

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October 27, 2009

I’d like to introduce Fenway.

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Isn’t he cute?!

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Ya gotta love his little bottom teeth!

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Moving On

October 26, 2009

Friday was baby Oliver’s last day. He is moving up to Prince George.

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He’ll be missed all of us here – humans and dogs. He was the life of the party every day he came.

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Until he snuggled up on your lap and fell asleep anyway.

Fundy’s Ridge

October 23, 2009

Ridge Fundys Ridge

I just love the ridge on Rhodesian Ridgebacks. No other dog has anything similar.

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Alligator Attack!

October 23, 2009

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Could Achilles be any cuter?

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He seems to think the camera would make a tasty snack.

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Neo’s New Friend

October 22, 2009

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Zach was doing a whole lot of kissing yesterday.

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Neo didn’t mind a bit!

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