Archive for Jul 2010

IMG 9568 The Secret to Happiness
is a big red bone…..

(in Alfie’s opnion anyway!)


July 16, 2010 defines playful as:
full of play or fun; sportive; frolicsome.
pleasantly humorous or jesting

We define playful as Todd. icon smile Playful

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A Rare Moment

July 15, 2010

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of stillness for Molly. She is non stop action the whole time she is here. I managed to snap a photo of her actually standing still and without a crazed, excited expression!

I Surrender!

July 14, 2010

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This is Cooper’s way of begging for a belly rub….we can never resist giving into him.

Suspicious Minds

July 13, 2010

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I laughed out loud at Maeby’s suspicious expression. I think she is wondering where her lunch time meals went. icon smile Suspicious Minds

Tikaani and Nukka are the new kids today and settled in right away. They are very playful, and have made quite a few new friends.

Tikaani is the darker of the two and is pretty goofy and silly.

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Nukka is lighter in color and is super playful and just a little wild…

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Both of them have great, happy expressions and always seem to have a smile on their faces!

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Quick Draw Leash

July 10, 2010

So I’m not trying to push the “salesman routine” on you, but I’ve just been looking more closely at the Ruff Wear items to figure out what we should carry regularly in the store, and I saw a leash I had just ignored the last 2 or 3 times I was on their website.  It isn’t particularly pretty or eye catching but it is pure genius.

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Looks pretty dull and boring doesn’t it?  But wait until you hear….  It is a short leash that you can attach to your dog’s collar. But do you see that red tab at the top?  That is velcro.  When you want to let them run off leash, you wrap it around your dog’s neck, sort of like a second collar, but then when you need to grab them quickly, the leash is right there already on their collars.  Didn’t I tell you?  Genius!  If you want to learn more about it visit here.

Whenever I go for off leash walks I always debate whether or not I should bring the leash and frankly I usually don’t as it is just one more thing to carry.  But now I won’t have to!  I’m excited.  Can you tell?

Abby 5 A Scenic Walk with Abby

We decided to do Abby’s photo session at the Scenic Dog Park as the wild flowers are gorgeous at the moment.  They didn’t disappoint.

Abby 7 A Scenic Walk with Abby

And neither did Abby – not that there was ever any doubt of that happening!

Abby 1 A Scenic Walk with Abby

Abby is the only beagle I know of that goes on off leash walks.  Hounds tend to follow their nose wherever it leads them, but Abby did great.

Abby 1 A Scenic Walk with Abby

She adopted the squeaky toy I brought to get her attention.  She loved it so much, I sent her home with it. icon smile A Scenic Walk with Abby

Abby 4 A Scenic Walk with Abby

This last photo was itching for something different to be done to it.  I’m not sure if I have it quite right yet, but I love the sea of grass surrounding her.

Abby 8 A Scenic Walk with Abby

Have I mentioned before how much I love my “job”?  Every photo session is so much fun, like a dog walk with a friend.  Thanks Breeanne and Abby for a great evening!

Ruff Wear

July 9, 2010

Sorry for the lack of blogging this week.  Amanda was on vacation and Jo took an unexpected trip home so blogging got put to the back burner.

We did hear some great news though…  We’ve been approved to be a Ruff Wear dealer.

If you’ve never heard of Ruff Wear it is probably because there aren’t a lot of stores in Alberta that carry the product.  I was looking to purchase a good, comfortable backpack for my dogs and tried out a friend’s Ruff Wear one.  Coulee my golden retriever cross, carried 2 litres of water with ease for about 12 km and didn’t even act like there was anything on her back.

Pack 1 Ruff Wear

After one day with the backpack, I was sold.  But do you think I could find one to buy?  No!

Pack 2 Ruff Wear

I figured if I had trouble finding their products to purchase, everyone else is having the same problem. We are going to be putting in an order Wednesday afternoon and if there is anything specific you’d be interested in please let us know! (

Our prices will be a few dollars more than the website prices you see to account for the US exchange, customs, etc. but if you’d like an exact price prior to ordering something, please just let me know.

I’ve seen a few of their products over the years – some collars and leashes, some toys and now this backpack.  These items were really well made.  They make mainly outdoorsy items – beds for camping, harnesses for helping dogs over obstacles, lifejackets, booties for hiking, etc. but they also have a nice selection of leashes, collars and toys.

Pack 3 Ruff Wear

If you didn’t make it out to Windy City Canine Rescue‘s Bark in the Park event, you missed out on a really fun time!  There were definitely lots of familiar faces….

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Barkely won the highest jumper award.  I of course, missed taking a picture of the actual jump but this is when Tammy (Taylor’s mom) was awarding him the win!

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I did however manage to get one of Kort jumping!

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It was a really fun afternoon.  We’ll be sure to let you know of their next event.  If you want to see the rest of the pictures, visit the Windy City Canine Rescue website for more info!