Archive for May 2012

Here are a few more random shots from the other day.

Harley, on a mission to something.

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Robbie never travels anywhere without running.

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Isis is a little bit of a nut.

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Rex was convinced my camera was a toy so he was on his best behaviour hoping I’d throw it for him.

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Rex finally found a real toy only to have Kaycee try and steal it away.Random 5 1024x682 Random Shots   Lethbridge Dog Daycare

Storm and Tessy were having a moment…

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Paisley also never does anything half measures.  If you need to get somewhere you might as well get there quickly!

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Simba trying to use his charm on Amanda who is holding the toy.

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Journey prefers the side swept tongue look.  She’s trying to start a new trend.

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Jet gets more and more excited the longer it takes for your to throw the toy.

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Duke only has one look – handsome.  I think it is impossible to take an unflattering picture of him.

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Storm is the same, she is always gorgeous.

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We can’t get enough of Dudley.  From the top of his pudgy nose…

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…to the tip of his curly tail.  He is sooo snuffly and cute!

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Flowers

May 15, 2012

Tip toe through the tulips….

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Errr.  That wasn’t quite right. Let’s try, this one…

Stop and smell the roses.

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Are there no good phrases about dandelions??

The Open Gate

May 14, 2012

Even thought they get to go about once a day, going into the “big yard” in the back is always a special treat for the dogs.  They are so funny to watch when they realize the gate is open and they come flying out.

Amy

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Piper

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Rex (with Jasper hot on his heels)

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Jake (looking oh so serious!)

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Simba

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Kaycee (who ran in and out this gleefully about 6 times)

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And then there was poor Boomer.  He couldn’t figure out how everyone got out there – he was standing at the wrong gate!  (That’s Jasper on his left keeping him company, yet not showing him the way out.)  He eventually started his “special” bark and Amanda opened the gate for him.  :)

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When you have a group of dogs all running for a toy, you are bound to get some funny facial expressions…

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Every once in a while someone will ask if we are ever going to get video cameras installed so they can watch their dog play at daycare.  While I totally understand the allure of this, I’m afraid the answer is always going to be “No”.  The main reason for this is because it makes me REALLY uncomfortable knowing I could be on camera for anyone to see at any time. Ugh. I’m not a big fan of reality TV and I definitely don’t want “big brother” watching me all day long.

So to make up for the lack of video cameras, we try with the blog and our Facebook page to give people a pretty good idea as to what happens here – we show the dogs playing, hanging out, resting, getting snuggles, etc.  That, in a nutshell, is what they are doing all day long.  Most dogs don’t play the WHOLE time they are here (although there are a few exceptions!). There are definitely ebbs and flows to the activity levels both for the dogs as a group, and for each individual as well.

I stuck the camera to the fence for a few hours in the “big dog area” this morning starting at around 8 a.m. and sped up the footage so that you wouldn’t have to sit here for hours watching. I did my best to stay out the camera’s way, yet keep the dogs in front of it so you had something to watch.  The dogs love to follow us around so wherever we go, we usually have at least half of them at our feet – playing, chewing on toys or just relaxing. I walk by a few times and you can see the group following.

I still can’t figure out how to embed a video here so you’ll have to check it out on YouTube.  Enjoy!

Some days going through the photos at the end of a session, I can’t help but laugh.  Rosie in particular seemed to have some funny moments.

Are legs supposed to bend like that?

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I think she has holes in her mouth for water to escape through.

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See what I mean?  Where is it all coming from?  LOL

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She was also very goofy with the stick.

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And has some pretty funny and fleeting expressions.

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She tugged like a maniac.  It was all I could do to hold on.  I’m glad you can tell she is putting some effort into it as I couldn’t see a thing the way she was lurching me around.

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And in the end, she even showed me her flirty dance moves.

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Thanks for the laughs Rosie!  You are definitely a character.

The Boys

May 2, 2012

The Boys… also known as Jack and Kerry.

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