Tagged with: ‘daycare’

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Wow.  So much for my new years resolution to blog more!  We are much better at posting blurry iPhone photos on our Facebook page, than we are at blogging. icon smile Look! A Blog Post!   Lethbridge Dog Daycare

I took some pictures of one of the latest rescue dogs with the Windy City Rescue on my lunch break today and came back to work with a Cuz toy in my pocket.  Alyera stuck her nose in my pocket discovered the toy and instantly sat at my feet with the cutest little expression on her face.  It was so cute, I ran for the camera.  :)  So instead of the “Cookie look”, I bring you the “Cuz look”.

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And she wasn’t the only one to give me the look…

This is Robbie,

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Darby,

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Sawyer,

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and Monty.

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Unfortunately for all of them, all their pleading got them nowhere.  The Cuz toy is a little too high value and I didn’t think they would all share nice.  After I used and abused them for their cute looks, the Cuz went into my purse.

 

Yesterday had beautiful weather (at least until the late afternoon) so I have no excuse for staying inside, but I did.  So I brought cookies again and solicited even more pleading looks.Cookies 2 Cookies Part II   Lethbridge Dog Daycare

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The alternating freezing cold with high winds has not inspired us to spend much time outside photographing the dogs… and hence creating blog posts.  So yesterday I grabbed the camera and a handful of cookies.  The dogs were oh so serious at trying to figure out what it was that they needed to do to get a cookie.

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I thought it would be fun to show you what the first couple minutes of my afternoon shift look like.  This is what happens when I first walk into the big (aka crazy) dog area.

Click here to see the video.  (Sorry I can’t figure out how to embed the video directly into the post.)  OR you can watch it straight from our Facebook Page.

Tomorrow, I’ll bring you the “small” dog area.

It has been a whirlwind week filled with cards, gifts, yummies to eat and so much holiday cheer.  The dogs seem to sense everyone’s excitement and have been running around burning off all the extra calories we’ve been eating.  Too bad I can’t say the same for myself.  ;) We’d like to thank all of you for all your generousity! We always really feel the love this time of year.  Merry Christmas everyone!

We took a whole bunch of photos the other day and ideally I’d pair them with some clever dialogue… but then you wouldn’t see them until next week.  So without further ado…

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Molly thought she demonstrate how to share the toy.  Or maybe not…

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Milo was pretty happy to have an experienced big brother like Charlie here on his first day to show him the ropes.

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Charlie was not willing to go so far to share his toy though.

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But that was OK, because Milo was sure to go find his own toy!  Don’t worry, I stopped this the moment after I snapped the picture.  :)

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Phew.  Finally.  It is done.  Here are the months for the 2012 Paws on the Run Calendar.  I’m so sorry this is so late.  It will probably not be printed in time for Christmas but if you still want one, let me know before Monday as I’ll be putting in an order then!  If you are later than that, they’ll be available on Cafepress as well so you can still get one, but it may cost you a little more.

Please send me an email no later than Monday morning if you are interested in buying a calendar for $20.  This year, the proceeds will be going to Morris Animal Foundation, and specifically to their Canine Cancer Campaign in honour of all the friends we’ve lost over these past few years to this disease.

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So I emailed Bionic about our lack of success with their bones and they have been nothing but generous.  We’ll be returning this batch of toys and they will be sending out a different shape for us to try out.  They have also asked us to test out some of their stronger and bigger toys that they plan to have ready shortly in the new year.  We know the dogs won’t complain about the “work” we’ll be asking them to do.

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As I mentioned in my last post the Toss and Tug toy (aka Frisbee) was a hit though so we will happily sell those to you.  Again, these aren’t meant to be chewed for any length of time but are a toy that you’ll be able to use together with your dog.  My dog Lacey volunteered to show you all how much fun it can be.

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We got some new toys today from Bionic.  I’d read some great reviews on these toys and according to their website they have been tested in daycares and kennels and are virtually indestructable.  We have the bone toy and the frisbee.

Bionic 2 Mixed Review   Lethbridge Dog DaycareThe bone toy was great in the “small dog” area.  Quite a few different dogs gnawed away on it and they also enjoyed playing fetch with it.  It didn’t fare so well in the “big dog” area however.  After about 30 minutes there were chunks getting torn from it.  The toys are rated up for dogs up to 60 lbs so granted there were some dogs bigger than that playing with it.  I’m sending one off tomorrow for a test with Pasiley – a young standard poodle who love to chew.  She is well under the 60 lbs so we’ll see how she makes out.

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The frisbee toy was a lot of fun.  We didn’t leave it around for the dogs to chew on, but they enjoyed fetching it and tugging with it.  I tried it out at the dog park with my dogs and I can confirm it flies pretty good, even in the wind.

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We have some for sale for at the daycare if you want to pick one up for a Christmas Gift! (I’ll be sure to give a full run down on how Paisley does with the bone by next week, but I think it is fairly safe to say if you have a 40 lb and under or a moderate chewer, I think it will be just fine.)

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