Woofstock 2014

Hi EvERYBODY!

So if you have been reading recently you will notice our excitement about going to a Woofstock festival! It is a very large dog festival that takes place in Toronto this year. We finally got to go! It was so much fun guys. Its times like this I wish there was a teleport system so I could take you all there! There were contests, vendors, events, shows, and of course A LOT of dogs!

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Kirby I think was at first a little overwhelmed, I mean he was walking past about 3-5 dogs every second, but he kept his cool and after about 30 seconds I could see him start to get into the happy groove all the rest of the dogs were in!

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We caught glimpses of a fashion show, and another show called stupid dog tricks. We also got to see three beautiful Newfoundlands all together and even got a picture with them at the living legends show. There was a wiener dog race which I helped my friend and her little weiner-mix dog participate in. Not to mention there was a ton of vendors and free goodies to go around. (You can watch the video below to see what we got!) Though our favorite part by far was just socializing, meeting, and hearing the stories of the furry (sometimes funny) little characters we met along the way!

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I can’t tell you how much I was in the zone and just a feeling of overall happiness and excitement as we par-took in this almost extremely-large pack experience. For the number of dogs, I was I have to say a little shocked but pleasantly surprised there was not one dog fight, or angry dog we came across (I mean in reality Im sure somewhere there was) but we definitely didn’t see it 🙂 There was even a emergency vet booth in case any of the dogs got hurt, and tons of water stops for all the dogs, constantly being re-filled by the volunteers.

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We filmed the weiner dog race, and some other bits and  bobs of the day that I put in a video below if you would like to see it in action.

Anyways we had so much fun! And will definitely be going again next year! Maybe I’ll even enter Kirby in the Mr.Canada pageant contest they got going on, wouldn’t that be hilarious 😛

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What we’ve been up to

So another week (well two since I last wrote) has flown by. I am still working at the shelter, and it is as rewarding still as when I first started. I’ve noticed for me personally when you start doing something good, something that you know although small is making a difference in a field your really passionate about, it is something that will stay with you, and honestly is something no matter where I am in life I think I will always want to continue.

I am happy to say there has been lots of adoptions recently. There is always that attachment I get sooner rather than later when I’ve walked a dog day after day or played with a kitten, so when someone finds them and adopts it is a whole new experience for once feeling happy that I walk in and realize I might not see their face again, because I know they have finally got the forever home they deserve. Here are some of the dogs I’ve had the pleasure to get to know, and have now found their forever home 🙂 These are not their names now but the names I gave them in my head :p Pickle, Gizmo, Taz and Missy and we’ll just call him Mr.Fluffs

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Also, one more thing. Next week we will be heading out to http://www.woofstock.ca/ a Toronto based dog festival of sorts. I missed last year, but am so excited about going this year. It is not only Canada’s largest dog festival but has so many events including weiner dog races! fashion shows, vendors, and charitable causes such as rescues. Yep, and I will be sure to document all the fun and festivities right ho maybe ere! My thought is to maybe do a vlog, but as it is noted for being a extremely packed place at the least I iwll have some pictures to share. What do you guys think I should do?

Anyways thats all for this week guys, can’t wait to let you all in on how it was next week 🙂

Purely personalized pet dog I.D tags review

Recently we had the pleasure to receive some items to review from Purely Personalized pets. Since we have moved I have been hesitant to get  I.D tags for Kirby and Poe as their old ones got scratched to the point of unrecognizability within only a couple months. Though living in a new neighbourhood and knowing neither Poe or Kirby is micro-chipped I was really looking for good quality and unique I.D tags.(Microchip explanation- I don’t have final say over what my mother chooses to do with Poe, as he is her dog for the most part, and Kirby I am waiting till we have moved to our permanent residence in a few months before I bother getting one)  That is when I came across these very lovely and unique tags from http://purelypersonalizedpet.com/ .

Let me start by saying not only were they very pleasant to talk to, but their customizable items are amazingly unique. Here is the ones I picked out and received for Poe and Kirby. (I took out the numbers for privacy reasons to show)

IMAG0502The gold metal coupled with the rough edge and cute little heart …had me at hello!

IMAG0501_edited-2and here is Poe’s. I like that his is a bit more manly, and has the hand-stamped looked to it with the lettering, and i think its pretty cool that it hangs diagonally.

IMAG0500_edited-2These are two of the many completely different designs they offer. All completely customizable to what you want on it. Here are some more of my favorites…

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And they do cats too

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Not only do they do customizable I.D tags but collars, leads, bowlsMatsbedsDoormatsmemorials, and more!

Anyways I am over the moon with these and the cute packaging they came in. In my eyes my dogs can’t get any cuter but this, especially with Kirby, just adds to their appeal. See for yourself!

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If you guys check them out let me know what your favorites are.

And here is our video of me opening them up 🙂

I’m sure we will have these for years to come. Thanks Purely Personalized Pets