More adoptions & big and smalls -WW

HEY EVERYONE!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer. whether that be jumping into lots of lakes and playing in the nice green grass, or for the two legged enjoying the sunshine and being with your furry best friend.

I have been continuing enjoying my time working at the shelter, and just wanted to share a few more happy adoption pictures! This little guy although may look like a full grown Shih-tzu still had his baby teeth coming in so he is definitely a mix of something a little larger. Lhasa Apso perhaps? What do you guys think? Either way I had the privilege of getting to know him on a few walks and play times till he was happily adopted into a loving forever home, I even got to say goodbye to the little one first hand.

Not only that but in accordance to adopt a cat month, I am happy to say more then a few kittens have been adopted this week too!

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Today my friend came over with her adorable American Bulldog Savior, and I quickly got a few snaps with him and the boys, before he proceeded to gallop on about his merry little way. Kirby was a little nervous when Savior got too close (but him being still a rambunctious pup) I was still proud of the progression he has made with dealing with the bigger guys as he handled it all pretty good 🙂

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I couldn’t get over in this picture how so very small Kirby looked compared to Savior! Aren’t they just the cutest pair!

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No, that is not a small garden decoration in the background.

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Sorry not much of a post today, as this week for some reason I feel a little at a loss for words, but I wanted to get this up in usual time:) Hope you guys all continue to have a amazing week!

 

 

About us, frisbees and best buddies!

–First off sorry I haven’t been here in a week! I have been uncommonly busy,and working on this. My life-with pets 🙂

I hope everyone is having a good day, if not, hopefully these pictures will cheer you up 🙂 I know when I am feeling down simply watching Kirby try to wrestle with a toy twice the size of him, or exploring what looks like a whole new world even though he smelt that exact spot the day before, just can help put things in perspective as many things can I suppose. Dogs if given the bare necessities love, food, understanding can be completely happy and enjoy life in their own little world. Sure we may have more problems and be a bit more “complicated” but I think taking a cue from a creature simply happy to be here can speak volumes 🙂
Kirby has a best little buddy who he has made quite good friends with inside the dog park and out. Their personalities seem to collide almost in harmony as they both seem to always have a fun time around each other. I also got a shot of Kirby chasing a Frisbee, far too big for him, but making the best of it all the same! (sorry the pictures are grainy – cell phone).
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HAVE A GOOD MONDAY GUYS! NO MATTER WHAT! 🙂

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Fun with meme

Well it is Saturday. I have given Kirby a bath the day before, and as that is always somehow a very traumatizing experience for him, I decided to give him a break with pictures…well except for this one that I think depicts his fear perfectly prior to bath time.

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So to give him a bit of a break, and being inspired by his recent picture I decided to show you guys some of my favorite animal meme’s of all time ……

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And just in case anyone missed our last video

NOT so Wordless wednesday- Poe and the intruder!

We missed mischief monday again! How could we, and this time there was lots of mischief to write about. So I guess better late then never. I got the privilege of puppy-sitting one of Kirby’s best buddies Rocco. I know you guys got to see him in a post about a month ago, but man has he grown! He is developing quite the personality as well,which works perfectly for Kirby’s rambunctious self. I took lots of pictures to share with you guys, and uploaded a video about it for those who want to see him in action.
Rocco although cute and playful like Kirby, is quite different than any dog I have ever owned – and no its not just the random snorting he gives every couple seconds, but it has helped put him up there! (Caught a bit on video- see below)

Kirby for example likes to show off his skills by ducking and running under Rocco to show off just how much faster he is, than poor Rocco could ever be, and Rocco simply uses his weight (as its all he has in his defense) to try and pin Kirby for a good play-fight. Rocco is very much a puppy and though he’s learning doesn’t have all the social manners Kirby is used to, that added to him weighing a good solid 15+ pounds already, I had to be sure to supervise that Rocco’s play tactics didn’t accidentally squish the poor little Kirbster XD.

Because he has never met Poe before (our family dog) who has a bit of anti-social behavior due to his past, I had to be on top of my game when introducing the little squirt to him and “his territory”. So I used some of the tips I have mentioned before in my videos. Poe as I suspected wasn’t in for being buddies (unlike Kirby) as when Rocco tried to play with him, Poe would give a little don’t-bug-me growl and walk away. Other then that though they co-existed fine, and Poe was quite content looking a the two bozos
– immature pups (trust me he was thinking it) play and scurry around, not very interesting for a 8 year old boy who would rather lounge with us humans, then have to intermingle with these two rambunctious pups, as they ran and played…and ran and played circles around him.

I did get one shot though of the three of them snuggling together, or should I say Poe lying down and these two snuggling up to him,and him being to lazy to move. Never-the-less it was quite adorable!

Here’s the video, pictures are below it.

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I also wanted to thank Trompie (one of our very first blogging buddies) on this fabulous award and want to pass it along.

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The following “rules” go with the award

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as  a friend, and spread the love

Here’s our 10 picks! In no particular order…

http://mygbgvlife.com/ -EMMA

http://nylabluesmum.wordpress.com/ -Nyla-blue

http://easyweimaraner.wordpress.com/ -Easy

http://www.animalsed.com/ -Faris & Bueller

http://www.molliesdogtreats.co.uk/ – Mollie & Alfie

http://www.mypawsitivelypets.com/ – Ann

http://www.terriertorrent.com/ – Gizmo

http://mostphotogenicdog.com/ -Gracie and Henri

http://www.speedyhousebunny.com/ -Speedy

http://bestpupintheworld.blogspot.ca/ – Max

I wish I could pick more,but this is far from my last award nomination :D! I picked you guys because you have either been there for us since the beginning or have been a great supporter of us, and I hope I have been equal to that to you. You are all part of my blog-family 🙂

Wordless Wednesday A tip on how dogs think

I’m trying not to put up my videos as much as this is a blog! But nothing much went on this week, let me know if you guys knew or read this before?. Poe is in it at the end!

Kirby has this thing where he likes to hibernate. He goes under the blankets to sleep.

Kirby has this thing where he likes to hibernate. He goes under the blankets to sleep.

Ancient Beginnings……and the winner is…..

First of all thanks everyone who joined in. If you didn’t get it this time you might as well try again if your here, as I try to make it as fair as possible by using the randomizer. PLEASE READ: To enter you must tell me that you at least WANT TO ENTER and the BREED of your dog, or else I can not include ya, as I have already ran into problems because I didn’t know the breed of dog of someone who wanted to enter. EDIT-Even if you have a mix, enter, just pick a breed you know they are mixed with! You can even enter your breed of cat too:) I also made what I think is a pretty cool badge, for the winners of Ancient Beginnings, for anyone who collects the awards/badges. So without further ado…..

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Whooooo. The winner is 2 Brown Dawgs Blog with their beautiful Chesapeake Retriever’s Storm, Thunder, and Freighter. Just click any of the beautiful pictures below to learn more about these Chesapeake Bay Retrievers!

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Now snuggle up and read on about how exactly this fantastic breed came to be…Now I know 2browndawgs, your very knowledgeable on your breed, so hopefully this post does okay in your books! 🙂

The Chesapeake bay retriever is relatively new in comparison to the previous  winner Clowie. Though to us humans, and even in comparison to many of the “newer” dog breeds out there the Chesapeake definitely has ancient beginnings, which are quite detailed at that.

pollyIt has been first recorded that some of the first Chesapeake Bay Retrievers started off with two young pups thought to be St. John water dogs in 1807, aboard a floundering ship, that were rescued by a George Law, a sailor on another ship. The male was named Sailor and the female canton. As there were no cameras the only proof is in the man’s writings which depict a dog in personality and likeness to the Chesapeake. The man found them aboard a wrecked ship it is said with intoxicated sailors, and that is where he rescued them and bought them off the captain for a guinea a piece. Though because he was set to sail off for sea again, he gave them away to a man named John Mercer and a doctor while still being docked at Norfolk in Virginia. (This is starting to sound like a great movie to me!)

As John Mercer and the doctor were both avid hunters, it is then that both men discovered these dogs in the hunting fields were exceptional. This is what led to these dogs being sought after by local duck hunters.  It is thought Sailor is the dog that started the offspring we know today, as he was exchanged for a ram to a governor in Maryland. Though both Sailor and Canton were bred with local dogs, which is thought to be the real start of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Dogs from both Chesapeake Bay shores were recognized as one of three types of Chesapeake Bay Ducking Dog in 1877.

Other names given to the Chesapeake bay Retriever’s at one point were the Chesapeake bay duck dog, the brown Winchester, the otter dog, the Newfoundland duck dog, and the Red Chester Ducking dog.220px-Chesapeake_Bay_Retriever_circa_1915

In 1887 a definite permanent evolution of the dog was now prominent,, which was its dark brown/reddish brown colouring.

At one point there were They were fully recognized by the AKC in 1878, and became the official dog of Maryland in 1964.

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Dr. John Lundy the President of the American Chesapeake Club from 1957-1959

At one point in the 1930’s to 1950 Chesapeake’s fell on the back-burner a bit when there began a big decline in waterfowl (What the Chesapeake’s were known for) and were often overlooked to be field trial dogs due to them being labelled as too “pretty”. It was this misjudgment that made many retriever fancier’s turn away thinking they would be no good at it. It is noted that with the help of the American Chesapeake club that CBR’s began to get their popularity back, and true sporting nature known.

The Chesapeake’s are said to be related to the St. John’s water dog (known as being retriever’s ancestors), Newfoundland dog. They are also said to have hounds and spaniels in them as well, though it seems unclear as to any more detail of which breeds1920s-Newf specifically.

Lastly, just for fun some famous people known for having the Chesapeake’s include Theodore Rosevelt, and actor Paul Walker (fast & the furious) and of course Thunder Storm and Freighter of the wonderful blog who inspired this all 2browndawgs.

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Now for the badge I award 2browndawgs with this! 🙂 Aswell as CLOWIE if your reading this.

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And here is the randomizer results…

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If I forgot you it wasn’t on purpose we swear! It’s just hard to tell if you don’t tell me your entering and the breed you are picking, as some people just like to comment but not enter so you must tell me. Comment below this post to enter next Thursday’s Ancient dogs. This is usually my last post for the week, so its up for a good 4 days, but it’s deadline is next Tuesday we will say. Everyone have a great Thursday!

Fun and grooming- yes those words do belong together VIDEO VLOG

So today is the much anticipated☮ grooming day!!!!!!! And what does that mean, not much but pulling out the old groomer kit and giving it a whirl☮. I in no way think I am a pro at this, but I intend to make it a continuous learning experience,  lucky for me my customer can’t complain. It is still freezing  winter outside so we decided to turn our family room coffee table into the groomer room, equipped☮ with a table cloth and plastic sheet!If you can spare a minute Please watch the video, as it was quite cute to make and you can see some of Kirby’s true little characteristics come out (running to the sofa as soon as he had the  chance! lol)

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And here are the before and afters!!! >I can’t help but feel this what Kirby having a pup might look like….

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-I pawticipate in these two lovely hops. One is VBP, the other is the Saturday pet blogger hop. Click the buttons below to be redirected to the creator’s sites and join the hop!

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