Here’s the thing…

As life would have it, George moved from our house to our friends’. It actually seemed to work very well for everyone involved. I was struggling with medical physical issues and George needed someone who would be there, our friends had just lost their own dog and wanted a little creature for their patch of land. It was a good fit.

That, however, was last year. Medical issues or not, I was kicked out of the puppy-choosing committee and Lovely Hubby took over. Not long after, we got a puppy; Norman.

A little ball of trouble

Norman was (and is) incredibly adorable. You can’t see him and not want to kiss him or pet him or hug him. I was in love in seconds.

What are you doing?

Ocean was more cautious than I was getting to know him but she’s fallen for his charms as well.


He might be little, but he’s a trouble maker. From toilet paper to slippers, nothing is safe around the house. And if you are eating a banana, get ready to share…

Hm…supper! My favorite!

It is hard to get upset at him when he’s just such a happy, little puppy. All he wants to do is spend time with us and love us. How can I resist that? The truth is, I’m soft putty in his hands (ah…paws). And he’s getting away with murder.

He jumped up at Hubby one too many times and, horror of all horrors, made him spill a cup of his beloved tea.

That was the end. Good Brit that he is, Hubby drew a line.

We start puppy school next week.

I’m adorable!

We got a puppy

Well, after seeing so many puppies and doggies, it was really bound to happen. We got a doggie. He’s not with us yet; he’s too little. But he’s coming and he’ll be with us on June 10th. He’s arriving on a plane–which is pretty exciting.

This little guy is coming all the way from British Columbia to Ontario.

He’s a Newfoundlander. A breed that I’m super excited to have. and he’s going to be called George.

Now, I would have told you all sooner but my lovely hubby and his friend decided to clean up our house this weekend and they cut some cables that seemed to be useless to them…so we had no internet, cable or electricity as a result. It took a couple of days to get someone in to fix things.

Now, I’ve explained things to Ocean, who doesn’t seem very impressed with the idea of a new brother. She’s quite determined to show him who’s boss and who’s toys are hers (all of them). But, I think, once she meets him, she’ll learn to love him.

I am very picky.

So, things are very exciting here. We can’t wait for George to arrive and have him running about the house. We’re probably in for a couple of sleepless nights and all the fun things that come with puppies. But, the best part is that you can hear all about it through this blog and not have to miss a single minute of rest or clean a single accident. We’ll be doing all that over here.

I like big dogs and I cannot lie

Well, it’s Mother’s Day here and I got a lovely gift for it…I got a particularly lovely wet kiss from a very special pooch.

Don’t tell me you wanted flowers!

But most of my weekend was spent researching breeders and trying to convince my lovely hubby that we might need another dog. See, Ocean is getting on in years. Now, chihuahuas out there need not fear, I researched rather larger breeds.

I looked up both the English Mastiff and the Neapolitan Mastiff.

The English Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff

Nothing is guaranteed. We’re just going to go and see the dogs and meet the breeders. I have questions for the breeder and am quite choosy about who I want to get a puppy from…

I do love me some puppies

Still, you might get a post with some pictures coming up. Just saying.

Meanwhile, this happened.

A doggie visit

We went to see Great Pyrenees. There’s a breeder of them not too far from where we live and we got to meet the dogs. They have to be some of the gentlest, most loving dogs I have ever met. I absolutely loved them. Shocking, right?

They are a little big
So, so loving
Look at those soft eyes!
This one was Sunny, one of my favourites. She and I got to know each other well.
It’s impossible to show in a picture, but there was just something absolutely moving in those dark eyes.

A huge thanks to Robert Duck of Pyrvalley for letting us invade his home and basically drool all over his dogs for hours.


This is my idea of heaven!! A big thanks to Animal Kingdom for this lovely picture!

Wicked Aww Pics

Kelly O
#Funny Cute, #Funny Pets, #Cutest Animals

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If we were having coffee

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that, last night, I dreamt I was in a Stephen King novel. I was one of the characters in the novel and the only one who knew bad things were on the way. Weird.

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you this week at work simply flew by. It was one of our busiest and I was exhausted by the time Friday came, but man was it over fast! One moment it was Monday and the next I’m writing this post.

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Friday was National Puppy Day.

Awwwww! Puppies!!

A huge thanks to  Eclectic Alli for hosing Coffee Share and to you, my lovely reader, for reading!




If we were having coffee

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m thrilled that I survived Christmas. It’s a holiday that stresses me out and I’m super glad that I survived it this year. Family has been taken care of, loved and connected to and things are now on their way back to normalcy.

If we were having coffee I’d share that my doggies have no such concerns. Their immediate worry is lunch, quickly followed by what’s for supper. Since it’s Christmas, the answer is their kibble, with some treats such as gravy or broth or bits of turkey. They’re also rather fond of snow and I’m still trying to get over seeing them laying comfortably in the stuff in the middle of our yard.

Finally, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you that hubby shared with me that he’d like to have a third dog. This development might not shock you, gentle reader, but I immediately envisioned a dog-infested house…of course, then I thought of puppies and the infestation immediately disappeared.

If you’re rolling your eyes at this point, I don’t blame you. But…pupppieeeesss!!!

Okay, that’s enough of that. How are your holidays going?