Tags archives: dogs

  • Winter Fun for Everyone!

  • When we lived in the city I really wasn't very fond of winters. Winter meant even worse driving or commuting conditions, gross grey frozen dirt/snow banks, and lots of hibernating. The only fun winter brought came when we left the city and headed skiing or up to our cottage where we could really enjoy the great outdoors. Now, living in the country where the snow stays white and you can make t[...]
  • Saying Goodbye: Grieving the loss of a pet

  • On the afternoon of December 12th our family got smaller.... We said goodbye to our sweet Hermann. I have trouble breathing just writing that. My chest is tight, my throat hurts and I'm fighting back the ugly tears. There have been a lot of those. Our hearts are broken, and yet I know they will mend. We have over 10 years of amazing memories. He was a gift. He was truly o[...]
  • The Adventures of Tom & Shelley: Our to-do list

  • I love lists. Making a list is equally as rewarding as crossing things off said list. Especially when they're fun projects. Don't tell DH, 'cus I think he thinks these projects are less exciting for me because I don't have free reign. Which is ALSO, what I think HE thinks. That I don't have free reign to do whatever on these projects. That I somehow will not get my way and his 'design' influ[...]
  • Easy Art for Animal Lovers

  • If you've read more than two of my posts you'll likely know two things about me, 1) I super love my dogs, and 2) I also super love bright bold colours. So when my little sister, aka Dr. Jenn from Minden Animal Hospital, asked if I would help out and make some art for her clinic, I jumped at the chance. Why? It allowed me to combine THREE things I love, dogs, painting, and painting with bright bo[...]
  • Meet Boomer

  • Meet Boomer. Boomer (or Boomie) is part of my girlfriend Julie's family and has been a source of constant joy ever since his entrance.   I got to spend some time with Boomie when I spent a few days at her house helping with childcare, and just fell in love.  He's a fun dog who joined me on my runs, and kept my feet warm sleeping with me at night. Boomer, like Hermann and Eddie, LOVES his[...]
  • Life lately: mini projects & Fall prep

  • I feel like it been forever since writing a post! Although I do admit, going from complete master bedroom makeover, to bar cart, to dining room buffet I'm a bit worn out.  Me and my power tools and paint brushes needed a teeny tiny break. Not that I really took a break.... Fall means our winter wood order arrives.....which means I get to move and stack a full face cord of wood:)  Check out m[...]
  • Responsible Dog Owners and what they look like

  • What does a responsible dog owner look like? While we all have varying degrees of standards of what we find is and isn't acceptable, there are some basics I think we can all agree on.  And if you don't agree, clearly you're wrong.  Just kidding.  Kind of.  When it comes to a dog's health and happiness, I don't mess around. So, here are things a responsible dog owner does before even gett[...]
  • 9 Reasons to celebrate your dog's birthday

  • Today is our sweet Hermann's 9th birthday!   And since the moment this little sweet thing came into our lives, I can't imagine life without him.  Which is why we celebrate his birthday (and every day!).  Knowing how precious our time with our pets is, I'm a firm believer in celebrating their life.  And what better way than a birthday party! I don't mean loot bags, invited guests,[...]
  • Tips for summer fun with dogs

  • We all love summer, including the dogs, but summer also means different schedules and new places to explore.  We love taking 'the boys' with us as much as we can, so I've pulled together my list for making sure your pets are as happy and safe on your summer vacation as you are! 1. It may seem like a no-brainer, but make sure your pets have up to date vaccinations and tags.  This is especial[...]
  • Progress Report: DIY Den

  • We can file this project under 'longest project everrrrrr'.  I feel like I started it eons ago! And in blog-land, I kinda did - a whole seven months ago! UGH. It's incredible the changes the room has already experienced, and it is almost done!!! #HighFive I had a lot of things on my list and that is what has made this such a long project.  Since the room is my DIY room and home office it nee[...]
  • My dog is a celebrity!

  • So I've been keeping a secret in for a while and I can't even say how exciting it is to write this post, to share the BIG news!!  There is no font or ALL CAPS big enough.  This is so exciting!:) Hermann-Maier is a celebrity!!! Our sweet Hermann, the oldest of our dogs, is going to be appearing on EVERY package of Rayne dog food!! Well, to be more specific... the kangaroo variety he and Eddie[...]