Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Doggy Play Date!

Last week my good friend came over with her three dogs and we had a super fantastic happy fun time doggy play date!

Yoda's three pals are Dustin, the white spotty pitbull, who had been found tied up to a dumpster.... Nelly, the toy poodle, also adopted... and Chichi, the chihuahua, whose a rescued puppy mill dog. Poor thing has a permanently twisted leg that was broken and was never treated so it healed all crooked :( again why I always say

Don't shop, Adopt!

So , our 4 little rescue pups had a wonderful time together! So much fun, love, and play! We had such a good time that my home felt so empty after they were all gone! Now I feel I need to get more dogs!

look at those pitbull smiles

Yoda, the ball buster!

What good dogs!

The pibbles surveilling the neighbourhood, protecting the Chi

I'm in heaven!

Pitbull sneak attack!

Yoda was all pooped out by the end, but look at that face!

Friday, October 3, 2014

New toy! New Training!

Yoda is a manic tugger. She tugs. and tugs. If she swam, she would make a good tugboat.


She doesn't like to drop whatever it is you are holding on the other end... so that's sometimes less fun.

I picked up this awesome rope tug toy at the dollar store that comes with a comfy handle on my end so I can hold on comfortably and not lose my grip.

I used this opportunity to teach her a new command... "back off" for when she would come to tug too close to the handle. Something she picked up almost instinctively, maybe because my voice meant it. I also reapplied the "drop it" command which is her weakest obedience point. Again, she loves tugging SO MUCH that I gotta work really hard on reinforcing that "drop it + potential treat" is way more worth her while than continuing to pull. We are already making good progress!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Beauty and the Beast

...and by beast I do mean myself.

She's clearly the beauty!

She is back up and at 'em, feeling all better since her little sick bout. We enjoyed this past weekend to the max, possibly the last summery days before fall settles in for realsies. What did you guys do this past weekend?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Yoda's Mom, Versatile?

Oh boy, Yoda and I were pleasantly surprised to receive the Versatile Blogger Award award from Lisa over at Dogs N Pawz! Lisa's website is chalk full of info, photos and lots of heart, so go check out her blog!

Here is the award!

And here we are - a looong while later - accepting the award, but better late than never, right!

As a nominee, there are rules to accept and receive the award:

Accept the nomination: Thank the person from whom you received the nomination and provide a link to their blog
List 7 things about myself
Nominate 15 blogs for The Versatile Blogger Award

And without further ado – 7 things about me:

1. I'm a big fan of various sci-fi tv series and movies (Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars (uumm, I did name my dog Yoda after all, so I guess it speaks for itself!)
2. I'm a young professional and I run my own legal practice, so I am usually pretty high-strung with my mind running a mile a minute. My pets are what mellow me out after a long day and melt the stress away.
3. I love everything about early fall up here in Canada - colourful trees, apple picking, sweater weather, halloween, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin everything!
4. I often start things and never finish them, such as complicated DIY furniture projects, speaking of which...
5. I listen to so much music of so many different genres, my head is a music library.
6. I think french fries are the best food every invented.
7. I'm a pretty intense fitness freak and I train at the gym at least 5 times a week, despite my hectic schedule.

(I think that explains why I haven't been very consistent in blogging lol, but I love Yoda so much, I can't abandon it!)

Here are the 15 blogs I am nominating! Some of you have never heard of me, lol, I am nominating you because I think your blog rocks, your pup is cute, your blog is about pit bulls or all of the above :)

Beagles and Bargains
Dakota's Den
Wag 'N Woof Pets
My Pawsitively Pets
You Did What With Your Weiner?
Your Pitbull and You
The Lazy Pitbull
Oh My Dog Blog
Have Dog Blog Will Travel
My Two Pitties
Two Pitties in the City
Pocket Pittie in the City
All Things Dog Blog
Death By Chocolate Lab

Friday, September 26, 2014

Now I know where the expression "Sick as a dog" comes from

Poor thing must have caught some type of bug or eaten something at the park she shouldn't have because she's litterally sick as a dog. I don't think I have ever seen so many piles and puddles of poop in my life. Guess how much fun it was to clean up after her! She's currently on a 24 hour food fast, and we're only giving her fresh water to drink. See if that helps. I'm taking her out every couple of hours and she hasn't had to do 'em again so that's a good sign I hope. If it persists, we'll have to take a trip to the vet.

She's still a beauty though even though she's a sickly bear right now.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's been over a year since the last post smh with sad puppy dog eyes

You know that look your pup gives you when he knows he's done something he shouldn't have? The downward shifty eyes that look up at you tentatively in shame? Well... that's me right about now because I turned to posting more on Facebook and I haven't posted in over a year on this blog and I feel bad for abandoning my it. I started my own business and things have been busy as all hell, so I guess the dust had to settle a bit. However one thing has remained a constant in my life and that is YODA! Throughout it all, Yoda has been there every step of the way being her very sweet, spunky, snuggly self. And she is happy and healthier now than ever! So, how about a brief recap of the previous year in photos!? and a promise to post more regularly, as in once a week? I think that's a very reasonable goal!

Yoda in Star Wars mode

Random kisses over the year!

Christmas 2013

Outdoorsy Family Trips

Yoda being ridiculously cute