Tuesday, November 25, 2008

That's my boys!.....

In my obsessive little world, before there were dogs, cats and glass, there were the Calgary Stampeders. So I'd really just like to say "I told you so"....to everyone who told me that the Stamps would loose on Sunday; that Anthony Calvillo would get the fairy tale ending to his come back season; that Henry Burris would choke! HA!!! It is a heart warming story and I'm very glad that Anthony's wife is winning her battle with cancer. Mike Labinjo has a heart warming story too and he's a Stamp! Yup a couple years ago, Henry might have had a bit of trouble with the pressure, but that label is gone forever after Sunday! Someday if I ever get to name dogs again, I'm think Nik, Jermaine and Ken-Yon would be awesome sled dog names!

Picture of Sandro DeAngelis hoisting the Cup was stolen from a Calgary radio station website because I wasn't there. I have, however, already asked for November 27-30, 2009 off work so I can be there to watch them defend the title in their home stadium. Yanno, assuming I can find a dogsitter! A year should be enough time to get that organized, maybe!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Introducing Reggae....

He arrived a week ago, but I've been playing nurse to both my hubby and Heyoka so I haven't had time to introduce him properly. Both the sickies are still sleeping this morning, so...

Please meet Reggae. He was a little confused when he first got here. So many dogs, no tethers.....

But he is settling in nicely. Reggae is nine years old and came from the same kennel as Sleet and Paxil. Paxil's retirement left us more or less leaderless! Tehya will be a leader in a year or two, but she's not quite ready yet. It's still way more fun for her to stop and play with loose dogs rather than obey an "on-by" command! Reggae is a command leader and should help us get down the trail without too much ruckus this winter....just need a few more inches of snow so that snowhook will hold!

Tehya loves her new chew toy! Reggae is nine, but he plays like a much younger dog! So far he's gotten along fine with all the dogs he's met. He truly hates being alone so I make sure he always has a buddy in his pen. He's got a good howl on him that the neighbors might not appreciate hearing all night long!

I think he's happy in his new home!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Go Stamps Go...

Finally a berth in Grey Cup. I could put up a long rambling post about that, but I think I'll save that for next week! For now I will just say Thank You to the Gods of Football for Mike Labinjo! A simply stunning defensive performance! In a league where the teams line up a yard apart, stopping a touchdown from the one yard line is almost impossible. To do it twice on back to back plays is unheard of. That guy rocks!

The Grey Cup kick-off is in almost exactly a week! :)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

My cranky old girls...

They are both pushing 15 and in failing health, but Sleet and Pirate still have some spunk.

They have a daily arguement about who gets in the front door first.

An arguement Sleet almost always wins! She was here first and in her mind at least, she is the Queen Senior!

If they were younger dogs or had any teeth left, I'd have to keep them seperated all the time!

(The pictures are couple weeks old...the front step is snow covered now.)