Sunday, 27 December 2009

'Twas the Dog's Night Before Christmas

'Twas the Dog's night before Christmas,
When all through the doghouse

Not a doggie was stirring,
Not even a mouse;

The dog's stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The puppies were curled all snug in their dogbeds,
While visions of cookies & bones danced in their heads;

And Ma Dog and I were curled together,
All warm and cuddly, out of the cold weather.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my dogbed to see what was the matter.

To the window I jumped, as I am an agility dog,
Tore open the curtains and looked into the fog.

When what to my wondering eyes should I see,
A sleigh and four reindogs all cute as can be.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

Then faster than flyball dogs they came,
And he whistled, shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Rudolph! Now, Casper! Now, Buddy! Now Nikki!
Run on, run on! We must go quickly."

"To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Hurry on, hurry on, reindogs all."

And then, in a twinkling, upon the roof I saw,
The prancing and dogprints of each little dog paw.

And St. Nick filled the dog's stockings with toys,
And treats and stuffies for all the dog girls and dog boys.

And he left us with extra things too,
Bones, collars and leashes for the dogs in rescue.

Then he sprang up to the sleigh, and gave the reindogs a hoot,
And away they all flew to deliver the rest of the loot.

That's when I heard him exclaim, as he flew out of sight,
Happy Christmas to all dogs and to all dogs a goodnight!

Woofs, from Casper, Buddy and Nikki ;)

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Yay!! Bailey Gets A New Family For Xmas!

Well our little friend Bailey (Bay-Bay) is officially adopted! He has settled in well into his new home. He has been on trial adoption for about 2 weeks now and it has gone well except for a few little housetraining problems (oops). Luckily his new people love him so much that they are willing to continue working with him on this.

Momma went and visited him last night and he did remember her, but he has clearly bonded with this new family and that is great!


Bye Bye, Bay-Bay. Maybe we will see you again someday as you live in the same city as us.
Woofs Casper, Buddy, Nikki and foster doggie Jazzy

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Wordless Wednesday From Buddy


Friday, 11 December 2009

GoD And DoG by WJ Francisco

Love it!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Our Two Foster Doggies- Jazzy and Bailey

This is our foster dog Bailey. He is a real sweetie. Bailey is an American Eskimo cross. He is quite a small dog. Bailey has been staying with us for about a month now. Momma sometimes calls him Bay or Bay-Bay. He loves to wrestle and play with us and Jazzy. He also loves to cuddle with our Momma. He is very attached to Momma.

Here is his Petfinder link http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=15085632 Bailey went on a trial visit for adoption. Hopefully it works out for him. Here are some pictures of Bailey.




Below are pictures of Jazzy, our other foster dog. Jazz has been with us for about 3 months. She is a bundle of energy. She can run circles around us all. Jazzy can manage a day at doggie day care and then have tons of energy left for the Off leash Dog Park or a run with her volunteer jogger.
Here are some pictures of Jazzy:



Here are Jazzy and Bailey together in the yard.




Last week I noticed Jazzy walking on 3 legs, holding her left hind leg up. Then she started sitting in the yard and refusing to walk. So into the Vet we went. Turns out she pulled her Achilles tendon at the insertion site to the calcaneous (heel).
She had surgery on her leg a couple days ago. She is now sporting a lovely bright red wrap on her leg to hold the splint on and a lovely cone on her head. She is getting medication for pain and to decrease inflammation. Vets orders are to also decrease activity. No running, no jumping, no wrestling. Lots of crate rest. FOR TWO MONTHS!
Oh my dog, it's gonna be a long two months!
Woofs from Casper, Buddy, Nikki and foster dogs Jazzy and Bailey

Saturday, 28 November 2009

WHAT IN THE H*LL IS GOING ON AT THE TORONTO HUMANE SOCIETY?

Can this really be true?

A so-called "Humane" Society that:

-Leaves animals to live in their own excretement for days or weeks.

-Leaves dogs and cats agonizing in pain with no treatment.

-Leaves sick animals to die in their cages agonizing for days.

-Where staff members were being bullied and fired when they tried to do something about the terrible things that were happening.

-Where Vets were not being allowed to treat or euthanize animals that were clearly in pain.

-Where police conducted a search warrant yesterday and found a mummified cat (named Casper) that had been caught in a live cage in the ceiling. It would have died of starvation and had been left there for about a year. See this at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0aZd0QDaVk

-Where management staff of the Toronto Humane Society are being arrested and taken away in handcuffs for cruelty to animals. Here are the photos:





Unbelievably it is true. See the story is at:

We are disgusted, appalled and extremely saddened for the animals that have suffered in the hands of these horrible people.

Watch this video. Yes it's sad and it made me ball like a baby, but you need to see to believe it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XFSVMV7yRs

If you want to learn more, please visit:
Save the Toronto Humane Society Blog http://helpths.wordpress.com/
The Protest Group Page http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=86351415753
The Association for the Reform of the Toronto Humane Society http://www.reformths.com/

HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN?

WHAT IN THE H*LL IS GOING ON AT THE TORONTO HUMANE SOCIETY?

We just don't understand.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Happy Tails- Our Dog Rescue Video :)

Momma volunteers for a doggie rescue and we also fosters dogs. She made this video to show stories about some of the dogs that have been rescued and how their lives have changed.

Some of the doggies in this video are ones that we actually fostered ourselves: Meeko the American Eskimo, Winnie the German Shepherd cross, Joey the blonde mixed breed dog, Sunny Bunny the yellow lab cross and Ditto the German Short-Haired Pointer.

There are also other dogs in the video that stayed at other foster homes too.

When Momma becomes sad or annoyed or disillusioned with the frustrations and politics of dog rescue, she watches this video a couple times and she feels it's all worth it.

Turn on your speakers so you can hear the music and enjoy!

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Wasn't that cool? Doesn't it make you happy that all these beautiful dogs were rescued and their lives were saved.

Woofs from Casper, Buddy, Nikki and foster Eskies Jazzy and Bailey-yup we are a 5 dog (nut)house for awhile!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

PLEASE HELP US FIND THIS DOG- LOST IN PORT ORCHARD, WASHINGTON USA

Hi everyone, We are trying to help one of our Eskie friends to find their lost female American Eskimo Dog. Her name is Nemisis (Nemi). Please crosspost or send this to anyone who may live in the area. Everything possible is being done to get Nemi back home.

Lost American Eskimo Dog


Our little girl was lost on 10/26/09 and we are still looking for her. She is a Standard sized American Eskimo, approximately 20 lbs. All white fur. She was last seen a little south of SW Andrews Rd and Glenwood Rd SW in Port Orchard. If you have any information please call 206-445-2587 or 425-443-2101.

Run Free, Dear Hana

We are stunned and deeply saddened to hear that our Eskie friend Hana has unexpectedly crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Please visit Hana's blog to give some support to Hana's family.

We would like to share our favorite pictures of Hana:


Hana wearing her Ribbon Necklace and driving her bright red sports car .





Hana wearing her ButterEskie wings
Run Free At the Rainbow Bridge
We will miss you, sweet Hana

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Casper The Friendly Dog Wishes You A Happy Halloween!


Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Friday, 2 October 2009

Seven Days with Seven Dogs (Trailer for Dog-umentary)


This trailer is pawsome!

We will be purchasing the full lengh DVD. For further info on the dog-umentry Seven Days / Seven Dogs go to http://www.laughingowl.com.au/7days7dogs/7days7dogs.htm

Because humans aren't the only ones who need to smell the roses!


Thursday, 1 October 2009

Remembering Sandy

It's hard to believe that it has been 4 years since you crossed the Rainbow Bridge... seems like just yesterday.

SANDY - Fall 1994 - Sept 22, 2005





After wanting a dog for as long as I could remember, I finally adopted my first dog from the SPCA in February 1995. Sandy was about 6 months old when I got her. I loved her with all my heart and she was very devoted to me.

When Sandy was about 1 ½ years old she developed a seizure disorder that was fairly well controlled with medication. At about this same time she also began to have many issues with fear and aggression. I spent many years learning about how to deal with her issues. I took obedience classes, worked with her, and consulted experienced dog owners, trainers, and Vets.

The best thing I ever did with her was agility. I was looking for a fun dog activity that would also help with her issues. That is how I met Shirley and Diane. Sandy and I only got as far as Advanced Beginners II / III and we never did enter an agility trial. Several times we repeated classes at the same level, but it didn’t matter. We were both having fun.

Agility classes helped Sandy much more than any of the other things I had tried with her. It helped to decrease her fear and aggression and she made friends with people and other dogs. I learnt how to manage her issues while continuing to have her in the agility classes which we both loved. I am so grateful to Shirley and Diane who helped me to be able to do this.

Eventually Sandy’s aggression issues escalated to the point that I had to make one of the most difficult decisions ever. On Sept 22, 2005, Sandy crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Rest easy, my girl
All is now well.
Play and have fun
At the Rainbow Bridge.
I will love you forever
And I know I will see you again one day.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

A New Foster Dog named Jazzy

Oh my dog - it's been more than a month since we last posted. So much has happened. We will try to do some regular updates over the next while.

We have had some foster dog changes. Our foster dog Pixie attacked Nikki a few times and Nikki said enough of that @%#*%! So then Nikki decided to attack Pixie at every opportunity. Needless to say it was not a good scene.

So Pixie has now moved to another foster home where she is doing well. Thanks Joanne - you are awesome!

Momma then decided to take a break from fostering, but that only lasted 7 days as another Eskie was in need. Momma can say 'no' to fostering other dogs but to say 'no' to an Eskie in need is pretty hard. So after an entire 7 day fostering break (LOL) we took in our latest foster dog.

We have named her Jazzy (aka Jazz, Jasmine the whirlwind and Jazzy's hurricane). I think you get the picture... She is a 15 month old Eskie with a ton of energy. Definitely the most active dog we have ever fostered or owned and cute as a button.

See...





Momma has a number of things to work on with her as is not unusual with rescue dogs.
See ya soon

Woofs Casper , Buddy, Nikki and foster dog Jazzy

Saturday, 22 August 2009

More Road Trip Pics!

After the Eskie Picnic we continued on our vacation.

While we were in Minneapolis, Momma went to see a big cherry on a spoon.

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They wouldn't let us doggies in :((

Do you were they afraid we were going to eat the cherry?

...No, it is much too big.

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This is a horse that looks like it's made of wood but it really is made from tin.

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This is Chanel who we met at the Eskie Picnic.

She took us to the dog beach the next day.

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Nikki likes the beach.

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It was so hot we had to move into the shaded grass area.

Oh that's so much better!

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Here we are enjoying a chew treat.

Clockwise from left: Casper, Chanel, Nikki


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It's tiring after a long day at the beach.

Let's see- one bed for Casper.

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One bed for Nikki.

But where's Momma going to sleep?

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The next stop was Sioux Falls, SD

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The rocks are actually clay red but it doesn't show on Momma's camera.


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We posed on the rocks for pictures.

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Then Momma went to the butterfly garden without us !

Over 800 exotic butterflies and Momma got to see some coming out of their cocoons.

See some butterflies at http://www.sertomabutterflyhouse.org/index-2.html

The blue butterflies are the most spectacular!

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The next day we were on the road again.

Nikki was in charge of the maps.

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It's a tiring job!

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Casper was the backseat driver.

He kept an eye over everything.

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Every few hours we would find a nice place to stop and have a stretch.

Awwww - that's so much better!

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That's it for now. We will have more roadtrip pics later.

Woofs, Casper and Nikki

PS Buddy and Pixie got left at home. Ha ha ha ha

Saturday, 15 August 2009

A Minnesota Eskie Picnic Video!

Here is a video that Momma put together of the 2009 Minnesota American Eskimo Picnic.

Can you find us?

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Couldn't find us huh?

That's okay Momma's not quite sure where we are in there either! LOL

Friday, 14 August 2009

Were Back!!!!

Well we are back from our road trip! We have stories and have lots of pictures to share.

Yes, Hana you guessed right!

Our first destination was the annual American Eskimo Picnic held in Minneapolis, Minn at Gary and Stacy's house. And what fun it was!

Over 35 people, 57 American Eskimos, 1 white husky (that fit right in) and 2 shelties that stuck out in a sea of white fluffy dogs. ;)

Here are a sampling of pictures (more to come in later posts).















And back at the hotel afterwards where Nikki is having trouble staying awake.




More pictures to come...

Saturday, 1 August 2009

OMD- You Won't Believe It! (aka The Blue Box Part 2)

Momma actually did take us with her on a road trip! Just me (Nikki) and Casper. We both didn't fit into the blue box so she let us just ride in the car.

We are having a big adventure. We will be posting more later.

Woofs, Nikki

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

The Blue Box- Part 1

Nikki: "OMD- the blue box is out and is getting clothes put in it"
Nikki: you know what that means- she's going somewhere.
Do you think she'll notice if I just curl up in here?



Nikki: Hey I fit perfect!
Now she won't forget to pack me.




Casper: Don't worry Nikki- I'll block the door.
She can't get past me!
I'll make sure she packs us.





Thursday, 16 July 2009

Pets In the Park 2009

Hi doggies,

On this past Sunday I spent all day at Pets In The Park.

Momma only took me. Buddy, Nikki and Pixie all had to stay home. Ha ha ha.
It was a fun day.



Pets in the Park is a united initiave of 3 local animal groups: New Hope Dog Rescue, Saskatoon SPCA and SCAT Street Cat Rescue. The purpose is to have a fun day in the park with our animals and to raise money for these organizations to assist animals in need.


There were lots of trade booths and almost every both gave away doggie treats (yummy). There were demonstrations of flyball and rally-o, a silent auction, concession, entertainment, microchipping, and nail clipping and ear cleaning for dogs and lots more.
These are some of the people that were there:

There were all sorts of big dogs like big St. Bernards, Irish Wolfhounds, Great Pyerenes and this Afghan that posed for a picture.




There were medium sized dogs and there were also lots of tiny doggies like little yorkies, chihuahua's and these dachshaunds that were playing with the kids.


Gio and Romeo from Life Is Better With Sheltie Hair were there representing St John's Ambulance Therapy dogs.




This lab puppy was just too exhausted to stay awake for it all.

In addition to dogs there were also cats, ferrets and lizards present.

I got lots of treats, hugs and cuddles from many people. Here is a volunteer of New Hope Dog Rescue carrying me. I sure liked that!


I ate so many dog treats that my poop started to turn loose and green. Then Momma said "Casper, You are cut off! No more treats!
That's okay because I had already had lots ;)




I had so much fun and when I got home I was so tired I slept for almost a day straight!
It was grrrreat! I can't wait to go to Pets In the Park 2010 next year!
Woofs Casper