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

Friday, 10 July 2009

United Breaks Guitars

Have you seen this You Tube video?

It's hilarious!!! (and unfortunately true)

It's a song written by the Canadian band, Sons of Maxwell who witnessed United Airlines employees damaging their guitars. After a year of negotiations United Airlines has refused to compensate the band members. So they wrote this song

This information is directly copied from the You Tube information on this video:

Full Story: http://www.davecarrollmusic.com/story/united-breaks-guitars - In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and my Taylor guitar was witnessed being thrown by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago. I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didnt deny the experience occurred but for nine months the various people I communicated with put the responsibility for dealing with the damage on everyone other than themselves and finally said they would do nothing to compensate me for my loss. So I promised the last person to finally say no to compensation (Ms. Irlweg) that I would write and produce three songs about my experience with United Airlines and make videos for each to be viewed online by anyone in the world.

United: Song 1 is the first of those songs. United: Song 2 has been written and video production is underway. United: Song 3 is coming. I promise.

Follow me at http://twitter.com/DaveCarroll
Video Produced by Curve Productions of Halifax, http://www.curveproductionsinc.com./

We say:

Way to go

Sons of Maxwell!!!

I hate it when big Corporate America (or Canada) takes advantage of the regular people and I absolutely hate getting bad service in a service based industry!

So far the video has had well over 1,200,000 veiws in just a few days.

And it's a pretty good song too! ;)

We are going to check out some of their other music.

Hope you liked this one!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009


It's Canada Day, and because you're a Canuck just like any other hoser in a tuque with a toonie, you can nab a double-double and chill out, or kick back with a brewski and Buffalo wings for some R'n'R, eh?


Did you get that or do you need a lesson in speaking Canadian?

Well here you go:


KD: a Canadian standard for kids and university students, Kd, a. k. a. "Kraft dinner" or "mac and cheese," is an instant macaroni and cheese product that sells for about $1 a box.

Double-double: Only at your local Timmy's (Tim Hortons), a coffee with double cream, double sugar is nicknamed a double-double.

Hoser: Calling someone a hoser is really just calling them a loser, a term made famous by those classic Canadian television brothers Bob and Doug McKenzie (check out the movie Strange Brew). In the old days, the term referred to the team that lost the hockey game and would have to hose down the rink.

Brewski: as if Canadians needed to further clarify how much they love their beer, they gave it an affectionate little nickname: a brewski.

Click: unlike in the U. S., where distance is measured in miles, Canadians go metric and use kilometres, which they casually call clicks.

Shlepping: To shlep is to move slowly or carry something clumsily; for example, "I shlepped my hair-dryer over from India to Canada only to discover there are different-sized electrical outlets here."

From http://www.vancouversun.com/Life/Learn+speak+Canadian/1749016/story.html

And here is more Canuck-Speak that we have added for your interest and fun:

Canuck- a nickname Canadians fondly use to call themselves

Loonie: $1 coin. We have no $1 bills anymore.

Toonie: $2 coin. We have no $2 bills anymore.

Ceasar: A tasty Canadian cocktail made of vodka, and Clamato juice with spices. Apparently it is an acquired taste (and Momma loves it ). See this post for more details.

Tuque: a knitted winter hat worn in winter to keep your head warm during the icy Canadian winters

Eh? a term Canadians tack on to the end of a statement or question as in "Nice weather- eh!" or "How's it going eh?"

Check your own grasp of Canadian idioms at www.canadianimmigrant.ca/justforfun/canspeak.

Happy Canada Day !
(l to r) Nikki, Buddy, foster dog Pixie and Casper
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