Thursday, March 30, 2017

Snow Personalities

There was another period of snow yesterday and it was interesting to see the differences in opinion of it.

Here is what Callie thought of it.

Typical Callie - she loves winter.

Bill had a different opinion. Notice the look of slight panic.

"Don't take my picture, let me in. It's snowing out here!"

Perhaps Alice the cat has the right idea, looks like she is dreaming of getting away from winter.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Sign of Spring!

After all the snowstorms lately, we have finally seen a sign of spring!  

Can you see it?

Here's a close-up.

Hooray, it must be spring - Callie is blowing her coat!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tasty Tuesday...maybe

"Hey, what are you cooking?"

"Bill...go see what there is. Maybe its something for us."

"Are you going to share that with us?"

Later, there was hard cooked egg shared on their dinners.  

Thursday, March 16, 2017


With the recent change in the weather, most of the snow is gone and we're seeing grass (and mud).

A few days ago it was sunny.




Even though it was cold, the sun was nice and we can just imagine how wonderful spring will be!

Saturday, March 04, 2017


Trail was laying on the couch and starting to fall asleep while holding his favourite ball so I got the camera to take his photo.  

As I crouched down in front of him, he opened his eyes and then...

along came that darn cat....

Friday, March 03, 2017

Keeping Brook Dry

Our blind and mostly deaf girl Brook has a little problem.  We know you won't judge so we'll share it with you.  

Brook pees the bed.  Well, actually her crate. 

It seems that she cannot go longer than three or four hours without having to pee.  This means that we are up and outside twice a night, every night. (The acdMom feels like there is a newborn baby in the house with all this interrupted sleep)  Brook will whine as an indicator that she needs out.

During the days when Brook has to be crated due to work she has layers of newspaper on the bottom of her crate then a homemade pee pad.  A Google search for homemade diapers gave the idea of using polar fleece and an inside layer (or two) of towel.  The "puppy training pads" that can be bought are not an option due to the fact that Brook likes to fuss up her bedding and would shred them.

During a recent trip to town and a thrift store for more supplies I found this: 

It made us think of our blog friends Bella, Dui and Roxy also known as Downunder Daisy at    

I don't think that we'll use it for a pee pad, we'll just use it for regular bedding instead.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Big Melt

It was only a week ago that we told you about all the snow we received and the trenches and the snow maze in the fenced area.

This is what that looks like today.

It is actually a little more confusing for the blind dogs Hiker and Brook as the piles of snow disappear but of course they are adapting.  With the forecast of cold temperatures but no snow we'll at least avoid the dreaded season of mud for a few weeks yet.