Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Hallowe'en!!



I'm ready for trick or treating!!!



Dad carved my pumpkin...it's bweery skerry....



Hold on...there's a couple of new sheriffs in town....



And they've captured their first inmate...




Wishing you a fun & safe Hallowe'en!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Are You Ready for Hallowiener?


We're just about ready....Dad has our outdoor display put together....he still has to carve the pumpkins...



And a peek of me as "Little Stinker"...appropriate....oui?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Busy Being Me....

One of my most favourite thing to do is chew bones...so yummy & grrreat for my teeths....



Dad & I went for a long hike...here I am looking all that in my new fleece sweatshirt...

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Empress's New Clothes!!

Liesel has outgrown her sweaters of last year...after all she was a mere babe when she arrived...



Mama decided it was time to clean out the stash of doggie wear...since most was too big for Liesel...it went in the goodwill pile. A couple of fleece shirts were given to grand-dawg Benson...they fit him perfect & look pawsome! And what was left that would fit Liesel? One well loved pink cable sweater....that was it!!

So...Mama ordered two new pieces of warm winter wear for Liesel....custom ordered just to fit her...




A pretty light burgundy cable sweater & red & black paws fleece sweatshirt...so warm & cozy!

If she wasn't so busy napping...we'd ask her to model them. But we'll let a sleeping dog lie.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Another Mouse Tale....

Dad was quick to see that a mouse must have come in the back door behind him this morning!! Mr. Mouse scooted down the back stairs...but Dad was quick to grab a container from the recycle bin...and was able to trap & take said mouse outside!!

Dad also adjusted the back storm door so it closes quicker & double checked all around the lower level to make certain there are no places for a mouse to come in.

Plain to see Liesel has absolutely no prey drive...whatsoever! But she does have a knack for getting her ball stuck under the sofa!!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Out & About On A Beautiful Fall Day!!

Today was a gorgeous fall day....perfect for an outing..and the fall colours are just coming in...



There is a paved trail...so we went for a pawsome walk...(this is close to Benson's house...lucky boy to live in such a beautiful area..)



And what is the first rodent we run into? A darn tree rat!!! Sittin' there all pretty so Mama could take his picture! (while Liesel ran in the opposite direction...)



The beautiful Hillsborough River...with a cruise ship docked in the Charlottetown Harbour...





A gnome home? Maybe??



Hello? Anybody gnome?? No? We'll drop by another time...




Oh...and the bestest news ever!!! Benson's paw-rents got all engaged!! We are so excited & happy...we know Benson must picked out this beautiful bauble for his Mama...



No hitching date set yet...but we'll keep you posted! Hmmmm, me thinks a certain black & tan boy would be the perfect ring bearer..and a beautiful wild boar wire hair for flower girl! Oh, it's going to be a wiener-ful wedding!!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Difference Between Canadian and American Thanksgiving...




Monday is Canadian Thanksgiving.

Canadian Thanksgiving is pretty similar to American Thanksgiving — it definitely involves a turkey — but there are a few big differences.

For one thing, it's always held on the second Monday of October. That said, Canadians feast on the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday of the Thanksgiving long weekend.

The Canadian holiday also has a different history and origin than the US one — and many argue it actually came first.

Here are a few things you need to know about Canadian Thanksgiving...

Canadian Thanksgiving dates back to 1578 — so it's actually older than American Thanksgiving.

The earliest Thanksgiving celebration in Canada dates back to explorer Martin Frobisher's third voyage to Canada. He lost one of his ships along the way, so when he landed in Nunavut, he held a big celebration to give thanks for his safe passage.

Harvest season is earlier in Canada than in the US, which might be why Canadian Thanksgiving is held in early October.

Another theory for where Canadian Thanksgiving came from is the French settlers who came in the early 17th century and celebrated their harvests in New France every year.

Many places in Europe held end-of-harvest celebrations long before either the US or Canada started doing it.

Canada did copy the US a little bit...

After the American Revolution, many British loyalists fled to Canada as refugees and brought with them a few American-style Thanksgiving traditions, like eating turkey!

Canadians leave the marshmallows out of the Thanksgiving feast.

While most of the food served at Canadian Thanksgiving is the same as American Thanksgiving dinner — turkey, stuffing, potatoes, squash — Canadians don't do the whole marshmallow-and-sweet-potato thing.

Canadian Thanksgiving involves football too.

The Canadian Football League (CFL) always holds a nationally-televised doubleheader on the Monday afternoon called the Thanksgiving Day Classic.

(Canada also holds a "Labour Day Classic" over Labour Day weekend in September.)

There used to be some awkward religious undertones associated with Canadian Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving was originally a religious holiday in Canada.

Thanksgiving celebrations were pretty sporadic and unofficial at first, so a Protestant clergyman took it upon himself to establish some modern traditions, according to historian Peter Stevens.

But the Protestants ended up excluding the Catholics and other minorities in Canada. At one point, the government even held the holiday on a day when Catholics were meant to be fasting to make sure they couldn't celebrate it, according to Stevens.

Canada does not do Black Friday!

After stuffing their bellies full of turkey and wine on Thanksgiving, Canadians call it a night. They don't head to the shops to wait in Black Friday lines, because Black Friday isn't a thing in Canada.

Instead, there's a big discount shopping event the day after Christmas, called Boxing Day!

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sneak Attack....


Nuthin' to see here folks...two perfect angels...



Attack!!! Bwhahaha!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall Evening Walk


The leaves haven't started to turn colour here yet...but we went for a walk on one of the trails...



S-p-o-o-k-y..it was just starting to get dark...



But I wasn't afraid... "come on, Dad".....



Wait..what's that noise?? Did u hear something?



I barked & barked at this freaky toy someone hung in the tree...



I was tuckered out after my trek...ready to snuggle in for bed.