Libby at the Dog Park


“Mom, when can we leave?”

This is Libby’s general viewpoint on off leash dog parks. She either heels like a pro as we wander around the park or she sits on my foot. She likes other dogs but they simultaneously spark her curiosity and her reliance on Mama. Meanwhile labradors are frolicking, poodles are sniffing butts, and daschunds are running as fast as their little legs can carry them. But Libby? Libby wants none of it. Libby wants to leave. After 10 minutes of watching the other pups making merry while I stand around chatting with other dog owners with a fluff ball parked on my foot, I begin to feel like an impostor. A dog park impostor! We’re forced to leave with our tails between our legs. Le sigh. I hope with more visits to the park, Libby comes out of her shell and gets her frolic on. You can do it, sweet pup!


500 Dogs Rescued from a Puppy Mill in Shawville, Que

This past Friday, over 500 dogs were rescued from a puppy mill in Shawville, Quebec. As you can probably guess, they weren’t in great shape. Dogs are such gentle hearted creatures. And those hearts need a little love right now. If you live in the Ottawa/Outaouais region, please do what you can. The Humane Society needs the following items to help the influx of all these dogs:

  • dog bowls (mostly large and extra large)
  • kongs (please refrain from donating toys because it’s too difficult to monitor so many dogs who may chew/swallow pieces of less sturdy ones)
  • paper towels
  • garbage bags (large and x-large)
  • bleach
  • newspapers
  • bottled water or cans of pop (for the volunteers)
  • gift cards for Walmart (this is where they are buying supplies from)
  • cash
They’ve got a few places where you can drop them off:

Critter Jungle
Ottawa Canine School
Berry’s Pet Foods
Rainbow Doggie Daycare
Masters ‘n Dogs
The Dog House
Wag Pet Shop
Almonte Pet Value

Here’s a video on the rescue (don’t worry it’s not graphic):

Tie One On

Wouldn’t it be sweet to capture a pic of your pet donning a wild collar? It’d make for a pretty cute photoshoot too. A daisy chain collar would be so precious, no? Hrmmmm…me thinks torturing Libby with flora might be in her future.

{via Design Sponge}

Mouse in the House

I have a mouse. I’d love to share my abode with him. I imagine him to be the kind of mouse that would be in the know of the finest cheeses but wouldn’t refuse a good ol’ chunk of cheddar. A down to earth mouse. He could have his own little apartment in my home and we could furnish it with dollhouse furniture. At dinner, he could tell me tales of how he eluded the neighbourhood cats that day. Alas, he prefers rummaging through my spice drawer.

{image via Pinterest}

Pawsh Magazine

I have some very exciting news! My dear friend Laura of Acquired Taste just launched her very own online pet mag, Pawsh Magazine! And I must say….it’s amazing! I found myself grinning from ear to ear while I was reading it. Pawsh is filled with thought provoking features on everything from how to introduce your furry baby to your human baby to how to deal with your canine’s teenage rebellious nature. And then I was swept away with all the cute things I could buy for Miss. Libbyloo (I’ve totally fallen for the doghouse decal below). But Pawsh isn’t just for the pampered pup. Flip to page 88 and you can view a variety of shelter pups looking for a home. Actually…. Pawsh isn’t just for the dogs either! Nope! Feline friends are covered too! Ooooo you must read it my friends and then snuggle your furry friends! Just a few of the images that made me fall in love with Pawsh:

Libbyloo Who?

I wonder how Libby recognizes her name sometimes. She has so many nicknames. Sweet beaner. Chu chu le hoosh hoosh naley. MacGuyver. Honey bunches of oats. Girly (pronounced Gur-lay). Liberachi. The list goes on and on. And yet she knows her name is Libby. Dogs are smart.