December 24, 2011

12 Dog Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my Humans gave to me a squirrel in a birch tree.
On the second day of Christmas my Humans gave to me 2 bully sticks.
On the third day of Christmas my Humans gave to me three blueberries
On the fourth day of Christmas my Humans gave to me four golden pinecones!
On the fifth day of Christmas my Humans gave to me five crispy sticks
On the sixth day of Christmas my Humans gave to me six toilet paper rolls
On the seventh day of Christmas my Humans gave to me seven cheese bits
On the eight day of Christmas my Humans gave to me eight belly rubs
On the ninth day of Christmas my Humans gave to me nine leaves to chase
On the tenth day of Christmas my Humans gave to me ten dirty socks
On the eleventh day of Christmas my Humans gave to me eleven licks of yellow snow
On the twelfth day of Christmas my Humans gave to me
           THE ENTIRE CHRISTMAS TURKEY!!          

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas & Wonderful New Year
<3 Miss Kodee and Miz Becky

December 12, 2011

Can We Just Skip To the Presents?

Might have worked - if Becky hadn't left the frame.

Still working on the 2011 Christmas Photo.

We have more out takes than dog hair this year!

December 8, 2011

Dear Santa...

November 25, 2011

I've Been Shopping!

Well Who Do We Have Here?
None other than Miz Becky & Miss Kodee!
I've been busy buying myself presents this month! They are such unique, handcrafted treasures I wanted to show them off. My family is not jumping up and down with me due to the fact they are dog items - but I figure, anyone reading this will be! 

November 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: It's What Time of Year?

No Snickering Kodee
We have another special little outfit just for you to display next week.

November 20, 2011

Fall Pickings!

How perfect is this; a Blog Hop titled "Monday Mischief"!
Living with Miz Becky it's a good bet we will be regular participants!

November 16, 2011

Getting To The HEART Of The Matter

Talk, Talk, Talk.
Talk is cheap. Now listening. That's a talent!
So Becky started Agility. She loves it and moves at the speed of lightening!
Me... oh my, two left feet trying to remember turns, commands, directions... I'm a train wreck! 
Good thing she is a fast learner, loves a challenge and is all wag!
Becky thankfully forgives my imperfections.

Offer a bribe - I mean reward and she is game to try anything new!
Cavaliers are wired to please and they do with all their heart!

Each night Becky and I return from class, Kodee almost runs me down to sniff Becky all over. I get the impression Kodee does not trust me to see to it no harm comes to Becky. Then she turns, looks at me and snorts, trots off and leaves the room. For the better part of the next 24 hours I get a cold shoulder.

Well someone is acting temperamental, aren't they!

Hey! What do we have here?!
Yes! A Cavalier on the cover of this month's DOGSport Magazine!

October 31, 2011

Boo! Happy Halloween!

September 27, 2011

Wordless Wed: The Girl Knows How To Make Her Point?

September 22, 2011

Did you hear? Cavalier Are in the News Today!!

NO, not THAT  news. THIS news!!

That's right - this is Miss Kodee!
OK you fellow camera buffs, do you receive Photojojo Newsletters? You should - they have amazing tutorials, great camera finds and photography tips.

This particular tutorial was written by none other than my brilliant daughter, who shows you Miss Kodee's beautiful head.

Read "How to Make Your Own DSLR Viewfinder" for around $20. A comparable one with a magnifier in a store runs about $400 - $600!

While at Buskerfest (did you see my post over at Beyond the Dog Dish with my photos?), my daughter used  this gadget for all her photos! She really caught some amazing shots with it!

Photo Credit: Lauren Souch

September 19, 2011

Sassy Miss Kodee

September 10, 2011

It Was a Barking Random Fine Week!

Random Thing 1

K9 Kamp Pup and Human Fitness Challenge!
Grab your gym bag, grab your pooch and get moving! From Sept 8 to Oct 13 head over to Kol's Notes and Peggy's Pet Place to get your weekly fitness challenge instructions. Don't worry they promise to start off kind and slowly kill us with harder demands! I have no more excuses not to get out there. My area has cooled down so I'm ready to roll along the hiking trails again with dogs, camera and husand in tow. Read Kol's own story on why he needs to personally get fit here.

Random Thing 2

October marks the one year anniversary of acquiring my first DSLR camera and I have embraced every minute of this journey spent learning. It all started with finding Scruffy Dog Photography. The minute I viewed the creative, unique works of Illona Haus I was inspired to try and learn to take better photographs of Kodee and Becky. So I did what any half-crazed, desperate person does - first harassed my husband till a camera graced my hands and second stalked Illona through her Scuffy Dog Blog.

The one thing that really strikes home with me about her photographs are the little, personal details she captures. I really want to have these small details to treasure for my lifetime of Kodee and Becky. Subtle things like a paw, or the tip of their nose in close detail. I want more than a photograph of a dog sitting staring up at me. 

So this week when I read that Blacks Photography had interviewed Scruffy Dog Photography, I just had to share it with you. Watch it - I promise you'll love it.

Random Thing 3
Joint Care Help!
Kodee is on a medication that contributes to bone loss. I do what I can to lessen any joint damage and to hold off the development of arthritis by using glucosamine and chondroidtin. Fish oil has never agreed with Kodee's tummy. 

Recently Dog's Naturally Magazine raved about coconut oil and the great benefits it provides; bone health, digestion, immune support, skin conditioning and more. So far Kodee is tolerating it and I do see some improvement in her coat. But I still need her on a good supplement and I just ran out of my jar of Dr. Maggies Joint Supplement.

So I stopped by the Pet Store today and saw for the first time  Sasha Blenda Canadian product. 
"It's more than just "glucosamine and chondroidtin. It is a rich source of natural compounds including the full range of GAGs that have joint protective properties".
Ok... not sure what all that means so I want to know if anyone is familar with it? If not which product do you give Top Dog Rank for joint care and why. I appreciate any insight you can give me and Kodee's joints thank you.

~ Ramblings by Debbie!

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September 7, 2011

The Case of the Missing Gerber Daisy

No Cavaliers Were Hurt In the Making Of This Story.

Gerber Daisy ~ Also Known As:
Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy, Veldt Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Barberton Daisy
Scientific Name: Gerbera jamesonii
Family: Compositae
Toxicity: Non-Toxic to Horses, Non-Toxic to Cats, Non-Toxic to Dogs :)

August 20, 2011

Call Me Stupid!

Say What? I am not supposed to call my dog breed a Cav? Who says? Why not? Oh dear. Why must I always be so difficult and discuss these things publicly. Sorry, but...

Someone started a Facebook Group to tell those of us that do - we are wrong. Oh oh... you see the real problem here don't you? Someone told me I was wrong!!

August 10, 2011

No Words Allowed: Only Thoughts

You Tell Me Becky's Thoughts!

Here she is the day after her spay last week. I think she is spewing profanities at me.
Stay tuned because Kodee has her own special thoughts on how the day really went down.
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July 15, 2011

One Of Those Days.

One of those days... 
Do you speak up - even if your not 100% sure your right? Do you take a stand when no one seems to be behind you? Do you follow your gut? Are you OK changing your mind if someone can show you a different opinion? I hope so. I do. Being open, listening to others, not fearing debate and knowing it's OK to to let others influence me, is all good. That's right Kodee, you keep barking.

July 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Fun in Agililty; No Words Needed

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July 1, 2011

Drooling Over Doggie Muffins

Looking spiffy in our dollar store fashion accessories!
Very Prada of us don't you think?
We have been lost in summer! Isn't it great?! Part of me loves the whirlwind of activity and part of me just wishes it could slow down to savor it a bit. So what have we been up to? Well first off I finally stopped talking about it and started Rally. Big surprise is I enrolled both dogs and Kodee is surprisingly the star! More on that next week with photos and a video. 

June 7, 2011

We Have A Birthday Girl In the House!

Becky's 2nd Birthday

Look who is a big girl now! Miz Becky is 2 years old today! 

June 5, 2011

Walking Challenge Progress Has Been Made!

Rouge Park ~ Woodlands
Isn't it great the warmer weather is back? For me that means I can up my kilometers for the "Walking Challenge" over at Lessons From and For 4 Legs. A group of pet bloggers have banned together to support and encourage each other to meet our personal walking goals. I have set a goal of walking with Kodee and Becky, 365 Kilometers in 365 Days. Yeah it's not as enthusiastic as some of my other friends who are aiming at 365 Miles in 365 days but let me whine about my short comings for a moment. I have one ankle not in tip top shape that slows me down plus our winter was brutal this year. I am excited to report for the month of May I hobbled along with great strides and to date have dragged myself 117 km!
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May 31, 2011

We're Sad and Mad!

Doesn't Miss Kodee look scary? I hope so!
[Got to love these Iphone photo apps]
Who else is having trouble with Blogger? We have been blocked out of commenting on most of our friends blogs for over a week. It's random who I can comment on and who not! FRUSTRATING! I may have to commit myself soon. Since I am known to be somewhat *cough* opinionated, it's killing me having to be silent. Do you think Kodee's vampire imitation will propel blogger into action?

Anyone else involved in this "cluster" of affected bloggers unable to comment. If you are you probably can't comment here to let me know lol. In that case shoot me a twitter message. I did read some people got past this issue by clearing their history and deleting their cookies but it didn't work for us. If I log out, I can comment on ONE blog. Then have to log out again to post on the second. I know I have an abundance of time on my hands - but seriously, not that much! So, in the meantime, know I am reading and loving your stories none-the-less!

I guess it could be worse. I have one friend who can't even make a post. Consider this my test run to see if I still have that capability! Here goes.... pushing "PUBLISH POST" now..

May 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Guess What I'm Looking At

I'll Tell You the Answer Tomorrow Morning!
I'm thinking no one will quess it correctly ;)
The answer you've been waiting for..

May 19, 2011

Kodee VS the Frisbee

Yup I have been missing in action! Blame spring and technology. Gasp I have another love or is that obsession other than dogs, ok and photography. Gardening! If you want to take a peak at what my green thumb can produce look here
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May 4, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Spin a Story For Me!

April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding CKCS Style!

Crazy humans. Woke us up at 5:30! Then didn't even feed us till 8:30!!

April 26, 2011

Meet "Miss Furry Couch Potato".

That's right. Kodee has been crowned "Miss Furry Couch Potato". OK so I exaggerate but she did win a prize! When I got home today I found a large package on our door step. Dad saw the parcel then said "It's from "Dog Basics what did you buy?" I squealed "NOTHING! Honest!"

April 20, 2011

Dancing With the Doggie Stars

Dancing With the Doggie Stars Information
Calling all Canine and Human Teams! No experience necessary! Big Honey, the Great Dane is hosting a fun event just like "Dancing With the Stars" but the "Star" this time round is your dog! Pure Genius! Head over to her website for the event details. Don't be shy - this is about fun and your not expected to be a pro! I think we have a few blog dogs I know that are more than ready to try this. Honey has posted some great videos to get you started!

April 16, 2011

Why Does Spring Mean Home Invaders?

Oh yeah! Spring blooms are popping up all over the garden here! Sorry to my pals who told us they woke up to the shock of the dreaded white stuff haunting the ground this morning at their homes. Here is a peek at what your missing! Jealous? You know it!
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April 12, 2011

Rebel: Words on Wordless Wednesday

April 5, 2011

Purposeful Patting. OK Massage.

Do you have a dog that suffers from anxiety, trouble focusing or some sort chronic pain? I know when I suffer from stress or chronic pain, often massage helps me cope. It makes sense an animal would benefit from a little one on one too. Think of it as "purposeful patting".

About 2 years ago I stumbled across a woman giving a massage to a large dog at Woofstock, a huge canine/human social and shopping event in downtown Toronto (read our post here). The snoozing dog receiving a massage was oblivious to the fact 100’s of dogs and people were zooming past. I knew massage could benefit conditions like arthritis, tissue damage, and circulation. But knocking a dog out in a crowded noisy environment like this? Just mind boggling!
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March 24, 2011

Come On. Speak Frankly To Kodee.

March 20, 2011

Cavalier 2nd at Crufts 2011, in Heelwork to Music!

Who said don't expect a Cavalier to play fetch?
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March 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Purina National

March 10, 2011

Excuse Me? What Did You Say?

Read: Dog Speak With Colleen Safford
Stiff Posture and Alertness Translated
Do you watch your dog? Sure you do, but how closely? Do you really know what their body language is telling you? Look closer at your pooches photographs. You might see a clue to what your dog is really thinking. GASP! You may be shocked to find out. {Tsk Tsk Miss Kodee!}
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March 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Stop, Look; SMILE!


February 23, 2011

Dog Show Fever!

A quote my sister and I used to use...
What Is Yours Is Mine. What is mine, is MINE!
 Oh yes, it's SHOW TIME! Lucky for me there are two dog shows in the next few weeks! This past weekend I attended the Ontario Breeders Association's "All Breeds Championship Dog Show in Markham and it was loads of fun. I took Becky to get a bit of socialization in for her but really I was there to cheer on Becky's sister, Molly and other Cavaliers! I love dog shows for a variety of reasons.
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February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednedsay: Lazy Day Snow Days

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