Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm Still Here!

I've been up since 5:30 am. I didn't get to bed until after midnight last night, hope I don't fall asleep driving to Calgary!! I'm still here because I'm waiting for my bank to open!
When I got up this morning I took pictures of the boys so you could see how they liked being up at 5:30 in the morning!
This is handsome Kort after his "show "bath last night, he's feeling a little groggy!
That was about as awake as he got, after that he followed me around from room to room but quickly fell asleep wherever I stopped!......
Tate was a different story, he had his bath on Sun. so he was awake & bugging me for the freeze dried liver he saw me pack......
Still looking for liver, gimmy gimmy!!......
Well, I guess I'll go pack up the van, call my mom, & head for Calgary!! Talk to ya next week!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Always Ready To Learn!

Donna says it's not just Caden who likes to improve upon himself, Jet also finds the time in her busy schedule to watch a herding technique DVD !!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bloggers Rut!

I'm in a bit of a rut blog wise, don't have anything to say...this weekend Kort is entered in his first dog show, so next week will be a different story! Until then, good thing for my friends who send pictures of their dogs for me....
Here is Jurnee & Faith watching the collie at the dog show on TV......
Here is Caden watching The Dog Whisperer......
As for Tate & Kort, they prefer to read in their spare time! LOL!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tagged Again

Hmmmmm, I was tagged my Amanda to post 40 things about myself that people may not know.....I will try to think of 40 things!

1) I love to be alone

2) am scared of elevators & flying

3) I didn't get my drivers license until I was 34

4) I am very emotional, big surprise!

5) Brad was my first real "boyfriend"at 33 yrs. & I married him!!

6) I am a perfectionist, bordering on obsessive , things have to be orderly in my life or I don't function very well!

7) Stephen King is my favourite author

8) when I was 16, my friend Sandra & I drank half a bottle of her dad's rye, then filled up the bottle with water to hide it!!, still don't know if he ever noticed!

9) I can't add, I have to count on my fingers!

10) I would love to be a medical examiner & find out why people died

11) I was one of the only kids in biology to be able to cut up the dead pig fetuses & not want to puke!

12) I have NEVER been sick, no colds, no flus...nadda!

13) I worked for 30 yrs in grooming & never called in sick

14) My maiden name is Killer, but it was actually Kostoff & was changed when my grandfather came to Canada

15) I worry too much

16) I am an insomniac, probably due to #15!

17) I hate talking on the phone, I'd rather e-mail or do messenger

18) I am scared of ants & grasshoppers

19) I have been told I have good people skills, whatever that means!

20) I HATE dog grooming!! even though it was my only job, ever!

21) I was an accident prone kid, I swallowed a screw & almost choked to death, A dresser fell on top of me when I was crawling up it, I cut my chin open 3 times, I swallowed a bottle of baby aspirins & had to have my stomach pumped, & I fell out of the back of a moving truck & split my head open!!! explains alot!!

22) I had never had a Starbucks coffee until I moved to Lethbridge

23) I have hardly ever travelled...once I went to Massachusetts & that was in 1994

24) I hate working, really really, I think it gets in the way of my life!

25) my favourite saying is "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff", funny huh!, cause that's all I do LOL!!

26) my favourite colour is purple

27) I got beat up by a girl when I was 12 & my younger sister chased her away with a rock!

28) I love to sing but have a horrible voice so I sing in the van, Brad won't let me sing at home!!

29) I believe in Heaven & Hell & I hope to go to Heaven!

30) I didn't go to my high school grad as I didn't want to wear a dress

31) my middle name is Michele

32) I am not a very exciting person as I am really having trouble thinking of 40 things about myself!!

33) I think I have a good sense of humour

34) I can be very sarcastic

35) I used to be very negative but worked VERY hard to change that!!

36) I have never been as happy as I am here in Lethbridge, even though I miss my family terribly

37) I want to go to Disneyland

38) I do not enjoy competing, dog related or otherwise, it stresses me out

39) I sucked my thumb until I was 10

40) I am happy that this is #40!

The Birthday Girl!

Today my niece Sherri is 23! So, it is her "champagne" birthday! Seems like only yesterday.....Sherri 4 mo. old, I was 25!!!, & my first collie Ben, who was 11 yrs in this picture...... Happy Birthday Sherri!!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

No Butts About It!!

My friends are really getting into this "Butt" theme LOL!!!! I received a contribution from Donna this morning, she called it "Bad Boy Butts"
Pictured are Thorn the shepherd & Shaman the collie.......

Thanks Donna!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Theme of the Month

My friends in Thunder Bay wanted to keep the "Butt Shot" theme going a while longer, so tonight at class they took pictures for me!!
Featuring...the golden butts, Gibson & Henley......
Then a mixture of golden- collie butts LOL!!....Gibson, Faith, Henley & Jurnee......
Thanks guys!!!!

And it's Back

Let's just say lately Kort has been having alot of issues involving the chewing & destroying of things, like walls & floors.....
So, it returns once more......

Sunday, January 18, 2009

More Butts!!

I got permission from The Dogstar Academy to post this newest picture of dog butts!!!
Featuring, Pebbles & Kaylee......

More from Popson Dog Park

So many pictures, I love them all!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Popson Dog Park

Today Wendy & I went out to Popson Dog Park, as usual the dogs had a blast...even Tate ran around like a fool!!
We had a much smaller crowd today, Wendy was doggy sitting 2 of Amanda's crew, Vito & Boone, she had her Lacey & Coulee & I had Tate & Kort.
I'm not really sure what this is a picture of???.....oh yeah, it's Kort!!, standing still !!!......& Lacey sticking her tongue out at him! LOL!!
I asked Wendy to get me a "different" picture of the boys, here's what I got, apparently both Tate & Kort tell a lot of lies!!!......

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Chance, Aug 8 07, 13 years old......
Mom called me this morning......Chance had a bad night, he's 15 yrs old now. This winter in Thunder Bay has been hard on my mom will say good bye . I can't be there, it will be the first time I have not been with a family dog when it was time. So, please bare with me as I remember Chance.
Chance was adopted by my mom on Sat Dec 8 2001. He was in a no kill shelter & had been there the entire summer, after his original "mom" had her boyfriend drop him off because she was having a baby & didn't want 2 dogs. She decided to keep their smaller dog, Chance was 7 & a half yrs old. They had a pick up truck , & for years whenever he saw one he would stop & stare, hoping it was them. He had a wonderful second half to his life, he was spoiled like crazy & he has been my mom's companion since my dad was hospitalized 3 yrs ago.
I know this is alot of pictures, but I need to remember.
This is the ad in the paper that made mom & I go have a look at Chance......
Chance in the shelter as mom arrived to free him......
Free at last!......adoption day!......
Off to the groomers first!!....that would be me!!!......
The first thing he did when he arrived at mom's house...jumped on the bed & smiled!......
When I was looking for pictures today I came across these two that really choked me up, the first one is in July 02, it was the first time Chance & Tate laid eyes on each other.....
This picture was taken in Aug 07, 2 months before I moved to Lethbridge, it was the last time they saw each other.....
Good Bye Chance

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Good Old Days

I've been busy scanning pictures, I've had Wendy's scanner for a long time & I'm sure she'll want it back soon!
What a great time I had today looking back at these, it started out with me wanting to send some pictures to Katie when she was a baby...Katie just had her own baby in Dec.
Anyway, here's some cool oldies!
My Kindergarten Class......
Grade 1......Grade 8......This is for Donna......remember drawing this during mass media with Mr Johnston??? LOL!!!......yup, I kept it!!!!!Me at 15 months......Me on my 11th birthday with Pepi....he ran away shortly after this....I'd like to point out my wonderful fashion sense at that with bold print!! The jump suit was orange & the blouse navy blue! How cool was I?? LOL!!!Last but not least, for all you people out there that call me quirky!! jade plant in 1977 right after I bought still lives, 32 years later...Wendy & Amanda are my witnesses..they saw it!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Totally cool Pictures!!

Wendy never ceases to amaze me!! Today I went outside to find her with her camera taking pictures of the dogs at the daycare. Of course this is not unusual, except today I noticed she was holding the camera at her hip & just shooting. She explained that while you do get a lot of pictures you have to delete, you also get a lot of amazing ones too. I have to agree, these are the pictures she took of Kort today & I think they are just awesome!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Thunder Bay!

There were a lot of reasons why Brad & I were excited to move to Lethbridge. One of the big ones was the fact that there wasn't huge amounts of snow that fell here, actually, we were told that it would snow, but then a chinook would come & get rid of it...hah!! I've been here for 2 winters & all I see is snow, snow & more snow!!
This is Tate in our yard in Thunder Bay, kinda looks like Lethbridge doesn't it!...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kort's Day at the Daycare

I have gotten some extra hours at the daycare, so rather then leave him at home, I have brought Kort for the last 2 days.....he is learning the doggie rules, slowly, but surely!!, & hopefully will learn to pace himself he ran for 3 hours solid before laying down for a 5 min. break!
Wendy caught him in his brief quiet moment!......
Kort was pretty smitten with Tsuga!!......poor Tsuga!
Couldn't resist adding this one of Duke...he is CRAZY about this ball & often walks around with it on his nose!!......