Saturday, February 19, 2011

May Arrives in Finland

So happy that little May had a great trip and has settled in over in Finland. Looking forward to following her and Netta and know they will have a great lifetime together!
Things are settled down here and it's so nice. I have a few funny Camryn stories..... out of the mouths of babes,

Camryn asked when we were driving home the other night "where is May", to which I explained that May was on a plane to her new mommy. Camryn was quiet for a moment and then tells me "I have a new mommy too!, and I have to go on a plane to Jamaica to see her" when your 3 life is full of opportunity ~ including gaining a new mommy in
Sometimes the best talks are on our way home, it's not a long drive, only 20 minutes or so but it is enough time to hear all about her day at daycare and who pushed who, who her best friends are and what her teacher said.......I love our drive home talks :)

Looking forward to the March Camrose dog show to catch up with some friends I haven't seen in a while. Won't be showing dogs much this year as concentrating on getting the store up and going strong before I take some time out to dog show.

Driving into work this morning it was a balmy -35! With the windchill it is around -47.... too cold for me........ Hope it warms up soon ~ hard on everyone when it's this cold.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Saying goodbye to May

I have been at work most of this week (had Monday off) and have had Meg x Tray puppy May here with me. She is such a busy little aussie puppy.... never skipping the opportunity to have a play with a grooming client or a cuddle with a customer....
Everyone loves her including me and I am going to miss this little red whirlwind. She is my constant shadow ~ if I go to the grooming room she is on my heels, if I'm stocking shelves she is back and forth from the stock room to the shelf, she always has an ear turned my way incase I just might move.... Weren't puppies suppose to spend a good chunk of the day sleeping?? Not little May.....
She handles everything in stride, baths, nail trims, meeting people and dogs, nothing bothers her.....
I know she is going to keep her new mom in Finland very busy ~ I can't wait for updates once she lands.
We have finally had our cold snap snapped! It's a balmy -2 today....... makes for lots of grooming calls as people don't like the muddy, yucky paws from dogs that have gone all winter without their haircuts.....
Looking forward to a weekend off to spend with Shane & Camryn. The rest of Feb and most of March will see Shane on the road away from us so we take advantage of our time together when we get it :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I just wanted to Drive.........

So having a three year old in ones life is always full of entertainment! Camryn is a delightful child always telling us stories and she definately has her own mind about things. The other night I was lucky enough to have my sister pick her up from Daycare and take her to our mom's so I could work with a few people and their dogs. When I went to pick Camryn up everything seemed fine until we got loaded up in the good ole explorer to head home. Then the fireworks started ~ I wasn't quite prepared for the onslaught of tears, wailing and for the life of me couldn't figure out what the problem was! After screaming the entire way home and telling me she was less than pleased we arrived home ~ where Camryn to her dismay realized Shane (daddy) wasn't home.....and was going to be stuck with me. Still mad and distraught she collapsed in a cuddle with me on the couch where I was finally able to pry out of her why she was sooooo mad....... She said "Momma, I just wanted to drive" sniff, sniff..... Well, what to say to a 3 year old turning 15??? I chuckled and explained to her that even though she "is" a big girl she isn't big enough to drive........
This goes hand in hand with me finding her in my bathroom applying makeup the other morning.... *sigh* where is the time going????

Dog update: Still have little May at home with me for another few weeks. She makes regular trips to the store for socialization. It has been so cold here this past month it's much to cold to leave her at home. She is a delightful little pup that is very very busy. I can't wait to repeat this cross down the road.

The big dogs are all doing great. Rayne is blowing coat which seems absurd since it's -39 here!! Meg and Ice are going to be getting out more at agility practice. Just decided I have to suck it up and put myself and my dogs first for a while..... So ~ agility practice here we come!!! Going to try to get Camryn to start working Ice a little. He is such a well behaved boy I know they will be a great team in the years to come!

Looking forward to some warm weather soon!!