Happy Easter!

Hi Friends! Hope everyone is having a great Easter weekend! We’ve been having too much fun these past couple of weeks that we’ve been missing in action here in Blogville! We’ve got so much to share with you, stay tuned!

In the meantime, Happy Easter!

Mia: Is the humiliation over yet???

Nymeria: I don’t know what Mia is complaining about…Easter is delicious! 

Avalon: I agree with Mia, this is humiliating!

Avalon: I’m so over it!; Nymeria: Nom nom nom…

Sunday Funday!

The sun decided to come out for us on our walk with Wilhelmina, Avalon and Duffy today! At first we didn’t know if it was going to rain so the humoms made us wear all our rain gear.

But as soon as the sun came through the clouds, off came the jackets! Of course this meant more photo taking. Sigh….Can we ever just go out for a walk without a photoshoot???

In their defense, the humoms said they just wanted to show off all our beautiful colors and markings. Well in that case…okay FINE…but just a few! Then we’re off to play!

Mia: Are we done yet???

 

Hope you guys had a good weekend!

 

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Forced Sister Bonding

My humom is starting to worry a bit that Nymeria and I won’t get along because I’m still a little mean to her when we play outside, or if I try to play with her indoors she ignores me. We don’t like sleeping close to one another and I still get a bit protective over MY humom.

Nymeria has been with us (and in this country) for 4 weeks now. She’s made some progress with other things like potty training, and socializing at doggy daycare but our humom thought that her and I needed some good sister bonding time. Blah.

She thinks that playing fetch together isn’t good enough (because it becomes competitive) and that we need a nice long walk where we can both run free. She decided that the jetty would be the best place to take us (the forest has too many little animals and smells, Nymeria would never come back). We usually go to the jetty with my bestie Wilhelmina and Avalon and Duffy but this time it was what I call “forced sister bonding time”.

The walk started off okay I guess…Nymeria got excited about a bunch of birds in the water.

Nymeria: Hey Mia! What are those white things in the water?? How can we get down there?? I wanna go see!!

Mia: Relax, they’re just birds…probably just lookin’ for fish. We’re not allowed down there. Are you going to be this annoying the whole walk??

 

Nymeria: I’m not annoying! You’re annoying!

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Nymeria: You pick on me all the time!

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Mia: That’s what big sisters are for!

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Nymeria: Have you looked in the mirror lately?? I’m “bigger” than you!

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Mia: Fine, then that’s what OLDER sisters are for! 😛

 

Mia: I’m going to go find something stinky to eat or roll in

Nymeria: Hey wait up! I want to come!

Mia: Hey! What’s that over there?

Nymeria: Where? What? Oooo…I think I see something!

Mia: I saw it first! It’s mine!

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It’s a fish’s head!!! Jackpot!

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Nymeria: I’ve never had one of those. Is it any good?

 

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Mia: Are you kidding?? They’re delicious!! Er..I mean…no they’re alright…save your palette for something tastier. I’ll take this one. 

 

Humom: Uh no, none of you will take this one. I’m throwing it away!

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Mia: Sigh FINE…I’ll go look for something else before you can stop me!

Humom: No you will not. You will sit pretty and take some photos with your sister.

On our way home, Nymeria was totally passed out on the car.

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Pfft. Amateur. I was ready for the next adventure!!! Where to mom??

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What kind of adventures do you guys have planned for the weekend? Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have a great weekend too!

 

 

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Friday Forest Fun with Friends!

We’ve been lucky here in Vancouver where even though the temperatures have dropped a bit, we haven’t gotten any snow that has stuck to the ground and caused chaos in the city. (Vancouverites are wimps when it comes to snow compared to our East Coast friends).

Nymeria got to meet my buddy Bruno for the first time. She didn’t get to run and play with us though. My humom says it’s still too soon to let her run loose in the woods, she might not come back!

The other black dog you see in the photos is Todd, he’s Bruno’s friend. The humoms couldn’t get all of us to sit still for a photo so all they got were black blurs. BOL!

Hope this sunny dry weather lasts a little bit longer before the dark cold winter days come!

TGIF!! Happy Friday Furiends!

 

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My first trip to the Vet!

Hi Guys! Nymeria here. The other day my humom took me to this really scary place called the vet! Mia said she’d come with me for moral support but really I think she just wanted to come to show off! Yeah…that’s right…show off. She LOVES going to the vet. She thinks it’s some kind of social event where she can say hi to everyone and get treats.

She kept running around and jumping up and down off the bench.

I, on the other hand, was looking for the nearest exit!

Nymeria: Is this how I escape? Mia, help me get out of here!

 

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Mia: Oh relax you big baby. The vet office is fun!!! Let’s get this party started! Where are the treats!

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Mia: Mom, why is Nymeria so scared? Doesn’t she see how fun the vet is? Everyone is so nice and gives us yummy things to eat! 

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Nymeria: Is this what you call fun?? What is she doing to my ear??

Mia: Relax…Dr. Ong is just making sure your ears are clean and there are no infections. I love Dr. Ong! She’s the best! She’s so nice and caring and gentle. We’re super lucky to have her as our dog doctor! 

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Nymeria: Now what is she about to do????

Mia: Just chill man! She’s about to check your teeth and gums!

 

Nymeria: OMD! Now what is she doing?? Mom I’m scared!

Mia: Calm down…She is just checking all your muscles, joints and bones.

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Mia: See? It’s all over now! That wasn’t so bad was it??

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Nymeria: I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted from all that! GOOD NIGHT!

 

Overall, the vet visit went pretty well. My humom said I was very brave and by the end of the visit I was comfortable enough to take treats from everyone. There was even a vet tech in the backroom that wanted to come in and meet me. I guess Mia and Keiko are pretty famous at this place. When they heard of a new addition to the family they all wanted to meet me.

Mia said she was proud of me too and shared the bed with me a little bit the next day.

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What do you think of the vet? Are you more cautious like me? or a social butterfly like my fursiblings Mia and Keiko?

Have a great weekend furiends!

~Nymeria~

 

Roommate Nightmare!

So Furiends…as you know…I have a new fursister. She’s only been here for a couple of weeks now but let me tell you something…She’s a TERRRRRIBBBLEEEE roommate!

First off…she totally HOGS the couch! I mean…look at that! Sheesh! She took my spot and now I can’t even nap there!

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At least I still get to cuddle with MY humom. Hmph.

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Secondly…SHE’S A TOTAL SLOB! Look at the messes she makes! She kicks off all the blankets, drags the kitchen cloth into the living room, pulls down all the towels…Who does she think she is??

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Look what she did to the couch cushion!!!

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Thirdly….She tries to steal my food and treats!!!! She’s so greedy!!! After she finishes INHALING her food, she runs over and tries to eat mine!!! (Now my humom puts her her in crate and closes the door so if she finishes early she has to wait until I finish my food.)

Anytime we get treats she always tries to eat mine OUT OF MY HUMOMS HAND!

She doesn’t even play with me. All she does is look out the window.

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And THEN!….The WORST of them all….SHE TRIES TO HOG THE BED!!! Correction…MY bed!!!! I always get to sleep on the bed and now she’s trying to take over that too! I’m sorry but there’s no room for the both of us.

 

Mia: I’ve already relinquished the couch so I get to keep MY bed and mom’s lap. Got it??

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Nymeria: Ok FIIIINNNNE….I’ll take the couch….and the dog bed….and the…

Mia: No no no! That’s it. You have the couch but I get mom’s lap…and we SHARE the dog bed. Deal???

Nymeria: Sigh…ok deal.

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Sigh…I keep asking my  humom when is she leaving…or if we can trade for a different roommate but she says we have to give Nymeria more time to get settled in. So I guess she’s here to stay…for now…heehee

 

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Wordy Wednesday – New backpack!

We’re joining our pawddies over at Blog Paws for Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! Click on the image to join the hop!

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Hi Furiends!! Guess what my humom got me!…a doggy backpack! She says with these short winter days coming, it’s too dark to go into the woods after my humom gets home from work. If we were to walk around the neighborhood it wouldn’t tire me out enough. That’s when she thought maybe a backpack would help!

She found this RuffWear Singletrak Pak at the pet food store and thought it was a good fit for me.

It even comes with two water packs (one on each side).

My humom was so proud of me because I wasn’t bothered by the swooshing of the water while I was walking.

We took a walk on a new path that the City of Vancouver had recently built called the Arbutus Greenway. It used to be old railroad tracks but they turned it into a paved walkway for locals to enjoy whether it was a nice stroll through the city, or a bike ride or jogging!

This is what part of it used to look like!

And now it looks like this:

There’s still some more construction that needs to be completed like at intersections of crossroads so that pedestrians can cross safely but lots of people are already using it.

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Mia: Okay Mom, I’m ready to go!

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Along the path there are many community gardens so it was nice being able to sniff all the greenery. I didn’t like the weird people standing there staring at me though. I think they were called something like scare-dey crows?? They didn’t look like scared crows to me. I growled at them to let them know they didn’t scare me!

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My humom wanted to stop and take a picture of this flower. She thought it was a really pretty pink color and it stood out from the rest. As you can see I was not that impressed.

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Mia: Can I eat it now?

We walked for quite some time, my humom was hoping I would get tired by the time we got back to the car. Fat chance of that!

Mia: Are we done already?? What’s next mom?

 Happy Wednesday Furiends!

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Hmm fresh cookies!

Hi Furiends! I don’t know what’s gotten in my mom lately, she’s been such a busy body and I guess last night she decided to make me some home made salmon cookies!

HmMmm…They smell so good! The whole apartment smells like salmon!

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Mia: Are they ready for a taste test yet mom??

 

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Waiting patiently for my treat!

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And of course my humom always makes me work for it! *rolleyes*

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*OMM*NOM*NOM*

YUM!!! That was delicious!!!

 

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Mia: I know there’s more where that came from Mom…c’mon..hand them over!

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Mia: PLEASSSSSEEE????

 

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Yes!! It worked! SO SCRUMPTIOUS!

 

Hey Mom, how about you give me a couple to munch on while you wash those dishes?

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You ignoring me and going to the couch to watch TV just means I’m going to follow you and beg for more…

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Begging pose number 1…

 

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Begging pose number 2…

 

SUCCESS!!!

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I shared some with my bestie Wilhelmina and her furbrother Duffy and they loved them too! I think Wilhelmina loves them even more than I do because a couple of times she almost bit off my humom’s fingers!

 

I didn’t get to eat anymore that night…apparently my humom is saving them for a newcomer….a newcomer?? Who is she referring to?? Hmmm….

Stay tuned my friends!

 

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Cookie Party with Eileen!

Yesterday my humom had some friend’s over a cookie party. My humom used to have a small side business where she made custom human cookies for parties and such. She had to stop because of the stress and long hours but decided she could teach cookie decorating classes instead!

These are some of last year’s Christmas cookie designs.

She always holds a couple of classes in December since her Christmas cookies are the most popular. Usually Howl-o-Ween  classes aren’t as popular so she never hosted one. This year however, she was trying to fundraise to Bring Linda Home so she asked her friends if they would like to sign up, and for a good cause!

My humom spent the last couple of nights baking up a storm! I wasn’t lucky enough for her to drop any on the floor 😦

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These were some of her designs this year.

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Her good friend Auntie Sandra (Bruno’s humom) helped round up some friends and they all came over yesterday!

I was so excited to see all these new humans, they were all so nice and gave me lots of pets. They gave my furbrother Keiko lots of pets too. My humom was too busy making stuff for the class she didn’t take enough pictures! Hmph!

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This little human is Eileen! You might have seen her in some of my past posts when I’m in the forest with Bruno! Isn’t she adorable??

She’s lucky she’s that adorable because if it were any other little human I’m not sure I would be willing to share my favorite spot on the couch or even my bed!

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Mia: Mom….She’s in my favorite spot! Do I have to share? 

 

Mia: Yeah…I guess you’re pretty darned cute. I guess you can have my spot for now! 

I even shared my bed my humom’s bed when she got her die-pee changed AND when she took her nap! I really wanted to take a nap on the bed too but I knew it was more important for Eileen to get her sleep. My humom was very proud of me and said I was a very good girl.

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Mia: I guess I’ll just lie here for now

Everyone was pretty focused on their cookie decorating. They were decorating for 6 straight hours! WOW!

These are some of their masterpieces!

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With all the excitement of all these new visitors, I was ready to pass out when the last guest left!  I could barely stay away to write this post!

Mia: Mom, I’ll dictate you type!

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Good night Furiends! Hope you had a great weekend! What did you guys get up to?

 

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