It’s beginning to look a lot like

… like it’s damn cold outside!

That’s the start of our first official snowfall. I realize it doesn’t look like much, but that was taken two hours ago. Now the snow has covered everything already, and my thermometer tells me it’s -3 outside. That’s just too darn cold. And the snow continues to fall.

ETA: A similar view just 2 hours later. And it’s still snowing like crazy!

I would have risked the Wrath of the Dogs and declared a moratorium on outside time today, but I had to go out this morning to pick up The Package.


That’s Little Man, fresh from Kamloops, gimpy leg and all.

Il est joli, est il non ?

He’s a lot fluffier than Dexter, though way smaller. And he’s says that’s fine, as he doesn’t even want to be confused with Dexter, whom he does not really like.

Gee, I wonder why.


Where ya goin’, Gimpy? Come back here and play with me!

He probably feels a little vulnerable with that bum leg, and Mr. Bossy Boots wasn’t really instilling confidence in him, poor wee felly.

And he still doesn’t have a name, can you believe that? His previous owners were calling him “Lucky” but given that they managed to get him run over by a car within a week or so of owning him, that’s a bit of a cruel irony … even for me. So he needs a name. Any suggestions?

He’s pretty cute, and you can see that one hip is no good. As I type, he standing there staring at one of the cats on just 3 legs. He looks normal when he runs, but he’s not putting any real weight on that leg. This week he’ll be going into our vet with his x-rays for a re-evaluation and then we’ll schedule the surgery. And it’s all thanks to the so so many of you who donated toward these costs! Some donated a little, some donated a lot and in the end we have what should be enough to cover the costs of making this little pants-biting miracle all better again!

Congrats to Amy Miller, who won the custom pet portrait from Laughing Dingo Studios!

I didn’t get too many shots of him, I’m sorry. It was just too cold outside and my camera, which is on its last legs at the best of times, becomes sluggish and uncooperative in the cold.

And it is cold. The snow continues to fall, which Piper thinks is a lousy reason for me to not walk them.

Woo could care less. It’s not as though he actually walks anyway.

And it’s Dexter’s first snow fall!! I was excited for him.

What’s that white stuff falling from the sky?

It’s been a busy week for us, as fosters come in and move on. Little Man will be going to another foster home this afternoon, where he won’t be tempted to wrassle with Dexter after his surgery.

We temporarily has The Fire Breathing Dragon, aka Saphy:

This little monster dog is, if you can believe it, the product of a border collie and a cross of pomeranian/chihuahua.

All 20 lbs of her! And she is a going concern. Ball CRAZY and fast as the dickens. She is available through TDBCR – height dog for flyball, anyone?

We also made a new friend, Luna the world’s most adorable black lab puppy.

And Maia, Lens Licker Extraordinaire.

Maia and her mum will be fostering Ziggy, who will available through our rescue soon as well.

Feed me, Seymour!

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