Friday, September 19, 2008

Science World Park

I'm kind of late posting this, since Louise was in the office on Tuesday and it's already Friday. But we have been busy at home so I haven't had the most time to put into blogging. We went over to Science World (I refuse to call it Telus World of Science (Telus!)) so that she could romp in the park for a while.

It was a good day for photos, and a good day for a walk. By the time we got back to the office, Louise was pretty tired and settled down easily, which is pretty good for me if I want to get work done.

Louise was pretty happy to be in the office, since I was sick the week prior on her day and she didn't come in. I have a feeling she would like to here today though, since we have a new dog in the office, named Bosco. He is a brindle coloured Staffordshire with a lot of energy. But then again, that might be a recipe for a lot of barking. Best to stick to the one dog per day policy I guess.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Stealing Focus

Tonight's walk was a little earlier and a little shorter than usual because I wasn't feeling the best. But we did make it down to the sea wall and caught the sun as it set over the harbour. At one point Louise and I were sitting on a bench so I could rest and take a few pictures when she decided to get her face into the photo.

This is not like her. She normally 'puts up' with my camera at best.

Anyhow, I took the photo and sure enough she had a satisfied expression on her face. The buildings are blurry because my camera automatically focused on her face instead. Not that I mind, I would have focused it that way myself.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Davie Day

This Saturday was Davie Day, a celebration that shuts down Davie Street along a stretch of about ten blocks. There were vendors, politicians, charity organizations and more all set up in booths lining the street. Most importantly, there was a pay by donation dog bathing service.

We quickly signed up.

Louise was due for a bath, and how could we say no? There was even a waiting line of other dogs who had already paid for their turn. Most of the owners were giggling to themselves because their dogs could see what was up and also that there was nowhere to run. Luckily for us, Louise doesn't mind baths so long as you can keep water out of her face.

The volunteers were also pleased to see a smaller dog come by as the last few were larger and hairier than Louise, which meant a lot more work. After getting cleaned up, we toured the street and then headed home.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Cheering up an Angel

While walking past Bark and Fitz recently, we happened to notice Angel sleeping at the door. It turns out that she really likes to sun herself - something that Louise assumed was just cat behaviour so far, since both of our cats like that habit.

This was not a stop where we could get treats though, at least not on this particular visit. We recently changed Louise's food and since then she has had a little trouble adjusting to it. 
It meant that one night was sleepless for her and us and now we are watching to make sure that things are returning back to
 normal. Nothing too worrisome, but certainly not the environment where treats and other stuff should be added to the mix. Maybe after her digestive system settles down a bit.

Still, it was a nice morning for a walk and Louise had fun meeting Angel.