Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Back to Work

Mommy had to go back to work today.  It wasn't too bad because it was an office day and she came home for lunch.  I had a very busy day because the Handyman Guy was at my house building a base to put the shed on.  I spent most of the day watching him and his partner.  When they came too close to the house I barked at them.  They were suppose to come tomorrow to set up the shed but it looks like it is going to rain so they likely won't come.

Tomorrow Mommy has to go out of town to work so it will be a long boring day for me.  I am just happy that she comes home at the end of the day.  She has to drive 1.5 hours away so she has to leave real early.  She is going to think this pup will get up at dark o'clock and do potty.  I don't like getting up at dark o'clock.  

This is what the Handyman guy did today:

Saturday, 16 August 2014

This and That

I have lots of things to bark about today.

First, I am back to my old self after having my teeth cleaned.  Mommy and I started back up with our teeth brushing.  We used to brush my teeth every day but got away from it when Mommy started to work so much out of town.  Now that Mommy isn't away so much we hope to keep up with the brushing.  Mommy bought me my own tooth brush holder and peanut flavoured tooth paste.  I even get my own bathroom for my teeth brushing.  Yep, you heard me right my own bathroom.  You see Mommy always uses the ensuite bathroom but we have another bathroom off the hall that I use for teeth brushing and I share it with company.  I use that bathroom since it has a big counter for me to sit on.  Mommy puts a fluffy pad on the counter for me and lifts me up to sit on the pad and brushes my teeth.  We were surprised to see that my new tooth paste is black.  I seem to like the taste.  The biggest problem is my mouth is so tiny that even with a small tooth brush it is hard to get back to the furthest teeth.

Mommy made a roast beast this week so I have been getting some roast beast in my supper kibbles.  Yummy!  Today Mommy cut up some green beans and put that into my kibble too.  Yummy, yummy!

Mommy has to go back to work on Tuesday.  We have had a great holiday.  Mommy said I will be very busy on Tuesday and Wednesday because those are the days that the handyman guy will put up our new shed.  Our shed is 8' X 10' .  Mommy wants to store lots of the stuff we have in the garage into our shed and then park our car in the garage.  This is what our shed will look like

There will be lots of good barking coming next week.  I am going to be able to watch all the action from my patio doors.  The first day the guy will install the base and the second day he will put up the shed.

Mommy says in a couple of weeks there will be even more barking.  She has arranged to get a backsplash installed in the kitchen.  What is that I wondered?  Mommy showed me 12"X12" pieces of tile that they will glue on the wall.  Boring!  As if you really care but this is the tile

I don't know why she wants to glue all those pieces on the wall but I will enjoy the barking.

That is about all I can think about barking about right now.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

I am Home

I am now home from the vet.  Mommy says I have pearly white teeth!  I am still a little woozy but I should be back to my old self in no time.  Mommy doesn't want me to go on stairs so she has been carrying me up and down.

When Mommy arrived the vet met with Mommy in the exam room.  Mommy was impressed with this ver because most would have just handed me over and not spend the time to get into details considering everything was good.  The vet had a written report for Mommy.  She told Mommy I was a wonderful little dog and she can see how I would be a great companion at home.  :). They said I look like a little gremlin and I am the first affenpinscher they have seen.

This is what is written in the report:

"Jelly was a pleasure to have in the clinic.  She got lots of cuddles from staff while waking up from anaesthetics.  We had no complications with anaesthetics during surgery and woke up well.  Jelly is a sweet little dog!" 

They gave me a tooth brush and some poultry flavoured tooth paste.  I could have thought of better presents but Mommy seemed happy with it.

Here is a picture of what they did to my leg:

You can see they shaved a big spot off my leg.  Mommy says it will grow back.


Help!  I am at the vet office right now and Mommy has abandoned me!  She took me to the vet early this morning and wouldn't even give me breakfast.  Why is she torturing me when I am such a cute pup?  The first thing they did was examine me and suck out all my blood.  Then they are going to make me sleep and clean my teeth.  Mommy is at home waiting to hear how I make out.  What is she doing at home?  I think she should be at the vet with me.  Can any pup rescue me?

Monday, 11 August 2014

Beautiful Outdoor Day

Today is a beautiful outdoor day.  It is going to 27C and there is a gentle breeze.  Mommy said it is suppose to rain for the next couple of days so we are going to enjoy the outdoors today.  We are enjoying our backyard and deck with the awning.  Mommy sits under the shade of the awning and stares at the iPad thingy and the Kindle reader thingy.  Every now and then she will walk around the yard or go inside for a few minutes.  My job is to keep track of Mommy.  Mostly I am enjoying the outdoors too.

Here I am stretched out on the grass

Here I am giving a big smile

Here I am napping under the shade of the awning

Sunday, 10 August 2014

I am Home!

Mommy got home on Thursday as planned.  When she arrived at the kennel I was in the front yard playing with the Kennel Lady.  I saw my Mommy and I couldn't get to her fast enought!  Mommy picked me up and we had lots of hugs and kisses.  I had a real good friend at the kennel, a male Sheltie about my age.  Mommy didn't ask his name so I will call him Sheltie.  We would spend our mornings in the grassed yard sun bathing.  Three times per day we also went for walks together.  He was my very bestest friend.  Sheltie arrived at the kennel the same day as I did and left on the same day too.  There also were two big crazy dogs there,  I of course was the boss of everyone.  

Since I have been home I have been enjoying my backyard and being back together with Mommy.  All my toys are also present and accounted for.  I am sure glad some pup didn't steal them while I was away.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Mommy is coming home

Mommy is coming home on Thursday.  I can't wait!  I only have two more sleeps before I will be with Mommy.  I will get Mommy to type for me so I can bark about my adventures at the kennel.

Mommy and I will have 1.5 weeks together at home before she goes back to work.  She is going to take me to the vet to get my teeth cleaned next week.  Other then that we will have lots of fun together.

I am now going to bed so Thursday will come sooner.......

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Icelandic Festival / Winnipeg Beach

Mommy is really enjoying being a tourist in Manitoba.  Today she went with friends to the Icelandic Festival in Gimli, Manitoba.  Gimli is north of Winnipeg on Lake Manitoba.  It was originally settled by Icelanders.  There were lots of people there with many booths with items for sale and many demonstrations.  One of Mommy's friends had her 12 year old Shepard go to the Rainbow Bridge a couple of weeks ago.  A couple of rescue groups had booths set up and they met a pup called Mushka.  Mommy's friend fell in love with Mushka and is looking into adopting her.  Muska is one year old and is over 80 lbs. Here is a picture of Mushka:

I hope things work out for Mushka and Mommy's friend.  

After they looked all over Gimli they went to Winnipeg beach and had a picnic.  Here are some pictures of Winnipeg Beach:

It was real windy at the beach.

Steinbach Museum Part 2

We have had some questions on Barkfield School.  It was part of Barkfield School Division and was opened in 1919 near Pansy, Manitoba.  In 1919 they had 12 students ages 7 to 14, all in grade one.  Eventually it would have grades 1 to 8.  Grandma would have attended it from 1940 to 1948.  We have pictures of Grandma in the school in those years.  The school looks the same now as in those pictures.  I thought it sounded like an obedience school for pups but Mommy said no.  Maybe I should start a pup school with that name?

Here is a picture of a typical Mennonite house:

Notice the barn is attached to the house.  On the left side is a "summer kitchen".  Mommy remembers Grandma talking a lot about the summer kitchen at her house.  

Mennonites speak low German which is different then German (called high German).  Mommy says she used to visit Grandmas and everyone spoke low German.  They were originally from Holland, moved to Russia and then to Manitoba, Canada.

Here are some of the farm animals at the museum:

Mommy really enjoyed the museum especially being able to compare it to our family tree that she researched.  I wish I could have seen those animals.  It looks like lots of good smells to me!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Steinbach Mennonite Heritage Village Part 1

Mommy is still on vacation in Winnipeg and I am at doggy camp (kennel).  Mommy says she is having a great time visiting with family and friends.  She says she is also doing the tourist thing visiting different places.

Yesderday Mommy went to Steinbach Manitoba which is about 30 minutes east of Winnipeg and visited the Steinbach Mennonite Museum.  It has been at least six years since she had last been there. They have a museum plus a whole little town. In the town are two school houses, one of which Mommy's mother attended.  Her mother went to that little one room school for grades 1 to 9.  Here are some pictures Mommy took:

Here is the Main Street of the town.

The above two pictures are a sod house that would be similar to what Mommy's Great Grandparents would have lived in.

This is the windmill that was used to grind the grain to make flour.  You can buy flour that was made here.

This was Grandmas school.

This is Mommy teaching school. BOL!

These are more pictures of the school.

Mommy remembers her Mommy talking about the school.  There were grades 1 to 9 all in the same room.  She started school one year late because she was going to be the only kid in grade one.  By starting a year later there were three kids in grade one.  She also talked about how they were suppose to speak English at the school but they mostly spoke low German unless the school inspector was there.

I will post some more pictures of the village next time.