Long Weekend


This past weekend was Victoria Day in Canada! The man and I road tripped to visit my older brother and his girlfriend. My future mother-in-law looked after not one, but two German Shepherds while we were away. My brother and his darling girlfriend have an annual weekend long 2-4 party with all their friends. The guys go golfing and the girls drink or shop all day. It’s probably one of my favourite weekends of the year! We were so lucky to have gorgeous weather this year and shockingly enough, no rain!

We’ve been looking after my parent’s dog, Cruze, while they’re away on vacation. We’ve had her for two weeks and Ellie loves spending time with her. Cruze is a bit younger than Ellie and has trouble sleeping through the night. I got a glimpse as to what having a newborn will be like as Cruze is up a couple times each night to be let outside. Last night she really got herself into trouble as she decided to chew my most expensive pair of heels while I was fast asleep. I woke up to her being scolded and figured she might have chewed one of the King’s sneakers. Of course not, she ate a pair of heels I bought in Chicago and are no longer made. There are bigger problems in life, so I’m not too upset about it, however she has tons of toys to chew on before resorting to my pumps! We’re lucky that Ellie is not a chewer! Earlier in the day yesterday Cruzey took advantage of our friend grabbing a napkin and she hopped up and ate the pizza off his plate. I couldn’t help but laugh but he was by no means impressed. She’s too damn cute to stay angry at.

One thing I’ve really noticed is how much calmer Ellie is by having a companion around. Her separation anxiety hasn’t been nearly as bad as she’s not as lonely when we go out. I know she’s going to miss Cruze, and if it were the right time or if we had more space we would get her a friend. Having Ellie keeps us very busy as is!


Our Ellie

Ellie 14

Photo Credit: Hayley Blank

Ellie is now 10 months, she has been doing so well at her training and we couldn’t be more proud. Tonight was a very cold evening and none of her classmates showed up, so she got spoiled by her trainer. Her trainer always has special treats for her like ham, swiss cheese and other raw meats.

Ellie loves going for truck rides. She is a baby and makes my boyfriend lift her in like a princess even though we all know she’s capable of making the hop.

Ellie makes us laugh every day. She snores, yawns and groans when she’s stretching out, which we find hilarious. I love to watch her while she’s dreaming about chasing something because she starts moving her legs while she’s laying down. I can tell she’s on a mission and wonder what she’s chasing.

My boyfriend and I talked about how getting her has started our little family and we couldn’t be happier. ❤

Crazy for Kong


Winter Walks – Karamma

Our Ellie can be a handful at times. As a 10 month old German Shepherd she has so much energy to burn. On Fridays I work from home and can find it difficult to keep her entertained. She wants to play with me, she whines for attention and nothing seems to keep her occupied. I take her for a walk at lunch time but when I’m home all she wants is some serious mother daughter time.

Her Kong is one of her favourite toys but I found peanut butter only took her a few minutes to roll through. So I did a little research as to what else I could stuff in it to keep her busy and happy. Of all things, frozen apple sauce was suggested. Before I put it in the Kong I dipped my finger in the jar and gave her a lick to make sure she actually liked it. She seemed impressed so I stuffed her Kong full and put it in the freezer for a couple hours. I removed it and gave it to her on her bed and she was very excited. This kept her busy for an entire hour! She loved it! I was able to get work done without her begging for me to play with her. She was so exhausted from all the hard work that she took a nice nap and calmed down significantly. If you have an energetic pup try this trick! If you have any DIY Kong Recipes that your dog loves please share them below ! 🙂

Sitting Pretty

Over the weekend we celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday and Valentine’s Day! This year for his birthday I made my main squeeze a gift basket with all of his favourite things. A bottle of Hendrick’s Gin, red wine, chocolate, Keg steak sauce, stemless wine glasses, a travel pillow, and a Jamie Oliver grilling guide.

To do something a bit more personal I asked our talented dog walker, Hayley, to take some shots of our baby, Ellie. I’m not picky nor did I have any standards whatsoever of what these pictures may turn out like. For anyone that knows our baby they know having Ellie sit still for a photo is an obstacle in itself. To be honest, I was hoping for all of Ellie in one frame, and Hayley went above and beyond my expectations.

Hayley sent me the photos and I couldn’t believe the amazing shots she captured of Ellie. My jaw dropped and I could barely contain my excitement. I was so happy I nearly cried. Yes, I’m a crazy dog owner who loves my girl like a child. It took everything in me not to show my boyfriend immediately. Instead, I sent the photos to all of our friends and family to show them the stunning pictures. I printed off plenty to give to our loved ones. We also decided to blow some up and have them printed on canvas.

Photo Credit: Hayley Blank

Photo Credit: Hayley Blank

Hayley took these gorgeous photos in our house after Ellie’s walk. If anyone in the Georgina area is looking for professional pet photography I highly recommend her. You can leave a comment below for her email address. Not only is she incredible with Ellie but these photos are something we will display in our house forever.

Photo Credit: Hayley Blank

Photo Credit: Hayley Blank

I’m hoping to invite Hayley over one day to have a family photo done, in the nicer weather of course. In the meantime, I am so happy to have these special shots of Ellie.

Photo Credit: Hayley Blank

Photo Credit: Hayley Blank

Steal my Kisses


My favourite kisses from my favourite girl! Ellie is glad it’s the weekend and looking forward to Family Day on Monday!

She has been loving all the snow we’re getting and is still barking at the flakes as they fall. Not sure if she’s trying to scare them away or trying to warn us that something weird is happening! She keeps us entertained that’s for sure!

Stir Crazy


Ellie has been on house arrest since her spay procedure on Thursday. She bounced back quickly and has a lot of energy to burn. It’s tough to keep on on a short leash and have her be quiet at all times. I’ve come down with a cold so we’ve been snoozing together and enjoyed a Friends marathon on Netflix.

I think tomorrow I’ll take Ellie for a few short walks to get her out of the house. The king of the castle leaves tomorrow for a business trip and Ellie is going to miss him like crazy, as will I. I’m glad I’ll have her to keep me company though. Whenever he leaves she’ll go to the window and watch him pull out in his truck and then lay at whatever door he left from. She is such a sucky teddy bear.