Saturday, May 31, 2008

I Got Carried Away.......

I don't want to give anything away, but if you are a fan of the TV series, GO SEE this movie! You will not be disappointed. It was quite long (over 2 hours) but it was so satisfying, like an extra long episode. It took place 3 years after the final episode. It had everything you would expect from the girls: raunchy humour, hillarious moments, relationship/ friendship drama, high fashion (most of it fugly if you ask me), and lots of surprises. All the characters seemed wiser and more settled into their 40 something lives, and a couple new characters were added too. The only part I didn't like is that there was a lot of Mr Big (AKA John James Preston!) in this movie, and I have never been his biggest fan. But I could overlook that. I want to see it again!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Molly's Training Update

Training your dog is a fun and stimulating activity for them, as long as there is always a reward involved. I reward Molly with anything small and bite sized, such as cut up hot dogs, puppy bones, or cheese. It is important to train your dog in short sessions, full of lots of treats and encouragement, and followed by a play session. Molly has already learned sit, stay, lay down, and shake a paw. She is a fast learner and we are always practicing and looking for new tricks to learn. Today I came across this website with a how-to video on training tricks. Just simple tricks, such as shake a paw, wave!!, and rollover. Molly pretty much has shake a paw down pat, so we tried wave, but I think that one will take us a while to master.... but she learned roll over right away!! Practice makes perfect!!
Molly still isn't enjoying the crate so much.... after learning how to escape it, she is obsessed with trying to get out. So I need to keep her busy now when I leave her in there. I find that a KONG toy keeps her occupied long enough to forget about being left alone. I like to stuff it full of any of her favourites: treats, wet dog food, fruit, hot dogs, yogurt, and peanut butter keeps her woking away at it for a long time, and offers her a continuous reward.
As long as you keep it positive, training your dog will pay off in the long run with a happy, obedient companion.

Sunny Skies!!!

Molly and I have been taking advantage of the beautiful weather lately....

Playing fetch and laying around in the sun.....

loves it!!! :)
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Monday, May 26, 2008

May 27: Happy Birthday Mom!!

Happy Birthday, Mom! Like a fine wine, you only get better with age!! Love Kelly xoxo

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Tuffy Dog Toys

Molly is one spoiled granddogger! My mom brought her to the pet store today and bought her some treats and a couple of these TUFFY toys. She is a powerful chewer and so far has destroyed every one of her toys and then ripped the stuffing out. I guess she thinks she is killing it!? Well these toys are truly indestructible and Molly approved!

New Sunday secrets!

Check out Postsecret today for new secrets. It's my Sunday morning ritual.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I hope if dogs ever take
over the world and
choose a king, they don't
just go by
size, because
I bet there are some

Chihuahuas with some
good ideas.

-Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

I want to read this!

I stumbled upon the website for this book today, and immediately was intrigued- go see for yourself! A red leather diary from the 1950s was found in a garbage in New York City by a young writer. The diary was written in every day in the 1950s from when the girl was 15 to 19. The writer was able to track down the original author of the diary, hear her stories firsthand, and then wrote this book.

Cape Dorset Art

Ben and I have started a collection of art from Cape Dorset in the Canadian Arctic. The prints are so stunningly simple, full of bright colours, and each seems to tell its own story. I saw this print by Kenojuak Ashevak when we were in Grand Marais last weekend and was so drawn to it. It is called Gold Fish and was $800. Maybe I will find it on eBay or in Winners!? haha....

You will never look at hand dryers the same way again

Bacon, anyone?

Friday, May 23, 2008

The countdown is on: ONE WEEK!

I just bought tickets for the Sex and the City movie on for opening night. I am ready to "Get Carried Away". Lame-o tagline for sure, but I am still holding high hopes for this movie. I am avoiding any spoilers so that it is all a surprise. I never wanted Carrie to give in to Big... I was never a fan... he's all wrong for her! As for Samantha... I am on team Smith Jerrod!!!

Can't get this song outta my head.....

I heard this song somewhere this winter and still love it every time I hear it.....
Hang Me Up to Dry by Cold War Kids
click here to listen to it

Stumble of the Day

a ridiculous website that features funny cat pictures and Chinglish captions... you either love it or hate it!

A Day at the Dog Park

Molly and I just got back from the Thunder Bay dog park. She absolutely loves it there, especially when the other dogs chase her around. For some reason she stays close to me... maybe the fact that I have hot dog treats helps!
The dog park is located behind Kal Tire, on Carrick Street. It's not fenced in, but it's huge for this town!!!