Friday, May 15, 2015


Some Things that I have learned about Puppyhood in five days.
Newspaper is to be shredded and distributed throughout the house.
EVERYTHING is a puppy toy.
Boundaries are a LEARNED behaviour.
A quiet sleeping puppy is a good thing,
A quiet puppy is NOT.
To a puppy, bare toes are snack food.
Puppy toots are cute, at a distance.
High energy time is right after a poo, especially at 4 am.
Cats do not like a puppy to smell their bum, or any part of them actually.
Puppies give cats motive to mend their relationships with the other house cats.
Parrots hate puppies, cute or not.
Parrots start attending friendship classes with the cats.
Puppies imitate older dogs to a tee.
This can irritate Danes in the morning hours.
Puppies are mystified when peed on by larger dogs.
Puppies attend all meetings in the washroom, invited or not.
Puppies genetically have the "I'm sorry look" built in and are hard to discipline.
Puppies have a 3 second attention span unless it is food related.
Puppies have the foresight of a lamp.
A sleeping puppy requires two people. One whose lap is being used, and the other for errands.
A Puppy hardly ever makes you say YES! Except when they fall asleep.

Other people's puppies are still cute.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jo. Lessons

Dear Bird.  Stop picking at that one spot behind the shower. It's fibreglass and studies show that its Bad for you. Yes, that piece with the red tap on the hole that you made, and yes the covered hole by the red tape that I put in you way. What's that? What colour of red tape? That same colour of red tape STUCK TO YOUR BEAK. That red tape.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Bad Dream Bird

All of Jo's feathers fell out, his tail came off in one piece,  I ran around to find him and he had turned into two birds. Two Baby Jos.  TWO ! Then I woke up in a cold sweat.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Distilling Bird

I was running a batch of water through the distiller and had to keep monitoring the temperature. So I borrowed the bird's smaller perch and taped my tablet to it so that it would broadcast the temperature throughout the WiFi.  The set up is in the bathroom, and gets pretty warm and humid. I close the door but leave it open a crack for air flow. I leave the three dogs and two cats crashed in the living room with Jo sitting high on his large perch. All is good for an hour or so as I work upstairs in the office. I check the broadcast, temp looks good, levels are fine. But I am thinking that it is kinda quiet down there. I check the broadcast again and all I can see is the ceiling. The tape must have let go in the humidity. I go downstairs and find three dogs, two cats, and no bird. I peek in the door to the bathroom, much wider now, and this is what I find.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hailey's last night with us

Hailey and Pepper. Bath? Who said bath?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hailey update

Hailey has a new forever home. Just working out the transportation details and hopefully she will be there by this weekend.

Hailey leaves tomorrow. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

A long day

Porter and Hailey. Pepper is on the couch. All three in a coma. Still early evening.

A day off

Its a sleep in day. So Porter tries not to lick too loud, or stand beside the bed, smiling, staring, and breathing on me too closely. Until minutes after six. So I get up with Him, followed closely by a very sleepy Hailey and let them outside. 10 minutes later, the princess Pepper makes her debut. So I feed them and finish perking the coffee. I pour a cup and go to sit with them.......not a dog to be found. They all went back to bed!!!

Hailey and Pepper..... Lazy Lazy Lazy !

Lazy Lazy Lazy !

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Contact info

To find me on Facebook Jessie Kevin Scott McNeill

Hank Update

Hank got a job!
And a sister
And his new forever family

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pepper's new toy


A quick note to say Good Bye to our Rexy. aka The Cookie Monster. Say Hi for us, to all those that have left before you Rex. Take care of them like you did down here. We miss you.