Suli – a wonderful companion

Suli is growing up to be exactly the dog we wanted: happy, good natured and a wonderful companion. He always seems to be having the time of his life, no matter what he is doing – so long as it’s with his people. We are constantly amazed at how quickly he learns and adapts to new things – especially when it is fun!

We wanted to share this photo of Suli playing ball at the neighbourhood park.

Craig and Heather

Mollie loves her new view of life

We are amazed at how well Mollie has adapted to so many changes in the short month since she came to live with us.  Just five days ago we returned from the cottage in Pomquet to city life in Bedford and Mollie has adapted wonderfully.

She has a favorite spot in our second floor apartment where she can look out and keep track of activities in the neighborhood. She walks beautifully with her leash and, as you can imagine, she has received many compliments on her first class behaviour whenever we take her out.  She is so entertaining and loving.

You have given us a very special gift, Kathryn. Thank you for making this all possible.

Hugs to you,
Marlene and Ron and Mollie

Mollie: Enjoying Retirement

We want to wish you and the poodles at the farm a Happy Thanksgiving. Mollie is settling in nicely after only one week with us. She is eating, drinking, and eliminating like she has always lived here and she keeps a watchful eye on all that is going on around her!

All the best,
Ron, Mar and Mollie

Kathryn’s Note: Mollie’s last pups were born in July 2018. She will be six years old in December and has found a new life as the one and only dog in Marlene & Ron’s home and, hopefully, will give and receive many years of love and affection with her new family. Ron and Marlene were previously the adoptive parents of Mollie’s mother, Dottie.

Hogan: my best friend

My beloved Hogan has left this world. He would have been 14 years old in August. He was the best dog anyone could have asked for. He was very healthy his whole life until a week ago. On Monday I let him go.

He was my best friend and the most wonderful companion anyone could want. He was my life and I miss him dearly. Thank you for giving me the pleasure of having him in my life.

Melissa

Ruby-Grace loves the snow

Gracie loves, loves, loves the snow!  She is a go, go, go kinda girl when she’s outdoors but, if you can catch her, she’s a real charmer.  Cold does not phase her one bit, and she does not like sweaters and coats.
 
Gracie can be a bit sassy and filled with spit n’ vinegar – but she loves to snuggle with her mama and listens very well to her poppy.
She is a very, very, very happy and pretty girl!  We love this little charmer.
 
Daphne
 

The Passing of Oliver – an incredible and loving dog

Oliver

After 14 and a half years of unconditional love, Oliver passed away on Friday, December 22rd. He was an incredible dog and loved everybody that he met. He will surely be missed.

We are happy that we have Augustus. He and my son have become best friends. We are all getting ready for celebrating his 1st birthday in January.

Patrick and family

Magnificent Henry: A Life Lived Large

The Magnificent Henry McGuffin

Our dear Henry McGuffin passed away yesterday. We are heartbroken. He was a magnificent dog and lived life large. He had a great time every day, playing with his friends, running through the woods trails, or chasing a ball in the lake. He did everything with passion. We adored him for his character, his loyalty, his endless capacity to love, his athletic abilities, and his cuddles. He loved his little sister Remy Rose and they were very close. She is now sleeping in his bed, curled up on his pillow.

We never ceased to marvel at Henry’s character and intelligence. He was not always easy going, particularly when he determined that two dogs in the park were “playing wrong” and intervened. We once hired a dog behaviorist to help us sort out Henry’s personality. She said Henry was one of the most remarkable dogs she had ever met, that Henry was fiercely intelligent (which we knew) and a policeman who strived for law and order. He was never aggressive but would intervene when two dogs became too rough or when one was not playing by the dog rules. He was fondly known as The Sheriff or The King by everyone at the dog park who came to appreciate the role he played, particularly in training their rambunctious young dogs. He was a neighbourhood fixture, famous for his character and delightful personality. Since the news of his passing, we have received so many calls, emails and hugs – including from a tearful neighbour yesterday in the grocery store.

Henry was endlessly patient with young dogs and puppies as well as with small children. I have never seen another dog who allowed a puppy to hang from his ears! He was a wonderful friend to other dogs, and had in particular five close, lifelong friends who he saw regularly. Unfortunately two of them died in the past two years.  I know Henry still missed his neighborhood friend, Kasey, because he would stop by his house, look, and sigh.

Henry got to really savour this last Christmas. One of his favourite things was opening his presents so of course we made sure he was awash in things to open – particularly his beloved ‘dollies’ or squeak toys, and his favorite treats.

We have so many wonderful memories of Henry that we will cherish for the rest of our lives! Please know that we couldn’t have loved Henry more, and that he will always be in our hearts. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful friend.

Charmaine