Feb 25, 2021

It’s true, twins are double trouble

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I just don’t have a single moment to reply to them. I haven’t even turned on my iPhone today. Today was a marathon day but more about today tomorrow.  First I need to share our last day on the road. ****Breaking news!!!***** We just lost a puppy 😳 We have given them just a wee bit more room to roam today. I am here working on this post and Colin is make a salad for our late dinner. He said, “we only have one pup”. We called ( they still don’t know their names ) and finally got flashlights and looked everywhere.  I began to panic. There was one dog in the crate. We kept looking. Finally Colin doubled checked the crate.  There were two but one on top of the other so it looked like one 😕  Plus they are so dark. It is going to be an interring next few months.

The girls did really well in the Canmore Resort. We had a one bedroom apartment and they stayed in the living room.  We did hear them peep about 1 or 2 AM  but they settled right back down. However at about 4:35AM they let us know that it was time to get up. Seriously! So we were up for the day at 4:45 and they were eating breakfast at 5AM.  They then played and played and ran everywhere. Meanwhile one was watching the girls while the other was packing up. We did not leave until 8AM.  So much to take down to the car, yea for heated underground parking. It was -17C. Moving the crate and then setting it up again in the car was a wee chore as everything had to be in the right place.

We were driving at 8:05AM. The view from the front of our hotel.

So many beautiful mountains in the Banff area and all the way home.

The sign says ” You are in AVALANCHE country “.

You can see how high the snow has been piled on the right by the plows.


Our first avalanche control was just before Field, BC.

The girls were so good and just kept sleeping in their crate. Colin was happy because it was sunny for the most part and the roads were dry. Very little sand with larger chunks in it hitting the front of the car or the windshield. I was just counting the miles until we got home.

So much fresh snow.

We were stopped just before Rogers Pass for more avalanche control or as the fellow said “they are dropping the bombs today”. We actually heard one loud boom. Fresh snow on the pines and hoar frost on the others.

Through it all the girls quietly sat with us. I opened the door to the crate and they relaxed on the armrest between the seats.

We finally got to Revelstoke where we peed them and then put down a clean wee pad to put their food on. they were distracted with the cars driving by and the people as well.  A huge first for them to be out in the world. It was a balmy 6C and they had the sun shining on them. It was a slushy mess everywhere and there was no way we could put them down.

Back on the road, they were a bit more playful.

They did get back in their crate and slept the rest of the way home including a stop in Armstrong to pick up more wee pads.

We kept them in the crate while we unload very quickly.  Then we put the wee pads from the back of the Jeep on the lawn and they went right away.  They loved running around. Sadly they are able to walk right under the front gate which we had made lower just in case we got new pups one day. So we have them now but they are so tiny. They don’t mind going outside but if the wind is blowing and it is freezing like at night, they cry. We will easily be able to find a temporary fix for the gate until they grow more. But right now they have a penned area on the lawn reserved just for them.

Setting up their area is a work in progress.

More stories and photos tomorrow.



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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “It’s true, twins are double trouble”

  1. Maxx Trails says:

    I’m sure it was a long travel travel day but glad you made it there and back safely. The twins are just so cute!

  2. Nancy & Doug B. says:

    One can just feel your joy in this post!! How much fun you and Colin are going to have!!

  3. I can imagine how scary losing the pup would have been.
    Looks like you will have lots of new memories.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your family.

    It’s about time.

  4. Linda Sand says:

    I’m so glad they are happy in their crate! And that wee pads are now a thing. How much easier that makes life with new pets.

  5. Sandie Dixon says:

    Your third picture of the snowy mountain is incredible. But those chocolates steal the show. Now that the journey is over you can relax (ha ha) and enjoy the twins.

  6. Kay says:

    When I die… I want to come back as a doxie puppy owned by you and Colin!!!! Those girls have the best human parents and awesome home… imagine their beach time in Mexico… Congrats.

  7. Dolores says:

    Oh dear!!! They are SO cute and squishy!!
    Pee pads look to be working!

  8. Don & Kathy McKelvay says:

    Your new ‘babies’ seem to be doing amazingly well. Such a joy for you both.

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