Mar 15, 2021

More Que Pasa

Taken March 1.

Gosh some days are going by so swiftly. Some days we take hundreds of photos and other days only a few. I went back to March 1 and discovered so many photos that I had missed. Life just keeps happening and there is not enough time.  Puppy potty training is going very well. Most mistakes are because we missed the signals. They really do prefer to go out so it is almost a full-time job ( unless they are sleeping ) for one of us to be watching them.

Not supposed to be in the bedroom, the only room that has a carpet, but here they are discovering themselves in a mirror.

They share everything.

Colin’s puppy class with Carlie last Thursday ( March 11th ) was totally different than my class the night prior. There were seven dogs in the class including our girl.  However only one other dog was a puppy, about two weeks older than Carlie.  The rest were huge 5 and 6 month old dogs, a lab, a bouvier and an Irish setter and two medium sized but much older. The large dogs barked the entire class and Carlie whimpered the entire class. Colin says that at the end she was good and more used to the other dogs. The instructor was the same and the ‘lecture’ was similar but she did allow questions and the training session was just over ten minutes instead of less than five. Colin thought she was just okay. Yesterday our PetSmart had an electrical transformer problem and the building was evacuated. More than 24 hours later it remains closed.

Taken March 4th.

The wildlife is anxious for the lake to melt. First time seeing geese walk on the ice.

They love using the ramp that Colin built. Normally we take them out via the front door. The ramp is next to the patio door.

We try not to use it to much unless it is warm enough to leave the door open. The important thing is for them to know which door to run to go out to do potty.

I can’t remember if I told you but last Monday, the 8th, Colin took Carlie in to the vet at my request and sure enough she did have a mild ear yeast infection. Today both girls saw the vet for their second set of shots and the ear infection is gone.  They are in perfect health and did not even whimper one bit when they each received their injections.

Enjoying frozen beans from our garden. They really like them as well as carrots.

Sadly in other news, our good friends just down the road from us are in hospital with Covid.  It has a been busy week being a bit involved with that. The husband went in last Tuesday and his wife went in yesterday, Sunday morning and today she was moved to ICU. They are both holding their own thus far. I don’t know of anyone else who has been so diligent in wearing masks and staying home. In fact a few months ago they told another neighbour who was close to them, to please stop coming by as they knew she was going to other’s homes to play cards.

As you can see they are growing and starting to look like long dogs.

The twins are changing so much every day that we can’t keep up.  They are growing taller and hence can reach areas that are supposed to be out of bounds 🙁 Their individual personalities are emerging.  Fortunately they are sleeping six hours per night  😀  However the geese woke them up at 1:00 AM this morning so we are sleep deprived.

This was taken recently. They have done two walks, one with Colin and one with me. So fun to watch them walking, however sometimes they put on the brakes. But lots of ‘good girl’ gets them moving again.

It is after  9PM ( now 10 PM as I am proofing ) and I am writing this in the hopes that I soon may have dinner.  There are not enough hours in the day.  Of course it is time to start working on the company year end and I am being stretched in so many directions. Such as a puppy escaping her area just now and the chase is on. Time to hold them and settle them for the night. Back shortly. Now to add some photos and call it a night.  I need to go and do my exercises as well as make us some dinner ( eating as I proof )  and relax for a bit before we get our few hours of sleep.

They met four dogs and many humans on their walk today ( their first ever together walk ) and appeared to have a good time. They did start to whimper as the wind was cold so we went home. They were quieter today likely due to their vaccine shot this morning.


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14 Responses to “More Que Pasa”

  1. Maxx Trails says:

    That’s so sad about your neighbours, especially since they were being so careful … it just goes to prove we need to be very cautious and not let up our guard, but ultimately it could happen to any of us 🙁

    I can’t believe the ice on Duck Lake hasn’t melted yet, all the ponds downtown are clear of ice.

    The twins sure are getting big, but still as cute as ever!

    • contessa says:

      Yes it is sad. There are so many others here that just get together both inside and out, no masks, etc. Even once we have the vaccine we will need to be careful for a month or two or even more. Hard to tell at this point in time.

      The lake is melted, words in this post are current but the phots are behind.

      Soon we will have to get together. Maybe you grandkids would like to see the puppies.

  2. Jim and Barb says:

    Adorable! I bet those two keep you running all day long! We are getting closer on our puppy search, stay tuned!

    • contessa says:

      I have a feeling that it won’t be long at all. I can hardly wait to read all about your sleepless nights 🙂

  3. Sandie says:

    The twins are sooo darling. I have no doubt they are running you ragged. Just reading your post exhausts me. So very sorry to hear about your neighbors. Hope they recover quickly.

    • contessa says:

      Sandie you would love them but I am not kidding, you would be worn out. We do love them but oh so much work. In a few months we will be so happy to have put all this time into training them. Today they did refused to walk. Each day is so different.

  4. livingrichonthecheap says:

    We ended up quitting our puppy classes as the trainer was such a moron. What sweet babies. I am sorry to hear about your neighbors – we too are being as careful as we can be but you never know. Each time I go to the hospital or Dr I am at greatest risk. I hope they get better and are able to go home soon.

    • contessa says:

      Oh sorry to hear that. But Buddy seems perfect as he is. I am thinking that you should double mask or at least wear a face shield over your mask.

  5. Catheline says:

    Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, they are soooo cute. I’m so happy that you broke down and got your two little darlings they make me so happy just looking at their photos. You two must have permanent smiles on your faces.
    Very sorry to hear about your neighbours, I wonder how they got infected being so cautious?
    Those classes sound like a waste of money, I would be looking somewhere else for advice on training.

    as always,
    Love reading your blog.


    • contessa says:

      We are happy to have them but stressed at times re lack of sleep. But mostly they make us laugh with all of their antics.

  6. Michelle says:

    First I want to say thank you for sharing your adventures! I read your blog over the last few weeks, ten years of time went fast. I commend you on all you’re doing for the Isla community! I also enjoy all your doxies and congratulations on your adorable new little girls, I look forward to their adventures! I’m a fellow gardener too and each year brings new surprises and challenges. By reading your and several blogs, I’ve definitely developed an interest in going to Mexico and traveling not just to resorts but to where people live:) Again thank you for making these COVID days a lot more fun!

    • contessa says:

      So very happy to have you here Michelle. What a lovely comment. Looking forward to getting to know each other in the months to come. Hopefully soon we will all get the jab and be freer to move forward.

  7. Sorry to read about your neighbours. Too bad their friend wasn’t more considerate rather then infecting them.
    The pups are truly getting bigger. The instructor was probably more considerate because Colin being a man might have not put up with her attitude.
    Liked the Mask Joke.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

    • contessa says:

      Well we don’t know for certain who it was that infected them. Really Rick, because Colin was a man!!! You don’t know me well!!!

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