Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like

... like it's damn cold outside!

That's the start of our first official snowfall. I realize it doesn't look like much, but that was taken two hours ago. Now the snow has covered everything already, and my thermometer tells me it's -3 outside. That's just too darn cold. And the snow continues to fall.

ETA: A similar view just 2 hours later. And it's still snowing like crazy!

I would have risked the Wrath of the Dogs and declared a moratorium on outside time today, but I had to go out this morning to pick up The Package.


That's Little Man, fresh from Kamloops, gimpy leg and all.

Il est joli, est il non ?

He's a lot fluffier than Dexter, though way smaller. And he's says that's fine, as he doesn't even want to be confused with Dexter, whom he does not really like.

Gee, I wonder why.


Where ya goin', Gimpy? Come back here and play with me!

He probably feels a little vulnerable with that bum leg, and Mr. Bossy Boots wasn't really instilling confidence in him, poor wee felly.

And he still doesn't have a name, can you believe that? His previous owners were calling him "Lucky" but given that they managed to get him run over by a car within a week or so of owning him, that's a bit of a cruel irony ... even for me. So he needs a name. Any suggestions?

He's pretty cute, and you can see that one hip is no good. As I type, he standing there staring at one of the cats on just 3 legs. He looks normal when he runs, but he's not putting any real weight on that leg. This week he'll be going into our vet with his x-rays for a re-evaluation and then we'll schedule the surgery. And it's all thanks to the so so many of you who donated toward these costs! Some donated a little, some donated a lot and in the end we have what should be enough to cover the costs of making this little pants-biting miracle all better again!

Congrats to Amy Miller, who won the custom pet portrait from Laughing Dingo Studios!

I didn't get too many shots of him, I'm sorry. It was just too cold outside and my camera, which is on its last legs at the best of times, becomes sluggish and uncooperative in the cold.

And it is cold. The snow continues to fall, which Piper thinks is a lousy reason for me to not walk them.

Woo could care less. It's not as though he actually walks anyway.

And it's Dexter's first snow fall!! I was excited for him.

What's that white stuff falling from the sky?

It's been a busy week for us, as fosters come in and move on. Little Man will be going to another foster home this afternoon, where he won't be tempted to wrassle with Dexter after his surgery.

We temporarily has The Fire Breathing Dragon, aka Saphy:

This little monster dog is, if you can believe it, the product of a border collie and a cross of pomeranian/chihuahua.

All 20 lbs of her! And she is a going concern. Ball CRAZY and fast as the dickens. She is available through TDBCR - height dog for flyball, anyone?

We also made a new friend, Luna the world's most adorable black lab puppy.

And Maia, Lens Licker Extraordinaire.

Maia and her mum will be fostering Ziggy, who will available through our rescue soon as well.

Feed me, Seymour!


Mary said...

Hmmm, names for Little Man - Dustin (as in Hoffman) Grit, Hero, Trooper.
Very cute - looks like he will have a lovely fluffy coat.

Benny and Lily said...

BOL...Lil Man doesn't look to sure about the cold or snow
Benny & Lily

Buzz's Food Lady said...

What about Newman? You're gonna turn him into a new man...and then if he's bad you can pull out the ol' Seinfeld "NEWMAN!!!"

: )

An English Shepherd said...

Great pictures & lovely smow

Wizz :-)

Carol said...

Little Man
Hardware, as in full of plates and screws. Or Ace, as in Ace Hardware (do they have those in BC?)
I like Grit,too. Although he also looks like a Romeo. HipHop given his condition and as a play on the ubiquitous Jazz. Ska, see previous. Jude Dude.

A lovely fellow no matter the name!

Erin said...

As one of my girlfriends said, Maia looks stoned! Silly goofy girl. Can't wait for Ziggy!

andrea said...

I think the little guy's name should be James as in Sergeant James Doakes, Dexter's nemesis in the first season. (Maybe the second season, too, and beyond, but I'm only halfway through season 1.)

tualizzy said...


He's a great little guy. Thanks for taking him in, and THANK YOU EVERYONE for your donation to help him out. 3W&AW readers are awesome!

Arwen said...

What IS it with people calling dogs Lucky? Those dogs are NEVER lucky in life...

Good luck to the little guy - I can imagine that Dexter seems a bit much to handle for him right now!

Mary said...

Piper's tail is seriously rivaling The Flamboyance (tm) in that one picture.

Jen_Ann_W said...

I love Andrea's idea - another name from the show for sure. And Maia! LOVE her face. She looks like my old Fitzie, funny skinny face with monster ears.

Anonymous said...

He should totally keep the name 'Lil Man' - it's awesome.

Tristan and Braun said...

Awww.. Lil' Man looks Awesome! Nice and Fluffy!

Really hope he gets the gimp sorted out and he'll be a normal healthy pup from henceforth!

He's gonna grow up quite the trafic stopper I'm sure! Good vibes to him! :)

suzanne said...

saphy has some serious ears... kind of make her look like a fruit bat.
how is miss maeven doing over on bowen island?

Ktbug Ladydid said...

I like Sergeant Little Man, and you can call him "Sarge" for short. :D And honestly, those people didn't deserve such an adorable, obviously wonderful pup. I'd take him home and keep him if I could, but well, I'm not in the area.

Stella and Gunther said...

Poor Little Man. Mom constantly shakes her head when she hears about mean humans. He sure is LUCKY to have you takin care of him.

Everyone looks like they're havin fun in the snow!

Stella, Gunther & Betty

PoochesForPeace said...

Whoa, what a weird mix of dogs! Cute though.