Saturday, 28 May 2011

Hugs and Kisses!

Thank you Felissa from Two Little Cavaliers for the mention on your Make a New Friend Tuesdays post last week!!
We look forward to meeting new blog friends and learning more about each one! :)

Friday, 27 May 2011


Lotsa catching up to do! Hope everyone is enjoying the week, and especially all our Canadian friends who enjoyed the long weekend!
Woohoo, it's a short week.. and the weekend is here already!
We were lucky to whisk away for a few days to Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island!  It is just south of Tofino..lots of nice beaches - a favourite local spot for surfers!

Ellie insisted on tagging along, and this time, we gave in to her request ;)
This trip was just made for Ellie! Her first time at a beach, and running into the water..that tail would not stop wagging, lol.  Her face would light up every time we reached for the leash... she knew there was another great adventure waiting... :D


Are we there yet??
I can smell the fresh air!

The view at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort.
The beach was just steps away from our room!

"If I sneak away reeeaally slowly, maybe they won't see me!"

I'm a walruuus.. I lost me other side of the tusk! Ruh-oh!"

"I'm just MGM Lionin' around...
while Mummy checks her email"

At Long Beach in Tofino...

"I find sticks wherever I go!"

"HEY!! Who left these treats here!?! I CALL DIBS!!"

Rise and shine!

Hmm..that log is too big of a stick for you, Ellie :)

So wet!

Ready for the scene! Cue the fan - and action!
The heroic dog walks nonchalantly towards the harbour. 
(Great solemn expression, Ells!)

Bye, bye BlackRock Resort!

To our US friends, have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Barks at the Park!

Last weekend, we went to Queen's Park in New Westminster, BC for some sun and fun :)

Ellie: "Catch me!"
"I smell treats..quick guys, whip out the Sad Puppy Face!!"

Ellie's style of playing at an offleash dog park is very offbeat and unusual.  She shows little interest and plays hard to get, but you know she wants to be chased! ;) With tall order, she also barks authority at others if they get too close to her sticks.  Princess Ellie needs to learn to play nice or it will be hard to make new friends, little gal!
"Catch me if you can!"
"Haawww man...where did everyone go??" :(

We make our way out of the offleash area, and we find a small obstacle course...

Great jumps, Ellie!
Ellie's leap was also noteworthy :D

"Phew! What a hotdog day! I'm beat!"
"Can we go home yet?"

Monday, 9 May 2011

Happy Mum's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

We had a home-cooked meal at our place and everybody was so stuffed after, they had trouble getting outta their seats! Darn... I wanted to jump up and steal the leftovers....I guess I settled for the crumbs on the floor instead ;)

P.S.  That's me settling in and getting comfy on Grandma's lap!
<3 Ello Bellos~

Richmond bans puppy sales in pet stores!

Sunday, May 8: The start of Canada's first city to ban the sale of puppies and dogs in pet stores.

Many US Cities have adopted the same bylaw including:
West Hollywood, California, Albuquerque, New Mexico and South Lake Tahoe, California.

This is a giant step forward to discourage impulse puppy purchases by uninformed buyers, and prohibit pet stores from obtaining dogs from backyard breeders and puppy mills. Puppies born from puppy mills come from deplorable and horrific conditions, where breeding dogs are kept in wire cages their entire life to be bred over and over again. These dogs receive little to no veterinary care and are left with inadequate food, water, and proper socialization. (For more information: and

Hooray for Richmond! C'mon Vancouver, Burnaby and all of BC - let's step up to the plate and set an example for the rest of Canada and USA!


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

My personal assistant...

Ellie is back!  And she's taken over the blog, yet again! Here are the highlights from last week:
Ellie here - reporting live from The Social Hydrant!
Howdy! That's me sneaking off into the flower bed~
Hehehe.. Mummy can't catch me now! ;)

A bark out to my buddy, Billy!
Been awhile since we sniffed bums!

Mummy spent Easter weekend in Victoria,
and left me at Grandpa's in Vancouver.. :O

Ogden Point - Victoria.
I would race you down this path, Mumma!

Craigdarroch Castle of Victoria
Oooh.. this is the perfect place to hide all my bones and sticks! :D blog post is up!
Woohoo~ blogging is fun!
I'll be Mummy's full-time assistant.. long as I get paid in treats! >:D

Time to nod off to sleep with my red hydrant..ZzzzZzzz! :)
G'nights and Sweet dreams!
Luv Ellie <3