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The String Under a Blanket Cat Game - Valentines Edition

Imagine I had a huge red-orange shag heart carpet? I CAN IMAGINE IT AND IT'S AMAZING.

Happy Valentines Day! I hand drew a version of this for Jay and it finally inspired me to blog because I absolutely LOVE this game. Basically, you get a huge long piece of twine or yarn, tie some stuff to the ends, shove it under a blanket, and then pull one end and watch your cats go crazy trying to catch the string. Here is an instagram video of our cats playing 'The Game'.

...And It Will Make an Even Bigger Bang!

really don't feel like rushing things lately. I know all the other bloggers posted happy new years resolution posts on New Years Day, and I was super inspired, yet I felt absolutely no urge to make resolutions or post anything. Ha! What! I know... it's like, "Who is this girl? Amanda must have been abducted by aliens." 

What Finnegan Ate: SO Many Cat Toys

Finn has eaten SO many cat toys. He steals them whenever he can and he's super sneaky about it, too.

A couple weeks ago, when I was asleep in bed, he tried to steal some out of the cat teepee, got his head stuck, and leapt straight up onto the bed, legs scrambling, teepee still on his head, barking furiously.

Dogs Who Rip Out Their Stitches

This week, Finnegan got neutered. He spent one day lulling us into a false sense of security, and then went for his stitches like a kid after a bubblegum flavoured ice cream cone. 

We tried EVERYTHING. (Except one guy online who suggested building a brace out of PVC pipes... but that did have some good points). We tried the cone of shame. We tried putting pants on him. We tried just stopping him when he went to lick. We tried keeping him quiet (HAHAHAH. Fail.)

What Finnegan Ate: Cat Food

I am totally ashamed of how much cat food Finn has eaten. If I forget for even a split second that I left the cat food on the floor, he's off like a rocket through the house, on a beeline for the cat food, and he can eat an entire bowl in under 5 seconds. It's a whole other story, though, when the cats go sniffing around HIS food. We make him sit and stay for a while waiting for his food, but sometimes when he is waiting patiently the cats get curious about what smells so good and you should see his whole furry body quivering in indignation when they get near it!

What Finnegan Ate: Chunks of Trees

I'm cool with Finn eating trees. He doesn't swallow most of it, he just loves to destroy it and drag it around and chomp on it and then spit out mulch all over the place. He's a mulch machine! Before Jay mows the lawn, he rounds up all the sticks and twigs on the grass and piles them in the wood shed, where Finnegan goes and finds them and drags them all over the lawn and chews them into mulch.

What Finnegan Ate: Bees

When Finn ate his first bee, I totally panicked. Oh my god! Can they sting him from inside? What if it bites him! What if it goes up his nose! What if EVERYTHING! But then he was fine. In fact, bees are pretty much his favourite snack ever. He stalks them all over the yard and his mouth kind of opens, like a whale eating krill, and then closes with a snap. And then the bee is gone. We have so few bees now. I'm not complaining.

What Finnegan Ate: Birthday Cards

I turned 29, got a dog, and he ate my birthday cards. Actually, in the first week, he ate more than birthday cards, prompting this new blog series "What Finnegan Ate". Birthday cards aren't the worst thing ever, and I managed to catch them before he actually swallowed anything. Also, no harm was done, since I had already opened and read them and removed any money. Ha. But forget saving them, I guess. Brightly coloured envelopes are TOO MUCH temptation!


From the moment that we discussed me moving to Hamilton, it was understood that I am moving because I love Jason and want to be with him AND I GET TO HAVE A DOG. We (I) talked repeatedly about what would happen when we get a dog, how fluffy he was going to be, how happy we would be when we walked him, how cute he would be with the cats when they stopped hating each other...