NOW ON INSTAGRAM!

Hi friends,

I just thought I should let you all know that I have been a little slow with keeping up with this blog. I spend most of my time updating on Instagram and it is the best place to see new photos of Toki. Click on the photo below to be brought to her account.

 

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Look forward to seeing you all there šŸ™‚

 

 

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Toki enjoyed her first Christmas with us on Friday. She seemed quite nervous and unsure of what was going on in the morning when we woke up to open our gifts. I managed to snap a shot of her in front of her adorable stocking before she got into it.Ā She got a new fuzzy pink sweater with teddy bear ears on the hood, one of her favourite treats and a grumpy bear toy. She had a great time opening her gifts and watching the rest of the family with our gifts.

We spent the rest of the day out visiting family and she was well behaved the whole time. Everyone commented on what a good little dog she was and were surprised that she did not beg for food when dinner time came.

I am looking forward to many more Christmas’ to come with my little girl and I know she is looking forward to themĀ as well.

Here are some photos I took on Christmas morning:Ā 

 

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You can see the look of excitement in those big hazel eyes!
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A happy puppy after opening gifts with her daddy.

Merry Christmas from Toki and the family!Ā 

A New Festive Bandana!

The other day I bought some cute Christmas fabric while shopping and thought it would make something cute. I needed something to do today and decided to sit down and makeĀ an adorableĀ bandana for Toki to wear during the holidays. It was pretty simpleĀ andĀ I think next time I will make adjustments so it sits better on her neck but other than that I think it turned out pretty cute and festive. I am hoping to make her some more to wear everyday while working.Ā 

 

Enjoying the weather

I am currently out enjoying a walk with Toki in our favourite park. I snapped a few photos to share.  I am really thinking of starting an Instagram for our adventures as well, just because I can show a lot more photos. 

Have a lovely day! 

 
   

Hamilton Comic Con

This Saturday Toki and I geared up for Hamilton Comic Con. I knew it was a busy place so I made sure to keep Toki’s safety in mind as well. We steered clear of crowds as best as we could and I had Cory with me to pick her up for me when I was nervous of situations where there were larger crowds (especially in high traffic areas like enterances). I was a little uncomfortable at first with people pointing at me or saying things to each other about myself or Toki. I eventually learned to ignore it and just have fun with my day as best I could. The one thing that really upset me though was the number of parents who just let their kids run up to my dog and pet her. I had one kid in particular who when I was stopped looking at something, decided it was a good time to sit on the floor and start petting Toki. His mother was completely oblivious to the situation and was over looking at something else. I tried to explain to the child that my dog was working and to please leave her alone. The kid decided to just look at me and then continue to pet Toki. I really was on the verge of screaming at the kids mother but instead just left the situation. It really annoyed me with the amount of parents who seemed like my dog was there for their kids entertainment. I will say though, there were a lot of parents there who made up for the others. I could hear them explaining Toki as a working dog and I even heard a few kids sound super excited to have seen a working dog. It definitely made me feel a lot better knowing that most people understood her role. We stayed for a few hours and even bought a few things. It was a great time and I look forward to our next adventure together. For now we are enjoying a relaxing Sunday! 

Here’s a photo from today:

 

Being left home alone

While I am at work from 5am-9am there is a small period where Toki is left home alone. It is usually from 20-30 minutes. What she accomplishes in that time is pretty extraordinary. I have tried to crate train her but she barks non-stop and I live in an apartment. I feel it’s bad enough leaving her home alone when she is so used t being with me. I think Cory and I just have to put any sort of cardboard in the trash. I love my little monkey but she can be bad sometimes. I thought I would share this video evidence with you for a nice giggle. 

Enjoy your day šŸ™‚

Sweater Weather is Here!

We woke up to feeling a bit chilly today. It is 13 degrees celcius here so that means time to put our sweaters on! 

Here is Toki in her favourite knit.