Butters’ Babies Weekend Update

Butters' French Bulldog puppies

Hammy, Lyra and their slothful Brother, Big Boy

I went for a visit with the Butters’ babies, and discovered Lyra (aka Princess Screamy Pants) and her brother Hammy hanging half way out of their wading pool, ready to make a break for freedom. Their brother, who I’m politely referring to as “Big Boy”, instead of as the more accurate “Fatty Pants”, was content to lie on his back, all four feet in the air, contemplating life and waiting for someone to feed him. He is also the puppy you might remember from last week’s video, where he was happily hanging upside down in Sarah’s arms. Slothful, yes – but also handsome!

Lyra is also growing into quite the beauty, with her one fawn hood giving her the look of a rakish pirate eye patch. She’s still got quite the mouth on her, as you’ll notice in the photos. A momentary deviation of attention away from her and onto either of her brothers brought on a screaming fit that reminds you that Frenchies aren’t known for their lyrical voices. It’s a good thing she’s pretty, because a career in musical theatre is not in the cards for her.

Mr Hamster dance continues to become the cute cartoon character he seems to be predestined to end up as. He’s still the color of a creamsicle, and he stills grins his big mouth grin almost all of the time. He’s going through a bit of the fuglies at the moment, but handsome is as handsome does, and in time he will likely grow back into a good looking boy. At the moment, he’s more of a paper bag style prince, so it’s a good thing he’s so amazingly lovable!

Photos after the cut, or on Flickr.

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Dock Diving

Dock diving is a relatively new canine sport, emerging in about 2000, apparently after it was featured on ESPN as a ‘filler’ sport at the Great Outdoor Games.

In brief, think of Dock Diving as a water based long jump for dogs. Dogs leap off of the platform (or Dock) to retrieve their bumper from a water filled tank. The dog who catches the most ‘air’, or who leaps the longest distance, is the winner. Any breed of dog six months or older can compete, although most of the ‘serious’ competitors seem to be sporting breeds and the omnipresent Border Collie.

What I wasn’t expecting to see was a Dock Diving Bulldog – even if this little guy is wearing a life jacket. Oh, and just for the record – don’t try this at home.

Tessa’s Necklace

Tessa's Necklace

Tessa's Necklace, shown larger than life size

Designed by metalsmith Christen Largent, the front says “Tessa, beloved now and forever”, with her birthstone, a Citrine. The reverse has her dates.

It is on a hand hammered chain long enough to sit close to my heart, which is where I carry her.

Support Hershey’s Bill

Support Hershey’s Bill To Repeal Breed Specific Legislation

Support Hershey's Bill

Show your support and let Queen’s Park know that your Ontario includes ALL dogs!

This is the 5 year BANniversary of Ontario’s “pit bull” ban.  Since then thousands of innocent dogs have lost their lives. Please come out and show your support. It’s time that we stand up and fight this injustice and demand that responsible dog ownership legislation is put in place for all breeds.

If you think this ban only targets “pit bulls”, think again. Many breeds from Boxers to Rottweiler mixes and anything in between, mostly mixed mutts, have been targeted.

* NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo
* Live Bands
* Vendors
* Canine Good Neighbour Testing
* Agility Course
* Education Workshops
* Special Guests and more!
* Pittie and Pals walk to PawsWay at 5:30pm

This is an all day event. Bring a chair and a blanket. Vendors will be close by but if fast food isn’t your taste, be sure to pack a lunch!
Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil at 7:30pm at Queen’s Park
(link to event here)

Map of Coronation Park:

A BIG THANK-YOU to our Sponsors!
. The Dog Legislation Council of Canada (http://www.dlcc.ca/)
. Pawsway (http://www.pawsway.ca/)
. El Mocambo (http://www.elmocambo.ca/)
. Kong Co. (http://www.kongcompany.com/)
. Pitbull Guerilla Clothing (http://www.pgccworld.com/)

For more information on the “pit bull” ban please visit our website www.stopK9profiling.com . There you will find posters and pamphlets to print off and share!

You can also send a letter to every MPP in Ontario by visiting this link: http://www.stopcanineprofiling.com/mpp_sample_letters.php

See you on the 29th!

**all breeds welcome and all dogs must be in compliance with current legislation**

LeeAnn O’Reilly, Pres.DLCC
“Fighting ignorance since 2003..it’s taking longer than we thought.”

Pretty Little Girl

For some reason, this cartoon just makes me think of Delilah. It’s from my new blog link, “I am your Canadian boyfriend”. Man, I hope he puts this one on a t-shirt, because I am so totally buying it.

For all the pretty little girls