Sibling Love

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Wheatie loves his Daisy. He is bonded to her. I often kid that Daisy is our emotional support companion, neither of us can function without her. Wherever she is, Wheaton is never far from her. I have tried to take him for a run with me and he will NOT go without Daisy.

For Wheatie it was love at first sight, for Daisy it was “who is this stinky boy dog and when is he leaving!?”

He’s not staying is he?

Of course you all know she came around and she does love him. They are best buds and bonded to one another. I love my fur littles. I love seeing them look for each other and seek comfort with one another.

My loves.

They bring me great comfort and an abundance of love. I would be lost without them.

Just Chillin

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Cuddle bugs.

Snoring, snorts and whimper barks.

I love when they cuddle up and start dreaming.

I wonder if they dream the same? Are they both running in the field chasing bunnies? Maybe in the forest on one of our many hikes? Or running wild down the beach digging in the sand and barking at the waves crashing on the shore? Is one dreaming of chasing the other?

All I know is that I love these beasts more than anything in the world. They are my everything.

Almost Toothless Now…

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Last 4 teeth; two bottom molars and two bottom “fangs”. Not that Wheatie ever chewed his food but his chewing days are pretty much done now.

Another big dental bill….thank goodness for Visa. My poor boy with a mouth full of stitches and probably a very sore jaw. The vet office called when he came out of surgery, they said he was a trooper and he would be in recovery for a few hours.

Then they called an hour later to tell me that he was barking and howling the song of his people…..he wanted his momma and he wanted to go home!! Hahaa. I finished up my work and Daisy and I left to go pick him up. He was doped up but ready to leave the vet clinic!!

As usual he wanted to eat as soon as we got home, sore mouth or not he hates to miss a meal! Once he ate a little he settled in for major snuggles. I could tell he was needing some love cause he came up and not only snuggled but then he fell asleep on my chest while we watched tv. Passed out and was snoring away, snuggled in with me under the blanket.

The amazing thing about Wheaton is that he doesn’t get too bummed out about stuff…. sore mouth, whatever, he just keeps on chugging along. He rubbed his face a bit and pawed and smacked his lips but he kept playing and eating and going for all his walks without missing a beat.

Still my goofball!

It’s been just over a week now. We’ve been back for a check up to make sure everything is healing well. He’s perfect. Healing nicely, stitches are almost completely dissolved. He is not bothered by anything going on in his mouth now. With only 4 teeth left, and the roots are what they call “hooked” so they can’t be pulled without probably breaking his jaw….we are done with dental. We gotta do what we can to take care of the 4 teeth left!

A few days later he got all bathed and groomed. Cleaned up and recovered. Such a handsome fella!

He is so loved. My boy. My handsome.

Dogs are Fun!

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Hi, my name is Wheaton and I like to do all sorts of fun things like;

– step in front of my Momma mid-step when she has her big snow boots on and almost trip her and get my paw stepped on and then have to go to the vet for X-rays

– have dirty rotten teeth and gingivitis even though Momma sticks that horrible toothbrush thing in my mouth all the time and gives me chewies to try and make my teeth clean

– use the same tactic of pawing my Momma in the face for everything so she can’t tell what it is I want and then when she doesn’t understand that I need to pee….so I pee on the pillow we’re using

– be super handsome and lovable so that even though I do this stuff that could upset my Momma she just keeps loving me and hugging me and laughing at my silly ways

This is me holding my sore paw up
This is my sister Daisy wondering where I went when I had to go into the vet by myself for X-rays! Momma and Daisy had to wait for me…I was a bit scared but I was good for all the nice vet staff!
I’m so handsome! My Momma tells me everyday!

* I’d like all our readers to know that Wheaton’s paw was just a mild sprain and some soft tissue bruising (I’m still recovering from knowing I stepped on his foot and hurt him).

* The teeth….oh the teeth….as anyone who has read our past posts you’ve seen other entries regarding Wheatie’s dental issues! He’ll be going for another dental surgery in early February cleaning and scaling and probably more extractions!

* And as for the puddle of pee that I experienced while reading my book in the “splash” zone…..I have learned that if he paws me in the face “do you have to pee” is now something I need to ask! Also, shame on me for not paying attention to the fact that he drank a ton of water after we had our bedtime walk that night!! Usually the pawing is because he wants to cuddle and I’m reading or scrolling or Netflixing!! Oops!

Not very exciting. We haven’t been on any adventures this month. Did witness a gorgeous sun dog on our morning walk this past Sunday…..it was pretty outstanding! Beauty truly is all around!

Take care, stay safe & cozy!

Jenn, Daisy & Wheaton

We Made The Best of 2020

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Let’s just start this off with saying…… It wasn’t a normal year by any means and it had many difficult moments. Thankfully our family and close friends have all been okay. And by okay I mean frazzled stressed isolated depressed anxious and on their last nerve but not sick. This is where we knock on wood.

Positives….. camping season was not cancelled. We were limited in visiting with our seasonal campground “family” so campfire socialising wasn’t a regular even but. to be honest, as an introvert the social distancing isn’t a big jump for me. Actually that’s probably why I haven’t had an overly difficult time with the isolation. I usually just want to chill with Daisy & Wheaton!

We hiked & we camped just as we always do….. this helped tremendously.

There were some downsides. I would have enjoyed seeing my nephew nugget more, FaceTime visiting just isn’t the same. I miss hugs. Yes. Hugs. I may be an introvert but when I’m around my peeps I tend to hug. Wheaton did his best to help me through this……

Hugging my leg while he naps
Needing his Momma
More lap snuggles
Wheatie asking for more loves

He’s a big comfort when I need hugs.

Perhaps this year didn’t break me because I go to weekly therapy sessions and was able to work through some of my corona anxiety and depression and frustration?

Thank you therapy.

What I’m saying is that we did our best to make the best of the crappy year we were dealt. On the cusp of the end of 2020 we hope y’all can find some positives to the last 12 months too. Even if you have to dig deep, please try to end this evening with gratitude and joy.

A 2020 morning sunbeam

With love, kindness and warm hugs,

Jenn, Daisy & Wheaton

Heal Me and I’ll Heal You…

My boy is a healer. He knows just the right moment and just what I need before I know that’s what I needed.

Last night we went to bed early, I was just so exhausted and feeling a bit empty. Just blah.

Wheaton and Daisy always sleep cuddled up with me. Wheaton likes to nestle in up against my side with his head in the crook of my armpit and then I rest my hand on him and rub his belly. Daisy curls up in the nook between my neck & shoulder and I feel her breath and hear her little sleepy snores and snorts.

There was such comfort in feeling Wheatie stretch his warm little body tight against my side. With every stretch he lets out a sigh and burrows his head into my armpit crook a little more. He relaxes me. He soothes me. He comforts me. All of this in the quiet bedtime cuddle.

So even though the Netflix show was over and my eyes were heavy and my arm was falling asleep I stayed just like that…… grateful for this moment and wanting time to stand still.

Daisy’s sleepy snores in my ear and her breath against my neck. Wheaton pushing himself against me so I know he’s there and he’s comforting me.

Sleeping Daisy
Sleeping Wheaton

Our animal companions are so special, aren’t they. We are so lucky. I’m blessed to have these two little fur babies. My gratitude is over and ever flowing.

I waited for Wheaton to stir, and then I slowly rolled onto my side for my regular sleep position. He pushed up against my back. Daisy, against my shoulder & neck, hardly moved. The troubles of the day/week/month melted away and sleep took over.

Happy Gotcha Day!

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There is so much happening in my head these days that I almost forgot that today is Wheatie’s “gotcha day”!

6 years ago today the rescue gals brought this terrified matted diaper wearing broken little dog to my house for a trial visit.
He poked his head out of the kennel and then ran straight to the corner to hide.
He had spent his first 4 years in a filthy cage in a puppy mill, scared of people, neglected and abused.

He was in terrible shape.
I knew I loved him already I just hoped it was enough…..


6 years later and this little goofball is exactly where he was meant to be!

4 years of hell and 6 years of this new life….my boy is 10 now! Wow!

Sometimes we have to go through something terrible to get to the wonderful waiting on the other side.

I promise you Wheaton that I will do my best to keep making it wonderful!
My little Wheatie boy, Momma loves you so much!

2020 Camping Season

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Well our camping season has ended…and it was pretty great all things considered. I’m an introvert so gatherings are not my thing. We have our regular camping crew that we visit and share a fire with usually one of the evenings on a weekend but mostly we hike or hang at the site on our own.

We did many hikes, saw many sunsets, enjoyed MANY campfires, and lots of sleeping bag snuggles. It seemed like there were less thunderstorms…I’m positive Wheaton was thankful for that!

It’s always so difficult to say goodbye to the season…especially in a “draw” campground because you never know if you’ll make it into the draw next season let alone get your same site! We’ve been VERY lucky! It helps that our favourite site is small and basic! So many folks have the big fancy RV’s and they want a bigger site with electricity!

We made it through the season without any skunk or bear encounters. Yay!

We look forward to the 2021 season and hope to see all the “regulars”.

End of the Season – Packed up and saying Goodbye

Summer 2020…Just Doing Our Thing

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Wow. I’m not a consistent blogger.

If you’re reading this…thank you for sticking around!!

To be honest we’re just trudging along doing our thing and I think to myself “i should put something in the blog” but then more things happen and weeks go by…and then you realize it’s been months!! Oops!

But we’re here.

Last time we checked in camping was just about to start and now we’re 3/4 of the way through the season. Ugh. It goes SO fast! It’s been great! The weather has been perfect (if you like sweating).

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We hike through the forest trails and walk the shoreline as usual…loving it like always! The fur littles have never met a hike they didn’t enjoy!

I just posted a video to my Instagram a few days ago of Wheaton being playful and silly.  I captioned that a lot of people only see the scared skittish timid side to him and think “oh poor Wheaton” but no…not at all…he’s a happy playful goofball!  He has all these parts of his character and it makes me a little sad that not everyone gets to see these other sides!

In other summer news; I just had a deck added on to the back of our little house…and it has become our new favourite (non camping) place to hang out! We now have (contained) outside space to just chill! It’s the only time I’ve ever procrastinated while getting ready to go camping….it’s so cozy that I find my early morning coffee turns into mid morning reading and lounging…when I was planning on packing the car and hitting the road!

In a nutshell, we are making the BEST of Summer 2020.

We hope you are too.

With love & kindness,

Jenn, Daisy & Wheaton!