Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ode to Ontario

Since Frisco came along...Ontario hasn't had the blog time he here is Ode to Ontario
These are pictures of Ontario's life from almost the beginning...
This is Philly (Ontario's mom) with her 5 week old pups, Ontario and Oceana. Ontario is the puppy on her belly and Oceana is the one you can see by Philly's head.
-note Philly's position...does this look familiar to anybody else??? (if you have no clue what I'm talking about...look at my previous post)

These pictures were taken by a volunteer in the puppy kennel on their 2 month b-day
(March, 19, 2007) Oceana is on the left and Ontario is on the right.

These pics were both taken in June. Even though they are siblings...look at the differences. Ontario is MUCH MUCH darker than Oceana and his fur is not even close to being as long as hers! (Ontario is on the left, Oceana is on the right.)

And this would be Ontario's b-day picture. I was trying to get a picture of him all relaxed and sleeping on his back, but he woke up and rolled to his side just as I took the picture :( Darn!

The Boys

Ontario and Frisco were begging to get their most recent pictures up as the loving dog mommy I am...I obliged--but first an update on the boys.

Ontario had his 1st birthday on the 19th. Being the bad mommy that I am, he didn't get any presents or anything...poor boy, he must feel SO unloved! He is doing very well, and I expect that he will be recalled (or go in for training) in March or April...whenever the puppy truck comes to UT. He is a MAJOR momma's boy, which makes him very endearing. He is the clown of all my pups...he's constantly doing crazy things and giving me looks that what he is doing is completely normal, he keeps me and my roommate laughing. He is a massive ball of fur, but don't let his size fool you, there has never been a sweeter dog than Ontario!

And now for Frisky--I mean Frisco. As stated in recent posts, he is growing like a weed...almost right before my eyes! Frisco turned 4 months old on the 19th. He is a mellow yellow guy. He is progressing very nicely and I think he will be a wonderful, easy to raise, laid back little guy who just goes with the flow. Hopefully he doesn't get a complex as everybody comments on what a pretty dog he is and how well behaved he is. I don't disagree with them and neither does he...but hopefully he'll stay humble!

Awww...Mom, do you HAVE to take pictures right now?
The boys play very well together. Even though Frisco is only 4 months and 36 pounds, and Ontario is 1 year and 70 pounds...they seem to work things out between the two of them and play with each other very appropriately!
As you can see...big "manly Ontario" is quite the push over when playing with his little brother.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Eye Doctor

You know when you go to the eye doctor and you have to tell him the letters on the chart, to test your visual acuities? Well, today I had to go to the eye doctor and I couldn't even see the stinkin' letters on the chart! I have had glasses and/or contacts since 7th grade, and nothing has ever changed much in my rx...until now. Dun, Dun, Duuun... :(

I knew my vision had changed, as I've been having some pretty major issues since summertime...including very very blurry vision at times (even with my contacts and glasses) and double vision, where I would see two of the image. As you can imagine, this can be frustrating to say the least...

Well, today I found out how bad it really was...LUCKY ME ;)...NOT! My rx changed -0.75 in both eyes, and while my left eye is good and just a bit right eye basically sucks! I have astigmatism in my right eye and we are hoping that is the cause of my blurry and double fun huh?

Don't you just love going to the doctor for not as great of news as you were hoping? (aka...all is well!)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Miracle grow

So my little Frisco is growing up so fast! Last week we were at the vet and he weighed 31.4 pounds, and this week when we went in he weighed 35.4 pounds! Wow...what a big guy he is getting to be! My club all asks what I feed him and the answer is...Miracle Grow of course! :)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Dramatic Change in Personality?

So today...for the first time in his life...Ontario was actually very very very excited about his leash and puppy coat! Up until now, whenever he would see me pick up his leash and puppycoat to go out he would run and 'hide' in the corner or sometimes in his crate. He has always been fine once he was out, but just did NOT want to go at first. I've been working very hard to get him excited to go out, and today I got to see the results of 9 months of HARD work!

OOOOO...I love this dog!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Spence is Wonderful

I got an email from Spence's family a few days ago! I was very excited as I hadn't heard from them in about two years. I have always known that Spence was well loved and well taken care of, so I've never worried...BUT it was still so nice to hear from them and hear that he is well loved and taken care of :)
They apologized for not contacting me for so long (which was not needed, but a very nice thing for them to do) and proceeded to tell me how much they love Spence! They told me again, how he is a certified Therapy Dog and everybody loves him and he loves everybody. They also wrote that having Spence has been such a great thing for them, and they thought he deserved a doggy "friend". So about a year and a half ago, they went back to GDB and adopted another career change dog! They said Spence picked HER out and they get along wonderfully! :)

Isn't it SOOO nice to hear from our puppies? Even when they aren't our puppies anymore, but to know that they are making such a difference in somebody else's a guide, or a makes my day!

The Boys

The Cutest Boys in the Whole Wide World! :)
(too bad they couldn't both look at the camera :)

My Baby (Frisco)

My Little Boy (Ontario!)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Years Resolutions...

In following suit of my fellow bloggers:

Lindsey's resolutions:
  • Take more pictures of the people in my life.
  • Go to church EVERY sunday-no excuses!
  • Get a teaching job and actually use my college degree that I spent all that money on!
  • Decide what I am going to major in for my masters degree.

Ontario's resolutions:

  • Relax a little more!
  • Eat as much dog food as I can!
  • Go to formal training to be a guide dog!
  • Not bug my baby brother Frisco so much.

Frisco's resolutions:

  • Look VERY cute...ALL THE TIME!
  • Grow big like Ontario
  • Go to my daddy's graduation
  • learn my commands so I can be a good guide dog