Wednesday, December 30, 2009

endicott in december


strange fruit

we went to endicott, new york over andre's birthday weekend. we hit a snowstorm mid-drive but still made good time! while andre and petey participated in workshops, duke and i went exploring.

can you spot duke


after a day of exploring, sniffing, finding deer hoof prints and rabbit paw prints in the snow, duke was exhausted. thanks for exploring with me duke!


Friday, December 25, 2009

merry holidays!

happy holidays

happy holidays

happy holidays

merry christmas!

as seems to be the case with me since september, things have been crazy here and despite making my christmas cards, i didn't end up sending any out. the good thing is, i have a tonne ready for next year. yippy!

i hope everyone had a great christmas.

hopefully back to regular postings starting next week!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

i'm doing what you are asking

we're heading out to to endicott, new york again. this time for session two of andre's dog training course.

i can't wait to just hang out with duke all weekend - although i am planning on making my christmas cards in the motel - and just relax!

petey's progress has been so amazing these past few months. he actually has a bit inhibition now and neither andre nor i have gotten bit, let alone gotten open doggy bite wounds in the past 2 months. he's also quite desensitized to seeing dogs on the sidewalk now and can walk by other dogs without pulling and howling. on top of all this with the karen pryor academy work, he's learning a lot of cool tricks too!

random: the first snow fall in toronto is supposed to start tonight. this november toronto broke a record that was set in 1937 for no snow fall!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


cranky turtle

the dreaded streetcar tracks were my downfall (haha). last week i wiped out over the streetcard tracks on dundas st. riding to meet friends for dinner.

unfortunately due to watermain upgrade construction, cyclists need to merge over streetcar tracks into the left lane between shaw st. and dovercourt rd.

even after my close call on spadina and even after being told by the bicycle thief to always cross the tracks as close to 90 degrees as possible, in my rush to get to dinner, hopping back over to the right lane, i got a bit too cocky/lazy and crossed probably almost parallel to the tracks. big mistake.

i totally wiped out and slid onto construction gravel, hit both knees (skinned one) and banged up my left wrist. luckily for me, there weren't any cars right behind me. two concerned ladies rushed over to help me up.

today was the first day since my wipe out to ride my bike and now i get a bit panicky when crossing street car tracks. boooooo. i need to gain my confidence again by riding more, but with snow in the forecast it looks like i'll be putting my bike away for the winter.

oh well. i'll keep myself occupied with bike blogs.

i want to start a cupcake ride in toronto, perhaps in the spring!