Ray rocks!

It is very common around here to see individual rocks used as landscaping items. The “residential ones” tend to be relatively small, but those used in our parks can be pretty big… say up to approximately 3′ x 3′ x 3′, and Carol has used them periodically as a training tool, and also as a way to burn off some of his energy.  Show him a large rock with a relatively flat top; say “Jump!”,  and he’ll be sitting on top in no time! Take him through a row of 5 or 6, and I am tired out just watching him!


“Okay… so where’s my treat?”

He will also jump up on to parks/sports field bleachers and trot along, parallel to us, upon request! It is interesting how much “exercise equipment” one can find with a bit of imagination. Even our local Tim Hortons has a low retaining wall plus the expected bench seating both of which can be useful! Of course steps up from the lake shore park trail to street level (3 to 4 flights totaling 20 to 30ft) are always fun and all these things, plus the excitement of potential treats from various places will generally give us a tired “boy” when we get home.

Who needs a doggy gym membership with all this stuff around, but those rocks are probably the most impressive. Yup… Ray rocks!

Who are you?

The subject is a rhetorical question as I neither need, nor expect, any answers. It does however pose some interesting thoughts that are rather unique to blogging in that, what I know about you is totally dependent on what information you provide. Continue reading

A Hard Lesson!

As many of you are very well aware, Ray is a very different dog now when compared to how he was in the Spring of 2013. He has been, and still is, a “work in progress”… but the results far exceed the effort and patience needed to get him this far. Below is an extract from his book “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” Continue reading

A Dog’s Life?

The expression “It’s a dog’s life” means that life is hard; unpleasant; unrewarding,  and apparently has 16th century origins when dog’s were working animals and treated as such.  It was also the original title for the book about Ray “Who Said I was up for Adoption?”, because of the blatant contradiction between a “dog’s life” and Ray’s life! Continue reading