Monday, July 14, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

It was a hot day, a gorgeous, sunny, hot day. Ok it was only 16 degrees, but up here that's top heat. We were feeling it too, the heat made all of us groggy and tricked us into some daytime snoozing.

We had our front steps repaired today, so Mr. Tally Bear was stuck inside for most of the day. You can imagine he didn't appreciate that much and made my life difficult for it. Tallinn likes to be outside. I can think of no place (other then petsmart) where he would want to be indoors over out. The other night we were watching the Dog Whisperer and they were saying they have a law in California where if your dog is chained up for more then 3 hours a day outside then you can be fined or serve up to 6 months in jail. All I can say is thank god I live in Nunavut! Tallinn would drive me insane, he doesn't want to be inside! I can see how that law can protect a lot of dogs, but it would also put a lot of Alaskan Malamute owners in jail. Here is a rare shot of Tallinn napping, in between moving like a ninja sampling both the garbage and cat food. Everyone else joined the nap train too.

7 comments:

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

That's too funny. You should have put your camera on the tripod and took a pic of you sleeping too! I bet you'd be asleep before the self timer went off. BTW, isn't it soon time for belly pics?

jen said...

LOL no way belly pics! It's not big enough to disguise the fat that was already there pre-baby. Baby 4oz, Jen's old tummy 500lbs, looking fat on the internet, not priceless lol.

Lindsay Gee said...

I love Nathan's creamy white vampire skin. Ha ha ha. I'm all brown from walking the dog in the hot sun down here. YOu just wait soon you northern vampire people will be baking with the rest of us.

Julie said...

I would hope that people in California would pick a breed other than Tallinn! That would just be mean! Unless they shaved him up like a lion.. which would also be very mean and embarrassing for the poor dog..

What if you have a fenced yard and keep them out for more than 3 hours NOT chained up? thrown in jail too? What if you are WITH the dog for more than 3 hours outside.. Seems like a silly law.. but I understand, some people leave their poor pooches chain up all day and give them no attention or exercise.

Can't wait for you to be able to come eat your big macs with starbucks on the side in 9 days.. And you can do it in my new house!

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Super cute pics Jen. And I am with Tina- get some belly pics up there. We need some comparison pictures for later!!!

And that law is a bit crazy! Although, we saw dogs that were never off their chain once during the almost 3 years we lived in Kugluktuk. I think there needs to be something done about that!

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

I forgot to mention about the law thing. That's too funny, but it doesn't beat the free dog porn I get in front of our house. There is a pack of wild dogs that runs here and there is one female in the bunch.

Anonymous said...

I guess I missed out on "nap time" today....raincheck?

Michele (I keep forgetting my blogger name! Sad I know)