Update: I’m Not Dead…Yet and Sucky Dog Pictures

Hi all.

So my GF pointed out that I hadn’t posted to this blog in awhile and she was right. So I thought I’d share some pictures of Dexter and throw up an update.

I’ve been busy building my YouTube channel. I’ve been growing steadily and hopefully getting better at making videos. I did my first live stream on Sunday as well with someone from Australia.

That felt really cool to do. I mean, there I was in my living-room having a chat with someone in Australia who shared a lot of the same interests as me, and I was able to interact in real time with his subscribers and mine.

My phone exploded (metaphorically not literally) and it cost me several hundred dollars to get a new one. That was an extremely frustrating process that ended in me getting beat down by my phone company.

I don’t really want to relive it. Still makes me angry inside. *smiles*

Dexter and family are doing well. I got my yearly performance review back at work, and it was a really good one. So I’m hoping that translates into a raise.

Fingers crossed.

And I’m getting back into the gym after being lazy since I broke my toe. That’s been going well and I continue to make strides towards getting back into the shape I was in before Toe-Gate.

Can I use ‘Gate’ to describe a breaking of a toe? It seems as though everyone else does it whenever something happens that turns their world upside down.

So yeah. I’m still breathing even if the world seems to have gone mad and I hope you all are doing well also!

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Happy New Year – An Injury To Dexter and Is Arguing Online Worth It?

I hope everyone had a great New Year! My holidays are wrapping up and I go back to work tomorrow.

Bleh, bleh, blaaaaah!

No seriously, it’s not that bad. Sure, it will feel strange but I miss my clients and I’m looking forward to seeing them tomorrow.

My New Year was pretty uneventful. We planned on going out but I came down with a bit of a cold so we had to cancel. Instead we had a nice evening at home in front of the fireplace while sipping some wine.

One bad thing happened though…Dexter broke a tooth. My Lady noticed it when scratching his belly and told me that he had a black spot on the tooth beside his canine.

He gets his teeth brushed and at first I thought it must be a piece of food or something, but when I checked it out it turns out she was right.

Yes…she was right. I admit it.

A trip to the vet revealed he had broken his tooth – likely while chewing his antler.

A root canal would be in the vicinity of two to three thousand dollars. To have it removed is a thousand, but February is National dog dental month or something so my vet says he can get me 50% off.

Dexter is scheduled for tooth extraction in mid-February.

Dexter and Duke about to destroy a fort

Not that great in that department. Since Dexter is allergic to most foods, I had no alternative but to get him a Nylabone to chew.

If you have a strong chewer of a dog, perhaps stay away from the antler. I wouldn’t want to see them break their tooth.

I just finished a video about whether arguing online is worth it. I hope you’ll give it a watch and let me know how your New Years went.

 

 

Man Fights Off Cougar With Bare Hands To Save His Dogs

Pretty amazing story of a Canadian man who fought off a cougar with his bare hands to save his two pet Huskies.

I’m pretty sure I’d be doing the same thing if it had been Dexter who was being attacked by a cougar.

I think most dog owners would do the same, but what a crazy moment that must have been – to run over to save your dog only to be confronted by a cougar.

Anyhow, hope you enjoy the video I made about the incident. Let me know what you think in the comment section.

Would you have done the same? Do you think the cougar should have been killed afterward?

How To Hide and Snuggle

Just wanted to post a few pictures of Hide n’ Go Snuggle. It’s a game our dogs seem fairly good at.

Duke loves to burrow in blankets and make a little fort.


 

Dexter more likes to be found and snuggled, especially if you’ve been gone awhile without his consent.

They both love to sleep.

It’s a hard dog life.

This Week In Share Your World

Alrighty, it’s time for this week in Share Your World.

Does it make me weird that I hear a game show host speaking when I read the first sentence in my head?

This week I’m going to answer the questions and after each one, share a picture that my wonderful Lady took of Dexter.

Whatever. Let’s get into it.

What do you value most in a friendship?

I’d say integrity. I don’t want to find out that they’re talking about me behind my back or that they’re using me in some way.

Do you prefer eating the frosting of the cake or the cupcake first?  Do you prefer a specific flavor?

I usually rip half the cake part off and eat the icing covered half. I usually throw the bottom of muffins away also.

Have you ever been in a submarine?  If you haven’t, would you want to?

I have! I was inside the HMCS Ojibwa. It was super cool to see how those people used to live when on active duty. The history is fascinating.

If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?

Not sure. It would be hard to measure such a thing. But for arguments sake, I’ll go with 35%. I happen to like my life at the moment, but I’m no expert on such things.


Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Last week I went to the Christmas Village event and had a good time. I shared many laughs with my client.

I’m looking forward to finishing off my Xmas shopping for the year this week.