Saturday, October 15, 2011
the blog to share our stories, tips and tricks in dog-ownership and to receive feedback and create a discussion with other dog owners. We found that owning a dog has led to pretty much every conversation relating back to our furry friend Barley, so we thought a blog might help get some of that off our chest so friends wouldn't be hearing about him all the time!
In July of 2011, we adopted a Lab/Shepherd/Mutt mix (who at the time was named "Casper") from Big Sky Animal Ranch in Kemptville, Ontario. He was found tired and hungry on the side of the road by Andy Parent (owner of Big Sky), and wasn't wearing any tags or identification. For two weeks, "Casper" was housed at the Ranch and enjoyed roaming the land and playing with the other animals. Big Sky Ranch resuces horses, pot belly pigs, llamas, goats and more, so there was lots of sniffing and running around to do! We made a call to the ranch to inquire about another dog, a border collie mix named Sally, but she had already been adopted... Andy very quickly, though, convinced us to come out to the Ranch and meet "Casper". Hearing all the great things Andy had to say, the next day we drove 30 minutes into the country, with the sun shining and the fresh air on our faces, to meet the dog who was "too awesome not to adopt", and it was all true. Instantly we knew that he was coming home with us. Since adopting him, we have changed his name to Barley, taught him a thing or two about manners, and we couldn't be more happy.
Ali Makes Barley a "Man-Cave"
A hike in Gatineau Park
The Humane Society Wiggle Waggle Walkathon
Barley Learns how to "Leave It"
Barley's Favorite Hand-Made Goodies
A Sunset Photoshoot
So PBU memebers, try to take some time this week to visit Barley & Ali, you won't be sorry.
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Posted by Oskar at 9:42 AM