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Friday, November 10, 2017

A nice Fall Friday

Wedgie -   So there are lots of leaves blowing around here.  Don't we look beautiful?
Chingmy is looking for squirrels for me to chase.  I've taught her how to chase squirrels! 

Chingmy -  I knew how to do that BEFORE she showed up.  Sheesh! 
 Wedgie - OK, but I've helped you refine the art of Squirrel Chasing.  You have to admit that I've helped you with THAT.

Chingmy - I admit nothing.
Mom- Fall has arrived.  Which means the squirrels are out in force.  Which means I am dragged around on each and every walk.  Oh the joys of being owed by a dog.  :-)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hallowe'en 2017





Wedgie - Maybe if I don't look right at him, I won't have to acknowledge him.
Chingmy - Him who?  I don't see anyone

The Mom - This is Dad in his Hallowe'en costume.  'Nuff said.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Chingmy's Opinion Piece

Chingmy here.
Mom has been so very busy racing around and not blogging.  But I'm not letting her out of the computer room until we've posted something.  SHE wanted to do this so we are MAKING her do this.

I will have you know that I was not too sure about Wedgie when she joined us.  REALLY not sure.

I mean -  have you seen what she does?

 What self respecting dog ACTUALLY does that?  She is ROACHING.  Peis don't do that.  We are very honourable dogs that wouldn't goof off like that.


Mom, really?
My family is SO embarrassing.  Sigh.  I am a suffering Pei-by.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wedgie's Wednesday

 Hello.  I am Wedgie.  And I got a car ride today.  All.  By. Myself.  It seems everywhere I go, I have Chingmy with me, which I can understand, I'm new to the neighbourhood, but a girl likes some one on one with her NewMom now and again.

I went to a nice place called VET.  I was petted and loved on and someone looked at my eyes, my teeth and my ears.  One of my ears is SUPER gross, Chingmy also keeps licking it.  Ew.  I also got a ride on a moving table.  It wasn't nearly as exciting as it could have been.  NewMom was happy that I was on the table though and it told her I'm getting smaller and she was happy.
 I don't know what she's talking about.  I'm the same size I've been for years!  If I get any smaller, I won't be able to jump on the sofa and I already have trouble doing that. 

Anyway, after that excitement, and then a visit to PetSmart, having to take care of NewMom and getting Puppy from school and all that walking, a girl just needs to find a sunbeam you know?
From Mom: We needed to get Wedgie up to date on shots, hence the Vet visit.  Looks like she has lost about 9lbs (4kg) since she joined us.  Yay Wedgie!  Three walks a day will do that to you.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Personality in Peis

So, Chingmy is the 3rd Shar Pei to own our hearts, Wedgie is the 4th.

Wedgie is the ONLY Shar Pei in our lives who has EVER done this:
Gee my living room actually looks a little clean there!

Sorry, distracted by bright sparkly objects.  Wedgie is the only Shar Pei in our lives who has EVER roached.  At which point Puppy comes along and says "Wedgie needs a TUMMY RUB!" 

Chingmy is much too dignified to roach - yet has no problem jumping around at the end of the leash and smacking head first into signposts (True story! Even if there wasn't a picture.)

They are lovely to walk on leash.  Sometimes stepping in unison.  (They've even peed in unison but no pictures because this isn't that type of blog.)

Until they see something they WANT.


And then you have a combined 110lbs (49kg) of Personality pulling to get to that squirrel.... Grandad.... little white dog across the street that taunts them..... you get the idea.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Is this thing on?

Hey, is this on?  Do you remember us?

Yeah, it's been a while hasn't it.  Things have gotten exciting on the Pei front though, so maybe it's time to get back blogging.  We'll see how long it lasts.

First off, everyone has gotten older.  Puppy has turned 8 years old.  Chingmy is 5 years old.
Yeah, it's really been a while.

And then, what sort of, kind of prompted us to come back:
Yeah.......
Meet Wedgie.  She is a 6 year old Blue Shar Pei, who has been championed and has had 1 litter.  I don't know anything about her puppies, sorry.  She had been living quite comfortabley at Chingmy's breeders place.  We have somewhat regular contact with the breeder because Chingmy has been boarded there before.  Anyway, Lovely Mama Michelle (the breeder) was mentioning that some of her dogs were getting older and should spend their time languishing on sofas instead of in kennels.

Uh oh.

"Oh yeah, what colours?"
"Red Fawns and Fawns."
"Didn't you have a blue?"
"Oh yeah, Wedgie is available too."

Uh oh.

So we thought about it.  And thought about it.  And thought about it.  And were slightly afraid that Mama Michelle would have Wedgie's leash in hand to pass her off to us when we went to pick Chingmy up from boarding, but no, we picked Wedgie up in August.

Chingmy is a pretty small Shar Pei.  She's just at/below knee height and weighs in at about 45lbs - 20.4kg.  Wedgie is shorter than Chingmy, but weighs in at about 65lbs - 29.5kg. Their personalities couldn't be more different either.  Chingmy is IN YOUR FACE.  Wedgie stands there like a kissyface wag monster waiting to be noticed and petted.  Although she will push in to get her fair share.  Chingmy is a graceful dancer, Wedgie is a Sherman Tank and nothing is going to get in her way.

The two of them together..... :-)

OK, I will sign off for now.  Not sure when I will update again, bit it will happen.  Hopefully before another 4 years passes.  Cheers!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tales of Yesterday

Mom here!  Chingmy's Gotcha Day was yesterday.  She's gone from this:





to this:





Yup.  Our little girl is growing up.  Unlike our other Shar Peis, Chingmy is still very food motivated.  Still chewing Puppy's toys, still jumping on us when she gets too excited - although she's gotten a lot better -  and still thinks Puppy is there for her enjoyment only, which is her reason to body slam him at every opportunity - especially near the top of the stairs.  We're working on it.

She is my trial and my joy, like every single other "child" we've had, including Puppy.  Love ya Girlie!

In sad news you may not have heard, our dear friend Hero Shar Pei crossed the bridge this past weekend.  It broke my heart and I wanted very much to stay home from work and hold my children tight (Puppy and Chingmy).  When I heard though, I could clearly see our dear Bolo meeting him at the Bridge and saying, "Welcome, let me show you the best view of your people."  Once Hero settles, I'm sure he'll be teaching Bolo and our First Dog the finer points of swimming.

Run Free Hero.