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Once again a Facebook educed a post. Sometimes Facebook really get’s annoying and then people say ridiculous things and I just can’t help myself but reply back. This one is of a lesser seriousness issues when compared to say the language issues of Quebec; being the wildlife of Quebec, now if anyone who’s reading this knows me I’m kind of a wildlife tree huggers ? I guess you can say, well anyways that’s what my dad says I am. I’m not vegan and still eat meat and still believe in y’know farming for your needs and what not, but I don’t find it’s right to go killing off wild animals especially if they are endangered.
Now this comes from the thing of a few animals (dog and a horse) being attacked in my town and of course people talk and they think it’s a wild cat of some form, I think it might be the Coyotes I heard them a couple of nights ago getting all round-up and howling and stuff. But regardless of what the animal is some people are just ridiculous and say things without thinking twice such as ‘kill it’ and ‘I wonder who will be the first to shoot it’ and this happens ….
 “I mean they were here first, and on top of that they don’t have rational decision making ability like we do. It’s not like it thinking “hey, I want to kill someones sheep today.” they’re just satisfying a need of hunger which is in its nature. We can’t blame it for something that is completely normal and necessary for its survival. So unless it actually harms a human I don’t see why we should make the decision to kill it especially when relocating it is such a plausible idea and allows for 2 happy endings. As is we have ridden this world of so many animals some don’t even exist anymore because of our irrational behaviors. Moreover, I would be pretty pissed off to hear someone killed it. (And I’m done ;))” via me at 7 am in the morning being all witty and save the wildlifeness.

Whether it be this guy or the other 2 guys their are other options other than killing them off. Hello, relocation.

mountain lion

Lynx
Coyote
First off, one of the animals mentioned was a lynx, they are endangered and so help me god if it is one and some hillbilly does go and shoot him I’ll punch him out and please call the police because I don’t give a ****.  
Second off where do we have the right to rid of these animals they are only trying to survive. We don’t, there is one thing to survive and use them as a means as food and then there is killing for sport or for money. Not cool.
And then of course I have to analyze it in terms of  ‘if this was your situation’ : well I love my dog as if it was a child, I would be devastated if whatever it is was to chow down on her, but I’m a responsible dog owner and I don’t leave it out in the dark alone, since  most wildlife is nocturnal the chances of this happening are slim. But per say if something happen, I’m not going to run after it like a mad man with a shot-gun. I’m going to call the animal ward, I will also make sure it is relocated. And then sit and cry, cry so much like I’m watching Hachi. Such a touching movie.
I’m not completely sense less when  it comes to the point of our pets in jeopardy but if the owners made sure their pets were in then that could prevent such situations.
Lastly I do have a ‘draw line’ when ever what it is harms a human then that’s where something has to be done immediately.
Anyways guys,
Peace.

Dog Days ~ Dutchess

So last weekend was my pouch’s Birthday (Dutchess), which was celebrated in 2 ways. Me waking up at noon and running around town chasing her because my brother let her off of the leash and then afterwards with some dog bones.

But for the first part, I really really really was not happy with her nor my brother. Also she’s a husky and all i can picture in my head her saying is “Oh you’re going to get me, NO YOU DONT! hahaha stupid humans…” and after an HOUR, I mean an hour of sprinting, running, diving and creeping around a cemetery (where I proceeded to catcher her.) Was not fun, but now looking back on it , it was kind of funny. Cause here I am breathing like there’s no tomorrow and she’s like ‘do de da, I’m a husky whom never get’s tired.”

You can guess what that face means …

So amongst this over the 9 months I’ve had her I’ve learnt a few things the hard way:

1) They shed… a lot. I usually vacuum once a day and god forbid if I don’t it looks like a scene from Texas with lil’ mini dust bunnies as tumbleweed’s.  And I swear I don’t go ‘AHA I’ve got you, you lil’ ball of fur you” While vacuuming … Well maybe I do :p

2) Huskies in particular are hyper, but what do you get when your Husky thinks she is also a cat? And over-size dog trying to sit on your lap while watching TV, whom then proceeds to bat your hair like a cat and but unlike a cat it’s not cute or funny; it’s painful and annoying and she always end’s up scratching me. But regardless, I still love her 🙂 Also she seems to think that her sitting spot is on top of the couch and at the headboard where our pillows are.

3) My dog is clever, like get the shoe on the highest shelf clever, get of her leash clever, get out of the house by opening the window clever (It wasn’t locked but how does a dog even know that?!)  drinking my tea the second I’m not looking clever,  and lastly getting the meat off of the counter without me even knowing clever. Some would say this is bad dog but remember I’m writing about the past and will talk about her changes/ differences  further below.

4) She likes to chew, like most dogs. At first it was teddies, then it was shoes, then it was my retainer, and now it’s pillows (but thank god it’s only pillows, because my retainer was worth 250$ and she ate 11 pairs of shoes … so a $4 pillow is not that bad.) Do we obedience trainer her? Yes of course, but she’s stubborn like most huskies and I feel like she is learning, just slowly and one thing at a time …  But I can trust her now, Meaning I can leave my shoes anywhere’s now and she won’t touch them.

5) Potty training, first off I HIGHLY recommend crate training And Praise over punishment. She was fully potty trained by 6 months old and has not had an accident since. ‘Yay her :)’

6) Dog food maters, this is something that people don’t think is important but I do. I buy first choice, it’s 69$ for a big bag and last’s 2 months.  One day I tried giving her complements brand name and she’s ate so much that she made herself sick and had potty issues  (I will not into detail but think in terms of the gastro) I called the vet and he asked “Has there been any changes made recently” I told him about the food and what do you know, it was indeed the food. He compared cheap  dog food brands to McDonalds (Gee what do you know  he happened to use the worst brand of food on earth in my opinion) Which from that point on and out I will never buy it again. I’ll stick to my ‘over priced’ dog food. And for those of you who are skeptical think of it this way would you feed your kid trash? chances are high that’ll be a no, so why should we feed our dog’s garbage food? (And anyways  all cheap brands are crude fat and food coloring with additives.)

7) Grooming, First off I’d like to say, no matter what if you have a long furred dog you’re going to either have hair on you or need to invest in a ‘schticky’ (which works by the way!) I only bring her to the groomers twice a year and I clip her nails myself. Working at an SPCA gave me tones of practice so I’m pretty good at it and up to date I haven’t over cut any animal. (includes: rabbits, dogs, and cats.)

8) Dog’s get jealous. Like whenever a toddler see’s their mom’s and dad’s hugging they instantly want their mom back to themselves (Also keep in mind this depends on the trait the child has and I did learn this in psychology, I’m not spewing lies here.). EXCEPT it’s Dutchess wants’ my Boyfriend to herself, if were hugging she tries to part us. This is something we are working on.

9) She howl’s like a wolf, full-blown bellowing husky to the max, or whines like a high-pitched irritating noise that you can’t stand at 4am in the morning because she has to pee but regardless of that you still get up and let her out in the pitch black night in your pyjamas in the freezing cold November-ness.  *And breath*

10) Dog’s are expensive and for life. They’re not something you get for a few weeks and then throw away because they’re ‘bad’ or ‘incontinent’, they are a part of your family and need commitment and time. If your dog is bad seek advice, work with him/her there are options other than dumping them in some random place or bringing them to the SPCA .it pains me to see so many animals go to the SPCA because they’re to hyper or bad, they deserve a chance …

But besides these factors, we are working on the most current one pillow chewing and the whole jealousy act. And of course something are unchangeable, like fur.  But overall she has come a long way from being the worst puppy in the world to finally calming down but still retains her quirkiness.

My dog’s my life, I don’t ever plan on having children, I feel like I already have one. (Plus I just don’t like kids, dogs are so much more fun!)

You can visit my youtube channel for video’s of her 🙂 @ AmberEveSimpson

If  you have any questions DONT  be shy to ask a way!

Mother Nature are you okay?

 

So I live in Quebec, Canada. And for the last few days it has been amazing. Tan worthy. Walking around in flip-flops worthy.  Wearing short-shorts worthy. AND even Swimming worthy. YES. March.  I know you must think I’m crazy depending on who you are, if you aren’t from Canada and think we are supposed to be covered in snow, we’ll we are supposed to be but nope Mother Nature wants us to bring them sunglasses out early.  

There is one small problem. ALL my summer cloths and shoes and EVERYTHING are in my storage while we are redoing my house (which we are on the last coat of painting and then I can move back in ^.^) See that wouldn’t be that bad of a problem If I could get to it without having to move a whole house worth of stuff. Oh and it gets worst I have only two dresses out and everything else is like winter-ish stuff like thick sweaters and Fuzzy leggings and Whooly-Man socks, Yes I went there. And yes they are Trev’s, and he does know but he isn’t proud of me. Guy’s socks are just so much warmer; you girls know what I’m talking about? You go to Arden’s and buy cute socks and your feet freeze, you have to wear like three pairs to be able to feel your toe’s after a small walk.

This is an old pic of about 2 years but Idealy this is what I need: Sunglasses, Shorts, Purse, and Gladiator sandals.

Idealy this is what I need: Sunglasses, Shorts, Gladiator Sandals. Sadly I have none. 😦

So I have no summer clothes this is a HUGE deal, I don’t know what to do.  I have a budget which allows me to not spend money on myself :/ Because I already spent that part of the budget for March, and April is so so so far away. So I have come up with one solution, borrowing 🙂 You know where I’m heading … I mean swap for a few days. I don’t have any shorts or skirts so the last thing to do is when you’re in need resort to a good friend who completely understands what you’re going through.

It was so nice out that I got to go for a small jog and am motivated to getting my body back in shape. Thanks to the help of Dutchess I’m always running after her, but that’s because I’m trying to show her how to play fetch, though I secretly think she just likes to see me run and get the ball. She is probably thinking to herself “Haha now you know how it feels to go fetch, do you like it? Huh?” Haha I know insanity right?

So my goals for this week are:

  • To run 5 days x 30 mins .

  • To make sure the SPCA fundraiser for dog leashes does amazing at school.

  • To borrow a pair of shorts.

  • And work some odd job to give me cash fast,

  • And to get all this homework done, it is seriously taking over my life. You miss three days and suffer for weeks. Bleh.

  • Get my car back. ..

My car that’s something you guys have been out of the loop about. Well let’s just say if the mechanic was a doctor my car was just brought back to life. I have so many engine problem which included two leaks which lead to no Prestone which lead to overheating, then all my sensory’s broke, then some of those fuse thingy’s went. Now that I think about it that all happened in one day, maybe this death is faster than what I thought. I need a new car.

(I would insert a picture her bu that would be devastating :s)

I think I’m done here for the day, Maybe I’ll be back here with some good news like I won a car from Roll up the Rim at Tim Hourtons, ooo how I wish this 🙂  or the TV would be my next best option.  Can’t you tell I’m Canadian eh?

xo

Who ordered snow?

While walking my dog today I saw a Canadian goose, I thought to myself “awe” And then I was like “hey wait, why are you still lurking around, aren’t you supposed to be migrated down south?” So puzzled I continued to walk my dog around the park. Why would the bird not follow the rest of his little friends? This is something that bothers me, all alone with no friends in the freezing winter cold. This is why these birds hibernate!

So, on my walk I also discovered the trueness of the word husky, snow loving puppy. I swear there must be something wrong with my dog. How does she LOVE snow so much? Here I am with a huge jacket a scarf boots and all, freezing my ass off and she’s rolling, I mean on her back flipping around, eating snow, trying to chase after little snowflakes. When we get back home she refuses to come up the steps into the house and I’m running late for school… as usual. So I have to pick her up and bring her in the house while she is completely refusing. Finally everything works out.  I give her food and then I run to school and here I am typing this up while there is a snow blizzard outside.

I’d like to take a moment to wish my puppy a Happy 3 months Birthday? I don’t know if anyone does this, or if I am just crazy?

What is black and white all around?

So once again I’m in class listening to my teacher talk about how to construct a proper essay about poodles.  I know someone with a standard poodle, he is huge! And super cute and everything . Cute, My puppy is cute. I have still neglected to upload the new video of her; I have a few finishing touches to put on the video. 

I just got back to subway and I have not eaten and I am starving. I can’t eat cause if you ever have had Subway you know the wrapper is like paper and super noisy and that leads to everyone looking at you. Which then becomes awkward, and I turn red and … I’m starving soon. Writing about this is making me even hungrier.

So I just wrote a Descriptive Paragraph for class and I’ll link it down below. I know if you are reading my blog you don’t want to see school work usually.  But this is just a really good piece of work and if I get a low mark I’m going to flip out. ANYWHO …

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                                                  Black and white.

  Dutchess is her name and her pronounced markings are obvious to what type of breed she is; that is of course a Siberian Husky. Her name comes from the inspiration of Kate the Dutchess of Cambridge who is married to Prince William. Set above her eyes are two potent white dots about the size of a quarter, and the tip of her tail is white. She looks like she is ever continuously wearing a mask on her face. As titled she is simply black and white, her colors blend into straight exact lines of fierceness. She is insanely playful and always gives you the, “can I touch it?” face before she grabs something she is not supposed to.  She also rolls onto her back and puts her paws on her nose and remains like that for a bit, until someone scratches her white belly. Her ears seem completely out of proportion to her head; they are white on the inside and black on the outer and when she hears a noise, they turn to the direction it came from.  They stand sky high above the rest of her body allowing awareness to seep over her; she knows where you are and what you are doing most of the time. She is a runner and if you are a squirrel well you better be a better runner. When running she is agile but quick, nothing stops her in her tracks except the sound of a mouth blown whistle; then she halts and gives me the “can I get it?” face. After she does that, I have to put her pink harness back on and bring her on a new path around town in hope that she will forget about the squirrel, and in hope that she won’t see another one. Her playful spirit brings joy to my day, she is the child I do not have, and her graciousness, beauty and lively spirit are part of her wonderful personality and looks. Dutchess is one of a kind and I plan on having her as a companion and as my baby for the rest of her dog years.

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Dutchess in black and white, doesn't make a diffrence considering she is black and white :)

So what grade would you give this?

110%  adorable? Of course you would, so this happens when we has a choice to write about whatever we want to. Now that schools done I’m going to go do my daily workout, because I’m still trying to get rid of that Christmas weight I gained, Anyone else with me on that one? So this is where I’m going to go sign up for soccer and all that fun stuff just in hopes to shed of a few pounds.

On the not so bright side my house is under repairs.Waa. I want to go home and just relax. Sipping on a tea. Reading L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad. Have some music playing the back ground, my puppy sleeping on the floor: Perfection. And all this, all of it has been missing for some time now, about 2 months everything has sucked balls. People I want to go back to my home, I hate renovations!

Days be coming and going.

So today I’m going to talk about my puppy. Dutchess is such a doll, but she has that lil’ evil side to her. You know the side that goes and chews up your homework. For any parents reading this, you probably think that’s just an excuse for my teacher but really NO!… She ate it, well more or less shredded it until there was nothing left.

Sir the dog ate my homework. Sirs response “that’s your own fault do it again”

Bahha. That’s college for you. They don’t care if you don’t do a single thing.

So after this do I punisher her, ah, not exactly it depends on what she does and if it is my fault. Why? It depends on the situation, but for eating paper that I left lying around, no.  I don’t believe in the whole shove a dogs face into doo-doo, but I do reinforce rules. Would you do that to a kid? Your own baby? NO! My dog is my meteaphorical child, of course I’m master and she knows that because I show her by reinforcing rules, but I will not physically hurt her. Or get a zappy neck thing, or tie her outside JUST because she is a HUSKY and apparently “that is what you are supposed to do.” Alot of people tell me to just shove it out side but come on a 2 month old puppy in minus 15, I don’t know about you but she is a little to young for that.

She is just turning 3 months old and is learning a great deal of things. Like what a SQURRIL is … Lets not go there.  She is also making little doggie friends and learning to go to the bathroom outside.  And her house companion is a rabbit named Sur Prince Fuzziie Face, they like to snuggle.

I plan on having her for her full life times worth and could never see myself ever getting rid of her for stupid reasons like “she is to hyper” or “she bites” or “she jumps” as some people I know do. I think those people by the way should not have KIDS if they can’t take care of a dog, or even themselves in some situations. Those people need to take basic life skills classes. And once they can take care of a dog and get a job then they should go on too more developed tasks, such as having kids. I’m not generalizing by the way, I mean if you abuse a dog and can’t stand a hyper dog, then rethink children; they are hyper and you should always have a stable job and saving before bring a wonderful bundle of joy into this world, These are just my personal ethics and beliefs. It really bothers me to see children who were ill brought up, you can really tell that they are. How they act what they do reflects the way they were brought up.

So to end on a good note, my puppy is keeping my feet warm under the computer desk sleeping and at the moment she is so so so cute ❤ and all those other names.

Peace.

Reason’s.

Hello all, this is my first blogging attempt … let’s see how this turns out 🙂

Now I’m here in school not doing my work of course and thinking about everything that has happened so far, in almost a weeks’ time. I turned 20 and it still hasn’t hit me. Honestly I should be back in high school, working on a huge school production or going to prom, but in reality I’m years away from that time.
  For my birthday I got a lovely gift, a puppy named Dutchess. She’s my baby now. I don’t plan on having kids in the near future. My boyfriend of 1 year and 9 months got me her. It was a funny story though, because I can be a pain in the butt at times. I saw an ad for a pure bred Siberian Huskies and I called immediately. Which my boyfriend wasn’t too happy about because I just insisted that’d he’d pay for the dog. Not to sound spoiled or anything, but in the end I got her. I also had to wait close to 3 weeks before she could come home.
  At this moment my house is under renovations and I’m staying at my boyfriend’s parents’ house while we wait for hours to be done. I can’t wait to be home. We have been at his place for over a month, which after a while gets you know, long. You just want to go home. Go back to the routines you know and love. It’s hard living with people who don’t believe in the life style you believe in or don’t completely get what you get.
  I would call myself a nerd. I have glasses and I’m a brunette and I’m book smart, but clothing wise … I love fashion. People like Lauren Conrad, Selena Gomez and Kim Kardashian inspire my daily looks, from animal print to fashionable chic items. I can classically add that I’m a girly girl who loves shoes and other little staples like scarves and blazers. Besides all this, I volunteer at an SPCA, I strongly believe in animal rights. They should be treated with love and care, as if they were your child. Pet’s aren’t for everyone, like children and regardless people still get them and end up finding out the hard way.

Another course I’m taking is a personal trainer course. I want to help people be thier best. I want them to feel happy with themselves and improve their outer body look. Self-confidence is key in life. You want to be able to stand up and talk for yourself and not be scared to present yourself honestly.
  This is all I have for now and I will be posting sometime again, it will most likely be about my dog Dutchess or something I have an opinion on.
  Amber, xo