Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ajay the Toller fetches a tissue

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Posing with new backpack

Bonjour Darlings! Here I am posing in my gorgeous and practical little backpack. Now I can carry Daddy's brandy flask and shortbread when we go a hiking! Kisses, Ajay

Thursday, December 2, 2010

22 sleeps until Santa comes

Is your name on the list?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I can be your neighbour !


Was there ever the slightest hesitation that I wouldn't make a wonderful neighbour...well now I have the title to prove it.
Henceforth I am officially known as Katyra's Pawsitive Tinker CGN. That's right sweeties, I passed my 'canine good neighbour' test.

Looks like I will have to take it once again when we move to America. There it's known as the 'canine good citizen's test'.  

Fear not my future American neighbours, I will soon prove my title and will bring a cosmopolitan flair and exemplary good neighbourliness wherever I shall roam, sniff, or swim.

Paws and kisses,

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Greetings my Loves,

Although I am not in the habit of banging my own drum, I am thrilled to have graduated from my sub-novice obedience class with the highest marks in the class.

I lost a few paltry marks because I don't yet understand why I can't lick someone's hand when they approach me while I'm in a "stand" position. Nor can I refrain from bouncing up on my handler when we "hurry" together.

Be that as it may, we achieved a stellar 192.50 out of 200.

I can't wait to enter an official trial and begin agility. Roll on September!

 Paws and kisses,

Monday, May 31, 2010

Learning some new dance steps

Click to see me practice some figure eights.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A princess and her magnolias

Gosh, the magnolias as almost as pretty as me. Almost, darlings, but not even close.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Are you on Flickr, Darlings?

I am! :)

Here's a group with lots of gorgeous Tollers strutting their stuff.

Friday, January 22, 2010

"Off" is not my favourite word

Darlings this dreary winter weather makes me ever so fatigued.

I have two perfectly lovely beds of my own, plus a cushioned perch from which I can survey the world outside.  And yet, I find myself constantly drawn to the firm mattress swaddled in Italian embroidered sheets that belongs to my caregivers.

I don't make a fuss, I just silently hop onto the bed and let my mind slip into unconsciousness where I dream of warmer climates. Could Florida be far off? How I dream of the ocean surf....

Speaking of "off", it is the most detestable word in the English language! Sadly, it's a word I hear too often, especially when I've sneakily taken to my masters' bed.

"Off", they say...and sooner or later I begrudingly must remove myself from their place of sleep and retire to my own. 

When I'm back in my own bed  I chortle, "Off...hmmm...for now perhaps". A Toller Princess needs her comforts...and she will have them, by Zeus, she will have them.

paws and kisses

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

mute midweek

Pensive. Vigilant. Alert. Curious. Patient, to a degree.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordful Wednesday: dancing in the shadows

Sometimes, my Darlings, there is beauty in the shadows. In the half light, our eyes strain to categorize, organize, delineate, objects and things that we can barely see. Our vision blurred, we lose control of what's before us. We stumble. Fear and anxiety mount. We move slowly. But sometimes, there is beauty in such things, or when the truly beautiful is exposed. Such is the light captured here...

paws and kisses,

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Darlings, I don't know if I can say nothing! So much life is happening around me. There's fresh snow to talk about, squirrels, cats running past, children playing nearby, and my hockey ball beckoning for me to play with it. I don't know if I can make this a wordless Wednesday after all!

Monday, December 28, 2009

A belated birthday gift sent from the heavens

A belated birthday gift has arrived, my precious Darlings, and it's called....
S  N  O W

I do so love frolicking in this white powder...and by frolicking I must emphasize the "licking" as it hits the tastebuds like the most wonderful thing you ever ate.

I celebrated my first birthday on Boxing Day!

Here I am, one year later, the surprise "7th" pup of a femme dominant litter of 5 girls and 2 boys. I'm told I was the last pup to rear her red head from the birth canal.  I hadn't even shown up on an x-ray (ha! humans and their technology), but as chanteuse Vanessa Williams sang ,.."you always save the best for last" and that's just what my mother did.  And voilà: here I am loving and living life to the fullest!

Here are some smashing art quality images of me enjoying the white gift from above.

paws & kisses to all of my darling admirers & pals,

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Where is my winter wonderland???

My Dearest Darlings,

I am distraught, distressed, and totallement déçue at the lack of snow!

While lucky Tollers on the eastern seaboard get to play in white mountains  of heaven-sent powder, I have to contend with a measly inch that will evaporate before I complete this sentence.

Do someone tell the snow gods that Ajay must have snow for Christmas!

paws & kisses,
Snow-longing Ajay

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Some new tricks up my sleeves!

Bonjour mes amours!

As the song says, "the weather outside is frightful", so I have been passing the days learning some new skills.

My caregivers are incredibly forgetful. So now I am delighted to announce that I can help them when they have lost their keys or when they require a tissue if they need to sneeze.

Enjoy these little vignettes below!

Paws & Kisses,

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tollers are mascots for the 2011 Canada Games !

Two absolutely adorable Tollers have been drafted into service for Nova Scotia's hosting of the Canada Games in 2011. Their names are Samule and Angelique (Sammi and Anni for short). They are tres adorable!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lovely new video available...of me!

Salutations my Darlings!

I'm almost 11 months...don't forget my *birthday* (hint: on a date that rhymes with Doxing Bay!).

Unlike so many other more selfless and self-giving pups, I LOVE to do send your gifts my way and know that they will be received with love and eternal lipsmacking admiration.

Do click on the link below to see me in action performing some of my greatest moves.

Woof wiedersehn, Lieblings!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tails Of The City : Do dogs think like we do?

Tails Of The City : Do dogs think like we do?

Click on the link above Darlings and read!

Fellow Canines, our reputations are at risk! Some doubt our inherent intelligence. Let’s prove them wrong! Take the tests and lets compare notes.

Paws and kisses,


Friday, October 2, 2009

Announcing Ajay the graduate

Cue the trumpets! Let the heavens rejoice! I have successfully graduated, my darlings! I do hate to boast but I am rather chuffed and pleased with myself.
I'm no longer an energetic & adorable pup with no social skills or 'tricks' under her cape....I am now on my way to canine stardom...or so my caregivers believe.
To date my achievements include:
-going into a down
-going into a 'relax' position (laying on my side)
-lifting my left or right paw
-closing the kitchen cabinets and other door-like things
-spinning and twirling
I feel I've achieved a lot but now, from what I've overheard, I am to be thrust into cold marshes and forced to jump through hoops when I am mature enough. As long as liver treats or peanut butter are waiting, then I shall endeavour to do my best as allows.
My intermediate education begins late October. Thank the gods I get to rest a bit!
xxx Paws and kisses

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

9 months....Tempus et Toller fugit

My how time flies in Tollerland!

Have you noticed that time flies exponentially (or some such thing) as though time itself is a Toller launching itself into the blue sky with rocket speed as it chases a tennis the autumn weather makes me verbose!

A year ago, my parents Tinker and Mensa had not yet been "introduced" and now, here I am bringing joy and hairballs to this world! This world, nay this very day, would be incomplete without me!

Happy 9 months to the Mensa and Tinker Litter and my brothers and sisters whom I have not seen since February.

xxx Paws & Kisses

As Virgil said...
"Sed fugit interea, fugit inreparabile tempus"