Owning a Samoyed means no privacy

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Around the House, Blog, Ellie our Samoyed, Family | 0 comments

yup. the title says it all. Owning a Samoyed means no privacy.  I actually find it endearing.  Ellie has this ability to turn into a ninja dog and sneak up on you.  Where she usually pads around pretty heavy footed and dog tags tinkering (hence we call her Tinkerbell sometimes), once in awhile, she sure can give you a startle.

Hi! whacha doing?

Hi! whacha doing?

This is a pic I took from the bathtub…while I am taking a bath.  lol. she totally sneaked up on me.

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lol. silly girl.

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Introducing new addition part 2

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Baby Chan, Ellie our Samoyed, Family | 0 comments

We are in love…with our baby girl!!!  Introducing Miss Abigail, the cutest and most feisty baby ever (in our eyes).  She came into the world in a hurry (after taking her sweet time during the pregnancy), and since then has turned our lives upside down, but somehow made it seem right and complete.  Will have to write the birth story another time so that I don’t forget the details.

I’m very pleased to say that Ellie has been the sweetest furry big sister ever…the first few weeks she mostly stayed away with a few licks and kisses here and there.  Over last week or so we have seen Ellie sleep next to the bassinet often; and even put her chin on her leg when she’s crying on our laps!  so sweet. just melts our  hearts.

This is my absolute favourite picture of my 2 girls.  I hope that Abigail will grow up appreciating how special Ellie and Samoyeds are, and be BFFs for life. I even created a IG hashtag for them: EllieandAbigail.  my hearts.



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Woofstock 2016

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Blog, Ellie our Samoyed, Family | 0 comments

We finally made it to Woofstock!!

The Woofstock they had in the fall we couldn’t go because Ellie just had her surgery and couldn’t play with doggies.  So we were so excited that we got to bring her this summer!  She had a great time – of course got lots of treats and love.  It was incredibly hot, so we took lots of rest under trees and water offered by the vendors.  There was’t much of anything we were looking for in particular, but ended up spending SOOOO much money on treats for Ellie.  sigh. How can you resist this face!

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Woofstock 2016

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we have an Announcement!

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Baby Chan, Blog, Ellie our Samoyed, Family | 0 comments

I think it’s about a year and a bit ago that we made an announcement…about our Ellie girl coming into our lives…

so for our 2nd announcement to our friends and family…this time..it’s a human baby coming into our lives!  We are so excited for the new addition.  This is our rainbow baby for those that knows what that means.  And though we are a bit nervous, we have passed the 12 weeks mark and into the 2nd trimester!  Nick and I have never made it this far, so we are allowing ourselves to be excited now.

Nick also knows I was holding off doing anything for the nursery this time around until we make it pass the 12 weeks.  And then the flurry of “nesting” activities begins (need to catch up on the blog posts!)

One of the first thing we wanted to do was involved Ellie in our announcement – so we did a mini photoshoot at home.  Man. photographing a puppy doing what you want it to do (sit/stay/look) is hard.  It’s just as hard as I understand it to take pics of babies. You have the precious 2 secs before it all changes.

I was so happy with the result, so wanted to share it here:

Baby Chan Announcement

Doesn’t she look like a proud big sister already?!

(side note – we are keeping the baby gender a surprise, so we really have no idea if it’s a boy or girl – but some people thought the saying “big sis” implies i’m having a girl?!  no.  the Big sis refers to Ellie.  She is the older child here.)

Also want to share the pics that didn’t make the cut…but I think it’s still cute.

This was the runner up:

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And the ones that never made it to “editing”:

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Ellie is such a cutie.  Some of the shots she looks curious and confused by the little human shoes.  Good thing she’s out of her chewing phase!

Will sharing what we’ve done in the nursery soon – stay tuned!

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