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Team Outing Goes to the Dogs


This was one team outing Corona, our Dogo Argentino, and the other dogs in our team loved to participate in. We dog owners took our pets, big and small, to the Centennial Dog Park where we battled only mosquitoes.

Although our Dogo Argentino among other dogs were not up to their usual rambunctious selves and we’ll never know why. There was a lot of sniffing, some exploring, many introductions and overall a pretty fun evening.

We now know what works and will have to arrange something again real soon.

Obstacle Course Attempt #1

From her first attempt to one of her last, Corona, our Dogo Argentino, sure made us laugh on a sunny afternoon at the cottage.

Setting up, for the first time, her complete obstacle course took more time than realizing she just didn’t have the energy to put her all into it. Corona was walked through the weave poles ok, was more than happy to sit at the pause box, quickly trotted through the open tunnel and ecstatic to sit again at the finish line. Only she couldn’t quite bring herself to make it past the first obstacle with gusto.

Catching her many attempts on still and video camera this Dogo Argentino will always be remembered for her jumping ability. Giving her some credit, she did swim tons already that morning and the day before so she was pretty tired. And, as can be our luck, she was vibrant the next day after we took the course down.

Lesson Learned?
Maybe next time we’ll start with the course and reward her with a swim!

Charlie’s Visit


When we took Charlie, Paul’s sister’s dog, to the Riverview Dog Park last weekend we really didn’t know what we’d be getting into. Charlie loves the park, so did Corona when she was a few years younger and a bit feistier, and we planned this to get rid of his exuberant puppy pacing.

He certainly did some running, jumping, playing and humping while he was there and Corona, our usually energetic Dogo Argentino, watched and he was the laugh of the park while we put up with it. When he stopped running and started focusing on a particular dog we had to high tail it out of there before too much more happened.

Grateful for the experience of Charlie and Corona at the dog park, it certainly took the life out of our old dog and didn’t stop this young pup from traveling the hallways when we got him home.

Fill In The Blank Letters by Sarah Butland

Ok, I have to start by admitting this blog actually has nothing to do with a Dogo Argentino, Corona or our cat Russ but it’s big news for me so I thought I’d share.

I just finally went live on my second published EBook! Fill In The Blank Letters promises to give you and your child not only something to do but an easy way to light up the lives of friends and family members.

Most of my Fill In The Blank Letters are child appropriate while some are for a bit more mature audience such as teenagers. All are fun packed, literacy valued and easy to write! Just check the box, fill in the blanks with your name and who it’s to and off it goes!

Fill In The Blank Letters offer more than 45 different letters to be used to catch up, for Santa, or as reminders for things that need to get done. For just $3.00 USD you will not be disappointed!

The author of Fill In The Blank Letters is Sarah Butland who is the author of Sending You Sammy and Brain Tales – Volume One. As an emerging Canadian author she is trying her hand at everything she can to promote literacy.

She Catches It and I Catch Her!

After many attempts at getting the ball, this Dogo Argentino proved to have less stamina then I and gave up before I did. Corona loved catching the ball and playing on the beach right up until she almost collapsed from exhaustion.

We had to go back the next day, but didn’t mind, to get her to play again and renew her zest for the ball to get the second picture. The one that impresses everyone who sees it.

With all this Dogo Argentino’s power and stamina I cannot imagine what an intruder would ever think when entering our house. We can’t wait to get back out to the ocean to practice Corona’s ball catching, Paul’s leash handling and my photo-taking.