Sorry I haven't been on the forum all that much lately. I'm trying to sell my business and have just been accepted to a college to do animal health technology so life has been busy! Aspen and I would love to meet up with you! My boyfriend lives in Calgary so I could come to the city or if it's possible you could come meet us out in Canmore and we could go on a hike or something. My email address is [email protected], send me a message and we'll arrange something!
Things have finally started to get back to normal for me. I am doing really well! Lexi is still with my parents, I just moved into a big house, with a beautiful yard that allows dogs so the game plan is to bring her back up here with me when I go home for the holidays. It's been over 4 months since I have seen her, and I can't even begin to describe how hard that's been.
Canmore is so stupid, we have more dogs than school-aged children, yet no one will rent to someone who has a dog. My lease isn't up until June unfortunately. I've been having Aspen either sit in my car or stay at a friend's house if I have to leave her alone for a bit, but if I stop doing that I'm sure my landlords will be happy to say goodbye to us! Since my golden passed away in July Aspen is so on edge whenever she's left alone. I've asked my landlords if I can get another dog but they won't allow it (not surprisingly). Canmore is a small town, only has 12000 people, so if I do end up moving I can keep all of my clients no problem!
Aspen is totally fine in the cold weather! She needs a sweater most days, but she's fine without boots unless it's below -15. Her nailbeds have never bled, I wonder if her nails are used to all the exercise since she's been getting 3-4 hrs of exercise per day for the last year?
Ahhh landlords. We've been really foutunate (we rent too and have 5 animals), but I have heard some horror stories. Sounds like the condo will be better for you and Aspen, although it's can get tough with a roomate.
When is least up then? Is the condo still in the same area you're in now so you can keep all your clients?
How does Aspen like the cold weather/snow?? With all the outdoor excercise does she need to wear booties? Have her nailbed's ever bled from rigorous excercise in the cold weather?
I haven't tried yet. I am sort of liking the idea of her annoying my landlords because (aside from the fact that they aren't very good people), I have a one year lease but a friend of mine just bought a condo and needs a roommate. I suggested to them that it might be better for everyone if Aspen and I move in with him, because it's getting too cold to make Aspen sit in my car for 2 hrs while I go to spin class to keep her from annoying them with her barking. They said they wouldn't let me out of the lease, so she can annoy them all she wants in my opinion! The more she barks, the more they'll like the idea of us moving out. As much as I hate living with a roommate, I think it would be good for Aspen so that when I'm not home, there's a good chance someone else will be home with her and she won't have to be in her kennel.