Less Wordy Wednesday – My Fantasy Dog

I realize I haven’t talked much about how we spent the holidays, despite the fact they were the busiest we’ve had in half a decade. Even though I was anxious leading up to our trip, things were almost peaceful. The hardest part was being Shiva-less and PH-less for four whole days. Luckily, I had someone to keep me company as I suffered in the Southern Alberta sunshine.


Oops, I’m sorry. That’s my dark, snow-covered yard. We’re not going to be seeing anything cheerful there for a while. Below is where I spent the period between Boxing Day and New Year’s.


Do you see that? It’s grass! Real grass! I’d almost forgotten it existed. What a difference a five hour drive makes.


Who is that adorable creature on top of the grass? That, my darlings, is my second favourite dog in the whole world. His name is Rikki and he is a ridiculously cute retrieving champ. He was also my little shadow while I stayed in my parents’ home. I won’t lie. He made up for any homesickness I may have been feeling.


Love. This. Dog. Can you blame me? I threatened to sneak him home in my pocket on several occasions. He might have fit, too.


Alas, my parents love him too much to let him go. However, I have offered my dog sitting services for the next time they travel. My fingers are crossed they will take me up on it. We already know he gets on well with the Shivster.


The Cat can just deal.

Not that Rikki is perfect. I mean, he only fetches and knows the names of all his toys and puts himself to bed at night by pulling a blanket over his head. He only is friendly with strangers and has a solid recall and sports the cutest freckles in the whole world. Who would want to live with such a beast?


I hope my sister is reading this. This is me officially calling dibs.


This is also me outside in a light sweater without a toque. In December. Magic.

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18 Comments on Less Wordy Wednesday – My Fantasy Dog

  1. melF
    January 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm (7 months ago)

    I cannot believe you saw grass. Color me jealous. Seriously. Green with envy (grass envy).
    Rikki is absolutely adorable too. OMD. Does he really do all that? The putting himself to bed part made me laugh. I would love that!
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    • Kristine
      January 9, 2014 at 10:54 am (6 months ago)

      Hahahaha, I know, eh? It’s good to know there is such a thing somewhere in the world!

      He is pretty awesome and almost all of it he just comes by naturally. My parents lucked out with him, that’s for sure.

  2. Julie
    January 8, 2014 at 8:33 pm (7 months ago)

    What a cutie! I hope you get to pet sit soon :) Glad you got to see some sunshine!!

    • Kristine
      January 9, 2014 at 10:53 am (6 months ago)

      Of course, you have an adorable bundle of your own at home, so that is high praise! ;-)

  3. Our Four Legged Family
    January 8, 2014 at 8:45 pm (7 months ago)

    Rikki looks like a blast! I feel like if Diggs pulled his blanket over his head at night, I’d fall over from the overwhelming cuteness factor.
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    • Kristine
      January 9, 2014 at 10:52 am (6 months ago)

      I pretty much did. :-)

  4. KDKH
    January 8, 2014 at 8:57 pm (7 months ago)

    Love the little guy’s tail action!

    • Kristine
      January 9, 2014 at 10:50 am (6 months ago)

      Are you completely snow-covered too? We haven’t seen the ground since October…

    • Kristine
      January 9, 2014 at 10:49 am (6 months ago)

      So would I! If I ever get one, you better believe it will be shared!

  5. Jobi and Fisher
    January 9, 2014 at 7:52 am (6 months ago)

    I have my fingers crossed that your parents will go traveling soon! It’s so great Shiva and Rikka get along and I am sure will deal with it. They could become good friends, too!
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    • Kristine
      January 9, 2014 at 10:49 am (6 months ago)

      LOL, me too. I’d like to think they could become good friends if given a chance. I bet they’d have a blast at the dog park together.

  6. Roxy the traveling dog
    January 9, 2014 at 8:17 am (6 months ago)

    What a cutie. And maybe you should have taken a square of grass home and planted it in the house. LOL

    • Kristine
      January 9, 2014 at 10:32 am (6 months ago)

      Dang, I definitely should have! Where were you two weeks ago?


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