Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Cold and snowy in Vancouver.

You wouldn't believe how cold and snowy it's been in Vancouver lately. We've had wind chills of minus 19 degrees Celsius, crazy cold. It sure is a winter wonderland out there. Roger even got to come home early from work today due to the extreme weather conditions in greater Vancouver. It's too bad that Malcolm is too young to enjoy all the white stuff. I, on the other hand have been enjoying myself thoroughly. It's been fun running and jumping in the snow. Who would have thought that I would like the snow this much.

Here are some pics of the neighborhood, it's a winterwonderland. The first picture is blurry, but look at my paws, covered in snowberries, Roger had to defrost my paws in the kitchen sink.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Christmas is here already.

So we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house yesterday to partake in the annual 'putting up of lights' dinner festivities. Every year we go to grandpa's house to put up the Christmas lights and tree. And guess what happened yesterday? Can you believe it snowed! The greater Vancouver district got almost 20 centimeters. I got to run and frolic in it today. Boy, you wouldn't believe a dog from Cuba would be so excited about running and jumping in the snow. Roger took a video clip and pictures of me in the tennis courts. Here's a taste.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Lots of visitors for me and Malcolm.

I've been pretty lucky lately, as lots of people have been by the house to see the new baby. I know that they're not really here to see me, but nonetheless I get some attention. It has been strange to have Tracey home all day long, gone are the days where I get left alone, whoo hoo! It may sound sad, but I really enjoy having company at home. Roger actually stayed home today too, eventhough it was a work day. His back has been hurting since Malcolm arrived, I think it's to do with all the hunching over and poor posture while feeding Malcolm. He's been doing some exercises and visiting the chiropractor, it's been helping so far. Tracey has been feeling under the weather, she felt chills and was running a bit of a fever. She's taking a nap right now, I hope she feels better soon.

I'm doing fine, other than the fact that I can't go outside. Well other than my bathroom breaks, the weather has been too horrible to stay out for very long. This is a picture of Roger's friend Nick, he's bashing fists with Malcolm.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Adjusting to baby life.

The weather has been terrible the last while in Vancouver, it's been raining hard everyday. There's actually a water advisory here, all drinking water has to be boiled due to the turbidity. I'm hoping the rain will end soon, but the newsman says that there's another storm coming in on Sunday. I guess I wouldn't mind the rain so much if Roger wasn't so diligent in brushing and blow-drying me after we go for our walks, sheesh!

Being home with Malcolm and Tracey all day is sure different than being alone during the day. I'm getting used to them now. The crying takes some getting used to though. Malcolm will hopefully settle into a routine soon. Last night was the best night so far, we were able to get three, two hour naps through the night. Roger said that after a few months Malcolm should be getting better at sleeping through the night. Let's all hope that's true. Here's a picture of he and I together:

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

New ice hockey jerseys for Roger's team.

Roger help design the new logo for his ice hockey team. The jerseys finally came in on Friday last week. The jerseys are quite big, so just for comparison he thought he'd try them on Malcolm. What do you think? To save money they ordered a reversible style that's white on one side and dark on the other. As you can see his team is called the Siege.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Oh no, Golum is at our house looking for the ring!

Malcolm looks a lot like Golum don't you think? Yeah, I know Malcolm is a lot cuter, but I couldn't resist putting up this picture...."my precious!" Oh, here are some other pics too:

Sunday, November 12, 2006

My baby bro, a week old today!

It's been a week since my brother was born, how time zooms by. Malcolm went to the doctor on Friday for his first check-up. The doctor said that he's doing very well, in fact he's surpassed his birth weight by over six ounces. The doctor said that he weighs a bit over seven pounds now. It's gotta be from all the nutritious milk he's been drinking. I can't believe how often that boy eats! Anyway, although the family is a bit sleep deprived, including me... we're all doing quite well. Here's some new pics:

Friday, November 10, 2006

Five days old now!

Wow, it sure is an adjustment having a new baby in the house. Roger and Tracey are up every two to three hours, feeding, burping and consoling my little bro. At first I was so confused. I can't help but try to look in the crib to see why he's crying. Roger told me that because he's so young crying is the only way he communicates that he needs something. My sleep schedule is all messed up too now. Since I also get up with Roger and Tracey every time they go to Malcolm, I am sure tired. It's strange to think that only last week, I could sleep all day and just save up my energy until Roger and Tracey came home from work. Somehow since they stay home all day, my nap time has disappeared.

Roger was going through his baby pictures and came across one that very much resembles Malcolm. The picture on the left was taken 34 years ago when Roger was in the incubator. The picture on the right is of my new baby bro. Can you see the resemblance?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

My little brother has finally arrived!

I'd like to welcome Malcolm J. to our family. He arrived on Sunday morning at 11:22am. He was 6lbs and 12 ounces. I'm happy to report that both baby and mom are doing very well. Can you believe that Tracey literally arrived at the hospital already fully dialated and ready to deliver. As I recall, that morning was pretty crazy, unlike any other Sunday I'd ever seen. Tracey woke up really early, around 5:30am and told Roger that something was happening. Less than an hour later she started to have contractions that were 2-4 minutes apart. I'll never forget the repeated: "Ow, ow, ow, ow....." sessions she had. After enduring this for a few hours, Roger urged Tracey to get ready to go to the hospital. At first they thought they'd be sent home, but after the assessment the doctors and nurses told Roger and Tracey that she would be having the baby very 'soon'. What they didn't realize was how 'soon' in fact that would be. So after about a little more than an hour of pushing, out came my baby brother. Here are some pictures of him, isn't he cute.

Roger, Tracey and Malcolm are now at home resting. For those of you who are wondering, the J. was given in memory of Roger's Mom who passed away last November. Hey this picture is remarkable, he's got Roger"s hands, right down to the bent pinky finger.
Thank you to those of you who visited the hospital, I was sad that they didn't allow dogs to visit. Also, thanks to everyone who have extended they heartfelt congratulations. Now we're just one big happy family.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

No internet for almost 2 weeks!

Well Telus finally fixed out internet problem at home. We've been unable to connect to the web for over a week now, I'm glad they finally fixed it.

My baby brother is due in two weeks, crazy huh! Everyone has told Roger and Tracey that their lives are going to change, I guess that applies to me too. Tracey's belly is ever-so-big, it's been months since she's been able to see her feet, in fact I noticed the other day that anything directly below her is virtually invisible to her. She's been feeling some tightness and strain, I guess that's to be expected since the baby is over six pounds now. Roger said that the visit to the doctor went well. Next week is Tracey's last week of work, then she'll be off for a year! Whoo hoo....I won't be alone at home for a long time.

Here's a picture of Tracey and me when she was 37 weeks pregnant.