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Monday, 30 April 2018

30/Apr/18 I'm bat dog

Good morning Cape Breton.

Maximus Handsomius here from my forever home.

Do any of you ever watch that original Batman TV show from the 60's?  They would be scaling a side of a building...  they used their baterang to throw a line, then of course, would start walking up the side of the building, holding a conversation.

What you seen was this.

But what the filmed was this.

I thought I would give it a go.

Way back in the day... my non-furry Memere had made a red cape so that the Big Guy could be Superman.  Then he would jump off the side of a hill to make his cape fly out.  This was the hill he would jump from.

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Gotta remember, he would have been about 5 years old.

In grade 1, the Big Guy told his class this story about him being OUTSIDE of the air plane, taking a ride on the wing.  Sorta like a young wing walker.  He said that he got bored being INSIDE the plane, so he opened the door and traveled on the wing instead.

Boy, that guy has got an imagination.

So all the garbage that has been put to the curb, should be picked up this week.  Or so the plan goes.  I guess we will find out.  

My walk was delayed till the Big Guy got home last night.  It was raining way too hard to walk in the morning.  There was parts of Sydney that got flooded.  The Big Guy and Tonya are both glad that they live on a "hill" of sorts.  They don't have to worry about flooding.

As we were walking, we seen people driving around, trying to pick though other people's big garbage to see if there was stuff that they could use.  Some of it was absolute trash.  Other stuff, has been repurposed.  I noticed that there was a lot of BBQ's that were on the side of the road.  But people seem to take them.  I don't know where they recycle the metal.  But I hear you have got to get a shit ton of them to make any money off the metal.

So, the Big Guy and Tonya are going to get back on the Keto Way Of Eating, starting tomorrow.  Today, it's french fries and pasta.  The Big Guy said that he put on about 15 pounds in the last 5 months and it's time to get serious again.  So wish him good luck as he starts the journey to a slimmer him.

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Bye bye fur now.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

29/Apr/18 dreaming of a long walk

Good morning Cape Breton.

Maximus Handsomius here from my forever home.

Yesterday, my non-furry brother-in-law dropped by so that the Big Guy could do his taxes.  Well he didn't know about my thing and toilet paper.

He left the bathroom door open after he was done.

I had a really good chew.

The Big Guy wasn't all that upset either.  He knew that this is what I would do.  He didn't tell Craig that the bathroom door has to be kept closed.

I don't go after the toilet paper that's on the holder.  I only go after the toilet paper that is on the dispenser.

So he had to throw out a mostly new roll of toilet paper that was only used a few times.

Good thing they buy the toilet paper in bulk from Costco.

Later on, the Big Guy went to the basement.  He was cutting up boxes and putting other stuff in the garbage.  He got tired of trying to cut up the boxes, so he turned on his table saw and cut the boxes it.  Kind of over kill, but the boxes that were cut, had all nice and neat cuts in them..

The Big Guy was able to get 4 bags of recycle cardboad and was able to get 2 huge bags of garbage, that has made it's way to the curb.  He even put this old computer chair in the garbage.  It was broken.  Not sure why he didn't throw it out sooner.

So, after having the last 3 days off, the Big Guy is back to work again.  Tonya is off the next 2 days, then the Big Guy is home for 2 days.  Tonya is off that next day and then the Big Guy is off the day following that.  It will be confusing having my humans at home so much.

I'm not sure if we are going to be going for my walk today.  We are expecting about 40 mm of rain this morning.  Then again, the Big Guy got his nice reflective jacket.  That is pretty much a rain coat for him.  So he shouldn't get too wet if he decides to go on a walk with me.

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Max our Bernese Mountain Dog dreaming about flying
Bye bye fur now.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

28/Apr/18 taking a rest after my walk

Good morning Cape Breton.

Maximus Handsomius here from my forever home.

I know that after our walks, I love to find a corner of the house and just relax.  Then I am ready to go for our next walk.

Yesterday, I was watching the Big Guy for about 2 hours in the front yard.  He bought these huge garbage bags and was putting stuff that was in boxes, into these garbage bags.  

Over and over.  From the boxes, into the garbage bags.

I watched him put other stuff in the bags too.

But when he was all done, he filled 19 garbage bags.  So, eventually, when the garbage man comes by, it will be so much easier for them to take the stuff away.

Now, the next big job, is for the Big Guy to go though the basement and do pretty much the same thing.  He has to find the stuff that he is going to keep and the other stuff that he is going to throw out.

Thankfully, most of the stuff in the basement, is pretty much boxes of the stuff that they have bought over the years.  It's time to throw the boxes out.

There is stuff in the basement that is trash.  It just has to be purged.  If it hasn't been used in 2 years, it is time to think of it as garbage.  He can't just keep stuff forever.  Especially if it isn't going to be used ever again.  Just like this computer chair that is down there.  The arms are part of the frame to keep the back in place.  Well the arms are broken.  It's really time to throw that computer chair out.

Then, the next big job will be to sweep the basement and clean it up.  That hasn't been done since they moved in.  10 years of dust and other stuff on the basement floor.  Should be fun.

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Bye bye fur now.

Friday, 27 April 2018

27/Apr/18 your disturbing my tranquility

Good morning Cape Breton.

Maximus Handsomius here from my forever home.

So I got to meet a new person yesterday.  I don't know his name.  But I know that he fixed the Big Guy's internet.  It was choppy and didn't work all that well.  But now he got a new modem, and the internet seems to be fixed now.  

This internet thingy, well, it doesn't effect me too much.  Although without it, I suppose people wouldn't know about me as much.  So I guess it's important after all.

Yesterday, the Big Guy and Tonya spent a lot of time in the garage.  They moved a lot of stuff out of the garage.  Some of it went back inside the garage, but a lot of it, was moved over to the curb for Big Garbage day.

There was squirrels that got into a lot of stuff that was in the garage.  So that got ruined.  There was a few other things that the Big Guy had misplaced.  So you could say, it's found again.

Today is regular garbage day.  So, when we go for our walk, I will be able to sniff the stuff that's been put out.  Big Bag day is never that impressive.  It's garbage day where the bags smell the best.

The Big Guy made some ribs yesterday.  I didn't get to have any of the bones.  They all went into the green bin.  That does NOTHING for me.  But I guess the bones are soft after being in the oven for 6 hours.  They could rip my insides.  I guess they are trying to protect me.

Then, some other guy came along and took away our front door.  The wind took the door about 2 weeks ago.  It got sort of out of alignment.  So he is going to take it away to fix it.  Then he's going to bring it back.

I wonder if he could fix the back door to the deck?  I bet he could.  I broke that when I jumped on it.  I guess I'm just a little too heavy to do stuff like that.  But I get excited and I need to get into the house to greet people.

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Bye bye fur now.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

26/Apr/18 oh my gradma, was a big tongue you have

Good morning Cape Breton.

Maximus Handsomius here from my forever home.

The Big Guy is always disturbing my sleep.  Does that guy ever sleep in?

Eastlink is going to be dropping by later so that they can put in a new internet box.  The one that they have will fail from time to time.  That really annoys Tonya.

Do you know what the Big Guy is doing?  He is frying up a pound of bacon.  


He's going to eat the bacon.

Do you think he is going to share with me?

Of course not.

He says that pork is bad for me.  That too much pork fat will give me the runs.

So do you know what he is going to do with all the bacon grease?  He's going to throw it out.  I suppose, it's better than me pooping in the house cause I had an accident.  Oh... that would be messy.

The Big Guy has got to go clean up his garage later on this morning.  It's going to be a bit of a job.  Some stuff is going to be going to Terry's house as it's time that he stores it there.  They have a baby barn in the back yard that they can use.

The Big Guy wants his garage back.  The stuff in there is packed right to the front of the garage.  It's time to PURGE.

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Bye bye fur now.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

25/Apr/18 leave me alone, I'm tired

Good morning Cape Breton.

Maximus Handsomius here from my forever home.

So the sun was out and it was warm outside.  So much so, that I spent most of the day outside.  Tonya got me a new lead and that meant that I was able to sniff areas that needed to be sniffed and peed on.

That also meant that times when I would normally be sleeping, I was awake.

I need my sleep.

I need to rest up these paws for my walks.

Was that the cookie jar being opened?

Turns out, it was only Tonya cooking supper.  I got up for nothing.

So it's big garbage week coming up.  Everyone seems to be putting their "trash" outside.  This means that people will go from place to place and will root though the garbage to see if there is something that someone else threw out, that they can re-purpose themselves.

There are these small Christmas Trees that have been in the Big Guy's garage for over 4 years.  I think he is going to be putting them out to the curb.  If I were to get a hold of them, I would only knock them down and chew them up.  Tonya got this great idea that they would be attached to the front deck each year.  Well, so far, they haven't been attached and the Big Guy doesn't see them being attached EVER.  Time to throw them out.

The Big Guy put the bird seed feeders out.  While he was filling one, it tipped over and fell off the deck.  Now there is bird seed all over the ground.

I was munching on it yesterday when they had me out front.  I must admit, I think I will leave it for the birds.

The Big Guy got another rat trap.  They have been going around the green bin and trying to get inside it.  But he says that it's time to put a stop to that.  We will see just how successful he is at getting those rats.  Last week, one of his rat traps went missing.  He thinks he got a rat, but then something else came along and took the rat, trap and all.

I know there are people that have rats as pets.  The Big Guy is not impressed with this.  Then again, some people also have pet snakes.  Not for the Big Guy.

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Bye bye fur now.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

24/Apr/18 the sun is up

Good morning Cape Breton.

Maximus Handsomius here from my forever home.

As a rule, the Big Guy is up no later than 5:00 each morning.  This can vary a bit.  But normally never later than that.  This morning when he put me outside for my morning business, I seen that the sun is up.  It's not over the horizon just yet.

But the birds are starting to wake up.  

The air is crisp.

There is hardly a cloud in the sky.

What a lovely day to be alive.

Since I am wearing a fur jacket.  I think I will just lay here, outside and take it all in.


The Big Guy is moving around inside the house.

I better go see what he is up to.  

He may be making something that I should be eating.  Either that, or he may find that he has the urge to scratch me, just behind my ear.

I got to sit outside with Tonya on the front deck.  The Big Guy works a lot later in the day now.  That means that Tonya and I have some alone time for a few hours.  She gets to yell at me a few times.  It's "Don't bite me".  "Don't jump on me".  "Stop nipping me".  Stuff like that.  I'm kinda bored, so I want to play.  She doesn't like it when I play.  She just wants me to "be there".


Time for the usual stuff.

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Monday, 23 April 2018

23/Apr/18 I am longer than the door is wide

Good morning Cape Breton.

Maximus Handsomius here from my forever home.

Yesterday Tonya went to Canadian Tire and got the Big Guy a new lawn mower.  Yes, he does own a lawn tractor, but he needs the smaller lawn mower so that he can do the trim work around the yard.  Otherwise, he has to go around with the weed wacker.  This isn't such a good idea.  He gets the power cord all stretched out and it will sometimes unplug while he is using it.

BUT, the Big Guy bought a new lawn mower blade last year.  So he is going to be removing that before he puts the old lawn mower to the curb.  He has found that there is a lot of people that will find and take these lawn mowers to fix and resell them.

But the lawn mower deck is rusting out and it has perforations right though the deck.  So grass is shooting up and though these holes when your mowing the lawn  It's only a matter of time before there is a lot more damage that happens.  Or worst, the motor falls right though the deck and on to the ground.  Now that would be dangerous if the lawn mower was running at the time.

Yesterday, Tonya cleaned the house while I would follow her around.  She kicked me out a few times.  Eventually we sat out on the front deck together.  She bought me a new lead for the front.

We got rats in our yard and they have been eating stuff out of the green bin.  There is a screen on the side of the bin that is missing.  So that is how they get in.  So the Big Guy put out some rat traps.  He got one of them.  But he also noticed that one of the traps is missing.  So he believes that he got one, but some other animal, like a fox, probably came to visit the green bin, seen the rat caught in the trap, picked up the rat and trap and took it back to it's family to eat.  Since the trap has been set off, there is no more damage that it can do.

I think that the Big Guy is going to get one of those rat traps, similar to the mouse traps that has the elastic bands.  That way, I will not be hurt by it if I get curious about the trap.  Those snap traps, well, I could set them off with my paw or my nose.  That would NOT be funny.

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Bye bye fur now.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

22/Apr/18 playing with my chew toy

Good morning Cape Breton.

Maximus Handsomius here from my forever home.

Yesterday the bathroom door wasn't shut and I was able to go in and have a chew on the roll of toilet paper.  Tonya caught me and scolded me.

But I can't help myself.

Toilet paper is so yummy.

Why do the waist it by throwing it in the toilet?

Then there is the roll that's in the center.  


All the snow that fell two weeks ago, is all gone.  There is only a little bit of snow that's left in our yard, and that is where the sun doesn't normally shine.  

The Big Guy is cooking up a roast right now.  I can smell it.  He cooks these meals up ahead of time so that he has something to eat for when he goes to work.  He could go to the deli that's at the grocery store, but he only gets 30 minutes for lunch.  If there is people that is being slow at the deli, well that cuts into his lunch time.

Also, he says that it's a lot cheaper to make the meals at home, than it is to go to the deli and purchase it there.

The Big Guy is working these new shifts.  It means he is at work longer now.  But he doesn't work 5 days a week, only 4, but for 10 hour shifts.  I was uber excited to see him when he got home last night.

I thought I would try to do this new thing.  I have found these pictures that made me smile.  I hope they will make you smile to.

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Bye bye fur now.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

21/Apr/18 I'm not talking to you right now

Good morning Cape Breton.

Maximus Handsomius here from my forever home.

Each and every morning, I can pretty much predict how my morning is going to start.  I can hear the Big Guy get up and go to the bathroom.

He comes downstairs and gives me a pat.  He then goes to the kitchen and puts the coffee on.

I go lay down somewhere.

Then I can hear the Big Guy creeping around trying to find where I am hiding.


He takes a picture of me and I am temporary blinded by the camera flash.  

He looks at the picture to see if it's in focus, or if he likes what he is looking at.  If he doesn't like what the picture looks like...


This process can be repeated several times until he is happy with what he is looking at.

He then creeps around the house.  Getting his coffee ready and then he sits down at his computer for about an hour.  He writes and email to my non-furry Memere.  That's his Mum.

He helps me with my blog.  

Once that is all done, he will have some breakfast and watch a TV show that he knows that Tonya doesn't enjoy as much as he does.

The Big Guy takes these pills that makes him sleepy.  So he will lay down on the couch for a nap.

That is when I get even with all his tomfoolery.

That is when I sneak up on him.  
I make sure that he is snoring.  
I will gently put my mussel to his face.  
I will start breathing his air.  
I will stare at him as he is sleeping.
His moustach tickles my nose.
I know he is waking up as he is no longer snoring.



I will head butt him in the face with my mussel.


For good measure, I will sometimes follow up with a jump and put my huge paws in his face.

This hasn't always elicited the response that I'm looking for.

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Bye bye fur now.