Good bye my sweet boy…..

A week ago I had to kiss my boy, my sweet beautiful scruffy Duffy good bye.

I held his head as the vet did what she had to do.

My heart is in pieces and I feel like the best part of me has died.  In some ways I guess it has…..  


Duffy was my first pup.  By this I mean, I’ve had other pets before but they were family dogs.  Duff was mine.  Just mine.  And I was his.

I am sitting here feeling what a can only be described as bittersweet – the memories, sounds, scents are flooding my head and heart and my eyes fill with tears – again.

Its been that kind of week.

I know that not everyone feels this way about pets or even understands – but the bond between a human and her pet, be it dog, cat, gerbil, bird….its intense and full of love and loyalty and all sorts of goodness that you can’t get from another human being.  It truly is unconditional love and for me Duffy gave that to me 500% and I did my very best to make sure he had a life full of love, good eats, lots of walks, swims and cuddles.

Duffy, my Wolfo, I will miss you with all of my heart.  I hear you everyday in my mind – you sweet, funny little whinies and your scruffly morning complaints that made Cole and Drew (my young nephews) giggle with delight when they were little and fill them with warm memories of you now.

Until we meet again my Duffy.

Love you.



Start Here.

I’m just going to start here.  Here seems to be a perfect place to start don’t you think?  Its St. Paddy’s Day and Spring is in the air – so why not start here and now?!

Since this is the very start of this blog, I want to get the formalities out of the way.

I am totally new to this – so please bare with me.

I am just setting this blog up – so please bare with me.

I am learning as I go with wordpress AND its nuances… I’m trying to be patient and not make too many mistakes.

I am setting up various areas here on this blog.  The headings will be as follows:

Delish – this is going to be the home of recipes and food porn and all things yummy

The Pups – this is where I will post about my dogs, I have 3.5 of them (more on that later) so there is lots to talk about and lots to laugh about with my crazies as they are lovingly called. – so please bare with me

YYZStylegirl – this is where my videos will be linked and where I will blog about beauty topics, great finds, fashion and such – mostly girly stuff but do stop by. – so please bare with me.

Happy.Runner.girl – this is all about my Running Life.  I am currently training for my first 1/2 Marathon and am excited, nervous and run – a lot.  I am hoping to post and blog about my …. adventure, my diet, my running log, and anything related. – so….please bare with me.

Fabulous Fridays – this is where I will post all sort of Fabulous stuff that I have pinned, read, discovered and just really want to share to kick off the weekend!  – so ….please…..bare….with ….

My Musings – this is where I will just write – when I’m happy, sad, moody, grumpy or just want to get something out there. – so…well you get the idea by now.

There might be more but for now thats it – pretty ambitious huh?

Stay tune!



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