Tag Archives: Dogs

Fernie Job Posting

brown horse on field
Jen Schmidt of Trit-Trot Farms

“ISO Team Member!

We are looking for a hardworking, animal loving person to help at the Kennel and Stable. Must especially be very comfortable working around dogs and horses. If you like sunshine and lollipop work this job isn’t for you. Rain or shine we need someone who is uniquely responsible, diligent and dependable. 😊 Shifts will be 6:30-8:30am Wednesday – Sunday. Possibly some afternoons from 5pm-7pm. $18/ hr or outdoor horse board exchange. Please PM for more info!”


Fernie On Instagram : Three Dogs


Happy Planet Earth Day!

I went back at least 8 years and collected a few beauty shots from our days in Fernie. This truly is a magical place, in all seasons. Happy Earth Day!

Saturday Vet News

Look what we found! A bike jump - The Observers' dogs

Tanglefoot Vets in Fernie is now open on Saturdays!

Their hours used to be Monday to Friday and now you get an extra Vet day (9am-5pm)! We don’t have a dog but my kids often pretend they’re dogs and cats. For the many who have real pets in this town, this might be helpful.

Happy Saturday!


What A Gorgeous Day!

walk in james white park with the dogs

Now You’ll Know His Name When He Comes Up To You And Demands To Be Petted

engraved dog tags at barkside in fernie bc
We’ve been pretty silly about replacing Leroy’s dog tags (a good year or more) but just a couple days ago I was browsing through Barkside, downtown Fernie, when I saw the dog tag display. And then I saw something along the lines of “will engrave in store” and I saw my opportunity to check something off my must-get-done-one-day list. How did it take me this long to do?!

A few things:
• you get 4 lines to write our your important info
• my dog tag cost only $13 but there are different options for colours and shapes and sizes. Black tag for a black dog seemed to make the most sense.
• it was so easy and done in just a couple minutes.
• Barkside Pets. It’s a great company.

“Blink twice if he’s still behind me.”

Phoenix - Is he still there?
We’ve been feeling a bit of this since moving into a City of Fernie neighbourhood with actual neighbours and not just being worried about bears watching me change into my flannel pjs.

But to the smallest degree. I mostly enjoy having people around – seeing them walk in front of our house, living their lives, having friends stop by to say “hi”. I feel more part of the community rather than a queen starring at all my little minions.

Leroy is even enjoying our new place with over 10 acres less to roam around (this may all be in my head). I believe this because we interact with him more – take him for walks or bike rides throughout the day, rather than just opening the door and letting him roam as he pleased. He did have a very important job in the old house: protecting us from bears, moose, deer, squirrels, crickets etc. But now he has a even bigger job – to bug us until we take him for a walk.

Anyways. Just letting you know we’re enjoying our new place, being around people and being able to walk everywhere without the thought of climbing a large steep hill on the way home. Life is good.