Wednesday, August 27, 2014


So, sad that my summer break is coming to a close.  My days of doing this~ breakfast, walk or park, yoga lunch, hammock/read, dinner, playtime, snacktime, bed, repeat~will be no more.

Trying to soak in all this awesomeness before next Tuesday when real life returns.

Oreo has been doing fantastic on his new meds.  Really pleased with how well he copes when we see people in the park.  I bought him this little vest to wear, which says "I need space, I'm shy".  This vest gives me a boost of confidence!  Makes me feel better knowing if we do spot someone and boogie our way off the path that people will understand I'm not a complete weirdo.  Just have a weird dog!
Chewy had an 'incident' with the creek.  The water got all foamy, like the head on a beer, near the creek line, and I guess Chewy thought the foam was a solid surface.  Boy was he surprised when his foot got dunked in water!    Even after that horrifying experience, he still wants to be near the water.

The wildflowers(weeds) are so pretty right now, even if they make me sneeze I love to look at them!

I just found another park within a 12 minute drive of our house.  It also has a trail along this same creek, but it is much wider at that location.  I'm going to take Chewy there this week, and see if it's an ok place for Oreo too.  There's a summer camp there for 6 weeks in July and August, so I don't think we could go there on weekdays during much of the summer, unless we go first thing in the morning.

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful time of year!  I know I'm savoring every minute.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

window view wednesday

can you spot the squirrel?

Right after I uploaded these to my post, I looked out the window and the twins were back.  One of them is starting to lose some of its spots.
 Do they grow into these big ears?

I can't tell you how many baby deer I've seen this summer, and I don't just mean at my house.  Everywhere I go, I see them hanging out in people's yards and fields.  Must've been a baby boom year for deer!  Or maybe I'm just paying more attention.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


The dogs and I survived their teeth cleaning ordeal!  I was a mess the night before, and almost cancelled at the last minute.  I hate to have my dogs put under anesthesia.  Soooo scary.

Thankfully, my worries were unfounded.  Everything went well.  Oreo has one loose tooth in front, but they are hoping now that it is all clean it will firm up.  Fingers crossed it does.  They also cleaned some sticky sap off his feet and got some mats out from behind Chewy's extra charge!

Their teeth look so nice now.  I'm sure they feel better too.

Here's a little video of our walk in the park on Tuesday.  I keep hoping I will catch Chewy getting a drink of water from the creek.  Oreo may be afraid of a lot of stuff, but he's not afraid to get his feet wet.

After the teeth cleaning ordeal, I owe them another fun outing.  One that involves chicken!

Monday, August 4, 2014

mishmash monday

Didn't realize I took this photo of myself while out for a walk.  Came out kinda cool!  Must be what I look like to my dogs.  Sadly, they spend a lot of time looking up my nose.
And here is Oreo giving me the evil eye after his bath:

Sunday, August 3, 2014

tiki toy!

Our funny friends, Lassie & Benji, just went on an e-camping trip to Hawaii AND Alaska.  We won a prize for filling out a survey about where they should go camping.

Our prize is a Tiki Toy, which they obviously brought back from Hawaii!

Here's Oreo and Chewy checking out their new toy:
And Chewy promptly grabbing it, and taking it to his special place:

Where he, of course, attacked the tag first!

I'm sure Oreo will get his mouth on it soon, and then play his favorite game, keep away.

Thanks for the cool new toy Lassie and Benji!  We loved seeing you in your hula skirts!