Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: It's Summertime!

AHHHHH,  SUMMERTIME!!!


COME ON IN, THE WATER'S FINE!!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Have A Dog-Gone Happy Memorial Day

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!! 
 
WE WISH EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!







WITH MUCH GRATITUDE TO ALL THE MEN, WOMEN, AND MILITARY DOGS WHO HAVE SERVED AND SACRIFICED TO PRESERVE OUR FREEDOM!

For some great pet safety tips during the holiday, visit our friends at FiveSibes.

For car safety tips for dogs, check out this PetSmart car safety video.





Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dog Wishes For Peace, Love, Understanding

On this Memorial Day,  Phoebe wishes for

PEACE.......

























LOVE.....













AND UNDERSTANDING...........



As we BBQ, swim, laugh, eat and drink with those we love, we remember that the reason for this holiday is to honor the men, women, and military dogs who have sacrificed and served to preserve our freedom.  My Dad was one of those who proudly served as a Marine in WWII .  He passed away 3 years ago just shy of 95 yrs. old.  I miss you Dad. 

From the lyric by singer/songwriter Nick Lowe "What's so funny bout Peace, Love and Understanding?"

Black and White Sunday: An eerie Lighthouse

It looks more like a haunted house, but this defunct historic lighthouse sits on a beach in The Hamptons, Long Island New York.  The super narrow stretch of beach juts way out into the ocean.  As the tides ebb and flow at many times the tiny stretch of beach between the lighthouse and the land is underwater! 

Cedar Island Lighthouse, whose light has been removed for restoration, is located in Cedar Point Beach, East Hampton, NY.
If you're interested in taking your dog to The Hamptons, see my post 100 Places To See With Your Dog: The Hamptons, Long Island, NY.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sepia Saturday: Pony Express Riders

This beautiful statue is located in the midst of Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona.  It's enormous and sits in the middle of a traffic circle.

Passing the Legacy statue depicts 2 Pony Express riders connecting.  Created by Herb Mignery

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Friday, May 22, 2015

BlogPaws2015 Zero Waste Conference

The BlogPaws2015 pet blogger's conference will take place in Nashville, TN next week and I'm so excited!  This will be my second BlogPaws conference.  Even more exciting is the fact that BlogPaws has decided to make this year's conference a Zero Waste Initiative, saying NO to excess paper and plastic!

I like that you're trying to be less wasteful than you usually are Mom!
Conferences, seminars, and expos create a ton of paper and plastic waste with programs, product literature, paper cups, plastic bottles, and more.  I've been thinking about what I can do to contribute, in some small way, to BlogPaws' Zero Waste goal. 

I endeavor to drink my many cups of tea each day out of my new reusable cup at the conference.
At Starbucks I recently came across these reusable plastic cups.  They look like the regular Starbucks paper to-go cups but they're reusable, so for two bucks I bought one to take with me to the conference.  I like that my beverage doesn't get that funny taste the way it does with aluminum and other plastic containers.  That's the main reason I've always gone for the paper cups, you don't get weird taste, although you do get the waste.

My Starbucks reusable cup should last several months, if I don't put it in the dish washer
My husband is betting on me losing the cup long before the conference ends.  Ye of little faith!

Who's joining us in Nashville next week?  Anyone bringing their own items to help reduce waste?  Please leave us a comment, we always want to hear your thoughts!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: Packing for BlogPaws2015

So Mom claims there isn't any room in the suitcase for my tiara!  Isn't that outrageous!?  Especially since we are driving.  Why can't we just put it in the glove compartment??


She says there's only room for my bow.  Really mom??  A bow?  BlogPaws2015 is going to be the Pawty of the century and you want me to show up wearing just a bow!? 


I am NOT amused, mom.  I will plot my revenge.

Don't you think mom should make room for my tiara??  Please leave a comment and tell her so!!

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