Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY! #nationaldogday

HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY!!

National Dog Day is a day we set aside to appreciate our dogs, how much we love them and how much they love us.  It's also a day to help promote dog adoption.

Happy National Dog Day!  8/26
My Husky Isis and my Havanese/Maltese mix Phoebe
Phoebe gets a bit too close to a cactus!
Isis loves to explore her Wild side!
I say, it's also a good day to spoil your dogs rotten!  Ok so that's nothing new, we do that everyday in our house.

How will you be celebrating National Dog Day? Leave us a comment, we love to hear from you!

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The Dog I Couldn't Save

In the world of Animal Welfare, when we say one of our foster animals was a “Foster Failure”, it’s tongue in cheek.  It usually means the foster parent couldn’t part with the animal they were fostering and ended up adopting them.  It’s usually a happy accident!  Usually.


This was my foster dog Rudy, who I fell in love with!
One of my fosters, Rudy, who I fell totally in love with!
Buttercup was an adorable little Chihuahua mix that I fostered about a year ago.  She was my first Foster Failure, but it wasn’t the happy accident that usually defines “Foster Failures”.   This one was a true failure.  Buttercup turned out to be beyond my abilities.  I had to admit that I couldn’t help this one, I couldn’t save this one.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wordless Wednesday; Dog Sings The Blues

I know I should be happy that it's Hump Day, but I am singing the blues because the weekend is still SO far away!



Can you feel my pain?

What does your dog sing the blues about?  Leave us a comment & share, we always love to hear from you!

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

100 Places To See With Your Dog: Montauk, New York

Long Island, New York is well known for it's beautiful beaches and great schools.  One thing it isn't known for is being very dog friendly.  That doesn't mean there aren't some great places around Long Island you can enjoy with your dog.  Montauk, at the Eastern end of Long Island, is one place you'll find some beautiful, fun spots to hang out in with your dog. 
Montauk, Long Island, New York has several dog friendly places

Grab your pooch and take a trip with us to a hidden gem of Long Island, Montauk Point!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Play Ball!

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY, LET'S PLAY SOME BALL!  WHAT BALL SHOULD WE USE?

Hmmmm....  THIS ONE'S TOO SMALL!



THIS ONE'S BIGGER THAN MY HEAD!



WE'LL JUST FIGHT OVER THIS ONE, AND YOU KNOW MY BIG FAT LUG OF A SISTER WILL WIN!


OH SCREW IT, LET'S JUST JOIN THE LAZY GIRL'S CLUB AND NAP IN THE SUN ALL DAY!

What are you doing today?  Are you playing ball or napping in the sun?  Leave us a comment & share!

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Monday, August 10, 2015

My 8 Photos of Happiness

I was nominated to participate in the 8 Photos of Happiness tag that has been storming the internet.  I'd like to thank my good friend Jenna from Love Is Being Owned By A Husky for nominating me to participate in this fun initiative!  Jenna wasn't the only blogger to nominate me for this tag, but her's was the first nomination.  Stop by and visit Jenna on her wonderful blog!

I've had so many moments of sheer happiness thanks to my pets. It wasn't easy to choose just 8 photos of happiness from the millions of photos I've taken over the last few years!  Having pets in my life makes me so happy, and the few years I wasn't able to have a pet created a big void.  I hope I'm never without a pet again for the rest of my life!


It took a long time to convince my husband to finally let me have a dog.  As you can see from this photo, once Isis came along he fully embraced life with his very first dog! 



When Isis was a puppy, I remember the day she finally "got" the Leave It! command.  We were finally able to all watch TV together peacefully, without Isis chasing Maggie.  Maggie has since gone to the Rainbow Bridge to wait for us.  We Love & Miss You, Maggs!


Volunteering at the county animal shelter and fostering dogs in need make me really happy. Fostering saves lives, and that makes everyone happy!




Adopting sweet Phoebe from the shelter I volunteer at and watching her and Isis become close friends was joyful.  I was so happy they hit it off, and grew to love each other like sisters!


Road trips with the dogs!  We love traveling cross country to visit family and taking fun vacations with our dogs, especially where there are lots of beautiful hiking trails.


Hiking is our favorite activity to do with our dogs. I love Isis' wild, adventurous side on the trails, and Phoebe's fierce determination to keep up with us on our mountain hikes!


This was fun!  A big thank you to the creator of the 8 Photos Of  Happiness tag : Ariel's Little Corner Of The Internet.

I hope you enjoyed my 8 Photos of Happiness!  Part of this tag is to nominate other bloggers to participate.  I would like to nominate the following 5 bloggers.  If you haven't been introduced to these bloggers yet, check them out!  You'll really enjoy their blogs and you are sure to learn something new from each of them:

Saving More Than Me
Two French Bulldogs
Pawsome Cats
Cat Chat With Caren and Cody
Dog Guy Josh
The Playful Kitty
The Dog Training Lady
No pressure guys, I'd love to see your photos but if you're unable to commit to posting 8 Photos of Happiness I won't feel bad! 

Guidelines to participate in the 8 Photos of Happiness tag:

1) Thank your nominator, and link to them in your post.
2) Link to the creator of the tag : Ariel's Little Corner Of The Internet. 
3) Post your 8 photos of happiness.
4) You can either write a brief description of the photo's, or let the photos talk for you.
5) Continue to spread the happiness tag, and tag up to 10 other bloggers.
 
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lunch At A Dog Friendly Cafe

We love taking our dogs to dog friendly places, especially quaint little cafe's! 

Outdoor cafe's can be great dog friendly places to visit
Enjoying a nice lunch at a neighborhood dog friendly café
This small outdoor patio used to be an alley just for deliveries, but the owners of this pub were smart.  They transformed this dingy alley into a charming little outdoor patio and made it dog friendly!

Dog friendly outdoor cafes and restaurants can be a great outing for you and your dog
How cute is this adorable alley turned dog friendly outdoor patio?!

Relaxing at an dog friendly outdoor cafe is a great place for lunch!

Do you take your dog to dog friendly cafe's and restaurants?  Are there many of them where you live?

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