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Flashy Friday Week 2!

Flashy Friday! Week 2 -  "Spin" Whew! A whole week between posts, sorry guys! Like I've mentioned before we're pr...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WW. Ziva on Duty.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!


Monday, February 22, 2016

Happy 2nd Adoptaversary!

My Golden Eyed Girl
Happy 2nd Year!

February 2016
One of the things hubby and I pride ourselves in, is evaluating a dogs personality. We know our limits as well as what personalities work for our family and what personalities do not work. (A More Detailed Post To Come in the Future.) When we were looking for a second family dog we chose to take our time and be pretty picky about what we wanted to work with. And Ziva has been perfect for us!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Mud Puppies Part 1

Mud Puppies
Part 1.

One thing that Dante and Ziva absolutely go bonkers over is grandma's house (my mom). With how nasty the weather has been recently I haven't taken the dogs out to the property for a while, mostly because of the mud factor. My parents are also building their house right now - it's almost done!! So when I go out to help on the house I don't always feel like watching Dante and Ziva to make sure they aren't getting in to mischief. And depending on the daily activity it isn't always doggy friendly to have them around. Cement for example, as adorable as it would be *to me* paw prints are not welcome. Haha!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Tex-Anna

Here's a Little Throwback 
To Our First Foster.

Tex-Anna came to us with a lot of problems, it took us about a year to help her work through her issues. She had food/resource guarding issues, didn't know how to walk on a leash, was terrified of most noises, and had zero confidence.

Sadly Tex-Anna was a victim of abuse. However the past does not define who a dog is or what they are capable of becoming.

Sasja (German Shepherd) and Tex-Anna (Border Collie) both fosters.
Tex-Anna was our first foster dog, during her long stay with us we also had Sasja a retired K9 bomb detection dog. 
Sasja ironically became deaf as she aged (not job related) and Tex-Anna helped us

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Great News!! Dante Update!

Dante's Big Snoot!

Turns out Dante has a really bad infection in his nose! Hooray it isn't something worse! But poor guy, no wonder he's sensitive about his nose.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Oregon Rain

Rain, Rain, Whatever.

Ok, so we're officially tired of the rain...
Dante, Ziva and I made a list of ways we can deal with our lovely wet weather.

We can either sit and stare longingly outside wishing for sunshine...

Featuring Jack, who is doing great in his new home!
We can go back to sleep like cuddly bears and just wait it out.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Feeling Better!

Happy Boy

Just wanted to update you though that Dante is feeling much better, last night he was back to boofing at our neighbors - boofing is Dante's quiet bark/notification that someone outside is being noisy but not at the door.

That's my penguin not his!
And this morning he was pretty pouty when I opted to not walk in the rain.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Good, & The Not So Great.

We have news, not great news but not terrible news.

So on Tuesday we had to bring Dante in to our vet to be checked out for the random bloody nose. To be sure their was nothing stuck up there the vet flushed his nose with water and took some x-rays.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

My Furbabies, My Children.

Yes It Counts! 
Part 1 - Furbabies.

When asked, "Do you have kids?"  My normal response is, "Only the furry kind!" With a big smile of course. And if they prod further I tell them that we have two dogs and two cats. 

"Hi mom! Throw the toy!"
One thing always comes up during conversations with pink kidlet parents (I don't remember who I heard this term from, but I love it!!) are rude comments such as, "Just wait till you have real kids."

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wait For It....

Flashy Friday
Week 3 - "Balance on the Nose"

Happy Flashy Friday!! This week's challenge was to balance a treat on your pups nose, it's taken some doing and Ziva still isn't convinced this is the trick for her. But we did it!

To teach this trick - 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WW. Sometimes You Just Need To Snuggle.

Snuggle Time!

When the bed is way to cozy to leave...

Monday, February 1, 2016

Training Confession

Pay No Attention To That Mom Behind The Curtain!

My poor dogs put up with so much from me sometimes! Normally I only show our training successes but our training challenge for the "Positive Pet Training Hop" was to write up a post about a training mistake. Or a couple in my case...

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