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Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Howl-O-Ween!!

Happy Howl-O-Ween!

So normally we get all dressed up so that we can greet the trick or treaters and pass out candy. I've always loved seeing the little princesses, pirates, and superheros!

This year is a bit different though, it's the first year we aren't passing out candy. And to be honest I think even if we bought a bag we'd have to eat it all ourselves! Living out in the hills in the country I don't think we'll see any kiddos.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Great Pumpkin!

It's that time of the year again! 

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Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin waggles, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin spice candles, pumpkin custard, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin spice cake, pumpkin dog treats!

Any excuse to enjoy pumpkin is good enough for us!

Southern Oregon in the Fall
This move has been really amazing for us, we LOVE Southern Oregon! Last week Ziva went to a local Farmers Market with me, their are many different Farmer's Markets down here so if you miss one you can always hit a different one for some fresh fruits, vegetables, and homemade goodies. The focus down here is on healthy eating, organic, and local. 

We also love that many places are dog friendly! It's often not posted so you want to call ahead and ask rather than assume, but we've been pleasantly surprised at how many places we've found. Including a local pumpkin patch!

Pumpkin Hunting!
Being a rather large farm I was a bit worried the dogs wouldn't be invited but dogs are allowed on leash! They had food stands, some local vendors, a pumpkin launching station, tractor rides, a crazy cow train (Not Actual Cows!) the sitting buckets were painted to look like cows and they were pulled by a crazy fast ATV thing. This farm also hosts a big corn maze, hay bale maze for the smaller kiddos, and a GIANT pumpkin patch where you can go pumpkin hunting!

Feeling rather brave I decided to take both dogs out at once, I say brave because we've still not settled into a good training routine recently. Did you know country life is busy? Their is just never a shortage of work to be done.

Setting Up For Success
Bringing a giant bag of stinky treats, and attaching both dogs to the same leash for easier control we set out to find a pumpkin!  Despite the low grumbles of the tractor rides, the explosive bangs and thuds of pumpkin launching, the smell of fresh kettle corn, and the kids squealing in delight on the different play structures the dogs did so great!

Despite all of the noise Dante and Ziva were perfect champs! The pumpkin blasting was super loud but didn't bother them at all, and though they got a bit excited with all of the sights, sounds, and smells they listened great! We got tons of compliments on their behavior, I think people got a kick out of seeing me walking the two of them on the same leash held by just one hand with a pumpkin under my other arm. Training really does pay off!

Dante of course had to dress in his pumpkin colors, he looks so good in orange!

And being a bit on the cooler side, Ziva was sporting her pink hoodie for the occasion. Her red collar keeps making people think she's a boy! So we're back to sporting more pink, which is my happy color so i'm more than willing to pick up more!

"What's this I hear about a Pumpkin King?"
We also made sure to thank the staff for being dog friendly!

Not having a full kitchen I'm a bit limited on what I can bake, but that doesn't mean we're sitting this year out. Big thanks to Chewy for sending us a yummy pumpkin treat to try!

Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up!

I love spoiling Dante and Ziva, and what better way to get the pups in the holiday spirit than to share in some pumpkiny fun!

Did you know Pumpkin is good for dogs? 
  • Pumpkin is high in fiber, low in fat and cholesterol, and contains healthy beta carotene, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamins A and C.
  • Pumpkin also helps if your dog has an upset tummy, the fiber in pumpkin acts as a binding solution during digestion and can help if your pup has diarrhea.

Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up is available in two sizes: 1.05 oz for $7.44 & 2.80 oz pouches for $11.76 each coming in a case of 12. Yum! And it only has two ingredients, pumpkin and water for processing! You can get yours at

Thank you Chewy For the Yummy Pumpkin!
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Rain, Rain, Go Away.

Raining Cats & Dogs.

A day for snuggling.
In case you didn't hear, the Pacific Northwest was supposed to get hit by quite the storm! It definitely hit the Oregon Coast but it wasn't at all the magnitude that the media was crowing it was going to be. And here in Southern Oregon was more of the same. The news forcasted that we would have winds up to 40 mph. And while we can attest to the fact that it was a giant bucket load of rain, it certainly wasn't as windy as they had predicted.

Friday, October 7, 2016

We've Moved!!

Our New Property!!

We've finally entered that "next phase" and moved onto our own property! The dogs are of course in love with all of the room to run! 

Cheers!! All our patience is starting to pay off!

Unfortunately in regards to that "room to run" we don't have fences yet. We've been spending quite a bit of time working on our property prepping it for the day our permits come through, the dogs have been doing great staying with me and staying out of the tree line. We're trying to teach them that the tree line is the boundary - that's as far as they are allowed to go.

Well, on Monday we were trying to beat the rain. We finally have water at our property so we could move, but we were racing the giant black rain clouds in the sky. So after we moved our trailer onto the property we had a bunch of reorganizing and site setting to do. Dante and Ziva were in the way in the trailer and they were playing so well in the yard that I left the door wide open and proceeded to repack the trailer for living.  After a few min it occurred to me that I couldn't hear their collars so I went to check on them.

"Hey Sweetheart! Are the dogs with you?" - Dz Dog Dad was working on our wellhouse. "No..."

Uh oh...and then a few profanities spewed out. Sprinting across the property we quickly began calling and calling the dogs. They were gone. Shit!! "Get the car and go up the road!" I hollered at Dz Dad, while I took off in the woods. Heart dropping and panic starting to set in.

After a few more desperate calls Dante can running up the hill towards me. Hollering back at Dz Dad I told him, "They're down here!!"

I sent Dante to Dad while I kept on my path through the woods heading in the direction Dante had come from since they are never far apart. I could finally hear her, crashing through the brush. She came back, THANK DOGGY FOR ALL THAT RECALL PRACTICE!

Needless to say...they have lost their unsupervised privileges and from now on when we are working outside they get to be tethered until we get their dog run built.

And thanks to the poison oak I know they ran through, they both got cold soapy baths in the rain behind our trailer before I would let them inside.

Sometimes even your trustworthy dogs do stupid things, afterall..they are just dogs. Moral of the story? I should have kept watching them.


Ever had a scare with your dogs?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wellness Core Canned Dog Food

Wellness Core
Grain Free
Turkey & Chicken Formula!

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Oh man! September just ZOOMED by us! Big thank you to Chewy for sending us such an awesome product to review! 

Dante and Ziva were sooo excited to get their box, they could hardly wait for dinner! Dante *aka..."drool monster"*  starts giving me eyes and creating massive drool puddles when he knows it's for him.

We normally feed our dogs kibbles, but I like giving them canned food for special occasions:
  • Stuffing & Freezing into Kong Toys
  • Fun Food Topper for their normal kibbles
  • Extra Calories for long adventure days (long hikes, snowshoeing, etc.)
  • Just because!

Wellness Core Grain Free
Wellness Core is a favorite brand of ours, their food is made without fillers, no meat by-products, no artificial colors/flavors/or preservatives, no corn/wheat/or soy! NO grains, and contains healthy ingredients!

Four Paws Way Way Up for this food!!  I think Dante has a new favorite!

You can buy your own Wellness Core at in a case of 12 cans for $28.99. Each can is 12.5 ounces and if you autoship you can save 5%! We love Chewy, everything we've ever ordered has come quickly and well packed! Thanks Chewy!

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