Sunday, July 26, 2015

Summertime and the days are long...

Have you ever noticed that the more stressful your life becomes, the busier and more chaotic, the more you need to plan quiet getaways? I know for me, the easiest way to find a place to relax, is to plan an outing my dog will enjoy. I have noticed that left to my own devices, my vactions center around fitting in as much activity as possible.  I think it is habit, in my work and day to day life I rush from one thing to the next, so I do the same thing with my vacations.

I am on day three of my current vacation, and this time I am following my dogs' lead. So far we have taken long drives and longer walks, and we have stopped to smell the flowers and taste the sweetness that life has to offer.

Long walks can lead to unexpected beauty...

And peaceful gardens...

Scarlett reminded us to stop for a sweet treat...


Long drives lead to peaceful farms....

Full of Sunflowers!

Ryder loved this gorgeous spot!

So did Kori!

Do you have any summer vacation plans?  Do they include your pets?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pumpkin's turn...

The second item we were asked to review for made our kitty, Pumpkin, a very happy feline! They sent us Orijen's Tundra cat treats.

Now Pumpkin will steal and eat dog cookies whenever she sees an opportunity, she is a small cat with a tiger's appetite.  However, she really loves when we give her treats made specifically for cats.  So we expected her to appreciate the cat treats sent to us by Chewy, but she absolutely devoured these treats!  When you check out the ingredients, it's easy to see why she went crazy over these morsels!  This is a product you can feel safe giving to your cat, it's GMO and grain free!


Boneless venison, elk liver, boneless elk, venison liver, boneless quail, steelhead trout

Orijen's unique and flavorful Tundra treats feature ranch-raised elk, cage-free quail and steelhead trout - all delivered fresh from our region in WholePrey ratios, so you can indulge and nourish your cat at the same time. Made without cooking or preservatives, Orijen's Biologically Appropriate treats are gently freeze-dried to lock in the life-giving goodness and flavors of fresh and regional ingredients for a reward your cat will truly love.
Key Benefits
  • Made from 100% meat and nothing else!
  • Freeze-dried to lock in flavor and nutrition
  • Guaranteed analysis to mirror mother nature
  • Low calorie and carbohydrate free
  • Approximately 100 treats per bag
Thanks Chewy, this is definitely going on our shopping list!  To order these treats for your own cat, just click on the link below:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

A product review for!!

We do occasional product reviews for the awesome folks at  This month they sent us three products, and the collies and Pumpkin kitty could not have been happier!  Since the collies and Pumpkin kitty think each of these great products deserve their own post, they are doing separate reviews.  You can learn more about the Kong toy by clicking on this link: Kong

Now the collies love food, and they LOVE eating!  So they were understandably excited when they spotted the canned Solid Gold, Barking at the Moon Beef recipe in the Chewy box!  They loved the taste of this canned food.  In fact, they were so happy that we added this canned to their kibble they celebrated after dinner by playing together...even our senior girls joined in the romping and wrestling!  They give this canned food four paws way up!

What I liked about this canned food is that it's grain & gluten free, made with USA-sourced beef, and quality ingredients like cranberries and blueberries.  Solid Gold Barking at the Moon, Beef recipe, is a canned dog food that I feel safe giving to my collies!  Thank you for sending us this canned food, we will definitely be buying more. (We have to stay stocked with this canned food, the collies will stage a revolt if we don't  keep adding this to their kibble!)

The second item we received from turned out to be the collies new favorite toy!

The Kong Squeezz Ball is an awesome toy - a tug and a squeaky toy in one! The collies enjoyed playing tug with each other, and with me!

And it's on sale right now, you can learn more by clicking on the link above! We wanted to thank, we had a lot of fun with this month's reviews!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Spring is here!

Now that the long, cold Winter is over, Spring arrived slowly this year, and Summer is right around the corner.  We spent most of our Winter inside cuddling the collies and trying to stay warm.  But with the arrival of sunshine and flowers, we are venturing back out, and starting to take pictures again of our adventures...

Kori, looking as pretty as a magnolia petal... Ryder, another Spring, means another picture by the Forsythia!
 Abby, Ryder's mom, posed too!
And Holly, our oldest girl, enjoying the warm sunshine... So how is your Spring going?

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Pet Blogger Gift Exchange

We joined the Pet Blogger Gift Exchange, and we were lucky enough to be paired with Sue, writer of "The Golden Life" blog. This year is the third annual Pet Bloggers Gift Exchange, hosted by Pamela at Something Wagging This Way Comes. 

Now the collies always enjoy visiting blogging friends, but I was especially excited to be paired with Sue, as I have a soft spot in my heart for Goldens.   I wanted to post this sooner, but my computer died, and posting to Blogger on a mobile device has proven to be a real challenge.  (Which is why we haven't been posting at all in the last few weeks.). But Sue's blog is so special, I wanted to make sure to post this for the Gift exchange, which thankfully, I was reminded is ending soon.

Sue has three dogs, two senior Golden retrievers named Callie and Shadow, and then there is Ducky, a funny and endearing shelter dog that will steal your heart.  Callie and Shadow have those sweet, white faces, that all senior Goldens develop as they age, and which my own golden, Chloe, developed in her later years.  I think the white fur that graces a golden's face just serves to remind us that each day with those gentle souls is a gift.

I actually began following this blog awhile ago, as I was missing my golden, Chloe, and couldn't resist stopping by to read her posts and see her pictures.  So I can highly recommend this blog, because the love Sue has for her dogs is evident in all her posts.  The link for her blog is found below, so head over, sit, and stay for won't be sorry that you did!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tis the season...

Some of us have been a bit…naughty, and some of us have been extra nice.  So Mom said we better be careful, because Santa Paws is always watching.  She said if we aren’t good, we won’t be getting anything in our stockings but coal!  

Since we don’t want that to happen, we are setting our paws on the straight and narrow, and will be minding our doggie P’s and Q’s!  And just to make sure we do get some goodies in our stockings, we paid Santa Paws a visit.  We were on our best behavior, and are pretty sure we impressed Santa. 

 What are kind of gifts are you hoping for this Christmas season?  Are you being extra good?