Wet Wednesday!

Rufus knows the drill. We pull up to the vet clinic/dog wash and he immediately tries to “cute” his way out of the inevitable. Jumping around, giving me kisses (he is not a licker, so this is actually totally out of character), becoming super playful and pulling on his leash in the opposite direction of the building. It’s freaking adorable, really.

But guess what, buddy? A clean dog trumps a cute, shedding, grimy one. Game on!

Once he’s in the tub, he’s actually a perfect gentleman. He takes it like a man. A pathetically miserable man, but still. My little champion.

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Same with the blowdryer. Once in awhile, he’ll get feisty and jump off the table but that’s about it. He’ll hop right back up for me and wait for the wind tunnel torture to be over.

Such a regal beast.

Such a regal beast.

Bless his clean and shiny little heart.

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He very much prefers the “air dry” method.

Adventures in Pet Sitting | Our Pack is Growing!

I have to admit that I have puppy fever pretty bad lately. And by “puppy fever”, I mean dogs over 8 months old that I want to adopt and smooch and train and love. Unfortunately our lives are a little too hectic right now to take on a new pup, so I’m getting my fix through work.

Over the past week and a half, we’ve been gaining some wonderful new clients. Old and young, big and small (and super teensy tiny!), cuddle bugs and spitfires – it’s all good. Here are just a few of the beautiful creatures I get to spend these sunny summer days with on a regular basis:

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Supermutt! Spitfire! Weary of strangers but an absolute blast once he gets to know you.

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Dreamboat. Mega babe. He’s a dream on a leash and a total brainiac.

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Hilarious. Feisty. These two ladies have been through a lot medically, but they don’t let that fact take away their zest for life!

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Moody. Brooding. This guy tried his hardest to hate me, but I totally won him over. I always do.

I’m a lucky gal.

Product Review | Wellness TruFood CocoChia Bakes

Coco Chia Bakes for dogs? What will they think of next?

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Coconut and chia seeds both happen to be foods that I eat on a regular basis. Flaked coconut on top of my oatmeal, chia seeds in my smoothies, coconut oil melted on top of my sweet potato – yum! You get the idea. So when I saw that I could give my pup a treat with so much good-for-you goodness in them as well, I jumped at the chance. Ru’s photobomb says it all. Yes please to all the treats!

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These little bites smell more like their earthier ingredients than delicious coconut (greens galore!) which probably means there’s a lot of the good stuff in there. I’m cool with that. Oh, and Rufus doesn’t seem to mind eating his greens in treat form either.

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They’re bite-sized, which makes them great for smaller dogs or a training treat. Because they’re not super stinky, they may not be ideal for picky eaters.  I have yet to live with the ever-elusive “picky” dog, so that really doesn’t pertain to this scenario.

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“Give me all the food,lady!”

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Crazy eyes? Check.

IMG_7084Overall, I’d say these are ideal for dogs that will eat just about anything as well as those of you that prefer to feed your pups somewhat healthier treats, saving the chewy/meaty stuff for special occasions. Give ’em a try!

*Thanks to Chewy for gifting us these treats in exchange for our honest review.

A Weekend Full of Dogs & Not One Photo To Prove It??

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I spent the weekend attending fundraising events for One Tail’s new Portland division. It was a weekend full of newly adopted puppies, current adoptables, delicious food, lots of wonderful people, and plenty of sunshine. And guess what? This photo-happy blogger did not take one picture. Who am I??

Sometimes you just have to let life be life and put the phone away, am I right? I had so much fun catching up with people, schmoozing with all of the dogs, and discussing our next foster move with the board members. Oh, and eating all the vegan food!  It was delightful.

I promise to share a few photos once they go live on the rescue’s site, but you’ll just have to take my word for it for now.

And before I go, I just have to mention that One Tail has a brand new adoption center located in downtown Chicago! If you have a few pennies to spare, consider donating to this amazing rescue here. If it wasn’t for them, I would have never fallen in love with fostering. If I had never fallen in love with fostering, I would have never met my 4-legged soulmate. So yeah, they’re kind of amazing.

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Have a great week, folks!

(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday | Backyard Envy

I absolutely love walking and caring for these two souls. They’re incredibly smart, sensitive, and hilarious. We usually take a short walk together and then I get to let them loose in their backyard for a game of fetch and general chaos. While I make due with my miniature yard, I can’t help but dream of having one big enough for several dogs to go crazy in and maybe even having my own garden. One day!

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