Wordless Wednesday | Cow Dog

Rufus feeds on grass like it’s going out of style.


He has zero stomach problems. The dude just really, really likes grass.

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It’s mostly annoying, but at least he looks adorable while he’s irritating me. And let’s not talk about how much of a problem this causes (for me) when he passes this stuff through his body….ugh. Thank goodness I always have poop bags on me.

Wordless Wednesday | Gimme Sun!

I don’t want to brag, but we had some incredibly sunny and warm days here in Oregon over the past few days. And the best part? These gorgeous days just so happened to fall on a weekend in which we could really soak up all its goodness.

Hikes were taken.

Aimless walks around the city were had (most by the humans, but hey! We matter too….sometimes)

Sunbathing was mandatory.

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Rufus could not be bothered to leave his sunny spot for anything less than treats.

It was glorious, guys.

This sneak peek into warmer days has made us giddy for summer! Oh wait, it’s only February…maybe i’m getting ahead of myself here. :sigh:

WW | “Me Time”

Most of the time, I’m running around frantically trying to get as much done as possible as well as constantly coming-and-going due to sporadic appointments to get to. For a lot of the week, I probably seem kind of insane.

But this guy….well, he just reminds me that it’s ok to take a moment for yourself. Whether it’s cuddling on the couch, walking to the park, or just hanging out side-by-side, he’s my daily reminder to chill the heck out…

…and I love him for that.

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Writer’s Block, Updates, & Babble

In case you haven’t noticed, my content has been a little ho-hum lately. As much as I love this little blog, I don’t know that I have much to share at the moment. Photos are easy, because let’s face it, Ru’s face never gets old.

I can’t help myself – I just gotta smoooooooosh him.

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That being said, I would love to share more than just a photo here and there.

This is where you come in! What would you like to read about a far as dog-related topics go? What interests you the most and what could you do without?

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This little old lady really gets cookin’ in her homemade wheelchair! Remind you of anyone??


I’ve recently been doing some dog walking and petsitting on the side. After taking a few months off of dog-related work to write professionally, I realized that I missed working with a pack so very much. Not to mention, I absolutely loathe sitting on my butt for hours at a time. This gives me tons of excuses to get up and get outside. It’s a win-win, really.

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I adore this odd couple. Such a funny little pair.


While my time is absolutely up as far as huge group dynamics go (think doggy daycare and boarding), I thought I’d try something in the field that gives me a little more flexibility as well as independence. So far, so good.

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These two talk a lot, but it’s the cute kind of woofing with a purpose.


As far as Rufus goes, he’s doing just fine. He’s getting older but shows no signs of slowing down. Since my schedule is a little more sporadic, his walks gets a tad more jumbled but he doesn’t seem to mind. As long as he gets out a few times a day, he’s a happy camper.


Another thing I’ve noticed since stepping away from working in doggy retail? I really don’t try new products as much. When I was surrounded by new treats, toys, and gadgets, I spent 1/3 of my paycheck on trying out new things. And while it was really fun, it certainly wasn’t necessary. Let’s face it – Rufus could care less about a pumpkin treat vs. a grain-free salmon treat. The dude just likes food and he likes it in all forms.

But! I am actually in the market for a few new products. If you have any opinions or suggestions on the following items, let me know what you love/have been using lately!

Backseat cover – now that I’m walking dogs, I am also transporting them to the park, vet visits, etc. I’m looking for something that does an awesome job covering my entire backseat but that is also affordable.

Dremel – Rufus LOATHES getting his nails clipped, so the dremel works the best for him. Mine is on the fritz and I’m guessing it’s going to burn out on me any day now, so let me know which model/brand you use and how you like it.

A really rad dog bed – My dude needs something large, padded, and couch-like. As much as I love cuddling him at night, I think it’s starting to really wear on our sleeping habits. Ru’s been tossing and turning more than usual lately, which keeps everyone else up and crank in the morning. If I can transition him to the floor in the kindest way possible, I think everyone will be much happier. And while I know a really nice dog bed can be super expensive, I’m really trying to keep it affordable without sacrificing quality. HELP!

I think that’s it. Sorry for all of the babbling, but I just wanted to do a proper post and give you guys a solid update for once. I’d love to start writing more about the dogs I’m watching as well as any Rufus stories that might interest you. We’ll see how that pans out…

Wordless Wednesday | All Fog, No Snow

As a true blue midwestern girl at heart, the lack of ANY snow this year out here in Oregon is kind of heartbreaking. I’m sure some of you think I’m absolutely crazy as you shovel your driveways for the 20th time this season, but oh man….I just want a few days of a full-blown winter wonderland.

Rufus wouldn’t mind it either. Something tells me this guy wouldn’t mind a good snowy romp either.