I started working with this sweet little lady when she was still too young to go on proper walks. We spent most of our time romping around in her yard and enjoying each other’s company.
She is the cuddliest cuddle pup ever.
She loves anyone and everyone.
…and she also loves to cause a little bit of trouble (she eats ALL OF THE THINGS). Because, duh; puppy.
I can’t believe how big she’s getting!
And while she’s growing up so freaking fast, she’s still very much a puppy.
And I love her for it. So happy I get to hang out with this pup and help shape her into a pretty rad companion for her wonderful family! <3
The boys and I headed out of town this past weekend for a little R&R. And man, it felt great! Here are a few photos featuring your favorite brindle babe (and his rad dad).
Rufus is soooo not feelin’ this duck’s chipper attitude right now. Ugh.
Hanging out in our cabin after a drizzly walk around the farm
They did a whole lotta this. And enjoyed every second of it.
I’m back with a blog hop and a review! This month, Rufus tried out the Fromm Low-Fat Dog Treats in the Liver Recipe. But don’t get too excited, because….whoops…
Welp, I kinda failed on this one. Even though Fromm is an amazing company, I am trying to keep Rufus away from wheat flour as much as possible. Remember this post? Yeah. And guess what the first ingredient is on these bad boys? Whoops.
That being said, these treats are super tiny. And if you have a dog who is totally fine with wheat, they’re perfect for training and rewarding good behavior while keeping your pup slim and trim. I let Rufus have one before passing them on to a friend because his allergies are incredibly minor and it takes quite a bit to affect him at all.
Yep, I’ll take that.
He didn’t seem too worried.
Next time, I’ll be sure to re-read the fine print.
*Thanks to Chewy for gifting us these treats in exchange for our honest review. I would never steer you wrong, friends.
Some of the happy, soggy faces I’ve been hanging out with recently. And yeah, Portland is still super dreary….
They’re pumped about that chicken and rice for din-din!
The goofiest chi
Wrinkles and sniffs and love
Sweetest old lady
My newest pack member is fluffy, sensitive and we’re working on trust. We got this, girl.
2015 was rough, guys. Like…ugh. And as much as I try to be Mrs. Bright Side, that’s not always possible. I’m not magical….at least not every single day.
But! I’m so excited for 2016 because I love change. I love a fresh start and I love ringing in a new year. Oh I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for us.
And even though I’m surrounded by amazing pups on a regular basis, there is only one dog that has my whole heart.
He’s been my constant companion, my therapy dog, and my ridiculously ridiculous dude.
I just love him to pieces and I can’t wait to spend another year hiking, traveling, and cuddling with these doofuses.
Happy New Year, friends! <3
For the most part, I keep Rufus grain-free. Since his allergies aren’t severe, I don’t worry too much about the occasional treat being thrown his way via the coffee shop drive-thru or when I run to the bank and the teller tosses him a little somethin-somethin’ in the dropbox.
But then a few weeks ago, I purchased some holiday themed treats from my local market and realized that maybe his sensitivity to wheat (or something else) was a tad stronger than I thought. Within a few hours, his eye boogers were out of control and he wouldn’t stop itching his ears. Of course it took me a few days to link the specific treats to his reaction, but then I immediately threw them out and all was right in the world again.
Maybe it’s his age that’s making him more sensitive to certain foods or maybe it was something in the treats I wasn’t aware of (food coloring? a preservative?). Whatever it was, we are back on track and haven’t had an issue since.
Yes, we are going to keep things clean and simple from here on out, which is why these Simply Lamb treats from Sojos are perfect for all of those sensitive pups out there.
With just one ingredient and limited processing, they couldn’t be more straight-to-the-point.
And since my dog is absolutely not a vegetarian, he went wild for these. Meat and peanut butter – his two loves in life. What a bro.
Thanks to Chewy.com for giving us the opportunity to try their quality products in exchange for our honest review.
I like my job, but it’s also a little strange to think of myself right here right now. My job isn’t one that I thought I’d have for this long and at this time in my life.
I walk dogs. I train dogs. I hang out with dogs (and sometimes cats). I love dogs.
I make their day simply by allowing them to stretch their legs, work their brains, and breathe in some fresh air.
Even when the sky is pouring buckets on us, I try to remember that things could be worse. These little souls brighten my day and make my heart dance.
I don’t know where I’ll be a year from now, but I’m working towards some big changes. Bu until then, we are lucky to have found the light in each other and we’ll keep on walking forward. One step at a time.