Friday, July 31, 2009
We were also joined by a new friend, Wilson. Wilson is a 220 lb. Great Dane-Mastiff mix. He is 5 years old and recently started doing therapy with his Dad, Tom. Wilson is a mellow, sweet boy, and is the epitome of a gentle giant.
The patients today got a kick out of seeing all of dogs today, but especially Wilson. Several of them asked where his saddle was! I only see one problem with having a dog as big as Wilson...remember the old saying of "what goes in, must come out"? Yeah, I wouldn't want to be picking that pile up!
From left to right, Andra with K'alani, Me with Kona, Tom with Wilson and Kelli with Bella.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
- I am a sincere person. If I give you a compliment, I really mean it.
- I am very soft hearted.
- I love chocolate.
- I hate dieting.
- I love my family beyond words.
- I enjoy searching out and reconnecting with old friends.
- I love throwing big parties.
- I get my feelings hurt easily.
- I will forgive pretty much anyone for anything, but I never, ever forget.
- I LOVE blogging!
Here we go with who I'd like to pass this on to.
Feel free to post this in your own voice, or, if you'd prefer, in your canine's voice.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Yes, I likes me some eclectic music. You name the music, and I can appreciate it (except Rap), including Xavier Cugat and his orchestra. Sit back, relax, and take a trip back to yester-year.
If you'd like to see what other bloggers are doing for A-Z Mondays, be sure to go over to Jen's blog. She has a whole list of other bloggers participating, and you can join too!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Ball gets taken out of package, given to dogs, said dogs pick up ball and walk directly to the pool and drop it in. Oh yeah, its entertaining them alright. It's entertaining ALL of us!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Earlier this week we were thrilled to receive a goodie box for our sampling pleasure. As you can see, everything was a big hit! We can't wait until they are up and running at full capacity so that we can order and share some of these goodies with our blogging friends!
Oh, we love surprises!
Our box was chuck full of goodies! How cools is this! Our pups are even on the labels! Too cute! Love it! Yummy! Trying to wait patiently Come on AJ, hand them over! Kona takes a sniff... ...and goes crazy for his kisses!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Close your eyes, but you might want to open them after you hear the thunder so you don’t miss the lightning! Be sure to turn on your sound. Start watching with your eyes open, then close them and just listen!
And really, I suppose it's not the dogs doing this that anger me, it's the owners of the dogs that allow them to do this...some people just shouldn't be animal care takers...'nuff said.
If you'd like to see what others in bloggers are doing for A-Z Mondays....be sure to go over to Jen's blog at http://unglazed.blogspot.com/ - she has a whole list of other bloggers participating!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Jill's luck ran out on Thursday, and she is suffering from a nasty hot spot, just at the underside of the base of her tail. She's been licking the stuff I put on it off and irritating it none stop, so it was time for some "cone" action. I've always hated the old "Elizabethan" style of lampshade cone, so this time, we went with something called a "pro collar." It looks more like a life preserver than a cone, and so far it has been doing the job nicely. (Huge thanks to Lisa for picking this up for me!)
Jill, putting it mildly, HATES it, but if it will help her to heal quickly, it's worth her being a little mad at me.
Here is a little video of her looking really pathetic, and Kona interjecting trying to help talk me into taking it off. He's such a good brother, that is until he abandons her and starts playing with Harley and Jack...
If anyone has any miracle cures for getting rid of hot spots, I'd sure like to hear about it. We are currently trying a concoction of lavender, tea tree and grapefruit essential oils, sprayed directly onto the hot spot. It seems to sooth for a little while, and it sure smells great, but I'm not sure if it's really doing anything. We went to a "hoity-toity" pet store yesterday where they proceeded to quiz me on everything she's ever eaten since she was a puppy, what shampoo we use, etc., and tried to sell me about $200 bucks worth of crap I know we didn't need. So many of the items in pet stores have alcohol and other chemicals in them-I certainly wouldn't put them on me if I had a hot spot, and I certainly won't put them on my pooch. No, thank you very much, we left....went by a health food store, got the essential oils and came home to give it a try. As I mentioned, I'm up for ideas if you have them. Of course going to the vet is an option, but I sometimes hate to walk in for an office visit, have to pay $40 to hear someone tell me, "Oh, go home, keep the area dry, and it will take care of itself..."
Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend, and I look forward to your hot-spot remedy suggestions.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Yes, San Diego+Sun+Summer=CROWDS!
Our favorite beach was packed yesterday. It was still fun, don't get me wrong, but when the parking lot is full before 10am, well...sometimes you just feel like turning around and going home...
On top of that, our Golden group had a gathering at a store last night. It was the first time, and probably the last, that we got together in a store. We had a great turnout of around 40 people and their Goldens, and needless to say, it was a bit crazy. Thank goodness the pups are so well behaved and mellow. The store had snacks for the 2 legged and 4 legged guests, and there was a trainer there to share some advice. It was fun, but I think the off leash places are more our style. Who can knock getting together with Golden friends though, anytime, anywhere?
Kona kicked back while I got some things set up.
So many dog dishes, and all of them empty. Maybe if I sit real nice, someone will fill one up for me!
The place was pretty packed!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Kona says...."Mom is taking the 2 legged kids to the beach today. What's up with that? Just because they can bathe themselves when they get home doesn't mean they should be able to go to the beach any more than WE do! It's not fair...I'll just stay home, be bored, and continue using Jack for a pillow..."
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
I thank my wonderful blogging buddy over at KBL2ORD2SAN2LUV for introducing me to this fun game, and inspiring me to join. I also thank Jen over at http://unglazed.blogspot.com/ for coming up with this great idea, and allowing me to join in the fun.
So, without further ado, my first A-Z (or rather, in this case Z-A) post.
Z is for Zip line
In November of 2007 my entire family went on an Hawaiian cruise to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary. While we were there, we decided to zip line. It was, by far, one of the funnest things we've ever done. Here are AJ, Bear, Hubby and Pickle all suited up and ready to go.
Hubby, who isn't a fan of heights, took the first step...
In addition to the actual zip line, there were a couple of wicked rope bridges for us to cross. Here I go!
Also, if you'd like to join along, all you have to do is go to Jen's blog and let her know you're playing .
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Obviously not one of our golden friends, but I was super impressed at how far this boy flew!