Friday, May 6, 2016

Treats From Easy

87 million years ago, Hailey's French boyfriend Easy sent a big bone for the pups to share. I admit, I was hesitant to cut it (Easy was kind enough to send a bandaid with it, just in case), however, the Man was ready to take it on. Fortunately, we didn't need a bandaid!

Waiting for Man to cut it

Sitting nicely - hurry up Man


Thursday, May 5, 2016

What We Were Practicing For

Yesterday we share a picture of us sitting in the car practicing. What were we practicing for?

Some of you guessed it, we were practicing sharing the backseat for our trip to the Blogville Awesome Retreat (BAR) in June. You seen, since we are picking up an RV in Syracuse NY (as none near us would allow dogs), we really need the trunk to put the dishes, bedding etc. (We need to pack a lot of stuff!) 

When we first got Phod, he went in the backseat with Lee. However, he got sick and it was all under the seat and impossible to clean (the stain is still there), so we gave him the trunk, because it was easier to clean. When I took Phod to the vet a few weeks ago, he had the backseat to himself and did fine, so we decided we could put him back in the seat (which historically Lee has not shared well). 

To test this all out, on Saturday afternoon, we put the pups in the backseat and headed to Gatineau Park for a walk. (The nearest park entrance is about 30 minutes from us). 

The car: I am happy to say, 100% total success, once they both settled down. It was very exciting to be in the car at first. Phod, who had not had anti-nausea meds and had eaten breakfast, didn't get sick. (For the 2 long days in the car for BAR, a total of about 15 hours of driving, he will get a dose of meds). 
Are we home yet? I am tired.
 Lee wasn't thrilled but she shared well.

He is touching me

The walk: This was sort of a fail for the following reasons.

Both Phod and Lee had to pee on every tree - in a forest park there are a lot

Loose leash walking didn't exist

We picked a trail that was mainly ice, very hard to walk on especially for the Man who sprained his ankle

They will be getting more practice at places like this as we practice going in the car. They pups had a great time, even if they weren't great walkers.

All this pulling, peeing and sniffing has made me tired

The Man doing some training with Haley

We hope May isn't too rainy (we just had the driest April on record), so we can get out in the car and to parks more often.


We would like to extend our thoughts to those effected by the 
devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The once vibrant oil town has been destroyed. 
Approximately 80 000 people displaced.
Let's hope the fire crews all remain safe. 
We are thinking of you Fort McMurray. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tasty Tuesday - Nutram's 30-Day Optimum Transition Challenge - Part 2

We have completed the first 7 days of the challenge. In 3 more days the pups will be eating all Nutram food. I believe the dogs are looking forward to this. They are really seeming to be enjoying this new food. Phod has even started waiting patiently for his food in the kitchen. Historically, he has waited outside the kitchen area, but the past week, he has been in the kitchen while I prepare the food. 

This was day one. Most of the food in the dish isn't even the food he is waiting for! 
Phod has begun to eat his food more quickly. We will watch this and if need be, pull out the other slow bowl. Hailey, thankfully is eating at an appropriate pace, but she licks her bowl and Phod's clean (although after he is done, I am not sure there is much to lick clean!). So far at least, the switch is a success!

Last week one of our pals asked if their was chicken in this food, as many pups are allergic to chicken. While I can't speak for all the formulas, I double checked T-26, the formula we are trying, and there is no chicken. 

Nutram was kind enough to send us a welcome basket as well. Inside there were 2 new bowls, 2 beautiful leather leashes, shampoo (the dogs insist this was a mistake, they don't need that), and 2 rope toys. 

Nutram is winning our hearts! 

You can join the challenge by clicking HERE.  Remember Nutram is available for dogs and cats in 35 countries.
You can see us featured in Nutram's blog HERE.
To find out more about the product click HERE.

Disclaimer: We were provided with a month's supply of food and compensation for sharing our honest experience of Nutram's products. We only share information we feel may be relevant to our readers. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mischief Monday - The Return of Lazarus

Since we move to the country, we have shared our yard with groundhogs. As some of you may remember a few years ago, the groundhog known as Goldie, had babies. We had only seen one, who unfortunately found his/her way into Hailey's jaw. The day after baby became an angel, we saw a second, we named Lazarus. 

Our pal Lazarus had a very good hibernation. He or She has been very busy at the back of our house building a burrow. It actually looks like a freshly dug grave. 

If you look closely to the left you can see the hole

Position of the burrow from the house

As seen torturing Hailey out the basement patio door - the burrow is just below 

Lazarus has been seen often in the yard. Phod often runs to the burrow to visit, but so far, Lazarus has been safe. Let's hope that continues all spring!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Blogville Election

It is time again for a Blogville election. While our American friends head to the polls in November, Blogville will also head to the polls.

At this point in the race, we are remaining non-partisan. Some of this is because we don't want to take sides and some of it is because we want to explore the issues and see the platforms of the candy-dates first. Also, we only get one vote, so that means we all have to come to an agreement . . . . this could take time.

We have known Arty the longest, as his blog was one of the first we found in Blogville. Lady also knows she is a little biased toward a shit tsu because of our angel Loki.

We just met Christmas a few months ago and are getting to know him. Now, while we are still undecided voters at this time, Zaphod has joined Christmas' secret service. All the candidates deserve protection from vacula and the squirrels.

Finally, we only met Lexi when she announced she was running. (Clearly our Lady has kept us living under a rock). We want to know more about what she will bring to Blogville if elected.

We think it is going to be a fun race and look forward to seeing what everyone brings to the table before we have to make up our minds in November.

At this point we have no idea!