These pictures are all from my phone. Please excuse the poor quality.
I know what you are thinking, and no I did not put the pillow under Charlie’s head. He does this on his own.
So, as I am sitting here chugging coffee and redbull to stay focused and awake, I look around and notice the dogs. They have got to be the most spoiled rotten mongrels around. I didn’t sleep well last night because they both wanted to sleep with us, and you can see by the pictures above they aren’t small sleepers. They both require tons of space and are not afraid to push us off the bed.
Why do we do this to ourselves? Good question.
My husband and I are crazy but we love our dogs…. possibly too much. Ok, definitely too much. Sigh.
Aren’t they cute though?!
There are so many gifts out there for dogs. What to choose? These are some of our favorite picks for this year. Enjoy!
For a mere $160 you can get an eco-friendly bed for your pooch.
Durable cotton canvas filled with fluffy fiber made from 100% recycled plastic and channel quilted to keep the filling in place.
We love these color options as well!
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2. Kong Squiggle Toys
Charlie and Mina love soft stuffed toys but they destroy them within seconds. These Kong toys are the perfect for the destructive dog who still likes to cuddle with a soft baby.
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3. Tuff-Loopy Man Toy
Adorable toy from Frontgate. What more can we say? Your dog needs him!
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Bacon flavor treats from Frontgate. We love the cute tins too!
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5. Holiday Bow Collar
I think Mina needs one of these! It comes in green too.
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Mina has discovered she can fit through our fence and into the neighbors yard where their 185 pound bull-mastiff named Annabelle lives. Awesome. Not so much.
This morning, while I was rushing around the house getting ready to leave for work, I’m calling the dogs to come in the house… Charlie comes flying in the house as he knows a treat is waiting for him for listening like a good dog! Mina on the other hand is MIA. I call her again as I’m putting on mascara. Two minutes later, no Mina. I’m starting to get irritated… where is this dog? I need to be walking out the door… like NOW. Finally, I’m ready to go, I walk outside to look for Mina. I expect her to be sleeping in a pile of leaves or something. No sign of her…. anywhere. Shit. Travis is going to kill me if I lost her. Suddenly, I see movement, in the NEIGHBORS yard! MINA! I’m frantically trying to get to her before the neighbors horse for a dog gets let out for the morning. I find a hole in the fence seemingly wide enough to wedge her through, coax her with a treat and finally Mina is not MIA anymore. Surely this was traumatic for her and she won’t do it again.
During lunch today the exact same thing happened again. Dang it. Now there are several mounds of flower pots along our fence line blocking anything that looks wide enough for a squirrel to fit through.
Will keep you posted on how this works. Luckily Annabelle is big and slow…she is just very large and scary looking.
I spent 40 minutes during lunch today playing with the pups outside. It is almost 70 degrees in November! I love it. I am wagging my tail today.
Its that time again! Charlie + Mina update! I forsee this picture becoming more difficult to take as time goes on. They just want to play with each other!
Here Mina is 10 weeks old and Charlie 2 years. She is growing like a weed! Charlie was not the healthiest puppy with kennel cough, chronic allergies all on top of being the runt of the litter… We are not used to a puppy that likes to eat! She is a little butter ball. This morning, Travis got up about 30 minutes before me and fed Mina. When I woke up, she was back in her crate and he was in the shower. I assumed she was starving by her whining. She ate a full bowl of food like it was nothing. I later found out that Travis had already fed her! This little porker ate two whole bowls of food this morning without blinking! She is at least 10 pounds now, have not weighed her in about a week. I don’t think Charlie was 10 pounds until he was 3 months old!
They are becoming closer and closer as time goes on. It makes it all worthwhile to see Charlie so happy with Mina. He needed a buddy and now he will never have to be alone again!
Don’t mind Mina’s creepy eyes in this picture! Red eye correct does not work so well on puppies.
Taking both dogs to the vet at the same time has proven to be a two person job. The first time, I went alone and felt like I was going to pull my hair out. Both dogs were crying and running around for lack of attention and anxiety. Today’s visit was much more relaxing with the help of my super awesome husband. It is always a guess as to what our bill will be at the vet. We pay per month so we do get a discount every visit but that does not seem to offset our Charlie-pants’ special needs. He is a hypo-allergenic dog that is allergic to everything. Ironic? The total today seemed to be an all time low around $34 for one dose of heart-worm medicine for Mina and some hypo-allergenic shampoo for Charlie. After listening to our vet, a very sweet lady with a thick Dutch accent, go on a rant about how the expensive dog food that we’ve sworn by for the past two years has been proven to cause liver issues in dogs….we walked over to the pet store and spent another $60 on new food for both dogs. Now our $34 trip to the vet is really a $94 trip. To top it off, we were both tired and craving fast food. We stopped to get subs–another $10. So, all in all a trip to the vet for two dogs $104. Good? Lets just say we love our fur-children. Cheers!
Looking at Mina, it is hard to believe Charlie was once this size! They grow so fast. I want to track Mina’s growth in comparison to Charlie.
I am going to attempt to take a picture of them like this every month until Mina is full grown. In this picture Charlie is 2 years and Mina is 8 weeks old.
Aren’t they the cutest!? Send me pictures of your dogs and I’ll post them! firstname.lastname@example.org