Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Seaside Walk

Happy Wordless Wednesday Everyone!!! :-D

Last Friday I got together with my Cuz (Miss Pippi) and the extended family for a pawesome walk along the levees, it might have been a bit windy, but it sure was fun!!!

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Hope that you all are having a wonderful Wednesday!!! :-D


Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Trip Into The Redwoods

Happy Sunday and Monday Everyone!!!

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!! :-D

Well, as you remember, I got to go to the giant and old Redwoods on Sunday...and I even was able to take my very first train ride!! It was very exciting!!

Freckles the Dog

We went to a place called Roaring Camp Railroads in the Santa Cruz mountains! They have two trains, one that goes through the redwood forest and another that goes all the way down to the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk. But, since I'm not allowed on the boardwalk, we decided on the forest train!

Freckles the Dog

There were quite a few people at the railroad, so we had to hang out a bit in the town and get some lunch before catching the next train!

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

The town is really large and allows pups wherever they want to wander, as long as they are on leash. :-)

Freckles the Dog

When we finally jumped on the train, we had to sit in the caboose (cause it's the only car that allows wheelchairs, not because of me! ;-p ) but it was the coolest and shadiest, so we didn't mind one bit!! :-D

Freckles the Dog

I enjoyed looking out of the back, where we had been, instead of looking out the windows! But, to be quite honest, I thought that the train was a bit boring and fell asleep for most of the journey!

Freckles the Dog

Since we were in the middle of the forest, there were tons of smells that I enjoyed too!!

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Just look at those trees and sticks!!! :-D

When we got halfway, the train stopped and we were allowed to jump out, have a sniff, and a pee and take a look around! We found this gigantic redwood stump that I wanted to take a closer look at...its size is crazy, huh?!

Freckles the Dog

Domeek and I loved this particular fallen tree!

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Isn't it beautiful?!

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Then it was back on the train again....yawn!!! ;-)

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All in all though, the trip was fantastic!! :-D

Thanks for dropping by, have a great rest of the day everyone!! 


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy Pawrent's Day!!!

Hope that you all are having a wonderful Thursday! :-D

Domeek and I just found out that today is National Pet Owner's Day...but, since we hate to use the word "owner" and April the 28th is National Pet Parent's Day, we decided to rename the holiday and call it National Pawrent's Day!! ;-D Hehehe!

Sooooo...

Freckles the Dog

Domeek and I wish you all a wonderful Pawrent's Day, filled with treats and love!!!

I know that I wouldn't be anywhere without my Domeek and she wouldn't be anywhere without me! Thank you to all the wonderful Pet Mammas and Pops out there, who love us unconditionally, who give us snuggles and treats, and who would do anything for us!!!

We Love You All!!!

:-D


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Family Time

Happy Wordless Wednesday Everyone!!!

Hope that you all are having a pawesome day! :-D Well, as you can tell, I've been a bit MIA recently...but that's all because Domeek's extended family is in town (all the way across the Great Blue from the UK), so we've been hanging with them!!!

Yesterday, we all went on a 4 mile hike along the Baylands...enjoy!

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Like I said on Facebook, after a 4 mile hike, a 15 pound pup with a bad knee needs a little bit of R&R...so why not hop a ride with Grandma?! Hehehe!!!

Freckles the Dog

We won't be back for a couple more days, lots of stuff to do, but we are visiting the Big Redwoods on Sunday, so there will be lots of photos!! ;-)

Have a great day everyone!!

PS: I just saw that I have 2 (TWO) invitations to the Pack if anyone wants to join in on the fun!! :-D


Monday, April 15, 2013

:-/

Freckles the Dog 

 Sending love and pawsitive thoughts to the runners and all of Boston today! :-/

Sometimes humans just aren't good!!

Licks and Love!!

~Goose

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Hikeable Times!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Everyone!!

The wind has continued to blow and the heat has continued to rise...so, basically, we are having weird weather!! ;-D

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

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Freckles the Dog

Do you see the geese??

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Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday everyone!! :-D


Monday, April 8, 2013

A Bad Ear Day...

...is kind of like a bad hair day, especially when wind is concerned! ;-D

Happy Monday and Tuesday Everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!

It's been crazy windy here for the last couple of days, all due to some sort of weather front coming in, thank you Mother Nature! :-/

So this is what happened on our hike this afternoon...

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Yeah, can anyone say...Bat Dog?!! ;-D

Freckles the Dog

Ok, well while I try to keep all four paws safely on the ground, you all have a wonderful day!

{Pow}  {Boom}  {Wack}


Friday, April 5, 2013

FitDog Friday...The First Of Its Kind!

Happy Friday Everyone!!

I hope that you all have had a wonderful week! So, today is the very first FitDog Friday Blog hop (woohoo)! "What's that" you might ask?!

Freckles the Dog

My friends over at Peggy's Pet Place and SlimDoggy have come together to bring awareness to the health and happiness of all my canine friends! Did you realize that more than 52% of dogs are overweight or obese, according to the 2012 National Pet Obesity Survey?! That's an insane number, isn't it?! Well, just like humans, that number can definitely change...and who knows, perhaps a simple blog hop might tip the scale (to the left, not right...hehehe)!! ;-)

Here are a few fun facts:

  • Wild dogs spend 80% of their day hunting and scavenging!
  • Domestic dogs have been "working" alongside humans for thousands of years!
  • Stray dogs and cats can travel between 20 and 30 miles, in a single day! 
  • Destruction, hyperactivity, and unloved behaviors can be attributed to boredom and lack of exercise!


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Via AfricaFreak

Wowee, honestly, I can't believe that our cousins are so physically active and, I'm guessing, fit! :-D BUT, if you are like me and prefer to spend most of your day curled up on the couch then running on a treadmill, have no fear! To be a perfectly fit and happy pup, you don't need to spend practically all day exercising...depending on your size and breed, most dogs need between 30 minutes and 2 hours worth of physical activity each day! Phew! Just remember, that's every day...not, when it's convenient or when there isn't anything good on TV or when the weather is nice! ;-)

So, what kind of exercise should you be doing? Well, it really depends on who you are, as a pup! :-D Hehe, could I answer a little more ambiguously?!

Here are a few suggestions and activities that I prefer to do:

Hike


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Walk - Urban or Country

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Visit the Dog Park

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Play Ball - Fetch


Take Obedience, aka Mentally Exhausting Classes

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Swim

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Compete/Participate in Dog Sports & Agility

Freckles the Dog

I love to be out and about and exercise, so these are just a few of the types of activities that I participate in! What about you guys? ;-)

I'm a big fan of doing what you enjoy...so, if that means that you love to play hide & go seek, well then, go for it! Are you a nose dog? Make a game out of finding different objects or treats (like my buddies Reilly and Denny) in boxes! How about a great stick game, like my buddy Goose?!  Or maybe you love running with your Mom and Dad...take a look at Murphy and Stanley

If you love what you are doing, then it won't feel like a chore or like exercise! ;-D

Thanks for hopping along the FitDog Friday trail guys...and if you want to participate (nutrition, exercise, anything health related), make sure that you check out Peggy and SlimDoggy!!

Have a great day everyone and make sure that you get a little fresh air and exercise!!