Thursday, April 26, 2018

Happy Birthday Annie!

Today we celebrate Annie's 4th birthday with shock and amazement. It is hard to believe our little girl is already four.

We wish you many more days of joy and happiness our sweet girl.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Watching the Bruins Play Offs

Dog Dad is a HUGE sports fan and as a result we've come to enjoy watching sports with him. Sadly last night we watched the Bruins lose, but we were waiting at game time for the puck to drop. We supported him though each missed goal and the final defeat. One more try to win in game seven.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Enjoying a Dry Day

This Spring has been unseasonably cold, snowy, rainy, and sleety. Only Mom minds the snow. You can eat the snow and even nap in it. It's rather refreshing in the sun. However the rainy stuff is not pleasant and if that is our only option we guess we are ready for Spring, especially since Mom likes being outside more when she isn't freezing with the cold.

This picture was taken last Friday and it was one of the only really great weather days last week. When it wasn't snowing, or sleeting it was a cold icy rain. Not that we don't need rain, but when you have to go outside to potty, rain is annoying at best.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday Flower: Crocus

Despite the cold, green is starting to break through the ground. Our hearty crocus keep popping out to give us a bit of color. Mom's hoping to see some of the other Spring flowers soon if the snow and ice can finally surrender to Spring.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

RobinHood's Faire Pet Weekend

Ever since Mom and Dad took me to Maine on vacation they've been looking for activities that are pet friendly so they can bring Annie and I with them. Mom had heard about the CT Renaissance Fair that occurs in the fall and got on their mailing list, but that is a LONG time to wait. Then she got an email about the RobinHood's Faire that is happening at the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster, MA from May 12-28 10:30-6 . The first weekend May 12-13 is their Pet Weekend. Dogs can attend that weekend only for an additional cost of $5 per dog. More information about the fair available here. Lancaster is much closer than CT for us, so Mom is much more interested in taking us to this fair rather than bringing us to CT.

In addition to the regular fair events on Saturday there is a pet costume contest and on Sunday a pet trick contest. We've traveled to the Bolton Fair Grounds on several occasions so we are hoping our schedule works out so we can attend.

As I mentioned before I know that this isn't something many of you can attend, but there is always a chance when people start talking about events in other parts of the country that are pet friendly that other venues and events open up where you live too. It is only in the last couple of years that I heard of any of these types of events in our area offering to allow pets friendly days, but I had read about them from other pet bloggers in other parts of the country for years. Clearly, ideas spread.

Photo credit

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Not Our Latest Storm

This actually happened on April 6th but Mom never got around to downloading the pictures so she could put them on our blog.  We actually had ice this weekend.  Not nearly as much fun as snow and we just looked wet and sad rather than happy snow dogs, so no pictures of that.

Mom loved that I just sat down like I was having a day at the beach. I was quite comfortable and she eventually had to call me in because she didn't want me out in the cold and damp for too long.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy Patriot's Day

We have a state holiday today giving us a nice long weekend with Dog Dad. While many people confuse this with Boston Marathon Day and a day off to go to an afternoon Red Sox game this day actually commensurate the Revolutionary War Battles of Lexington and Concord. If you have a desire to rise early you can watch the reenactors as they demonstrate what it was like to make the journey and then fight the battle. There are special events at Minuteman National Park. For those in the area you can find more about it here. Mom's home town is a bit more stubborn and still marches on the actual date of the battle, April 19 rather than on the holiday dedicated to the event. Historical accuracy has its place, but I'm sure the neighbors love the muskets going off in the wee hours of the morning twice in one week.

If you ever are in the area the park is a great place to visit during the summer. Check their website, they have lots of fun family friendly, sadly not dog friendly events.

So Happy Patriot's Day all. We still beat the British in case you were worried.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Paws in the Park 2018

Save a Dog in Sudbury is once again sponsoring one of our favorite yearly events, Paws in the Park at the historic Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts on Sunday May 6 from 10-3. Come join other walkers for a one mile walk around the beautiful area and then you can enjoy what we do, shop. There are always wonderful vendors and we love getting treats. It is a family friendly event so bring the kids along with us fur babies. Admission is $10 for adults. $5 for children, and free for kids under 5. More information available here.

Many local shelters and rescues also have booths at the event so come and learn more about the local rescue movement in the area. If your interested in adoption or volunteering, this is a great place to start meeting people involved in the local rescue community.

This was Bailey and I several years ago resting at the Grist Mill.

This was Annie last year. For some reason Mom and Dad can never understand we don't like drinking water out of any bowls but our own at home, despite how warm we are or how thirsty we might be we rarely drink away from home.

Dog Dad took Annie through the agility course they had. She did really well, but Mom had trouble getting pictures as it moved pretty quickly.

I know many of you who visit our aren't local, but I encourage all of us to share pet friendly events as it may encourage other areas to try someting new.

Monday, April 9, 2018

When Yarn Attacks

I've warned and warned Mom, but even now she thinks I initiated this attack and the yarn just fell on me because I pulled at the yarn. That's just not true. The yarn attacked me.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Recovering from Our Holiday Celebration

We had a wonderful Easter holiday, but it was exhausting. Nothing like resting up with your Easter toys to recover.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Snow Dogs

If you haven't been following our Blog you might have missed that we love snow. Those of you who visit frequently often see our true enjoyment of the white stuff. Mom caught pictures of us enjoying Monday's storm.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wordless Wednesday: The Easter Bunny Filled Our Treat Balls

The Easter Bunny came through in a big way. Mom gathered up all our treat balls and left them out for the big Bunny to fill. We spent the better part of Sunday morning chasing them around the house emptying them out.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Delayed April Fool's Joke

Saturday I was sitting here on the last snow desperately trying to hold on to the last of our precious snow cookies. Mom thought it was cute and had to shoot pictures of my attempts to hold on to the last bit of cooling tasty snow. We had a beautiful warm day on Easter and Mom had visions of tulips, irises, and lilies coming up and blooming. Well little did she know Annie and I had other plans. Monday morning beautiful tasty snow began to fall and we have a yard of snow cookies again. Dog Dad says Spring snow doesn't last long, but he didn't expect we'd get more snow today, so we have hopes for long term Spring snow cookies.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Listening to audio books

Mom downloads audio books to her phone and when nobody is home she often just plays them without headphones and we get to listen to them. When she forgets to turn on our daily book, we remind her it is time for our daily entertainment. We like British readers. Mom thinks this dates back to Dog Dad getting us hooked on British announcers with soccer. However, we just happen to like British readers. It makes the story more interesting. Mom listens to a range of fiction and non-fiction but we prefer when she stays away from the scary stuff. It gives us nightmares, but how can we leave her alone to listen to it by herself?

We prefer her reading audio books to paper or her Kindle because we get to participate too. She can sit for hours staring at pages of squiggles and we get nothing from that. At least with an audio book we can hear and share the story.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter

To all our Blogville friends celebrating Easter today, we wish you a Happy Easter. To our Orthodox friends, Happy Palm Sunday. To our Jewish Friends we hope you had a good Passover celebration. To all we hope you enjoyed a weekend with family and friends. We are hosting an Easter dinner today, so we are looking forward to lots of extra attention.