2014 Pet Blogger Challenge

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Today is the day of the 2014 Pet Blogger Challenge hosted by GoPetFriendly and Will My Dog Hate Me It’s the time pet bloggers answer some questions to see how far we've come and make some plans for where we’re going. It's also a chance for our readers to learn a little more about our blog. Without further adieu, here are my answers: 1. How long have you been blogging? Please tell us why you … [Read more...]

From Behind the Camera: 17 Little Known Facts About Me

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Well, I skipped right over the our Birthday. I have been writing about our adventures here for a little over three years now. Over the years (and the past year especially) I have started to include more "I"s in our adventure stories instead of just the ambiguous "we" (as in the dogs, me and whoever happens to be in our party that day). I want to continue to grow a stronger voice in our … [Read more...]

The Poop Hit the Fan and Landed on Instagram and Vine

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I recently told you about the big changes that are coming for me and the blog. I thought that I would slowly have to make a transition once class started but homework has already started rolling in and I am beginning my real freak-out period (I always freak out when so much is up-in-the-air). I already had to stop posting all together for about a week. I felt like a deer caught in the … [Read more...]

Welcome to Our New and Improved Blog!

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It's been over a month in the making but it is finally here! Welcome to our "new" blog. It's not entirely new. We will still be sharing our passion for hiking and our other adventure stories. We will still be sharing products and services we like. We will still be talking about nutrition and keeping your dog fit. The core of who we are hasn't changed Some things ARE really different … [Read more...]

Terrible Twos


Our blog turned two years old yesterday. In toddlers, the terrible tows are defined by the testing of limits, frequent mood changes and temper tantrums.There haven't been any fits (yet) but we are starting to test our limits. The first step was my commitment to the "30 Days of Imperfection" blog challenge. During the challenge, one of the limits I am testing is "how imperfect can a blog post … [Read more...]

This is Where We Drop Off the Face of the Earth


Some of our blogger friends may have noticed that we haven't been commenting on their blogs much in the last week. I have been SUPER busy in other areas of my life. I have been working frantically all summer to get my Grandparent's house on the market. I spent all summer cleaning the place out and had to scramble these past couple of days. I am happy to report that the house went on the market … [Read more...]

Gretel Goes Back to School


When we first adopted Gretel she was very anxious. In fact, they had her on doggie Prozac. After watching her behavior for a week I determined that she didn't need drugs. What she needed was unconditional love, consistence, some confidence building and some training. Determined to start of on the right foot we immediately enrolled in a basic obedience class. She did really good in class. She … [Read more...]

I Want a Third Dog…But Not for the Reason You May Think


*Stands Up* My name is Jessica, and I have a problem. I can't stop buying dog stuff. As you know, I own TWO dogs. I have no less than 6 leashes, 4 harnesses, 3 collars, two nail trimmers, 5 dogs beds, 10 dog jackets, 6 bones in varying states of chewedness, 20 toys and about 15 bags of treats in the doggie storage closet. That is not including all of the one-offs like a can of wet food, calming … [Read more...]

Our Build a Business Blog Contest Video Revealed

Last week we created our video entry for the Build a Business Blog Contest. We didn't win but are very excited that our Pal Snoopy did! Some of you have asked to see our video so here it is. I hope you enjoy it...or at least get a good giggle at my awkwardness :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWHMZeLdnKE&list=UUndGVZ9ZQg6yW-27-lRoU-Q&index=1&feature=plcp   … [Read more...]

Gretel’s Sordid Past


As most of you know, we rescued Gretel in November of 2010. We can't believe how lucky we were to find her at a rescue. She has grown in confidence since we brought her into our home and she has grown to be quite the little clown. She will always lean towards the shy side but we are proud of what she has become. She had quite the terrible start to live so we are glad she found us and gave us … [Read more...]