Thursday, June 28, 2012

Queen Ramsey

She's just so regal, isn't she?  We were out on the deck in some perfect lighting the other night, and I snapped this photo of her.  I could stare at it all day - she's just so elegant!

Contest Update!! We are 4,700 view short of 50,000 at the time I posted this. Share this post, check out the link below for the giveaway details, and when we reach 50,000 views, we'll give away a handmade mosaic leash holder.

Here are the contest details:

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wordless Wednesday June 27th, 2012 - Will Walk for Coffee

Chad and the girls waited patiently outside the world's cutest Dunn Brothers coffee shop while I grabbed drinks for all four of us. It ended up being about a four mile walk round-trip; and was totally worth it for the coffee! (the girls happily drank water though I'm sure Suvi would have stolen our coffee if we gave her the chance).

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pittie Pride. And a lesson learned.

Today Chad, Suvi and I walked in the 40th Annual Minneapolis Pride Parade. Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue and A Rotta Love Plus team together for this event every year - it's a great way to promote another group that often feels the effects of discrimination - pit bulls!!

Suvi wore her Pride shirt, and gave out tons of kisses along the parade route. Here's a pic of her pre-walk:

You can check out more pics from the parade on A Rotta Love Plus Facebook page

Unfortunately, it was pretty hot today. Suvi was a trooper, and made it through the entire nearly three-hour process without complaint. We learned a hard, scary lesson today though...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday June 20, 2012 - Tree Swingin' Pit Bull

I picked Suvi up and swung with her at the little coffee shop. Despite the look on her face here (she heard a loud truck go by and turned), she seemed to really enjoy it! She relaxed and just laid on my lap. She's so easygoing, and just LOVES being held!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Best Puppy Daddy in the Whole World

We are lucky to have him - the best puppy daddy in the whole world - right here, in our house!  You all probably already know this, because so many of you have been watching (or listening) to him behind the scenes with Ramsey and Pablo for years.

Just to confirm your suspicions though, here are the reasons why I think he's the best. The puppies have their own list below, too!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday, Suvi!

Suvi turns three today. In fact, "The Great Eight" all turn three today. That's the name of the first litter of puppies born into MN Pit Bull Rescue. Momma Sula was a saint, and the puppies have all grown up beautifully thanks to an awesome start with an awesome rescue group and fantastic forever homes.

MN Pit Bull Rescue Great Eight!

Some days it feels like I've had Suvi forever - much longer than 3 years. And some days...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wordless Wednesday June 13, 2012 - Pablo wants to be a pit bull.

This is Pablo's best impression of a pit bull, albeit a mighty tiny one!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ramsey cheers on her (human) cousin at t-ball!

Ramsey and I took a trip out to watch Chad's nephew Nolan play baseball (t-ball) tonight. Ramsey ate grass and made friends, and Nolan played an awesome game!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Giveaway Monday: Mosaic Leash Holder

Our first giveaway!   Here's the scoop:   We have 39,000 blog views right now. When we get to 50,000 blog views, we'll be giving away a mosaic leash holder to one of our subscribers, who comments on this post!   (I say "we" a lot. By that I really mean "the dogs and me" ;))

How do you win?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

Well, maybe we're not quite in the dog days of summer yet. In fact, I'm not even sure exactly what that means. The hot ones? I'm redefining that term now - every summer day is a "dog day" around here. Yesterday I got a new camera lens, and took a few new pics.

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend as much as we are!

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Daddy's Away - the puppies

Chad works out of town for a few weeks here and there throughout the year, which leaves the pups and me to fend for ourselves from Monday mornings through Friday evenings. We manage ok, but some things definitely change when Daddy's away:

  • I have to wake up to let the dogs out and feed them (Chad usually does this, because he leaves earlier).  We have different feeding routines, and I am not a fan of the craziness of "breakfast time" first thing when I wake up. So when I feed them, they are all required to sit, give me attention (look me in the eye), and wait until they're given an "okay" to eat their food. By the end of the week, things are a bit calmer, or at least I have a bit better illusion of control....
  • The dogs are all needier. It's counter-intuitive, really - they get more attention when I'm here alone, because Chad and I aren't going out to eat, and I'm not occupied by hanging out/talking to Chad. Pablo, especially, is crazy snuggly when Chad's gone - he hangs out with me on the couch when I get home, and sleeps next to me for hours at night.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dog Books: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Has anyone else read this book? I'm officially in love with Enzo.

I finished it in two days, on the bus rides to and from work, and over lunch breaks. Any time I could squeeze it in - it's that good!  It is an emotional book, sad and depressing in places, but I didn't cry - Enzo tells the tail of his life and family in a straightforward way. He helps you believe that it is all happening for a reason, and there isn't a need to feel pity for him - in fact, the sad parts of the book are also filled with a sort of excitement and hope. This is a book I'll look back to when our dogs are ready to leave this world.