Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday, July 25th 2012 - Sugar S. Bear

Sugar was the first real life pit bull I ever got to know. And while I had already made up my mind that when I rescued a dog, it would be a pit bull, because of the high percentage of the shelter population they represent - Sugar sealed the deal for me. 

She was quiet, sweet, well-behaved, smart, and she really won me over with the trick "show me your belly!" If you've ever met Suvi, you know that this is her most popular trick, stolen from Sugar Bear, and followed closely by "Say please!"

Sugar Bear's momma is my cousin Danielle, and she's one of my favorite people in the world. It stands to reason, then, that Sugar is one of my favorite pups. Chad and I got to visit them in Michigan recently, so I snapped a quick iPhone photo of Sugar.

She was rescued from UPAWS in Marquette, MI about 5 years ago by Danielle and Dan.


Doesn't she just LOOK so sweet!?

Maybe I'll ask Danielle to write a guest blog about her someday. At any rate, this wasn't anywhere close to a "Wordless Wednesday" but I figured I better explain if I was posting a random dog photo :)  We don't need anyone thinking we got ANOTHER one!

Stay tuned next week for some big news on the blog!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Giveaway! 50,000 Blog Views = Handmade Mosaic Leash Holder for....

One month ago (June 11th), I posted a giveaway - a mosaic leash holder to be sent to one of our subscribers who commented on that post - when we reached 50,000 blog views.

WE DID IT!  Our readers are seriously the best. I know most of you are here because you already knew of Ramsey, Pablo and Suvi through YouTube and/or Facebook. I'm so excited that you care enough to listen to our behind-the-scenes stories, support us (me) through the harder, negative-feedback-times we go through in this life with famous dogs, and to share our ramblings with your friends.

This is a fun process for me - and I hope to look back on this blog one day and be so happy that I've (further) recorded the memories of our family, and that I've done much good for other dogs and friends along the way. Thanks for coming along for the journey!

All that mushy stuff out of the way (I really mean all of it), let's give away some fun stuff!

The handmade mosaic leash holder below will be sent out to.....

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pool Time!

Things have been crazy busy around here, which has left little time for posting. Though, I will admit...I've still been able to sneak in a little time for Pinterest here and there...but, I finally found some quiet time this morning to post a few summer time photos of the girls.

Last week, we had record-high temperatures, and the most consecutive days over 90 degrees in the last 20-some years. The girls LOVE being outside, and I hated to watch them look longingly out the window, only to be let out of the air conditioning into sweltering heat and humidity. So I went out and bought them one of those hard plastic kiddie pools.



Only....they didn't quite grasp the concept of a swimming pool. This is how THEY used it to keep cool...



Even after I sat it in (fully clothed, as I had no intentions of getting in when I ventured outside)...they still didn't care to join me. Suvi did get her paws wet at one point, but unless she was using it as an oversized water bowl, Ramsey stayed as far away as possible....



I didn't pick them up or try to force them in, but I really wanted to! (Actually, that's not true - I did put Pablo in.  He didn't hate it, hung out for a few seconds, and then hopped out and ran around the yard). The girls have no idea what they're missing out on!  We're going to keep filling it up on hot days, and hoping they catch on.




Oh, P.S. - giveaway update - only 800 more pageviews to 50,000!!  You can share this post using the buttons on the left side, to help us bring those views up. Pop on over to this page to see the details on how to win the handmade mosaic leash holder.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July - Dog House Repairs Month.

I have no idea who dreamed up this silly holiday, but we have one reason to celebrate. Her name is Suvi. Well, then there were those foster dogs that ate the floors, too.

Things that have already been repaired, after Tornado Suvi "fixed" them:


  • Drywall around both the cable jack and outlets in her room. 
  • Window trim that she gnawed on while she was teething.
  • Kitchen stools repainted after her first few weeks at home.
Things that have led to much, much bigger "repairs" - ie, remodeling - started with foster dogs, including Henry literally EATING the vinyl kitchen floor. No damage to him, but...