Throwback Thursday – My first winter!

With the hot weather here in Vancouver, I thought I would throw it back to my first winter last year! You know…just to cool things down a bit! 😉 We had an unusually long winter, and it typically doesn’t snow as much as it did! We still had snow in April! It was crazy!

My humom remembers the first time I actually saw snow outside and took a video. If you listen closely, I actually growled at it! BOL! I apologize for the shaky camera, my humom needs to work on her video filming skills!

Once I found out how tasty snow was, I realized it wasn’t that bad! It was actually quite a lot of fun!!!

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Of course, any snowy adventure wouldn’t be an adventure without my bestie Wilhelmina!

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Oops! I can’t forget Duffy!

Naturally, our humoms always find opportunities to dress us up.  We’re always the best dressed of the forest!

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Mia: Ummm…Wilhelmina? Weren’t you wearing a jacket when we first started our trail walk? Where did it go??

Wilhelmina: Meh…I feel more free this way! You should try Mia! 

Mia: Hmmm…I’m not as free spirited as you Wilhelmina! How about this?…

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Wilhelmina didn’t look impressed…

Mia: How about climbing this big rock?? Is this impressive?

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Do you guys miss the snow?

Have a great day everyone! Thanks for visiting!

 

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Sunday (Not so) Funday

Hello friends…*sad face*…I am having a not so fun weekend…during one of our trail runs I somehow managed to chip part of my toe nail!

How did it happen? Well, I like to play a game with my humom called “Find the Stump” where I will look for a stump, jump on top of it and I get a treat! I play this game with Wilhelmina too, it’s her humom that told us about this game!

Mia: Where’s my treat?!?!

Well, if you ever meet me, you will see that I love food, and I will do almost anything for food! There was this really tall stump that I usually have NO PROBLEMS climbing but this one time for some reason I got stuck half way. I tried my HARDEST TO HOLD ON (because I really wanted the treat) but alas…I couldn’t pull myself up to the top and I fell awkwardly. My toe nail must have somehow caught onto the wood and it ripped a little.

I didn’t show any signs of pain or discomfort until that night when I was on the bed ready for sleepytime. At first my humom thought I pulled a muscle (again). *side note: I pulled a leg muscle a couple of weeks ago from running too hard on the beach with Auntie*

I was being very needy and asking for lots of attention all afternoon and night.

Mia: Mom, stop playing on your iPad and cuddle with me

When my humom looked closer, it was indeed my nail that was damaged.

We went to see the vet right away. My humom was expecting the worse but fortunately the vet said the damage wasn’t too bad! She just clipped the hanging nail part off and then cleaned my foot.

Hooray! No sedation! My humom has to soak my foot in a pink solution 2-3 times a day for 5-10 minutes for the next few days.  My humom is not looking forward to it because she knows I won’t make it easy for her. Boy does she know me well! BOL!

Lucky for her I love my food and I can be easily bribed.

My humom was hoping she could clean it for longer than 5 mins but hello???? Does she not realize that 5 mins really feels like 5 YEARS in dog life????

 

The vet also said no beach or trails for 5 days!!! Is she crazy???

So now my humom has to get creative and find ways to keep me busy indoors. Good luck with that! BOL!

One of my favorite toys is my Kong Wobbler. But it doesn’t keep me occupied for very long because I can get those treats out pretty easily with my special whacking skills!

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I recently got a new treat toy, I don’t know what it’s called but it’s pretty tricky! I think my humom got it on purpose because she thought it would be a hard challenge for me.

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 I kept trying and trying…

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Mia: Um….excuse me, a little space here? I need to get this treat out!

But eventually I GOT IT!!!!!!! TAH DAH!!!!! My humom isn’t very impressed with this toy. She was told I would be occupied for HOURS! Well humans, you have underestimated me! BOL!

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Mia: So…What’s next Mom??

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What kinds of activities do you do indoors to burn off energy? Share it in the comments!

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Sunday Selfies!

Alright Wilhelmina…let’s get a good selfie this week. Last week Duffy and I couldn’t get it together for a good one. Let’s see if I’ve gotten any better at this! You ready???

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Mia: Nono! You’re too close to the camera! Back up a little!

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Wilhelmina: Ok! Ok! Relax! Is this better??

Mia: Yeah but…your eyes are closed! You blinked!!! Let’s try this again..

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Mia: Okay I think we got one…Wait, Wilhelmina! What are you looking at???

Wilhelmina: Mia! I think there’s a bird over there!! A bird!! Let’s go get-

Mia: No! Focus! Let’s get this selfie done first!

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Wilhelmina: Finally! Are you happy with this one?? Now let’s go find that bird!

Have a great Sunday everyone! See you guys soon!

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Friday Favorites: Sticks, sticks, STICKS!!!!

It’s Friday!…The beginning of the weekend where I get to do a lot of my favorite things! So I thought I would take this opportunity to share some of these favorite things every Friday!

Let’s start with…STICKS!!!! So of course one of my favorite past times is running in the forest but one of the best parts of running in the forest is…yup, you guessed it….STICKS!!! You can find all kinds of sticks, there’s even fresh ones still attached to the trees! My humom doesn’t let me get those ones though…only the ones I find on the ground.

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Now…I’m no expert at stick finding…yet! I’m still pretty new to this world, I mean I’m only 15 months old but I think so far I’ve found some pretty good sticks.

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I’m still learning how to balance the big ones but I’ll get there!

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Did I also mention I like retrieving them in the water?

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Well that’s all for now…I’m going to go chew on this yummy stick now!

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Thanks for visiting! Come back soon okay?

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