Friday Forest Fun – Hidden Beach!

Hey Everyone! It’s another Forest Fun Friday for us here but this time we’re going to a forest that Nymeria has never been before! This is one of my favorite places to go because it has a hidden beach!!! I didn’t even know about it until my pal Bruno shared its secret location with me! You can read about it here!

Unfortunately…my humom forgot how to get there but luckily she had me to track it down! What a perfect new adventure for Nymeria and me!

C’mon Nymeria! Follow me! We’re going to track down the hidden beach!

Are you coming Mom? Hurry up! You’re holding us back!

Hmmm…which way do we go now…

Don’t worry, I got this.

Hmmm…maybe I can get a better view from up here!

I think I found it Nymeria! I recognize this path!

Mia! Wait for me!

Mom, are you coming?? Stop taking pictures, let’s go!

I did it Mom! I found it! We’re finally here!

C’mon Nymeria! Let’s go explore!

This place is still as beautiful as I remembered it!

I love it here! I don’t ever want to leave!

Don’t worry Nymeria! Mom will bring us back here lots more times!

I found a delicious giant snowball to eat too! Yum yum! What a thirst quencher after all that exploring!

On the car ride home, I was trying to convince my humom that I wasn’t tired so we could go play some more. I don’t think I was very convincing…and Nymeria was no help at all. She was totally passed out in the back!

I guess I’ll take a nap too…

I can’t wait for our next adventure! Hope everyone has a fun weekend!

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Friday Forest Fun with Friends!

Happy Friday Everyone!

How was everyone’s week? Are you glad it’s finally the weekend?

This week’s forest fun is brought to you by myself, Nymeria, Bruno and Pyper! You might have seen Pyper in a couple of my posts, we ran into each other at lowtide last summer and I also featured her on my National Black Dog day post!

Pyper’s humom saw how much fun I was having in the forest from my Instagram page so she asked to join us the next time we were going! The more the merrier!!

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It was a dark and very wet dreary day but the great company sure made up for it! We had a lot of fun running around, sniffing things and getting lots of treats!

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Hey! Wait up guys!

My humom kept telling me to stop showing off to Pyper’s humom. What??? How dare you Mom! I like jumping on stumps! I do it for the treats!!! (Okay MAYBE I like the attention too..heehee)

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Of course, the humoms all wanted at least one nice group shot of us but it was proving to be very difficult because Nymeria refused to cooperate! In her defense, she had never met Pyper’s humom and Bruno’s humom only a handful of times…so that kind of made her a little nervous.

This was the best we could get BOL!

Nymeria: Uh…Excuse me?? I was not nervous…I was letting you guys have the limelight because if I showed up I would have stolen the show…I mean…look how majestic I look on this rock!

Mia: Uh..yea sure Nymeria. Whatever you say *rolleyes*

There were a couple of women that were watching us get our photos taken and one of them commented on how similar Pyper and I look! She asked if we were siblings!

On our way back my humom suggested that Bruno’s humom try and give Nymeria a treat. Last time she was too shy to take it, but this time my humom was prepared!…She brought little bits of pepperoni (for dogs)!!!

Success!!!

By the way, these AMAZINGGGGG photos were taken by Pyper’s humom. She brought a really fancy camera and snapped a bunch of great shots. My humom was sad that her camera phone died really early into our walk but was so very happy that Pyper’s humom was taking so many photos of everyone!

Well that’s all I got for today! Have a great weekend everyone!

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Pee S. If you noticed that I was the only one that didn’t have a jacket on…I did at the start of the walk but after running around through the forest it fell off!! Luckily I knew where it fell and I led my mom to it and she decided to let me run nakie! Weee!

New Toys and Friday Forest Fun!

Hi Friends! It’s finally Friday! How was everyone’s week?

We’re so happy that it’s FRI-YAY! That means our weekend adventures are about to start! We haven’t had the opportunity to show you all the Christmas loot we got this year (WE GOT A LOT!) but definitely our FAVORITE gifts was…

…NEW CHUCK-IT BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mom, stop taking pictures and throw the ball already! Look how nicely we are sitting and patiently waiting!

Wilhelmina’s Humom bought them for me! She knows how much I love to play fetch. And because I’m such a nice sister, I shared them with Nymeria too. (I should get some extra treats for that!)

My humom was very thankful for Wilhelmina’s humom for buying me these balls because I like to chew on them. Tennis balls aren’t very safe for pups like me because we can ingest those tiny yellow fibers and it’s not good for our tummies!

I love you, little blue ball. You are my best friend (after Wilhelmina of course!)

Nymeria is a very quick study. She’s already learned that she has to sit before our humom throws the ball. (In my case she makes me lie down because sometimes I get impatient and I jump up to grab it. That is a BIG no-no…humom gets super angry when we do that). Nymeria is also figuring out that she has to bring the ball back before the next one gets thrown.ย  She’s not always consistent but for 2 months being here, I’d say she’s doing really well!

Here’s a video!

Do you remember in my last post I mentioned that Nymeria was really fast? In fact, sometimes TOO fast for me? Well, when it comes to chasing balls, she’s got nothing on me! Sometimes I’ll give her a chance and let her have the ball ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nymeria is trying to get the ball from my mouth! But I caught it first!

We’re ready for the next throw!

Just when we thought the fun was over, our Humom took us to the forest!!!!! We thought we were going home but nope, our humom thought we could run around in the forest a bit! I was soooooooooooo so so so EXCITED!!!!!

We haven’t been able to go to the forest as often as we used to because my humom is still working on Nymeria’s recall. Since she is still a little nervous with strangers, we tend to go to off leash areas during non-peak times. Today was one of those times so Nymeria got to explore off leash on the less busier trails! She was SO HAPPY! She was really good too, she stuck close to me and Humom and when she saw other strangers walking by she would just hide behind a tree and watch them go by and then come back out.

Certain areas my humom will put her on leash because she doesn’t want Nymeria to get startled and run off deep into the forest where we can’t find her. It’s hard to find a time when the forest isn’t busy because it’s a very popular place, I mean, who wouldn’t want to take a stroll in a beautiful forest surrounded by trees, birds and water?? So any time we do go into the forest, it’s a real treat!

We had so much fun exploring together! We got super wet and muddy! It was great!

Unfortunately…the muddier the adventure, the higher change of a….BATH!!!!

Hurry! Give your best puppy dog eyes Nymeria! This is our last chance to change her mind!

Telling by how dirty our collars were…chances were slim of getting out of a bath…

In the end, it was all worth it! Boy are we pooped!!! Time to rest up for our next adventure tomorrow!!!

Good night friends! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Fashion Friday

Happy Friday furiends! Christmas is just around the corner, I can’t believe it! I thought I would take this opportunity to show off my new Christmas collar in a Fashion Friday post! I love reading about my pal Duffy and his Fashion Friday posts I thought I’d give it a try! Hope he doesn’t mind! ๐Ÿ˜‰

As you know…I have quite a collection of collars. Let’s just say my humom (and Wilhelmina’s humom) are a little obsessed with dressing us up in pretty collars and jackets. We’re known as the Best Dressed dogs of the Forest. BOL!

Well, last year, one particular collar caught my humom’s eye…

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…The Ugly Sweater collar from GrayHound Collections.

Unfortunately, by the time she was ready to order it, they were sold out!!!! She was devastated so this year she made sure she wouldn’t miss out and ordered it as soon as it became available. She also bought one for my bestie Wilhelmina because let’s face it…besties gotta have matching gear right???

What was even MORE exciting was that it was a perfect match with my Christmas sweater from Chilly Dog Sweaters!

Here’s a shot of my—

Nymeria: Hey Mia, watcha doing??

Mia: Uhhhh excuuse me do you mind??? I’m kind of in the middle of my Fashion Friday post here?? Stop photobombing!

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Nymeria: Sheesh, chill out! Get it? CHILL out? Chilly dog sweater?? BOL! I’m so funny….

Sigh…Anyways..before I was RUDELY interrupted…Here is a shot of my reindeer sweater!

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Here’s a close up of my Christmas collar!

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Do you see the little reindeer on it? Cute huh?

With the weather getting colder, I need to start wearing thicker sweaters since I don’t have a lot of furs. This one is–

Nymeria: Hey are you done yet? Wanna go play??

Mia: Arrg……Nymeria! You interrupted my photoshoot again!

Nymeria: What? You’re STILL doing your stupid Fashion Friday post?? How many photos do you need to take? Can I be in this shot? CHEEEEESE!

Mia: Sigh…….FINE. I give up. Let’s just go play now.

Nymeria: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Friday Forest Fun with Friends!

We’ve been lucky here in Vancouver where even though the temperatures have dropped a bit, we haven’t gotten any snow that has stuck to the ground and caused chaos in the city. (Vancouverites are wimps when it comes to snow compared to our East Coast friends).

Nymeria got to meet my buddy Bruno for the first time. She didn’t get to run and play with us though. My humom says it’s still too soon to let her run loose in the woods, she might not come back!

The other black dog you see in the photos is Todd, he’s Bruno’s friend. The humoms couldn’t get all of us to sit still for a photo so all they got were black blurs. BOL!

Hope this sunny dry weather lasts a little bit longer before the dark cold winter days come!

TGIF!! Happy Friday Furiends!

 

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Flashback Friday

My humom was going through my pawddy Bruno’s Instagram account the other day and she found some puppy videos me on it!

If you missed the post about Bruno you can check it out here!

So why would Bruno have puppy videos of me on his Instagram?? (I mean who wouldn’t right?.. BOL!) Way back when I was a tiny puppy, my humom needed someone to watch me for the day because the fire department needed to test the fire alarms in our building. Bruno’s humom graciously offered her home for the day and even set up a special space just for me!

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When Wilhelmina’s humom first met me, she nicknamed me her little bunny…ever wonder why?…

..This is me running or “bouncing” in slow motion with my big floppy ears like a little bunny!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Friday Forest Fun with Bruno!

Happy Friday Everyone!

I’d like to introduce you to my friend Bruno!

Bruno is an American Bulldog mix and he’s about 8 years old. He didn’t have a great life as he got older. His previous family left him in a closet all day, up to almost 10 hours a day! They decided to surrender him to the SPCA and that’s where my Auntie Sandra and her husband found him and adopted him! I’m so happy they did because he has such a great life now. You should check out his adventures on his Instagram account right here!

Auntie Sandra has been friends with my humom for almost 20 years! She even took care of me once when I was a little pup! You can see my Instagram video here:

Auntie Sandra and my humom like to meet up every once in a while and go for walks (with us dogs of course!). Bruno recently got a new little human sister so once his family got settled in, we met up for another walk.

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At first I was a little scared of Bruno…I guess I forgot how much bigger he is than me!

Isn’t he adorable??? Just look at that face! He may be big but he’s a loving gentle giant.

Eventually I got more comfortable with him and of course that’s when myย  humom took the opportunity to get more pictures. *Rolleyes*

Bruno: Hey Mia, is that a squirrel over there??

Mia: Probably! Let’s go check it out after this silly photoshoot!

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Bruno is so photogenic! And look at those puppy dog eyes! My humom always gushes over him because he has the cutest face and the softest fur!

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Hey wait up Bruno!

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We didn’t play together on the trails but we still enjoyed each others company.

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When we were heading back to the car Bruno didn’t want to go home!

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Bruno: Hey guys, where are you going?? Let’s go this way!

Sadly the walk had to come to an end but my humom reassured me that we would see Bruno again soon!

Bye Bruno! Can’t wait for our next walk!

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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Friday Fun – New toy!

With Auntie visiting us right now, my humom has been spending lots of time with her and their parents. Whenever there has been low tide, my humom will also invite Auntie to come since she doesn’t get to see low tide where she lives in Boston.

She wasn’t impressed with me jumping on her though…

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As if it wasn’t exciting enough that Auntie was coming with us again to the beach, my humom GOT ME A NEW TOY!!!!! I think she called it a Frizz-bee. I don’t know why it’s called that it looks nothing like a frizzy bee? Nonetheless, it was super fun!

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I’m still trying to get the hang of it. I think the goal is for me to catch it while it’s still in the air. The wind makes it trickier too.

I still had lots of fun chasing it and running around in the water with it though! There were lots of dogs at the beach too that wanted to play with it! But I’m not very good at sharing toys, especially new ones so I just teased them all with it and got them to chase me.

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I was having so much fun I didn’t want to go home!

When we got home my humom hoped that she could get some work done but I had other plans…hee hee

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Doesn’t she know that treat toys are much more fun on humans’ laps?? Naps are way better too that way!

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Happy Friday Friends! Have a great weekend!!

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Friday Fun with a new friend!

It’s always a fun time at the beach, especially when I go with my bestie Wilhelmina. But this time it was extra special because with met another dog that I follow on Instagram! Her name is Pyper and it was her humans that recognized me because they follow my instagram too!

We look like we could be sisters!

My humom tried to get a group shot of us but it was mission possible. C’mon, what do you expect?? We’re at the beach…with new friends..and you want us to stay still? Human, please….

What’s that over there?

They want us to look at the camera…pfft. Silly humans.

Sniff sniff…your ear smells nice!

Enough of this photo taking! Lets have some fun!

If you want to know more about Pyper and her family, check out her Instagram page!

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(click on the photo to see her Instagram!)

Happy Friday friends! Hope you’re enjoying the summer so far!

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Friday Fun with Auntie!

OMD! Friends! Did I tell you?? My Auntie is back!!! She is visiting for a month I am so excited!!! Her boyfriend Brian is also visiting but only for a few days so my humom suggested they come with us during low tide since Brian has never experienced it!

My humom said I could bring my ball this time since Wilhelmina didn’t come with us. I let Brian throw some balls, he was very happy. He wanted to try and bond with me after he saw how much I love my Auntie.

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He was pretty good. I think I like him. He seems like a nice guy.

My Auntie still throws the best. (Shhhh…don’t tell my humom!)

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We saw a bald eagle! But it was too far for us to take a picture. We saw some jellyfish though! My Auntie got stung on her foot. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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I wanted to lick it but my humom shoo’d me away. She said I could get hurt if I got too close and touched it.

We also saw some humans doing this weird thing on a board and a floating cloud? they somehow attached this cloud to a long boardy thing…my humom called it kitesurfing? What a weird word, I have no idea what it means.

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Boy, I was so happy to see my Auntie, it was such a wonderful day at the beach with her.

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Auntie wait up!

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Can you tell who’s the third wheel in this photo?? BOL!

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Happy Friday Friends! Have a great weekend!

 

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