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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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.  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 😉

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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It’s my birthday!

Hi Guys!! Guess what?? IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!

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Sigh…Mom, is this birthday hat really necessary? Why do you always have to humiliate me?

I turn two years old! My humom can’t believe I’m already two. She still calls me her baby (and says I still act like one sometimes…hmph!) She still misses my puppy days because I was so cute and tiny and much easier to handle. BOL!

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I always celebrate my birthday with my BFF Wilhelmina because her birthday is only a couple of weeks before mine! If you missed her birthday post, you can click here!

My humom was being a big pain in the butt persistent about getting a photo of me and Wilhelmina with our birthday cake. I couldn’t understand why until I heard her tell Wilhelmina’s humom that she wanted to recreate the same photo every year so they could look back and compare all the years. Sheesh! Who cares! Just give us the cake!

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Happy 2nd Birthday to us!

This is what we looked like on our first birthday!

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Look how much smaller we were! Wilhelmina definitely grew a lot! We were small enough that we could fit in the photo without my humom standing on a stool.  But this year she had to get a small stool and stand higher to fit us in the picture because Wilhelmina is so tall!

My second year has been quite eventful!

I moved into a new place with my humom and furbrother Keiko…

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“I don’t like all these boxes in my way…what is going on here?”

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“Hmmm…this new place has a nice patio just for me! I think I like it here!”

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Yup! I like it here too!

…I made a bunch of new friends!…

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My twinsie Pyper

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Little Human Kaylie

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My little buddy Teddy

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Little Human Eileen

…and of course I couldn’t forget about my new blogging friends!…

…I went to my first fundraiser event!…

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Support Lupus!

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Come get your raffle tickets!

…I went on some FANTASTIC adventures with my pals!…

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Hey Bruno slow down! Wait for me!

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My wrestling buddy Molly

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My partner in crime, Wilhelmina

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The beach is ours for the taking Wilhelmina!

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What’s up there?

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My other partner in crime, Duffy

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Beach Fun with my frizzy bee! You can’t catch me!

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Beach fun with my Auntie and her boyfriend

…I saw my first jelly fish!…

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Can I eat it mom?

…got my first backpack!…

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Where to mom? I’m ready!

…Sadly, we had to say good bye to Keiko…(my humom isn’t ready to talk about it yet)…Keiko I miss you, even though we never played together I still miss your presence. You were an amazing big brother, thank you for being so patient with me and putting up with me. ❤

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Rest in Peace Keiko (Nov 2003-Oct 2017)

…but I got a new annoying fursibling…(now I know how Keiko felt! BOL!)

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Meet my ‘little’ sister Nymeria!

And now I have to share a lot of things with her…like my birthday treats!

My joint birthday party with Wilhelmina is this weekend but my humom wanted to me to have some treats to eat on my actual birthday so she got me these!

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They all look delicious!!!

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The obligatory balance on the nose trick…sigh…

My humom tried to get a group photo with us and the treats but Nymeria wasn’t being very cooperative so she gave up and just let us choose one.

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Nymeria! Why won’t you look at the camera!

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Hey! Mom! She’s reaching for one! I get first pick!

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Hmmm so many to choose from….which one do I want?

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Do I want this one?…

 

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or….this one?…

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Yup, definitely this one!

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Thanks Mom!

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Hmmm..I want the big cookie too!

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NOM! NOM!

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Thanks Mom! Happy Birthday Mia!

My humom was also making some dog treats for me us so she let us lick the spoon!! Yummmm! peanut butter!

Nymeria: What’s peanut butter? I don’t think I’ve ever had that before…

Mia: Try it! It’s AMAZING!!!!! 

Nymeria: Hmmm! You’re right! This stuff is delicious!

Gotta get every last bit!

Man..I’m beat…Who knew that eating treats, doing tricks and licking a peanut butter spoon would be so tiring!

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Good night!

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Forced Sister Bonding

My humom is starting to worry a bit that Nymeria and I won’t get along because I’m still a little mean to her when we play outside, or if I try to play with her indoors she ignores me. We don’t like sleeping close to one another and I still get a bit protective over MY humom.

Nymeria has been with us (and in this country) for 4 weeks now. She’s made some progress with other things like potty training, and socializing at doggy daycare but our humom thought that her and I needed some good sister bonding time. Blah.

She thinks that playing fetch together isn’t good enough (because it becomes competitive) and that we need a nice long walk where we can both run free. She decided that the jetty would be the best place to take us (the forest has too many little animals and smells, Nymeria would never come back). We usually go to the jetty with my bestie Wilhelmina and Avalon and Duffy but this time it was what I call “forced sister bonding time”.

The walk started off okay I guess…Nymeria got excited about a bunch of birds in the water.

Nymeria: Hey Mia! What are those white things in the water?? How can we get down there?? I wanna go see!!

Mia: Relax, they’re just birds…probably just lookin’ for fish. We’re not allowed down there. Are you going to be this annoying the whole walk??

 

Nymeria: I’m not annoying! You’re annoying!

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Nymeria: You pick on me all the time!

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Mia: That’s what big sisters are for!

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Nymeria: Have you looked in the mirror lately?? I’m “bigger” than you!

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Mia: Fine, then that’s what OLDER sisters are for! 😛

 

Mia: I’m going to go find something stinky to eat or roll in

Nymeria: Hey wait up! I want to come!

Mia: Hey! What’s that over there?

Nymeria: Where? What? Oooo…I think I see something!

Mia: I saw it first! It’s mine!

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It’s a fish’s head!!! Jackpot!

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Nymeria: I’ve never had one of those. Is it any good?

 

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Mia: Are you kidding?? They’re delicious!! Er..I mean…no they’re alright…save your palette for something tastier. I’ll take this one. 

 

Humom: Uh no, none of you will take this one. I’m throwing it away!

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Mia: Sigh FINE…I’ll go look for something else before you can stop me!

Humom: No you will not. You will sit pretty and take some photos with your sister.

On our way home, Nymeria was totally passed out on the car.

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Pfft. Amateur. I was ready for the next adventure!!! Where to mom??

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What kind of adventures do you guys have planned for the weekend? Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have a great weekend too!

 

 

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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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Friday Fun with Friends!

Nothing beats a sunny day in the forest with my bestie Wilhelmina!…well except when we find a hidden beach and see my pal Bruno there!

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Wilhelmina and Duffy had never met Bruno before but you can tell he was really happy to make new friends! We all got along great!

We had a lot of fun exploring and sniffing around.

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Wilhelmina is always the first to run into the water!

Of course when there’s beach and water, there’s driftwood and that means I will demand a game of fetch!

And what’s a day outdoors without our usual antics and running around?

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Could we pass off as mountain goats? BOL!

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We ended the day with obligatory posed group shots to please the humans *rolleyes*

I don’t look too happy in this photo because I didn’t like how I got pushed to the back behind the big dogs. How dare you put me in the back???

 

I decided to ruin the rest of the group photos with my frown. Heehee

Have a great weekend furiends!

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Wordy Wednesday with Bruno!

We’re joining our pawddies over at Blog Paws for Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! Click on the image to join the hop!

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I met up with Bruno again for another fun trail run! It took less time to warm up to him this time and in the end I even tried to get him to play with me!

You can check out the video below!

I think maybe I was a little too fast…and I have really good ninja hiding skills so he couldn’t see me behind the bushes.

I can’t wait to run with him again!

Happy Wednesday Furiends!

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