So we’ve decided to sign up to volunteer for @raddogsmudrun coming feb 8 in San Diego, Who’s going?! We wanna see ya!
Also, some updates:
• giveaway is still live! Check previous post!
• community pack walk next Friday, no sign up necessary but please send me a DM or rsvp on fb for proper head count (free gift for those who rsvp!)
I knew that puppies were difficult, because they require loads of time and attention. But I had never considered how much a dog's personality changed as they go through "puberty" and mature into adults.
We got Margot when she was about 5 months old, so she was past many of the stages I think about when it comes to puppies: potty training, teething, etc. I expected the rebellious teenage phase, because that's discussed a lot online.
What I did not expect-- and what I don't see talked about very often-- were the personality swings! The angst! The moody AF teenager!
When we first brought Margot home, she was very mellow. Almost shy, but in a very sweet way.
Later she became confident and aloof. Her only interest was playing with June and she didn't seem to care much for her human parents!
Now she's getting more affectionate every day, but also bossy! She'll paw me for pets. Demand to go outside to play. Determinedly try to climb on a crate or table to swipe a toy I've placed out of reach.
Sometimes, she seems moody. She'll pace around her toys and whine like she can't choose which one to play with. She'll huff and puff.
Simply put: we are living with a hormonal teenager, and it's a wild ride 😂
Despite her teenage angst, Margot remains sweet, smart, and easy going. I'm excited to see how she matures and what sort of adult she turns into!
Anyone else out there living with a moody teen?
Btw, tricks fueled by @zukespets mini naturals!
It’s true what they say, opposites do attract. These two get along so nicely, but they’re are quite different from each other lol. One is a giant mutt, who’s mostly calm and collected, and couldn’t care less about her surroundings, the other a tiny border collie who can be a bit more perceptive to what’s around her and gets a little frustrated sometimes. Either way, they both get along so nicely.
Photo by @masonbeephotos / @herdthis
5 1721 hours ago
Yesterday’s hike was so beautiful! I love hiking the day after it rains, the desert becomes so green and lush it’s amazing🌵
Happy Birthday bestie! I feel so grateful that I get to celebrate 14 years of loving you today, little duck🦆. You've been my best friend from the moment our eyes locked in the humane society and you've stood by my side through thick and thin, through tears and laughter, through adventures and chores, through night spent in beds and in driver's seats and in sleeping bags during lightning storms. You've trusted me to drag you across the country, down desert canyons and up snowy mountains. You've taught me how to be brave and patient and climb mountains. I love you infinitely, sweet girl and feel beyond blessed that you're still hiking and running and adventuring at 99 human years old. I know you're totally deaf and can't hear me say it, but happy birthday Kenzie dog❤
If you want to celebrate with us today head to my stories to listen to the playlist I made in her honor. We will turn the bass up to 10 so she can feel it on the way to her ice cream party. She has also requested donations be made to @world_wildlife in her honor, sticker in bio if you want to support🐾
Dogs on furniture. Dogs sleeping in bed with you. Dogs in crates. Dogs having free roam. Topics that get a lot of attention & topics that bring a lot of judgement. My opinion: it is 100% dog and owner dependent. Do what works for you!
Kane has slept in our bedroom, on a dog bed, for the last four years and we have never had an issue. Theo has slept in our bedroom, in a crate, since we brought him home. Also no issues. Both dogs have always been allowed free access to furniture, no issues until a few weeks ago. They are both crate trained but Kane often has free roam of the house. Theo is always crated when we are gone because he’s a puppy and he hasn’t earned that privilege yet. I also don’t know if I will ever trust them to have free roam together without supervision, but we will see.
Lately we have decreased free roam time and increased crate/place time while I am at home & working to get some structure back in our life, which was needed. We also made a huge change last night and moved them out of our bedroom to the new dog room, aka the basement. Kane isn’t normally crated at night but I crated him last night to help him settle and adjust to sleeping in a new place. Neither dog made a noise all night and I woke them up this morning. That’s a win for me!! We decided there was no need for them to sleep in our bedroom anymore. We all sleep better this way & they are more prepared to stay with other people/in new places. Kane is still currently not allowed on the couch because he still cannot handle that freedom (being a douche to us and Theo when he’s on there). We will see how that goes and adjust accordingly. Same with other furniture in the house. So far I’ve seen some great improvements with increasing his structure and focusing on decreasing tension and re-building our relationship in areas where I had seen fall-out. At the end of the day they’re dogs. We communicate differently than they do, it takes experimentation to figure out what works and what doesn’t. I will continue to make adjustments and set us up for success in every way possible!
How happy is this kid 😂 Snowballs over treatos for Juno!! Anyone over winter yet? I feel like I could enjoy a lil Mexico trip right about now, I don’t think Juno’s leaving 😂
I was complaining about his paw ice balls the other day and tried the @pawsitivefx balm.. it really helped a lot!! 🙌
We really need to have a talk about how many photos you take and how many treats I get.
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I think the nature of digital photography is taking a million photos and finding a couple gems. Kasha is really patient with me as I fiddle with the camera settings and try to get it right. Only to discover that most of them ended up a little blurry anyways. 🙃
8 5723 hours ago
I am here and alive. I was born to survive. - Ironfire 🌹
(Rosie-13 years old, yorkie)
1 923 hours ago
When you pretend not to here dad in the morning cause you need those 5 more minutes 😴 #notamorningperson
‘hey! hey, mom! look! i’m doing that trick you like! look! see! i’m waving! and sitting pretty! i’m such a good boy, you should just give over your treats. oh, and an extra hour on the trails. please? oh please!?’
A sneaky pup 👀 Swipe for a #tot surprise!
Lily licks her lips a lot and makes a ton of funny faces, but as soon as the camera is on her she’s usually so focused on getting the treat that she stops doing any of that. I’m so glad I got the second photo here, it made me laugh!
Stayed in a posh hotel with towels so thick I could barely shut my suitcase.
We stayed at the Horsley @devere_hotels again and Jasper loved having a room with a view out onto the gorgeous estate 😊 where is your favourite place to stay?
19 7023 January, 2020
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First prototype samples for our new KEEPITWILD caps for 2020 are here! We normally go through a few prototypes before actual production to ensure that we get the right fit and design for our caps. This first batch of looking really good though!
In line with our overall campaign in 2020 of "Outdoors for All" we designed this cap for everyone! It is now available for order and will be available for purchase at the Cordillera Mountain Ultra 2020
We also recognize the hardship our fellow Filipinos are now undergoing with Volcanic Eruption in Taal and for 2020 we have partnered with Nini Andrada Sacro and Her Climbagainstcancer Pilipinas group who is conducting a feeding program for the evacuees of Taal and 50 pesos from the sale of each cap will go directly to their work. This is enough to feed one person one meal.
Price per cap is PHP800 pesos each and will start delivering by February 15th you may place your orders via this link: http://bit.ly/WILDCAP
This photo was taken at one of the villages we hiked to 3 years ago. We stayed in the house of Mang Greg for the night (a favorite stop for hikers going to Mount Ugo). This is his wood-burning stove where we would sit around to stay warm while he boiled a pot of coffee. I was keeping mom company here while she knit by the fire 😊 We love finding old photos like this one! #puppypacha#throwbackthursday#throwback
7 25823 January, 2020
Mr. Milo has a different collar for each holiday. This was his thanksgiving one a couple weeks ago. #tailwagswalker
Kino spent his day yesterday crying and sitting at the window waiting for me to come home. I went back to school yesterday and it was one of my busier school days so I was gone all day. 😩 He was so damn happy to see me when I came home. The thought of getting up and going to school right now makes me want to just close my eyes and go back to sleep. 😂
29 55222 January, 2020
How you remember things vs how they actually were can be a funny thing. For example, I certainly don’t remover Antaeus having such big ears for his body, but yet here they are 🤣
21 63222 January, 2020
The wild ears came out to play on this windy day 😂
I’m sooo sick.. I had a cough before the weekend and I didn’t relax at all so I just made it worse! Sounds like me!! So I’m off to instacare, hopefully they can give me something to help!
.... @copper.paws (WONDROUSPAWS) @sloppychopsco (RYA) @helloshibe (RYA) opening in spring!
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53 85522 January, 2020
rainin for a week, tell me your favorite shows to binge!🥰😅
65 51921 January, 2020
When someone writes to me “hope this email finds you well”, just once I’d like to respond with “this email finds me suffering actually but thank you.”
Are there any industry-specific words/phrases you come across in your area of study/work, that just seem ridiculous to you? I used to get so annoyed in law school whenever a judge used “inter alia” in the middle of an opinion, I had to look it up so many times it’s now seared into my brain. All it means is “among other things” 😑😑😒😒🙄🙄
Long time no post.
Sorry for the silence for almost a month. Keira and I went through some big life changes and it took a lot of adjusting. Hell, we’re still adjusting. But things are finally feeling a little more normal. We started the new year not so great but I know we will be happier in the long.
Finally going to get this little bean into an agility class this weekend and hopefully enter a trial next weekend.. if I’m not feeling too rusty 😂
Here’s to our new life 💕
49 1,89520 January, 2020
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