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You might recall that this funny looking device, the Vimtag Wireless Video Monitor System, showed up at my house a month or so ago. Well, ever since it’s arrival I’ve found myself getting into a little more trouble than usual.
You see, this camera allows my mom to check up on me from her smart phone any time she wants, and lets just say that there were a few things I was hoping she wouldn’t find out about….
I tried to deny my involvement in both of these incidents, but darn it, if that Vimtag camera didn’t totally rat me out…
…time stamped and all!
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P.S. While it’s not to say that I’m always a perfect angel, these “caught on camera” scenes are dramatizations all in the name of good fun! (Although I won’t say I’ve never been caught doing something I shouldn’t!)
I hear that this weekend a big snowstorm is headed my way. So far they are predicting 12 – 18 inches of the fluffy white stuff.
Don’t worry though, I’m totally prepared and have already readied my snow day outfit! Bring on Blizzard Jonas! After all, I’ve weathered my fair share of snow storms over the years….
…and so many more it’s hard to count!
So which dogs out there are excited to get some snow tomorrow?
Back in November I went on a fun road trip adventure with my family and best pal Trooper to South Carolina. While true, it’s been nearly 2 months since then, I still have one last adventure to share with everyone, and it’s a fun one!
Despite the fact that it wasn’t exactly SUPER warm down south my Uncle Taylor always likes to get us dogs excited about having a splash in the ocean when we hit the beach.
Since I’m never one to miss an adventure I didn’t hesitate one bit to jump into the cold water and have a little fun.
Uncle Taylor taught me everything there is to know about skim boarding.
And I made sure him and Trooper didn’t drown in the process!
Do you think your dog would be as excited about skim boarding as Trooper and I are?
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Check out the video below to find out if the Kibble Drop was able to outsmart me…
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Do you see this picture of me? While I’m super adorable and all (we all knew that), there is something missing, something really important on today of all days.
It’s a hat! Because today I’m told, is National Hat Day! And since I couldn’t just wear any old hat, mom helped me make a few fun paper hats so I could have a little dress up fun.
Pretty fun right? So go grab yourself a hat (or make one if you’re so inclined) and join me today for National Hat Day!
Which one of my hats is your favorite?
It’s everyone’s favorite time of the month….time for me to sleep my way through this blog post! Here’s where I’ve been laying my head this past month….
Which spot would you be sleeping in if you were me?
Check out where else I’ve been sleeping in my “Oh the Places You Sleep” series!
Thanksgiving is obviously well behind us, but with the craziness that is Christmas I never got to finish telling you all about my adventures on my last road trip! So today I wanted to share my fun shopping excursions in Charleston, South Carolina!
Trooper and I are always very excited when we are involved in the family outings during vacation. While most dogs might sit at home Trooper and I are included in as much as possible, and you better believe I wasn’t going to let them leave me out of a shopping adventure!
Before heading to Charleston we made a stop at this cute market on Folly Beach. Apparently it’s a mini “grocery store” according to mom and dad.
Now I’ve never been in a grocery store before, because they are normally a “no dogs allowed” place, but Bert’s Market is super dog friendly! I guess in a small beach town you can have those luxuries.
And to be honest, I’m a little peeved that I was never allowed in this glorious place with all things edible before!
Trooper and I agree, it’s almost better than the pet store! *Drool*
Before hitting Charleston for some more shopping Trooper and I stopped off at the Disc Golf course to watch some of my family play. My buddy Sharkie was there too making sure no discs ended up in the lake. Apparently he’s an expert at rescuing drowning discs…..go Sharkie!
Then it was off to downtown Charleston for some shopping!
Trooper decided to wait in the car while I hit up all the best stores. I love that most of the shops are pet friendly!
Of course even in the “human” stores I was able to find the dog stuff! This shop had some fun gear from one of my favorite retailers, Ruffwear.
Most of the shops I visited became a blur, but eventually we found a cute little pet shop and mom bought me some of my favorite treats.
By the time I made it back to the car I was pretty exhausted. Shopping is a very tough job, but nothing a little cat nap can’t fix.
It’s a good thing Trooper didn’t hit the shops like I did, because he couldn’t even make it through our next lunch stop without passing out. He’s such a lightweight!
My trip to South Carolina was shaping up to be such fun adventure, and don’t worry, I’ve still got a few more tales to share too!
Do you have a favorite vacation you took with your dog?
Even thought Christmas has come and gone, I haven’t forgotten about sharing just what sort of adventures I went on during my holiday break! So here’s my fun recap of all things Christmasy…
My Christmas eve started off pretty uneventful, as I still had to fulfill my shop dog duties for all the customers that needed to pick up their picture framing.
But eventually it was time to head over to Trooper’s house at the farm so that I could celebrate with him and my extended family.
I got busy right away helping to clean up around the kitchen. (apparently Trooper is slacking on his floor licking duties).
But elsewhere, the tree decorating fun was well underway! (and let’s be honest, my 6 foot 3 Uncle Taylor was much more suited for putting the angel on top than short little me)
The rest of the night consisted of gift giving, sock stealing (on Trooper’s part), good times with my family, and maybe just a few naps too. Before I knew it, it was time to head home so that Santa could bring me some presents!
When I woke on Christmas morning I was so excited! Honestly, I wasn’t sure if Santa would bring me anything after I caught that bunny in the backyard, and got on the dining room table to steal food (oops). But I guess my “goodness” outweighed the bad this year, because he brought me lots of fun presents!
From a December Barkbox filled with fun treats and toys….
My favorite new toy though, the Bouncing Squirrel Tail mom and dad bought me from the Barkshop! (you can snag one for your pup from the Barkshop with code AMMO for a FREE PRIZE at checkout). I’ve been having a blast with my new toy over the past few weeks!
Christmas is always an exciting whirlwind, and just as things were winding down mom and dad said we had to get ready to go to my MomMom & PopPop’s house.
I always love going to MomMom & PopPop’s house, because without fail, PopPop always manages to “drop” food on the floor. 😉
There was also plenty of time for more gift giving and playing with my cousins too (who coincidently also LOVED my new Bouncing Squirrel Tail too).
Christmas with my family is always a special time. Despite my excitement about all the gifts and food, my very favorite part is getting to be with the one’s I love.
Of course if you know me and my family, then you know that even though Christmas was over, the fun never stops at my house. The day after Christmas I was hitting the hiking trail with more of my family! After all, we had to burn off all those Christmas dinner calories we had the day before!
I’m already counting down the days until next Christmas! What sort of fun did you have for the holiday?
December has always been a whirlwind for me. Mostly because mom and I are always super busy at the shop fulfilling all the Christmas orders. You might even say I’m an elf during the month of December! But even though I spent some extra time working, I still managed to fit in some fun adventures too.
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And now it’s time for my December adventures…
Trooper and I got to test out the new Ruffwear Dirtbag Seatcover.
I got to help the animal rescues thanks for my friends at Tractor Supply.
I shared a peek inside at my daily 9-5 job.
I shared some fun holiday gift guides.
I shared some new (and unusual) sleeping positions.
I visited Santa!
I went Christmas tree shopping.
I wore a cozy new fleece to a fun dinner party thanks to my friends at Lupo & Olimp.
I went to the Christmas parade.
I helped wrap all the holiday presents.
I shared mom’s secret weapon for helping to train me to be better in my crate.
I shared some photos from my Thanksgiving road trip to Folly Beach.
I helped everyone get ready for the big Christmas Day.
I sent everyone some Christmas Greetings from the North Pole.
And now it’s 2016! Holy cow, where did the year go? I’m looking forward to what 2016 has to bring, and can’t wait to share my new adventures with you! Stay tuned!
Well, it’s officially 2016! It’s like in the blink of an eye another year has come and gone, sometimes it’s much too fast for my liking!
All of you were there to share in my adventures, and many of you even enjoyed checking out some of my most popular older posts:
It seems you all love to make fun things for your dogs and teach them tricks! (Who doesn’t?)
And to those of you that left me comments daily (shoutout to JB, Donna, Pam B, and Rebecca) either on my blog or my Facebook Page, THANK YOU! While I don’t always respond to every comment, know that I do read them! They bring a smile to my face everyday and it makes me happy that so many of your out there are enjoying my adventures!
While I never quite know what the year ahead holds for me, I do know that it certainly will never be dull around here.
With each passing year I do like to re-evaluate my blogging adventure. While I love sharing my life with each and every one of you, keeping up with my blog and social media accounts can be a full time job. The truth is, it’s a hobby that I enjoy, but I have to be realistic in how thin I spread myself between my full time job working at mom’s shop, taking care of my ponies, and making sure I have time for all my fun adventures with my friends and family.
So moving on to 2016, I’ve decided to make a few changes to perhaps lighten my work load just a bit. The first change is that sadly I will be closing up my Flying Hero Etsy Shop as soon as I sell out of all items. While I’ve loved sharing fun dachshund artwork, greeting cards, and handmade items with all of you, it’s just become difficult for my manager (aka mom) to handle keeping up with all of it. (did you know we actually have 3 etsy shops – Studio 3, Painting Pony + Flying Hero, plus a Brick & Mortar store)
So the good news for you is that lots of items are now on SALE! Quantities are limited though, and once they are gone…they will be GONE!
The next change for 2016 will be my blogging schedule. I’ve decided to try a slightly different posting schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with occasionally some additional posts during the week as my time warrants.
While I know some of you may be sad to not read my adventures during the week quite as often, my hope is that this will allow me to have even bigger adventure posts to share with you each week!
Taking pictures, editing them, and having time for actual adventures is a big job in itself. So by posting 3 times a week I’ll have a little more time to create even better content for all of you to read!
So buckle up, and join me for the ride that is 2016! I can hardly wait!
What changes will you be making in 2016?