It’s the most beautiful time of year in Chester County, Pennsylvania – so much so that last weekend I got out for a hike in the beautiful countryside.
My pal Shilah the Husky even came along for the fun. Fall is Shilah’s kind of weather. With her thick sled dog coat she thrives in the cool weather, and not wanting to be left out I wore my Ruffwear Fleece* so that I too could have a “sled dog coat”.
Oh and don’t worry, in case you were wondering, my family came along too! I can’t seem to shake these fools. 😉
I even got to practice some of my dog agility fun with some log jumps…
….and tunnels! (sorta) 😉
But the best part of hiking is always the view! Thankful to live in such a gorgeous place, because when the sun is shining you can’t have a bad day!
What do you think your dog’s favorite view would be?
Back in September I went on a very important adventure with my sister that I forgot to share. How could I forget? We went to Petco!
It’s arguably one of the most important trips in a young baby’s life. I mean how else is she going to know where to shop for me?
While I was there I even got to pick out a FREE pound of cookies thanks to the Birthday club. I never say no to cookies. And lucky for me my sister doesn’t eat cookies, so I didn’t even have to share.
Now sister, we are going to go through every square inch of this store while I explain to you which are the best treats & toys. It’s going to take a while, but be oh-so-worth it for your education. You can thank me when you’re older.
What do you think my sister will get me for Christmas?
P.S. If you’re wondering more about the food I’ve picked up at the store, read all about my favorite toys, treats, food & more on my gear page.
Every month my mom has been taking photos of my little sister as she grows. I was a bit jealous at first, but then I realized my daily life has been documented in photos and videos for the past 6 years on this blog….so maybe it’s time to share the camera.
That lasted oh….5 seconds…before I couldn’t stand to sit on the sidelines anymore. So every month I’ve been having my photo taken with my sister to document how much she grows. Here we are on Monday as she turned 3 months old…
Now it seems that a lot of my fans just can’t get enough of me and Baby P, so I’m going to be sharing our monthly photos with you from here on out. But since I missed the last few, here they are so you can see how much she’s grown…
And because we just can’t get enough snuggles in, here we are this month, doing what siblings do…
Love ya sis!
So do you think my sister grew a whole bunch from last month?
My sister might not like to nap, but I certainly do! Which is why I’ve got a whole new batch of sleeping spots to share with you this month.
Relaxing right? I bet you’re jealous you can’t nap all day like me. Don’t worry, I can take enough naps for the both of us.
What’s your favorite spot this month?
Check out where else I’ve been sleeping in my “Oh the Places You Sleep” series!
Ok, so I know Halloween is over and it’s now November, but I just had to share one final “October” adventure that I just know you’ll love.
See just before Halloween my mom and dad found this new orchard near my house that is super dog friendly! Because surprisingly most orchards in my area don’t allow pets, which is very odd to me.
*side note – I always call ahead when planning an adventure to find out if I’m allowed to accompany my family. You’d be surprised how pet friendly some places can be if you just ask first!
So I was thrilled to find out that I was allowed to accompany my family into the fields to pick out our pumpkins this year.
Next year I’m totally going to pick apples with my sister too! I’m just waiting for her to get a little taller so I can get a boost up in that tree!
Picking out pumpkins for everyone in the family wasn’t enough, because when it’s Halloween you have to carve them!
But since my sister is too little, and I have paws, that left mom and dad to do the dirty work. Don’t worry, I barked directions at them the whole time.
A short while later we had 4 pumpkins ready and waiting to be lit for Halloween night!
Granted they may not have been quite as elaborate as years past, but when you’re trying to squeeze in some pumpkin carving while your sister naps it’s about as good as it gets.
Happy Belated Haunting Everyone!
Which one of my pumpkins is your favorite?
October marked my official swing back into blogging after I took a little break when my sister was born. Don’t worry though, I wasted no time in getting off to some grand adventures.
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And now it’s time for my October adventures…
I kicked off the month by introducing everyone to my new sister!
I celebrated my 8th Birthday in style with an epic video recap!
I celebrated a whole new collection of sleeping pictures.
I recapped all the birthday fun I had with my sister.
I shared some of my favorite DIY Halloween costumes for this year.
I shared the video from the day I met my sister.
I took my sister to music in the park.
I announced that…I’m in a book!
I went swimming in the Laurels.
I went to the Fairhill International Event with my sister.
I shared my 2016 Halloween Costume.
I got ready for trick-or-treaters.
I shared my mom’s secret to making sure we go on lots of adventures!
And that brings us to November! I can’t believe it will be 2017 before I know it, this year is just flying by!
Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Jasper Swag Bags. All opinions are my own, and I only share products that I think you and your pets will love.
Adventure. It’s in my blood. For the past 8 years my mom and dad haven’t hesitated to decide on a whim, today is the day for an adventure.
And then my sister arrived, and I was a little worried all that adventuring was going to be over. I should have known I didn’t need to worry though, because my mom has always had a secret weapon when it comes to getting everyone out of the house for some fun.
That secret……bags! My mom has always left bags packed by the door ready to go with all the supplies needed for our next big adventure. In the summer we have a pool/lake bag with towels & life vests, and in the winter we have a bag with extra warm coats, and now with the addition of my sister there is need for even more bags!
Mom has been keeping this fun On The Fly Jasper Swag Dog Walking Bag just for me packed and ready by the door so we can head out on a moments notice.
Here she is packing up all my gear (and my sister’s too) to be ready for our next big adventure:
Mom and I have been loving the Jasper Swag Bag because not only does it have pockets for all my essentials (poop bags, extra id tags & collar, cookies – of course, water, bowl, etc), but it also fits some of mom’s gear like keys and mobile phone.
Mom loves the waist belt option too because it gives her more use of her arms, which apparently you can never have enough of when you have a baby sister and a dog to look after. I wouldn’t know since all I have are these paws.
So if you’re looking for a bag to make adventuring easier, then check out the full line of Jasper Swag Bags available at:
What tips do you have to make adventures easy with your dog?
Disclaimer: I was given a product from Chewy in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own, and I only share products I think you and your dogs will love.
Happy Halloween everyone!!
I bet you’re wondering why I’m dressed like a lobster today instead of in my super cool Team Zissou costume. Well there is a very good reason.
See even though it’s Halloween I can’t go trick or treating, mostly because candy is apparently not good for us dogs. Which is totally unfair if you ask me.
So instead I’ll be staying home tonight and handing out my own treats, these fun Boo Bars from Chewy.com
Boo Bars made by Blue Buffalo are:
And according to me, they taste delicious!
So now back to why I have this lobster costume one. See these treats tasted so good that I was worried all the little ghosts and goblins were going to gobble them up tonight. So to make sure there is plenty leftover for me I wore this lobster costume with scary CLAWS that can pinch anyone that tries to take all the cookies! Smart thinking right?
Nobody better try and steal my cookies! Just in case your dog feels the same way about their Halloween treats, you can grab them their own at Chewy.com.
Well, Halloween is almost here, so it’s finally time for me to reveal my 2016 Costume. Each year I try to come up with something homemade, and a little different. Last year I was Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy, as I love to draw inspiration from some of my favorite movies. This year was no different.
Now if you don’t recognize this year’s costume then you must not have seen the movie Life Aquatic*. Here’s a brief synopsis:
“INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS OCENAOGRAPHER STEVE ZISSOU & HIS CREW SET SAIL ON AN EXPEDITION TO HUNT DOWN THE MYSTERIOUS, ELUSIVE – POSSIBLY NONEXISTENT – JAGUAR SHARK THAT KILLED ZISSOU’S PARTNER DURING THE DOCUMENTARY FILMING OF THEIR LATEST ADVENTURE.”
Adventure, well I’m in! Of course I was going to need a team though….
Good thing my family was totally ready to join Team Zissou!
So if you haven’t caught the movie* yet, do!
From my team to yours, Happy Halloween!
What is your pup dressing up as this Halloween?
Just like I did last year I decided to head out to the Fair Hill International Event in Maryland a few weekends back. This event at Fair Hill is one of the most prestigious international three day events in the world, and is the ultimate test of a horse and rider. Through tests in dressage, endurance, and stadium jumping the horse and rider teams work together to show that they can compete in the most demanding and highest levels of equestrian sports.
To get to the event you have to ride on a school bus (the highlight for me)!
Over the years I’ve become quite the expert at school bus riding. I mean just look how cool I look, I bet everyone will want to sit next to me!
This year was a little different though, because I got to bring my sister along for the fun! And at just 9 weeks old I got to take her for her first school bus ride!
Before I could give my sister all the cool kid tips we had arrived at the event, I was just going to have to teach her on the fly.
We started off the day by visiting the main arena to watch the horses jumping.
As exciting as the jumping was, I totally couldn’t help myself when I spotted a make-shift hole in the straw bales. It was calling my name…so I made a fort.
After the jumping had wrapped up for the day I took my sister over to the kids play area.
Immediately I was the cool kid in the play area too, even the Alpacas flocked to me for my autograph. 😉
We took selfies, and rode ponies, having ourselves a grand time.
I even started teaching her how to REALLY ride.
As you can see, she’s starting to get the hang of it. No hands already! She’s gonna be a daredevil just like me.
And that’s where my adventure rearENDS. 😉 We had a fantastic fall day at Fair Hill International, and I got to teach my sister how to be really cool.
Who knows, maybe someday I’ll get to watch my sister competing at Fair Hill!
What was your favorite part about my adventure?