Saturday, September 14, 2013

Summer's Over: Corgi Rompin' Time Meet-Up!

So... it's been a while. My last post was 4/1/12. I told you, I'm not the best blogger.

Today we got up early (for us) and headed over to the Northtown Dog Park where Bender, and about 37 other corgis, took over the small dog side for the Summer's Over: Corgi Rompin' Time Meet-Up!

It was so fun to see all the different size corgis! There were quite a few tiny puppies and one or two other Bender sized corgis. Bender spent most of his time along the fence trying to get to Bones who was in the big dog side of the park with the husfriend.

Overall it was a wonderful time. It was nice to go to a shaded park and get the dogs out of the apartment for two hours. They're spent the day napping. :)

Enjoy some pictures!

Dutch, with Bender, Winston, and Bones (on the other side of the fence) in the background.

Group shot!

Bender being a loner. 

Bender, Scooter, & Jake.

Jake & Bender, two bigger corgi boys.

Bender, Rondo, Scooter, & Jake begging.

Dutch joining Bender, Rondo, Scooter, & Jake in the begging. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I'm Slacking...Again...

I'm horrible at keeping up with this blog. I apologize. I'm working 4 part time jobs and putting in about 70 hours a week. That leaves little time for blogging.

Not much new here. Still looking for full time employment. Still not loving Texas. Although, the weather is a nice change from living in the frigid north. It's 87 here today!

Here are a couple of pictures of Bender on our hike today.

Little legs can't keep up!

Stopping to smell the Bluebonnets.

I'm going to try to be better about posting - at least doing wordless Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bucket Stuff

What do you feed your dogs?

We've become "picky" lately. We try to find food made in the USA, wheat free, etc...

For kibble, we discovered Nature's Domain at Costco. It's made in the USA (California, Missouri, or South Carolina). It's grain free too! It comes in two varieties - both in 35lb bags. Salmon meal and Sweet Potato (~$28 a bag) & Turkey meal and Sweet Potato (~$32 a bag).

For a while we were supplementing with a raw diet. Unfortunately the meat is a little to pricey for us right now.

I got tired of feeding the dogs just kibble, so I made up my own amalgam of fresh stuff to supplement their diets. We affectionately call it "Bucket Stuff".

Bucket stuff can be pretty much whatever you want it to be. Here's the mix I made today.

Bucket Stuff:
1 box Quick Barley - cook according to box. I add a little beef stock.
1 box frozen Spinach
1 can pumpkin
2 sweet potatoes
2 apples
2 carrots
1-2 cups butternut squash
1-2 cups broccoli

I cook the carrot, broccoli, and squash in the steamer. I boil the sweet potato.

Here's the final mix. It's a pretty big bucket.

Sometimes I add in flax seed or flax meal. Today I threw in a little of my leftover quinoa. The dogs really love it. I find the big ziploc tub I make lasts us around a week, week and a half.

If you make some up, give me some feedback. Do your dogs like it?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bones and I need your help!

Vote for us!

We're in the Texas Running Buddies contest. All you have to do is click the link, like the page, and vote for us!

You can vote once every 24 hours until Jan 16!

Thank You!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

2011 Corgi Gift Exchange

We participated in the corgi gift exchange again this year. Our Secret Santa Paws were Kipper and his human Marie. They sent the boys a 10 pack of bully sticks from

It's been tough trying to keep them from Bender. I put them in a stocking under the tree on Thursday and he kept pulling the stocking out and carrying it around the house.

You can't tell, but his snout is in his stocking.

Notice the head tilt. The only way to get Bender to look at the camera is to say "treats."


"And so I'm offering this simple phrase, to kids from one to ninety-two. Although it's been said many times many ways, Merry Christmas to you."