February 24, 2011

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.

It was a "four-walk" kind of day.  

Our local news warned that we'd be waking up to
a cold wet storm Thursday morning.
Storm Watch 2011.

But no rain yet when we were out the door at 6:00 AM.

9:00 AM still no rain so we hiked out to K.H. 
into the cool brisk air and stretched our legs.

At 2:00 PM, it was sprinkling softly - teasing us -
so again out the door to beat the looming storm.

Rain coming down steadily at 7:00 PM. 
Josey & Lucas were restless.
The husband always does the evening walk 
- but not tonight.

I don't mind walking in the rain 
so I leashed up the dogs.
It was quiet outside. Soothing even.
Walked to the tempo of rain drops.
A little splish. A splash.
Tap tap tap.
Walking in harmony.
I just loved it.

February 17, 2011

God created boys, full of spirit and fun to explore and conquer, to romp and run.

I'm Rufus!
Lucas had a new friend over today. 
Lucas & Rufus chased each other up and down the stairs. 
They play bowed, barked and snapped at each other. 
Repeat again. 
They also ran into furniture, knocked stuff over and 
bumped into a rocking chair that poked a hole in the wall. 

Finally, Lucas had enough.
It was time for a nap. 
Of course, Rufus did not let up. 

Can you see the plea in Lucas' eyes for peace and quiet?

February 16, 2011

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.

It's Cookie Time!

The BCs received a bulk shipment of CloudStar Buddy Biscuits from Amazon.
Six 8 oz. boxes for $20.77 - no taxes, no shipping fees (with Amazon Prime).
 They typically retail for $4.95 per box so it was an excellent deal!

Josey waiting for OK! 
Are you kidding me?
(Look at Lucas' legs)
The tiny size are perfect training treats and fit inside treat dispensing toys!
Though they are not grain-free treats, we like the natural, minimal amount of ingredients.
Plus CloudStar is a company from my husband's alma mater - Cal Poly. 

CloudStar Itty Bitty Buddy Biscuits Roasted Chicken Flavor 
Ingredients:  Whole wheat flour, cooked chicken, dehydrated garlic, expeller pressed canola oil, mixed tocopherols (natural preservative).  Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein (min): 12.0%; crude fat (min): 6.0%;  crude fiber (max): 2.5%; moisture (max): 10.0%.  Calories: No information.

February 6, 2011

Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?

 Josey is a pretty girl.

Josey is also a working girl.
Keen about her environment.
Always alert and ready...
 to pounce on Lucas.

Where is Lucas?

Josey looking ahead on the coyote trail
It was another spring-like day (unusual for February)
and we romped around K.H.

February 5, 2011

A hush is over everything, Silent as [we] wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring.

February 5, 2011 
was very spring-like 
with temps in the 70s.
The BCs ran around like crazy 
soaking it all in.

Rare photo of them standing side by side
Of course, they both crashed hard after.
Slept for hours.
Good dogs!

February 2, 2011

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.

Workshops & Webinars

Mark your calenders and consider these upcoming workshops and webinars to improve your dog's health with food. There's a little something for everyone and I think they're going to be informative and useful.

February 23, 2011 
Workshop:  Healthy Pet Food and Cooking Class
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Corner Pet's Store and Wellness Center
9332 Elk Grove Blvd., Suite 100
Elk Grove, CA
Click here for details including how to register! 

March 9, 2011
Webinar:  Food Energetics - The Basics & Beyond
7:00 PM CST / 8:00 PM EST
For more information about this webinar and others too, click here. 

March 10, 2011
Webinar:  Raw Diets Demystified!
1:00 PM CST
Nature's Variety
An interactive webinar hosted by Nature's Variety and Laura Duclos, PhD about the nutritional benefits of feeding a Raw Diet to your dog or cat. To register for the webinar, click here