Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ice Storm

Unfortunately this close up of the grass is a result of sliding off the icy back steps.

Trees near Duke's winter "bathroom area".

No, Duke, I'm really taking a picture of the tree. It's not that kind of website.

Maggie: "Are you serious? Can we go in yet?"

Duke: "Yeah, this is truly amazing. Let's go, my feet are cold."

Neighbors' blueberry bushes
 We now have about 3" of hard snow on the ground and might get another 8" by morning, yay. Hope the new snow is fluffy and we can finally get some good dog snow angel pictures!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

The Dude not planning his next tree attack...if you believe that....

The Dude window shopping.

Look out below, Ozzy!
Ozzy safe on higher ground.
Maggie and Duke waiting for cheese.
Maggie guarding the tree from rogue tiger cats.
Cocoa waiting for toys.
Serena relaxing.
Doug on his jungle gym.
Merry Christmas from 4 cool cats, 2 punk dogs and a lizard on his tree!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Too big...

Are you serious? Do I look like a pack animal?

Duke: Ok, I'm little, I got it.   Maggie: Why are you wearing a duffel bag?
The other day I went to Buddy Dog Humane Society to drop off the Deluxe Fleece Pad that Kuranda sent us for being part of the Dog of the Month contest on their blog. While I was there I found a used Medium Ruffwear pack in the donation bin, and for a small donation it was mine! All the reviews I've seen say their gear is great, so I was pretty excited.

The Ruffwear site sizing is Medium for dogs that measure 27" to 32" around the widest part of the ribcage and Small for 22" to 27". They recommend choosing the next smallest size if in between sizes; of course Maggie is 27" and Duke is 30" (he's a little chunky).
I think we need a bigger dog.
Maggie: I sense embarrassment ahead.   Duke: I can't look, this is pathetic.
Maggie: I'm not gonna cry, I'm not gonna cry.
Adjustable harness with fleece strap covers and pack.

Harness, pack and 2 water bladders. (One is missing the cap. Did I mention it's FREE?)

Since the pack is way too big for the punks, we're giving it away!

I think it looks like an older model Palisades pack since it does have removable saddlebags and a heavy duty harness. It's in really good shape, aside from missing the cap on one of the water bladders.

If you have a bigger dog and are interested in a free used Ruffwear pack, please leave a comment below and Maggie and Duke will select a random winner next week!
Cocoa inspected

Ozzy inspected

Dude approved

Monday, December 3, 2012

Why we can't have nice things...

Did you say "Go Somewhere?"

Duke is sure we did!

Woo hoo, we're going to Nana's house!

While we were at my parents' house we left the dogs unattended while we went to pick up their Christmas tree. This is after the dogs ran around the yard like maniacs for the second time. When I came back in, Mom asked "Did you have a pair of black gloves?" I knew this was not good...

What we found...
Before and After
Not really sure how they turned it inside out
I'm just glad they didn't chew up any of my parents' stuff!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Look familiar?


Does Godiva remind you of anyone? Maggie isn't quite sure, but Duke has an idea....

Wait, is she one of us mystery dogs?
Maggie and Duke might have a long lost younger sister at Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury!
Not really, but she does look like a similar mix of breeds.

Godiva is a 3 year old female Pointer/Hound mix, at least that's what we think Maggie and Duke are, maybe with some Terrier thrown in for the fun factor.

Godiva is friendly, active and loves to go for walks, sounds like our 2 but without their fear issues, which is a definite plus for her! She's new to Buddy Dog, please email for more information.

Seriously? There are more of us?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Maggie, Duke and the Swamp Thing

WARNING - Turn down the sound on your computer as the clip involves a very barky giant schnauzer!

This is what Maggie and Duke will be doing on Sunday; they'll be running around with Griffin, another Buddy Dog Humane Society alumnus. Whether you're looking for a large or small dog, Buddy Dog has everything from Chihuahuas, Havanese and Maltese to Coonhounds, Huskies and Rottweilers, plus Labs, Terrier mixes and of course more Super Satos like Maggie and Duke! 

Though you can't tell from the name, Buddy Dog also has a lot of cool cats too, from tigers and tabbies to calico cats, beautiful black cats and silvery grey cats. Click on the word dog or cat to go to their adoption pages and check out the available cuties!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What Nor'easter?

Does Mr.Man need help with the driveway?           

Hey Maggie, I kiss your face! 

Open the door already, our toes are cold!

 The 5 inches of snow we had last week is already gone, woo hoo! The dogs had fun running around the first night, the novelty wore off a bit once it started to ice up. I wasn't able to get a video of Duke making snow angels; luckily I have all winter to get coordinated enough to manage a camera, 2 crack dogs and 2 fifteen foot leashes on snow and ice. Hope everything is good where you are!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Help America's Vet Dogs! (for Free!)

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On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, you can help America's Vet Dogs provide guide dogs and assistance dogs to disabled veterans. It's FREE, just tweet #thankavet and the HISTORY Channel will donate $1 to America's Vet Dogs for each tweet! This is such a great fundraiser, as America's Vet Dogs is a non-profit organization and receives no government funding, though they provide service, guide and therapy dogs to veterans and active duty personnel.

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A few months ago  we met 2 veterans and their dogs at a presentation, and the bond between the dogs and the veterans was amazing to see in person. One of the dogs would put his paw on his person's foot or lean against him every few minutes to give him support. The dogs were so happy to go everywhere with their people, we could hear their tails thumping across the room! I think all of us teared up while hearing the veterans describe their experiences and the difference the dogs made in their lives. 

 America's Vet Dogs works in partnership with The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, and has opportunities to volunteer to raise puppies for the program in the states on the attached list. The Foundation provides vet care and supplies, including a crate, and any expense the puppy raiser incurs, such as food, is tax deductible if receipts are saved. Please help this great organization by tweeting
#thankavet on Sunday, November 11!