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Monday, June 29, 2015

Monty Monday - the trouble with cats....

Our neighborhood has had a bumper crop of feral cats this year.  It isn't unusual to go out in the morning and find a half dozen doing their business in the yard.  It doesn't help that the gal down the street lets her own unfixed feline out and contributes quite heavily to the cat population each year.   

...and of course, where there are too many of anything, they bring along all their problems.  In this case, we've had a manifestation of ticks!

Aaron has been diligently fighting back against them treating the yard and house, vacuuming, spraying...  Monty, unfortunately, has become a victim to the little blood thirsty pests.  Every night, Aaron performs a full body inspection on Monty.  Monty takes these inspections quite stoically and seem to enjoy them.






Hey!  You missed a spot!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Goldens

Last Friday I mentioned that I noticed Harlow makes friends quickly.  She is always happy to meet new people and new pups - and is especially happy when her new friends are of the Golden variety.  She has super excited to meet this nice girl and her puppy friend!
Hi dere, pups that look like da Princess!
She couldn't wait to catch up on gossip...
You don't say....
To become all jumbled together...
We iz a Golden dog pile....

...and to show off her extreme silliness....
I iz silly pup!
Of course, after we said our good byes, we couldn't have been more surprised to walk down the trail and discover a Monty look-alike!
Monty, iz dat you?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monty Monday - Monty does the Chewy review!

Poor Monty - he has his paws full without Harlow there.  This week, he will be doing our chewy.com review!

Disclaimer:  How Sam Sees it has not been compensated for this product review. We received a product to review.  We have no connection with the brand and were not influenced in our opinions. Our opinions are strictly our own.

Now as you know, our Monty is amazingly finicky when it comes to what he eats.  It's not unusual for him to skip several days or turn his nose up to a fresh bowl of kibble.  When we saw that chewy.com was offering a can of their Merrick Back Country Grain Free canned food - we jumped at a chance to try it.

Aaron's comment regarding this product was that it smelled good enough for him to eat! 
He mixed 1/3 of the can with Monty's regular kibble and set it down to see what the boy would do. 
Actual real chicken - not those strange chicken-y squares you usually see.
 Another thing that Aaron noted was that after refrigeration, the product had congealed meaning that the contents are closer to natural -  there is real fat in the product.  He had been feeding Monty the contents of another canned food that never congealed.
Heating up the product for feeding on day two.
To our delight, Monty scarfed up his meal in no time flat.  Usually, even with canned food added, he leaves a portion of his meal untouched.
Nom nom nom...
He really enjoyed it!
*burp*
He even licked out his dish!
Any left?
This is one of the products that we will definitely plan to purchase in the future!  Thank you, chewy.com!

Friday, June 19, 2015

What I've learned about Harlow

Traveling with a dog for a long period of time has its own set of challenges.  Our place in Colter Bay doesn't have a fenced in yard, and park rules forbid off-leash dogs, so Harlow is 100% dependent on me for her exercise and entertainment.  I've learned a few things about Harlow that I've never noticed before...

She likes to run through tall grass....
Okay, da Momma, I iz getting ready for da zoomies.
When she needs a nap, she really needs a nap....
Zzzzzzz.....
She makes friends easily, both human and pups....
Garth Riley, iz dat you?
Most flowers are taller than her....
Da Momma, dese posies are blocking da Harlow's view!
She really was an excessive wriggle to her walk....

video
She has a funny sense of humor...
Dis tall fellow don't say much, da Momma.  Hehehe....
She truly is the happiest dog around...
Dis my happy face.
I've really enjoyed having her with me.  She is always up for adventure and makes me smile a dozen times a day.  I really think she is enjoying herself too!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Monty Monday - Monty receives a package!

Recently, I placed on order from chewy.com just for our Monty.  He always has to share whatever comes in the mail, first with our Angel Sam, and then with Harlow.  He very seldom gets toys and treats that are just for him.  Aaron made sure to capture Monty enjoying his special gift!
All for me?
 I tried to order him chewies, special treats and a toy just for him.
A squeaky toy!
I like Monty's glowing eyes and toothy grin....
I think Monty was quite pleased with his box!
Yum!
Nom nom nom....
Mine!

The toy so far has lived up to its "indestructible" claim.  However, both Aaron and I realize that our real tester is a few miles north...

I also ordered him some special crunch treats - Plato Salmon Dog Treats.  Monty happens to love very stinky treats and I thought this might do the trick!

Is dat a stinky treat?
Delicious!
So what do you think of your treats, Monty?
Lip-licking good!
P.S. - Monty really loves his toy!  Per Aaron - It has harmonics in the squeakies that drive him nuts, and he's been carrying it around ever since I opened it a couple of days ago. Even takes it to bed and toilet breaks.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Trouble With Squirrels....

The trouble with squirrels is that sometimes they taunt you....
Squirrel!
 They tease you...
Squirrel!
They find out where you live...
Squirrel!
They trick you into getting wet....
Squirrel!
They call you names....

Squirrel!
They send over their much bigger friends...
Oh dear!
...and they never let you catch them...
Squirrrellll.....

Monday, June 8, 2015

Monty Monday - Oops!

Hey Monty, why are you hiding under there?
You didn’t see?
See what?
The couch. You were gone, and I was here alone, and the thunder and lightning and wind and tree branches hitting the house and I…I guess I panicked.
Well Monty.  It’s not the first time this has happened, is it? But that time everything came out all right, didn’t it? So don’t worry about it, we’ll fix this one the same way.
You mean it, It’s OK? And I get to come with you anyway?
Thanks Dad.