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A puppy break for Minneapolis workers

August 1, 2014 Leave a comment

On Thursday, a friend emailed me to see if I wanted to join her for a walk to go see some puppies on my lunch hour. My Scooby senses tingled. Puppies? Ummmm….YES!!!!

She sent me this article (“Downtown workers take a break to pet puppies.”)talking about the event held the week before and the one my friend and I were planning to attend that day. Dog trainer, Jody Karow from Dog Sense Unleashed, and the staff and foster moms and dads from Safe Hands Rescue, were working together to give workers the chance to escape the workday stress and hang out with some rescue dogs.

It was quite the event. So many people stopped by just to have the chance to meet the dog and cuddle with a puppy. I was happy to reconnect with Jody and get the chance to meet some really great dogs. Here are just a few of the pictures I took of the gathering and the people and dogs we met. Make sure you check out Safe Hands’ video (below) of the fun had by all who came to Peavey Plaza. It will give you a smile.

Minneapolis workers enjoy some@downtime with the dogs

Minneapolis workers enjoy some downtime with the dogs

Just a baby. Bet he gets adopted by the end of the weekend.

Just a baby. Bet he gets adopted by the end of the weekend.

Happy faces. Cute puppies.

Happy faces. Cute puppies.

Puppies making workers happy. #minneapolis #rescue

Puppies making Minneapolis workers happy.

Enjoying the puppies in downtown Minneapolis #rescue #lunchbreak

Enjoying the puppies in downtown Minneapolis.

Well hello there! How are you stranger?

A little love from a dog with Safe Hands Rescue

A little love from a dog with Safe Hands Rescue

I think this says it all. Everyone loves a puppy during a work lunchbreak. #minneapolis #rescue

I think this says it all. Everyone loves some puppy time during a lunch break.

Favorite Video Friday – A boy. A bike. A dog

July 31, 2014 3 comments

Two years ago I shared a video featuring a boy on a bike riding an incredible trail with his dog (a Sheltie). It was quite a video. Watching them ride the most unbelievable trail, while listening to some pretty rad (did I just say that?) music, was quite the rush. You couldn’t help but be in awe of both the dog and the biker. (Note: Since I first shared that video, I found out that Timmy the Sheltie was adopted from a shelter and had never been taught to chase after the bike. Pretty incredible little dog.)

So when I came across today’s video selection, I thought for sure it had to be the same boy (a little older), with a new dog (a Border Collie), riding the same trail.  But after comparing the names on the videos, it appears they are completely unrelated. Who could have guessed that there would be two videos so similar and yet totally different and equally as cool?

There is something so wonderful about being outside, in the deep, dark forest, created by Mother Nature. Being able to do so, while hanging out with your dog, i just pure bliss. I’m hoping you will agree.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – A pool party just isn’t a pool party without sexy weiner dogs

July 24, 2014 7 comments

After a very wet and cold spring, we are finally hitting the full stride of summer here in Minnesota. Personally? I think we deserve it.

So what goes well with hot summer heat? Why a pool party, of course!

Being this is a dog blog and all, it only makes sense that we would feature some sexy ladies of the four-fitted variety. Welcome the Sexy Ladies Weiner Party (#SLWP). I’ve got to admire someone who can create a pool party video featuring sexy dogs. Pretty cute stuff.

I hope you enjoy the party!

Happy Friday everyone!

Wordless Wednesday #194 – Party fun for the birthday boy

July 1, 2014 16 comments

Favorite Video Friday – Dachshund Bahama Vacation

June 26, 2014 2 comments

It’s vacation time at Casa del Mel. We might not be going on any bog trips, but we are certainly going to have some fun!

It seemed like this week’s video was the perfect way to kick things off.

 

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Join Sparky in the Celtic Kibble Dance

June 20, 2014 5 comments

Is anyone else saying “Thank God It’s Friday!” today? I know I am. It has been a very trying week at Casa del Mel (even the dogs are saying TGIF!).

The only way to end a week like this is to do a happy dance. Why don’t you join Sparky and I in a little jig? (He’s cute as hell isn’t he?)

C’mon! It will make you feel a whole lot better.

I promise.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – What happens when you have a dog and you do yoga

June 12, 2014 7 comments

I’m not really a “gym” person, but if I could work out at home without interruption, I would love to do so. My sister has been doing her workouts at home, and her dedication and hard work are really starting to show. My fear is that my workouts would end up looking something like the ones featured in this week’s video selection.

You’ve got to admire a woman who can maintain some semblance of zen while a dog is licking her face incessantly or crawling under her and putting his butt up in her face, wagging tail and all.

I might not have the same issues with my dogs as she has with Otis, but I have no doubt that there would be something dropped in front of me, over and over again.

Jasper really does think I was put on this earth to throw his ball for him.

I hope you get a giggle or two as you watch Otis and his mom.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Hanging out at the beach with my family

May 23, 2014 4 comments

Memorial Day weekend is dedicated to honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, but traditionally it has also been a weekend to spend time with family. Many of us will observe the day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, camping, hanging out at the beach and participating in parades.

For myself, I hope to spend some time with both family and friends (and of course, my dogs). There will be gardening and reading and picture-taking this weekend, but there will also be some time to reflect on those who served or are serving now.

Whatever you are doing this weekend, I hope you get to hang out with your favorite people and just enjoy being with each other.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Paddle boarding with the dog

May 15, 2014 5 comments

I don’t know how the weather has been where you live, but here in Minnesota we’ve been enjoying something I like to call Sprinter. It’s been way too cold to be spring and yet it is too warm to call it winter. It seems we’re stuck somewhere in between. Sprinter.

I want more warm sunny days and green grass and blooming spring flowers and time at the beach. Instead, we have rain, more rain, clouds (lots of them) and the heat is still on in the house. Perhaps a little sunny video featuring a French Bulldog enjoying a paddle ride in California will warm things up around here.

Chicken (could there be a cuter name?) is the adorable dog along for the ride. Her parents are the paddlers. The music is the sauce holding it all together. I hope it starts your weekend off with a little smile.

 

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – A Great Dane puddles onto the floor

May 8, 2014 9 comments

Have you ever had one of those days where you are so tired that you literally have to pour yourself out of bed?

Do you ever find that your skeleton has mysteriously disappeared in the middle of the night and your body is incapable to doing anything but turning into a puddle on the floor?

Yeah. That.

Happy Friday everyone! :)

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