Wordless Wednesday #306 – Your doggie zen moment

September 28, 2016 2 comments

 

Sunset doggie delight

Black and White Sunday #186 – Standing in the storm

September 25, 2016 4 comments

Standing in the storm

My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever.

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Favorite Video Friday – Basset puppy cuteness

September 23, 2016 Leave a comment

I love those live video feeds one sees on earth cams. My favorite one is the grizzly bear live feed at Brooks Falls at Katmai National Park in Alaska. It’s just a live feed of some bears sitting in the river, waiting to catch salmon, but I could watch that one all day long. Maybe it’s the sound of the falls, or the way the bears interact with each other, but there is something about this feed that is mesmerizing.

I know there are a lot of dog feeds too. like live puppy cam on animal planet.

This week’s video feels a lot like a live feed of Basset puppies. It’s only 4 short minutes of pure puppy cuteness, but so worth watching. I love watching them explore their world. They clearly have been well-socialized and feel comfortable navigating and exploring their environment. Whether they are eating tree bark, wrestling with one another or sniffing the air, they are fun to watch. I found myself chuckling a few times too.

I hope you will enjoy watching them as much as I did.

Happy Friday everyone!

Black and White Sunday #185 – Puppy Mill Survivors

September 17, 2016 5 comments

Daisy and Cupcake at Thomas Lake Park

Today is national Puppy Mill Awareness Day. Daisy and Cupcake (above) are both former puppy mill breeding dogs. They were fortunate enough to be rescued before they could be killed, but many puppy mill breeding dogs are not so lucky.

When you buy from a pet store or online, you are buying from a puppy mill. And when you buy from a pet store or from an online website, you are guaranteeing that the parents of that puppy will continue to live in feces, be covered in fleas and suffer untreated medical ailments, including rotting teeth and jaws. You are also guaranteeing they will be killed by shotgun or through torture.

Please don’t buy a puppy from a pet store. Please don’t buy a puppy from the internet.
Adopt. There are so many dogs in need. So many of them are in shelters or with a rescue, and 90% of the time, through no fault of their own.

When puppy millers stop seeing sales, they will stop, but in order for that to happen you need to stop too.

 

My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever.

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Favorite Video Friday – Dog Park in Slow Motion

September 16, 2016 2 comments

This week we’re slowing down an enjoying the dog park filmed in slow motion. The video selection for this week has almost an art film feel to it. It is beautifully shot and focuses on the small intimate moments we often miss at a dog park.

I like it because it features dogs (of course!), but I also like it because it doesn’t make me anxious seeing one group of dogs beating up on another dog, which is often what I see. I also like it because it is just that beautiful to watch.

If it wasn’t so short, I would say get yourself a bowl of popcorn, a glass of wine, and sit back and enjoy.🙂

Happy Friday everyone.

May you have a fantastic weekend.

Sony RX10 ii Short Film // Dog Park // Filmed in 120fps & 250 fps from Cliq on Vimeo.

Wordless Wednesday #305 – Daisy’s Takes a Treat

September 13, 2016 3 comments

Favorite Video Friday – Chihuahua Takedown

September 8, 2016 5 comments

I don’t know about you, but my dogs love stuffed animals. Daisy loves them because she is a Lab and carrying something in her mouth (especially when she is excited or happy) is almost instinctive. It’s not unusual to find 10-12 of these toys in her kennel at any one time.

Jasper and Cupcake love them because the usually have a squeaker in them, and who doesn’t love a squeaker? Cupcake used to run around the house squeaking her stuffie over and over again. Jasper loves to find the squeaker, and eradicate it from t’s unsuspecting host. Once it has been removed, he must remove the stuffing to make sure there are no other stray squeakers running around.

But, none of my 3 dogs have ever taken a stuffie and whipped it around, trying to beat the beast to death. I don’t know why, but it has never happened at Casa del Mel.

I think that’s partly why I was so fascinated by this week’s video selection. It features an adorable Chihuahua named, Poochino, taking on two stuffies, mano y mano. The video is cleverly edited, filmed in slow-motion and has some funny sound effects. I loved watching “Poochino” attack his toys with playful enthusiasm. It’s hard not to love a Chihuahua demonstrating a serious stuffie takedown. I hope you agree.

Happy Friday everyone!🙂

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