Archive for the ‘Fun Stuff’ Category

Favorite Video Friday – Titi the diving dog

February 12, 2016 2 comments

We’ve been watching all our friends jet off to warm places the last few weeks – Hawaii, Florida, Arizona, Mexico. It makes us want to hop in the car and head south too!

Unfortunately, traveling with four dogs is not only cost prohibitive, but also something I don’t think I could manage while on the road. So instead, we went looking for a cool dog-on-the-beach video we could share with you. And, we found one.

We were all set to share it with you this morning too, but another cool video popped up in our feed and we knew it was the one we wanted to share today. It’s got warm weather, a beach (kind of), amazing looking water, and a VERY cool dog. We hope you like it.

Happy Friday everyone!

(P.S. I’ll post the other video on my Facebook page later today.)

Favorite Video Friday – Fun in the snow

February 5, 2016 3 comments

On Tuesday, we had a large snowstorm blow through town. It snowed and snowed and snowed and snowed. We got over a foot here at Casa del Mel. Just enough to cover all the dog poop I hadn’t gotten to yet, and enough for the dogs to have a grand ole time playing in the fluffy stuff. They were SO happy to have the fresh snow.

We’ve been enjoying it all week long.

It seemed appropriate to share a little of that snow joy with you today via our favorite Friday video. Meet two Aussies who really know how to have fun in the snow.

Not enough? Then come on up to Minnesota! We’ve got plenty and more is coming!

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Golden Retriever cuteness

January 22, 2016 5 comments


This week’s Favorite Friday Video is all Golden Retriever cuteness. I love puppies (who doesn’t?) and especially Golden Retriever and Lab puppies. I think it’s all that wrinkly skin that they have yet to grow into. They are just so squishy and cuddly cute!

Boomer looks like the perfect little puppy. He’s curious, courageous and fun.

He is everything you need to start your day off right.

I hope this week’s pick will make you smile. Happy Friday!

Favorite Video Friday – Golden Retriever Beach Day

January 15, 2016 3 comments

After a mostly frigid week of subzero temperatures and windchill, the dogs and I were finally able to get outside and walk last night. It put all of us in a happy place.

Unfortunately, tonight we head back down into the freezer and walks will be few and far between. Let me tell you, that makes for a restless crew at Casa del Mel. Ain’t nobody happy when we’re stuck inside for a week!

I think that’s why I was drawn to this absolutely adorable video made. Sun, sand and the ocean. Who wouldn’t want to be there right now? It’s a great little video and what I love even more than the warm scenery is the warmth and love between this dog and her humans. It will make your heart smile.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Stay warm people!

Happy Friday!

Favorite Video Friday – Stella’s Christmas Adventure

December 10, 2015 1 comment

I have loved Stella since watching her very first video. She is just about the most adorable Boston Terrier around (well, except for my former pet sitting client, Ozy).

It’s been a while since I last looked for a new video of her, so I was very surprised to see that one had been posted 3 years ago (what?!?!?!). How did I miss it?

With Christmas only two weeks away, it seemed like the perfect time to share it. If you haven’t seen her other ones, be sure to check them out on her Dad’s Vimeo channel (he’s a filmmaker, so the videos are super good). Stella is sure to make you smile.

Happy Holidays everyone.

Stella’s Xmas Adventure from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

Favorite Video Friday – Mog’s Christmas Calamity

December 3, 2015 3 comments

This week’s pet video might not be of the typical fare you find here on Fridays, but it made me smile and it warmed the cockles of my heart. After what happened this week in California, I think we could all use a little cockle warming, don’t you?

Let us not forget the beauty in the world, like the love of a good pet or the kindness of strangers. The truth is we rely on their kindness and mercy more than we know. We should make sure to recognize it whenever we find it.

“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happened better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb. (Don’t Hesitate)”
― Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems

Happy Friday everyone.

Favorite Video Friday – An early Christmas present

November 19, 2015 3 comments

I was planning to save today’s video until December, but after a week of bad news, negativity, hateful words and heightened anxiety, I think that a little puppy love is needed right now. There is nothing that gets the oxytocin flowing more than a wiggling, tail wagging, smiling puppy dog.

My hope is that by sharing this wonderfully sweet video a little early, I can give you a little smile to take with you on this Friday before Thanksgiving. Maybe we can all take a break, take a deep breath and smell the puppy breath.

May the small blessings in life bring you a smile today.

Happy Friday everyone.


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