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Favorite Video Friday – Spring thaw celebration

February 17, 2017 1 comment

This weekend we are going to be experiencing a warm up that is not only unusual, but unexpected. Never before in February can I remember us reaching 60 degrees, but this weekend we will. That means melting snow and ice, lots of time outdoors and soaking up some extra sun. (I’m leaving out the dog poop pick up because that is NOT fun.)

Celebrating a a spring thaw had me looking for a video that would match how we are feeling right now. And, I think I’ve found it.

I hope you find yourself getting into a celebratory mode after watching Buddy, the Golden Retriever. He certainly did it for me. 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Alternate Reality

January 27, 2017 2 comments

It’s been some kind of week, hadn’t it?

  • Our Commander in Chief has been gaslighting us (and the world) since last Friday.
  • The weather has been crazy ridiculous across the country (tornadoes, mudslides, record snow, record temperatures globally for the 3rd year in a row).
  • Whole government agencies being dismantled, hobbled and restrained in a day.

It makes one start to wonder if there is another planet they can escape to before it all goes to hell in a hand basket .

Fortunately, there is another world we can escape to, and it’s called Greyhound Land.

This week’s Favorite Video Friday features a dog I am coming to love (through YouTube videos), Doodad. Take a moment to immerse yourself in Doodad’s world.

And if that doesn’t help, there is always this.

And if that doesn’t help, there is always this.

Favorite Video Friday – Doodad the Greyhound

January 20, 2017 4 comments

I don’t know if I have ever shared this before, but in addition to being a lover of Shelties and Labs, I am a big lover of Greyhounds.

The first greyhound I ever met was Tater. He was owned by a couple I used to walk with at the dog park. He was elegant and graceful and so very funny. He played that deadpan look so well. (Is that a greyhound thing?)

Tater might have been an older greyhound, but he could still run like the wind. He and his sister, Nadya, who is a Borzoi, made running look like art. I loved watching them. Such beauty and grace.

There is just something about this breed that makes me smile.

I think that is why I fell in love with today’s Favorite Friday video featuring Doodad the Greyhound. If ever there was a dog who inspired smiles it is Doodad. I’ve already watched five videos featuring her and her idiosyncrasies!

I just might have to consider adopting my own Doodad in the future. What a cutie!

Happy Friday everyone. May you have some good quality dog time this weekend.

Favorite Video Friday – Snow Ballerina

January 13, 2017 1 comment

Here comes crazy man Tate!My mother and I were commiserating about the weather last week. “We’d prefer snow over the bitter cold,’ we said to each other, and then, just like magic, we got snow!

Of course, it came during rush hour (3 days in a row) which made the morning commutes messy, but I didn’t really mind because… snow.

Fresh snow covers up the old, dull snow. It makes everything look so fresh and clean again. It’s fluffy and sparkly and looks so magical and fun.

The best part is watching the dogs romp in the fresh snow. They love it so much. Foster Maggie rolls around in it (over and over again), Cupcake lays down in it, and Jasper just runs around jumping and spinning around in it. Even Daisy loves the snow. It brings out the puppy in her.

There is just something about watching a dog experience a fresh snowfall that makes it seem more magical than it looks. That’s why this week’s video struck my fancy. Watching Whinny, the Jack Russell Terrier, run through the snow in slow motion is like watching a ballerina, athleticism and grace all in one dog. It’s a real joy to watch.

I hope you enjoy watching Whinny as much as I did.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Dog games in the snow

January 6, 2017 4 comments

I don’t know about you, but winter tends to generate a little cabin fever in me and the dogs. We’ve been stuck inside for almost a week now and we are going crazy. There is ice everywhere and the temps are in the below zero range (night and day) making walks a little dangerous right now.

It’s a perfect time for dog games. Fortunately, we have a slew of them to play with:

We also play hide and seek games with treats.

But, if we had snow and the temps were a little more welcoming, we’d be doing this. B the Dog seems to love these doggie games and I have a feeling that mine might like something similar.

So, what are you doing to help you and your dog deal with the cabin fever in your house?

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – A Golden Day

December 9, 2016 5 comments

I’m going to make a bold statement here today, Golden Retrievers are God’s little angels. There is something about a Golden that exudes happiness. But more than that, they bring out that happiness in the humans around them.

I think it is their attentiveness to people and their moods, their boundless joy, and ability to express that joy, and their happy, smiling faces that makes them the angels they are.

Wago, the dog in this week’s video, is not exception. I dare you to withhold a smile after watching Wago’s day. He is such a love!

I hope Wago brings you some joy this Friday morning.

Have a great weekend!

Favorite Video Friday – The elves are hard at work

December 2, 2016 1 comment

I can’t believe it’s already December 2nd. Where did the year go? How did we get to December is so quickly?

Well, at least I got the tree up! Will we get our holiday photos done in  time to make cards? That is still an open question. I hope so.

It would help to have some snow to make the holiday spirit shine, but in lieu of that, I’m sharing a very Christmasy video featuring some very cute holiday elves. I’m hoping this will get me into the holiday mood so I can get going on that Christmas shopping.

Tell me, are you done shopping yet? Are all your decorations up?

Happy Friday everyone!

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