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Favorite Video Friday – Crusoe’s Morning Routine

June 29, 2017 2 comments

Today is the first day of my 11-day vacation (well, technically, 7 working days, but I count weekends too. Don’t you?).

I had decided to sleep in this morning, but Jasper had other plans. Whenever I sleep past 5 am, Jasper jumps up on my bed and lays down beside me and paws my hand. He insists on a belly rub before we get up and get moving for the morning.

As I scratched his belly this morning (at 5:30 am), I started thinking about our morning routine. I’ve probably shared a little bit of our morning routine before, but probably not the details.

This is literally our daily routine (unless i get up exactly at 5 am):

  • Jasper jumps on the bed and insists on his morning belly rub.
  • Foster Maggie runs in and out of my bedroom excitedly, wagging her tail the whole time (that last part is new!).
  • I swing my legs over the edge of the bed as Jasper jumps down. Then, Maggie runs in and we do butt scratches (for her and Jasper).
  • I walk into the living room, where Daisy is lounging on the couch, and give her a few scritches.
  • I let Jasper and Maggie out.
  • I go back and give Daisy her morning belly rub (she absolutely refuses to go outside in the morning until she has had her morning belly rub).
  • I let Daisy outside and start preparing Kongs for the day.
  • Daisy bursts into the house (she can open the door if it is not locked), followed by Jasper, and eventually, Maggie.
  • Jasper stations himself in the kitchen to supervise the Kong making (you never know when a stray piece of kibble will hit the floor), and Maggie watches from the wings.
  • Kongs are placed in the freezer (to freeze their yogurt topping) and then it’s time for breakfast for me.
  • While I eat my breakfast, Daisy, Jasper and Maggie watch me, like adoring fans.

Crazy huh?

It seems so much more complex than Crusoe’s routine, as featured in this week’s Favorite Friday Video. 🙂

So, what’s your morning routine with your dog(s)? I’d love to know if my routine is as crazy as everyone else. Please share.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Border Collie Fun

June 2, 2017 2 comments

I have a thing for musical videos featuring dogs. I don’t know what it is, but they almost always leave me feeling happier and lighter in spirit. This week’s video is no exception. It features a young 5 month old Border Collie learning new tricks. It’s very sweet and cute.

Which leads me to a question, why do most of these wonderful videos feature Border Collies? Where are all the other dog owners? Why aren’t they making videos like this?

Let me know when you have an answer. I’m off to watch some more musical dog videos. 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – The Great Tennis Ball Chase

April 21, 2017 Leave a comment

If you’ve been following this blog for any significant amount of time, then you know I have a dog who is obsessed with tennis balls. His name is Jasper.

Jasper will chase his tennis balls to the end of the earth. Just when you think he is tired and ready to be done, he brings it to you again so you can throw it just ONE MORE TIME.

Now that we’re in spring, I expect we will be doing a whole lot more ball chasing. That’s why this week’s favorite video is so perfect. It features the most adorable Golden Retriever, named Wilson. I just love him, don’t you?

Happy Friday everyone!

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Favorite Video Friday – Let Spring begin!

April 14, 2017 1 comment

To me, Easter has always signaled the official beginning of spring. Maybe it’s the message of renewal and rebirth, or just the timing of when it occurs (April), but it always feels like Easter is when all the tulips and daffodils start to bloom and the birds start singing their love songs. It’s usually around this time that the buds fall from the trees and fresh new green leaves start to unfurl. Suddenly, everywhere you look there is green!

Spring signals the coming of summer and more time outdoors. It means more hikes, hanging out with our friends (and dogs), camping, gardening, playing ball on the field and in the yard, and swimming. I think that is why I loved this video so much. It was taken last year, but it signals all the things I look forward to each and every spring. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Biker and Dog

April 7, 2017 6 comments

I don’t know about you, but I often dream of getting away to a cabin in the woods and immersing myself in nature. I love the idea of waking up to the rising sun and the sounds of birds singing to their future loves. I want to hike the well-worn trails of the adventurers before me and take a nap under an old tree.

In all those dreams, there is always a dog beside me. My friend. My companion. My cohort. It would be hard to imagine myself without one.

I think that is why this week’s video find spoke to me. It features biker, Adam Morse, his dog, Flow (what a great dog name, huh?), and the Green Mountains of Vermont. I don’t know about you, but watching Adam and Flow just makes my dreams all the more urgent. What beauty. What companionship.

I hope you love this video as much as I did.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Dock Dogs in Slo-Mo

March 24, 2017 10 comments

I love watching dog sports in slow motion. There is just something about watching their fur slowly ruffle in the wind or seeing their skin ripple across their muscles as they run. Whether it be agility, hunting or dock diving, slow motion video shows us more than we ever see with our eyes in the moment.

When that slow motion video is also wonderfully shot and edited, it makes it even more a work of art. That is what I am sharing with you today. Notice how artfully framed this dock diving event is and how well it tells the story.

I wish I had half the skills of the person or persons who created this week’s video.

This week’s Favorite Friday video features dock diving dogs at the 2015 GoPro Mountain games. The GoPro Mountain games are a yearly event held in Colorado that includes dog events, music, running and other sporting events. The next one is June 8-11. Check it out!

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Puppy eating watermelon

March 17, 2017 3 comments

I usually like to introduce the weekly Friday video, but today I’m just going to let you watch the cuteness without context or a story. After all, who needs to add context or share a story when there is cuteness like this to share? 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

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