Wednesday, April 25, 2012

See My Bone

Nobody, can have my bone.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Squirrel Hunting

It is spring and that means the squirrels are out.  Which also means, it is time for squirrel hunting.  Lola got to go to my dad's last weekend, and that means hours upon hours of squirrel hunting.

I think one there was a squirrel coming down the other side of the tree.  Lola was hunting, and just not quite fast enough

The squirrel ran down the tree towards the fence.  So close, yet so far.  I am sure there will be much more squirrel hunting this summer.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mr.Chewy Review

The people at were kind enough to give us a $50 gift card to try their website and then do a review of their services.  And of course we were extremely grateful and could not refuse.

MrChewy is an online pet food retailer offering over 70 brands of pet food, treats an supplies.  Of course, we went for the treats.  I thought they had a good variety of treats, vitamins, healthy treats and bones.  And I was amazed at some of their prices.  I could not believe everything I was able to get with gift card they gave us.

I loved the variety of joint wellness treats.  With Lola's arthritis I am always trying to give her stuff that will help with her joints.  And I was able to find a great selection of treats.  I will be going back to to get more treats.

After placing the order, the box was here with in a few days.  And were we excited.

Whats in the box??  I smell something good!!

Look at everything we were able to get with our gift card!

Hmm, I think we should try something.

HMMM, Delicious!!! 

The other thing that was about to get, which was only a couple of dollars is a small moose antler.  It was about 4 or 5 inches long.  And Lola loved it. 

I will be going back to  I love the variety of healthy treats available.  And I thought the prices were great.  Thanks again!!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Never Forgotten - 4/20/1999

Today is the 13th anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School.  12 students and 1 teacher tragically lost their lives that day.  Please take a moment to remember those lost.  Never Forgotten.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

RIP Bear

I am extremely sad to pass along the news that my dad's dog Bear passed unexpectedly Wednesday night.  Although Lola and Bear were not the best of friends, (they were like water and oil) they would always team up to hunt squirrels (while Otis slept on the couch).  The two of them would have squirrels trapped in trees for hours tempting them to escape.   And just has they would come down the tree, Lola and Bear would scare it right back up in the tree.  The two of them were a match made in heaven when it came to squirrel hunting.  They were both so stubborn and would never give up, unless food was being handed out. Bear will be missed, but he is running free now and will no longer have any pain he may have been experiencing.


Bear and Lola on the couch

Bear, Otis and Lola

Here is what my dad has posted about Bear.

Our dog Bear died very unexpectedly last night (4/4/12) at about 9:15 PM. Earlier in the afternoon we did our normal two mile walk, which always made Bear excited and which he seem to always enjoy. He showed no signs of distress during the walk. After the walk I went out for awhile. When we returned home at about 7:30, Otis our other dog greeted us at the door but Bear didn’t which was very unusual since they both would always be at the door. When I fed the dogs Bears didn’t eat which also was unusual since he would gobble his food down. He was lethargic and unsteady and over the next hour and a half got weaker, more lethargic and finally just quit breathing.

Bear was a rescue dog that we had only had for 18 months. In September 2010, we were at an end of summer festival in a local park on pet day. We ran across Bear who was older (probably around 8), overweight and in need of a home but we weren’t looking for a second dog. After we got home we started to worry about Bear so decided to try to adopt him. It took a week for us to locate him. When we brought him home he couldn’t walk very far but we got his weigh down and started to take him on walks and before long he could walk 2 miles with no trouble.

Unlike other dogs I have had Bear want to be in our vicinity but didn’t really snuggle up to you although he would come to get his ears and neck rubbed. Bear was his own dog - he didn’t try to please people the way many dogs do. I said he was more in touch with his “dog self” than other dogs I have had. We were hoping for more years with Bear and will miss him.