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Happy Love Your Pets Day!

We make no secret that we LOVE our pets here :)

We always welcome our visitors’ canine companions as well. The more the merrier!

This is our squad (the very definition of “squad goals” if you ask me!): Eli-Princess just turned 4 and she is the big one in the back. Our Pugs are (from L to R) Jordan (12), Mookie (1), Cheyenne (11), Jack (11) and Koko (9). All have their own unique personalities and quirks. I love that about them.

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Excuse the mess.. we’re trying to act innocent after ripping apart the cardboard recycling pile :)

I tell everyone to get a dog. Why? 

They make you feel happy when you’re sad. Seriously, they just know when to comfort you.

They are super helpful. I mean, who hasn’t needed their dog to show off a cool trick or two during a lull in conversation when people are over?

They teach responsibility. Mini’s daily chore is letting the dogs out for their afternoon constitutional when she gets home from school. She knows that gets done as soon as she gets home, before she even does her homework. I don’t even have to remind her anymore, which is great.

They’re protective and bark to alert you of potential danger. That car door closed four houses down and you NEED to be notified. Repeatedly. Just in case. Also, your neighbors are having a conversation in their yard. You need to know what’s going on, right? ;)

I absolutely LOVE my pets. I can’t imagine NOT having one, but I totally get that they aren’t for everyone.

For fun, I decided to take this great breed quiz from PuppySpot to see what type of dog would fit our lifestyle. PuppySpot is dedicated to the safety and health of all their puppies for sale, which is shown through their no puppy mill promise.

I have to admit I was a bit nervous because I already have my babies and I think they are a good fit, but maybe my next pup should be something else?

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YAY! I got “The Loyal Companion”, which I think PEFECTLY describes my Puggies and even my Hound. Eli-Princess is pretty mellow, but loves to run around crazy-like and play fetch in the backyard.. Note: by “fetch” I mean she grabs whatever I throw, runs it over to the other part of the yard then leaves it there for ME to go get so I may throw it again. I’m so very well-trained :)

Hope you enjoyed the quiz and I encourage you to paw through the PuppySpot site. Maybe you’ll meet your new bestie over there!

June 2015 Photo Blogging Challenge: “Anything Goes”

We have been SUPER BUSY around here! I have taken a photo or two (or a TON) and it was actually pretty hard coming up with my top 5 from the past month, but here goes.

1. Mini had her first Arnold Palmer Half & Half Coolatta from Dunkin Donuts

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For those of you who don’t know, Half & Half is half iced tea and half lemonade, one of Mini’s fave drinks! She was very excited to try it and absolutely loved it! I caught her day-dreaming in this photo. She said she was imagining drinking her coolatta on the beach.

2. The Batman Pop

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The ice cream man happened to be at the bus stop the one day Mini’s bus came home really late. I let her pick out whatever she wanted. She chose this wonky-eyed Batman. She has a thing for superheroes. I love this photo because her eyes look a rather gorgeous shade of blue in it.

3. Mini & Eli-Princess

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This is the futon we have in our living room to keep our dogs off our couches. I had to add a filter to the photo so you can really see Eli-Princess’s eyes saying “Ummm do you NOT see the human child on the dog couch???”

4. This way to Mini’s Star Wars Themed 8th Birthday!

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Dress is from Zulily. It’s an adult’s dress. We are going to slowly post photo after photo from the party. I’ve been asked not to post too many, as Mini would like to debut some in upcoming “Mini Monday” posts. Be on the lookout for those!

5. The Fur Kids

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All 4 of our furbabies. It is hard to get them in a photo when they are all looking in one direction. It’s easiest when they’re resting. Cool fact: This is actually Mini’s old toddler bed. The dogs find it quite comfy. Again, it keeps them off the couches in the den. Geniuses, we are!

BONUS!

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I found this hilarious. It’s quite clear Darth has had ENOUGH of the parties. He was probably not too happy about having dogs snuggle with him either. He punished himself. Don’t worry. I rescued him because after all…

Nobody puts Vader in a corner. <-Two movie references in one. BOOM!

I look forward to checking out everyone else’s entries.

Christmas Pics 2014

It is VERY hard to get 4 dogs and a child to sit still! Even harder? Having them all look in the same direction at the same time!

I have over 100 Christmas pics in my phone to prove this. We did some pretty amazing cards with Shutterfly, but the time and effort it took beforehand was exhausting. If I am going to send out a card, it is going to be as perfect as I can get it.

What does that mean?

It means…

Mini is facing us and smiling (NOPE to 3 pics).

Mini is not slouching or pulling weirdly at her shirt (NOPE to 8 pics).

Our Pug Grumble and our Hound are also looking at us (NOPE to about 25 pics).

Previously mentioned Grumble and Hound are not hopping off the couch (NOPE to 5 pics).

All bows on the dogs are to be on them, not flying off to the side (NOPE to about 40 pics).

Getting the lighting right so there were no shadows on any faces (NOPE to 6 pics).

Did we have a ton of blooper photos? YUP!

Was it fun? Ehhhh… Ummm wellll.. okay yes. it was frustrating and fun at the same time.

Was it hard eventually weeding out the good photos? Nope. There weren’t many.

Got all that? Well then, here ya go… A few bloopers and few goodies. Enjoy! Oh and excuse the mess behind the couch.. All the stuff had to go somewhere! LOL

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From L to R: Jack, Jordan, Mini, Cheyenne, Eli-Princess

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20141211_181840After taking a TON of pics, the dogs look a bit naked without their bows, huh? Just something I noticed :)

Just curious.. After looking, do you have a fave? Truth be told, I LOVE the one where they’re all sleeping! They look like little angels :)