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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.

Love My Pets Day 2017 - Tina B's World

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!

Blog Challenge – Topic 2

A Goal You Have and How You Are Going To Get There

I haven’t added a page introducing my fur babies yet but we have a few of them. The newest addition is an American Foxhound (at least that’s what I think she is – she was a rescue) named Eli-Princess. Mini named her after Eli Manning, QB of the NY Giants.

Eli is now roughly 8 months old and although she is scared and skittish of strangers, she is a total lovee with us. She will cuddle in a heartbeat and loves to gives kisses and nuzzles, but training her has been very rough. She will sit, stay and speak on command. If I tell her to sit down, she will patiently wait until I have poured her water then come forward to drink when I give her the okay. She loves to run and will just run in circles around my backyard until she tires herself out. She’s not a big fan of the leash. She just collapses to the ground and stares until you give up trying to walk her around on it. I don’t yet know if this is a puppy thing or a breed thing. My parents’ English Mastiff used to do this when someone would try to pick her up. It was her way of saying “Nope”.

Our biggest obstacle, though, has been potty training. She learned pretty quick to pee outside, but poo is another story. It doesn’t matter how many times she poops outside, she will always go in the house. Every. Single. Time. When I researched it, I found out that AF’s are hard to train. Oh goody.

My goal is to have her trained by her first birthday in January. I am going to keep doing research and try to contact other Foxhound owners for advice. I have a lot of other goals, but this one is my priority right now. All else can wait. My nearly 60-lb puppy needs to be trained and soon!