Book Review: The Dog-Eared Diary-A Chrissy the Schih Tzu Mystery

In this second installment in the series, Chrissy digs up clues to help Autumn solve a historical disappearance and a modern-day murder mystery Autumn Clarke is getting her life back to normal with the help of her extraordinary shih tzu, Chrissy, when the death of a local philanthropist reveals the man’s dark family secrets, as well as unexpected ties to Autumn. When Chrissy discovers a dog-eared diary in the dead man’s family home, Autumn discovers that things in the Clarke {Read More}

Calvin’s Smile

Sometimes I forget that what may seem like a simple snapshot to me, may hold a greater meaning for someone else. I snapped these shots of Calvin simply because he is adorable, and after all he has dealt with and overcome, when he looks me in the eye and wags, it melts my heart. As I was snapping, he smiled. His huge, adorable, goofy smile. My heart melted. I didn’t give the pics much more thought when I uploaded them {Read More}

Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Where we’ve been… My lack of posting over the last few years is embarrassing. I have had a lot that I wanted to share, but I let the dramas of life get in my way.  Illness in my family and myself, exhaustion from balancing work and school, and dealing with the lingering effects of a concussion drained me mentally and physically. Added to those stresses, was the self-doubt, the fear of failure, or doing this blogging thing “wrong.” Reading article {Read More}

The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally DIY Dog Costumes

We’re big fans of Tim Burton’s work in our house. The Nightmare Before Christmas is our favorite movie, and Jack Skellington and his love Sally are two of our favorite characters. I can’t be the only dog mom who would love to dress my dogs as our favorite characters, right? So, we want to share our The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally DIY dog costumes. Chewy’s big round head, dark eyes, and frowny look when his hair is longer {Read More}

Happy 7th Birthday Delia!

Happy 7th Birthday, Delia! My baby girl is 7 years old. I can’t believe how fast time is flying. Wasn’t she just a year and a half old? How is it possible she’s 7?! We went low-key with the party for now. I’ve been sick, and we’re packing to move soon, so we decided to wait until we are settled to have her celebration with her friends. I found this adorable Garanimals unicorn t shirt for human toddlers and couldn’t {Read More}

Our Pet Friendly Pumpkin Patch Adventure

Delia and Chewy joined their friends on a visit to Meert Tree Farm, a pet friendly pumpkin patch and corn maze just outside of St. Louis. Delia loves it there. She had her first pumpkin patch and corn maze adventure there a few years ago. This year, Chewy joined her for his first time. They were eager to pick out a pumpkin AND to earn their Corn Maze and Hay Ride badges for PupScouts! We were happy that our friends {Read More}

PupScouts Org Troop 314 Leader Delia Models Her Official Uniform

For more information about PupScouts check out our post announcing our troop, and visit the official PupScouts website at www.pupscouts.org

19th Annual Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Finals Preview

Saturday, October 1 Delia, Chewy and I will be attending the 19th Annual Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Finals at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Missouri. Delia and I have gone in the past and we both had a fantastic time. We didn’t make it last year, so this year will be Chewy’s first time. This competition is the “Olympics” of canine sports, with events  including high-flying disc routines, 30-Weave-Up-And-Back, Large and Small Dog Agility courses, Jack Russell Hurdle {Read More}

5 Resources for Finding Lost Pets

One of the most awful experiences a pet parent can face is when a pet goes missing. It can happen in the blink of an eye. My childhood best friend, Mickey, disappeared one evening during a potty trip outside. It was our fault. We let him out onto our patio behind our apartment complex alone. He had always returned right after he did his business, we didn’t expect this night to be any different. (Now, I can’t imagine what we {Read More}

Freshpet Natural Pet Food Review

I’ve written before about how picky Delia is about her food. I’m sure she is the pickiest eater on the planet. Each time I think we’ve found a food she likes, she turns the tables on me and stops eating it. Until we found Freshpet. She has been eating Freshpet food consistently for nearly a year, now. So, I was excited when we won a BarkPost contest for Freshpet food! We love BarkPost AND Freshpet, so it was a double {Read More}