Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A to Z: M is for Movies

Being a dog lover, most of my favorite books and movies are about dogs. I love when movies have a dog as the lead role or the main plot is about a dog and person friendship. I think most are drawn to dog movies because dogs are simply entertaining. They fill our lives with love, laughter and most importantly, wagging tails. Some of my favorite dog themed movies include:
-Lady and The Tramp
This was one of my favorites as a kid. It's the cute love story of a rich cocker spaniel falls for a mutt who's living in the streets. The two fall in love over a plate of spaghetti and the rest is history. The sequel is another one of my favorites simply because of the puppies especially Scamp.
Who doesn't love a movie about a slobbery St Bernard who can't stay out of trouble? My favorite par is when the father eventually falls for Beethoven  and all of his slobber. Also shows kids how hard taking care of dog can really be.
-Because of Winn-Dixie
Girl? Check. Dog? Check! What else could you want? The movie tells the story of a girl who finds a best friend in a stray dog.
-Marley & Me
If your going to watch this one, be prepared for the tears. I read the book long before it was made into a movie and bawled my eyes out, then reread it and cried again. Before I went to the theaters, I mentally prepared myself not to cry, but the tears came anyway. Regardless, the movie/book is a wonderful story about the time and dedication one man put into raising his dog. The best part is the story is based on real-life events.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

A Barkery Easter

One again our friends at the Bluegrass Barkery had a great party for dogs and their humans. This time it was an Easter Egg Hunt and Blessing of the Animals. Before we arrived the workers hid a bunch of eggs filled with dog treats for the pups to find.
These two were ready to party. Dobby had a bowtie with purple bunnies on it, which is perfect for his rabbit chasing hobby, and Harley has a very sparkly pink tutu. Both outfits were made by yours truly!
Harley was ready to go in her pretty tutu.
 After the blessing of the animals each dog got a cross shaped cookie. Then the fun part came-the hunt was on! The idea was for each dog to scour for around ten eggs to take home. Each egg was stuffed with lots of yummy treats the Barkery carries including their sweet potato jerky!
"Let me at 'em!"
Once I showed Dobby that the colorful things had treats in them, he got into the game and tried to open each egg before I could pick them up.
It was a great day to enjoy what little bit of spring we've had so far. Everyone loved the dogs' costumes and the dogs loved meeting so many other pups.
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A to Z: L is for Laughing

Dobby has a way of making people laugh, myself included. He's just goofy and he uses it to the best of his ability!
When he sleeps he curls his feet under him like this which often leads to him becoming top heavy.
This trick is perhaps one of my favorites. Most dogs have to be taught this one but Dobby learned it all on his own! He definitely uses this one to get treats from anyone.
He also likes to lay on the couch like this which really makes me smile and often distracts from homework because who can write a paper when there's a dog like this in your lap?
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

A to Z: K is for Kentucky

Dobby and I were both born and raised in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. There are many reasons why we love to call this state our home: 
We have awesome shops that provide for our pets needs as well as providing lots of fun events for our dogs to enjoy! 
 Kentucky is known for it's horses(maybe even all it's horse statues too)
The summers are gorgeous and so is every season. I mean with a view like this why wouldn't you want to spend every day here.
Kentucky Basketball-You couldn't have a post about Kentucky with mentioning Kentucky Basketball. Even if you're a dog, you still root for the CATS!!
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Friday, April 11, 2014

A to Z: J is for Jumpers Agility

Last weekend we received our first two Qs in jumpers! Normally the jumpers class is either the first class or the last class of the trial. When the class is at the beginning of the trial, Dobby usually spazzes on the course and takes a few victory laps. When the class is at the end of the trial, Dobby is too tired and normally walks the course. At the last trial, he would have qualified but he was over time. This time he turned it around and pulled out two Qs with one being the last class of the day! He only needs one more to get his novice jumpers title.
If you notice in the beginning of both videos, Dobby has to shake off before starting any course. He's a goofball!
The tired boy with his four Q ribbons for the weekend! He also got two more Regulars Qs toward his O-NAC.
Our crew looked snazzy in the shirts I made last week. The fronts say "The Sock CRRU!" which is our team name. The socks part represents that all of our dogs have "socks" or parts of their feet with white fur on them that look like socks. The CRRU part stands for our first initials- Claire, Rachel and Rachel.
The back of the shirt has to be my favorite part! All day people would say, "Dobby has a team? How cute!" While Dobby doesn't look too happy in the picture, he loves going to trials even if he's exhausted by the end.
Look who it is! Porter and Stout from The Brews Brothers Blog.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

A to Z: I is for Instagram

In the world of social media, I find myself constantly posting pictures of Dobby! I love capturing the cute and funny moments of our life. Even though Dobby seems to hate the paparazzi he sure knows how to work the camera. One of the great places I found to show off Dobby's pictures is on Instagram. I am able to share all the cute pictures I want because it's made specifically sharing pictures! Below you can see some of our pictures we've posted:
Be sure to follow us @hismuddypawprints on Instagram or click on the button on the left to go to our page! If you have an Instagram of your dog, we'd love to follow you back, so be sure to post your username too.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A to Z: H is for Happy

If you've listened to the radio lately, you've probably heard the song Happy. Here we love dancing along! If you haven't heard the song there are a few dog versions out there:
This is one of our favorites by Life in the Dog House
Another version by Pet Collective.

Dobby loves to dance along as well.  He also loves barking along because he loves being a rescue!

 Things that make Dobby happy include:
-Running like a crazy dog
-Belly rubs
-Lots and lots of treats
-Playing with his girlfriend
-Squeaking(highly annoying) squeaky toys!
-When the grandparents sneak him food
-Chasing bunnies
-Meeting new dog friends
What makes your dog happy?
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