Friday, July 25, 2014

Finally Friday

A quick shopping trip to Marshalls snagged the items below:

Nala will look sporty in her new Yankee collar while her Dad sips coffee happily in his bullie mug!

Good Weekend All!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday's Recipe

One of Nala's favorite summertime treats are her frozen yogurt cubes. Easy peasy to make they are a refreshing treat especially after a walk!

Ingredients you will need:

1 cup of organic plain yogurt

1 pint of (organic if you can!) blueberries 

You can use most other fruits, try strawberries or bananas!

Mix in blender until well incorporated

pour into ice cube trays and cover with plastic wrap, freeze

There you have them! 

"Yogurt treats! Yummo!"

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sunny Saturday

What a beautiful morning! Why can't the weather stay like this every day? We don't need those other seasons!

Nala likes to climb up onto the bench on the deck and then into the flower box. Luckily we took out the flowers since we are removing the deck and rebuilding a new one this summer.

Too bad the new deck will not include the features that Nala enjoys so much. Maybe we should just leave a box of dirt on the deck for her. Like a big sand box to play in!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Feel Good Friday

Summer is in full swing and I am loving it! Especially after the awful winter we had! Nala had a visit with her former owner the other weekend. We met in a local dog park and the two had a joyful reunion! Nala's prior mommy had to surrender Nala because she worked and went to school which left little time for a bulldog. Realizing this, she made the painful decision to surrender her to the rescue for which I really admire her for! She did something that a lot of people might not do, putting what was best for her dog first! A very selfless act of love! When we met she gave Nala a great gift, a cooling pad for the summer. Knowing how bulldogs easily over heat this cooling pad for her to chill on is a great idea!  It's cooling feature is in the material itself and does not require putting it in the frig to keep it cool. Now I only have to get her to use it. Nala seems to artfully dodge it where ever I put it down!

So speaking of summer and chilling out keep in mind how the heat can be dangerous for your dog. Especially bulldogs and other short snout or flat face breeds. Walking in mid day heat or the ultimate no-no leaving them in your car are all potentially life threatening. Keeping them cool indoors with the AC on is where they need to be. We walk Nala only very early morning or late evening and even then if it's humid we keep the walks short.

Also folks if you see a dog in a hot car in a parking lot or on the street and cannot locate the owner please do not hesitate to call the police. Inside a car on a 85 F degree day the temperature can easily reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit inside a vehicle, which of course is deadly. In several states it s against the law to leave your pet in the car, though I don't know why its not illegal everywhere!

So I leave you with this bit of wisdom for the weekend:

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. ~Samuel Butler,Notebooks, 1912

Stay cool, stay safe!

Nala with her first mommy enjoying the dog park together!

"I am staying inside and watching Animal Planet"

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wednesday a Waggin

Here is Nala's new favorite perch! Too bad that we are taking down the deck and putting up a new one which doesn't include this bench!

"Look at me Ma!"