Monday, November 6, 2017

Unboxing Fall with Hurtta

Happy Fall everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the cooler weather and pumpkin themed goodies that come out this time of year! Pumpkin donuts, anyone? How about a pumpkin spiced latte? ;)

The leaves are falling, the air is getting crisp, dogs and humans are freezing their butts off! Or are they!? Not these dogs! Zoe and Phoenix will be super warm because they have new jackets straight from one of our favorite companies.

Hurtta, one of the best companies we've ever worked with, recently revamped some of their products and released some new colors! We received a box full of goodies and I decided to do an unboxing haul on camera for you. Unboxings are pretty popular on YouTube and I figured it would be a fun way to show off the new fall gear!

A couple of things to note before watching this:

  • This is my very first time talking to the camera and filming myself and I was extremely nervous about it. All of my previous videos are just of me training the dogs or the dogs running around in their gear or trying out new toys.
  • Filming yourself is difficult if you're not used to doing it. I had a hard time getting the camera to focus at times.
  • I had the worst cold when I filmed this so I was a little stuffy. (Perfect time to try something new, right!?)
  • I pronounced Lupine wrong. I do believe it's pronounced like the flower. I am not sure if I pronounced Lingon right. Sorry, Hurtta! 
  • I accidentally opened Zoe's jacket which was bigger and put it on Phoenix and that's why it looks so huge on her.

I am absolutely thrilled with our new gear from Hurtta. One of my favorite things about Hurtta as a company is that they are always innovating and improving their products. The changes to the Y harness are fantastic. I absolutely love the new colors they've come out with and I'm very happy with everything we got.

We can't wait to get out into the wilderness with all our new gear and I'm excited to share all of our next adventures with you in the coming year!

If you would like to see our other reviews on specific Hurtta items you can find them by following this link: Hurtta Reviews

We received products from Hurtta in exchange for our honest thoughts. All opinions are my own and Hurtta is not responsible for the content of this blog post. We were not monetarily compensated.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy 5th Gotcha Day to Phoenix!

It was 5 years ago today, that my friend and I went to meet a scared little dog that looked a lot like Zoe! Click here to read her full adoption story: Phoenix's Adoption Story

In 5 years I have learned so much from this dog. At first, I didn't like her that much but she's grown into my heart dog and I'm so thankful to have her in my life!

Phoenix has made so much progress in the last two years and I am so thankful for the opportunities my job has offered us in terms of classes and working with trainers who are well versed in behavior.

If you had told me a year ago that Phoenix would be doing play groups, making her own friends and would be successfully making new friends out in the real world, I would of laughed at you and asked what you were smoking and why aren't you sharing? I never thought she'd ever be able to do play groups, let alone have friends outside of our home.

I am very happy to report that every week she continues to do better and she amazes me with her ability to learn, adjust and be forgiving of my mistakes. I am the luckiest dog mom!

Every birthday girl needs presents, right!? We took Phoenix to the pet store yesterday and she got to pick out a new toy and we got her and Zoe some bully sticks! We have a work meeting today but after, we're going to go get some ice cream. I can't believe I've had her for 5 years!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Forest Fires Are Devastating!

The ground is covered in ash!

Around 12 miles from my home, the forest is on fire due to illegal fireworks. I'm completely devastated. Our iconic Multnomah Falls is burning. People have been evacuated from all the surrounding towns and it's just awful.

I took the girls for a walk out at our park this morning and it was so full of smoke that I had to wear a mask and we had to leave early. 

I'm so sad and I hope they ban personal fireworks. I'm so over them.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Beach Trip!

Peter Iredale Ship Wreck! Check out those wind blown ears!

A while ago, we made it out to the Oregon coast for two fun days of fetch at the beach!

I've been so busy that I haven't been able to post about it until now!

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

Zoe managed to have some off leash fun at the beach! 

We generally keep her on the leash for the most part because she saw bunnies one time and never forgot that there might be prey animals to hunt!

We trust Zoe a lot more when she's gotten a little tired. Here they are having a burst of zoomies!

Phoenix is very serious about her ball time! I was so proud of her! She didn't care about any distractions or other dogs at the beach. All she wanted to do was play fetch! She's come a long way!

Oswald West

We visited three different beaches and they had fun on each one!

Overall we had an amazing time! We absolutely love the coast!