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!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Silhouette Sunday!


There's nothing better than a dog getting to do her favorite thing on the beach at sunset!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Summer Water Fun with the Hurtta Life Savior!


It's finally warming up here and one way Phoenix loves to beat the heat is by swimming! She really enjoys fetching things out of the river and she could do this for hours. It's fun to watch her swim and she has a great time but sometimes she gets so into it that it's hard to tell when she's getting tired. Safety in the water is really important to me and we were really excited when one of our favoritge brands offered the perfect solution: Life Savior




The Life Savior, is a  new generation streamlined life jacket for dogs, made by Hurtta. This life jacket is ideal for swimming, water rescue, rehabilitation, boating and hunting. The special design of the floats make the jacket very light and ensure a comfortable fit. The light design of the jacket allows for freedom of movement for your dog in water and on land. I love how light weight the jacket is. Our swimming spot is a bit of a trek for us and the light weight design is very helpful. Phoenix can either wear the jacket as we're hiking or I can carry it. Even soaking wet, the jacket is light.


The buoyancy of this life jacket has been thoroughly tested by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. The life jacket has an adjustable belt and front that allow it to fit most breeds of dog. The back of the jacket is fitted with sturdy handle by which the dog can be guided in the water or lifted out. A protective underbelly section distributes the dog's weight over a larger area and keeps the jacket firmly in place. The reflective fabric and 3M reflectors on the back of the jacket provide visibility in the dark.


We had an awesome time testing this life jacket and I noticed a huge difference in Phoenix's confidence in the water. I could tell that the life jacket was helping to make her buoyant and swim more correctly (sometimes her back end sinks). I love the feeling of safety that this life jacket provided me with. Phoenix can now play as much as she wants in the water without me worrying that she might get too tired. I also really love sturdy the handle is on the back of the jacket, I was able to lift her completely out of the water with it. The Life Savior is a very sturdy life jacket and I can tell we will get a lot of use out of it!

If your dog spends a lot of time swimming or near the water, I would highly recommend checking out the Hurtta Life Savior! Life jackets save lives!

Does you dog like playing in the water? 

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ZoePhee was provided with a Life Savior in exchange for an honest review. We were not monetarily compensated and all opinions are my own. Hurtta is not responsible for the content of this blog post.