Have you ever known a dog who didn’t love having the wind in his face? Whether it is during a car ride with the window rolled down or on a boat, we dogs enjoy the fresh air blowing and ruffling our faces. Last weekend I got to enjoy a boat ride on my grandpa’s pontoon boat with my family. It is one of my favorite things to do in life, just cruising, listening to … [Read more...] about Sailing The High Seas In My Orange Life Vest
This has been a hard post to write so I have been avoiding it for awhile. My best friend in the whole world, my sister Snippet, died in June. To say I was devastated is an understatement. My whole family was really upset, she was 14, so I've only ever known life with my furry little companion. We were together pretty much all the time, except when she had enough of the … [Read more...] about Snippet
You know what gets me down? You know, super bummed and sad-like? Fleas, ticks and heart worms, man, that's what! My parents don't want me to be dealing with that stuff either, so they give me Sentinel for heartworm. In case you're a new dog friend- heartworms are transmitted by mosquito bites. Heartworms have now been found in all 50 states of our union. Historically … [Read more...] about Fleas, Ticks, & Heartworms – oh my!
When you have the discerning palate of a distinguished old sea captain, not just any pet food will satisfy your hunger. I have gone on hunger strike many a day when my parents switched me to a new food that I just didn't care for. As an aside, I also don't eat for several meals on occasion when I am trying to maintain my boyish figure. It confuses the stuff out of my parents … [Read more...] about Nulo Dog Food & Vittles Vault
If you’re new to the blog, hi, I’m Ralph! I’m an 8 year old Australian Shepherd mix, or at least that’s what my parents think I am. More to come there as we explore the world of DNA testing and try to figure that out once and for all. Anyway, whatever breed I am, even as a distinguished older gentleman I still have a LOT of energy. I love zooming around my yard but I am always … [Read more...] about Tennis, anyone?
Good day, mates! Ralph here, freshly bathed and posting about my life in this little corner of the world. I have the kind of hair that gets really light and downy and starts to float away after a bath. This results in many puppy hair tumbleweeds that my mom chases after with the vacuum. Brushing me right afterwards helps with this problem a little bit. Mom and Dad use the … [Read more...] about I’ll be back….The Furminator and treats for the teeth!
I pride myself on a well groomed appearance as a distinguished southern gentleman. Most of the time, I'm pretty low maintenance and only need a few baths a year. Sometimes I take matters into my own hands, well, neck and head really, and roll in the best shampoo and perfume known to dogs- goose poop. Or any animal poop really, so fragrant...just not other dog poop, ew that … [Read more...] about I don’t sing in the shower. I perform.
It snowed! I'm ready to go outside but apparently Mom and Dad think I'm a lot more dainty than I am. Don't they know I'm meant to be a hardy working farm dog? Unfortunately right now my only charges are two rambunctious children and a lot of cute little bees but I'm hoping for some chickens or even goats and sheep soon. Anyway, they have me pegged as a delicate flower and … [Read more...] about SNOW DAY! Musher’s Paw Protection Wax
The air was crisp and clean and the sun came down in filtered rays between the tree branches. As I walked I could hear the gentle breeze stirring the trees; a sound punctuated by the bullfrogs down in the lake nearby. Whew that's all I have folks! Trying to be poetic like Mr. Frost takes a lot of energy for an old guy like me. But oh, I'm so happy in the woods! "Two roads … [Read more...] about The Road Not Taken AND Bully Sticks
Sunday dawned bright and early and we slowly got moving to the Wright Brothers Memorial which was a short distance from our hotel. We got there in time for a talk from one of the park rangers and what I got to hear was really interesting. I unfortunately had to chase down the children so my dad who has a background in mechanical engineering stayed to hear all of it. I will have … [Read more...] about Staying on the ground is all-Wright with me!