{Black and White Sunday} Beach Day in Manzanita, Oregon

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My parents were in town visiting last week and we took a day to visit the coast with Bear and Scooter. We visited the beach in Manzanita, Oregon, and had lunch up the road in Seaside, OR. Beautiful beach and beautiful weather- Bear’s smile shows how happy he was about it all.


You can see photos of Scooter galloping on the beach on our Instagram! Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday!

National Dog Day

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Today, August 26th is National Dog Day. In our house, we celebrate National Dog Day everyday! Do you? 


Bear & Scooter don’t sleep in the bed with us, but they do enjoy snuggling in the bed on occasion- especially when we’re having a movie night or for a few minutes before we get out of bed in the morning. We made sure to have extra snuggles together in bed this morning to celebrate the pups a bit more on National Dog Day. Scooter loves to lay in the bed the most- because he loves to be comfy! We have been told that the Casper bed could be a good option for us to look into next- comfortable, cozy, & plenty of room for all.

Tasty Tuesday: Dogsters Ice Cream

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It’s been a warm summer here in Portland. We’ve had to get pretty creative with our solutions to keep the dogs cool & happy this season- so when we were offered a chance to try Dogsters Ice Cream Treats for dogs we jumped at the opportunity! As you can see in the first photo, the Dogsters Ice Cream Treats were shipped to us on dry ice in a BIG box- which Scooter couldn’t wait to pose atop!


We have two flavors of Dogsters Ice Cream Treats for Dogs to share with you today- Mint as well as Peanut Butter & Cheese Flavor. Each box comes with four individual cups of ice cream- and the cups are nicely portioned to where I could let Bear and Scooter share one.


The Dogster ice cream treats for dogs are:

  • Made in the USA
  • All natural ingredients
  • Low Fat
  • Low Calorie


Here’s the best part! The Dogsters Ice Cream Treats for dogs are sold in grocery stores across the US & can be found in the frozen novelties section. Scooter heard that- and is pretty convinced I’ll be coming home with a fresh box each time we run to the store for groceries now 😉


Truthfully, he may be onto something though as I’ve recently realized that the company who makes these delicious Dogsters Ice Cream Treats also makes one of MY favorite frozen snacks- Luigis Italian Ice!


Have your dogs ever tried a frozen treat? Did they love it as much as Bear and Scooter do? 

Steppin’ Out in Style

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When you’re a pet parent, there are certain things about your pets and their lives that tend to become really important to you. The accessories they wear, the way their coats are groomed/style, the food they eat, the toys they play with- just to name a few. We’re pretty particular in our house about the collars, coats, and gear that our pups wear. We want them to be stylish and do the job they were designed to do.


Golly Gear creates and curates gear especially for the small breed dog. On top of that though, they take into account the fact that small breed dogs still come in a huge variety of shapes & sizes, something I feel most companies completely miss the mark on. Finding collars, harnesses, and pet coats that accommodate for a pomeranians uber puffy coat can sometimes prove to be a challenge. For that reason, Golly Gear has a harness picker on their website which helps guide you on the discovery of a new harness by simply answering a few direct questions.


After we answered a few questions, the best harness for Scooter was presented to us.

Is your dog fuzzy? (yes)

Is your dog an escape artist? (no)

Does your fuzzy dog wear a harness all day? (no)

Does he/she pull on the leash? (no)

It was recommended that we try the Dogline Comfort Rolled Microfiber Step-In Harness & Leash set for Scooter.


The rolled microfiber fabric is lightweight and easy to carry for me, and the rolled technique used while sewing the fabric allows Scooter to move in the harness freely without tangling or matting his hair- very important for a Pomeranian! We also love the step-in feature because there are no small head-holes to try to stuff all of Scooter’s fluff into, nor are there velcro straps or buckles/clasps of any sort- all things Scooter happens to hate.


This harness allows Scooter a lot of physical freedom in comparison to other larger body harnesses, and this is especially helpful for him as his handicapable legs do have a different range of motion than most dogs. Its easy enough to slip on and off quickly, something we haven’t experienced before.


We have been very pleased with this harness so far, and it’s nice to have something that Scooter looks forward to wearing as well! If you’re on the lookout for a great new harness for your pup, give the Golly Gear harness picker a try and see what they suggest.

{Black and White Sunday} Outdoor Dining at Papa Haydn

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This past week, we had reason to celebrate and slipped out of the house with Scooter to stop at one of our favorite dessert spots in SE Portland- called Papa Haydn- for a quick drink and a sweet treat.


He loves people watching, and is quite happy to lay on a blanket at our feet and smile at passers by. We’ll be sharing details with you on Scooters new leash in an upcoming post! Happy Black and White Sunday to all.