Mischief Monday-On or off-leashed?

TeKeela’s gentle reminder that dogs should be leashed at all times.


Halloween wrap-up


This year the Snowieners barked non-stop to all the treat or trickers who dared to approach our block.

They also participated in a local costume contest. A Happy Dog Day Camp posted the pictures of the 24th contestants and the dog with more ‘likes’ in their picture within 24 hrs. would win. At first, the Snowieners were a bit behind, but thanks to your votes, the last hour was nerve wrecking. So much, that another dog got declared winner but after reviewing the votes, a Snowiener was named champion as well.
Bailey, dressed as the cowardly lion got over 90 likes. Thank you for all your support. Every single vote was crucial and we are overwhelmed with gratitude. We’ll work harder on next years costume and see if we can win a third time!

Treat or Trick! – your vote is needed

If you like our costumes, please give us your vote by liking our photos here and here.
I hope we made you smile.

Let’s go swimming


We are constantly looking for fun fitness activities. We hike all year long, even in the snow. Last winter I learned that not all winter days are the same. The Snowieners enjoy breaking trail, and if the snow is wet, they will get cold faster. Also, they will be prone to getting snowballs in their paws and chest.

We just learned hat there is an indoor pet pool in town! This will be a good alternative for us during rainy fall days or wet snow winter days.  TeKeela tried on the small floating device and it fit perfectly (It’s not easy being a doxie sometimes).

The pool has a ramp entrance. A professional is available to assist the dog in/out the pool. Unfortunately, some local laws do not allow pets and owners to go in the pool together.




We had a blast watching this lab play fetch in the pool.  This looks like a warm, clean and safe fitness alternative. Do you have a dog pool in your area? Please share your experiences.

We are happy to participate in the K9 Kamp Fall Session. This blog hop is brought to you by YDWWWYWPeggy’s Pet Place and Kol’s Notes.

Smile, it’s Friday

This weekend we will be working on the Snowieners costumes for Halloween. There will be a costume contest at the doggie daycare and the picture with the most ‘likes’ in their FB page will be the winner.
We will need your support on Oct 31st. Would you help us?
Will share the link some time on October 31st.
This year, Sugar, the Golden Retriever, helped us find our costumes. How fun!

Wordless Wednesday – first month of Autumn

September 21st

First week of October

Leaves are gone by Oct 21st

Glad we took lots of pictures the first weeks of October!



When we leave town

It’s always sad when we travel and we can’t take the Snowieners with us. After searching for different options, a friend suggested to try in-home pet sitting and it has worked incredibly well for us.
The Snowieners go out on walks and we get pictures of their adventures.

They also get socialized and it’s fun to watch them make friends.

When I get these pictures I know they are having a blast and helps with the guilt of being far from them.

Our pet sitter is a keeper!

Do you have a good sitter in your area? How did you find him/her?

Recently our pet blogger friend from Simply Shaye brought to our attention DogVacay. Have you ever tried it?

Our sitter is not advertised in DogVacay yet. We’ll suggest she joins it.


Autumn in Alaska

September 21st may be the official start of Autumn, but in Alaska the look and feel started some weeks ago.


Since yesterday we woke up to freezing temperatures and since last Thursday snow was spotted atop of the mountains in Anchorage.


This is what Alaskans call termination dust and it’s a sign that the Summer is over and Winter is approaching quickly.
It’s a beautiful season, but very short in Anchorage.


It’s time for the Snowieners to take out their coats…


Saying goodbye to Summer

Earlier this summer, I shared some pictures of fireweed blooming all over. There are several myths associated with this plant. One is that once it fully blooms, Alaska has reached the end of the summer. Other myths include that once the Fireweed plant tops out, then the first snowfall is 6 weeks away.

Guess what? This is how fireweed is looking these days….

It’s not outrageous to get snow mid-October. Last year we were surprised with snow in September, although it did not stick. We’ll see what Mother Nature will prepare for us this year.
It is definitely starting to feel like Autumn.



Wordless Wednesday- play sequence






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