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Wordless Wednesday – Pretty Portraits of Maya and Pierson

February 26, 2014

Welcome to the Wordless Wednesday blog hop.

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And because I can’t resist a few words:

Maya Brown Nosing

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Wordless Wednesday – Toys All Over the House

February 19, 2014
Pierson Kibble Drop Dog Toy 1

One dog, three dog toys. Two dogs, thirty dog toys… maybe more.

No, I don’t have children. But one might think so with all these toys all over the place. It never fails that the moment I put them all away, Maya or Pierson suddenly want the dog toy on the bottom. Sillies. :D

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De-stuffed bunny, piggy bottle buddy, two red owl blanket toys from Petco with the owl heads torn off, invincibles gecko, and a homemade dog toy made form a scarf and a tennis ball.

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That green thing in the background is the toy box. There are lots of toys piled around it. On the dog bed is an antler horn and the orange invincibles gecko. That brown thing is the blanket. Pierson sometimes considers the blanket a toy.

Do your dogs leave their stuff all over your house?

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Wordless Wednesday – BambuBowl, Jones, and More Snow

February 12, 2014

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Here are a couple of photos of some great stuff Maya and Pierson received recently:

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The “all the way” command is mastered when you use Jones Natural Chews as a reward.

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Jones Natural Chews in the BambuBowl from Loving Pets.

For just in case you’re not tired of seeing dogs in snow:

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“Where did all this white stuff come from?”

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“Where did all the bunnies go?”

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“Where did all the squirrels go? Maybe the bunnies and squirrels had a party and didn’t invite us.”

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“Dashing through the snow…”

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“Yay snow!”

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Snow Face

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“Help, I’m stuck! Not really. This is my happy-snow-dash.”

Dog Pierson Eating Yellow Snow Funny Caption

Pierson is actually just eating plain snow. He loves to eat snow for some reason.

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Wordless Wednesday – More Snow Than We’ve Ever Experienced

February 5, 2014

Yesterday just snowed and snowed. It ended up being well over 12 inches.

Pierson in 1 inch of Snow

In the morning, Pierson checked out the newly fallen snow. This is about 1 inch.

Maya in 1 inch of Snow

Maya was a little bit interested in the snow yesterday morning, but 1 inch wasn’t enough for her to get excited about.

Pierson in 3+ Inches of Snow

This is early afternoon and Pierson is laying in about 3 inches of snow.

Maya in 3 Inches of Snow

Maya’s having some fun in the snow now. She’s looking for a snowball I threw.

Pierson in Snow Looking for Snowball

Pierson is looking for another snowball I threw.

Pierson Looking at All the Snow

Pierson doesn’t quite know what to do with himself and all this fluffy white snow.

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By 9:30 pm, we had over 12 inches of snow and are expecting another 1-2 inches. Pierson is loving it.

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Maya was enjoying the snow until she realized she had to go poo. Where to go?

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Either I’m very short, or this snow is really deep. This is definitely over a foot of snow.

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Here I am at about 9:30pm standing in over a foot of snow. Too bad it is going to be really cold tomorrow. I could make a really cool fort with all this snow.

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Wordless Wednesday – Great Stuff from The Petter & Loving Pets

January 22, 2014

Welcome to the Wordless Wednesday blog hop! I’ve got a couple of cute photos of Maya and Pierson showing off some new stuff they got. Sorry Pierson is so hard to see. I should have taken the photos with the light behind me rather than behind him. Oh well, I hope you like them anyway:

Maya Pierson Canister Planner

We’re two lucky dogs to get all this great stuff.

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Pierson’s new planner.

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Inside The Petter planner.

Bella Canister from Loving Pets

The lid seals in freshness so well that I can pick up the canister by the lid and it won’t open. It is still easy to open, though, when I want to pull out some treats.

Any of you doing the K9 Camp challenge? The Petter is 2014 pet planner for dogs. It’s a great way to keep track of and document your pet’s activities.  The Bella Canister is from Loving Pets. It’s great for storing treats. The lid automatically creates an air tight seal in order to keep treats fresh.

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Mostly Wordless Wednesday – Petco Toy and Bandana

January 15, 2014

Look what Maya and Pierson won from Petco through the All Things Dog Blog! I don’t usually have Maya and Pierson wearing bandanas because bandanas were Sephi’s thing. But you have to admit that Pierson looks darned dashing. :)

Maya Pierson New Petco Toy

Yes, Maya. You get to play with the toy too. But the bandana goes to Pierson.

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Well, Maya. You’re going to have to wait until Pierson is done with it.

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Monday Mischief and an Award

January 13, 2014

Monday Mischief Blog Hop

This is my second Monday Mischief post ever. I don’t do these often because, well, Maya and Pierson are mostly pretty good. Don’t get me wrong, they do get into mischief. But not often enough for me to remember to grab my camera and take a photo. So for my second ever Monday Mischief post, I want to share a video I made of Maya and Pierson riding in the car. Some of you may have seen it on my Pet Auto Safety Blog. If not, check it out. Maya is definitely up to trouble in this funny dog video.

Cute or shameless promotion? Perhaps a little of both? Either way, it is mischief. :P Maya would definitely be sticking her nose in my face or trying to climb in my lap if she wasn’t buckled up. I will be making another funny dog video of Maya and Pierson soon. It’s going to be hilarious, trust me.

Maya Pierson Car Talk Cover

Okay, now that I’m done showing off the video I put together of my two little cuties, I want to let you know about an award we got from Clowie. Clowie is one very well-mannered Great Pyrenees dog. She’s never into any mischief. Seriously. She always has an interesting story to tell, a story that passes along an important lesson. Go check out her blog, Clowie’s Corner.

This award recognizes friends and followers and I am very honored to have received such recognition from Clowie. Thank you so much Clowie!!! ❤•.✿.•❤

Friends Followers Award

I am supposed to pass on the award. However, I am having a hard time narrowing down who to give the award to. To be honest, all of you deserve one. So consider yourselves all winners of this award. Thank you so much for stopping by and for being loyal followers of Maya and Pierson. :)

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Pierson’s 2nd Gotcha Day

January 10, 2014
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Stray dog living at Pierson Park in Kansas City, Kansas in December-January 2012.

I WILL MISS YOU SEPHI

November 2011, my dearest Sephi crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. I still had Maya, but there was still a hole in our lives. At the request of my wise husband, we waited until after the holidays to look for a another dog. I checked PetFinder.com and put in applications to a few rescue groups. But it wasn’t until I posted something on Facebook that the perfect dog came along. Some of you may know this story already. But for those of you who do not, read on. :)

I WANT A SMART DOG

My husband said he wanted a smart dog. I’m not sure what his definition of a “smart” dog was. My honey doesn’t know much about dogs, so I’m not sure what his expectations were. Sephi wasn’t the brightest bulb on the chandelier, but she wasn’t dumb either. And she was very well behaved. At any rate, I followed his request and began looking at Border Collies, Aussies, and even a Standard Poodle.

FACEBOOK SAVES THE DAY

Border Collies were my first choice, though, and so I posted a request for information on Facebook. I wanted to know what Border Collies were really like, not just the generalized descriptions you find in breed books or online. I wanted to hear from real people. And that’s when one of my Facebook friends told me about a Border Collie mix that had been living in a park for nearly a month.

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Luckily, this stray dog had a thick coat and we had yet to have our first winter snow.

ROAD TO RESCUE

I found out more information through a friend of a friend and drove the 40 minutes or so to the park in order to try to catch this dog. He was friendly and let me pet him, but the moment I pulled out the leash he’d run off. It took me three days to catch him, and it wasn’t even me that caught him.

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

Keep in mind, this was in January. Every day I didn’t catch him, I’d lie awake at night thinking about how cold this poor dog must be. After two days of no luck and no sleep, I was at a loss. But thankfully, within five minutes of arriving at the park on the third day, an old man showed up. He said he had been feeding the dog for about three weeks. He couldn’t catch him either and already had too many dogs of his own, so he didn’t know what else to do other than make sure this dog was fed. And animal control wouldn’t try to catch the dog either. Unless the dog was dangerous, animal control didn’t care. (By the way, if they did care, they would have taken the dog to a high-kill shelter… another reason the old man didn’t do anything more than feed the dog.)

GOTCHA!

Anyway, the dog walked right up to the old man. The dog still backed off when he saw the leash, so I asked the man to sit in the back seat of my car and try to coax the dog in. It worked. But instead of coaxing the dog in, the old man simply picked him up and put him inside!

YOU’RE FAMILY NOW

The dog was now mine. I named him Pierson after the park, and he has been a beloved member of the family ever since. That day was January 10th, 2012. I estimated him to be about a year old at the time, so today is his 2nd Gotcha Day and his 3rd birthday.

WORTH EVERY EFFORT, AND THEN SOME

Happy Gotcha Day Pierson!!! You’re the best little fuzzy boy ever and I hope you will be my little fancy pants for the next several years to come. ♥ ♥ ♥

Pierson Rescue Dog

Pierson was nervous on his first day at his new home. He wasn’t quite sure yet what to think of me and my husband or Maya.

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I could tell he was young by his shiny white teeth and lack of fully developed boy parts.

Me and Pierson

Pierson was still a little nervous when we had this photo taken in February 2012.

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The Nobbly Wobbly ball is one of the first dog toys Pierson played with at our house. He has since chewed this ball to pieces.

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Pierson warmed up to Maya rather quickly.

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Pierson loves to chase and Maya loves to be chased.

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As you can tell, Pierson is quite content in his forever home.

One of the first things Pierson learned at our house was how to sit and wait for dinner.

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Wordless Wednesday – Snow Face & Snow Tussle

January 8, 2014

We missed our first winter show because we were in Texas for the holiday. But the snow we got a couple days ago made up for it. My dogs Maya and Pierson had a brawl… I mean ball!

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“Yes, mommy. I do want to play in the snow. But let’s have breakfast first, k?

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“Since we can’t have a snow ball fight, let’s just have a snow tussle.”

Snow Brawl - A Tussle of Two Dogs

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Snow Beard

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Snow Face

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The result of trying to catch snowballs.

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Wordless Wednesday – Happy New Year & A Texas Holiday

January 1, 2014
Maya Happy New Year

Welcome to 2014!

Happy New Year!

I love the holidays because it allows me to end the year on a happy note. Every year we go to visit my parents in Texas. This year was no exception. Here are some photos from our visit:

Texas December 2013 Heron Pond

Pond by my parent’s house. Can you see the heron in the middle of the photo?

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Can you see the heron flying away?

Maya Pierson Texas December 2013

Pierson and Maya pose in front of the Christmas tree. A couple of those are theirs.

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Maya looks on as everyone opens their Christmas presents. “Where’s mine?”

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Maya sniffs the pretty red bow. “Is this mine? What else did I get?”

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Pierson is a little nervous about all the chaos. He sits by me quietly looking on and I put ribbons from presents around his neck.

Pierson Ginormous Squirrel

Pierson loves the ginormous squirrel dog toy given to him and Maya by Joanne from http://www.fleecedogharnesses.co.uk/

Maya Squirrel Dog Toy

“Finally, a present for me!” The ginormous squirrel dog toy comes with 6 little squeaking squirrels .

Maya Squirrel Dog Toy and Niece

Maya plays with her dog toy while my sister and my niece plays with her new toy.

Family Playing Hungry Hippos

Pierson looks on as my niece and nephew, my brother-in-law, and my husband play Hungry Hungry Hippos.

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Maya is pretty tuckered out after all the presents are opened. She didn’t even notice the bow I put on her belly.

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