Golden Retrievers · Weekend Recaps

Trail Running around Alsea and Green Peak Falls

Went to bed early on Friday, and slept in on Saturday. it was glorious. GPS watch finished charging around 10:45, so I got my lazy, coffee sippin’ self out of bed. Had the most beautiful time trail running in the Alsea Falls area, just 45 mins from home. Sunday Lazy Sunday recovery. We took a… Continue reading Trail Running around Alsea and Green Peak Falls

Golden Retrievers · Lifestyle · Oregon Lifestyle

The Day the Dog Finally Learned to Swim

Only took 2.5 years 😉 ❤ Proud of the dude… I began to think he would be a wader, like his father, forever. But as a former lifeguard/swimming instructor, I refused to give up. Last summer: Earlier this summer: So close, but not quite there. But today was the day! 🙂 I knew he could… Continue reading The Day the Dog Finally Learned to Swim

Golden Retrievers · Running

Dog Medicine & Running Therapy

The best cures for anxiety I have found. ❤ No matter how tired, even a 1.75 mile run on legs that feel as heavy as bricks helps immensely. Especially when followed by evening couch cuddles. And of course “mommy don’t go to work” morning snuggles, too. ❤ 🙂 It will all be okay. Breathe. 

Golden Retrievers · Weekend Recaps

{Weekend Recap #27} Dog Tired, March Madness, and My Minor Taper Temper Tantrum…

Happy Monday! This weekend was a whole lot of laziness. Even the dogs were feeling lazy (My 2 year old Barley on the left, his Golden Oldie Aunt Lily on the right). Lily girl, I FEEL YOU. I went out for drinks with some friends after work on Friday. Six olives from my two dirty… Continue reading {Weekend Recap #27} Dog Tired, March Madness, and My Minor Taper Temper Tantrum…

Golden Retrievers · Lifestyle

Cool Way to Travel with Your Pup and Help Other Pups!

What do you think is the biggest downside to traveling? For me, it is definitely when I have to leave the pup back at home with a sitter. We like to take Barley with us when we travel whenever it is possible. But sometimes it can be hard to find pet-friendly accommodations that aren’t, quite… Continue reading Cool Way to Travel with Your Pup and Help Other Pups!

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Smorgasbord – Weekend Recaps #23-24 & Marathon Training Week 7 Recap

Hey, hey. Not gunna lie, the past two weeks have been rough and tough and emotionally exhausting. Stress at work, a minor ankle/foot/heel injury that is finally feeling healed, exhaustion. Super fun, right? I don’t feel like typing politics, but the political climate is the broader context in which the personal craziness has occured. I… Continue reading Smorgasbord – Weekend Recaps #23-24 & Marathon Training Week 7 Recap

Golden Retrievers · Weekend Recaps

Weekend Recap #22: Dog/House Sitting

Hey! Is it too late to recap last weekend? Cuz I am going to regardless ;). We house/dog sat at my in laws from Thursday-Monday. I ❤ house sitting there :). Friday: Woke up early and enjoyed a stocked kitchen and packed a proper breakfast and lunch for work. Mmmmm. 8-5: Work. 5:01: Weekend!! Alright!!!… Continue reading Weekend Recap #22: Dog/House Sitting