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Upgrading the dogs’ diet

Gunter the Chiweenie exploring the park.

I’ve never been a fussy buyer of dog food. While many other dog owners brag about buying this-or-that designer brand, I seem incapable of remembering what brand of food that I purchased last (and typically get whatever’s on sale.)

Side note — I met someone once who told me that they only fed their dog lunch meat. I thought this was insane.

My lack of discipline in dog food buying often has disastrous consequences (e.g. gas and diarrhea) but I’m too disorganized to stick to a single brand – until now. Hill’s Science Diet® approached me to do an ad campaign for the blog, which was perfectly timed because we had an upcoming dog food trip planned anyway.

Hill’s Science Diet seemed to also be aware of my recent discovery of Amazon deliveries – they offer a 15% discount when you subscribe via Amazon. This is highly convenient because I rarely make time to actually drive to the store anymore. Continue reading “Upgrading the dogs’ diet” »

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Ingrid turns two

Ingrid the labradoodle explores art in Oak lawn, Dallas.

I sometimes tell people that my labradoodle is still a puppy. She acts like a puppy — hyper, uncontrollably excitable, and easily fooled. But I just realized today that Ingrid is already two years old.

I got Ingrid back in October 2015 (how time flies!) and she’s been tumbling around my apartments ever since. What a quick two years.

Ingrid the labradoodle among the flowers in Perry Heights, Dallas.

Ingrid the labradoodle among the flowers in Perry Heights, Dallas.

Ingrid the Labradoodle at a Highland Park fountain.

Ingrid the Labradoodle at a Highland Park fountain.

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Back to the tennis courts

Apollo the German shepherd with Ingird the Labradoodle

We finally made our way back to the tennis courts to wear out Ingrid, our labradoodle, and Apollo, the German shepherd that we recently sponsored.

The enclosed tennis courts in our neighborhood are perfect for letting the dogs run around. The speed of our tennis game usually means that they can’t grab the balls — although there were a few close calls.

Apollo the German shepherd with Ingird the Labradoodle

Apollo the German shepherd at the Perry Heights tennis courts.

By the end of the game, some of the tennis balls were so soaked in dog drool that it felt like hitting a water balloon. (Those ended up getting thrown out.)

And yes, it was as disgusting as it sounds. Continue reading “Back to the tennis courts” »