margogrows:

candidcanines:

alipynckel:

huskyhuddle:

dashsmom:

guidedogintraining:

October is coming!
One of my favorite months: birthday month, cooling down, LEAVES, fall drinks, Halloween, Halloween movies (HOCUS POCUS), costumes, and so on and so forth.
So here’s the Pet Photo Challenge. Happy searching!
(Also, a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in September’s challenge. Whether you did a day or all of them. I didn’t think anyone would join in with me, but I love seeing all your pets and creativity!)

So, we only managed to get to Day 17 for the September challenge. Maybe we’ll do better in October?

I think we maybe got to day 22.. maybe? Fully committing because october is so much better than september!

candidcanines Are you ready for October?Best halloween movies! I have Hocus Pocus, and Halloweentowns on dvd!! :D

Oh man I’m so excited to do this!!!

So we never did September. :/

I didn’t do September either because I didn’t know until the middle of the month! With October coming up, it’s the perfect time to start participating in the challenge!

margogrows:

candidcanines:

alipynckel:

huskyhuddle:

dashsmom:

guidedogintraining:

October is coming!

One of my favorite months: birthday month, cooling down, LEAVES, fall drinks, Halloween, Halloween movies (HOCUS POCUS), costumes, and so on and so forth.

So here’s the Pet Photo Challenge. Happy searching!

(Also, a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in September’s challenge. Whether you did a day or all of them. I didn’t think anyone would join in with me, but I love seeing all your pets and creativity!)

So, we only managed to get to Day 17 for the September challenge. Maybe we’ll do better in October?

I think we maybe got to day 22.. maybe? Fully committing because october is so much better than september!

candidcanines Are you ready for October?

Best halloween movies! I have Hocus Pocus, and Halloweentowns on dvd!! :D

Oh man I’m so excited to do this!!!

So we never did September. :/

I didn’t do September either because I didn’t know until the middle of the month! With October coming up, it’s the perfect time to start participating in the challenge!

alipynckel:

huskyhuddle:

dashsmom:

guidedogintraining:

October is coming!
One of my favorite months: birthday month, cooling down, LEAVES, fall drinks, Halloween, Halloween movies (HOCUS POCUS), costumes, and so on and so forth.
So here’s the Pet Photo Challenge. Happy searching!
(Also, a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in September’s challenge. Whether you did a day or all of them. I didn’t think anyone would join in with me, but I love seeing all your pets and creativity!)

So, we only managed to get to Day 17 for the September challenge. Maybe we’ll do better in October?

I think we maybe got to day 22.. maybe? Fully committing because october is so much better than september!

candidcanines Are you ready for October?Best halloween movies! I have Hocus Pocus, and Halloweentowns on dvd!! :D

Oh man I’m so excited to do this!!!

alipynckel:

huskyhuddle:

dashsmom:

guidedogintraining:

October is coming!

One of my favorite months: birthday month, cooling down, LEAVES, fall drinks, Halloween, Halloween movies (HOCUS POCUS), costumes, and so on and so forth.

So here’s the Pet Photo Challenge. Happy searching!

(Also, a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in September’s challenge. Whether you did a day or all of them. I didn’t think anyone would join in with me, but I love seeing all your pets and creativity!)

So, we only managed to get to Day 17 for the September challenge. Maybe we’ll do better in October?

I think we maybe got to day 22.. maybe? Fully committing because october is so much better than september!

candidcanines Are you ready for October?

Best halloween movies! I have Hocus Pocus, and Halloweentowns on dvd!! :D

Oh man I’m so excited to do this!!!

Walk to Remember and Neptune Festival

We had a lot of fun today. First we drove to Virginia Beach to participate in the Walk to Remember with the H2M2 group. Then afterwards we hung around the boardwalk because all weekend they’re celebrating the Neptune Festival.

I didn’t get many photos at Neptune Festival (most are on my Instagram), but I’ll upload some from the walk we did with the H2M2 group!

We didn’t get back to our side of the water until around 7PM. We ended up meeting with some friends at the Mariners’ Museum to watch the Deloreans live. It was an outdoor event and the dogs were allowed so it was a pretty fun way to end the day! Look out for pictures tomorrow morning!

kyleighandbali:

Why do people keep bringing their kids to the dog park? It’s a mother fucking D-O-G park not a playground. The sign says you have to be over 8 for a reason. I don’t want your brat near or touching my dog.

Yeah, I think children shouldn’t be allowed in a dog park. Ali and I went to the dog park earlier this week and a woman came in with her baby in a stroller. It’s just not safe to have kids in a dog park. I think dog parks need to stop being so nice and actually make people face the truth. Some dogs don’t like kids, and since it’s a DOG park, they should be allowed to run around freely without their owners worrying about whether or not someone is bringing a child into the fenced in enclosure where dogs are running around and wrestling.

I have Australian Cattle Dogs, and they’re notorious for herding and nipping children (aggressively at times). When I first adopted Sammy, my Texas Heeler, she wanted to bite children. I have a lot more control over her behavior now and she’s learned to leave children alone, but in the early stages of training her to co-exist with kids, I always had to put her on a leash when someone would let their kid come into the dog park. It wasn’t fair to my dog to have to be leashed and removed from a DOG park because someone had their kid with them.

Some dogs are afraid of children. Something about young kids sets off some dogs. I don’t know if it’s a smell or something, but I’ve seen this happen to perfectly well socialized dogs.

Even if a dog does fine with kids, something strange could set it off. Just the other day, Ali and I were in Bass Pro Shop and Briar (who is the most gentle dog I’ve ever known) noticed a little boy in the store. When the parent tried to show the kid that it was okay to pet Briar, she backed away like there was something she didn’t like about him. Come to find out, we realized he had a mental disability and Briar sensed something wasn’t right about him. She has NEVER behaved this way around children. She has happily sat down to be patted and loved on by COUNTLESS children before and after this incident happened. Dogs can sense when something is a little “off.”

Thankfully, I’ve met quite a few awesome parents who make their kids stay outside of the park. I realize it can be a challenge trying to take your dog to the park when you have children, but there are ways to make it work. Find a baby sitter if the child is young, or if they’re old enough, have the child play outside of the dog enclosure where the parent can clearly see them. If neither of those options suit your lifestyle, then don’t take your dog to the park at all because it’s not fair to other dogs in the park to have to leave because you insist on bringing your child into the park where they could get knocked over by large dogs, jumped on by excitable dogs, scratched by accident, or bitten. If you do bring your kid into the dog park, you should make them sit down on a bench somewhere and stay there where it’s safe.

itsmg asked: Ugh I just can't with you and your pictures. They're so beautiful. Please, what camera are you using?

Oh thank you! I use a Nikon D90, but it is not just the camera that makes the pictures beautiful. I use Adobe Photoshop to make minor (but necessary) adjustments to the level, contrast, color balance, and hue saturation. Cameras can only do so much. They don’t always capture things exactly as our human eyes see them, so it’s up to you to make the proper adjustments in Photoshop. A lot of people see nice pictures, find out what camera was used, and go out and buy it… But then they get discouraged when the camera doesn’t produce the pictures they want. You can’t rely solely on the camera to do all of the work for you! Do yourself a favor and check out some tutorials on YouTube to learn some basic photo editing techniques if you want to produce clear, vibrant photos! You DON’T have to have a fancy camera to produce pictures like the ones I post on my blog.

Bae taking a quick break in the shade.

Bae taking a quick break in the shade.

Bae bringing back his new toy that we picked up at the Virginia pet expo a couple of days ago.

Bae bringing back his new toy that we picked up at the Virginia pet expo a couple of days ago.

Briar hanging out in the shade at the dog park.

Briar bringing back a tennis ball.

Briar bringing back a tennis ball.

Almost! But not quite! He has horrible timing trying to catch balls and frisbees in the air… But at least he tries!

Almost! But not quite! He has horrible timing trying to catch balls and frisbees in the air… But at least he tries!