Saturday, May 28, 2011

Furry Fitness Challenge!

In two weeks Lori and I will enter the Furry Fitness Challenge at Camp Bow Wow. The owner and pet that loose the most weight in two months wins, with the grand prize $250 a month voucher for A YEAR. That means daycare, boarding, and baths!! As a college student Lori can rarely send me and struggles to save the money. But with this I can go to daycare several times a week each month or be boarded and allow Lori to try save money to visit Boulder for a Kyudo intensive should they schedule one within the year of the prize. I can't loose too much weight according to the vet, even if I'm slightly pudgy, because I'm an old girl and they worry about when the time comes I will have trouble keeping weight. Lori knows its pretty impractical to get near her skinny high school weight of 110 pounds so she's gonna shoot for 120!  Lori isn't really over weight as some people and knows its very likely someone could easily beat us but we're gonna go for it anyways! It gives here an excuse to take Zumba lessons twice a week with her friend who is leaving to go back to China in July.  Its looking to look like Lori is gonna be unemployed for the summer till her regular job starts up in Aug. She'll walk to the bus stop and ride the bus to summer classes. We'll start doing more dog walks in the evening and visits to the dog park during the week too.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Second Dog Park?!

The park that opened 2 years ago had a phase two opening. A major road splits the part, phase 3 will have a bridge connecting the two sections in a few years. But what I wasn't aware of is the second phase will have another dog park in it, I hadn't seen that in any of the info. I'm wondering if they added it since there was such a demand for it! If our weekend isn't too chaotic we'll try to find the second dog park next weekend!! I'm so excited!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Port Aransas!

Sorry for it being so long after our trip, Lori got sunburned bad and she still has work. Well, last weekend we went to Port Aransas, or as people say around here Port A. My owner Lori dropped me off at Camp Bow Wow for the day and then went to her last class for the semester and work. She zipped back to pick me up before we headed home to finish packing. She wasn't able to that morning because the power went out and didn't come on till it we were gone. Everything was going good until we were twenty minutes outside of the city in our three hour drive. The roads sucked, bad. It made noise in the car and caused me to be all stressed the entire way down. So going down was not fun AT ALL. And then when we got to the coast my owner got lost because it was dark and even though she had been there before the signs were next to impossible to see. We eventually found our way though and met up with her friend who was already at the hotel. It was 11pm and we were so ready to sleep.

We did a bad job on taking photos of the Mariner Inn were we staying. There are very few places, much less hotels, that are dog friendly. This one was okay and we wouldn't mind staying there again as long as they keep up with improvements. The next morning while Lori's friend and her parents went to a graduation we went to the beach... illegally. Lori forgot she was suppose to get a beach pass! Whoops! We didn't get caught though!

We also had another mishap. Lori bought a cheap beach umbrella on her last trip with another friend last year. Well, it lasted thirty minutes before it bent and broke. Even though I had a 15 foot leash attached to an anchor I had never been to the beach and didn't know what to do. Lori took me to the water but I was confused too.

We left after three hours and crashed back at the hotel waiting for the others to come back to head to a party that was on the beach. But because we didn't know where exactly it was Lori had to tag with her friends and I had to be left behind. She was sad, apparently there were lots of other dogs at the beach.

The next day Lori went and bought a new umbrella and we went to the beach again (with a pass this time!) but left within the hour. The wind got so bad it was being kicked up and hitting us and it hurt. Our trip was short, and we didn't get a lot of beach time and didn't do a lot of things but it was fun. We hope to go again next year if the hotel's policy doesn't change and spend more time at the beach!!

Also, Lori has another great photo of me at the beach she entered for a calendar contest at our Camp Bow Wow! We'll post it after the judging and winners (I hope I'm one of them!) are announced!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beach? We're going to the Beach?!

Cross your paws people! If all goes well my owner and I shall be making a three hour drive to Port Aransas Friday night for a weekend trip with her best friend! We're so excited because I'm going too!!! Its been so long since we've had a trip! Years!!! My human has to get the car checked out tomorrow to make sure its all a go for launch; she's worried about the tires. 

I'll spend the day at Camp Bow Wow while my human is attending her last day of class for the semester and work. Bags already in the car she'll zip over to pick me up just before closing and we'll  head down the highway.