It’s finally happened. My dog discovered there is a large body of water in our back yard. After weeks of ignoring our hot tub, and being especially afraid of the cover (it’s big and noisy), Dart realized he just HAD to go for a swim. Does anyone else’s dog have trouble turning off that doggie-paddlingContinue reading “The One Where Dart Went Swimming”
Brittany and Dart venture into baking holiday-themed cookies for dogs, and the house smells DELICIOUS
Dachshund Dart and owner Brittany explore an easy trail at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Dart is on a mission to try out new sensory experiences to benefit his mental health.
BRRRR! We are getting down to the 30-50℉ weather and getting out for walks is tough! What can I say, we’re both weenies after moving from Indiana and acclimating to the Las Vegas desert heat. Taking Dart out in the winter involves a lot more preparation and gear, so this is how we stay organizedContinue reading “How to get organized for winter dog walks”
It’s time to start holiday shopping for the favorite dogs in your life! Need a little inspiration? Here are five different styles of gift that will enrich your dog’s senses and help him have even more fun with you this holiday season. Edible treats These are one of Dart’s favorite, and the easiest to buy!Continue reading “Five varieties of holiday gifts for your dog”
Get creative with seven new ways to entertain your dog on a budget. Save your hard-earned money and reuse things you already have in your home to invent new ways to play with your canine friend.
This week I cheated on Dart. Twice. Say hello to the newest volunteer at Spirit Therapies! After a years-long hiatus, I am back to volunteering my time with a local hippotherapy program. It sounds a little ridiculous, but in this case “hippo” actually means “horse.” My occupational therapist heart is so happy that I getContinue reading “The nose knows”
Someday, Dart is going to get mad at me for making it so hard to eat his meals! This week we got into the recycle, reduce, reuse theme and created a new toy out of an ordinarily single-use object in our house. Cue all the cute images of Dart with a tissue box. Honestly, thisContinue reading “Affordable Dinner Antics”
It finally had to happen, Dart got his monthly-ish bath. They are not his favorite, but spray cheese is! Does anyone’s dog love bath time? My pups have always politely acted like I’m torturing them. They’ll put up with it, grudgingly, but expertly shoot me the saddest looks possible when I have to shove themContinue reading “Bathtub Fun”
Dart can’t help but be interested in food. So why not play more games based around his breakfast?! We LOVE this ball, the food is tucked away in the bottom half and has to make it through each level of the ball, like a little puzzle. Dart has to roll it around the house, knockingContinue reading “Puzzling Toys”