Friday, January 16, 2015

VIP Products Toy Tester: Mega Octopus

The past few days, Edison's new best friend has been Oscar Schwarzacreature, the latest of Tuffy Toys we received.


Even after losing his head (and all his guts stuffing), he still remained Edison's faithful companion.  Until Tesla got a hold of him...


Overall, the pups have really enjoyed playing with Oscar.  And while he's no longer a stuffy, per say, Edison has been carrying his carcass all through the house.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Look Back

Each year around the pooches' birthdays, we like to take a minute to think about how they were the year before.  And the year before that.  And the year before that...


We think about how much more timid Tesla was, and how much more independent she has become.


And we think about how walks with Edison used to be, and how difficult it was to have him out of his crate with guests over.


In these few moments we celebrate another year with our best friends (and stay sane when Ed is being a jerk).


Do you reminisce about your pooches?  How have they changed?

Monday, January 12, 2015

PEDs: On Staying Chic

With the recent weather we've been having, everyone has had to bundle up tight -- including our pooches.


We love coming to our weekly walks and seeing our members all dressed up!  Not only is it a welcome sight in the dead of winter, but we each share tips and tricks for keeping the pooches warm during winter walks.


Does your pooch get dressed up?  What are you tips for keeping your pooches warm?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Edison's 4!

In honor of Edison's 4th birthday yesterday, I'm reposting this post written last year.  A few updates, but this guy  still has our heart.
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Dear Trumbull County Dog Kennel Volunteers,

I don't know if you remember Manny or not, but he is now Edison.  We weren't sure what we were getting into when we brought a 9-month-old, bullheaded pup home in October 2011, but a three and a half years later, we don't know what we'd do without him.


He has quite the following on our blog  and has come SUCH a long way.  He has completed 3 obedience classes as well as an agility class (which he did SO well in!), and we are working hard to be ready to take the CGC exam...soon!.


He is still working on a lot, but he has taught us so much more!  He has really blossomed into the best dog over the past three years.


Thank you so much for taking a chance when you took this guy in, and even more for taking a chance on us and letting us bring him home!


Love, Hannah, Sam, and Tesla

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tesla's 7!

In honor of Tesla's 7th birthday today, I'm reposting this post written last year.  A few updates, but the sentiment is the same.
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Dear Humane Society of NWPA Volunteers,

I don't know if you remember Pearl or not, but she is now Tesla.  I had no idea what it was to have the love of a dog, but in January of 2010 I found out in a quick way.  Now, 5 YEARS later, she's become my whole world.


We have done so much in our three years together.  She's become the star of a blog, completed several obedience classes, earned her CGC, and has even been certified as a therapy dog.  Beyond that, she has grown so much in confidence from the nervous dog she once was - not to mention gaining 20+ pounds!


She has helped me discover Erie's dog community, helped me make new friends, and created a pitbull advocate.  She is truly a breed ambassador!


Thank you so much for taking a chance on a little, brindle pitbull, and even more for allowing me to bring her into my life!


Love, Hannah (and her now family - Sam and Edison)

Monday, December 29, 2014

PEDs: Attentive Pooches

One thing I notice on our weekly pack walks is how attentive our pooches are to their people.  So many photos are of our pooches looking up to their owners


This kind of focus is the sweetest thing to observe...


...even if it is bribed by treats.

Monday, December 22, 2014

PEDs: Winter Walk Locations

One of the hardest things in selecting a walk location during the winter months is planning for snow and proper removal.


December is the perfect time to walk downtown.  We know the sidewalks will be well maintained.


The pedestrian traffic decreases with the temperature.


 Plus, with today being the shortest day of the year, the lights around town were lit and bright.