Sunday, March 22, 2015

PEDs: Muddy Buddies

We are so glad spring has final sprung in Erie!  We had our first Pack of Erie Dogs walk without snow this year!


The only drawback to having the snow melted is that it has made most of the ground a muddy mess.  This is fine when we're walking the dogs through the neighborhood and can clean them up before they go into the house, but it is much more difficult when we have to clean up our pooches before they get into the car!


Any tips for cleaning up your pooch?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Canine Communication

This past week I was home alone with the pooches.  When Sam travels for work, I take the opportunity to take a step back from the weekly craziness and enjoy some time alone.


But a lot of alone time means a lot of non-human communication.  I spent many hours at home alone with Edison and Tesla as company.

This resulted in a lot of unanswered communication.  Add in the fact that I had a presentation this weekend, they heard a lot of my voice!


Do you talk to your pooches? And how much is too much?

Monday, March 9, 2015

PEDs: Springing Forward

It was a balmy 37 degrees yesterday for our Pack of Erie Dogs walk!  We are so glad that the weather finally seems to be breaking.


We heard from more than one of our members how great it is to finally be able to get out of the house and not be miserably cold.


When Spring does finally show her face this year, our pack members will be ready -- we've been training all winter long.


Has anyone else's walks been impacted by the sub-zero temps?  Who else is excited to get out of the house?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

VIP Products Toy Tester: Tequila Worm

We recently received another VIP Toy Tester product: a tequila worm!


 Edison had fun playing with this new guy.  While he only had one squeaker, his body was one core that squeaked at all locations.  Ed loved this.


His fabric hat was an easy area of destruction that quickly brought down the tequila worm.



 Unfortunately, Mr. Worm quickly met his demise.


Of all the products we've reviewed our favorite is still the Mega-Tug Oval that is still in commission!

And here's a photo of Tesla...just because she's so darn cute!
What is your pooch's favorite toy?  Have you found any super-durable toys?

Monday, March 2, 2015

PEDs: Winter Wear

During our first winter as a group, only a few of our members dressed up their pooches.  But we've been spending more and more time outside each week.  As our group has been growing, so has our collective wardrobe.  


We share our favorite items, what works for us, and what our pooches seem to like.  Now, nearly all of our members have some sort of attire!


Does your pooch dress for the weather?  What are your favorite items?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sleeping with Dogs

It's no secret that our dogs love comfort.


Or that we let them share our bed.


But what I find most interesting is how much more comfortable they look than me.


Do you share your bed with your pooches?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Birthday Gala 2015

In honor of Edison & Tesla's birthdays, each year we hold a Birthday Gala.  This black tie affair not only helps us forget about the tundra we live in, but also raises money for a local shelter!


We started this three years ago after wanting to host a holiday party.  But the holidays are so busy and there are so many parties, we couldn't justify the craziness.  We thought late January would be the perfect time to host a party -- at the start of the post-holiday blues and in the midst of sibERIEa.


We used our pooches January birthdays as our party purpose.  But not wanting anyone to think we take this too seriously, we decided to go all out with a "black-tie optional" party complete with cocktails and fancy hors d'oeuvres.


And the best part? We raised nearly $700!


Thank you to all our friends who joined us and donated in honor of our two best buds!