Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tesla Does the Colony

Last weekend, we took Tesla for an outing to a place I have been dying to go when I have some time: The Shops at the Colony on West 8th Street.  I have been to the plaza to go to my yoga studio, usually after all the other shops are closed, and have been so intrigued by the other stores.

First on our list is a quick favorite: Mod Apothecary - an aromatherapy and perfumery bar.  They just opened at the beginning of the month and have been a big hit in this household.  We purchased a couple of their cleaners (mint bathroom cleaner and citrus window cleaner) as well as beard oil (for Sam, obviously).  Everything smells so amazing there!  We popped in this weekend so I could blend by own perfume - so. amazing.

We also grabbed a coffee and a delicious piece of lemon poppy seed bread from Brew Ha Ha.  This place loves their dogs, as evident by the dog-heavy decor (which I loved).  They have a bed and water dish outside for canine customers and even a tether in case you wanted to run in and didn't have a second set of hands.  I thoroughly enjoyed my Brewchata and recommend it!

The plaza was so busy the Saturday we went - it was nice to see a bustling plaza in Erie.  Of course, not every shop was dog friendly, so there are still more for us to check out in the near future!

Have you been anywhere new with your pooches?  Have any of you Erieites taken your pooch to the Colony?

Monday, June 8, 2015

PEDs: Time Change

This week's walk was the first "summer" walk of the year -- meaning we move our walks from 4 to 6pm.

This allows us to make use of the longer days and get out of the sun.

It also allows time to return from summer weekend trips.

When is your favorite time to walk with your pooches?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lawn Care

In our neighborhood, it's no secret that we are not the best about getting our lawn mowed in a timely manner.  It is almost always overgrown.

Unfortunately, when we go to do yard work, we're directed by slave drivers following our every step...

 ... and pointing out missed spots.

But really, they love the yard at any length!

Who's in charge of your lawn maintenance?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ed & Tess's Favorite Things: Sleepypod Clickit Safety Harness

One of the things that has been on our wish list for quite awhile is new seatbelts for the pooches.  We had originally purchased two cheap harnesses from one of the big box pet stores.  They worked great for keeping the dogs in place during drives.

However, after an accident on a back road (thankfully minor!), we wanted something more than just keeping them in place.  We stumbled on a study done by the Center of Pet Safety, which completed the first crash testing on pet safety harnesses.

Beyond the impact protection, seat belts can be critical if in an accident.  As we unfortunately know, a car accident is a scary thing for both the humans and pooches.  We have heard stories of dogs running away during the aftermath, sometimes injured themselves.  With even our cheap harnesses at the time, both our pooches stayed in place while we waited for the police and firemen.

The clear winner and our next purchase was the Sleepypod Clickit.  Our first stop was our favorite website for well-researched items for barrel-chested dogs -- Fit for a Pit.  While they are an investment, we have been extremely happy with the 3-point tether, keeping the dogs in place.  It also does a great job keeping the dogs from becoming tangled in the seatbelt (although Tess has figured our how to unhook the tethers!).  Not only are they comfy with plenty of padding and a wide vest, they are stylish!

Do you use a seat belt for your pooch in the car?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ed & Tess's Favorite Things: Woo Woo Tags

A few months ago we bought one of our new favorite items: Woo Woo Workshop tags!

I had the same tags on Tess's collar since I brought her home 5 years ago.  I recently decided that it was time to upgrade in style.

What better way to do so than with a locally made, high-quality tag from Woo Woo Workshop?!  We settled on the Basil tag for Tess and the Krane tag for Edison.  We couldn't have been more pleased with how they turned out!!

We'll definitely be adding Woo Woo items to our inventory in the future!  Check them out!

Monday, May 18, 2015

PEDs: Keeping Up with the Pack

Whew, what a crazy few months! We have our toes dipped into a lot of pools, which has left the Eriesistibull household stretched pretty thin.  Luckily, we have still had our weekly pack walks.

The challenge has been keeping up with the pack and its growth!  We have had so many inquiries about the group and new members join (hello Cora Belle!).  We are so happy that the word is spreading about our (not so) little group and that we have had such a positive response from our community.

Anyone else have a pack?  How do you keep up with new members?

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?