A Pyrenean Christmas | 2017

It's Dog or Nothing – Living Large. Living Fluffy

Join us this holiday season by enjoying some beautiful Great Pyrenees Christmas photos.

I absolutely cannot get enough of Great Pyrenees Christmas photos, which is why every year I love to poll the pyr community to round up some amazing photos. Merry Christmas and enjoy these adorable photos! I’ll be sharing Christmas photos of Mauja, Atka, and Kiska in the next few days 🙂

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It's Dog or Nothing – Living Large. Living Fluffy

Join us this holiday season by enjoying some beautiful Great Pyrenees Christmas photos.

I absolutely cannot get enough of Great Pyrenees Christmas photos, which is why every year I love to poll the pyr community to round up some amazing photos. Merry Christmas and enjoy these adorable photos! I’ll be sharing Christmas photos of Mauja, Atka, and Kiska in the next few days 🙂

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Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Why not give your dog the gift of the other white meat this holiday season? In my life, food and snacks seem to always come up chicken, but when I have a shot at pork I take it, or steal it if necessary! Bacon is in the pork family, you know!

My GBGV Life received one package of Tylee’s™ Pork Jerky from Chewy.com to review as a member of the Chewy Influencer Program. My GBGV Life did not receive any monetary compensation for this review, and receives no additional benefits for barking about the product or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinions of My GBGV Life.

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Every dog loves jerky, and when I had the option of trying out Tylee’s™ Pork Jerky from Chewy.com, I pawed at it! We had freeze dried pork treats a few months ago that were a hit, so I expected pork jerky to be a winner too!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Humans don’t want believe it, but dogs can smell the treats through the closed bag. They smell quite good I must say!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer The best way to check out any treats, but especially pork jerky, is to rip the bag open and stick your nose right in! I did just that when I had the chance!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Unfortunately, my mom told me to stop that immediately. I wanted so badly to try the made in the USA, 100% pork sirloin with no preservatives! These beautiful slices are nothing but pork, yes, pure pork, thinly sliced and dehydrated to perfection!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Finally, I had the chance to sink my teeth into a generously sized piece of jerky. See my one fang already poking into the pork jerky? What a tender piece of meat, loaded with flavor!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer I thoroughly enjoyed my piece of jerky with about 33 calories. The only problem I see is, one piece is not enough. I wanted another piece, but decided to lick the bag instead. I wouldn’t want to end up on Santa’s naughty list over a piece of pork jerky!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Put a happy face on your pup this holiday season with the other white meat, aka, Tylee’s Pork Jerky! Even if pork is not what you want for your dog, stop by Chewy.com to find over 18,000 products ready to ship out right now! Chewy.com is sure to have the right gift for even the pickiest of pups!

 

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My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Why not give your dog the gift of the other white meat this holiday season? In my life, food and snacks seem to always come up chicken, but when I have a shot at pork I take it, or steal it if necessary! Bacon is in the pork family, you know!

My GBGV Life received one package of Tylee’s™ Pork Jerky from Chewy.com to review as a member of the Chewy Influencer Program. My GBGV Life did not receive any monetary compensation for this review, and receives no additional benefits for barking about the product or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinions of My GBGV Life.

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Every dog loves jerky, and when I had the option of trying out Tylee’s™ Pork Jerky from Chewy.com, I pawed at it! We had freeze dried pork treats a few months ago that were a hit, so I expected pork jerky to be a winner too!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Humans don’t want believe it, but dogs can smell the treats through the closed bag. They smell quite good I must say!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer The best way to check out any treats, but especially pork jerky, is to rip the bag open and stick your nose right in! I did just that when I had the chance!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Unfortunately, my mom told me to stop that immediately. I wanted so badly to try the made in the USA, 100% pork sirloin with no preservatives! These beautiful slices are nothing but pork, yes, pure pork, thinly sliced and dehydrated to perfection!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Finally, I had the chance to sink my teeth into a generously sized piece of jerky. See my one fang already poking into the pork jerky? What a tender piece of meat, loaded with flavor!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer I thoroughly enjoyed my piece of jerky with about 33 calories. The only problem I see is, one piece is not enough. I wanted another piece, but decided to lick the bag instead. I wouldn’t want to end up on Santa’s naughty list over a piece of pork jerky!

My GBGV Life Give The Other White Meat This Holiday Season #ChewyInfluencer Put a happy face on your pup this holiday season with the other white meat, aka, Tylee’s Pork Jerky! Even if pork is not what you want for your dog, stop by Chewy.com to find over 18,000 products ready to ship out right now! Chewy.com is sure to have the right gift for even the pickiest of pups!

 

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Gift Guide for Dog Parents

Check out this gift guide for dog parents to help you with great gifts for the holidays and beyond.

One of the coolest parts of what I do for a living is that I get to see a ton of dog and dog lover products throughout the year. I travel to pet industry trade shows, talk to the inventors of pet products, and I get news alerts on the very latest for dogs and dog parents.

Whether you are shopping for a dog mom, dog dad, or perhaps a gift for yourself, this gift guide will help you with some fabulous finds that make for unique and memorable presents.

Easy to use gift guides are my favorites, so that is the goal of this guide and the others that can be found below. There are 20 gift ideas in this guide, broken out into five categories with four items in each category. We are including items from $5 bucks and those in the $200 range, too.

Gifts for dog parents

This post may contain affiliate links for which I earn a small income if you click through and purchase something on the links. Please see my disclosure policy for details.

Apparel for Dog Parents

These are four of our favorite picks for dog parent apparel, from the dog mom to the dog dad and we even tossed in two items we own. If you click through, you can select the size and type you want for each.

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Office Gifts for Dog Parents

I get through my workday surrounded by dog-themed items. Here are a few picks that make nice stocking stuffers:

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Personalized Gifts for Dog Parents

The highest quality sultana burlap and inks are used for this beautiful burlap print, and it is one of the more unique prints I have seen on Etsy.

Dog Mom Personalized Burlap Print

dog mom personalized print

 

This solid beech wood rolling pin is perfect for the pastry chef in your life! It can be used as decĂłr or these personalized rolling pins can be used to brand your cookies or pies! I love the personalized name feature and the paw print, as I had never seen these before. The price doesn’t break the bank:

Personalized Dog Paw Print with Name Rolling Pin

Dog paw rolling pin

This personalized family ornament is one that you’ll gift yourself and the dog lover on your list, too. I love the elegance and attention to detail from this artist, don’t you?

Personalized Family Christmas Ornament

Personalized family dog ornament

Custom Painting: Ryan Jordan has been “creating art” ever since he could lift a crayon. In the past few years, he’s taken it from a casual hobby to a passionate career path. Working on art and seeing it completed brings Ryan great joy and satisfaction. There’s always a dog or a cat nearby during this process, usually interrupting him for some affection. His artwork is spot on and will make a treasured keepsake. Check out the portraits or the mini paintings he can do of your dog. Here’s a sample of his lovely work below and a link for you to purchase.

Ryan Jordan Artwork

Custom dog painting


Jewelry for Dog Parents

Get your favorite breed in this hug for your hand: Your love of dogs portrayed in this unique, fashion-forward Dog Fever hug ring! I happen to have it in the Cocker Spaniel version.

Dog Fever Hug Ring

Gift for pet lover! Simple paw print earrings, let your pet close to your heart and comfort you. High polish finish, solid .925 Sterling Silver Cat Dog Paw Print Stud Earrings with White Gold Plated. 

Sterling Silver Puppy Dog Paw Print Stud Earrings

 

This one is divine! Crafted in 925 sterling silver, this two-drop design features an open paw print lined with shimmering cubic zirconia and an open rose gold plated sterling silver heart pendant.

GuqiGuli “Love and Good Luck” Sterling Silver Dog Paw with Rose Gold Heart Charms Pendant Necklace, 18”

Sterling Silver Heart with Paw Print Charm. Adorned with a cute cut out paw print, this heart charm shows our love for the fuzzy friends in our lives.

Sterling Silver Heart with Paw Print Charm

Sterling silver heart paw charm


Memorial Gifts for Dog Parents

Don’t forget the dog parent on your list whose dog has crossed to the Rainbow Bridge. It is particularly difficult at the holidays for those who have lost a dog, no matter if the passing occurred this year or not. A dog mom or dog dad will certainly appreciate a caring remembrance of their beloved dog. Here are a few ideas:

A Forever Treasured Customized Keepsake: Lucy Francis Maloney is a genius in creating miniature dog sculptures. With the help of German glass eyes as well as fine alpaca, cashmere, silk, and wool, she brings miniature pets to life. She knows the miniature is complete when she sees the distinct spark of life in the replica’s eye. I know because Lucy has sculpted both of my Cocker Spaniels, and her work is breathtaking. She will work with you in creating a treasured piece of art you will cherish of your dog. The miniature dogs are soft with some flexibility – never breaking and happy to get in any pose. Lucy’s unusual technique, acquired over many years, allows her to offer to you a reality in a miniature sculpture you will find hard to believe. Her animals are soft sculptures not needle felted. She never use pastels or paint every piece is 100% natural fiber for fur and accents.

Lucy Francis Maloney Miniatures

Designer Dog Miniature

 

Keepsake Box: Sentiment written inside box: ”Truly a friend”. Enclosure card included in box for gift-giving. I own this one and also have given it as a gift. I keep some of my previous Cocker Spaniel’s items in it.

Willow Tree True Keepsake Box

 

Pet Remembrance Photo Frame Ornament: Jeweled Metal with red enamel heart with angel wings & paw prints. The back is smooth so you are able to personalize this ornament by taking it and getting it engraved.

In Loving Memory Pet Ornament

 

Pet Memorial Bracelet: Seven Colored Rainbow Beads: Symbolizes the Rainbow Bridge, where beloved pets eagerly wait for the reunion with their pet parents.

Pet Memorial Bracelet Gift – Rainbow Bridge Lava Bead Bracelet – Provides 7 Meals for Shelter Animals In Honor of Your Beloved Pet

Have you already checked out my other Gift Guides for dogs and dog lovers? These gift guides make great gifts for the holidays and beyond (birthdays, just because, Valentine’s Day, anniversary, dog birthday, etc.)

 Note:  This post contains affiliate links from Amazon, meaning if you click on a link above and then make a purchase, Fidose of Reality will receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. You help us keep the site up and running and in exchange, you get to shop for items you love. Wags!

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Check out this gift guide for dog parents to help you with great gifts for the holidays and beyond.

One of the coolest parts of what I do for a living is that I get to see a ton of dog and dog lover products throughout the year. I travel to pet industry trade shows, talk to the inventors of pet products, and I get news alerts on the very latest for dogs and dog parents.

Whether you are shopping for a dog mom, dog dad, or perhaps a gift for yourself, this gift guide will help you with some fabulous finds that make for unique and memorable presents.

Easy to use gift guides are my favorites, so that is the goal of this guide and the others that can be found below. There are 20 gift ideas in this guide, broken out into five categories with four items in each category. We are including items from $5 bucks and those in the $200 range, too.

Gifts for dog parents

This post may contain affiliate links for which I earn a small income if you click through and purchase something on the links. Please see my disclosure policy for details.

Apparel for Dog Parents

These are four of our favorite picks for dog parent apparel, from the dog mom to the dog dad and we even tossed in two items we own. If you click through, you can select the size and type you want for each.

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Office Gifts for Dog Parents

I get through my workday surrounded by dog-themed items. Here are a few picks that make nice stocking stuffers:

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Personalized Gifts for Dog Parents

The highest quality sultana burlap and inks are used for this beautiful burlap print, and it is one of the more unique prints I have seen on Etsy.

Dog Mom Personalized Burlap Print

dog mom personalized print

 

This solid beech wood rolling pin is perfect for the pastry chef in your life! It can be used as decĂłr or these personalized rolling pins can be used to brand your cookies or pies! I love the personalized name feature and the paw print, as I had never seen these before. The price doesn’t break the bank:

Personalized Dog Paw Print with Name Rolling Pin

Dog paw rolling pin

This personalized family ornament is one that you’ll gift yourself and the dog lover on your list, too. I love the elegance and attention to detail from this artist, don’t you?

Personalized Family Christmas Ornament

Personalized family dog ornament

Custom Painting: Ryan Jordan has been “creating art” ever since he could lift a crayon. In the past few years, he’s taken it from a casual hobby to a passionate career path. Working on art and seeing it completed brings Ryan great joy and satisfaction. There’s always a dog or a cat nearby during this process, usually interrupting him for some affection. His artwork is spot on and will make a treasured keepsake. Check out the portraits or the mini paintings he can do of your dog. Here’s a sample of his lovely work below and a link for you to purchase.

Ryan Jordan Artwork

Custom dog painting


Jewelry for Dog Parents

Get your favorite breed in this hug for your hand: Your love of dogs portrayed in this unique, fashion-forward Dog Fever hug ring! I happen to have it in the Cocker Spaniel version.

Dog Fever Hug Ring

Gift for pet lover! Simple paw print earrings, let your pet close to your heart and comfort you. High polish finish, solid .925 Sterling Silver Cat Dog Paw Print Stud Earrings with White Gold Plated. 

Sterling Silver Puppy Dog Paw Print Stud Earrings

 

This one is divine! Crafted in 925 sterling silver, this two-drop design features an open paw print lined with shimmering cubic zirconia and an open rose gold plated sterling silver heart pendant.

GuqiGuli “Love and Good Luck” Sterling Silver Dog Paw with Rose Gold Heart Charms Pendant Necklace, 18”

Sterling Silver Heart with Paw Print Charm. Adorned with a cute cut out paw print, this heart charm shows our love for the fuzzy friends in our lives.

Sterling Silver Heart with Paw Print Charm

Sterling silver heart paw charm


Memorial Gifts for Dog Parents

Don’t forget the dog parent on your list whose dog has crossed to the Rainbow Bridge. It is particularly difficult at the holidays for those who have lost a dog, no matter if the passing occurred this year or not. A dog mom or dog dad will certainly appreciate a caring remembrance of their beloved dog. Here are a few ideas:

A Forever Treasured Customized Keepsake: Lucy Francis Maloney is a genius in creating miniature dog sculptures. With the help of German glass eyes as well as fine alpaca, cashmere, silk, and wool, she brings miniature pets to life. She knows the miniature is complete when she sees the distinct spark of life in the replica’s eye. I know because Lucy has sculpted both of my Cocker Spaniels, and her work is breathtaking. She will work with you in creating a treasured piece of art you will cherish of your dog. The miniature dogs are soft with some flexibility – never breaking and happy to get in any pose. Lucy’s unusual technique, acquired over many years, allows her to offer to you a reality in a miniature sculpture you will find hard to believe. Her animals are soft sculptures not needle felted. She never use pastels or paint every piece is 100% natural fiber for fur and accents.

Lucy Francis Maloney Miniatures

Designer Dog Miniature

 

Keepsake Box: Sentiment written inside box: ”Truly a friend”. Enclosure card included in box for gift-giving. I own this one and also have given it as a gift. I keep some of my previous Cocker Spaniel’s items in it.

Willow Tree True Keepsake Box

 

Pet Remembrance Photo Frame Ornament: Jeweled Metal with red enamel heart with angel wings & paw prints. The back is smooth so you are able to personalize this ornament by taking it and getting it engraved.

In Loving Memory Pet Ornament

 

Pet Memorial Bracelet: Seven Colored Rainbow Beads: Symbolizes the Rainbow Bridge, where beloved pets eagerly wait for the reunion with their pet parents.

Pet Memorial Bracelet Gift – Rainbow Bridge Lava Bead Bracelet – Provides 7 Meals for Shelter Animals In Honor of Your Beloved Pet

Have you already checked out my other Gift Guides for dogs and dog lovers? These gift guides make great gifts for the holidays and beyond (birthdays, just because, Valentine’s Day, anniversary, dog birthday, etc.)

 Note:  This post contains affiliate links from Amazon, meaning if you click on a link above and then make a purchase, Fidose of Reality will receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. You help us keep the site up and running and in exchange, you get to shop for items you love. Wags!

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The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best Snow

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI smell the first snow if the season! Sure, we had a few dustings in late October and November, but not enough to really call it a first snow. Snow is nice, but I don’t enjoy it as much as I used to. Katie and I used to really tear it up in the snow, but now I sniff around and go back inside, leaving the wild stuff for my younger sisters.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowLast winter was lousy, not much snow, Mom broke her ankle, weather was too warm, all in all, not really what we dream of. It was also Madison’s first winter, but she doesn’t seem to remember a whole lot about it and is really enjoying the cold and snow now!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowBailie, our resident wild child, who loves to be immature, and have as much fun as possible in life, is diving head first into winter right now as well!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI think it might be some law of physics, but I’m not sure when it comes to combining energy levels. If you put two bundles of energy like Bailie and Madison together you will get an explosion. These explosions make for some fun viewing opportunities and photos! And they are off to perform their warm up lap!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowWrestle running is what I call this style of running. After completing a warm up lap or two, the wrestling starts to creep in to get the two bundles of energy primed for the real wild explosions!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowThe two moving bodies connect and the wrestle mania begins.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowSize has no meaning in these games. Little Miss Sassy Pants is never afraid to stand up to Bailie who is much bigger.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowMadison radiates boundless energy and the desire to take down the larger opponent!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowNo more battling on all fours! It’s turned into an all twos style of wrestling!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowTime out! Madison seems to have some secret information about the game to pass on to Bailie. Bailie is listening and is ready to carry on.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowApparently, they need to run some more laps to re tank their energy levels. Go dogs go!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI don’t know about you all, but all the crazy play is wearing me out! I think I will go back into the warm house, have a snack, and take a little nap! Do you enjoy playing out in the snow as much as Bailie and Madison do?

 

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My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI smell the first snow if the season! Sure, we had a few dustings in late October and November, but not enough to really call it a first snow. Snow is nice, but I don’t enjoy it as much as I used to. Katie and I used to really tear it up in the snow, but now I sniff around and go back inside, leaving the wild stuff for my younger sisters.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowLast winter was lousy, not much snow, Mom broke her ankle, weather was too warm, all in all, not really what we dream of. It was also Madison’s first winter, but she doesn’t seem to remember a whole lot about it and is really enjoying the cold and snow now!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowBailie, our resident wild child, who loves to be immature, and have as much fun as possible in life, is diving head first into winter right now as well!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI think it might be some law of physics, but I’m not sure when it comes to combining energy levels. If you put two bundles of energy like Bailie and Madison together you will get an explosion. These explosions make for some fun viewing opportunities and photos! And they are off to perform their warm up lap!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowWrestle running is what I call this style of running. After completing a warm up lap or two, the wrestling starts to creep in to get the two bundles of energy primed for the real wild explosions!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowThe two moving bodies connect and the wrestle mania begins.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowSize has no meaning in these games. Little Miss Sassy Pants is never afraid to stand up to Bailie who is much bigger.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowMadison radiates boundless energy and the desire to take down the larger opponent!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowNo more battling on all fours! It’s turned into an all twos style of wrestling!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowTime out! Madison seems to have some secret information about the game to pass on to Bailie. Bailie is listening and is ready to carry on.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowApparently, they need to run some more laps to re tank their energy levels. Go dogs go!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI don’t know about you all, but all the crazy play is wearing me out! I think I will go back into the warm house, have a snack, and take a little nap! Do you enjoy playing out in the snow as much as Bailie and Madison do?

 

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Stuffed Toys-A senior skilled at stufficide

Tracy Ahrens

It felt like a spontaneous support group session. I stood at the checkout counter of a pet store and the manager was scanning my purchases, including a stuffed pink giraffe dog toy.

He asked me what kind of dog I have. I shared with him and paused before noting that my dog, Angel, 11,  just started playing with stuffed toys, two months after adoption.

Embarrassed that I may own a demonically possessed canine, I noted, “She likes to rip their legs and ears off.”

The manager laughed and put my confession to shame. His dog “goes for the throats” of stuffed toys, ripping out their jugulars. He was shy to describe his house full of throat-less stuffed animal toys.

stuffed toys

My house is a graveyard for limbless, earless, antlerless, tailless creatures.

A fellow dog owner refers to these attacks on innocent stuffed creatures as “stufficide.” Her dog, Bart, is like my Angel. He instantly chews off limbs and, she said, “There’s always a bit of glee in Bart’s eye when he’s performing a medical procedure.”

That same giddy, demonic look comes over my Angel as she performs clean-cut amputations of stuffed animal parts with a grinding molar action.

stuffed toys apart

When Angel came into my life she was given several stuffed toys by a shelter volunteer and I bought her a couple. I had no idea if she liked toys, as she was found with no background information or a name.

One of the toys I gave her was a small Wonder Woman doll with a squeaker in it. She slept in a bed with it, but ignored it. But two months later, something snapped. She got a feisty glimmer in her eye, picked up Wonder Woman in her mouth and started to chew on her. I laughed to myself watching her, until she spit out an arm. Then, the other arm.

The “bracelets of submission” that Wonder Woman uses to deflect gunfire, small missiles and other projectile weaponry, were cut off with the geriatric molars of a shepherd-husky.

This was the start of her obsession with removing appendages from stuffed creatures.

stuffed toys wonder woman

We now have a dinosaur missing a spikey plate from its back, a monkey with one leg, a pink dog with three legs, a pink rabbit with one ear, a cat face with one ear, and that giraffe I bought during my in-store counseling session, it is now missing one ear and one antler.

As the mood strikes her, she strikes another toy, chewing off parts and spitting them out in her beds or on the floor. At first I had a small collection of parts, but I have since disposed of them.

When legs are ripped off of critters, I steal the toys away to mend with sturdy upholstery thread. Angel supervises the surgeries with that same giddy, demonic stare.

Many dogs are annoyed by squeakers and seek them out first to extract from a toy. Angel doesn’t seem to care about killing squeakers. She just wants to rip creatures limb from limb.

stuffed toys mending

Most dog owners have stories of how their canines like to carry around toys, rip them up at warp speed or bring them to bed. A German Shepherd owner told me his dog loved basketballs and deflated them within 20 seconds. Stuffed toys were gutted in less than a half hour, and tennis balls were chewed in half in 60 minutes.

I have to say that one or two stuffed animals always lie on my bed where Angel sleeps beside me. She also occasionally carries one outside when she goes potty, sets it down on the grass and I have to carry it back inside.

Three pet beds in my living room are like islands that hold Angel’s stuffed toy collection. I think of this environment like the Island of Misfit Toys, from the holiday television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. That island had oddball toys like a spotted elephant, a “Charlie-in-the-box” and a bird that swims.

stuffed toys dog

I’ve taken photos of Angel’s signature collection, and captured images and videos of her chewing off and spitting out limbs. It’s like photographic evidence from crime scenes.

Many more toys will enter my home just to make Angel happy in her senior years. One bunny she’s removed all of the stuffing from and it shall remain stuffing-less per her request. Two smaller bunnies and a squirrel are her favorites, as she likes to chase bunnies and squirrels in real life. Those toys have been mended countless times and I’m happy to oblige. I even bought an extra stuffed bunny from the store so she has a spare.

I laugh at her silly behavior with these creatures, wondering if she had toys in her past. I’m sure she never had this many and I find joy in making her happy.

 

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Tracy Ahrens is a veteran journalist, author, artist and mom to three rescued cats and one dog. See her web site at www.tracyahrens.weebly.com and add her children’s book, “Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight,” to your collection. All proceeds help 9 humane organizations.

 

 

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Tracy Ahrens

It felt like a spontaneous support group session. I stood at the checkout counter of a pet store and the manager was scanning my purchases, including a stuffed pink giraffe dog toy.

He asked me what kind of dog I have. I shared with him and paused before noting that my dog, Angel, 11,  just started playing with stuffed toys, two months after adoption.

Embarrassed that I may own a demonically possessed canine, I noted, “She likes to rip their legs and ears off.”

The manager laughed and put my confession to shame. His dog “goes for the throats” of stuffed toys, ripping out their jugulars. He was shy to describe his house full of throat-less stuffed animal toys.

stuffed toys

My house is a graveyard for limbless, earless, antlerless, tailless creatures.

A fellow dog owner refers to these attacks on innocent stuffed creatures as “stufficide.” Her dog, Bart, is like my Angel. He instantly chews off limbs and, she said, “There’s always a bit of glee in Bart’s eye when he’s performing a medical procedure.”

That same giddy, demonic look comes over my Angel as she performs clean-cut amputations of stuffed animal parts with a grinding molar action.

stuffed toys apart

When Angel came into my life she was given several stuffed toys by a shelter volunteer and I bought her a couple. I had no idea if she liked toys, as she was found with no background information or a name.

One of the toys I gave her was a small Wonder Woman doll with a squeaker in it. She slept in a bed with it, but ignored it. But two months later, something snapped. She got a feisty glimmer in her eye, picked up Wonder Woman in her mouth and started to chew on her. I laughed to myself watching her, until she spit out an arm. Then, the other arm.

The “bracelets of submission” that Wonder Woman uses to deflect gunfire, small missiles and other projectile weaponry, were cut off with the geriatric molars of a shepherd-husky.

This was the start of her obsession with removing appendages from stuffed creatures.

stuffed toys wonder woman

We now have a dinosaur missing a spikey plate from its back, a monkey with one leg, a pink dog with three legs, a pink rabbit with one ear, a cat face with one ear, and that giraffe I bought during my in-store counseling session, it is now missing one ear and one antler.

As the mood strikes her, she strikes another toy, chewing off parts and spitting them out in her beds or on the floor. At first I had a small collection of parts, but I have since disposed of them.

When legs are ripped off of critters, I steal the toys away to mend with sturdy upholstery thread. Angel supervises the surgeries with that same giddy, demonic stare.

Many dogs are annoyed by squeakers and seek them out first to extract from a toy. Angel doesn’t seem to care about killing squeakers. She just wants to rip creatures limb from limb.

stuffed toys mending

Most dog owners have stories of how their canines like to carry around toys, rip them up at warp speed or bring them to bed. A German Shepherd owner told me his dog loved basketballs and deflated them within 20 seconds. Stuffed toys were gutted in less than a half hour, and tennis balls were chewed in half in 60 minutes.

I have to say that one or two stuffed animals always lie on my bed where Angel sleeps beside me. She also occasionally carries one outside when she goes potty, sets it down on the grass and I have to carry it back inside.

Three pet beds in my living room are like islands that hold Angel’s stuffed toy collection. I think of this environment like the Island of Misfit Toys, from the holiday television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. That island had oddball toys like a spotted elephant, a “Charlie-in-the-box” and a bird that swims.

stuffed toys dog

I’ve taken photos of Angel’s signature collection, and captured images and videos of her chewing off and spitting out limbs. It’s like photographic evidence from crime scenes.

Many more toys will enter my home just to make Angel happy in her senior years. One bunny she’s removed all of the stuffing from and it shall remain stuffing-less per her request. Two smaller bunnies and a squirrel are her favorites, as she likes to chase bunnies and squirrels in real life. Those toys have been mended countless times and I’m happy to oblige. I even bought an extra stuffed bunny from the store so she has a spare.

I laugh at her silly behavior with these creatures, wondering if she had toys in her past. I’m sure she never had this many and I find joy in making her happy.

 

***

Tracy Ahrens is a veteran journalist, author, artist and mom to three rescued cats and one dog. See her web site at www.tracyahrens.weebly.com and add her children’s book, “Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight,” to your collection. All proceeds help 9 humane organizations.

 

 

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Tips For Traveling Alone With A Pet

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Tips for Traveling Alone with Pets | GoPetFriendly.comRoad trips are my favorite kind of vacation. The excitement of choosing a destination, packing the car, and hitting the open road makes me absolutely giddy. These days most of my traveling is done with Rod and the boys, but once in a while a situation pops up that requires me to spend a day or two traveling on my own. On those occasions taking Ty or Buster with me makes the trip more fun, and gives us some special one-on-one time to connect.

While solo outings are delightful, traveling alone with a pet requires some additional preparation. Whether your favorite road trip buddy is a dog, cat, hamster, or bunny, these tips will help keep you both safe and happy on your next excursion.

Plan Your Route – Once you’ve decided where to go, it’s important to plan your route and identify any accommodations you’ll need along the way. The GoPetFriendly.com road trip planner is a great place to start, allowing you to map the course and locate pet friendly hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, and attractions along the way. Determining the number of miles you can cover per day depends on your preferences. If you like to mosey and take in the sights, 100 miles may be far enough in a day. If you’re more intent on getting to your destination, you might drive 300 miles or more, just stopping for fuel and comfort breaks. Use your smartphone app to check driving times and alert you to any road construction or detours you might encounter to plan pit stops for your pet.
Make Reservations – If your trip involves overnight stays, don’t leave your accommodations to chance. There’s nothing worse than pulling into a hotel at the end of a long day of driving to find they don’t accept pets or are completely booked. Before you leave, call the hotel, campground, or rental property where you’ll be staying to confirm their pet policy and make your reservation.

Related Article: Travel Like a Pro: 8 Questions to Ask When Booking a Pet Friendly Hotel

Travel Like a Pro: 8 Questions to Ask When Booking a Pet Friendly Hotel | GoPetFriendly.com

Share Your Itinerary and Check In – Once your plans are squared away, be sure to share them with a friend or family member. Give them the route you plan to take and the telephone numbers of the places you’ll be staying. During your trip, be sure to keep in touch with that person to let them know where you are on your journey and if you’ve made any adjustments to your route or schedule.
Invest in Road Side Assistance – Before any road trip, make an appointment to have all routine maintenance completed on your vehicle; also consider signing up for a roadside assistance plan. There are several options available, and if you get a flat tire or accidentally lock your keys in the car, it’s better to have reliable help than counting on a stranger to assist you.
Prepare Your Travel Buddy – Anytime your pets are in the car, you’ll want to pack some basics, including their current vaccination records and recent medical history. In addition, to keep you both safe, your pet should be buckled up in a safety harness or secured carrier while you’re driving. Trying to wrangle Fido when he hops into the front seat, or catch Fluffy as she saunters across the dash, is too dangerous when you’re driving.

Related Article: Packing an Overnight Bag for Your Dog

Tips for Traveling Alone with Pets | GoPetFriendly.com

Post Your Emergency Instructions – If something should happen to you while you’re traveling, having your emergency instructions visible in your car will allow first responders to quickly contact anyone you’d want notified of your condition, and get your pet cared for until you can recover. Writing “In Case of Emergency” on an envelope and taping it to your glove box with the instructions inside is a good way to make sure it can’t be overlooked.

Be Smart and Trust Your Instincts – Making sure you all get home safe is the most important part of any road trip, and when you’re traveling alone, you need to stay vigilant. Keep your doors locked while you’re driving, be aware of your surroundings at all times, choose stops that are populated and well-lit, and trust your gut – if something feels sketchy, get back in your car and leave. To help ensure you don’t become a target, dress casually, leave expensive jewelry at home, and consider trading your purse for a fanny pack or money belt. It’s also a good idea to divide up any cash you’re taking and keep it in multiple locations.
Where to Eat – Depending on how long you’ll be gone, packing food from home is the best way to ensure you’ll have something delicious to eat along the way – but keep it in a sealed container so your pet can’t help himself! If you’ll be away more than a day and fast food drive-thrus don’t appeal to you, find restaurants with pet friendly outdoor seating areas using GoPetFriendly.com, or call in a take-out order and keep one eye on your car while you’re inside picking up your food.

Tips for Traveling Alone with Pets | GoPetFriendly.com

Restroom Breaks – The biggest question most solo travelers grapple with is what to do about restroom breaks. Leaving a pet alone in the car while you use the bathroom isn’t ideal, but most rest stops, stores, and restaurants don’t allow furry travel companions to accompany you to the facilities. You could travel with a portable toilet, but then you’d have to create a privacy screen to use it and deal with cleaning it. Instead, these are the steps I take to ensure Ty or Buster is comfortable for the few minutes I need to be away:

Park in the shade.
Place a sunscreen across the windshield to reflect sunlight and to make it more difficult for passersby to see inside the car.
Use a spill-proof bowl and give your pet access to plenty of fresh water.
If the weather is warm, you can use a cooling mat to give your pet a comfortable place to lay, and keeping it inside a cooler with some ice until you need it will make it even chillier for dogs and cats with heavy coats. You can also also get a portable travel fan to increase the circulation inside the car.
If you’re concerned your pet could be stolen from your vehicle, consider placing her in a pet carrier or collapsable crate with a lock on the door.
If it’s hot or cold enough to put your pet’s health at risk, a remote-start system will allow you to leave the air conditioning or heat running to keep your pet comfortable. Or you can carry an extra key – one to leave in the ignition with the car running, and a second to unlock the door when you return. Always set your parking brake and engage the child locks on the windows when leaving your pet in a running vehicle. (Note that leaving an unattended vehicle running may violate the law in some jurisdictions, as it could encourage auto theft. For the 3-5 minutes it takes me to use a restroom and return to the car, I’m willing to prioritize my dog’s safety over getting a ticket.)
Anytime you leave your pet alone in the car, set the alarm on your phone for 10 minutes and be sure you’re back to the vehicle before the alarm goes off.

Related Article: Is It Illegal to Leave Your Pet Alone in the Car?

Tips for Traveling Alone with Pets | GoPetFriendly.com

Stick to the Schedule – When traveling with a dog, maintaining his feeding, bathroom, and exercise schedule as much as possible will help reduce any anxiety he may be feeling. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you when these important times are approaching, and be prepared to pull over to stop and sniff the roses.
Carry Safety Devices – Using a safety whistle, pepper spray, or taser can deter unwanted advances from strangers, dangerous dogs, or predatory wildlife. It’s a good idea to keep one or more of these devices handy when you’re traveling on your own.

The first time you do anything it can seem daunting, and traveling alone with a pet is no exception. Share your best solo travel tips in the comments below, and you just might encourage someone else to give it a try!

Planning a pet friendly trip of your own? We’ll make it easy:
Pet Friendly Hotels | Pet Friendly Destinations | Pet Friendly Activities

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Tips for Traveling Alone with Pets | GoPetFriendly.com

Tips for Traveling Alone with Pets | GoPetFriendly.comRoad trips are my favorite kind of vacation. The excitement of choosing a destination, packing the car, and hitting the open road makes me absolutely giddy. These days most of my traveling is done with Rod and the boys, but once in a while a situation pops up that requires me to spend a day or two traveling on my own. On those occasions taking Ty or Buster with me makes the trip more fun, and gives us some special one-on-one time to connect.

While solo outings are delightful, traveling alone with a pet requires some additional preparation. Whether your favorite road trip buddy is a dog, cat, hamster, or bunny, these tips will help keep you both safe and happy on your next excursion.

Plan Your Route – Once you’ve decided where to go, it’s important to plan your route and identify any accommodations you’ll need along the way. The GoPetFriendly.com road trip planner is a great place to start, allowing you to map the course and locate pet friendly hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, and attractions along the way. Determining the number of miles you can cover per day depends on your preferences. If you like to mosey and take in the sights, 100 miles may be far enough in a day. If you’re more intent on getting to your destination, you might drive 300 miles or more, just stopping for fuel and comfort breaks. Use your smartphone app to check driving times and alert you to any road construction or detours you might encounter to plan pit stops for your pet.
Make Reservations – If your trip involves overnight stays, don’t leave your accommodations to chance. There’s nothing worse than pulling into a hotel at the end of a long day of driving to find they don’t accept pets or are completely booked. Before you leave, call the hotel, campground, or rental property where you’ll be staying to confirm their pet policy and make your reservation.

Related Article: Travel Like a Pro: 8 Questions to Ask When Booking a Pet Friendly Hotel

Travel Like a Pro: 8 Questions to Ask When Booking a Pet Friendly Hotel | GoPetFriendly.com

Share Your Itinerary and Check In – Once your plans are squared away, be sure to share them with a friend or family member. Give them the route you plan to take and the telephone numbers of the places you’ll be staying. During your trip, be sure to keep in touch with that person to let them know where you are on your journey and if you’ve made any adjustments to your route or schedule.
Invest in Road Side Assistance – Before any road trip, make an appointment to have all routine maintenance completed on your vehicle; also consider signing up for a roadside assistance plan. There are several options available, and if you get a flat tire or accidentally lock your keys in the car, it’s better to have reliable help than counting on a stranger to assist you.
Prepare Your Travel Buddy – Anytime your pets are in the car, you’ll want to pack some basics, including their current vaccination records and recent medical history. In addition, to keep you both safe, your pet should be buckled up in a safety harness or secured carrier while you’re driving. Trying to wrangle Fido when he hops into the front seat, or catch Fluffy as she saunters across the dash, is too dangerous when you’re driving.

Related Article: Packing an Overnight Bag for Your Dog

Tips for Traveling Alone with Pets | GoPetFriendly.com

Post Your Emergency Instructions – If something should happen to you while you’re traveling, having your emergency instructions visible in your car will allow first responders to quickly contact anyone you’d want notified of your condition, and get your pet cared for until you can recover. Writing “In Case of Emergency” on an envelope and taping it to your glove box with the instructions inside is a good way to make sure it can’t be overlooked.

Be Smart and Trust Your Instincts – Making sure you all get home safe is the most important part of any road trip, and when you’re traveling alone, you need to stay vigilant. Keep your doors locked while you’re driving, be aware of your surroundings at all times, choose stops that are populated and well-lit, and trust your gut – if something feels sketchy, get back in your car and leave. To help ensure you don’t become a target, dress casually, leave expensive jewelry at home, and consider trading your purse for a fanny pack or money belt. It’s also a good idea to divide up any cash you’re taking and keep it in multiple locations.
Where to Eat – Depending on how long you’ll be gone, packing food from home is the best way to ensure you’ll have something delicious to eat along the way – but keep it in a sealed container so your pet can’t help himself! If you’ll be away more than a day and fast food drive-thrus don’t appeal to you, find restaurants with pet friendly outdoor seating areas using GoPetFriendly.com, or call in a take-out order and keep one eye on your car while you’re inside picking up your food.

Tips for Traveling Alone with Pets | GoPetFriendly.com

Restroom Breaks – The biggest question most solo travelers grapple with is what to do about restroom breaks. Leaving a pet alone in the car while you use the bathroom isn’t ideal, but most rest stops, stores, and restaurants don’t allow furry travel companions to accompany you to the facilities. You could travel with a portable toilet, but then you’d have to create a privacy screen to use it and deal with cleaning it. Instead, these are the steps I take to ensure Ty or Buster is comfortable for the few minutes I need to be away:

Park in the shade.
Place a sunscreen across the windshield to reflect sunlight and to make it more difficult for passersby to see inside the car.
Use a spill-proof bowl and give your pet access to plenty of fresh water.
If the weather is warm, you can use a cooling mat to give your pet a comfortable place to lay, and keeping it inside a cooler with some ice until you need it will make it even chillier for dogs and cats with heavy coats. You can also also get a portable travel fan to increase the circulation inside the car.
If you’re concerned your pet could be stolen from your vehicle, consider placing her in a pet carrier or collapsable crate with a lock on the door.
If it’s hot or cold enough to put your pet’s health at risk, a remote-start system will allow you to leave the air conditioning or heat running to keep your pet comfortable. Or you can carry an extra key – one to leave in the ignition with the car running, and a second to unlock the door when you return. Always set your parking brake and engage the child locks on the windows when leaving your pet in a running vehicle. (Note that leaving an unattended vehicle running may violate the law in some jurisdictions, as it could encourage auto theft. For the 3-5 minutes it takes me to use a restroom and return to the car, I’m willing to prioritize my dog’s safety over getting a ticket.)
Anytime you leave your pet alone in the car, set the alarm on your phone for 10 minutes and be sure you’re back to the vehicle before the alarm goes off.

Related Article: Is It Illegal to Leave Your Pet Alone in the Car?

Tips for Traveling Alone with Pets | GoPetFriendly.com

Stick to the Schedule – When traveling with a dog, maintaining his feeding, bathroom, and exercise schedule as much as possible will help reduce any anxiety he may be feeling. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you when these important times are approaching, and be prepared to pull over to stop and sniff the roses.
Carry Safety Devices – Using a safety whistle, pepper spray, or taser can deter unwanted advances from strangers, dangerous dogs, or predatory wildlife. It’s a good idea to keep one or more of these devices handy when you’re traveling on your own.

The first time you do anything it can seem daunting, and traveling alone with a pet is no exception. Share your best solo travel tips in the comments below, and you just might encourage someone else to give it a try!

Planning a pet friendly trip of your own? We’ll make it easy:
Pet Friendly Hotels | Pet Friendly Destinations | Pet Friendly Activities

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Staying Organized with an SUV Cargo Divider from Travall

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Do your dogs take up your entire cargo area? Learn how an SUV Cargo Divider from Travall can help you reclaim some of that space – and keep everyone safe!

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The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best Snow

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI smell the first snow if the season! Sure, we had a few dustings in late October and November, but not enough to really call it a first snow. Snow is nice, but I don’t enjoy it as much as I used to. Katie and I used to really tear it up in the snow, but now I sniff around and go back inside, leaving the wild stuff for my younger sisters.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowLast winter was lousy, not much snow, Mom broke her ankle, weather was too warm, all in all, not really what we dream of. It was also Madison’s first winter, but she doesn’t seem to remember a whole lot about it and is really enjoying the cold and snow now!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowBailie, our resident wild child, who loves to be immature, and have as much fun as possible in life, is diving head first into winter right now as well!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI think it might be some law of physics, but I’m not sure when it comes to combining energy levels. If you put two bundles of energy like Bailie and Madison together you will get an explosion. These explosions make for some fun viewing opportunities and photos! And they are off to perform their warm up lap!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowWrestle running is what I call this style of running. After completing a warm up lap or two, the wrestling starts to creep in to get the two bundles of energy primed for the real wild explosions!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowThe two moving bodies connect and the wrestle mania begins.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowSize has no meaning in these games. Little Miss Sassy Pants is never afraid to stand up to Bailie who is much bigger.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowMadison radiates boundless energy and the desire to take down the larger opponent!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowNo more battling on all fours! It’s turned into an all twos style of wrestling!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowTime out! Madison seems to have some secret information about the game to pass on to Bailie. Bailie is listening and is ready to carry on.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowApparently, they need to run some more laps to re tank their energy levels. Go dogs go!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI don’t know about you all, but all the crazy play is wearing me out! I think I will go back into the warm house, have a snack, and take a little nap! Do you enjoy playing out in the snow as much as Bailie and Madison do?

 

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My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI smell the first snow if the season! Sure, we had a few dustings in late October and November, but not enough to really call it a first snow. Snow is nice, but I don’t enjoy it as much as I used to. Katie and I used to really tear it up in the snow, but now I sniff around and go back inside, leaving the wild stuff for my younger sisters.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowLast winter was lousy, not much snow, Mom broke her ankle, weather was too warm, all in all, not really what we dream of. It was also Madison’s first winter, but she doesn’t seem to remember a whole lot about it and is really enjoying the cold and snow now!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowBailie, our resident wild child, who loves to be immature, and have as much fun as possible in life, is diving head first into winter right now as well!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI think it might be some law of physics, but I’m not sure when it comes to combining energy levels. If you put two bundles of energy like Bailie and Madison together you will get an explosion. These explosions make for some fun viewing opportunities and photos! And they are off to perform their warm up lap!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowWrestle running is what I call this style of running. After completing a warm up lap or two, the wrestling starts to creep in to get the two bundles of energy primed for the real wild explosions!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowThe two moving bodies connect and the wrestle mania begins.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowSize has no meaning in these games. Little Miss Sassy Pants is never afraid to stand up to Bailie who is much bigger.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowMadison radiates boundless energy and the desire to take down the larger opponent!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowNo more battling on all fours! It’s turned into an all twos style of wrestling!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowTime out! Madison seems to have some secret information about the game to pass on to Bailie. Bailie is listening and is ready to carry on.

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowApparently, they need to run some more laps to re tank their energy levels. Go dogs go!

My GBGV Life The First Snow Of The Season Is The Best SnowI don’t know about you all, but all the crazy play is wearing me out! I think I will go back into the warm house, have a snack, and take a little nap! Do you enjoy playing out in the snow as much as Bailie and Madison do?

 

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