Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's a Birthday PAW-TEE!!!!!

It started out like any normal Saturday...
I should have known something was up when I smelled mom baking up some yummies!
 ...and putting together these treat bags...

 ...but, we did our usual and headed off to meet Memphis at the dog park. 
I could tell it was going to be a warm one, so I started hydrating right away.

We did most of our playing in the shade...cuz we be cool like that!

I noticed a lot of furrends were starting to gather around.

 There were old furrends and new furrends, a bag of yummies, treat bags, new tennis balls...
Hmmmm... what's going on here?

Then it hit me....IT's MY BIRTHDAY PAW-TEE!!!!!!!!!

MOOOOMMM!!!  When can we have the yummies?!?!?!!!!!
 I can smell them up here!!!!

 Yeah, it's definitely time for the yummies!!!!!
 (notice the cool feeder Memphis' dad made for me!  More pictures of that tomorrow)

We hung around and played for 2 1/2 hours.  I was exhausted, but very happy!
It was a grrrrrrreat birthday paw-tee!!!  

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dog-A-Thon 2011

I did the Dog-A-Thon again this year.  It's the Humane Society's Walk for Homeless Pets.
 My bestest bud, Memphis, also did it!
Here we are, modeling this year's stylish bandana:

Doing the "Long" walk:

 Whew!  Pretty warm for 10:00 am! 
I think you can measure the temperature by the length of Memphis' tongue!
Hmm.... about 75 degrees. 

This is like AFRICA hot!!!!!....
...Ok, probably not.
But it sure felt warm to us! But, because it was for a good cause, we were willing to walk the 200 miles (ok...maybe 2) through Death Valley (I mean, the Pacific Northwest).

Friday, July 22, 2011

Flashback Furrriday!

Me and Dad on the day they picked ME!
September 3, 2009
More recent photo of us.  
Dad still has that goofy look on his face....but look how HOOOGE I've gotten!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Flashback Furrriday!!!!

Remember that dang squirrel toy I had when I was a wee pup?
This was taken back in October 2009, when I was just a little over 2 months old:

This is me today with the same squirrel dude. 
Yeah.  That's right, Mr. Squirrel.  You're not as big and bad as you used to be!!!

If you want to see more pictures of me when I was a pup, you can look HERE!.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Attack of the Green Veggiesaurs!!!

You might be asking, "Remi, what green marvelous looking green healthy stuff is in your bowl?"

Well, let me tell you (its green!).....

My mom is a veggiesaur.  She recently joined something called a 'CSA', where she gets a lot of green organic, farm fresh veggies and fruits every week.  So, me and dad have been the 'test subjects' for lots of new recipes with green things we've never eaten before
(like kohlrabi, mustard and collard, and arugula....all of which are green). 
So, mom has been adding green 'secret ingredients' to my fresh parsley and kale chips.
She starts with fresh kale from the CSA.
Seasons the ones for her and makes mine plain (although I like the seasoned ones better!).  Then she bakes them for a little bit...just til they're crispy.
Then she sprinkles the fresh parsley and kale chips on my yummy
Honest Kitchen Zeal.  (which is also green)
Tah Dah!!!
Mom says parsley and kale are 'superfoods' for dogs. 
You can read more about the benefits of kale here  and parsley here.

In the meantime, I'm going to dig into my green super healthy food.  It's actually super yummy and I always look forward to my meal time!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jurassic Pawwwk!!!

Disclaimer:  Viewer Discretion is Advised!

Yarrrrrgh!!!!!!!  I gottchor legg!!!!

 Hmm... apparently, so are my toes!

 Whhhatttt!!!??!!  (notice the ferocious fang!)

Yargggghhhh!  I gottchor leg!!!!

Mom...Pirate lingo...Really??!? 
Well, I guess it IS getting close to Seafair!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A New Look

Check out the cool banner created for me by zoolatry. Mom helped me update the template thingy and she's still fine tuning stuff, but I think it looks much more cool. 

Speaking of cool, here's me basking in the only sun spot in the house.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A New Dog Park Adventure!

Mom surprised me this morning and took me to a park I've never been to before:  Magnuson Park.
It was a little bit of a drive to get there, but it was a big place.

I'm always a little wary of new places like this.  You never know what kind of dogs (or humans) will show up.  So I put my game face on (aka: Don't mess with my momma).

After deciding it was a relatively safe place for us, I did a little exploring:

Can't let mom get too far away.

I ran into another Ridgeback.  She's 8-years-old and still in good shape.
Can you tell which one is me?

 Her humans seemed pretty nice, too!

Lookin' to see if maybe my buddy, Memphis, will show up.

It was a pretty big park and had a nice walking loop.

We met up with Memphis by the beach.
As you can see, HE was thrilled!

Me....not so much!
Water is not high on my list of fun (or even bearable) activities.

Memphis: "Check it out Remi. This is how it's done. You gotta at least get your feet in it."
Remi" I dunno, man.  It smells kinda funky."

Remi:  " Ok.  Uhhhh......hmmm.  Feels kinda....wet!  Yuck!

Memphis:  "Woooo Hooo!!!!"

Remi:  "whoopee (heavy sarcasm).   Ok.  I'm outta here."

Ok, so it was cool going to a new park.  It was big, they had lots of poop bags, drinking water, a nice walking trail, human porta-poop stations, and the humans seemed nice and attentive to their 4-legged friends.  But, considering the drive to get there and all the yucky water, I'm only giving it 3 paws (out of 4, of course). 

Mom said we might try a different park again next week.
I'm hoping she skips the ones with 'water features.'