Posts Tagged ‘Dogs’

Mommy – Doggie date!

Today I took my baby (my lab mix) on a Mommy-Doggie Date. We had a great time! People take their kids on dates so why not my “kid”? 🙂

We started our date with a trip to the Dog Park! This was our first trip to Millbrook Exchange Dog Park.



My baby loves his car rides! Riding to the Dog Park



Meeting new friends


One of his new favorite friends!


Checking out the dog park. It has a lot of room to run around in!


My boy being crazy. 🙂


Going to go meet new incomers.


There were a lot of dogs there this morning!


My tired boy after the dog park. We spent an hour there meeting new friends!

After the Dog Park, we headed to Petco! He got his nails done (which he was very good during) and walked around looking at the animals.


My boy at Petco!


He loved the birds!


He was intrigued by this hamster.


Mice? He has chased these before.


The cashier at Petco thought he was so cute that she gave him a big bag full of treats from the Doggie Bar (his favorite place!). He was trying to open them in the car.


Being cute in the car


Having fun listening to the radio!

We then headed over to Petsmart to look at the animals they had there. They had a lot!


My boy at Petsmart


Looking at the fish. The goldfish were scared of him!


His favorite part – Looking at the kitties. He loves kitties and was happy to have one at eye-level.


Walking down the treat aisle checking out all the goodies!


Looking at the birds. He is definitely a hunting dog. He was pawing at the cage and chasing them into a corner.

Then it was time to head home. Naptime with Mommy!


“Mommy, can we go again?”

It was a great way to spend a morning with my favorite boy. I can’t wait to have another date with him!


Have you been on a date with your dog? Where is your favorite place to go with your dog?



How to dress up your dog for Halloween

I follow this blog and just had to share this on my blog. Completely describes what it is like to put a costume on a dog. My favorite step is #5.

Thank you, Lady Bugs Teacher Files!

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

This afternoon while I was doing my lesson plans I decided to put on a movie “just for some noise” and ended up intently watching it and crying throughout almost the whole movie. This movie was Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. A man finds a dog at a train station and ends up keeping the dog. The dog and the man become instantly bonded and their bond is extremely strong. The dog walks with the man to the train station every morning and then comes back to the train station every day when the train pulls in at 5:00. This continues every day until the man leaves for work one day after the dog behaves very unusually. At work that day, the man has a heart attack and dies. When the train pulls in at 5:00, Hachi is there waiting for his master to come out of the door. Hachi waits until one of the man’s family comes to pick him up later that night. To make a long story short, Hachi ends up going everyday to the train station and waits for his master to get off the train. Hachi ends up dying in the spot he was waiting for his master.


This movie was fantastic! It gets the audience attached to the man and the dog and leads you through their life together and apart. As a dog enthusiast, I was excited for a new dog movie, but was amazed at the emotional attachment you have with Hachi, the dog. This is one I would highly recommend for anyone to watch, but if you love dogs (or even like them) bring a box of tissues and cuddle with your dog.