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Friday, August 29, 2014

"You Shot Me!" feat. Koda

The best part of my day was Brodie. I love my boy Brodie. On our runs we have only one thing racing on repeat in our minds. Fetch. Brodie LOVES to play fetch. As soon as he sees the tennis ball in my hand he starts to dance around like a little kid at a candy store. What makes me happy to be hanging out with Brodie is just Brodie being Brodie. What makes me smile is that when I tell him to sit, he does a half sit; he doesn't sit quite all the way down. I will smile at him and say "No, Brodie sit all the way down." To which he will complete by plopping his butt on the ground and anxiously way his tail. Then I make him wait (I know, I know! I'm horrible!) When I tell him to wait he (sitting all the while) turn and face the pond. His butt will go up a little and I will remind him to sit and he will plop it back down. Then I say "Ready?!" and he inches forward. "Ready!?" and he inches forward again. And then I will let that ball fly! Before the ball even hits the water, Brodie is there already swimming to where he thinks the ball is going to land. Much like the ball, Brodie flies through the air and makes his grand splash into the water. I love my time with Brodie simply because he keeps me smiling. Thank you for playing with me today, Brodie!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

"If You're Happy And You Know It..." feat. Spencer

Thoughts that cross my mind while on a run:
WARNING: Before you read on I should advise you that some thoughts are weirder than others. That being said...please don't judge me, but laugh all you would like! 

Thought #1 - Sam, is that a pile of poop? Please don't Sam...not the poop Sam...please don't roll in that...yup, you rolled in the poop didn't you...

Thought #2 - Much like me, Dozer is too impatient for fishing. The requirement for sitting still and waiting patiently are not skills that we practice.

Thought #3 - Littles. 10 minutes to get out there and 10 minutes to get back in. This is a fact.

Thought #4 - Is that poop on a mushroom? Who pooped so perfectly on a mushroom? It's the little things in life that make us go 'wow'.

Thought #5 - I love watching dogs run. Some seem to not even be touching the ground, and others run as if in slow motion. The slow motion runners are the funniest to watch.

Thought #6 - What does it mean when you develop "crushes" on dogs and wish that if only they were human? Umm...that you are obviously crazy and need more human contact! (This was a brief conversation I had with myself. I think I will express my concerns about myself with my dog when I get home.)

Thought #7 - Some dogs have creepily (in a good way) human eyes and it makes me wonder if maybe a human might have gotten reincarnated back down to a dog...

Thought #8 - Every time I see a pile of dog poop I remember that I'm hungry...

Thought #9 - I wrote a poem about dogs
                      ...but then my dog ate it.

So there you have it! All my somewhat (mostly) weird thoughts that crossed my mind while out hanging with my fur-friends. 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"A Boy And His Ball" feat. Baebe

How To Achieve The Perfect Summer Look:
- Confine your wardrobe to only t-shirts and/or shorts and pants
- If you prefer to wear shorts be sure to wear tennis shoes and/or any kind of shoe that covers feet completely (ex. rain boots, hiking boots, etc.)

By following the above guidelines you will achieve brag-worthy tan lines.

At Dog Star Ranch, where your legs are never from kisses, drool, jumps, hugs, humps, etc. the Perfect Summer Look has been achievable via our fun time outside with our fur-friends. Rain or shine (we always hope for shine!), we enjoy to spend our time outside!

And although our fur-friends never intentionally mean to scratch our legs, it happens. Sometimes it happens GOOD. Then, (or at least I do) the Star Buddy can go home and brag about so and so just wanting to love and loving too hard. Much like how a little kid brags about their scratches and scraps, I like to show off my scratches. I wouldn't trade my summer legs (I'm working MAJOR shorts tan lines and don't even get me started on my sock tan lines!) for any other kind. All of wear and tear that they've been through since I've started working, each scratch, scrape, bruise (not always from dogs but my own clumsiness) is a story that I get to share once I get home.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Girl Next Door" feat. Charlie (left) and Zoe (right)

Our Main Characters:
Charlie the Boston Terrier
Dozer the Boxer
Greta the Boxer
Zoe the Boston Terrier
Previously on Two Boxers and a Boston! 
Charlie and Dozer are best friends but...Charlie likes Greta. Greta likes Dozer. Dozer likes Greta. And Greta likes Charlie. 
The tension between Dozer and Charlie has dissipated temporarily. Both seem to have forgotten that they are in love with the same woman, rather they are focusing on keeping their friendship strong. Greta, absent from today's Daycare, left an open space to be filled! By none other than Zoe the Boston Terrier.
Today, while down by the pond it became blatantly obvious that Zoe is head over heels in love with Charlie. She tried desperately to seduce Charlie away from Dozer in order to woo him away from Greta. However, Charlie does not reciprocate Zoe's feelings. Although he enjoys his time with Zoe and appreciates their friendship, he wishes for nothing more from the relationship.
A thundery cloud formed between Zoe and Dozer as each time that Zoe tried to lure Charlie away from Dozer, Dozer successfully lured Charlie back away from Zoe. Naturally this was Dozer just being a good friend, knowing that Charlie does not feel that way towards Zoe. Dozer's actions infuriated Zoe, as she felt that Dozer was corrupting Charlie's mind. 

If Zoe wishes to see herself with Charlie she is going to have to work/get along with Dozer. Zoe could be the key to getting Charlie out of the Greta/Dozer picture. Zoe is not going to give up her fight for love easily.

How much longer can Greta play this game before it call comes undone?! Will Dozer and Charlie ever confront Greta? Will Greta have to finally choose between the two? Will Zoe set aside her differences and work with Dozer? Will she be able to enchant Charlie away from Greta?  Will Zoe be able to win the heart of Charlie? The plot thickens...
Tune in next week on Two Boxers and a Boston!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

"Smiling Faces" feat. Snikkers

We always make the best of a rainy day. Many of our fur-friends were able to enjoy a romp around the park, and some were even able to enjoy the pond before the thunder came rolling in and the rain came pouring down.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Dear Mom and Dad" feat. Chica

Hi Mom and Dad!
I'm having so much fun at camp! Today we went on an adventure outside! The weather was really nice. It was all sunshine outside, but I did see some clouds. The clouds were nice because then it didn't feel as hot out. And there was a breeze. I liked the breeze, it felt good on my face. Nemo ran around a lot, but I preferred to stroll. Our adventure was...hold on, I have to ask. Oh! Our adventure took place in the Star Buddy Park. It's a really cool place! I smelled all sorts of things. I even found...wait, what were they called? Oh! Pumpkins. I smelled pumpkin plants. And then Nemo found this BIG hill to climb. It was so much fun! After our fun we went back to our cabin for a little nap. But before I fell asleep I just wanted to tell you how much fun I was having so far! Everybody is so nice and Nemo and I get lots of love!

Love you!
     Chica and Nemo

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