My love affair with pinecones continues! Maybe Erin will remember to actually bring a ball on our weekend walks. Or maybe I’ll just have to stay a smart, creative pooch. Hmmm…
Roxie’s Reviews: Little Eatz Pet & People Treats, peanut butter
I’m not sure I like the idea of having treats to share with my hoomans. Erin wasn’t to keen on that idea either. Something about it encouraging the doggy-drooly-stare that I’m not supposed to do. Erin and Alex will say, “No dogs!” to me while they are eating until I go away. :(
Anyway, these treats were taste-tested by me AND Erin! So… these treats are crunchy, crumbly cookies. They aren’t something I’ll eat right away, unless I can go eat on the carpeting. (More cush for my tush, ya know?) The peanut butter cookie taste is weak with very heavy oat/flour overtones. These could be a nice, novelty add-on gift for someone, but not something we’d really go buy for ourselves.
HAH, never thought you’d hear a detailed analysis about a peanut butter cookie, now did you? ;)
PS: Photo credit to my dog-dad, Alex! Way to capture the magic moment. <3
Roxie’s Reviews: Lollycadoodle felted mouse
This toy was a surprise crowd-pleaser. Erin did not expect this to be something a dog would enjoy -it looks like a cat toy, feels like a cat toy, and is a mouse [aka a cat toy]. On the contrary, it is a dog toy [no catnip present] and it is quite fun!
Chew factor: 4/10 This toy is fine for chewing, but not the most interesting one around. The felted material has a surprisingly springy texture.
Fun factor: 5/10 This is a nice tug toy, due to the long tail for the humanses to hold on to. It’s ok for fetch, but not my favorite -no bounce to speak of.
Squeakiness: 0/10 No squeaker, no crinkle… nothing.
Durability: 7/10 A month later and it’s not misshapen. No holes yet either. Give me time though -I aim to misbehave. This sucker doesn’t stand much chance long-term.
Coloring: 5/10 It’s a mouse…
Hiking Hounds 2nd Annual Holiday Hike -
Holy shmaboly! Can you believe how long this series of photos has been going? When was Christmas?? Thanks for sticking with us!
Anyway, here are the last of the holiday hike photos! I present to you, Squaw Rock of the South Chagrin Reservation. Yep. That’s it… it’s a rock.
The outdoor sculpture known as “Squaw Rock” in South Chagrin Reservation was carved by artist and blacksmith Henry Church in 1885. Church walked through the Chagrin River at night to sculpt this large sandstone boulder. Included in the carving is a quiver of arrows (with the four phases of the moon), a giant serpent, an eagle, a woman with a shell behind her (reminiscent of Botticelli’s Venus), a dog, skeleton, and a baby in a papoose. While many have speculated the meaning of the work, it is not known what message Mr. Church actually wanted to convey through this piece.