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Kayaking

Spent a four day getaway at Ware River. My dog tagged along for the adventure. Took her on a little kayaking trip on the river. Y’all we had so much fun! Here are some awesome memories I got to share with my dog, Ariel.

Personality Decoder

If you see two cats…

Much like a cat, funnily enough, you are likely to be a very independent person. You’re pretty happy spending time on your own, but you also love surrounding yourself with a few carefully chosen confidantes.

You take your work very seriously, and can sometimes be seen as a bit of a workaholic by the people around you. They may interpret your dedication to the task at hand as you being stubborn. But frankly, as far as you’re concerned, that’s up to them! You don’t worry too much about what others think of you.

If you saw two cats, then you like to flex your intellectual muscles whenever you get the opportunity. You are bookish and reflective, but you also have a fantastically creative side.

“Cat people” are witty and sharp, and while gloriously affectionate are best left alone if you get on their bad side!

If you see a dog…

If your eyes went straight to the image of a pooch in this picture, then the likelihood is that you are a very social person with extrovert tendencies. You feel at your best in the company of your wide circle of friends, and many would describe you as the life of the party.

Being the center of attention doesn’t scare you one bit, but you are also humble, down-to-earth, and very capable of sensitive conversation. Your friends trust you; they value your loyalty and your opinions.

“Dog people” are fun-loving folk. You want to have them around. So, chances are, if you saw a dog in this picture, then you are a popular sort. Your friendly, positive attitude is highly valued by the people around you.

* Read the entire article Pooch Times

May the 4th be with you!

Not doing anything during the day today? Not in the mood to cook and you just want to relax on a restaurant patio with your pup while you sip on something refreshing.

Here is a list of dog friendly patios that ARE OPEN today.

    The Butterbean Market & Cafe
    The Savory Grain
    Home Team Grill
    Casa Del Barco
    Carytown Burgers & Fries
    Citizen Burger Bar
    Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint
    En Su Boca
    Can Can Brasserie
    River City Roll
    Ellwood Thompson’s
    Poe’s Pub
  • Poe’s Pub * Also sells our tasty delicious Pup Pops for your pups that want to kick up their paws and cool off*
  • Please remember if you are out staying to watch the fireworks with your dog, it’s best not to. Some dogs don’t like it. It’s better not to chance it and risk your dog getting scared and running away. You never want to put your precious pup in any harms way! 

    Happy 4th! Be safe and have so much fun!

    Production Day!

    It’s official, we are in production! Kick up your paws and cool off with these single-ingredient dog treats.

    Made from 100% watermelon 🍉 These treats are packed with plenty of vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial for your dog’s health, and they’re made of 92 percent water, so they can be especially refreshing on a hot day. Watermelon is full of beneficial nutrients that are healthy for dogs, including potassium and vitamins A, B6, and C. It is also high in fiber, which is good for digestion. Although watermelon contains sugar, the fiber content in the fruit insulates the sugar and prevents it from being released into the bloodstream too quickly. It’s also a source of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that may help prevent cancer.Watermelon is low in calories, low in sodium, fat free, and cholesterol free, which makes it a healthier choice than many store-bought treats. Being made of about 92 percent water, this fruit can be a good source of hydration and an especially refreshing treat on a hot day.

    Bedtime Snuggles

    Should You Let Your Dog Sleep With You?

    Sure! You are possibly over the moon about your new puppy and happy that you finally have her home for the first time. If only she felt the same way as you do, your puppy obviously will realize that coming home with you is one of the best things she could ever experience.

    Contrary to this exciting feeling of a new dog at home, you must have heard severally from people that your pet should have her own space maybe around the floor, a crate, or better still a bed. Sometimes, maybe a gated area or playpen that is split into a potty pad compartment and a sleeping area will serve the dog better, instead of having a dog with the possibility of relieving herself on your bed, which may turn out a bad habit.  

    Also, the polyphasic nature of sleeping by dogs coupled with the fact that they are light-sleepers (since they are always alert for sound) has been shown to reduce the quality of sleep people who sleep with dogs tend to get.

    Whatever the case may be, sleeping with your dog (particularly one that is well-behaved) is likely to comfort you, delight your dog, and this enhances the bond between you and your dog. Also, co-sleeping with your dog has a lot of benefits even though modern culture seems to pay more attention to the negative perspective of co-sleeping with dogs instead of the benefits.

    There are mental and physical benefits such as increasing the amount of time you have to spend with your dog, increasing the sense of companionship and comfort your dog provides you.

    Besides the general benefits that come with co-sleeping, several surveys have shown that the majority of dog owners have at least two to three reasons why they prefer their dogs to sleep with them on the bed. Some reasons gathered include:

    Benefits to Dog Owners

    • Dogs are Warm: As a matter of fact, dogs have a body temperature about 3-6 degrees higher than human, and so, it just may feel good to sleep close to a dog on a cold night since they can be an efficient means of getting the bed warm. Such practices like this brought the term “three dog night” in Canadian Maritime Provinces where nights were usually very cold, and it was a standard practice to keep dogs around you on your bed to keep you warm.

    • Dogs Help Us to Relax: Others claim that when they have a dog lie beside them, the rhythmic breathing of the dog can help to lull them to sleep easily. Also, a dog around their bed helps to increase the flow of oxytocin, also known as cuddle chemical – a hormone that is associated with affection, happiness, relaxation, trust, and psychological stability.

    • A Feeling of Safety: Some on the other hand claim that sleeping with a dog beside them helps them to feel safe and gives them a sense of protection irrespective of the size of their dog, especially when they lie in a dark room alone. “With your light-sleeping canine right by your side, she will alert you of anything out of the ordinary around your home, so you have little or nothing to worry throughout the night.”

    Benefits to Dogs

    • It Makes Dogs Happy: Some have this to say that they notice some feeling of happiness from their dogs ever since they allowed their dogs to join them on the bed.  

    • They Want to Stretch Out: Most dog beds are designed to suit circle or curled sleepers. But where your dog doesn’t like the doughnut form of her bed as she lies down for the evening rest, she definitely will seek an alternative. Such alternatives may be the owner’s mattress which offers somewhat like a rectangular real estate for a long, large-breed limbs dogs to fully stretch out.

    • They Enjoy the Thread Count: While most dog’s bed covers are designed and made for ease of cleaning and not for luxury, many dogs somehow manage to recognize good quality linens especially when they lie on one. So, finding one on your bed is the easiest way to tell themselves that they know that the Egyptian cotton is where their butt belongs.

    Bottom Line: Letting Your Dog a on the Bed is Your Choice!

    Research studies have concluded that even though the society may not currently buy the idea or regard co-sleeping with your dog in the best light, due to some of the many benefits, you may gain as an individual, there is no need for unnecessary concern and alarm.

    If it is your choice to allow your dog on your bed with you, case closed! That’s your choice, as simple as that, and no one should have you to defend this choice and decision.

    But where your dog is already accustomed to sleeping on your bed with you, and you abruptly evict her, it is most likely that she would wish to speak up so that you can understand the feeling. But in most cases, a slight behavioral modification will be required to convince her that bedtime arrangements and allocation have other alternatives that should be accepted at any point in time.