Dogs

Sitting on the Dock of the Lake

Dock Time with Chloe and Gracie

Sitting on the dock of the lake is

the next best thing to a boat ride.

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The dock gives us some cover and shelter if the sun is too hot

or there is a threat of storms so we can still get our water fix.

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Some of us like to

look at the water…

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Some of us like to

play in the water…

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And some of us like

to drink the water.

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It looks pretty peaceful & relaxing until

you realize this is our soundtrack:

 

 Chloe & Gracie wish you a

peaceful & relaxing Sunday :)

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Thank you for your visit!

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Paw, Splash, Drink, Repeat

Paw, Splash, Drink. . .

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Repeat.

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One of us can do

this all day. . .

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Guess which one. . . :)

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Chloe hopes you have a little

play time this weekend. . .

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And Gracie hopes

you get a nap :)

Watching the Storm Roll In

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We’ve had afternoon and early evening

thunderstorms almost everyday this week. . .

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Fascinating to watch them brew and build

from a safe distance on the shore.

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Some of us enjoy watching. . .

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And some of us don’t.

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And it’s a wonder some

of us can see :)

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Wishing you a

storm free weekend. . .

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Or a least a

rainbow or two :)

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Thank you for your visit!

Pontooning and Potting

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We’re spending the holiday weekend

pontooning and potting. . .

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And speaking of potting. . .

The Novel Bakers return on

Tuesday, May 27th for Garden Week!

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Hope to see you then with your

garden gloves on & spade in hand :)

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 Wishing you a Safe & Happy Memorial Day,

Whatever your plans are!

 

Dear ThunderShirt…♥

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Dear ThunderShirt,

My name is Chloe, but my mom

calls me High Maintenance. . .
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 We wanted to let you know that your

shirt works like a tranquilizer for me and my

mom says she wishes we had found you sooner!

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My sister Gracie is not like me. (Thank heavens my mom says!) I have a lot of excess energy and anxiety, throwing all the pillows off the sofa (which she is fine with), whining (which drives her crazy) and begging for attention and food. . .

All. The. Time.

Around 4 to 6 pm is an especially hard time of day for me and my mom. We are both glad when my dad comes home from work and my mom says she is ready for a glass of wine. . .

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 But once I’m strapped into your shirt,

hugging me like a sausage casing :) I’m instantly

calmed and the whining stops.

I actually wag my tail when she picks my shirt up

and heads over to me to put it on when I need it. . .

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My mom says “Thank Goodness for ThunderShirt”,

otherwise me & my mom were both

going to require medication :)

Love, Chloe

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 No compensation from ThunderShirt for this post

 just a tip about a sanity-saving product for us!

Not just for neurotic dogs :) they’re also available for cats.

Do you have a four-legged problem child or anxious pet?

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Nose To The Air & Wind In Our Ears

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Nose to the air. . .

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. . .and wind in our ears.

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Summertime temperatures prompted

an early evening boating excursion

 after an afternoon of cleaning the boat.

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Oh the anticipation & joy of a

ride in the captain’s chair again :)

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Chloe & Gracie hope you’re enjoying the sun

on your face and warm weather this weekend!

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Wishing you smooth

sailing & calm seas!

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Reindog Games

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Santa delivered antlers for Christmas for Chloe & Gracie,

along with a Hide-and-Seek Reindeer Dog Toy,

 so they were ready for some Reindog Games!

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And Santa’s helper fetched their favorite recipe

for some Reindog Treats from

Three Dog Bakery Cookbook.

Christmas Dog Cookies

Reindog Treats

Makes approximately 6 dozen treats depending on size of cookie cutter, plenty to share with other hungry Reindogs. . .

Presley, Copper, Maddie, Solo, Trixie, Penny, Brutus, Smitty, Pink & Blue.

They freeze well too.

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Ingredients

 ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

 1 egg

 ½ cup natural peanut butter

 1 teaspoon vanilla

 1 ¼ cups water

4 cups whole-wheat flour

 ½ cup cornmeal

 ½ cup quick cook oats

 ¼ cup chopped peanuts

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 In a large mixing bowl, combine applesauce, egg, peanut butter, vanilla & water.

In a second bowl, combine dry ingredients and peanuts.

Add dry to wet ingredients and mix well. (I used the food processor to pulse everything together since the 5 cups of dry ingredients makes this challenging to mix.)

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Turn dough onto floured surface and knead. Roll out to ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes. Reroll scraps and repeat.

Place on parchment or greased cookie sheet and bake. The original recipe calls for 45 minutes of baking time, mine were done closer to 25 minutes. Watch and remove when slightly browned. Cool on a rack and store in sealed container or wrap in Reindog Treat bags.

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You can find a printable recipe for hungry Reindogs here.

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The hide and seek toy is much more fun with a

 treat instead of a reindeer hidden inside :)

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Chloe & Gracie hope you have time to enjoy some

Reindog Games this Christmas Season!

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