Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Posers

With my new computer up and running, I was finally able to get to these photos I took last weekend of the pups. I realized I hadn't taken any nice pictures of them together in a while. They really do seem to enjoy getting their pictures taken, even on a crowded bench. 

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This is probably my new favorite picture of the dogs together. I love it. 

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They really are such cute posers, but you have no idea how long it took to get them that way!

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Their favorite part. "Okay!"






Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Blue Dental

February is Pet Dental Month. We are celebrating in a couple ways. The first is that I make Koira an appointment to get a full dental cleaning and a tooth removed for next week. Her canine that she broke a few years ago has been breaking more and more as time goes on, and it is time for it to be removed. Also, she is seven, so while her teeth look really good for her age, they could use a full professional cleaning.


The other way we are celebrating is by reviewing Blue Buffalo natural dental chews. Chewy.com provided us with the chews in exchange for an honest review here on our blog. Since it is pet dental month, it seemed perfect to review a dental product.

The Blue Bones chews we were sent to review are made by Blue Buffalo. While they don't have any major meat sources, the ingredients are solid, and even include glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health. We tried the Regular size dental chews, meant for dogs 25-50 lbs, and they were perfect for my dogs (32 and 40 lbs each). The chews also come in tiny and giant sizes, for those with larger or smaller dogs.

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Long story short, my dogs both totally loved these chews. You wouldn't believe how hard it was for Koira to sit still long enough to get these photos!

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In fact, if you look closely at the photos, you can see the bite marks from where Koira nabbed the chew during the photoshoot and I had to save out prop.

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Pallo is also a big fan, but was not very into posing.

Overall, my dogs really liked these dental chews. I wasn't able to see much difference in how clean my dogs' teeth were, but I don't doubt that these chews are at least as effective at teeth cleaning as any other chew of this kind. And my dogs both totally reject the Greenies brand dental treats (Koira actually spit one out when someone gave her one at a booth once).

And on a more personal note, yay, my new computer arrived! Now I just have to figure out all the different settings, programs, etc, and try to get my picture hard drive connected to the new computer as soon as possible. And see if I can salvage anything off my old hard drive in the other computer, since I know I have some things saved on there that I would like (though nothing as important as my photos, which is why they are on a hard drive of their very own).

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tech Problems

Just as I was getting back in the groove of taking photos of my own dogs again (as opposed to other people's dogs for work) and posting regularly, my computer decided to die. In the past year it has gone through a graphics card and two power supplies. So when this second power supply went out last week, I decided enough was enough. My new (refurbished) computer should be here sometime next week. And I have photos from Valentine Day and a product review that need to be uploaded and edited before I can share them. Not to mention my upcoming photography gigs, where I will certainly need my computer for editing!

Technology. How I hate it sometimes. But I so hate being without it when it dies...