Sunday, January 28, 2018

Benebone #chewyinfluencer

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"But dis is mine"

This month, Koira tried out the chicken flavored, jumbo sized Benebone from A dog her size, 40 lbs, can have the regular size, but I wanted to try out the jumbo size for her and see how she liked it. I'd say she loves it. She immediately started chewing on it after I took it out of the package, and has been chewing on it off and on all month.

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You can see that this is going to last quite a while, since after a month it has minimal damage. This is a month of chewing, leaving it outside in the rain, and generally just using it with our normal daily routine. Koira is not a super heavy chewer, and she doesn't just go to town on this for a ages at a time.

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Overall, Koira was pretty pleased with the Benebone this month, and I was too. We'll be getting plenty of use out of it.

We did receive this item in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely our own, and we were not compensated in any other way.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Winter Beach Trip

The beach in Oregon is actually better in the winter. At least, that is what I've always felt. This past weekend, the temps at the beach were in the 60s, and it was solid sun all weekend. Of course that meant we took a trip to the coast.

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Of course, about everyone else in Oregon had the same idea. I think it may have been the most crowded I have ever seen the beaches here. But we were still able to find a place to park, and walk far enough to be away from everyone for the most part, with just a few people in the distance in either direction.

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The dogs absolutely love the beach. Koira has always loved the beach, and Ptera, while a little less crazy about it, also has a great time as long as it isn't wet and windy.

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The dogs like to spend most of their time at the high tide line, smelling all the stuff that has washed in on the waves. Or else up in the dune grass, rocks, and logs at the edge of the beach, checking out the smells there. They are really good about not trying to eat anything, even things like dead crabs, and I'm lucky in that neither of them are inclined toward rolling in gross things, so I'm happy to let them do their thing as long as they stay in sight and come back when called.

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We always keep our eyes out for other people on the beach, especially if they have dogs, and make sure that we keep the dogs away from them. Not everyone wants a large dog running at them, even if they like dogs, and not all dogs are going to get along, so it is just plain courtesy to make sure they don't go off bugging anyone. I'm always pretty happy when I see other dog owners doing the same thing.

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The day was absolutely gorgeous. The sunset pictures I shared earlier this week were from this past weekend- the one I shared a while ago was from a different trip entirely. We've had some awesome sunsets lately for sure.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Beach Sunset

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Standing on a retaining wall, with the beach, ocean, and sunset in the background

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Just the pretty sunset colors with dune grasses

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This is was the view north along the beach. The pinks and purples were really evident. That tiny light off to the left of the land is the lighthouse.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year

May 2018 bring something good.

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Happy New Year with a silly hat

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Playing with lights

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