Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hike at Mike Miller

Last weekend, I spent Sunday at the coast for my birthday. One of my favorite things to do while there is hike the trails at a tiny little local park called Mike Miller. The trails wind through old growth spruce forests that just embody Oregon to me.

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The littles, with a creeper in the background

I've done this hike enough to know which are my favorite places to stop and take photos, though the lighting and time of day make a difference as well.

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Even though this is a short little trail, about a mile loop, I absolutely love stopping and hiking here. The loop may be short, but there is a lot of up and down hill, which makes it feel more like a real hike.

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I am sure it won't be long before I head back to Mike Miller again.

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Ptera, who wasn't cooperating

Monday, February 5, 2018

Halo Live-a-littles #chewyinfluencer

In January, we also had a chance to try out and review Halo Live-a-littles. These are chunks of freeze dried chicken, and are basically dog crack. Ptera and Koira both totally lost their minds for this stuff. A friend's dog went hiking with us, and despite being a super picky dog who has never taken treats from me before, she happily chomped some of these.

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Halo Live-a-littles

Unlike many freeze dried treats, these ones aren't too powdery and don't splinter apart. They are breakable, though not easy to break into small pieces. I was easily able to break the larger chunks in half to share between two dogs.

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Overall, the dogs loved these things. I don't find the size ideal for doing lots of training, but they are perfect for things where I want a high value reward, such as for recalls when hiking. The container is also great, and will be getting reused for treats around here once it is empty.

As usual, we were given this product for free, but were not compensated in any other way, and the content of this post is 100% our honest opinion.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Happy 10th Gotcha day Koira!

Ten years ago today, I brought home a teeny tiny adorable puppy.
Koira's baby photo, 7 weeks old

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Koira earlier this month, 10 years old