Posts Tagged ‘Beach’

I workout!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Hey, no New Year’s resolutions required here, dawgs!  I’m stayin’ in shape through the holidays.

It’s easy ‘cuz it’s fun!  I eat healthy foodsnacks & chewies.  I go for walks on the beach and family adventures.  Sometimes mom puts my food in toys, so I have to eat slower & exercise while I eat – cool!  I play with friends whenever I can.  Fetch & catch are always awesome.  I even hopped on the treadmill to show you dawgs how I roll!  (There are treadmills for dogs.  Your humans can help you use one safely:  read here, here and here.)  It’s all good ‘cuz I get plenty of R&R and vet care, so I stay happy & healthy.  And my humans love meAwwww…..

Happy Howl-idays, hounds!  See ya’ next year!  ~Rusty~

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Sayin’ goodbye to summer

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I had a blast @ the beach, bidding ado to summer. (Yeah, I said “ado”.)  I used to run away from the waves, but this time I chased the birds right into the water!  And, I went in style:  Check out my new harness, dawgs; it’s uber comfy!  So it’s on to a fab fido fall.  Woof, yeah!  ~Rusty~

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A pup-lic service announcement

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Let’s face it, dawgs.  We all poop.

And, we need our humans to pick up after us so we can keep going to fun places like parks & beaches.

Tell your people to pick up these bags so they can pick up your poop.

Dog Doogity!  ~Rusty~


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Back to the beach!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Hey, y’all!  This poodle’s headed back to the beach – finally. (Enough with the rain!)  I hope your weekend & summer are as good as mine’s shapin’ up to be.  Wooftastik!  ~Rusty~

PS — Dawgs, if you’re afraid of fireworks, ask your humans to stay home with you this weekend. Stay inside, maybe in the most insulated room in the house, with some background sound on so you can’t hear the fireworks as well.  Dig into a special, yummy chewy.  Or play fetch or tug with your people.  I know fireworks can be ruff for some of you, but you’ll be ok.  And, keep your cool:  Hit the beach or a pool!

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Ducks & waves

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Hi!  I hope you’re keeping cool.  Labor Day weekend was a blast!  I promised you more pics, and I’m a poodle-of-my-word.  Enjoy! (Left to right below: My 1st visit to Spring Lake & my 1st ducks!; Shell Beach; and me with Ruth on the beach.  Epic fun! Rusty

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A great weekend!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

I hope you had as much fun as I did over the 4th! I wasn’t scared of the fireworks.  (But I did hear about poor Taz, the Santa Rosa police-dog, a Belgian Malinois, who was left alone outside where he could hear illegal fireworks.  He got so scared he escaped his yard, but fortunately was found wandering by a nice lady & returned to his “dad”.  Watch & read Taz’s story.  Whew!)

We went to the beach, went sightseeing up the coast, and then fired up the Cheezeburger Machine.  What more could you ask for?!  I do have one thing to confess:  I used to growl @ my people to get them to throw a ball or feed me, and it always worked.  But my new “parents” taught me that only calm silence pays off.  I was really good for most of dinner, but @ the end, I completely forgot my manners.  The ribs, corn-on-the-cob, & coleslaw wore me down!  So embarrassing…..     -Rusty-

(Left to right below: Views along the coast; Tim & the Cheezeburger Machine; and me being good on my bed (for awhile).  Then watch the video of my embarrassing loss of manners.  Ruff. )

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A Fido 4th

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

I’m so excited that I get 3 whole days with my “parents”, Ruth & Tim! Looks like we’ll go to the beach, start up the Cheezeburger Machine, and play a lot!  Ruth says they’ll stay home with me on the 4th to help me if I’m scared of the fireworks.  (I think I’ll be fine, but it’s nice to know they love me.)  Plus, they said they might get me a cool pool to play in so I don’t get too hotLucky dog!

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Beach day!

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

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5/27/10: My 1st post!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Hi, everyone! I’m Rusty, a 3-yr.-old miniature poodle. I’m settling into my new forever-home. It’s been really fun so far because I’ve played with lots of dogs, and my new mom & dad love me. They even gave me my own blog so I can give you a poodle’s point-of-view. Cool! I have lots to say about my favorite things, poodle-peeves, my adventures, new friends – and pup culture!

So here’s what’s happening so far: My friend Elliott, the corgi, stayed with me for a month. We had a great time, but he did smell funny. My mom said something about a “skunk“.  I went to the beach where a nice lady gave me a biscuit just for being cute! Last weekend I met Penney, the Havanese/poodle, and Sherman, the pug. We’ll have more time to play this weekend – I’ll post pics later.   This morning, I had to potty in the rain, thunder & lightening.  My mom, Ruth, was nearby cheering me on, so I was brave.  When you gotta go, you gotta go!

Lots more to come: I got new toys, food, a new bed, homemade treats – and lots more I can’t wait to tell you about! Have a great weekend. My dad, Tim, says its going to be sunny & warm here. Woof! –Rusty

A note from Rusty’s “mom”: I introduced Rusty in my Mother’s Day post. We’re so happy to have him in our lives. (For you purists out there, we do realize that we aren’t his “parents”. So please suspend reality & enjoy his blog.) Folks always ask me what toys, food, & products I recommend and/or use for my pets. I’m hoping Rusty’s posts will give you more insight into your pup, as well as new ideas to improve life with your dog. Please contact me to help your new pup make a smooth transition into your home & family!

A side-note about Rusty’s friend, Elliott: He’s adorable, but he did get skunked. Check out our spring post for info on skunk season, including a link to a home-made solution you can wipe on your pup to get rid of the smell. (Hint: Skip the tomato juice!) –Ruth

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