Friday, February 27, 2015

February PetBox

Hey, everyone! It's time to see what we got in our February PetBox! This review will be fairly short as I'm on a bit of a time crunch at the moment.

Here are the goodies:
I feed kibble, and this brand isn't one I'd feed on a regular basis, but the dogs enjoyed it in their Kongs. 

This toy was a hit! Nola's claimed it and has hoarded it, only bringing it out when the rest of the bunch are crated.

Another toy Nola has commandeered. 

Dachshunds!!!!! We get a lot of this brand in our PetBoxes, and everyone but Olivia (the picky thing) loves them.

This treats stink, but are easy to break up and the crew go gaga for them.

This surprisingly light weight tug is a favorite for Pike and Livvy, and has been quite durable.

I'm very happy with this month's box!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Camp Hellen, Part 2

Our weekend fun, part two! 

PS: Nola's leash is from Paco Collars, specifically their build your own leash section. It was a bit pricy, but was some of the best money I've ever spent. It's 6ft long, 1/2" wide, has a snap on the handle and a floating O ring on the body, so it's great to tether her to something or even wear as an over the shoulder leash. It's the only leash I use, and it goes through hell and back! Mud, sand, puppy, burrs, saltwater, ect, and still looks brand new.

Lots of stays were practiced on this walk!

Nola's drawn to water like a mouth to flame.

Signs of spring

Some impulse control

These are the cute little historic buildings in part of the park.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Camp Hellen State Park, Pt. 1

Hey, y'all! On Saturday the little kielbasa and I went for a nice long walk at our favorite local state park. Just Nola this time, again. I like to give her time away from everyone else, and this was a great opportunity for some training. This was a 2-3 mile walk, and she loved it!

I took a crap ton of photos, so this visit'll be split into two posts.
Speaking of photos, I'm having some slight camera issues. A few weeks ago I noticed my autofocus on my 18-55mm wasn't quite as fast as it used to be, and now it's progressed to where it will have problems focusing on things closer in range, and sometimes I have to manually focus to sort of reset it. It's quite aggravating, as the camera and lens are less than a year old (bought in late May of 2014). This is exactly what happened to my last Nikon, a D3100, and I'm frustrated beyond belief with that. I wound up replacing that one because settings started to fail, but I remember the focusing issue happened first. Not sure if it was connected or if it was just a coincidence. I'm fastidious about the care of my gear, and it's pissing me off to be dealing with problems so soon. If you've experienced this or have any ideas, please let me know!

Back to the happy stuff now! We saw a stunning bald eagle at the park. There's quite a few in my area, so it's not a rarity, but I always get a rush out of seeing those beautiful birds. It was windy and cool, but clear skied and sunny. Perfect walking day!

Dachshund Mommy

PS: Yes, in yesterday's photo B is standing on a mirror. :)

Didn't see any form of markers, but it was interesting and eerie all the same!

Our state is beautiful!