Tuesday, July 5, 2016

U-Picking With a Small Dog!

Hey, everyone!

Hope you all have a good 4th of July! Ours was nice, though Pike struggles with fireworks. :/ May have to look into anti-anxiety medication for New Years.

Anyway, last week we went blueberry picking! There's a little local places about 15 minutes from home that has a beautiful (and plentiful!) patch of blueberries, and they're raised organic. While not technically advertised as a dog friendly place, the owners just smiled and said nothing at Nola trotting along beside me, and I was careful to keep her away from the lower branches, so they were fine with it. Having a quiet, well behaved small dog often opens doors that'd otherwise be closed!
They handed us some adorable metal buckets, directed us to three rows, and then left us to ourselves. Best kind of picking!

It was very hot, even at 7:30 in the morning, so we didn't stay long. Still, we had around 12lbs of berries!

Nola is a big fruit eater, and next to watermelon, blueberries are her favorite. She was so excited to see all the little snacks littered on the ground, and I'm fairly certain she thinks they were dropped just for her.
She behaved so well, despite a bunch of kids and some traffic. Such a content little dog! This is her second time U-picking; the first was in Georgia last fall. Click here to read about that! It's so great to support local small businesses and farmers, and get some deliciously healthy food, too!

She'd just sit under the trees and eat away!

How cute are these little metal buckets?

They taste so amazing! Fresh, frozen, as smoothies....


  1. Raining blueberries just for you Nola! How awesome is that.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Blueberry picking sounds like fun!

    P.S. - The Trazadone didn't do hardly anything for B. I think it helped her sleep soundly after the fireworks, but during, it was pretty much status quo. Argh.

  3. Fresh is the best! I support our local Farmers Markets as much as possible. What fun to pick your own!

  4. Nola we don't think you are supposed to eat the pickings. People think I am kidding but blast the TV as loud as you can and put Pike in a room with the door closed it works we didn't hear one thing.
    Lily & Edward

  5. The Lapdogs love fruit too... and boy would Penny LOVE to go blueberry picking! Nola is a lucky dog!

  6. That sounds like a great day! We love blueberries too.

  7. Looks like a fun outing! I love all of the pictures. That is too cool that they let you bring Nola along. Looks like she had a blast.

  8. Well that's just about the most adorable thing ever. Ruby would enjoy berry picking as well. I really love the niche suggestion you've been discussing on Facebook of sort of "non-traditional" activities with dogs. Good behavior goes a long way even if they aren't specifically dog friendly! I'll be writing soon about my stop at a vineyard with Boca in Santa Fe.

  9. So cool that you were able to bring her along with you - and that she was so well behaved! I would love to take the boys fruit picking some time! Maybe for apples which they can't reach for themselves, LOL!

  10. One of the things I miss most about New England is blueberry picking! This made me nostalgic for home :-) Give Miss Nola kisses from me! I loved having a chance to love on her at BP :-)


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