Monday, February 6, 2017

Snow Day

We woke up this morning to a beautiful layer of thick snow covering everything.  I let the dogs out at 3:30am and realized there would be a good chance that this would be a snow day.

The first one in my life!  Woot!

Of course, snow days are meant to be played in, and while I bundled up and hurried through morning chores, our pups had no issues with the chill.
Monty and Harlow are nicely equipped with thick fur coats - I'm pretty sure they don't feel the cold.  Ramble will run out in it, race once around the yard, and want  back in.  I can't blame him.  He doesn't always give me time to put a sweater on, so this morning our nekkid boy had to bravely face the elements.
Dis bad idea...  beep...

He even managed to race around with Harlow and Monty!
I always panic a bit when Monty races towards me.  He doesn't have good brakes....
Harlow and Monty found a new sport that they absolutely love - snow wrestling!  Which of course made them damp, and caused little snow balls to hang off of them - but they didn't care!
Harlow's "vicious" face...

Da Momma, help!

 Of course, the fun doesn't end outside.  Once the pups have decided they have had enough, they need to be towel dried and have hundreds of snow balls removed...
Da Harlow is worth it, da Momma!

Friday, January 27, 2017

An Important Meeting of the Castle Staff

Shhhh....  We've been invited to a meeting of the Royal household!  It's quite an honor.  There is a full agenda!  They will be talking about the State of the Golden Retriever, Farm Chores, Chicken Management...  The meeting is just starting, so we'll sit here in the back...
Da Harlow is calling dis meeting to order.  Wait, something is off....
Oh no!  Something is bothering the Princess!  What could it be?
Does dis table seem tall to you?
 Ummmm, no, Your Royal Highness Da Harlow, it doesn't....
I iz sure of dis.  Da Royal Head of da Hole Digging, what you think?
Let's hear his answer....
Dis table seems fine to me.
Oh dear.
Is I da only one have da problem with dis table?
I am afraid so, da Princess.
Sigh...  Someone get da Harlow a booster seat.  ...and a cookie.
Right away!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Making New Friends

Our move to Washington has brought a lot of changes.  We are a little farther from the friends we have in Arizona, and while social media, texting, and the phone allows us to stay in touch, our pups don't have the same abilities.  Harlow especially is very social and loves making new friends, so we were excited when she met a fellow Golden named Sable on our walks.
Da new friend, Sable!
It was amazing how similar their color is, but Harlow is definitely the smaller of the two, and definitely has floof to spare!
Where we going, new friend Sable?
Sable's da Momma and I are hoping to get our girls together for a swim in the lake - when the weather warms up a bit, of course.
A view of the lake through the trees.
On a side note, have I mentioned we have trees to spare up here?
Seriously.  Trees.  Everywhere.
Until the warm weather returns, we have plans to take both pups walking together.  Our pretty little girls definitely need to spend some bonding time together!
Is da shnooter clean for dese photos, da Momma?

Friday, January 20, 2017

January Chewy Review #chewyinfluencer

This month we decided to try Honest Kitchens Joyful Jerky Filets Beef Dog Treats from  I have to say, I'm not sure I've come across a treat that has pleased me more!  Our pups were clearly excited from the moment I opened the box to the moment they got to sample this treat, and were even willing to wrestle me for a bit more!
Dese are for da  Harlow, right da Momma?
Do you see how serious she is?  Even Monty and Ramble were eager for these treats!
Noms, da brudder Ramble, noms....
First of all, all the things I liked about this product:
  • 100% Human Grade (I'm seriously tempted, but the back of the package says pups only!)
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Ingredients - Beef, salt, celery juice powder
  • Easy to break apart 
I felt that the price at was reasonable - 3.25oz for $14.69 - which while that sounds pricey, isn't when you consider you can easily break these meaty treats into training size morsels.
Texture and consistency was comparable to human jerky - and the smell was wonderful!
I think our pups give this product 6 paws up!  It's definitely a winner in our book and definitely a product I will purchase in the future.
Thank you,, for sending us another wonderful product to try!
Disclaimer:  How Sam Sees It has not been compensated for this product review. We received a product to review.  We have no connection with the brand and were not influenced in our opinions. Our opinions are strictly our own.