Gus’s favorite day of the month

by Steve, Kat, & Gus

We got our December Barkbox last night. That made me realize that I forgot to post about the November Barkbox, even though I took pictures of everything. I’m going to play catch up today. 

Gus loves when we get the Barkbox because he gets new toys. He loves new treats too. 

The November box had a fall/Thanksgiving theme. It included a lumberjack hedgehog. 


And an acorn. (Gus was too busy playing with the lumberjack to pay attention to the acorn. Kat decided later that the acorn is hers. 


The November treats included some cranberry and duck treats shaped like pie wedges and in a box that looks like an oven. Cute! 


They also got a moo tube and some bacon flavored apple cider donuts. Those items were both a hit. I think I gave the tube to Steve. He loves them. 


Here’s a video of Gus playing with the hedgehog. He loves to play with toys. I think Gus could be a surgeon because he is very good at cleanly removing the squeaker from a toy while the remainder of the toy remains in tact, then he no longer has any interest in the toy. I wish he would just destroy the toy while removing the squeaker because then I would know it should go in the trash. As it is, the toys are basically still perfectly good, just sans squeakers! 

Hopefully I’ll remember to post about the December Barkbox while it is still December! 

Happy Steve

by Steve, Kat, & Gus

Last night, Steve was acting antsy, so I got his ball out to play. He loves his ball from CycleDog.  Steve normally plays with our blue CycleDog ball, but as you can hear on the video, Gus stole Steve’s blue ball, so we stole Gus’s green ball. Steve didn’t seem to mind.

Gus and Kat seemed like they felt left out, so David started playing with them. Gus hasn’t quite figured out that he’s supposed to drop the ball when he brings it back. In fact, I think his favorite part is us chasing him around trying to get the ball. 

We will have to play ball with the pups more. Steve likes to play in the front of the house, but we really don’t have any rugs there, so I worry about him slipping, but he seemed to do okay. I’ll just have to keep an eye on him. 

It’s an early Christmas miracle!

by Steve, Kat, & Gus

Just look what happened tonight! 


Kat was so happy to be able to make a snow angel.


Gus had never seen snow before and wasn’t sure what to think. 


He eventually came around. This is a lot of snow for Pflugerville, so hopefully the pups enjoy it. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Steve, Kat, & Gus

Happy Thanksgiving! 

We started our Thanksgiving celebrations with a turkey trot. It was an informal trot in our neighborhood, so it was super easy to participate. We walked over to the clubhouse to the starting line. We got there a bit early, so we took a pre-race picture.  Steve, Kat, and Gus were very festive in their bandanas.


Soon it was race time! As usual, the pups were fast out of the gate. Eventually they settled into a trot... a turkey trot!


Gus decided to add a degree of difficulty to his race and ran the last half-mile with trash in his mouth. Everyone at the finish line got a good laugh at that!


At the end, everyone got medals and some water.


The trot was pretty successful. This is the aftermath.



We hope you all have a wonderful day! 

Making the bed with canine assistance

by Steve, Kat, & Gus

Today Gus and I turned what should be a 5 minute task - making the guest bed - into a 20 minute task. If you have your own canine companion, you too can make your chores take four times longer!

Step 1: Get your canine companion to take up a large amount of space on the bed and refuse to get up.


Step 2: Decide that covering up the canine companion with the fitted sheet will annoy him so much that he will get off the bed on his own accord.


Step 3: Realize that the canine companion likes it under the fitted sheet.


Step 4: Finally get the canine companion off the bed and put the flat sheet on the bed, only to have the canine companion tangle himself in it.


Step 5: Repeat Step 4, but with the blanket. Get another canine companion to display good helping skills from the floor and hope that the one on the bed will take note.


Step 6: Convince the canine companion that something really interesting is under the bed. Rush to get the blanket on the bed.


Step 7: Convince the canine companion to go outside and look across the fence at the kids on recess. Rush back to the guest room to finish the job before the canine companion lets himself back inside, BECAUSE HE CAN OPEN THE DOOR HIMSELF!!!


Step 8: Realize that you should probably just watch TV the rest of the day.