Sunday, November 25, 2012

Picture with Santa!

Eddie and Oliver went to see Santa today at Bucks Country Gardens and here is their picture:

As expected, Oliver jumped at Santa and it's a bit difficult to have him settled down and focused on the camera, but we managed to make him sit still long enough to take 1 shot. Eddie, on the other hand, is always easy. He just sat nicely on Santa's lap :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Updates after the Storm

We all survived! :) It rained hard starting Sunday morning and got scary windy on Monday and we finally lost power Monday evening. Good thing we are prepared because we are still without power right now and don't know when we will get it back. The generator is up and running so we can power our refrigerator, sump pump, several lights and TV. That really makes this whole thing more bearable. The stinky part is not having running water, but at least we saved some in several plastic tubs before the storm hit so we should be good for a few more days.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

We've been busy all weekend preparing for Hurricane Sandy. We live north of Philadelphia which is supposed to be hit pretty bad by the storm. Last year our house didn't get hit much if at all by Hurricane Irene, but we were quite miserable during the early season snowstorm where we lost power for almost two days. At that time, we just moved in to our first house and were not equipped to handle power outage in a house that relies on well water with a sump pump that runs quite often.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Dog Food... Sort of

Oliver has a sensitive stomach and he could get diarrhea pretty easily. It is getting better now as he gets older, but I'd still like to be careful with what he eats. When he was a puppy, I had to switch him to so many dog food because of this issue. He (or rather his digestive system) finally finds a match with Blue Basics.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Maine Vacation

We typically do not do a summer vacation. We don't like the crowds, the crazily hectic situation of vacationing at the same time as millions other people, having to wait in line for everything, struggling to even find a parking spot and the likes. But this year I have enough crap at work and needed a break and when hubby said he was cancelling our trip to Minnesota just two weeks before we were supposed to go, I told him that we are going somewhere anyway.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's Been A While...

Whew, it's been a while since I blogged! Oliver and Eddie are enjoying the summer, so we didn't have much time in front of computer lately :) We got Oliver a big plastic pool from Lowe's and we set it up on our backyard almost everyday now so he can cool off after he plays fetch. He's having a lot of fun!

We'll be back with pictures of our summer fun in the coming weeks!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Doggie Day Care "Accident"

My husband has been the primary caretaker of Oliver when I'm at work, so things get a bit crazy when he started a new full-time job this week. Oliver is a high energy dog and he needs to go outside a few times during the day. With both of us working full-time, Oliver now spends more time at the doggie daycare place.

Monday, March 19, 2012

First beach day in 2012

March 2012 has been unusually warm in East Coast area. It's only mid March but temperature has been hovering in the mid-upper 60s for a week. So we decided to try out the NJ beach and went to Island Beach State Park last weekend.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Oliver's New Do

Following up my previous post about the mats issue we were having with Oliver, we finally decided to chop his hair off... well, most of it. The mats are too much since he is shedding his puppy hair like crazy, so we figured if we cut his hair, his adult hair will grow better. He is also officially 11 month old this weekend !

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Shave down or not shave down

As Oliver starts shedding his puppy hair and growing his adult hair, his hair gets matted a lot. The majority of the matted hair happens alongside his legs and his chest. I took him to the groomer today to get a sanitary cut, but she suggested that he needs to be shaved down short :( She said she couldn't even bathe him because it will make the matted hair worse...

We decided to get a "second opinion" because we really love his long hair and shaving him down in the winter time like now seems "inhumane" to me (although this might be just me being silly... ). Here's hoping that we can save Oliver coat....

Monday, January 9, 2012

Our Favorite Doggie Daycares

Oliver is a very active dog who likes to play all the time. We've been pretty lucky so far since my workplace is very flexible and I can work from home from time to time so I can watch and play with him during the day. However, there are days where I cannot do that and as a result, he will need to stay in his crate and this is when a doggie daycare comes in handy.