Crystal Thanks for visiting! My name is Crystal and I proudly live in the heat, humidity, and hurricanes of Houston, TX with my husband and our foster dogs. Hope to see you in the comments soon!

Do You Buy Christmas Gifts for Your Pets?

We do not buy presents for Mr. Pug or Miss Doxie.  I figure they just don’t understand, so it seems silly.  My little ones do get a lot more veggie scraps to eat around the holidays since we cook more than usual, but that is about it. 

This year, there was a special on Amazon.com for some Kong stuffed toy frogs that I’ve been looking at for a while, so I did spend $12 to get 5 of them, but they are all squirreled away in the pantry for 2011 since my dogs go through 1 every month or two.

Do you buy gifts for your pets?  If so, what’s the motivation for you?  If not, any specific reasons why?

It’s Finally Cooling Down!

The temperature has finally dropped to tolerable, so I see more dog walking in my future.  I love the crispness in the early morning and late evening.  Since I also enjoy actually sleeping, I think our walks will be at night.

My only real problem with the idea is that we don’t have sidewalks in our neighborhood and people take the corners too fast in cars.  I think we’ll be walking in people’s yards around those area, but I’ll really try not to leave a mark in their very pretty lawns.

Do you walk your dogs?  I know that sounds like a silly question to ask dog owners, but my older dogs just don’t require it much at all, so I was wondering…

Have You Been to a Dog Park?

My friend Desiree suggested that since I want to exercise more, I should take my dogs to the dog park that’s about 30 minutes away.  I’ve only been to a dog park twice and it was just too hot to appreciate.

With October and cooler weather on the way, I was thinking I should try it out.  I know Mr. Pug would have a good time, but I am not sure about Miss Doxie.  She just isn’t usually that great with other dogs…we’ll see..

Have any of you been to a dog park?  If so, do you have any suggestions for me?  I know I need poop bags, their leashes and harnesses, and sunscreen…what else should I try to remember?