Mess Time

Spencer had a hard time deciding what he wanted for snack time…. 

I know that “dog shaming” was a fad months ago and, while some of the photos are kinda cute, it’s not something I was totally sold on. Many of them said more about their human than about their furry selves. Some of the photos just screamed “TOO MUCH INFORMATION!” 

I guess this is the moment where you can point at me and shout “HYPOCRITE!” The photo below is what I first saw after work. The worse part was that Spencer was just so darn proud of himself. As if he was searching it for hidden poison or some toy at the bottom of the box. 

It was like he was standing on the top of a massive snow pile, banging his chest and yelling “I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD!” As if the crackers, two different kinds of cereal, peanut butter and fish batter was his Mount Everest.

In the end it makes for an interesting photo but the chances are good that he will have to be monitored for a few hours and have to have frequent trips outside if you get my drift…

Do you have any pictures of your dog getting into mischief? Or come home to a mess? Please share your pictures or stories so I don’t feel quite so irresponsible!

#ScoopThatPoop: Being a “Scooper Hero” is Easy as 1-2-3

Poop Math

A dog drops on average poops 3/4 pounds of waste daily. That means if your town has 730 dogs that is approximately 550 pounds of dog waste is generated each day! Even if half of that was picked up daily that is still 225 pounds of poop! Yuck, that is a lot of POOP!!!

Being a Scooper Hero is Easy as 1-2-3:
1. Bring a Bag
2. Clean it up
3. Dispose of the waste

It really is that easy! 

How do you properly dispose of that waste you ask? 

  • You can use a scooper method, bag method or shovel to pick up the poop.
  • Make sure you put it in a bag and seal it before placing it in the trash.
  • Do Not compost your pet waste!

It is every pet owner’s responsibility to clean up after their pet. So join me and Spencer and head to your local dog park, favorite trails, or just around you neighborhood and “Be a Scooper Hero” by cleaning it up. 

Here are 5 reasons dog owners must Scoop That Poop.  

(Check out Dogster and Sugar the Golden Retriever’s website for more information.)
You can follow the continue efforts of #ScoopThatPoop Campaign on their website or follow them on Twitter
Check out another post by Spencer the Goldendoodle on the topic of Scoop That Poop.

This is the 2nd Scoop That Poop blog hop. There are many other fantastic blogs participating, so make sure to check them out as well by clicking their links below.  

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

This time of the year is our favorite. The weather is cooling down, time to bring out our favorite sweatshirts AND Halloween is right around the corner! Right now, we are hard at work on Spencer’s costume. Every year he dresses up and enters the local pet Halloween costume contest. This is our 6th year we will be competing and we have three 1st places wins, a 2nd place and a 4th place win under our belt. Not too bad and I bet you are wondering what he is going to be. Unfortunately, this years costume will not be disclosed until October 29th – can’t give our competition any ideas. 🙂 Here is a flash back to his first ever Halloween costume. Calling Dr. Spencer! 

(Dr. Spencer Halloween 2008)

Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm
(Louie and Spencer watching the cat Spencer chased up a tree.)

Spencer loves going out to my parents’ farm. What more could a dog ask for than wide open spaces, the ability to chase cats AND endless amount of squeaky toys. Not to mention my parents have 3 dogs of their very own. 

(Abbey hiding from Spencer and the Puppies trying to take a nap) 

Abbey, a shy rescue dog who was abused and neglected, but is now living a life where she gets to rule the house. Louie, a hyper version of Tigger, who loves to think he is a lap dog. And Carlie, a sweet, sneaky little thing my dad has nicknamed “Scooter.” 
(Carlie and Spencer resting after playing all morning, yes that is Louie on my lap)
As a pet owner, one day I hope to be able to move out into the country, possibly on a hobby farm. A place where Spencer and his future furry siblings can enjoy the openness of the great outdoor all day, everyday. Where Abbey, Louie, and Carlie get excited to visit Spencer and Spencer can have his own sleepovers. For now we will hang out at the farm and enjoy every minute of it. 

Scoop That Poop Campaign

The Scoop That Poop is a campaign to bring awareness of the importance of scooping dog poop. On Monday, September 23rd is the 2nd annual Scoop That Poop Campaign Blog Hop with a theme of “Be A Scooper Hero.” One of the nice things about this campaign is that it isn’t just for one day. Yeah, blogs around the country are celebrating it on the 23rd, but it is so much more then that. The campaigns is about:
  • Being a responsible pet owner.
  • Paying it forward and picking up after others.
  • Setting a good example for others .
  • Leaving the trails, parts or town cleaner then you found it.
  • Making sure dogs in the future are still welcomed with open arms.
Remember, as a dog owner it is your responsibly to