Thursday, April 30, 2015

Switching It Up

We haven't really done a whole lot of anything this week. I've come down with some sort of weird head cold/allergy situation and haven't been feeling my best. Mostly, the girls and I have been resting or visiting the dog park in our apartment complex. On Friday we have a fun hike with one of my friends scheduled and a picnic lunch. Then next week is our big event of the year, Doggie Dash. So I'm hoping that I'm feeling better by then!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Merrick Power Bites Review

Hi everyone! Happy Tasty Tuesday! Today we are reviewing Merrick Power Bites: Salmon Recipe courtesy of the fabulous! is a wonderful company that delivers high quality pet products right to your door. Their shipping is incredibly fast and they have awesome customer service! I highly recommend checking them out and we are regular customers! We received our Power Bites in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Involuntary Swim and Unwanted Guest!

The other day, we took my husband with us to the park. He works a lot so he doesn't get to come along very often. Since the forecast said it was probably going to rain I didn't bring my better camera and all of these photos were taken with my smart phone. I apologize for the quality! Anyways, in keeping with my "explore new trails" theme, we did just that. We decided to walk along the river and at one point we came across this nice look out spot (pictured above).

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Patience! Sisters on Saturday

Zoe is not a patient dog. She never has been. When we are out walking, she does not want to stop and she gets really annoyed when we do. We noticed this the first week of having her. It's pretty funny because when we stop she will huff and sometimes start whining. We've worked on it a lot and she will stop but you can tell it annoys her. In the picture above I asked both dogs to wait for me and they did. Zoe wasn't that thrilled about it!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Exploring New Trails!

Do you ever get set into the same walking routine? I do. Out at our favorite park, Thousand Acres, there are a lot of different paths you can choose. I tend to choose the boundary trails and forest paths because you don't generally find huge groups of dogs on them. I get set in my routine and just go the way I usually go.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Best Buds - TBT

Zoe and Marley are best buds! This was back when Zoe was 2 years old and taken at the dog park I used to go to when we lived on the other side of town. Marley belongs to a good friend of mine and he's a really sweet dog. We don't get to see him very often anymore and we miss him!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Posing on Earth Day! Wordless Wednesday

Phoenix has been so funny lately. She finds things to perch on and then poses for the camera, without being asked. The other morning, I came around a corner and found her on this rock waiting for me. It was too cute!

Happy Earth Day everyone! I hope you all have an awesome day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Zukes Lil' Links Review

Hi everyone! Happy Tasty Tuesday! Today we are doing a review and giveaway on the Lil' Links from Zuke's! We've done reviews on Zuke's in the past and their treats are always a hit with the girls. We were given our treats in exchange for an honest review. 

To read more about Zuke's company you can check out our previous review here: ZoePhee Reviews: Zuke's.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Northwest Pet Fair

Zoe & Phee with their Pet Fair Haul

On Sunday I took the girls to the Northwest Pet & Companion Fair. I posted the picture above on my social media with a caption that said "We survived the Northwest Pet Fair!" This was the first big event that we've been to where I was solo with both dogs. I was actually sort of nervous about taking them by myself, I'm not sure why. I take them places together by myself all the time but expo type situations kind of make me nervous.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Salmon River & Mt Hood - Fit Dog Friday

Yesterday we took the girls for a new hike! We went to Salmon River Trail head in Welches, Oregon! I found this trail on my Pacific Northwest photography group and thought it would be fun. The trail had a ton of little waterfalls and streams to cross and lots of gorgeous scenery. It happens to run through and old growth forest.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Book Review: Saved By Gracie

Hi everyone! Today we are reviewing "Saved by Gracie: How a Rough-And-Tumble Rescue Dog Dragged Me Back to Health, Happiness and God" by Jan Dunlap. I would like to preface this by letting everyone know that I am not a religious person. I did go to church when I was younger but I don't really identify with any specific religion. That being said, I like to keep an open mind about things and was happy to review the book. ZoePhee was sent a copy of Saved By Gracie in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Are We There Yet? Wordless Wednesday

Sometimes when I stop to take pictures on trails, I will get the "Are we there yet?" from both of my dogs. I think it's pretty funny.

Happy Wordless Wednesday everyone!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Honest Kitchen "Revel" Review

Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a great Tasty Tuesday! Today I have a review for you on the new Revel whole grain chicken dog food from The Honest Kitchen! I've done a few reviews for THK in the past and I am a huge fan of their foods and treats. The girls always love everything we've gotten from them and I highly recommend checking them out. We received our box of Revel in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Flower Power! Monday Mischief

This dog cracks me up so much! Phoenix wanted to smell all the flowers! Up until the point where she realized that they were making her sneeze! I've never met a dog who likes flowers as much as she does! :D

I really liked this farm and I'm pretty sure we will be back next year!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Behind The Scenes for the Tulip Photo Shoot - B&W Sunday

We had so much fun at the Tulip Farm. My husband took these. I had no idea he had his camera pointed at me. :D

Happy Sunday everyone! If you missed my post about our visit to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm you can find it here: Zoe & Phee Visit The Tulip Farm!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Zoe & Phee Visit the Tulip Farm! Sisters On Saturday

On Thursday, my husband and I packed up the girls and headed down to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon. They charge $5 per person to enter the farm and you can walk around as long as you like. They also have quite a few other activities to do and it's a lot like a carnival. It's a really cool place to visit and it's 100% pet friendly. They actually encourage you to bring your dog. All of the workers are extremely friendly and we had an awesome time!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fit Dog Friday Award and Hiking at Tryon Creek State Park

I am truly honored and very excited to tell you all that ZoePhee won another award! Thank you so much to all the hosts of Fit Dog Friday: Slim Doggy, My GBGV Life and To Dog With Love. To check out the other winners visit My GBGV Life.

Yesterday we had a very busy day! We went to a few different places and I can't wait to share everything with you all! Since today is Fit Dog Friday, I figured I'd share the hike part of our day. We went hiking at Friends of Tryon State Park it's one of my most favorite parks in the Portland area. The park is pretty quiet and peaceful. You see people but usually it's a quick pass on the weekdays and then you have the place to yourself again. It's a great way to decompress after other busy activities. The girls really like it here and it's a great place to walk.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

It's Not Always Rainbows and Butterflies - Reactive Dog

If you have a reactive dog, you know that sometimes life with them can be complicated. Dogs can be unpredictable at times and occasionally they just do dumb stuff. I know that I usually write about the good stuff that happens with Phoenix and I don't like to focus on the bad. Just like any other dog,  Phee has her good and bad days. Sometimes she has a great day with a bad moment. This past Tuesday was one of those days. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

She has SNACKS! Wordless Wednesday

Phoenix is always anticipates a good snack! Right before she gets to me she will lick her lips! (Totally not a calming signal!)

It's hilarious.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tanker Tots Dog Treats Review

Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a fabulous Tasty Tuesday! Today I have a review for you on some amazing treats from a awesome small business called Tanker Tots. I was so excited when Jessica contacted me and asked me to review her treats. Zoe and Phoenix are always so happy when they get to try out new treats!

We received our treats in exchange for an honest review but we were not given any monetary compensation.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Perseverance - Postive Pet Training Blog Hop

I'm so happy to share with everyone that Phoenix made a new friend! She played so well with this dog and it was awesome to see. They played for 20-30 minutes and even went swimming together. The owners of the dog said he's never actually gone swimming past the point where his toes touch the bottom until that day. He gained some confidence following Phoenix in and she had a great time with him. I hope we see him again one day!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday! We are not doing much today, just hanging out together for the most part.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Hiking in the Gorge!

Zoe and Wahclella Falls

So my husband was off and we decided to take the girls hiking in the Colombia River Gorge! We had a great time! I apologize for the pictures not being all that amazing. I struggled with camera settings the entire day (if anyone has any suggestions for settings in full shade with hardly any sunlight PLEASE leave them below!!!) and it was FREEZING. The girls had gotten their jackets soaked earlier in the day (hence them being naked) so they were not thrilled about it being so cold. I had to capture these as quickly as possible and get them away from the waterfall.

Phoenix and Wahclella Falls

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Alcott Adventure Gear for Dogs Review

Zoe and Phoenix absolutely love going on new adventures! We were so excited when we were given the opportunity to review some items from Alcott! Alcott Adventures is an awesome company that offers "adventure gear for thrill sniffers"! Zoe and Phoenix sure do fit that bill! When they are not learning new tricks, they are out exploring the world whether it's running on the beach or looking for squirrels in the forest or even racing through the tall grass, these girls are always up for anything. Alcott offers a variety of high quality products that make any ordinary adventure extraordinary! Their customer service was wonderful, too! I would definitely recommend checking this company out.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Flying! Wordless Wednesday

Phoenix found a new obstacle to fly over! A tree fell over one of our favorite trails at Thousand Acres! This was not a problem for either of my dogs!

Zoe didn't get as much air as Phee did but she's not as bouncy, either! Also, notice how green the trees are!!! I'm so excited that the forest is alive again. Spring is my favorite season and seeing the new leaves on the trees makes me so happy.

Also, fun fact about me: April is my favorite month!