Tuesday Treats!!

Tuesday Treats might become a regular edition!

Salty’s Seaside Dog Treats will be in business as soon as I figure out where to get my business license!  I picked up my all organic and natural ingredients yesterday and I’m going to start baking and freezing this weekend.  My first day open for business will be May 7th at The Palafox Market.  Im so excited!!  Salty is really excited about being the in house taste tester too.  He also has a couple of doggie friends that have volunteered to taste test too. 😉

I promise to document my baking and all of my business endeavors.  I’m not hoping to make it big, but my local farmer’s market and maybe an etsy page will be a good start!!  YAY!

Do you own your own business?  Even if you don’t, do you have any advice or tips?


Salty Graduated!!

Isn’t he just the cutest?!

Salty has finished his obedience class and I couldn’t be more proud.  He’s mastered heel, sit, down, inside come, wait, sit stay, down stay, long sit stay, long down stay, up, look at me, and leave it from class.  Out of class I’ve taught him army crawl, roll over, shake, and high five.  Tonight he tried some agility obstacles like the tunnel, weave polls, jump bar, and jump hoop.  The tunnel freaked him out at first, but once he did it he was fine.  He did all the other obstacles with no problem.  Yay Salty!   Next class on my list is a trick class, or advanced obedience.  Im going to try to join the local training club and then I will get plugged into all their classes.  The class we finished tonight was through them and I loved it.  Here’s their website if you’re interested:  Five Flag Dog Training

Salty has excelled in leaps and bounds since I’ve been able to work one on one with him, but he still has some serious stranger anxiety that we have to work on, but we’ll get it.  I want to eventually get him into Rally or Agility and to do that he has to be comfortable with someone else holding his leash.  Right now when that happens he panics.  I mean, full on, deer in the headlights OMG panics.  Hopefully, once I join the club, we’ll be around people who are just as crazy about their dog as me and it wont be weird if I ask them “Will you give my dog a treat and then try to touch his collar?” or “Will you give my dog a treat and try to pet him?”  I have a feeling if I asked some random person on our walks that they would look at me like Im crazycakes.  Well, maybe I am, but I own it.

I know he’ll probably never be 100% anxiety free, but anything I can do to help him get near that is a plus.  I dream of the day when he can be comfortable and confident in an agility ring like his long distance pal Marlon.  Marlon is a whiz at an agility lure course.  His little legs run as fast as they can through the course to try to get the lure.  Its awesome to watch.  Salty will find his place eventually, I just have to find what he’s exceptionally good at.

He got a new toy for graduating and proceeded to squeak it all through the rest of class.  It was hilarious.  Then he decided he wanted to spend the rest of the class on his back occasionally making little yeti noises to get me to pay attention to him.  When he goes on his back other times he’s being submissive, but tonight I could tell it was all for show.  Silly boy!


Salty’s Day!

My sweet puppy has been such a good boy today.  Have you seen how cute he is?  If you haven’t, or you forgot, here’s a pic of him and his beautiful sister.

As soon as I got home I stashed him in the car and we went to the dog park.  Tonight was his obedience class so he needed to be worn out so he could focus.  He played for an hour and then we headed to class.  He has mastered sit, down, up, leave it, dance, army crawl, and sit stay.  He’s working on long sit stay, down stay, heel, come, down stay and 360 stay.  I want to eventually get him into competition and maybe agility.  He’s such an anxious dog and sometime that holds him back, but we’re working on it.

Last night we passed golf carts, kids with bouncing balls, people walking their dogs, people walking/running, and people with baby strollers and he didn’t bat an eye.  He even obeyed my “leave it” when we encountered some not so smart squirrels.  I just cant compliment him enough.  After his long run last night, his hour at the dog park, hour in class, and 25 minute walk tonight he is one tired dog.  He’s been so tired he’s only been eating half of his food.  Very meticulously eating half of his food, its pretty hilarious.

I love this silly dog.

Anyways, enough about my awesome dog.

I think Im doing pretty good.  The brownies are gone, so I wont be tempted by them for breakfast anymore.  Im still below my calorie amount that I should be getting, but Im sure I’ll make up for it sometime this week. 🙂



My boy is going to school!

Tonight was my orientation for Salty’s beginner obedience class.  Im so excited about it!  I have big plans for this boy, big big plans!

Anyways…. Dont judge, I had brownies for breakfast 😉

P.S. Does anyone have any tips on my crazy sweet tooth?  Its getting insane!

I have issues

When you look at me, do you think Im accident prone?  That I have issues?  I think I do.  I was supposed to go to Hot Yoga tonight, but I bailed on myself once again.  I had no one to go with, so no one to keep me accountable, and here I am at home.

It doesn’t help that I have a nasty blister on the side of my heel.  I took a picture and I was going to illustrate my blister, but my cracked heels begged me not to show them, so to appease them I slathered on some lotion and hid them in my socks.

I have taken Salty on two walks in the past two days, that’s something right?  Monday I’ll make it to Hot Yoga, I promise!

Okay readers, I need your input.  Im thinking about posting my daily food intake on here, a la Brie.  I use the same calorie tracker as her, My Fitness Pal, but I just dont know if anyone would like to see that.  I know I like to see Brie’s, but would you want to see mine?  Im on the fence about it.  On the one hand, talk about accountability, on the other hand, snooooore.  What do you think?

Wordless Wednesday – Salty and his Snuggle