Monday, March 23, 2015

Proud to be a Minnesotan: Terminology

Minnesota Terminology
  • Uff-Da (oo-fh dah): This phrase is used to express sensory overload. "Uff da, I am tired."
  • Dontcha Know (doh-nt-cha noh): This term is generally tagged onto the end of sentences as a way to engage the listener and make sure they are on the same page. "Uff-Da, we got a lot of snow, dontcha know."
  • You Betcha (yuu-bet-chah): This phrase means yes or you bet. "Will you be there? You betcha!"
  • Pop: It's not soda or coke, here it's pop.
  • Hot Dish: Most call them casseroles, here in Minnesota we call it hot dish. Recipes may vary,  but all must include green beans cooked to different consistencies. 
  • Duck, Duck, Grey Duck: The proper way to say the children's game that involves kids running around and hitting one another on the head. "Goose" is a term involving you rear. 
  • The Cities: This term refers to the Twin Cities metropolitan area and the surrounding suburbs.  
  • Up North: This term refers to any area north of the Twin Cites. When the term is use, often people are going to their cabin that is "up north."
Hope this helps you on your next trip to Minnesota!
Have a great Monday!



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hump Day!


Can you guess who I found under this blanket? Yep, Callie the Cat, she was reminding me that today is hump day!
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Kiss Me, I'm Irish


Happy St.Patrick's Day!
Hope everyone has a great, green day! As you can tell I'm sporting a Collarific Bandana, green mohawk, and reminding everyone to kiss me today. Because today, everyone is Irish!


#tongueouttuesday


Monday, March 16, 2015

It's Monday


It's that day of the week again, Monday.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and lets see where this week takes us!
-Spencer the Goldendoodle

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spencer's Pit Stops: Minneopa State Park


Happy Friday!
This past week my humans and I went to one of the local state parks for a hike. We wanted to see if the waterfalls were open with the warm weather we've been having.

First, we came upon the upper waterfall. We looked and looked but were only able to fine three little areas where the falls that were open. Even the stream part was mostly frozen. But I wouldn't recommend ice skating.


It sure was a peaceful day for a hike! There were many people out and about taking in the beautiful weather. What more could we ask for in March then sun days and temps in the 60's.


As we were hiking, I was able to explore a little.

 


The lower falls was starting to separate. It was amazing how it was starting melting, yet was still frozen. I could have sat there all day soaking up the rays.



Stretching my legs, hearing the birds, smelling the fresh air, and feeling the melting snow beneath my paws was amazing.

Spring is definitely right around the corner and I look forward visiting more of Minnesota's great state parks.

Homemade Animal Cards

 Check out some of my mom's animal quote cards she has made.


"No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog." -Stanley Leinwall


"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich." -Louis Sabin


If you want the best seat in the house...move the dog.


A house is not a home without a dog.


"Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.
-Sydney Jeanne Seward


"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies."
-Gene Hill


"Happiness is a warm puppy!"
-Charles Shultz


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras


"A dog is man's best friend and vice versa."
-Josh Billings


My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am.

Which one is your favorite???
Happy Thursday

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

***Warning***

As most of you know, I came from the land of 10,000 lakes. That's right, Minnesota. We are known for being Minnesota Nice, but there are some in Minnesota that are being down right evil to dogs. Please click on the photo below for the full story.


Your back yard is suppose to be a safe place where your dog is suppose to wear off they winter energy. So hearing that they are putting deadly items in the owns back yards is so scary.

With the weather getting nice and you go out and about more, please keep an eye on your dog. You just never know what is out there.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chewing on a Bone


When is the best time to chew on a bone? 
At bedtime, when my humans are trying to sleep.
BOL!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

DIY Photo Blocks

 

With a little muscle and a delicate paw you too can make one of a kind photo blocks. This is a great project to make with your kids, for a gift or a great way to display multiple photos. Here is what you need and the steps to take to make your own photo blocks.

Supplies
3 4x4 Wooden Blocks
Sander/Sand Paper
Paint
Paint Brush
Mod Podge (Glossy)
Photos

Directions:
* With help from my humans, they went to Home Depot and had them cut three 4x4 blocks of wood.
*Once home we sanded down all the surfaces, corners and edges of the blocks.
*Using white wash colored paint I put about 3 or 4 coats of paint on each block. The wood soaked the paint up so fast. You apply as much or as little as you please.
*Next I went through a stack of photos and picked out my favorite ones. As you can see I tore the photos to give it a ruff look. You can cut, rip, or tear them.
*Finally, I brushed glossy Mod Podge on the bottom a photo and placed it on one of the sides. Pressing it firmly to the block making sure I got all the air bubbles out. Then, I took the Mod Podge and brushed a thin layer over the photo and the entire side of the block. This will help secure the photo to the block.

There you have it, simple and fun DIY Photo Blocks! 
Hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Don't forget to enter now to win your very own lot of Zuke's 



Friday, March 6, 2015

FF: Playing Fetch

Happy Friday to Everyone!

On Wednesday I shared with everyone some of my commands that we use at my house. Today I want to share with you me sitting while playing fetch. Hope you enjoy the video and have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WW: Practicing with Zuke's

I'm excited to share with you some of my basic commands! Please note that my humans are not dog trainers. The techniques and command are ones that work for us. I recommend your pup attending basic classes for both of you to work on skills and commands early on. 

Zuke's Mini Natural dog treats work great for training or practicing with you pet. Don't forget to enter now to win your very own lot of Zuke's Mini's. Here is the direct link to enter!

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This first video I'm demonstrating my "leave it" and "wait" skills. As you can tell in the video our release word is "all done." You want to make sure you release word isn't a popular word that is used in your house hold, such as "okay."

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This second video is an important skill/command I work on. I love my treats and I love kids, so what is better, getting treats for kids. But, I need to make sure I do so in a gentle way. The command for taking a treat gently is "easy." If my humans feel I'm not being gently enough they will either put their finger or the treat or bring the treat back to them. Then, once I'm making eye contact with them they say "easy" and let me try the treat again.

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This final video is one of my favorite commands to practice. Here I'm working on my "sit" and "down." My humans like to call this one my "puppy push ups!" When my humans make practicing fun, I really get into it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to check me out in action. I would love to hear from you any tips or trick you have with training you dog.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TT: Zukes Mini Treats and a Giveaway


Today I'm introducing to you Zuke's Mini Naturals dog treats. I LOVE this treat for a several reasons, let me share them with you.

Reason #1
Zuke's Mini Naturals come in 6 amazing flavors that will leave you dog wanting more.
Roasted Chicken Recipe
Delicious Duck Recipe
Fresh Peanut Butter Recipe
Roasted Pork Recipe
Wild Rabbit Recipe
Savory Salmon Recipe

Reason #2
These treats are the perfect size for any dog breed. And are great for training you dog or rewarding them.

Reason #3
With only 3.5 carbs per treat you will not have to worry about your dogs waist line.

Reason #4
These treats fit perfectly in my treat dispensers.

Reason #5
Not only is this treat a great size but they also are chewy.

Reason #6
This treat comes in two different size bags that are affordable:
1 pound - $13.99
6 ounce - $5.79


All week I'm going to demonstrate how my humans use Zuke's Mini treats while we practice my commands.

For more about this and other Zuke's products visit them at these social media sites: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.


Now time for a great giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win these amazing treats!

*Must be 18 years of ago or older living in the continental US. Winners will be notified per email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of their prize. Zuke's is responsible for sending out the harness, Spencer the Goldendoodle is only providing the winner's information to the company.


*Spencer the Goldendoodle was provided this product for the sole purpose of an honest review. The opinions in this review are Spencer the Goldendoodle's and are not influenced by any outsider. No other monetary compensation was received for this review. Spencer the Goldendoodle will receive no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.