Last Day to Enter the Giveaway!

Today is the last day to enter The Organic Hound Co. giveaway (you have until midnight Eastern time to e-mail your pictures)!  Here is a link to the original post:  http://adventuresofacattledog.blogspot.com/2011/07/keeping-it-cool-contest.html.  In a nutshell, e-mail us your dog’s photos of how they like to keep cool on a hot day and you could score some awesome loot from The Organic Hound Co!  The contest is only open to US and Canada residents.  E-mail us at riley.acd(at)gmail(dot)com.  [Obviously, replace the “(at)” with @ and the “(dot)” with a . ]  I just don’t want spammers getting a hold of our e-mail!

Here are a few ways Riley likes to keep cool on a hot day:

By dunking her whole snout in her water bowl…

 By enjoying a homemade “Frosty Paws…”
By lying on the cool tile…

By taking a nice cool dip at the beach…

And by chilling out indoors with her belly up in the air for maximum coolness!
Also, our Puggle friend Minnie from Minnie and Mack’s Daily Digest is sick with pancreatitis in the hospital right now.  😦  Stop by their blog and give their Mama, Kathy, some lovin’ and encouragement!  Here is the link:  http://minnieandmacksdailydigest.blogspot.com/.  Thanks!!

Our Day at the Beach

Since Grandma and Grandpa were both off work today and it was 73 degrees, we decided to take Riley and Chloe down to the beach.  The only other time Riley’s been to the beach was last February and it was quite a bit colder, so she only got her paws wet.  Dogs are allowed on this particular beach from September 15th to May 15th.  There were a few other dogs there, all on leashes, thankfully, since Riley is very picky about her pooch friends.

Riley loved the water!  She would have gone deeper in if I had a longer leash!

Here are our pictures:

A (Cold) Day at the Beach

Here are some pictures of Riley and my parents’ dog, Chloe, at the beach today.  It was only in the 50’s but we still thought going to the beach was a good idea.

 
Riley walking with me at the beach.  She thought she needed to eat the sea weed at first.
Riley in the COLD water.
Riley’s best bud, Chloe.  Her ears don’t normally stick up, it was windy.
Riley thought she would bolt out of the car after a flock of sea gulls when we first pulled up to the beach.  Her leash was just out of reach a few times in my chase after her.  I squatted down and called her to come and she came all the way up to me until I stood up to grab her leash and then she ran off.  She would stop and sniff of something then run off.  Finally, I was able to grab her leash when she stopped to sniff something at the beach’s amphitheater.  It was quite an adventure for about 2 or 3 minutes!
 
Riley after I had her under control!!