10 Reasons I’m Thankful for Our Dogs This Season

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. With this week’s Thanksgiving holiday, we kick off the holidays, a season of love and laughter and, most especially, of thanks for all that we have in our lives. In our home, many of our thanks are for our dogs and cats. […]

Volunteering with #NutrishPets

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to volunteer at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society in Pittsburgh. As part of an annual brand trip sponsored by Nutrish, I joined other influencers to enjoy a day of activities in the Steel City. The Western […]

What’s New This Weekend?

Do you have a big Labor Day weekend planned? We’re hoping for a nice, quiet weekend at home with our new kitten, Ochi! You can read all about her adoption from Austin Pets Alive in our post. She is just a little doll–at four months, she’s only 3.5 pounds! Thank you! Thank you for your […]

Happy 8th Anniversary — And an Announcement!

Sunday is a BIG day at our house…not only does it mark the eighth anniversary of the launch of DogTipper but it is also Tiki’s eighth Gotcha Day! We’ve got a big day of fun planned with Tiki including a hike and a swim so I wanted to post this a day early. On August […]

Visiting the Highland Lakes After the Texas Floods

The month of May was a soggy, soggy one in Texas–so we’ve been homebound for the past several weeks. Along with Irie and Tiki, we were getting cabin fever so, with this week’s sunshine, we decided to hit the road for a quick day trip to explore the Highland Lakes chain. The Highland Lakes are […]

Our Beach Trip!

This past week we had a super fun getaway to Port Aransas, Texas, about four hours from our home. Planned as an anniversary trip last week, we had to reschedule due to the heavy rains. We lucked out on the weather, though, and, although we had some clouds, we didn’t encounter a drop of rain […]

In Search of Bluebonnets

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve had some sad, sad days with the loss of our Linus so decided it was time for a day trip! We had no agenda, no assignment that required us to check out certain attractions or shoot particular photos. We just loaded Irie and Tiki in the car and […]

Remembering Our Cat Linus

We’ve had a very sad weekend here; late Sunday night, we lost our sweet Linus. He was 16 years old. Thankfully until late Friday, he was active and enjoying life but he went downhill very quickly this weekend. Linus loved his furry family members. I’ve got more over on CatTipper about his long, happy life […]

Our New Project

We’ve been busy this week on a new project that’s a little bit different (in many ways) from our usual work. We recently received a call from the publisher of our Day Trips from Austin, Day Trips from San Antonio, and Day Trips from Houston guidebooks asking us to join in a revision of Texas […]

Happy New Year + a Look at 2015’s Accomplishments!

We wanted to wish everyone a very happy new year! We’ve had a quiet New Year’s Day (after a New Year’s Eve with way, way too many fireworks in the area for Irie’s tastes). after a long (chilly!) hike this morning, we’ve been at work on plans for this year for DogTipper, CatTipper and PawZaar. […]