I Think We Have a Mountain Lion…

Well, I don’t know for certain but I think we might have a mountain lion hanging out in our valley. I’ve seen reports on Nextdoor that residents of the next valley over have been spotting a mountain lion but I hadn’t seen or heard anything out of the ordinary around our home. Well, late last […]

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Holiday Weekend!

As the world slows for a bit to enjoy Christmas and Hanukkah this weekend, we want to wish you all a wonderful holiday with your family members, both two- and four-legged. We’d hoped to enjoy a few days at the beach with Irie and Tiki but the predicted rainy weather has changed those plans. Instead, […]

Wordless Wednesday: Frost Flowers on Our Dog Walk

As you know, where we live in central Texas, snow is a real rarity. If we’re lucky, we might have snow every three or four years. But winter weather brings something else that’s also very special: Frost Flowers. We see them along our dog walking route on mornings after a very cold night. A frost […]

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 […]