Gone Fishin’

*Whew*  I am exhausted!  Take a blogging break!

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Finn Says, “It’s GeoDog Day!!”

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Hewwwow!! Finnackles here, telling you about the cache I helped Momma find. Check it out GC2N6BV – The Way a Sandwich Should Be (1996-2000). Momma had me out and said she needed my sniffer to find this one. It was actually hidden with a magnet under this random sign in a strip mall.

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We looked to the right to make sure there weren’t any muggles around when we grabbed it.

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We looked to the left to make sure there weren’t any muggles around when we grabbed it.

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Anyone see what’s behind me? A Subway shop. And their slogan was “The Way a Sandwich Should Be” from 1996-2000 (apparently!  We looked it up when we got home). The sign where the cache was hidden was directly across from the shop in the parking lot.

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There’s the cache! Our log was rolled up inside there. We signed it and put it back so the next person could find it. Geodog Finn here, hoping you all had a great time looking for your caches!

Over and out!

PS – Make sure to hook up with the linky link over at Gizmo’s if you’re joining us on your geocache adventure today!  And….last but not least…I would like to thank my outdoor partner in crime today for hosting this event!  You rock Gizmo!

WW – Momma’s Shadow

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We Are Winning! (And Not in a Charlie Sheen Type of Way)

Last month there was very interesting smelling parcel that came in the mail and it was addressed to US!  We couldn’t believe it.  Momma helped us unpack it and look at what we found in it!

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Yummo! We won Dolly the Doxie’s giveaway and look at all that!  We asked for a treat rightaway!  Charley was too quick to capture on camera, but as I am a model and understand the art of camera seduction, Momma was able to snap this picture.

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Nom, nom, nom. YUMMY. And then we asked Momma to give us some of the dinner one night. Looking good!

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All eight paws agree! Thank you Dolly for having the giveaway! We looooved our meals and snacks!

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GeoDog – Park and Grab Example

Reminder – Post your experiences on finding a geocache on August 16th. Linky link. Prizes. All good fun.  And in between now and then I am going to show you some examples of geocache hunts and finds I’ve had recently, so you know what you are looking for.

I want to show you an example of a Park & Grab we found.  We were on our way home and I decided we were going to find a cache together.  There was one pretty close by #GC33DPA – The WB.  Remember on the app, you are the blue dot heading towards the green map pin.

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A park & grab is generally a quick find near a place where you can closely park and walk to the cache. The description told me it was magnetic and the hint told me it blended in well.

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My map brought me over to this lightpost area and I looked all around the base, at the screws bolting it down.  There was this panel which looks like it was screwed into the pole, but…

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Psych! It is held onto the pole with magnets and the paper inside is the log that I had to sign.  I was also told in the description to BYOP – Bring your own pen – since there was no room to hide a pen or pencil in this cache.

Now, you don’t think I did that all alone, did you?

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Complete family effort!! Geodogs and Geohubs in tow. It was well over 90 degrees that day, so I didn’t make them get out of the AC.  And no, we didn’t drive with them crawling all over like that.  Rock on Geodogs!

Christmas in July -Finn’s Swap

Do you know the folks at the 3M Bakery?  I hope after reading this post you go on over and say hello.  Their doggies are Matilda, Mac and Maesie.  Well, Mac and Maesie had partners in our Christmas in July swap from their neck of the woods, but Matilda did not.  So Matilda’s peeps thought it would be a nice idea if she partnered with someone, anywhere in the world, who would be willing to buy $20 worth of needed goods and bring them to an animal shelter in their area, and they would do the same.

We wanted to partner with Matilda when we heard this idea.  We knew we would be buying items for the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton, NY.  We checked out their page of items they would like donated and off we went to the pet store.  I brought Finn with me.  You see what she wanted to buy. Poor gal is always hungry. I swear we feed her!

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But in actuality we bought these:

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I went to the shelter on Saturday.

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And made a new friend Louie. I think Louie and his other dog buddies will enjoy their new toys!  And that’s our swap for Finn; thank you to Matilda’s peeps for a really great idea on the swap!

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YAWN…

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You Decide

Charley.

Dog?

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Or Gecko?

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Just kidding.  I like the way his legs stick out to the sides like that when he is snoozing.

A family friend was over earlier in the month and told us that he looked part Saluki.  We had no idea what that was, so we looked it up.

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Now we are convinced.  The eyes and the snout are just spot on.  Remember when we first got him, I had a sneaking suspicion we had been lied to regarding his past, but we let it go. Now we feel like this is the piece of the puzzle we were missing.  We’ve thought about getting a DNA test, but in the end, I don’t really see a point.

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Don’t worry Charley, you’re not going anywhere. We love ya, golden or saluki, or any combination of the two.

Wind Sprints with Charley

Wordy Wednesday!
If you signed up for the Christmas in July, you should have received an email by now with your swap partner. Today, Sprinkles will have all the partners listed on her blog. Stop on over and see who is participating this year!

And, I am sorry about the problem with this post! When I created it on Saturday, I accidentally set it to post on 7/4 instead of 7/24. So those of you who get email notifications saw that I had a new post. But then I set it to a future date and you couldn’t see it. Here it is! Hope it was well worth the wait!

Well, I have had enough.  Enough of summer, enough of the heat, enough of being lazy.  Finn is not a fan of the heat but Charley doesn’t seem to mind as much.  So after reading this post last week at To Dog with Love, I decided Charley and I were doing wind sprints.

Our development ends near our backyard, so I decided we were going to use three points to run towards and then head back to our starting point.

1.  The basketball hoop

2.  The bend in the road

3.  Go around the bend in the road to the left of #2 back around to #3, back to start.

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I was prepared with the Get Off Your Butt, Work Out With Your Mutt shirt from Slim Doggy.  That’s right.  Finn and Charley got it for me for my birthday.  Little did they know it meant they would be getting of their butts too.  Muh huh huh *evil laugh*

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Ok, here we go…

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I could probably add this on to our early morning walks from time to time.  I know Charley got a little warm because on our way around the loop, he just caught across the grass back to our house.  I really had no problem with that, it was super hot!

I also want to give a shout out to Jack Joseph’s Mom.  She’s been doing a monthly fitness challenge and her posts motivated me to do this too.  She doesn’t know it, but one day when there was just me in the office, I did ten burpees in the conference room.  It was awesome!

HAND OVER THE FOOD

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and you won’t get hurt, Pops.

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