SUP with the Pups

I think it was a picture on Ruffwear’s catalogue that first caught my attention. Then back in May they did an article on their blog about “How to SUP with your Pup“.  I was smitten with the idea but had never seen a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) before and  I even looked at a few local websites to see if anyone rented them and couldn’t find any.  A facebook friend in the states mentioned it a month or so ago and I was again reminded about how I wanted to try it but I didn’t do anything about it.  Then on Friday night, somehow it came up in conversation and Marlin said he’d love to try.  Really? OK!!

We found a local place that rents them and decided initially that our first trip would be without the dogs.  The last thing we needed to deal with were the dogs setting off our balance.  We went off to the store first thing in the morning and it was a bit confusing.  They sort of had one to rent, but not two, but maybe they could do two but they weren’t really sure….  Errrr???  Do you rent them or not?  It wasn’t that they had a bunch out already, it was more like they sort of rent them but not really.  It was weird.

Anyway, they had what is called a “Versa board” – (think of a hybrid between a SUP and a kayak) that was definitely available for rent and they got approval from the manager (who was off site) to rent us a SUP that was brand new and not actually supposed to be rented.  I heard the employee quietly describe us as “older” on the phone to the manager.  I think what she meant by older was “responsible”.  ;)

Once I saw the Versa board, I knew for sure the dogs and us could manage that.  So we changed plans… got loaded up, picked up the dogs and headed out to Keho.  Oh what fun.

The SUP was definitely more of a challenge but was more manoeuvrable in the water.  I think an experienced SUP pup could ride on it, but it was too much for our girls.  So we ended up with both the dogs on the Versa and the other person alone on the SUP.

Lacey was awesome.  She’d find a spot and generally just stand there. Whenever we headed to shore for a break, she’d hop back on no problem to go again.  Her tail was down for the most part, but I think Coulee was affecting her quite a bit.

Coulee was not so awesome.  She whined and paced and whined and paced.  I’m actually wondering if it makes her feel nauseous.  Every time we headed to shore she’d eat a mountain of grass (which is unusual for her).  In the end we just let her run along the shore and swim around and she was much happier as was I.  My thighs were quaking like leaves trying to maintain balance on a constantly shifting board.

We also brought our Waboba ball with us and it was the first time we had a chance to use the “person one”. (I’ve taken the fetch out with Coulee before.)  It bounces on top of the water… it is super fun.  The dogs of course also thought it was fun and Coulee got a tremendous work out playing monkey in the middle.  It was nice having someone retrieve it when we had a bad throw though.  :)

The horseflies were brutal!  We were constantly beating them off our legs while paddleboarding.  They showed up in quite a few pictures looking like helicopters while we were playing with the Waboba.

 Lacey swam for the promise of a cookie.

Whenever she got the ball, she’d run around on shore shaking it and not giving it to anyone.  :)

Coulee just wanted us to throw it again and again. so she’d deliver it when Lacey was tired of it.

It’s funny how sometimes the GoPro catches what looks like “product placement ads”.  :)

This is Coulee playing monkey in the middle and me trying to catch the ball.  Sorry for the crooked angle – I must have been leaning to the side to get the ball.  :)

Delivery service at its best.

PS – All the images are taken with the GoPro on a timer interval.
Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Cool Smart Treat images

Some cool Smart Treat images:

Samsung Smart Camera NX1000 Pink Joins Hands with Bobbi Brown for Marketing Event
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Marking the release of pink colored NX1000, Samsung Electronics treats the purchasing customers of its latest NX1000 Pink with a Bobbi Brown pink lip gloss, a premium camera bag, a guide handbook, and a bean pole camera wrist strap from the 11th to the 31st of July. Samsung smart camera NX1000 now comes in pink targeting young ladies in their 20’s and 30’s for the imminent summer vacation season in the joint marketing event with Bobbi Brown.

삼성 스마트 카메라 NX1000 핑크와 바비브라운 공동 이벤트 진행

삼성전자가 스마트 카메라 NX1000 핑크 에디션 출시를 기념해 11일부터 31일까지 구매 고객들을 대상으로 특별 사은 이벤트를 실시한다. 삼성 스마트 카메라의 대표적 인기 모델 NX1000이 바캉스 시즌과 20~30대 여성들을 타깃으로 깜찍한 디자인의 핑크 색상을 출시하고, 젊은 20~30대 여성들 사이에서 선호도가 높은 메이크업 아티스트 브랜드 바비브라운과 함께 특별 프로모션을 마련했다. 행사 기간 동안 NX1000 핑크 제품을 구매하고 삼성 스마트 카메라 홈페이지(www.samsungsmartcamera.com)에 제품 등록 후 신청 고객에게는 바비브라운의 핑크 컬러 립글로스와 함께 NX1000 전용 속사 케이스•프리미엄 카메라 가방•활용 가이드북•빈폴 카메라 핸드 스트랩 등 푸짐한 사은품을 제공한다.

Samsung Smart Camera NX1000 Pink Joins Hands with Bobbi Brown for Marketing Event
Smart Treat

Image by samsungtomorrow
Marking the release of pink colored NX1000, Samsung Electronics treats the purchasing customers of its latest NX1000 Pink with a Bobbi Brown pink lip gloss, a premium camera bag, a guide handbook, and a bean pole camera wrist strap from the 11th to the 31st of July. Samsung smart camera NX1000 now comes in pink targeting young ladies in their 20’s and 30’s for the imminent summer vacation season in the joint marketing event with Bobbi Brown.

삼성 스마트 카메라 NX1000 핑크와 바비브라운 공동 이벤트 진행

삼성전자가 스마트 카메라 NX1000 핑크 에디션 출시를 기념해 11일부터 31일까지 구매 고객들을 대상으로 특별 사은 이벤트를 실시한다. 삼성 스마트 카메라의 대표적 인기 모델 NX1000이 바캉스 시즌과 20~30대 여성들을 타깃으로 깜찍한 디자인의 핑크 색상을 출시하고, 젊은 20~30대 여성들 사이에서 선호도가 높은 메이크업 아티스트 브랜드 바비브라운과 함께 특별 프로모션을 마련했다. 행사 기간 동안 NX1000 핑크 제품을 구매하고 삼성 스마트 카메라 홈페이지(www.samsungsmartcamera.com)에 제품 등록 후 신청 고객에게는 바비브라운의 핑크 컬러 립글로스와 함께 NX1000 전용 속사 케이스•프리미엄 카메라 가방•활용 가이드북•빈폴 카메라 핸드 스트랩 등 푸짐한 사은품을 제공한다.

Trick Or Treat
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Sometimes it is smart to just fork over the candy.

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Flute Dog Awakens Ancient Relic

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Greenwood Village, CO Gum Disease Treatment Is Now Available as Laser Gum Surgery Through Dr. Adam Weaver at Mountain Top Periodontics and Dental Implants


Greenwood Village, CO (PRWEB) August 05, 2013

Dr. Adam Weaver of Mountain Top Periodontics and Dental Implants is one of the leading periodontists who provide patients with the benefits of laser gum surgery. The recently FDA-cleared Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) utilizes the PerioLase MVP-7 laser that is designed to identify and isolate infected gum areas and remove them without touching or harming any healthy tissue nearby. It has no side effects and virtually no recovery or discomfort post surgery. There is minimal preparation required and the process is much faster than typical surgeries for gum disease treatment.

Traditional gum disease surgeries require that patients receive anesthesia prior to the procedure. They use a scalpel to cut out diseased tissue but commonly also cut out some healthy tissue as well. There is a higher level of bleeding and discomfort involved and patients are not able to resume normal activities that same day as they sometimes are with LANAP gum disease treatment. Laser gum surgery offers many clear benefits to patients.

Because all healthy gum tissue is left intact with LANAP, patients have a lower risk of further gum recession or the need for gum grafting procedures. It also can reduce the chance of tooth loss by providing adequate gum to support teeth. Additionally, the laser gum surgery stimulates the jaw bone which makes keeping teeth more possible by ensuring a solid base that holds them in place.

LANAP works by first identifying and eliminating the bacteria that cause the gum disease. Next, any calculus or tartar that has built up is removed. The laser is then again used to create a tight seal around the area to prevent future bacteria growth and settling, thereby working to reduce any recurrence of the gum disease in the same area. Patients needing gum disease treatment are enjoying the benefits of LANAP every day and Dr. Weaver and his staff are proud to offer this procedure. If you have gum disease and would like to learn if LANAP is right for you and your situation, contact the staff at Mountain Top Periodontics and Dental Implants today.

About The Doctor

Dr. Adam Weaver is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Greenwood Village, CO since 2000. Dr. Weaver attended Brigham Young University, and during that time took a two year leave to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return he completed his bachelor?s degree in Medical Science. He attended dental school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He joined the periodontal residency program at the V.A. Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI, and earned his Masters of Science degree at Marquette University. Dr. Weaver is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Guarani. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Weaver and his dental services visit his website at http://www.mtperio.com and call (303) 800-0120.







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Help For Dogs That Are Under Stress

Do you have a dog that is under stress or high strung?  This may be your answer.

Jennifer White in K9 magazine suggests the use of Arnica supplements for your dog during times of stress.  she says that you can give your dog a homeopathic remedy called Arnica Montana orally at a dose rate of 30C – three doses every four hours for two days. Apparantly Arnica Montana is a very well known remedy and is often used when there is some kind of emotional or physical trauma.

It can also be used for muscle aches, sprains, strains, and injuries. Arnica is sometimes given to patients prior to their coming to surgery for an examination or operation.  As always the vet should be told of any drugs your dog has had. Arnica will often result in a calmer dog that settles down quickly and is less anxious ane is especially good for highly strung dogs.

 

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Fido’s Freebie Friday Gets Organized

This past week, we had a great time exhibiting at the Austin Pet Expo and even had the chance to have our fellow Amazing Pet Expo ambassadors, Rachel and Brad Phelps along with Preston of…



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Pet Talk: Vancouver veterinarian opens new clinic offering affordable dental care

Pet Talk: Vancouver veterinarian opens new clinic offering affordable dental care
Pet-Talk-Dr. Jacqueline-Myers-Forever-Pet-Dental- Dr. Jacqueline Myers recently opened Forever Pet Dental, which offers an affordable approach to pet dental care.Courtesy of Forever Pet Dental. In her three years as a general practitioner, Vancouver 
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Pet first aid and CPR classes now available
Highlighted topics include CPR, rescue breathing, shock management, bleeding protocols, injury and wellness assessments, heat injuries, cold injuries, and dental and senior “pet-izen” care. “Doggie” and “kitty” breath is not normal and is usually a
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Barfy Scorpion Launches TV Network

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‘Traveling Light’ Contest for a Free Copy

The publisher of ‘Traveling Light’ is offering a contest for a free copy of Andrea Thalasinos’s new book!  The book was published recently and Andrea Thalasinos is currently on her book tour.  If you want to enter the contest for a free copy, just leave a comment to this post!  The contest will be open until Thursday, August 8.  The winner will be chosen Friday.

You can find more information about the book here!


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