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Monday, February 27, 2017

A New Look AND Oregon Mini BAR FUN!!

What do you think of the new look???
Dougie Dog and Ann over at Zoolatry did a great job sprucing things up and giving us a whole new look for 2017!! Thanks so much Ann, for all you do! 

Would you like to schedule a Mini BAR in your corner of Blogville?? Let us know in the comments and we can email you on how you can spread the word on this BAR page!


Me(Arty) meeting the prior Mayors at the 2016 International BAR
Announcing a 2017 Mini Blogville Awesome Retreat!! 
Now, you or your peeps may be asking:
What IS a Mini BAR??
Well, a Mini Bar is a get together that starts when 2 or more Blogville residents want to get together and socialize! Anyone can put together a Mini BAR anywhere in the WORLD!! It doesn't take any organizing, just tell peeps where you'll be and when. If you live in the area, or want to travel to see some new furiends, you can just show up and say HI!

 The idea for this Mini BAR started at the 2016 International BAR when Murphy and Stanley and Arty(me) and Dory talked about getting us and our peeps together in 2017!
Then we decided, "Hey, why don't we see who else wants to come?!?!"

(thanks to Ann at Zoolatry for the cool new BAR badges too!)

Mini BARS aren't an organized, structured event like the International BAR was last year, but more of a Vacation with benefits! In our case,
benefits like meeting friends in the furs and running on the beach!!

Here are the deets on this Mini BAR!

When: August 24th thru August 27th (2017)
Where: Tillamook County , Oregon

Some of us will be in Wheelie Houses at the Bar View Campgrounds. Click HERE to read more about Bar View and see the 
Camping/RV/Trailer info!!

No Wheelie House?? No Problemo!!
Click HERE to see a list of hotels in the Tillamook County Area

Want to make it a Vacation ?? 
Tillamook County is located under 2 hours west of the Portland(OR) Airport
and 4 hours south of the Seattle-Tacoma(WA) Airport. 

There are TONS of things to see in Tillamook County! 
 Lighthouses, an ICE CREAM FACTORY, a Cheese factory, waterfalls and MORE! Click HERE to see Trip Advisors top 25 things to do in the area! 

Here's who's coming so far!
Murphy and Stanley
Arty(me), Dory and Jakey
Wyatt and  Tegan
 Phod and Hailey's Lady and Man
and Miss Mary Ann

We would love to meet YOU at the Oregon Mini BAR!! 

Monday, June 13, 2016

You Gotta Have Furiends!







 It was so nice to be with so many of our Blog friends 
and we wanted to be able to find a way to celebrate that fur-iendship,

 YAM-Aunty did a wonderful job during hosting
Friendship Ceremony

Sunday, June 12, 2016

We Were Live from BAR

Here are a few of the "Live Facebook Feeds" we did during the BAR Retreat!!

Welcome to the BAR

...and the award goes to:

Friends Forever

Stay tuned in the coming days to see additional pictures and videos taken at the BAR!!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Having Fun at BAR

We wanted to share some of the fun times happening at the are a few random pictures of how things are going so far! Look for  more pictures, along with videos, in the coming day or two
(as soon as a stronger wireless connection can be found).


Flat Easy and Flat Buddy planning their next pawty!

Flat Robin & Christmas discuss Blogville Pawlitics

Dory reassuring Flat Mr. Bailey she is on her way to see him in the furs!

Casey, Jessie and their Mama from The Legacy Chronicles


Hailey (and her Dad) helping her on the home stretch of the Scavenger Hunt!

Flat Christmas and Robin with Beachnut (or was that Sheldon...)

Casey and one of his first Blogville furiends, StellaRose along with StellaRose's Mama

Frankie and Ernie bomb a Casey selfie!

Dory, wondering why Casey is smiling when his Mama hasn't given him a cookie yet!

A Zaphod and Dory selfie!

StellaRose and her Mama

..and here it Whitney's sister Zoe!

The Mayors are wondering what they did to land behind bars!!

Dory and Arty snuggling after a long day of fun!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pee Five - Proper Road and BAR Etiquette

OMD...Only TWO AND A HALF WEEKS until the B.A.R.!!!
Today we want to talk to you about the Fifth and probably most important Pee: Proper Road and BAR Manners!

This might take a little while, so feel free to go get a bowl of treats and a hot cup of broth.....Are you ready?? Let's go!!
 Car Manners:
  • Are you prone to car sickness? Make sure you visit your V-E-T and see if it is safe for you to take anti-nausea meds! Also make sure your peeps have supplies to clean up, just in case your brother someone pukes, cause in a hot car it can get VERY STINKY if you don't have your peep clean it up (take my word for it)!
  • Make sure your assistants have you buckled up for safety, either in your car seat, room(crate) or harnessed in.
    • Check your siblings harnesses to make sure they are not being chewed through. We had a scary experience when Mama was driving us up here from Texas. Jakey had chewed through his harness and unexpectedly leaped into the front seat while Mama was driving!! We thought Mama was going to have a heart attack right there. Thank goodness she was paying attention!! Needless to say,  check your safety devices at every stop (and bring an extra harness, just in case)!
  • If you are traveling with your silly brother another animal, make sure everyone has there own "space". I just hate when Arty keeps touching me!!

Rest Stop Manners
  • Make sure your peeps take you to the approve potty area in the rest stop. While it is ok to read peemail, Mama usually keeps our sniffing to a minimum and and has us do our business quickly. THEN she will take us for a walkie around the rest area. 
  •  After you have done your business...HAVE YOUR PEEP PICK UP YOUR POOP!!!! Not only will this keep the area (and the car if your Mama steps in it) clean but it lowers the risk of disease.
  • Believe it or not, not all peeps love dogs ( I know, RIGHT??). So, I think it goes without saying, keep your peeps on their strings at all times...and avoid the mean looking, silly humans.

Hotel Manners:
  • Most hotels have rules they want your peeps to follow,  make sure your peeps read them.
  • Don't let your peeps leave the room without you. Most hotels want your peeps to stick around with you anyway. Besides,  I never know what kind of trouble my Mama will get into without me. 
  • Contrary to popular belief, you should try not to bark at all the phantoms and ghosts that pass by the door at 2AM. We try our best, but sometimes Dory senses the real scary ones!!
  • Going potty in the hotel is frowned upon, but if you do have an accident, make sure your peeps bring potty clean up supplies with them to help you clean up!
  • Go to the designated potty area to go potty. MAKE SURE YOUR PEEPS PICK UP YOUR POOP!!

 BAR Manners

(and let our peeps worry about the rest!)

Mama (along with the hosts of BAR) also have a couple of guidelines to follow while attending the BAR:

We can't wait to meet everyone coming in to the BAR, and I know all the pups will be excited to be there too. We know, as Blogville residents, we are already aware of  what to do to keep our pets safe. These are a few guidelines and reminders to help keep we humans,  and our very excited pups, having a good time.

  • Although we humans feel like we know each other, our pups haven't actually met. Do not approach a pack until you have the OK from the dog parent. 
    • For instance, although Arty loves to play with other pups, if he is surprised or feels threatened, he can be growly. Even Dory, who has never met a human stranger, can be shy and reserved around other pups.

  • Some of us will be bringing "playpens" for our pups.  Please keep your pups leashed or in their play area at all times.
  • Always be aware of your pups. We know we all are going to have tons to talk about, make sure to keep an eye on your pups while we all get to know each other!
  • Finally, like Dory and Arty said more than once, and we know all of Blogville knows, SCOOP THE POOP!  
We will have a full house of excited pups! Please note that your pups may not act as they usually do and some may need extra space. Please feel free to take your pup for a walk if they seem uncomfortable! 
Here is a recent info-graphic that has made the rounds on the book of faces of dog postures that may show your dog is uncomfortable or scared.
We hope these tips and tricks have helped and, as always, please feel free to ask questions either in the comments or email us!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Roll Call!

In order to make sure we have a good headcount for the pups and peeps who will be seeing one another in a few weeks at the BAR, please email any corrections to us at cecampbell[AT]msn[DOT]com.

Arty & Dory with 2 hoomans
Madi with 2 hoomans
Oreo with 1 hooman
Murphy & Stanley with 2 hoomans
Yamini (Aunty YAM)
Pip's Ruby with 1 hooman
Casey & Jessie with 1 hooman
Frankie & Ernie with 2 hoomans
Sarge's Crabby Girls with 2 hoomans
Hailey & Phod with 2 hoomans
Stella Rose with 1 hooman
Jester with 1 hooman
Sydney from Chewy
Whitney & Jaxzyn with 2 hoomans from A Day In The Life of Pugs 
1 hooman from The Ok Dog Blog with UNK # of dogs
Shelle Pennington with Newby & Dixie

If you are planning to attend, even if for only 1 day, please make sure we have your information!  A special welcome packet will be emailed to ONLY those who are attending so we want to make sure we have your information!

The Five Pees of Travel - Pee 3 - Packing

With the BAR coming right around the corner, we wanted to repost a couple of PEES to remind you of things your humans might need to be reminded to do.
Also, make sure to tune in this Tuesday for one of the most important PEES...
Proper Road Manners AND BAR Manners!!

Here is our Flashback on the 3rd Pee
PACKING for Travel with your Humans!!

Howdy all and welcome to the THIRD Pee in the Five Pees of Travel!! That's right, the BAR is less than THREE months away now!! HURRAY!!

Today we are going to talk about one of our Mama's biggest challenges when going on a road trip, or ANY trip with or without us....
We put together two different lists for packing. One list for the things to leave in the car, and another list for things to put in a suitcase for the #ho-tels! 
First - the list of things for the car, Mama keeps these in a box on the floor by the front seat next to her so she can have them close at hand:
Bottled water - Not all rest areas have water (and Mama doesn't trust the quality of the water if they do have water).
Water bowl(s) - Mama carries 1 per pup traveling
Training Treats - LOTS  of treats!  Mama uses Wellness Petite Treats because they are low in calories and some (Dory) pup thinks she should get a treat every time the care stops.
Old bath towel(s) - for drying off wet pups after a rainy walk (or a swim)
Paper towels - for quick clean ups
Pet Cleaning solution- for accidents
Wet Ones and people hand sanitizer - For Mama's hands after cleaning up (thanks Mili Wife for the idea!)
Pet Deodorizing Spray (or other air freshener)-to cover accident smell
Leashes and extra collars - Mama keeps leashes in every pocket the Rogue has!

I also have my very own suitcase! Mama puts all the things I will need when we stay overnight in the #ho-tel.  Mama wants to note that she doubles up on things so she doesn't have to worry about leaving me in the #ho-tel room alone to make multiple trips to and from the car looking for things she forgot. So we have 2 clean up kits, 2 sets of bowls, ect.
Here is a list of what I like to bring in my suitcase, this will vary from pup to pup (or kitty to kitty) depending :
Foodies - LOTS of foodies (Mama also brings a few little cans of wet food. She mixes this in with my kibble if I am not eating).
Treats - LOTS of treats.
Bowls - for my water and my foodies.
A blanket from home (or a bed)- I usually sleep in the big bed with Mama but I like to have something with familiar smells (besides Mama) to sleep on.
A toy from home - I just love a good game of tuggy before bedtime, and I have a collection of tuggy toys I like to travel with!
Doggy Shampoo - Seriously Mama?? Sigh, Mama says after a few days on the road (and maybe after I sneak a roll in some stinky stuff) even I need a bath.
A Clean Up Kit - I rarely have accidents, but sometimes accidents do happen. Mama and I make sure to pack stain remover, a few rags and air freshener in our suitcase just in case.
Clothes - Mama always brings a couple of dresses, bandanas, etc. for me to wear while we are traveling.  I may not dress up every day, but Mama and I like to do a few photo shoots while we are traveling and a girl has to look her best, right??

Poopy Bags - Mama makes sure to have these on hand for our after dinner walkies!

We hope you can use some of these packing tips when you all hit the road to the BAR or just head out on your next road trip!!

Make sure to join us in April when we talk about the 
Fourth Pee - Practice!!
That's right,  Mama, Arty and I will be taking an OVERNIGHT road trip at the end of the month to see whether or not we can all travel safely together to the BAR! We will be back to let you know all about it!

We can't believe the BAR is less than THREE MONTHS AWAY!!