14 In Life

Truckee Tales – The Final Dog Days of Summer

And we’re back! It was a gloriously fall-feeling weekend, and I’m bummed it’s already over. It was almost chilly yesterday morning and I am LOVING it!

This weekend I spent a lot of time cleaning, organizing, working on the nursery, shooting my last mini session, crafting for a baby shower, going to said baby shower, and kicking off another season of small group last night. But, the BIG thing we did this weekend was attend the annual Puppy Pool Pawty at our local community pool!

Every summer on the Saturday following Labor Day, they open up the pool to the dogs before they drain it for the year. Dogs must have proof of current Rabies vaccination, and for $10 a dog they can come swim and play as much as they want! Truckee definitely looks forward to it, and it’s a blast to watch her frolic in the water and I can tell it makes her retriever heart so happy!

She prefers to stay in the shallow end, where she can either doggy paddle OR run along the bottom of the pool. She can swim perfectly fine in the deep end, but since there isn’t a walk-in/zero entry on that side, she can’t lift her big heavy butt out of the water so we have to help her out.

Here’s how it all went down:




Our local animal control provided buckets full of free water toys, including frisbees and tennis balls for the dogs to play with. Truckee’s favorite though is the frisbee – she is like a magnet to that thing!


But sometimes she just can’t make up her mind, and we’d catch her retrieving multiple toys at once. Such a hoarder!


We had to practically beg her to sit and rest and take a breather. She was going non-stop and was so excited to be in the water! This is like going to Disney World for her I’m pretty sure!



She also got to hang with her gal-pal, Clover. I still can’t believe we were able to get them to sit still long enough to get a picture.


When we got home, we finally tried out a new bag of treats I received from chewy.com as part of their blogger program! The Boo Bars by Blue Buffalo are small baked treats, flavored with pumpkin and cinnamon, and filled with nutrients. They pack ingredients like: oatmeal, barley, pumpkin, flaxseed, carrots, and cinnamon. They are also corn, wheat, and soy free.

blue buffalo dog treats

They’re only available for a limited time, so order some soon if you’re interested! Truckee LOVES them, and even swallowed a few of them whole. They smell like fall, and I’m excited to have a new tasty treat for her as the BEST SEASON OF THE YEAR approaches!

blue buffalo dog treats for labs

We turned 35 weeks yesterday, and you know what is GETTING REAL. Can. Not. Believe. It. I’ve got a couple giveaways and reviews coming up, so stay tuned!

How was your weekend? Does it feel like fall where you are? Is your dog a swimmer? Have you tried these seasonal treats yet for your pup?

Follow on Bloglovin


  • Reply
    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    September 14, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Truckee looks so happy! We used to take our dogs to the dog park all the time pre-kids, I miss doing that! They loved swimming and running around like maniacs!
    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run recently posted…Mackenzie’s 1st Hair CutMy Profile

    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      September 24, 2015 at 11:17 am

      So fun!! You know, we’ve never taken her to an actual dog park, but I bet she’d love it. She is such a social butterfly!

  • Reply
    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life
    September 14, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    That doggie pool party is seriously the cutest thing I have ever seen! I am not sure how Tebow would feel because he is NOT a water dog unfortunately Well, he should be since he is a lab but I don’t think he realizes that ha ha!

    Oh and we bought boo bars for teb last year and he loved them! The seasonal treats are the best!
    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life recently posted…DMB: Navigating that Baby Registry ChecklistMy Profile

    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      September 24, 2015 at 11:16 am

      I can’t believe Tebow isn’t a water dog! That is hilarious!! I bet he might be if he were at a PUPPY POOL PAWTY!! 🙂 He wouldn’t want to be left out hahaha

  • Reply
    September 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    How fun was that!!!. It has been a little cooler here in Memphis, I will definitely miss the warm. I cannot wait to see pictures of your nursery. Have a good evening.
    heather recently posted…My Bucket ListMy Profile

    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      September 24, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Isn’t the cooler weather wonderful?? It warmed up again this week a little bit, but the mornings have been cool and crisp!!

  • Reply
    Kylie Rose
    September 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I’m so glad you understand the deep love we have for our first born children 🙂 I also came here to say HOLY MOLY 5 WEEKS LEFT! I can’t believe you can count on one hand!!! I’m so, so SO excited for you! It could be even less. I’m dying for this weeks 35 week bumpdate. Where does the time go?!


    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      September 24, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Girl you know our dog will always be our first born 😉 Adam asks me all the time if he’ll be able to love Adeline as much as he loves Truckee, hahaha

  • Reply
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    September 15, 2015 at 9:13 am

    So much fun!!!!!! It’s like a doggy paradise!!!!!!!!!!!
    I want a dog that will do stuff like this now 🙂
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted…Buffalo Roasted CauliflowerMy Profile

    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      September 24, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Oh Julie you would have loved it!!!! It’s the best thing ever, her little dog heart was so happy!!

  • Reply
    September 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Oh my goodness, What a happy dog! My dog (a dachshund mix) hates water more than most cats! Not sure her short little legs would keep her afloat either. 🙂 We feed her Blue Buffalo food and I’m sure she’d like these treats too!
    Kelly recently posted…Quick WeekendMy Profile

    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      September 24, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Haha! Maybe you could throw her in a little doggy life vest to keep her afloat 😉

  • Reply
    Janelle @ Wholly Healthy
    September 16, 2015 at 4:38 am

    This is an awesome idea – my pup would love that! She hasn’t tried those treats in particular, but she loves pumpkin treats (though she is a lab, so there isn’t much she won’t eat!)
    Janelle @ Wholly Healthy recently posted…Best Beach WorkoutsMy Profile

    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      September 24, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Hahaha our lab will eat anything I think, but I bet yours would LOVE these treats as well!! Truckee literally starts drooling when we get them out!

    Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge