Monday, October 13, 2014

Look Who We Found in Portland! Monday Mischief


We are in Portland Oregon because my husband is trying to get a job here. He had to have a physical and whatnot and once that paperwork goes through we should be able to move! I am so excited!

We decided to go to Pet Expo on Saturday (unfortunately, I was too busy working with Phoenix to get pictures) and later found out that our friends from It's Dog Or Nothing and Tenacious Little Terrier were also at Pet Expo!! We didn't get to see them there but we decided to meet up with them and go to lunch the next day! We had so much fun! We loved meeting everyone!

The girls did really good at Pet Expo. There were a couple of tense moments with Phoenix because she was a little nervous but she was not the worst dog there. We actually had a couple of bad experiences with some very fearful and stressed dogs, one of which came at Phoenix with a full on wide open mouth to bite her. Phoenix just backed away quickly and got away from him. We were both very startled because it came out of nowhere. The dog literally turned around and snapped. She did not react at all the entire time at the expo. Zoe got her tail stepped on, again. Every time we go to Pet Expo someone steps or runs over her tail. She's okay but neither of us were pleased about it.

On Saturday evening, we were super excited because we got to go to dinner at my friend's house and I was so happy to see them. We haven't seen Jeff and Marley in a year and a half. Zoe was over the moon excited to see them!!! Zoe absolutely loves her "Uncle" Jeff and she really missed him while we were in California. Zoe was a little crabby with Jeff's fiance's dog and Phoenix was a little snarky with Marley when he was excited but other than that the visit went really well.

Tired pups in our hotel room!

On Sunday after meeting up with everyone for lunch, we went to one of my favorite parks in the Portland area. The Sandy River Delta aka 1,000 Acre Forest is a wonderful off leash park that is huge. There are lots of wide open spaces, forests and the river. Plenty of room for my girls to stretch their legs. They had a blast running around and they were super excited to be back. We hiked around 4 miles. When we used to live here we'd hike between 5-7 miles! I highly recommend that everyone check out this park if they are visiting the Portland area. It's in Troutdale which isn't too far of a drive out of the city and if you come on a weekday it's pretty quiet. On the weekends there are a lot more people out there with dogs.

Zoe & Phoenix

Zoe leaping over the fence!

Zoe & Phoenix ~ Sandy River Delta
We were shocked at how low the river was! That whole background used to be river!

Zoe

Phoenix

Phoenix & Zoe

 Phoenix being cute!

Zoe trying to figure out where her Daddy is going.

The Gorgeous View of Mt. Hood.

Today we are going to look for an apartment. Please keep your fingers cross for us that we find one! We are hoping to move up here as soon as possible.



25 comments:

  1. Isn't it great when you get to meet fellow bloggers??!!

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  2. Looks like a great trip, like I said on Mr. N's page I love the group shot!

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  3. Good luck on the house hunt!!!
    That's great you got to meet them!! I LOVE it's dog or nothing!
    Both are great blogs!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Thank you so much! We think we found one!

      We had such an awesome time meeting them both!! :D

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  4. Congratulations on the pending move! I wish you the best. I think it's terrific that bloggers can link up and meet in person. Sounds like it was a wonderful afternoon.

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  5. What a fantastic time and so cool that you met other doggy bloggers! Your photos are just great! Wish I lived there to meet you!

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    1. Yeah it was fun! Thank you! I wish you lived closer, too!!

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  6. How fun that you got to meet some other bloggers! Great pictures - your girls are SO lucky to be able to run free. I don't know that Ruby will ever be trustworthy off leash. Boca is going to an off-leash park this weekend, I will have to scope it out before deciding if she can be loose.

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    1. Yeah, it was so much fun! We do have some issues sometimes with Zoe. We are very selective where we allow her to run free. Troutdale is one of those areas that doesn't have very many game animals. Mostly birds and gardener snakes. She doesn't go for either. Phoenix is very iffy with dogs but she's actually better behaved off the leash.

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  7. Hope you had luck finding an apartment and we look forward to meeting up with you again!

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    1. Thank you!! I think we found one! I hope we can meet up again soon!! Mr. N is just the cutest little guy! :D

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  8. Everything crossed for you that your find a place! The girls looked like they had a blast!

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    1. Thank you!!! I think we found a place. It's not going to be cheap but they could get us in immediately. We had so much fun. I can't wait to be back permanently.

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  9. I love when they have that little smirk on their face! Too cute!
    Good luck with the apt hunting!

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    1. Me too!! They are so funny, but also kind of naughty, too!!! :D Thank you so much!

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  10. Sounds like a fun weekend! Fingers crossed for you all!

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    1. Yeah, it really was!! Thank you so much!

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  11. I was disappointed that I didnt get to come down and see y'all but now that I have learned you might be a Cascadian neighbor I am SO excited I am freaking out!!!!!

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    1. :D :D :D Yep!!! We think we've found an apartment!!! I hope we can meet up soon!!

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  12. Sounds like an exciting move good luck! Love the dogs shirts too. Love Dolly

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  13. I wish there were dog parks that big near me. What a wonderful place to go hiking!

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

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  14. Wow, Portland would be awesome! We plan to move in a few years. Would love California, Oregon or Montana. I guess we'll see. How fun that you got to meet fellow bloggers?! OMD, I would freak! I bet that was a fun lunch!

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