Merry Christmas from Sputnick and Prissy Claus

In honor of Christmas (and just because it’s cute) Sputnick and Prissy got all dressed up to have their Christmas pictures taken.

As I’ve said before, Prissy isn’t one to like clothes, but she was still in the Christmas spirit.

Enjoy the pictures below and I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful, happy and Merry Christmas!

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Nikon D7000!

Every Christmas my grandparents, aunt and uncle, and my family all switch having Christmas dinner at each of our houses.

This year we are having it at ours, which is super exciting!

What’s also super exciting is that my parents decided to open presents last night.

Apparently I’ve been good all year (yeah, sure) because Santa was good to me this year! Haha.

D7000

I got a Nikon D7000, which is a HUGE upgrade to the camera that I’ve been using, the Nikon D3000.

I immediately took a quick few photos of my dogs (of course) and here are the pictures.

Most of these are barely edited whatsoever, which is something that is so nice, because on my D5000 I had to constantly edit out noise, sharpen, adjust contrast, etc.

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I’m trying to sleep here!

Do you have pets?

Do your pets like to cuddle?

Do your pets like to cuddle when your preoccupied?

Do your pets

Okay, I’ll stop.

But my dogs do like to cuddle, especially when I’m asleep.

Normally, that doesn’t bother me because they just get all warm and cuddly beside me, but every once in a while cuddling isn’t what’s on their mind.

That was this morning.

They were bound and determined to get me up because I made the mistake of saying “treat” when trying to get a shot of Prissy.

I got the shot and the excited licks in the face.

Needless to say, my dogs like Peanut Butter and Oats treats.

Here’s what I was able to capture:

Pumpkin Dog Treats for Upset Tummies

In an effort to find a quick way to help my dog, Sputnick, with his upset stomach, I came across a recipe for pumpkin dog treats.

Pumpkin is supposed to naturally soothe upset tummies for dogs, so I thought I’d give it a try.

The result, is a treat that both my dogs really love and get excited for, upset tummy or not.

Here’s how to make them:

 

You will need

  1. 2 1/2 cups flour
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (I used a whole cup)
  4. 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix the ingredients until a ball of dough forms. Roll the dough out to about 1 inch thickness. Then cut them out into whatever shape you want. I went the generic bone shape.

 

Put them on a greased sheet pan and into a preheated 350 degree oven. Let them bake 30-40 minutes, or until hard.

These are the super yummy, tummy soothing treats that your dog is sure to love!

My Golden Haired Sputnick

This picture I took in my back yard earlier today.

It was so beautiful out today that I had to let the dogs out to run around and enjoy it.

The dog above, if you don’t already know, is my dog Sputnick.

And to me, he is absolutely the best looking dog I’ve ever seen.

His hair curls the moment it gets longer than an inch and looks like it’s made out of gold when he’s in the sun.

He’s my Goldilocks…. if she were a male.

And a dog.

I also edited this picture with Photoshop Elements 11.

I upgraded to it from Elements 9, and at first I didn’t think I would like the new layout and feel, but now that I’ve gotten used to it I like it a lot.

Adding actions, and using them for that matter, is so much easier.

Definitely worth the upgrade.

Prissy; Black and White

This is probably one of my favorite pictures of Prissy.

Most of the time she runs around constantly, hyper and full of energy.

When she’s not racing like a speeding bullet, she’s in a deep sleep under a blanket somewhere within the house.

But every once in a while, I catch a glimpse of her in the middle stage of her personality, when she’s just still.

It’s so unlike her, so alien but so cool.

I thank God for my dogs all the time because they bring SO much happiness. I really don’t know what life would be like without them.