Monday, February 17, 2014

Enjoying #RecipeForMoments Everyday With My Dog


This post is sponsored by Nature’s Recipe® on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Nature’s Recipe For Moments on behalf of Nature’s Recipe, but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nature’s Recipe is not responsible for the content of this article.

Sharing a cuddle with your best furry pal. Getting a big fat doggy kiss planted right on your cheek when you least expect it. Being greeted by a wagging tail and smiling face when you walk through the door. These are all moments that I share with my dog, and you probably do too.

As a blogger in the Nature's Recipe® #RecipeForMoments campaign, I was asked to select a moment that I've recently shared with my dog, Shiner and share it with my readers. There are so many awesome moments that I share with my dog, so it got me to thinking whether or not I am really cherishing each of these moments I have with her like I should be.

Enjoying doggy kisses #RecipeForMoments
Nature's Recipe For Moments #RecipeForMoments

I mean, they happen on a daily basis and sometimes I don't think much of them. They are just part of our daily lives. This Nature's Recipe for Moments campaign has helped to strengthen the human animal bond between the two of us by making me realize just how special these moments really are.

One of my favorite things to do with Shiner is explore our property and play with her in our big field. I'm pretty sure she enjoys it too. She runs around with a big goofy smile on her face while searching for sticks or lost toys.

My oldest daughter likes joining in on the fun too. They also share some special moments together.

Playing with the dog #RecipeForMoments

Sometimes, when it's just the two of us exploring we take a moment to sit down and just enjoy each other's company. I love this because it's so relaxing. Just a girl and her dog. Shiner loves the attention too and I know she loves having me all to herself for a little while.

Spending time with my dog #RecipeForMoments

After we relax for a little while, I try to find a nice big stick for her and throw it as far as I can. She chases and starts romping around with it until she finds a nice spot in the grass to start chewing. I can forget ever getting the stick back, because she's not much for a game of fetch. Once it's hers, she doesn't return it! Something I've always thought was funny and special about her.

Just a dog and her stick #RecipForMoments

It's during these moments that I think Shiner enjoys true bliss. With this campaign, I have realized that everyday is a great day to make new special moments with your pet and strengthen the human animal bond with them.  What moments do you share with your pet that make them really happy?

Our story is a part of the #RecipeForMoments blog hop hosted by BlogPaws. Link up below to share your story of the bond you and your pet share. What do you think your pet feels in your special moments? Five random U.S. winners who link up their blog post will win a Nature’s Recipe® lightweight collar camera to capture special moments from their pet’s point of view. See BlogPaws for official rules and details.

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos..really capture the human animal bond! And your daughter has great style too...love the cat tee and boots!

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    1. Thank you! She loves her animals too. The boots are leopard print hehe.

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  2. Oh Miss Ann, you get to spend such great moments with Shiner. You gotta make every moment count! Your daughter looks like she has a great friend in Shiner too! How perfect. Thanks for sharing your special moments with us!
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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  3. Great post! There are many moments between The Boys and I - but no camera around! Bummer!! I justify that by telling myself those were moments meant only for us..... Can't imagine life without Harley & Leo, they've made my life make sense. Take care

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    1. I know how it is! I never have my camera handy for the good stuff =/ have been doing better with that. Even so, it's hard to take a photo of myself and Shiner.

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  4. Love the pictures! Shiner is beautiful and you can tell by the pictures that you guys have a very special bond!

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  5. We think Shiner makes lots of moments shine!

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  6. Love the pics. Everyday is a special moment with our dogs, that's what makes them great!

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  7. Shiner looks so happy and it is wonderful to take time out and enjoy each others company. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. I would look at the life you all share with Shiner a one big never ending moment to be cherished always,xx Rachel

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  9. Shiner sure is a nice dog and looks like lots of fun for the whole family. Great pictures.

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  10. Great moments. We all love our alone moments with Mom too, they are truly special.

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  11. Those really are wonderful moments and it's hard to know whether you appreciate them just as much as possible, but we bet you are :-) And wow really we won?!?! That never happens, we are beyond excited and it will be well used! Thank you so much!

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    1. Yep! I still need to email you though! I always have a late start with my blog stuff in the day.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful photos!!
    And thanks so much for sharing your story!
    That was a lovely read!
    ((Husky hugz))
    Frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky

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  13. Those are great photos, Ann. Your love for Shiner really shows through, and the joy your daughter shares with her does also. Sometimes it's so easy to get caught up in the everyday stuff that we do forget to stop and savor each moment we have with those we love. That is one of the great things about this campaign, that it made us stop and think about them and enjoy them even more.

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    1. Your post was especially inspiring for me Jan. It made me think twice about those everyday things we take for granted sometimes.

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  14. Your Shiner is such a beauty. I love these photos! And now I find myself wondering just where in Texas you're located. I drive through east Texas on the way to Baton Rouge at least once a year and would love to pop in and say hi!

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    1. Hey Flea, that would be really cool! I'm in Central Texas just outside of Austin (Round Rock).

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  15. Shiner is so beautiful. I really enjoyed reading this.

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  16. Shiner I have to agree, pure bliss is found in gnawing on a yummy stick! P.S. Were you named after the yummy people beer? Just curious! Cool name.

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    1. Hey Jerry, sticks are pawsome! We get asked that question a lot, but no she's not named after the beer. She has her name because she has one black eye, a Shiner!

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  17. LOL we can relate to not wanting to bring the stick back. She worked hard for it so it is hers...lol.

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  18. I love the pictures in this post. So sweet.

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  19. What a beautiful post, Ann...and wonderful photos!
    You're absolutely right...it's those everyday moments that are so very special. We just have to pay attention and enjoy every single one of them. That's what it's all about.
    XO

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  20. So true, spending time with your dog is relaxing. LOVE your photos with Shiner. Golden Woofs

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  21. so sweet! I need to remember to take time out to enjoy the sweet moments with my pets too. they're usually pretty lowkey but I love seeing them get all excited when I lay down on the floor with them and play with them and their toys. love our dog babies!
    -- jackie - jade and oak

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  22. This is definitely one of my favorites in this campaign! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you CK! Yours was definitely one of my faves too :)

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  23. What a beautiful post Ann! I love seeing the pictures of your daughter, you and your pup!! And by the way, I really do love that color of nail polish!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jeanne! That is one of my favorite colors too :)

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