1. We went on a mini-shopping spree for Athena:
If you follow us on Facebook then you already saw that Athena got a new harness over the weekend. After not having much luck with the Holt Head Harness, we've moved on to the ever so popular Freedom No-Pull Harness. So far Athena hasn't come home with any bloody armpits (even after her pulling and snorting race that you will read about in #4 of this post), so I'd say that things are working out fairly well with the new harness.
I was also excited to pick up a container of The Honest Kitchen's Easy Peesy Tea which I've been wanting Athena to try for a while now. It's an herbal tea for dogs to support urinary tract health (they also make a tea for joint function and one for alleviating anxiety).
|Photo via The Honest Kitchen|
2. I went to Born Again Pit Bull Rescue's Celebration du Chien Dinner and Silent Auction:
My mom and I attended a dinner and fundraiser put on for Born Again Pit Bull Rescue (they were our January Bow of the Month featured rescue) by Sellwood Dog Supply and Lili Patisserie. Not only did we eat some delicious food and talk to lots of pittie lovers, but we also got some loot from the amazing silent auction that was held!
|Photo via Born Again Pit Bull Rescue|
My mom won a basket full of tea and coffee goodies as well as gift certificates for three dozen doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnuts (and yes, we did already get two dozen of them....don't judge). I won Athena a little basket filled with two packages of STAM grain-free dog treats and a collar from The Collar Shop.
|Thean's new pink mustache collar|
3. The weather was nice, so we did some of this...
|Fun at the park!|
Oh, and lots of this happened too...
4. We attended the Portland Pit Bull Parade's February Bully Walk:
This weekend also marked the third anniversary of bully walks held by the Portland Pit Bull Parade. Over one hundred dogs were in attendance and many dressed up in Valentine's themed costumes. Athena of course thought that the event was specially held for her pulling and snorting purposes, but other than that, it was great to be among so many pit bull supporters and to enter the costume contest!
|Photo via the Portland Pit Bull Parade|
|Posing with our costume contest prize-- a pittie valentine!|
5. Flyball practice was super good:
Last week's Flyball practice was great, and this week was no different. Athena was off leash more than she's ever been at a practice (even with other dogs out and about) and was very focused on us and her new tug toy that I made. She's so interested in her tug as a reward that we are no longer treating her with food for anything at practice. Oh, and Athena is also going on a diet starting today to help shed some of her winter flab to prevent any injuries....and because she's been eating too many treats lately ;)
How was your weekend? Did you do anything special with your dog?