Saturday, June 27, 2015


In addition to all the other attractions and activities in Bend
 there is also a sanctuary for chimpanzees. Today we visited Chimps Inc 
You can read about them here:

Do you see the 2 chimps in the window awaiting our arrival?
They have enclosed walkways from the indoor area to outside areas.

Lesley, founder and director, is giving a talk

They also have 2 lynx but was so warm today they were sleeping where is was cool...

One of the indoor play areas

these warning signs are all over....

The garden where the chimps can point to what treat they want!

working on enrichment....trying to figure out how to get the plum..

There is a large pasture out front... 2 mares with babies!

and no blog post is complete without a pix of these 2..
a little frolicking....
what.... we weren't doing anything....

Friday, May 22, 2015

Beers Made By Walking

We have been remiss in our blog posting.... but thought we would make it up to you by sharing our photos from a hike on the Scout Camp Trail which is a three-mile loop into the Deschutes Canyon, dropping about 700 feet from the trailhead. Wychus Creek, which flows from the Three Sisters volcanoes, joins the Deschutes across the river from the trail.
This hike was a put on by the Oregon Natural Desert Association ONDA
and Beers Made by Walking with the brewer from Crux Fermentation Project .
You can read all about the concept and see a cool video in the Bend Bulletin
Hope you enjoy the photos!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Foodies For Furkids

A couple of our friends on twitter came up with a great fundraising idea. How about an anipal cook book? But people recipes made by our furbabies.....With pictures and everything! And with proceeds going to help our anipal friends in need.
You have got to check this out.
Ours came in the mail today and I am very impressed with it.
There are great recipes in here I can't wait to try.

Here is a little sneak preview...

TSK checking out the book...

Daffy has to look too!

HEY!!! That's us! We look good!
Many of our pals contributed recipes
@3PhiBottecelli Phi and Sadie
@MewmewMurphy Murphy and Curly
@whskr Dashkitten
@TattleCat Herman, Adorapurr and Gidget
@NoCryBabyDogs Daffy and TSK
@LilyLuWhoT Lily and Luna

Each contributing pal has their own chef photo and bio.... how cool is that!
(pictured are just a few)

I already have some recipes picked out to try soon. I hope you order this cookbook. It's a great book for a great cause.... helping our friends in need.

A huge thanks to Skeeter's mom Kathy and Raphael's mom Deb for putting this book together.

You can order the cook book here: 
These would make the perfect gifts for your vet, groomer, dog walker, pet sitter, friends and family!

and after all that excitement it was time to take a nap in the parkas