Whatever Wednesday: Pet Fooled


Have you watched Pet Fooled yet? All pet owners need to watch it.

A few weeks ago, Pet Fooled was recommended to me by a friend. It’s an investigative documentary about the commercial pet food industry. I was intrigued. Xena’s been showing food sensitivities to her food for the past 3 months all of sudden so I’ve been doing some research online about different pet food. I rented it from Amazon and watched it with curiosity.

Our pets are part of our family and we want to give them the best of the world. Do you know exactly what is in the food you give to your pets? Until this documentary film, there has been no other film to study the pet food industry. Remember Food, Inc from 2008? That documentary started a passionate movement that has had a positive impact on consumer education and buying choices, animal welfare, national health advocacy, food industry and farming. Ultimately, having a positive impact on the food we eat today. There is still a lot to be improved so the movement is ongoing. Now it’s time to take a closer look at the commercial pet food industry.

Fast forward to 3 weeks, I had a pleasure meeting Kohl Harrington, the director of Pet Fooled in person! He was super nice in person and I wanted to learn more about the stories of making this documentary. Lucky for us, Kohl agreed to do a Q&A for our readers! Yeah~! Meanwhile, go watch the film and let me know what you think. 🙂 It’s available on Netflix and Amazon.


Whatever Wednesday: Road Trip

I don’t normal blog two days in a row but Whatever Wednesday sneaked up on me this week. We recently took a road trip to Nevada and wanted to share a few photos from the road with you guys.


Xena was not happy about being demoted to the cargo for the picture. HAHA



I can’t wait to share our trail adventures from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Both parks allowed dogs on the hiking trails. All parks should allow dogs on the trails if you ask me.

Head over to our Facebook page for videos from the trip!


Whatever Wednesday: Dog-tired




Hiking and playing in the snow is a lot fun but it sure is tiring 💤 Some parts of the trail were hidden under the snow so we had to scramble to find the trail again. I think scrambling in the deep snow tired her out the most. She bounced right back though after the power nap!

I am looking for waterproof booties for Xena. Any recommendations?


Best of 2016

Happy New Year! 🎉

Last year was full of adventures so I’ve been looking forward to writing this post. It’s fun for me to look back and recap what we did and think about what we can do more (or less) in the new year.

In 2016, we explored 58 trails in total and 37 of them were new to us. You could say we were busy. 😊 We made lots of happy memories together while doing it. Here is a roundup of some of the most popular posts from last year. I had fun collecting them. I hope you enjoy it!


Top 3 Most Liked Overall in 2016:

*Click on the name of the post below to get the trail info

#3 – China Flat in Oak Park

We did this hike on Mother’s Day and I got lots of “Happy Mother’s Day” from other hikers on the trail that day. That was a nice day…


#2 – Two posts made the 2nd place.

#1 – Three posts tied for the 1st place.


Top 3 Most Liked Hiking Stories and Pictures in 2016:

#3 – Four posts tied for the 3rd place

#2 – China Flat in Oak Park


#1 – Two stories tied for the 1st place


Top 3 Most Commented in 2016:

#3Potato Mountain via Evey Canyon


#2 – Three posts tied for the 2nd place

#1And the Celebration Continues


Now here is my personal list…

Most fun hike:  Mt Waterman

It’s really hard to choose one but I am going with Mt Waterman. This is where we tried out a hammock for the first time. I was careful not to flip us over. Ha! After that, I was hooked then Xena followed. When the weather gets nicer in the spring, we will be hammocking our way from a mountain to a mountain again.

Most challenging hike:  Bridge to Nowhere

Not only it’s little over 10 miles but it has a lot of obstacles. Lots of stream crossing and the heat exposure put this hike on the top of our challenging hike list. We hiked in May and September and it was easier in September with low stream level but the heat was still a factor.

Most fun writing:  Whatever Wednesday series

It’s always fun to write about random thoughts and ideas. 🙂

Thank you all for following along our adventures in 2016 and for your likes, comments and encouraging words. They all meant a lot to me so I sincerely Thank You. Happy New Year to you all!