Jeep Wave: Be nice, be kind, do the right thing.

Jeep Wave
Jeep Wave!  When we bought the Jeep I learned of the magical Jeep Wave.  I was told of the wave and I understood I had taken on responsibility in my purchase.  All Jeepers are in a special club and we should take our obligations seriously.  Someone is stuck, unstick them.  Someone waves, wave back.   It is basically how we keep a civil society.  There are rules and there is a point system. I don’t actually know how that all works, an older Jeep is worth more points and I think the y...

Guest Posts – We want em. Plus you get free stuff!

Guest Posts
Hey you, yes that’s right YOU. Send us a story with some pictures. Why? Because we like to hear about other folks adventures with their dogs. The best way to do that?  Guest posts. What’s in it for you besides fame? Gratitude? Good Karma? OK fine; how about a couple of stickers? A tee shirt?  I would say more, but the reality is I need to get my fat backside off my skinny wallet. This is an endeavor of love, not riches. It is a journey of sharing, best shared via the web on a guest ...

2017 and beyond, Hoodlum and Suki are ready to ring in the New Year.

Hoodlum and Suki are ready to ring in the New Year of 2017.  Not sure what they have planned for the big night but I have no doubt it will be off the hook.  We will likely awake January 1st with random balls strewn about the house and cookies left on the table.  We might even have an odd houseguest we weren’t planning on.  Those two are quite the partiers when you aren’t watching closely. There always seem to be a whirlwind of activity from November to January and I think I am star...

Mexican Pickled Carrots, yes we are fans of the good.

Mexican Pickled Carrots
Because it is apparently my goal to learn all things Mexican cooking, and because I really really like pickled carrots, I set about to make some Mexican Pickled Carrots.  They will go well with the Pozole no doubt. The process is stupid simple.  Word of caution – this is pickling, not canning, so keep the Mexican Pickled Carrots in the fridge when you are done.  OK, enough with that.  Onto the good stuff: Get a couple bags of carrots.  For this adventure we used two  two pound b...

I am tired, very very tired.

I am tired
Part of our third rail.  Read at your own risk you may get torked, ehh it happens.  To the more liberal among us, let me help you out.  I am a typical Presidential under vote.  This year I was not.  I understand Trump is not perfect.  Mrs. Clinton was not either.  I voted for Mr. Trump. Why?  Basically I am tired.  I am tired of being called a racist, misogynist, bigot and everything else.  I am tired of having the government shove ideas down my throat by decree and bureaucracy....

Dog Treats almost guilt free and fun to make

dog treats

Dog Treats, Diets, and Holiday Baking.

Good evening and welcome to cooking with (for) Hoodlum.  Jeff stumbled upon a recipe recently for homemade dog treats.  He also recently put us on a diet and that means no baking for me.  Now this is how it is, if I love you, I want to feed you.  Not oatmeal or fruit, I want to feed you really tasty, sweet, I Love You food.  See how good he is?  He found me something to get my need to bake and love feed out with. dog treatsYou know what is the best part ...

Elections, Tears and the Precious Generation

Man oh man, has life been a bit busy of late. Between work and home and well you know all the stuff that can pile up into our lives we haven’t had much time for other things. Although the sister was in town and we did indeed have the opportunity to take a run over to Sedona and look around and take in the beauty. We even did a quick Jeep trail. Schnebly Hill Road. This is a rocky, bumpy road. It is however very pretty. We stopped and took some pictures, had a few laughs, and just enjoyed ea...

SeaDoo Spark – Enjoy with your partner in crime.

SeaDoo Spark
We booked time for the dogs at the vet/kennel to head out to western Arizona to see about the SeaDoo Spark.  As most things in life there has to be wrench thrown into the system. The night before Hoodlum was acting as if something was wrong, he didn’t seem sick yet something just wasn’t right.  We poked and prodded but he was keeping the ailment to himself.  As the man is heading back into town after an inspection I took the dogs to see their friends at Star Valley Vet for a two night ...

Fat Dog Friday! The voice of Hoodlum has been found.

Fat Dog Friday! There are those dogs that are food aggressive.  Hoodlum is not food aggressive, i.e. you can stick your hand in his food bowl and he will totally eat around it.  He is however food motivated.  Look, if you had a hot dog, preferably with chili, he might push you in front of a truck and then leap to save the dog.  He wouldn’t growl or bite but he would definitely try to come up with a way to distract you.  This is my introduction of Hoodlum and Fat Dog Friday.  He is pro...

First stop – Apache Motorcycle Mesa. That did not go as planned.

Apache Motorcycle Mesa
I have decided to get rid of my current street bike.  Time to admit I was wrong. No shame in that, just not for me. I come from a lifetime of riding dirt bikes. Very accustomed to sitting on a lighter bike, full upright, over the tank. Figured I could adopt to a cruiser / bagger style. Nope. Just not for me. Square peg / round hole.  Not to the point of danger, but never gonna be to the point of “enjoyment.”  Had a Honda CTX 1300 Deluxe.  I know it is a great bike if it is your thing....

Free T-Shirts. Fun too. Free and Fun? Sign us up! –

Oh it is that time of year!  Free gift with purchase at the makeup counters at the mall.  But this is better.  These are totally free t-shirts.  I used to get really excited for these as well, I could barely afford the basics so the few extras were always a treat.  But there is nothing better than getting something for free.  It is like winning a prize. So here comes the announcement, are you ready? We have Free T-Shirts just for you!!!!  That is right!  We have free T-Shirts and w...