Sport Turns Five!

Our baby is FIVE! On February 6, our baby Sport turned five years old! To celebrate I am sharing five of my favorite recent photos and some of the fun ways we celebrated.

Sport starting out with a Celebration Cake from Three Dog Bakery. We chose the peanut butter version this time and he loved it! You can refrigerate it for up to a week so we cut it up into a few pieces so he could have some all week.

Picture #2  – That lip just kills me – he definitely knows how to make us feel guilty about leaving for work.

On his birthday, we took Sport to doggie daycare and they sent him home with a birthday goody bag. He couldn’t wait to get home and check it out.

Picture #3 – This picture mostly cracks me up, because I have no idea how he is even on the couch! This was on Christmas Eve and we were pooped! He is really just a little cuddlebug most of the time and I love this picture because he never wants to leave my side.

On his birthday, we got Sport some refills for his chipmunk log from Zippy Paws. You can refill it with chipmunks and he has to dig them out of this log. It is really cute and he has fun playing with it.

Picture #4 – We didn’t even pose this – he was holding his favorite puppy love squeaky toy and I was able to snap this. His little teeth are so adorable!

We also got Sport a little squeaky “Dog Perignon” toy for his birthday, but he was too tired to finish it off after all the excitement.

Picture #5 – His face in this picture is the cutest! That little tongue!

Happy Birthday Sport! We love you!

To read more posts about Sport, click here.

BarkBox August 2016 Unboxing

If you decide to treat your pup to their own BarkBox, you can click the link here and use the code “SPORT” to try one for free and Sport gets a free box added on to his account.


Before I kick off the review, I have to mention how awesome the BarkBox app is. You can watch the progress of your box and it lists each month’s item so you can quickly and easily reorder it at the BarkBox price. You can also get a sneak peek of what’s coming in the next box.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a theme and this month’s BarkBox did not disappoint! The theme was “California Droolin'” and it could not have been cuter!


The BarkBox “PUPS” magazine killed me! Too cute!


Sport knows these boxes are for him, so he was definitely droolin’ to see what was inside:


1. Tito’s Taco ($14)

For me, this was the highlight of the box. This taco was the cutest thing I have ever seen! There were different layers that were velcroed together and the outside taco shell made a crinkly, crunchy noise. The middle layer had two squeakers hidden in there. Sport killed the squeaker layer, but left the rest intact, so I wish there was a replaceable middle layer I could get to reuse it.



2. Chompin’ Charlie ($9)

Sport loved this little shark and immediately went to town on getting the squeaker out. This toy was such high quality, the stuffing was really nice and it was tightly put together which made the squeaker harder to get to.


3. Emerald Pets 12 inch Piggy Twizzie

When I was trying to unwrap this, I accidentally dropped it on the floor and it broke in half. So I ended up giving Sport only half of this at a time. He devoured the first half and then when I gave him the second half a few days later he wasn’t as interested. He may have been full though or not sure how to eat it. I ended up breaking up the second half for him.


4. House of Pups Fish Taco Treats ($6)

These were too adorable with the theme! These little whitefish “taco” treats were shaped like little fishes blending hearty flaxseed, peas, tomato, and cheddar cheese into a chickpea batter. Sport approved!


5. Honest Love Lamb & Honey Seaside Snacks ($6)

Sport loved these lamb and honey flavored seaside snacks. These are made in the USA and are grain-free biscuits made from a chickpea flour batter, blended with tapioca, flaxseed, and potatoes.


We are thrilled with our first two BarkBoxes and can’t wait to see what’s coming in the September box!

If you would like to try one for yourself, you can click the link here and use the code “SPORT” to get a free Barkbox for your pup and Sport gets a free box added on to his account.

To read more posts about Sport, click here.

Sport Sabourin: One Year Later

It’s been a year since we adopted our Cocker Spaniel, Sport and everyday with him has been a joy. We’ve had an amazing year and I wanted to share some of our favorite highlights along the way. From the day we brought him home, we fell in love with his sweet face. We blew this picture up and have it hanging in our bedroom.

Meet Sport

On Halloween, Sport couldn’t decide if he would rather have tricks or treats. This video cracks me up so I had to share:

Sport blends into our couch and I can’t tell you how many times one of us has walked through the living room and asked “Where’s Sport?” only to find him laying on the couch.

Sport Blends Into Couch

During Christmas he was such a hoot – I had purchased a few things for him to open on Christmas and put them in the guest room to wrap up. He knew there was something in there for him, so he sat outside the door.

Christmas Dog Collage

In January, we discovered Sport’s super cute pouty lip:

Sport Pouty Lip

Later that month, he was a trooper when he had to get his shots:

Sport Shots Collage

In February, Sport turned 4 and we celebrated with presents and a special doggie birthday cake:

Sport's Birthday

Birthday Cake

One of his presents was a treat tower which he loves:

On Fat Tuesday, Sport enjoyed a donut and a Busy Bone:

Fat Tuesday Collage

On Valentine’s Day, Sport got his sloppy kisses and puppy love toys.

Sloppy Kisses

Since then puppy love has been Sport’s favorite toy. He carries it around like it’s his prized possession.

Puppy Love Collage

Most of the time Sport is very tired:

Sport Tired

But he does love a car ride:

Car ride

Sport loves his squeaker toys and carrying around the little squeakers (don’t worry, he doesn’t chew them, after stops the squeaking he likes to carry them around and hide them).

Sport's Giraffe

In any case, we can’t get enough of this face:

Sport's toy

So for our one year anniversary, we’ve decided to treat our boy to his very own monthly BarkBox. I can’t wait to see what fun treats he gets each month. I’m planning to share each month’s box and link to his favorite treats and toys. If you would like to try one for yourself, you can click the link here and use the code “SPORT” to get a free Barkbox for your pup and Sport gets a free box added on to his account.

I’m creating a new Sport category on the blog, so if you would like to read more about our sweet little boy, click here.

Introducing Sport Sabourin

In case you missed my announcement on social media, John and I are expanding our family. Two weeks ago we adopted an adorable Cocker Spaniel named Sport.

Meet Sport

How did this all come about you ask? Well I was at work on a Wednesday, when I received a text from John saying “Can we keep him????” with the attached Facebook post:

Facebook Post

And then the conversation sort of went like this:

Me: “Oh he is really cute.”

John: “I want him.”

Me: Asking a number of questions about him, who was giving him up, etc.

John: “…I was only half serious.”

Me: “I’m not opposed. Is he potty trained? Well, we were going to each get one anyways so I’m not opposed.”

And after many more texts, he was ours.

John: “Ok. Let’s do this.”

Me: “He’s our boy, lol.”

That was a paraphrase, but I wanted to remember the highlights. As the conversation was happening, I was messaging with the owner to get more information and set up a time to meet Sport. Then we just decided to go for it and set up a time on the following Saturday to pick him up and take him home. My birthday was the day before and this made it the best one ever.

Sport Collage

When we went to pick him up, we instantly fell in love with this sweet boy. We brought him home and spent the whole weekend spoiling him. On Monday, we started Sport in his new routine. For those of you who know me, you know that I am not a morning person, but I have been getting up at 5:30 a.m. every morning to take Sport on an hour walk. I think John is blown away that I have kept it up for two weeks already!

On Tuesday we took him to the groomer to get him cleaned up, which wasn’t his favorite thing, but I’m sure he felt a lot better:

post haircut

We just love our little fur baby and we can’t stop photographing him:

Sport Collage2

Sport does have a little separation anxiety, but that is to be expected. We found out that we are Sport’s third owners. His first owners bought him as a puppy and only kept him for two weeks. Then he was with his last family for about three years until this past year when he was moved to a temporary situation. His world has been turned upside down and it sort of breaks my heart that he’s had so much upheaval. He is the sweetest little pup and I am so happy to say that he is in his forever home with us.

Sport snuggling in his new bed

Sport snuggling in his new bed

He’s been doing great since we brought him home and is settling into his new schedule. John and I couldn’t be happier to have him. We can’t imagine our lives without him and he is the perfect addition to our family.


This little guy just melts my heart. We are so lucky to have him in our family. Stay tuned for many more pictures of this handsome pup!

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