Training Tuesday: Cali shows the @cuddleclones how to walk nicely on a leash. @blue9petproducts balance harness and multi leash being used.
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Frost and Fitzroy: “Hi Mom! We have our tongues out and a big brotherly hug so Santa will know how good we are!” .
Me: “Oh yes - you two are just the picture of innocence! I know you’re just lobbying for Santa’s Nice List!”
Happy #TOT from these Two! .
Huge Thank You to @hikingdogsofinsta for choosing Fitzroy’s photo for 3rd Place in the Ultimate Hiking Adventures Contest! Since we love sharing our hiking adventures it was the perfect contest for our crew- Frost is just jealous I entered Fitzroy instead of him...😂😜
When the sun goes down, we’ll be groovin’. When the sun goes down, we’ll be feeling alright. When the sun sinks down over the water, everything gets hotter when the sun goes down.
Kuiper asked me today about (in his words) "the FCC trying to neuter the Internet." I told him that I'd try to explain what's going on and why I feel it's an extremely important issue that affects all of us here on Instagram. He responded with bath face, illustrated here.
As of 2015, Internet providers are regulated under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, which classifies ISPs as "telecommunications services." This means they they are unable to "make any unjust discrimination in charges, practices, classifications, regulations, facilities, or services."
Exhibit B (swipe) is a map of broadband Internet competition in the United States from fcc.gov, with data as of June 2016. As you can see, the vast majority of Americans don't have more than 2 companies to choose from. Due to this lack of competition, I believe it is fair to use electric companies as an analogy. It's not perfect, but hopefully it will make sense.
You don't usually get to choose your electricity provider, at least where I live. I might pay more if I use more kWh, but I have a reasonable expectation that I can plug any brand of electronic into an outlet and it will work. In this analogy, without net neutrality, Apple could make a deal with your electric company so that Android phones, or non-Macbook laptops won't charge (or would charge very, verrrryyy slloowwwwly.) Conversely, if you were traveling in an area with a different provider, you might not be able to charge your iPhone because they made their agreement with Samsung. They could decide to charge you extra for the use of your dishwasher, or they could severely restrict the number of outlets you can use.
The problem with undoing the 2015 Title II decision, which would re-classify ISPs as "information services" under Title I, is that a 2014 court ruling established that non-discrimination rules don't apply to information services.
The FCC is slated to vote on this on Thursday, December 14th. If you too believe this is bad news bears, phone or make a post and tag your congresspeople (you can find out who they are at whoismyrepresentative.com) or check out the link in my bio (run by a nonpartisan organization.)
I wish I could learn to love like her. No matter how hard we try, us humans simply aren't capable of this sort of love. We don't have the capacity. You may want to argue with me, "But we do, Megan!" But really, we don't. Why? Because we have thought. And with thought comes ego. I know, deep ass shit. But, it's the honest truth. She lives her entire life in the present moment. Right here. Right now. And then...right here right now again. Whether survival tells them to, or....? That's the way their consciousness works giving them the ability to truly, unconditionally love. That's why they are our best friends. There's no room for judgement or comparison or jealousy or insecurity or proudness. We can literally do anything and they'll still love us. We have obviously seen that become ugly (dog abuse) but for the most part, it's actually such a beautiful lesson and reminder for us to do our best to try and love the same way. Unconditionally. #lifelessonsfromlolabean#filmborn#800z
Those begging eyes 😩
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Where the Wild Things Are... (Right here! I am the wild thing!)
Time to spread some holiday cheer (and make sure I'm on Santa's nice list) with a special holiday giveaway! 💙🎉 #santaslittlehelper#giveawaytime .
You guys, I've come up with the perfect plan to get on Santa's nice list - I'm helping give away free presents!! 😍🎁 I've partnered with @poochmo.inc to give three lucky pups a box of Poochmo toys worth $25! And let me tell ya, these toys are so cool! 😎 There are monsters and puffballs and super cute animals, perfect for stuffing stockings or Christmas gifts...or to keep for yourself. 😉 .
The rules are simple: .
🎄 Follow @poochmo.inc and @reidathegolden .
🎄 Like this post 💙 .
🎄 Leave a comment telling us why you should be on the nice list! 🎁 .
🌟 Bonus! Share this post in your story for an additional entry! (make sure to tag us so we see it) ☺️ .
That's it! The contest runs through midnight Friday 12/15. Winners will be randomly drawn and announced on Saturday 12/16! 🎉 .
* Contest is limited to public accounts, 18 years or older, and US or Canadian accounts only (sorry our international furriends!). This contest is not affiliated with Instagram *
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! ✨Photo by @mylittle.cricket #pnwonderdogs
Inversion has settled into Portland, it is so warm at the mountain that snow is melting rapidly, and the Columbia Gorge is ridiculously windy and freezing. Don’t let this picture fool ya, the wind was whipping and behind me up high on the hill was a mountain covered in frost providing for some freezing hiking conditions. Winter is stuck. It needs to snow. And I have a cold. Bah humbug.
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. So... Which one is this?
Still under the tree. Growing is hard work.
happy hump day furends!❣️
It should be illegal to take photos before you get morning pets to fix your fur. #bedhead
Peering over the edge of the week like, where’s the weekend?
Side note: we do have snow! I just haven’t gotten our snowy pics off my camera yet 🤦🏼♀️😂
Mom I really wish you would quit telling me to sit still. That's a hard thing for me to do!
When you tell Stella she’s getting a “present” 😂 The countdown is on, 12 more sleeps till we all roll out of bed to open our presents. Doggos included! Let’s face it, dog people are not hard to shop for but if you’re still searching (scrambling) for that special gift we’ve got something for you!
🎄Get Personalized (because who doesn’t love that?) Silhouette Prints with your choice of breed, colour and the pups’ name!
🎄Head over to the @conkberry website under the Custom Pet Portrait section
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