Happy 2nd Gotcha Day/ 8-ish Birthday to our Sweet Reet!
Rita partied like a rock star as she enjoyed a Starbucks puppuccino…
Margarita ran a Flex It Pink 5k to benefit less-fortunate dogs. Flext It Pink is a company run by two moms who are passionate about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. They began the company in 2013 to support, encourage, educate and empower other women in their healthy lifestyle and fitness journey. The Run for Rescues 5k benefited the Have a Heart Humane Society , whose mission is to rescue abandoned, abused and injured animals, provide low cost vaccinations and spay/neuter programs, educate the greater Tehachapi community (in CA) about responsible pet ownership, and partner with local organizations to develop and share resources for animal welfare.
Run like there’s a treat at the finish line!
Love is a 4-legged word!
Love our bling from this run!
This run benefited Have A Heart Humane Society
Margarita also did some birthday shopping at Pride Paws . Pride Paws’ mission is to provide job training and transitional employment experience to individuals with developmental disabilities who could not independently succeed in a traditional work environment.
Mom also made some pretty yummy bday meals and treats!
Breakfast: Bone-shaped sausage, dog house-shaped egg omelet, blueberries, and Pride Paws homemade treats
Dinner: Salmon, green beans, sweet potatoes, and apples
Red velvet cupcakes with pink icing (made from organic vegetable-based food coloring)
Making pink doggie ice cream with with pink icing (made from organic vegetable-based food coloring)
Pink doggie ice cream!
Serving Rita her pink cup cake and pink ice cream
Bday yard zoomies:
In the past year, Rita has graduated from obedience class, earned her Therapy Dog registration through Alliance of Therapy Dogs, was named the first District Therapy Dog for my school district, and had mastered all necessary obstacles in order to compete in an Agility trial. We can’t wait to see what adventures are awaiting Rita over the next year!
We love you, Margarita!
Hey, All…Did you know they have a National day of celebration in MY name???!!!
Yup, February 22 is National Margarita Day!
Hidden Sands Brewing Company just opened in 2016, and has a pretty neat story about how they obtain fresh water for their beer.
Hidden Sands Brewing Company dug down to tap the 800 foot deep fresh water aquifer in the area !
In addition, all Hidden Sands brews are made with quality, locally sourced ingredients.
Getting a closer look at the brewing tanks
Veteran owned, woman owned, and American crafted!
Backward Flag Brewery has a very cool atmosphere and delicious beer!
Located in the Jersey Pine Barrens (home of the infamous Jersey Devil – read more about it HERE …and HERE ! ), Pinelands Brewing Company is a homegrown nano-brewery.
The spirit of the Pinelands influences the names of their signature brews and the laid-back atmosphere in the taproom.
Their water is obtained from the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer, which is known to contain some of the best all-natural drinking water in the world.
We enjoyed the beer, atmosphere, and people at this brewery!
Atco Brewing Company brews in small batches and is located in Southern NJ.
You can view their current beer menu by clicking HERE . Here’s our flight:
What’s YOUR superpower ?!?!
Sharpies are provided to write your name on the post!
They even have a “Stowaway Membership” that includes:
- Invite to stowaway events (4 per year) for early access to experimental stowaway brew/recipes
- Includes one free flight and a pint at each event
- Reduced price beer at each event
- 1 Stowaway Pint Glass
- 1 Stowaway T-Shirt
- Reduced renewal rate for subsequent years
Another day, another brewery! Sniffing out dog friendly watering holes one beer at a time!
Berlin Brewing Company was founded in 2014.
They have an extremely cool tasting room they call the Pastime Tap Room, as it is filled with baseball memorabilia.
Sharpies are provided so you can add your name to the flight stand… can you find ours in both of the pics below?
Good beer and good times! If you visit around Christmas – we highly suggest the Holly Jolly Winter Warmer!