Canine Siren, Pixel's World

The Canine Siren, Pt. 1

Living with Pixel certainly comes with benefits. Other than getting to spend our days with a cute, (sometimes too) energetic, lovable puppy, we also get the added value of a living alarm system.

Whether it’s a police cruiser racing down the street to a crime scene, a fire truck on its way to a four-alarm blaze, or an ambulance en route to the hospital, we can count on Pixel to do one thing: howl along with the siren.

Pixel has many different flavors of howl. Today we’re going to take a look at three of them.

The Deluxe Wolf Howl

Pixel goes all out, throwing his head back, and letting it all out in full primal mode:

The “I’m Busy” Howl

Pixel is busy begging, but he knows the world might end if he doesn’t sound the alarm, so he provides us with a half-hearted offering:

The Obligatory Howl

Pixel is sleeping, but his instincts won’t allow him to take a pass on the howl. No head or bodily movement is involved:

This is just a primer on the colorful and varied ways in which Pixel likes to “sound the alarm,” so check back later for more in this series!

Does your dog ever sing along to the sounds of the places you live? Let us know in the comments!

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Pixel Goes to Kubota Garden!

The weather is getting colder here in Seattle, but the rain has held off long enough to give us a uniquely beautiful fall. Normally, the rain would have washed all the colorful leaves off the trees by now, but not this year!

We decided that Pixel might like to take a trip to the beautiful Kubota Japanese Garden in South Seattle. We went early on a brisk Monday morning, so not only was the day still new, but we were the only group there. How fortunate!

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Pixel decided to take it easy by the pond at first so he could get used to the sights and smells.

One thing that seemed to really interest Pixel was the pond. Although there weren’t any Koi swimming around this time of year, Pixel was still excited to be around the water. Strange for a canine who usually tries his best to avoid swimming!

Pixel carefully inspects a narrow, stone bridge.

When Pixel came across a narrow, stone bridge crossing over the pond, he was clearly hesitant. His balance is quite good, but sometimes he gets nervous about falling in! (Not that he’s ever fallen in the water before. 😉 )

After some careful doggy deliberation, he mustered up the courage to take on the bridge full speed ahead! It was quite cold out–maybe he thought he could sniff out some of his beloved ice cream?

Pixel channels his inner beast and conquers the narrow pond bridges.  🐶

When Pixel was satisfied that he had properly shown-off on the little stone bridges, he was ready to move on to something bigger (safer?). He led us to a beautiful, red, Japanese-style bridge right next to some of the prettiest trees in the garden.

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All in all, Pixel had a ton of fun at Kubota Garden. Something tells us he can’t wait to go back!

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Pixel Goes to the Beach

Pixel took a trip to Ocean Shores, WA!


He really enjoyed playing on the beach…



Maybe a little too much for a dog that hates baths!


He even got to see a wild deer.


Pixel had a ton of fun on his trip, but it really wore him out!


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Say Hello to Pixel!

This is Pixel…


He’s a two year old Mini Australian Shepherd with a lot of energy! To be exact, he’s a Mini American Shepherd, but we like to use the Aussie terminology, since that’s what most people seem to recognize.

When Pixel was a puppy, like all dogs, he loved to play!


He still likes to play, but he also sleeps a lot…


When he isn’t hanging out by the window deep in thought, that is!


Pixel is going to be right here waiting for you, so check back often to see what’s going on in his world!