Meet the newest member of our family, Blue. Or as we sometimes call him, Blueberry. Or Blue Magoo. Or Mr. Magoobers. Or our newest nickname, Booberry. A German Shorthair Pointer, our three-legged rescue is the sweetest, cuddliest, most ball obsessed dog there is. He’s only been with us a few months but has quickly squirmed his way into our home and hearts.

Thank you to Abound for sponsoring the giveaway at the end of this post!Β 

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If you follow me on Instagram than you’ve likely seen pictures of Blue and our other dog, Nacho, spooning their doggie hearts out. You can see them all if you search the hashtag #NachoandBlue on Instagram. I thought Blue deserved a proper introduction and an entire post because his story is so awesome. And the bond he and Nacho share is nothing short of amazing. It is truly the best thing ever.

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We weren’t looking to get another dog. My husband is adamantly a one dog kind of guy. But the thing is, Nacho, our 1.5 Lab mix is a handful. And I mean handful. Let’s just say she comes by the nickname “Naughty Nacho” honestly. While she’s a total lover and SO good with the kids and other dogs and people, she’s also full of energy and never seems to tire. And she likes to chew when you leave her alone. I couldn’t help but wonder if she’d do better with another dog to entertain her. So I guess when I say we weren’t looking to get another dog, what I really meant is my husband wasn’t looking to get another dog. I was totally open to the idea.

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We send Naughty Nacho to a local doggy daycare, Fetch. It’s pretty much this awesome place where Nacho can go run around like a mad woman with all her doggy friends and then come home exhausted. Seriously, it’s the best. In January when it was snowing feet of snow in Park City and because we couldn’t get Nacho the kind of exercise she needed (duh- we were snowboarding everyday!), we were sending her a few times a week. She also did some overnights as we were spending the weekends at our favorite ski resort. This is how we met Blue.

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Blue was hit by a car on Thanksgiving. The owners, for whatever reason, choose to euthanize him. I can’t imagine making that choice and I’ve had to let it go because otherwise I drive myself crazy wondering if his last family misses him or why they made/had to make that choice. Blue was in pretty bad shape. But the vet tech saw something in him and got the owners to sign him over to her care. She then found a vet to perform the necessary procedure(s) to save Blue. To the angels at Advanced Veterinary Care in Salt Lake, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! Blue ended up losing his back right leg and his back left paw was pretty beat up as well. The vet tech that rescued him quickly started looking for a shelter that could take a dog that needed some serious TLC. Blue ended up at Nuzzles & Co., a local no-kill animal shelter in Summit County. Once he was taken in by the shelter Nuzzles needed to find a foster family that could care for a dog that needed special attention because of his state. That’s where Fetch comes in! Tori (who runs the joint) along with her parents, took Blue in and gave him the care he needed to get back on his feet.

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Nacho took a liking to Blue immediately. As in they were sleeping together each night and quickly became inseparable. I got text when we were at Powder Mountain one weekend with a picture of Blue and Nacho spooning and a quick one liner from Tori saying that she a had a dog she thought we should meet. The rest, they say, is history. I begged my husband to meet Blue. He resisted. We met him. I then begged my husband to let us foster him for a week or so just to see how he would fit into our family. Again, my husband resisted. We fostered him anyway. The boys and I were all in and totally smitten from the get go. It’s like Blue knew he had to win my husband over because he would follow my husband around and snuggle up to him whenever he sat down on the couch or bed. He would literally climb on my husband, like a lap dog, and burrow himself into my husbands side. I quickly saw my husband falling for him one snuggle at a time. On day three of fostering Blue, my husband came out of the bedroom and said, “Do you know what Nacho just told me?” “What?” I replied, thinking that dogs don’t talk but whatever. “Nacho told me that because we saved her, she wanted to pay it forward and save Blue. So if you want to keep him I guess I’m board.”

We officially adopted him that week.

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These dogs have an awesome love story. And they’re best friends for sure. And even though we technically rescued these dogs, Nacho really rescued Blue. And they, with a doubt, give us exponentially more than we could ever give them. Sure we give them a warm bed, food, exercise and love but what they give us is so much more. These dogs love and protect my boys. They love and protect each other. They give me a reason to get outside every day and walk them. They are simply the best. And WE are the lucky ones to have them. Not the other way around. Not a day goes by that either my boys, myself or my husband (who’s fallen for Blue the hardest, btw) say how happy we are that Blue is in our family. As Jerry Maguire would say, he completes us. πŸ™‚


Because this is such a feel good post today, I’m teaming up with Abound Natural Pet Food for a fun giveaway and I’m thrilled about it. I’ve has an awesome relationship with Abound for awhile now- they used to send my sweet Chubby the best care packages- and since adopting Nacho and Blue, they’ve been SO encouraging and supportive. In fact, when I told them my older soon has been loving taking extra treats and food to the shelter to share, Abound sent me a stack of coupons to pay forward to the shelter and Fetch. In one word: awesome! Since Abound is a Kroger company, you can find their products at your local Kroger (Smiths in Utah) making it an easy one stop shopping! We love to use the Wet Food in cans as a filler in Kongs. I freeze them and use them as a special treat for the doggies. The Grain Free Sticks are how I lure them into their crates when we have to leave the house!

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Abound has graciously offered to host a giveaway in honor of Blue’s story!
The giveaway will include:

-Coupon for free ABOUND dry dog or cat food
-Dog treats
-$100 Kroger gift card
-Stylish collapsible bowl (which is awesome for hiking. It clips on top my pants and I can easily fill it with water or food for the dogs!)

Thanks for taking the time to read Blue’s story. He, Nacho and the rest of our family thank you! Have a great weekend! xo, Kelley

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46 Responses to Meet Blue + Abound Giveaway

  1. Sonya says:

    I call him T – for Tolstoy, his name, and terror (because he also likes to chew things – but we love him so!)

  2. Alison H. says:

    Griffin is G-Man & Sherman is the sherminator! I love the story of Blue & Nacho…so adorable!

  3. Lara says:

    Lucy is Lucy-loo and Cassidy is Diddy! Love your pups stories! πŸ™‚

  4. Corinne says:

    I call my dad’s 2 sheep dogs the sheepies, sheeples, and tweedle dum and tweedle dee. Maude gets called Mod Podge a bunch, too.

  5. Cori says:

    I have a Louie (cockapoo) and Ernest (who knows…Dalmation/lab/pointer/heeler/herder?) and I call them both Boo.

  6. Kara says:

    That is the sweetest story!! We have a rescue Doberman, Suzie Q. We call her Su-beans

  7. laura says:

    I call all three of our rescues muffins!

  8. Christine says:

    I have a 2 year old Border Collie and we call her Mollywog, Mollymoo, Mol, my husband calls her Potato (?) and when she is naughty, she becomes Molly Margaret :). She is a bundle of love who has coiled herself around our hearts. Your story is beautiful and brought tears to my eyes.

  9. Mami2jcn says:

    Our poodle Cocoa was called Cokie.

  10. Prasert says:

    My dog’s name is Teddy but we call him fluffy since he’s just a cute ball of fur

  11. SharonK says:

    I can’t even begin to thank you enough for saving the life of this wonderful dog. We are GSP parents, currently living with two sweet girls and sadly losing our first about four years ago. They are absolutely the best dogs–a little bit crazy–but the sweetest, most cuddly and loving, faithful pets you will ever have. You should join the German Shorthair Pointer Club on Facebook. We all love our dogs ad post pictures and silly (and sometimes sad) comments daily. It’s fun! Take care of this baby–he will serve your family well! SharonK

  12. Holly says:

    It’s not at all original, but I usually call her “puppy” even though she’s anything but at this point πŸ™‚

  13. Will G says:


  14. Dan D. says:

    Our Boston Terrier’s name is Willow. She is a 3 year old ball of energy that loves us both unconditionally. My wife and I are grandparents, but Willow is our recipe to keeping us young. So happy for the joy that Blue has brought to your household.
    By the way, your husband didn’t stand a chance of not adopting Blue!!!

  15. Heather S says:

    We call our Bernese Dukie πŸ™‚

  16. anne says:

    We call one of ours “sulky” because he sulks when he wants treats and we don’t give them to him right away. It’s cute but makes us sad… and it works to his advantage.

  17. Teelei says:

    2 GSPs most commonly Augs & Ellie-bean

  18. Carolsue says:

    Our dog’s name is Jasper. Sometimes we call him Jazzie or Jasbo.

  19. Rachel says:

    I call our cat (Huey) hunani.

  20. Melissa says:

    We have a Chorkie (Chihuahua and Yorkie) named Rock aka Rock Monster and a Mini Schnauzer named Cruz or Cruzzy B. Rock is a rescue and Cruz is 14, Rock takes really good care of him!

  21. Great story/Good deed! Geordie is Geordo unless he is Bad dog and Freddie is Fees unless as she is Bad Girl!

  22. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Ricky! Love the photos you took!!

  23. Kelly D says:

    I call our pet Buddy.

  24. Kel says:

    Such a sweet story. And I love the name Naughty Nacho. My first dog was Ace!

  25. Erin Ellis says:

    Our dog’s name is Bruce Wayne (the Great Dane) so I like to call him The Bat. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  26. Vunda V says:

    i guess our nicknames are longer than their real names – Nala is NalaKoala, and Moose is Moosegoose.

  27. Elle says:

    We call our dog JJ a lot.

  28. Nicole says:

    We have a Viszla named Dizzy (aka Dizzmal, Dizzy Doo, Dizz). πŸ™‚

  29. Realia M says:

    We call our dog “bean” or “boodle” a lot!

  30. Vera K says:

    I call my dog Buddy all the time.

  31. Tracie Cooper says:

    Our dog Nellie’s nickname is Cheesy Burger for her favorite treat!

  32. Melanie says:


  33. Sacia says:

    Ours is called Puddles. Her real name is Pebbles but she is still a puppy…:)

  34. GB says:

    Her nickname is M&M.

  35. Candice Dyer says:

    I have a habit of calling my cat “meow mix”, LOL

  36. Her name is Hazel, but her nickname is Hazel-Nut – bc she is a crazy little nut πŸ™‚

  37. Taylor Closet says:

    Our dog nickname is Maggie Moo.

  38. Neena says:

    I loved reading your post today! Our old man is Hunter, but he has a million nicknames, including Huntstuff and the Pumpkin. He’s an elderly boxer and we love him dearly!

  39. Ali Celestino says:

    I call my girl Piggy she is a lab and will try eating anything.

  40. Susan Young says:

    My 1year old lab’s name is Gunner, but his nickname is Jaboodie. I have no idea how he became Jaboodie! He is a wild thing!

  41. Stephanie says:

    I don’t have a great nickname for my poochie, but the list includes Bell-bell, muffins, dorkus, etc. Not the dog we thought we would adopt. We got her from a prison training program, but had showed up to meet two other dogs. Neither worked out, so they offered to show us one more who had just been dropped off. I never thought we would adopt a red heeler, but I can’t imagine life without her.

  42. Linda says:

    Sammy, Sam I Am and Samster.

  43. Michele W says:


  44. kristin s says:

    Our old gal Zoe is zo-zo, girly girl, zoe o e o e. Our cats have a more extensive list of ever-being-created nicknames (Demo is Ding-Dong, demolition, baby boy, d-man, Elinor is meowy pants, ellie belly, smelly ellie, and smelibus elibus…poor cats).

  45. Denise Jensen says:

    Our dogs names are Piper and Coco…we tend to call them both Goober.

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