Fall Picnic with Amelia

Adventures, Fall, For Doggies

Fall Picnic with Amelia

Amelia is so fun. I’m not sure if you saw but she made an appearance on Martha Stewart’s Instagram. Is this me gloating? YES IM VERY PROUD OF HER. Bringing Amelia into our little family has been the best decision because she makes everything that much more fun.

She makes ordinary walks fun. Have you ever seen a dog get scared of a trash bag? That happens. She makes friends with everyone, including every child she’s ever met. She’s genuinely so happy all the time that it’s hard to be mad at life’s little annoyances.

Fall Picnic with Amelia

We go on picnics with her all the time, which is sometimes difficult because she tries to eat our food. One time she ate someone fancy prosciutto! Someone I didn’t even know. Luckily he thought it was funny but OMG HOW EMBARRASSING!

Fall Picnic with Amelia

When Stella & Chewy’s reached out to me for their Everyday Awesome campaign I was happy to tell my story about how Amelia make everyday awesome for me.
Amelia LOVES their food.

We started bringing a small snack for Amelia on picnics so she gets it in her brain that she also gets to eat, which hopefully will make it so she doesn’t eat our food. Amelia eats mostly raw so Stella & Chewy’s is perfect for her.

Fall Picnic with Amelia

Fall Picnic with Amelia

She’s actually been eating it since she was a baby and she loves it! We use Stella & Chewy’s as a meal mixer so we’ll mix this into dry food (if we’re on a picnic or on a roadtrip) or add it to the pumpkin puree and veggies she eats (at home).

Fall Picnic with Amelia

Fall Picnic with Amelia

Fall Picnic with Amelia

You may be asking yourself, Why is she wearing doggles? And that’s a good question! Well, the answer is that she loves to stick her head out the window (like every dog) but I recently became slightly worried that a teeny rock would jump up and hurt her eyeballs so I figured maybe she needs eye protection!

She completely and wholeheartedly disagrees with me. But she surprisingly wears them and doesn’t try and take them off, I honestly have no idea why she indulges me.

Josh’s eyes roll back into his head every time I get her to wear them. His eyes also roll back when I make her wear her raincoat when it’s raining out.

Fall Picnic with Amelia

All of them are a struggle in the beginning but eventually she gives in and is like whatever mom.

As for our fall picnic: it goes something like this! Sandwiches with a bit of salami, swiss cheese, sliced cornichons and roasted squash.

We also always bring hard apple cider and some cookies. These were pumpkin amaretti cookies, which were good but not good enough to share yet!
And usually there are chips but we forgot to buy them. That’s it! We keep it simple on picnics, for dogs and humans alike.

Fall Picnic with Amelia

Fall Picnic with Amelia

(This post is sponsored by Stella & Chewy’s. Thanks for supporting that keep A Cozy Kitchen (and Amelia!) cozy! And if you like, you can post your dog’s excitement about Meal Mixers via photo or video on thieir Facebook page or on your Instagram along with #MealMixerChallenge. Be sure to include the package in your shot! They’re giving away a grand prize that includes $1,000 in Meal Mixers and a PetChatz pet cam valued at $400.)

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  • Reply Lily November 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Yum! What type of hard cider do you recommend?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 5, 2016 at 8:16 am

      I really like the hard cider from “crispin” you can find it at Whole Foods!

      • Reply Lily November 9, 2016 at 8:02 pm


  • Reply Cindy A. November 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Aww… a corgi wearing goggles! There is no way I will ever see anything cuter than that. 😉

  • Reply Leigh November 6, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Where did you get those copper cups?

  • Reply Weekly Reads - The Hoot Eats November 6, 2016 at 10:15 am

    […] A picnic with a dog wearing doggles. Everything about this is awesome. […]

  • Reply Amanda November 7, 2016 at 7:22 am

    This is the cutest idea EVER!!!!! I love it!! As always your blog is full of great ideas and fun!!

  • Reply Jasmine November 7, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Obsessed with those doggles! Would you consider hosting a pet friendly meet and greet for readers to meet you and Amelia and bring our dogs?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      awww I wish we could do this! Amelia can be sorta bratty with other doggies :/ But you should come to the LA event, you can bring your dog.

  • Reply Marcia S. November 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I love Amelia!

  • Reply Tina W November 9, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Is Amelia bratty with cats? I feel like my cats would like her because they too are TERRIFIED of trash bags.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 10, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Umm…no she’s sorta terrified of cats. But she’s so curious and she wants to be all of their friends but none of them want to be friends with her. It’s so sad!

  • Reply Christy November 11, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I love this! And I love to hear that you feed Amelia raw too because my cats are raw fed and people think I’m just being weird lol. 🙂

  • Reply Stevie March 16, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    I love the idea of making her feel like she’s a part of the experience of a picnic rather than just bringing her along! So cute!