Monday, February 8, 2016

New Chicken Soup for the Soul book, My Very Good, Very Bad Dog

 I've got some exciting news. One of my stories is in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul, My Very Good Very Bad Dog, and it's available starting tomorrow!

From the publisher: They come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. From goofy to guard, from hero to ham, and everywhere in between, our dogs are important and beloved members of our families. Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog will have readers of all breeds laughing, commiserating, and maybe even shedding a tear. These 101 heartwarming, humorous and completely true stories about our canine companions are sure to touch every dog lover's soul. Perfect for "man's best friend's" best friend.

My story is called Golden Oldies, and it's about Brooks, who we adopted when he was 11 years old, and how this led to Mike and I having a heart for rescuing senior dogs. And Ike, 9 years old, is here posing with the book, showing you that he is one of those awesome golden oldies we love!

If you love true, heartwarming, funny stories about dogs, check out Chicken Soup for the Soul, My Very Good, Very Bad Dog tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

My Red Bandana- wordless Wednesday

Here is my red bandana. Mom says it's special because it identifies me as a Therapy Dog. I passed my Therapy Dog Test, submitted all my paperwork, and now I'm ready to work. Anyone need a hug?

Blogpaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Ike's Birthday Party!

Last Friday Ike turned nine. We had a little celebration at home with Ike, Kelly and Zeke. We didn't have hats and balloons, but I baked carob and peanut butter PetCakes. To my surprise, everyone used their birthday party manners and didn't squabble over the cake. But Ike's cake disappeared too fast!
Where's the cake, Mom?

Nom nom nom!

Uhhh Zeke...need some help?

Wanna share, Kelly?

Here's the video of all the action!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Ike!

Today is a very special day!

It's not often that we are able to know the exact date of birth of our rescue dogs, but Ike happened to come to us with his veterinary records when we adopted him two years ago. His name was Buddy when we adopted him, but to us he is Ike. We couldn't be happier or more blessed to share our home and our lives with this sweet, laid back, loving boy. He's 9 years old today (although all last year I thought he was already 9! Even with records, I get mixed up!)  Happy Birthday Ike!

P.S. There is still time to enter to win a free Petzi pet cam that has video, sound, and allows you to launch treats to your pet from your phone!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Spoil Your Dog with Nutro Crunchy Mixed Berry Treats

As a #ChewyInfluencer, Kelly and Ike get the opportunity to sample a treat or toy each month, and we report back to you what we think. This month, Miss Sydney sent us an awesome bag of Nutro Crunchy Treats.

I'd been looking for just the right cookie to treat my dogs, without giving them too many calories. Because Kelly is strong-willed and refused to come in from the back yard when I called, I got into the habit of giving her a small treat every time she came inside. This has been going on for more than a decade, and of course Ike expects a treat too. When I open the back door, they run inside, sit in front of the treat jar, and look up at me patiently.

I need a small cookie that is big enough for Ike, but not so much that I'm going to make either dog fat. I also prefer crunchy treats for this job, since I like to keep them in a big jar on the counter, and soft treats would dry out.

Nutro Crunchy treats turn out to be just the ticket! They are healthy, no wheat, (which is great for Ike's allergies), 100% natural, and made with fruits and vegetables. We got mixed berry flavor. My dogs love the taste, and they are only 6 calories per treat. Although it may seem silly to treat them just for walking in the door, this way I don't feel guilty for piling on extra unhealthy calories.

*Full Disclosure: We were provided one 10 oz bag of Nutro crunchy treats in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

We're excited to join the first Blog Hop, hosted by Golden Woofs and Oz the Terrier.  If you're interested in pet product reviews, check out the links here: