Friday, June 19, 2015

No Hot Dogs in Cars! 5 Helpful Tips.

Traveling with Ike and Kelly is always fun, but sometimes it leaves us stuck when we can't go into a restaurant or visit a shop. Petfinder has created this great infographic, with tips that can help! Keep your pet safe this summer. If you bring him with you, never leave him alone in the car.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

We Tasted 'Em. We love 'Em!

One of the fun parts about blogging is getting to check out new varieties of dog treats and give them a review, and let you know if they are exciting and worthy...or big duds (in our opinion).  Recently gave their Blogger Network the opportunity to sample and review something from a variety of healthy treats. We selected Nature's Variety Prairie Oven-Baked Biscuits.

The treats come in:
pumpkin and cranberries
peanut butter and bananas
chicken and cheddar cheese

What interesting combinations! We chose...
bacon and apples.
Why? Mainly because it's a combination I haven't seen in other treats, and wanted to try something different. 

Nature's Variety Prairie Oven-Baked Biscuits are made with all natural ingredients.
    Made with wholesome grains – oatmeal and barley
    No corn, wheat, soy, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors
    Made in the USA

Ike and Kelly enjoyed their job as taste testers.

They both gave the treats rave reviews! They love them. And I feel good knowing they're good for them too. One more thing--they smell really good too.

I hope you'll check out Nature's Variety Prairie Oven-Baked Biscuits. Which variety would you choose? And, if you've tried them, did your dogs like them?

Full Disclosure: We were given 1 bag of dog treats to review. This in no way influenced our review. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blog the Change for Animals- Where does your state rank on Puppy Mills?

Puppy Mills are cruel, horrible, substandard breeding factories. I keep hoping the day will come when they exist no more. There are many people and organizations working to help put them to an end. Will they succeed? I don't know. I hope so.

Recently I researched laws regarding puppy mills, and was surprised to learn that the laws vary greatly state to state.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, 26 states require basic humane standards for dogs at puppy mills. That means that 24 states don't even go that far! 26 states require licensing of puppy mills. But only 16 states require inspections.

Only 4 state limit the number of breeding dogs confined at large-scale puppy mill operations. Those states are Louisiana, Oregon, Virginia and Washington.

19 states have no provisions whatsoever for puppy mills.

Top-ranking states are California, New Jersey,  New York, Colorado, Maine and Vermont.
Low-ranking states are North and South Dakota, Idaho, Ohio, and Mississippi

To find out where your state falls, click on A-MI  or MO-W
If you'd like to ask your state to consider tougher legislation regarding puppy mills, email your state governor or local state representative.
Be the change for animals.

Join in with Blog the Change today.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Poop Happens-- poo bags review and giveaway

Ike can't wait to tell you about a better poo bag...

  He's really excited about it....


Okay, well Ike was a bit too sleepy to get excited by our news. But I was thrilled to learn more about Earth Rated and receive a box full of waste bags, dispenser, and some fun swag! (And you can score some too!)

Here are some things to love about Earth Rated bags:
1. Big--large enough for heavy-duty jobs.
2. Durable--the website says that they're leak-proof. And, they even guarantee it!
3. Cute--maybe not a requirement in poo bags but hey, it doesn't hurt!

4. Scented--Comes in lavender scented. Why not?! Although they also have unscented if you prefer.
5. Earth-friendly--Recycled cardboard core and packaging. They even offer vegetable-based bags if you prefer plastic-free.
6. Handy--your choice of rolls that fit in a dispenser, or bags with handles that are easy for tying.

While Ike napped, Kelly helped me inspect the supplies.We were impressed with the quality and appearance. Cleaning up after your dog is the right thing to do, and these poo bags make the job a little easier and neater. We definitely recommend this product and will use it on our walks!

Enter now to win an Earth Rated dispenser, refill and some swag! Good luck.
Note: Contest open to U.S. and Canada only. 

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Friday, April 3, 2015