Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bella, Roxy and Dui - Just what the dogtor ordered

Our favorite mail lady came to the door today with another box for the Mom !!!  It came all the way from Australia this time - from Bella, Roxy and Dui and their Mom - and gosh did it make our Mom happy - especially after she had such a ruff weekend. She was like a kid in a Aussie candy store because the box was full of all her FAVORITE Aussie foodables. There was Mom's most favorite snackies including Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs (which is toffee popcorn) twisties which are like cheetos, tim tam cookies, fruit chutney - Mom's favorite to have with cheese, vegemite, chips and lots of candies. BUT - most importantly there was a bag of TREATS for ME us too - some yummy crunchy fish  snacks !  Thank you THANK YOU Bella, Roxy, Dui and their Mom - it was just what Mom needed and she can't stop smiling and as soon as her tummy is feeling better - she will be gobbling down those treats.

Monday, August 18, 2014

A ruff weekend for Mom

I was in full dogtor mode for Mom this weekend - she had her fifth attack of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) in the last 2 months and although she really needed to go to the hospital she said going there scared her more then the pain.  So with Dad's help we tucked her up in bed, gave her lots of pain and other meds and I stayed right by her side at the ready when ever she needed something and provided my soft head when ever she needed to scratch it - it took her mind off the pain. It was a ruff weekend for us all - Dweeb got uba scared cause he senses Mom pain and it frightens him - he frets and worries and that makes his tummy upset too (and peeps wonder why I call the Dweeb!) I am happy to report my EXCELLENT dogtoring skills worked and Mom is feeling better this morning. We are probably going to have a lazy week though as all the spasms Mom has leave her whole tummy feeling really bruised for a few days - that is okay - we are expecting the first 100 degree heat this summer so staying home in the air conditioning is not a bad thing.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Black and White Sunday

We are  joining the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop sponsored by Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. Sometimes photos are simply more fun in black and white with just a dash of color :)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Roo on a bus??????

Mom was super excited when our Mail Lady came to the door with a package. It was covered in stamps and had come all the way from South Africa - from Wallace and Samual's Mom. We were all excited thinking there was something in it for us but Mom said there was only "Roo in a Bus" in it and it was ALL for her - what the dog - she hardly ever gets things just for her!

Now we must admit we pondered this for a while - why would a roo be in a bus and what was it doing in South Africa - roos don't live there. Did the kagaroo get lost on it's world travels or something ????  Then Mom showed us it is Rooibus Tea - and we both started laughing - it must be the fur in our ears that we didn't hear it right - or Mom's weird accent. Anyway - thank you Wallace and Samual's Mom - our Mom says the tea is absolutely wonderful and she LOVES the honeybush and ginger flavor. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

They're Back !

We headed out early to MY park again this morning in the hopes of seeing some more deer - we didn't find them but we saw something even more amazing - a pair of Beavers - yes 2 of them - splashing around, chasing fish and having a merry old time. Now of coarse it is not easy to get a pic of them and trust us the Mom tried but the best she could get was of one their heads.

We stopped and chatted to Mr Duckie  (he is an elderly gentlemen we see every morning feeding the ducks - he carries a big bag of corn with him and walks around the entire lake to make sure all the duckies get some) and he said the beavers have been in the lake for about a month but you only ever see them VERY early in the morning. Thankfully they haven't attacked any more trees and just seem to be having fun doing what beavers do :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chewy.com Review - Dr Tim's Natural Clean Tripe

14 August 2014

Today thanks to Chewy.com we are reviewing  Dr Tim's Natural Clean Tripe. Now this is a fairly new product that you might not of heard of - but we can tell you it is excellent. It is an all natural freeze dried food and is available in 6 flavors.

Here's the Basics
  • 100% all real, USDA-inspected meat
  • Odor-free delicacy
  • Made in Wisconsin, USA
  • 100% real, USDA-inspected beef tripe straight from Wisconsin that is simply freeze dried after washing and nothing else. Tripe is the stomach of a cow and rich in essential fatty acids and protein; it also helps clean teeth, aids in digestion and may increase stamina.
Open the box Mom - HURRY
Oh - These look Good !

Taste Test
  • We both REALLY loved these and Mom LOVES that they have no smell
  • They are crunchy
  • They are a great size  - just right for a nice little crunchy treat

  • Beef Tripe and NOTHING else

Negatives - Kind of - Sort of - Maybe - Not Really
  • None at all - they are totally yummy
Going In - Nom Nom Nom!
Mom - Reilly Isn't Sharing !

  • We are giving these our 8  paw rating - Why 8 paws you ask? - well because we have 4 paws each and I have decided Dweeb can have an equal vote!

Disclaimer : Chewy.com sent us a packet of the  Dr Tim's Natural Clean Tripe in return for an honest review. We were not paid or compensated for our review in any other way and our opinion is purely our own.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's TWINS !!!

For the first time EVER - we actually saw some deer at MY park and guess what - it was twin fawns - oh my dog !!!!  We were so excited. Sadly it was early morning and still overcast so we couldn't get really good photos of them but we sat and watched them for about half an hour - they didn't even mind us getting out of the car and being close by! They were standing in what use to be a garden when there was an old house there and there was obviously something tasty growing in it because they were munching up a storm and didn't want to leave it - maybe it was deer nip :)  We didn't see Momma deer - she was probably hiding in the background though. Even after we finished our walk around the lake - they were still there munching. Mom says she think the one on the right was probably a little male - he was a bit bigger and stamped his hoof at Mom when she got a little to close. It made Mom's day seeing them :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Safety Week - Poisoness Plants

There are a great many plants and foods that are poisonous to dogs, cats and other pets - some are toxic and some are not (meaning some can kill and some can just make us very sick) There are also many plants and foods that we can be allergic too and that is in an individual thing.

Sadly - there are far to many plants to list on our blog - so we have found links to the best information we can find. 

Toxic and Non Toxic Plants - Dogs - http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/dogs-plant-list

This site also has it set out easily to find exactly what you are looking for http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/dogs/


Categories of plants affecting dogs



Toxic and Non Toxic Plants - Cats - http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/cats-plant-list

Toxic and Non Toxic Plants - Pigs - http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/php/plants.php?action=display&ispecies=swine

Toxic and Non Toxic Plants - Rabbits - http://www.adoptarabbit.com/articles/toxic.html

Toxic and Non Toxic Plants - Horses - http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/php/plants.php?action=display&ispecies=horses

What to do if you suspect poisoning - get your pet to the vet A.S.A.P. For dogs and cats and you can also call the ASPCA poison information line.  Call (888) 426-4435

The ASPCA is the best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please be aware though that a $65 consultation fee may be charged for the service.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Reilly Appleseed & Safety Week

I thought after showing you MY apples yesterday I would show you the tree it came off. As you can see - it isn't a very big tree - in fact we only planted it two years ago and are surprised it even got fruit on it. I have two apples trees in my outside back yard (I have an inside backyard that is fenced and an outside back yard that isn't) - they were supposed to be a red and golden delicious but I guess they got the labels mixed up. The other apple tree didn't even flower this year so no apples on that one. This little tree had 14 apples on it but a couple of weeks ago about half of them got blown off in a storm - maybe that is why the ones that are left are so big - they are getting all the nutrients and water now :)

 Don't forget - this is the start of Safety Week here in blogville - please visit everyone throughout the week to learn all sorts of important information

Opening Ceremony, Sidebite
Opening Speech, Madi
                                     Safety Parade, Sarge                                     
Poop Bags/Flashlights, Lassie & Benji
Plant Dangers, Reilly & Denny
Wild Animal Encounters, Lee & Phod
Travel Safety, Oz the Terrier
Traffic Safety, Frank
HGE Illness, Sidebite
Food Safety, Sasha
Stranger Danger, Angus
TreeRat Hunting Safety, Ruby
Water Safety, Fudge
There’s an App for That, Duncan
Pet Fire Safety, FiveSibes
First Aid Tips, Goose
Hot Weather Safety,  Idaho Pugs
Pet Insurance, Bunk
Microchipping, Wallace & Samuel
Search & Rescue, Bert
Zoomie Safety, Millie & Walter
Stormy Weather Safety, Casey & Cinderella
Water Safety, Lily & Edward
Pickpocket Protection, Easy
Picnic, Sasha & Ruby
DJ Rockin’ Wills  music set, Sweet William the  Scot
ADTR Fundraiser Kissing Booth, Mona & Prissy
Bounce House, Frankie & Ernie
Sand Box  / So You Think You Can Dig, Daisy

Sunday, August 10, 2014

An Apple A Day......

We picked the first apples off MY tree today - and what an apple is ! Check this out - all 13 ounces of it - gosh - we could make an apple pie with just this one apple! I have claimed this as MY apple though as one thing I love is some nice crunchy apple - Mom - peel that bad boy and slice it up thin - I am going in for some serious munching. Don't worry - I am letting Mom have the smaller apple and the best thing is there is still more apples growing on MY tree. Oh - we have no idea what type of apple it is - it was supposed to be a golden delicious but the shape and size and color are all wrong for that.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Sugar

Today we are joining all of Blogville to wish the golden girl Sugar the most wonderful birthday. Sugar loves to smile so the theme for today is "Smiles for Sugar" - hop on over and leave her some birthday loving.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Doggie Bagels

Mom was out shopping yesterday and found these "three dog bakeries" doggy cinnamon swirl bagels for ME us - they are VERY crunchy and VERY big (they are actually hollow inside so it is just the outer shell that makes them look big) they are also VERY yummy!  Now of coarse there is a fine art to bagel eating. I like to eat mine 'al fresco' out in the open air, enjoying a bit of sunshine and the birdies singing as they wait for crumbs - which they don't get because I NEVER leave any!  The Dweeb on the other paw likes indoor dining - he is also the slowest EVER bagel eater - I swear I could eat 10 in the time it takes him to eat just one.  (He is actually REALLY slow at eating everything). Thanks Mom - we loved having a bagel for breakfast.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Rugs for Rugs

You might remember a while back Mom finally finished a big latch hook hook rug she been working on for like 87 gazillion years. Well since then she has made five more (they are a lot smaller and don't take as long to make) These are the last 3 she has made and she has sold them and used the money to buy more rugs. Now why would Mom make rugs to sell only to then turn around and then buy more rugs - you are thinking CRAZY right ????

Well the rugs she has bought are big non skid rugs for ME (that is the green thing we are laying on). Mom has been VERY worried about me slipping on our woods floors and hurting myself - which is something I must admit I have been doing a lot of lately because of the arthritis in my back and leggies.  Trust ME - there is nothing more undignified then doing a nose dive on the floor and having all 4 legs splayed out in different directions - not to mention trying to get up from such a position! Thankfully I haven't hurt myself yet but Mom being the worry wart she is - didn't want to take any chances. Of coarse the Dweeb is enjoying them too - he can chase his beloved ball without slipping over (although it was kind of fun watching him looking for all the world like he was sliding into a home plate at a baseball match :) :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Where has all the summer gone?

It is getting to be hot and humid again here so off we went for an early morning walk trying to stay in the shady areas as much as we could. Now even though is is still nice and green we saw lots of the trees are already starting to turn red - WTD - surely we not heading for an early fall - we seem to have only just started summer?  (Here in Arkansas we have had the coolest ever recorded July)

Now as if walkies itself isn't treat enough - when we got home Mom has some nice cold Peanut Butter Frosty Paws waiting for us. Trust us - our tongues were hanging out for those - yum!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Fields of yellow

We went for a walk in MY little park this morning and were greeted by a field of yellow daisies. Mom said they made a sad day seem bright and happy.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Black and White Sunday

A big thank you to Sugar the Golden Retriever and Dachshund Nola for hosting another Black and White Sunday.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

We got mail from the Bayou !

Reilly - that box is so scary!
Our favorite mail lady came to the door and after greeting her with lots of happy barks she handed Mom a box - which of coarse was for ME us. It was a package from Bentley and Pierre and their Mom Melissa over at Barking From The Bayou . It was a prize we won in a giveaway they had.

Inside was two packets of yummy treats and the cutest little packet of poop bags. These treats also have Glucosamine in them which Mom says will be good for my arthritis. Thank you so very much Bentley and Pierre.

I'll take that big bag !
Well come on Mom - open one - please :)