Friday, August 30, 2013

Finished On Friday

This week Mom finished two painting of Oreo and Chewy and also finished 120 Scottie Christmas Cards - that was a lot of cards which of coarse she couldn't of done without my personal dogervising. 

Her paintings are $35.99 + shipping for a 20" x 16" painting on stretched canvas (which is ready to hang as is). She can also do them in different sizes for different prices. They would make pawsome Christmas presents.  If you want to see more of her work you can visit her store (click here)  Also remember the Christmas Card Exchange will be happening in a few months so if you need cards - order early.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Once upon a mossy knoll

We got up super early again to go and see
the sunrise over the lake this morning but it was just an ordinary one - no pretty colors ....so we decided to go off exploring. The other day while checking on MY fort the Mom noticed a little hidden path heading off into the woods so today we decided to go and follow it. First I told Mom we had to show everyone how big MY Fort Cowspotdog is - we still couldn't get all of it in the photo but you get the idea. Next summer vacation I must remember to lock the gates so the shrunken humans can't use my summer home.

Anyhoo - next we went exploring.  It still amazes the Mom that after nearly 3 years we are still finding new paths in MY park and little hidden spots that are just perfect for taking photos -  much to my disgust I might add ......we are there to sniff not have the flashy beast poked in our faces! What we found was a little creek and this awesome mossy knoll. It was so soft to lay on and Mom says it almost looks like one of those background pictures studios use when they take portraits. It is also about two foot high so was perfect for the Mom photo taking. Here are two pics she took - one close up and one further away.



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Ode to a hairball I barfed up one day

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tickets to my recital on sale now !

We have had such a busy morning -   I have booked the amphitheater at MY park and I will be doing a recital of my  world famous poem "Ode to a hairball I barfed up one day"  Tickets will be on sale at the front gate - a variety of  dog treats will be available from various vendors and this is a "leash free" event.  We are expecting a huge crowd so book early! Oh the doggie dock diving will be open or you can just paddle if you prefer.

It was pawsomely quite this morning too - no runners or shrunken humans ...so we did a bit park checking. I have to inspect MY park on a regular basis to make sure MY staff are keeping everything in order.  First we went to check out Fort Cowspotdog. It has been a while since we have been there and I am happy to say it appears to survived the abuse inflicted on it all summer from them shrunken humans types. We also went to check out the Shrunken Human Playground Prison - this is where they lock in the worse offenders - it must be brutal in there as the yelling and squealing we hear sets our hackles on end! Thankfully they have moved into that other Shrunken Human Prison called School now and we don't have to hear them being tortured anymore.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Musing on Monday #34

We are in for 100 degree temps for about the next
9 days so Mom said if we want to go to MY park we have to go super early. NO probs Mom - I am ready anytime!  We were up and the crack of dawn and what a treat - we got to see the most beautiful sunrise. It was so peaceful.

Well NOT  REALLY - darn runners !! Now the schools and the university are back in session - all the track teams are out early every morning in MY park. Needless to say they scare the Dweeb beyond belief - me - I couldn't care less and just ignore them - but I still don't like them invading MY park - I KNOW for a fact they didn't get my permission. I think the least they could do is pay me in treats for allowing them to disturb and use MY park!
 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Calendar Contest - Voting Begins Today

Mom entered her favorite photo of us in the 2nd Annual Dogs of Blogville Calendar Contest. Money being raised from the calendar is going to donated to Benny to help him fight his cancer. The voting starts today and many of our buddies are entered so please head on over each day and vote for your favorites. Huge thanks go to Jodi and Julie for putting this all together

Jodi Stone - Heart Like a Dog Blog - www.heartlikeadog.com 
Julie Melfi - The Daily Dog Blog - www.thedailydogblog.com

 (you need to scroll down past all the photo's to the voting section)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A good start to the day

The Dad bought the Mom a waffle maker and she got to try it out today. She made glutton free waffles and we got to try some too!! A good start to day begins with breakfast and these were drizzled with a little honey and a squirt of whipped cream - yeah - we are that spoiled!!!!! Trust me - it doesn't happen very often though and Mom said it was just a special treat to break in the new waffle maker!

Then we headed off to the park because Mom said we needed to work off some calories.....But I am sure MY waffle didn't have any calories in it at all - not that I mind though .....because I LOVE burning off calories if it means going to the park. Dad came with us today so I didn't have to have the Velcro Kid stuck to my side the whole way - he is a creature of habit though and still stays close by. We had a pawsome walk and I even showed Dad MY "secret path" ..... it is one that winds it way through the woods.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Orijen Regional Freeze Dried Dog Food

23th August 2013
Today thanks to Chewy.com  we are  reviewing Orijen's Regional Freeze Dried Dog Food. Note - this is a dog food and not a treat and what is shown is a sample bag.

The test began  with Mom trying to read the instructions - trying being the operative word as the print was so tiny that even with her glasses on it was hard to read. Mom eventually got the magnifying glass out. Hopefully on the larger bags it is easier to read.

Okay - break the pattie (which looks and smells remarkably like poop) into quarters and add 1/4 cup of warm water. Wait 3-5 minutures until softened. We waited - and waited and waited - after 20 minutes it still hadn't softened. Mom decided to try boiling water instead of warm water and we waited again and waited and waited. Another 20 minutes and only the very outside was soft - the inside was still hard.

Now in all fairness - I loved the smell - my nose was twitchin and sniffin but Mom had to take the bowls outside as the smell was making her feel queasy. It is pretty stinky but as you know we doggies love anything that is stinky.




Here's the basics

Orijen Regional Red Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Formulated to match your dog's natural diet, Orijen Grain-Free Regional Red food is loaded with the protein-packed meat ingredients that Mother Nature intended all dogs to eat — including free-range red meats, wild boar, beef, lamb, heritage pork and bison, plus wild-caught fish from Canada's northern lakes and cool Pacific Ocean, as well as regional fruits and vegetables. These world-class ingredients, all sustainably farmed or fished within Canada, arrive FRESH each day — so they're preservative-free, never frozen, and loaded with the animal proteins and fats that nourish your dog completely. Orijen benefits dogs of every breed, size, and life stage.
  • 75% premium animal ingredients
  • 25% fresh fruits, vegetables and botanicals
  • Grain-free & carbohydrate-limited
  • Infused with marine-source DHA & EPA Omega-3 Fatty Acids to support peak skin and coat conditioning
  • Veterinarian-selected botanicals help support metabolism, strengthen organs, and cleanse the body of toxins
  • B12 supports gastrointestinal function
Ingredients
Boneless Angus beef*, boneless wild boar*, boneless lamb*, beef liver*, boneless pork*, pork liver*, whole herring*, lamb liver*, beef meal, lamb meal, herring meal, salmon meal, Pollock meal, beef tripe*, bison*, lamb fat, whole egg*, red lentils, chickpeas, green peas, yellow peas, green lentils, herring oil, pea fibre, yams*, sun-cured alfalfa, pumpkin, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium, Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate

Available in 5 lbs, 5.5 lbs, 15 lbs and 26.6 lbs bags
    Taste test
    • It was okay for me ...I can't say I loved it ......but the Dweeb...he  didn't like it at all in fact he wouldn't even go near the bowl!
    Positives
    • Made in Canada
    • Gluten Free
    • Excellent for us doggies with allergies
    • Chewy.com is an online store that offers quick and speedy delivery right to your door 
    Negatives - Kind of - Sort of - Maybe - Not Really
    • Didn't re-constitute like we thought it would - didn't even really go soft
    • The smell for people is pretty bad - for us doggies - it is wonderful!
    • The instructions on our bag was very hard to read
    Rating
    • We are giving this a 3 paws rating because it didn't re-constitute well, it smelt bad to the Mom and the Dweeb wouldn't even go near it!



    Disclaimer : Chewy.com sent us a packet of the Orijen Regional Freeze Dried Dog Food  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.

    Thursday, August 22, 2013

    Surprises on Thursday

    Mom has been painting again but she was waiting until the paintings arrived at their new homes before she showed everyone.


    We showed the painting of Corbin last week but Mom also painted his beautiful foster sister Amelia too as a surprise.  Then she painted Otto because how could she possibly ignore those rugged good looks.

    Lastly there is DunKen - this is Mom very first commissioned (paid for)  painting. DunKen is 10 years old and quite the happy chappy - Mom did her best to capture that spirit.

    If you want any more information about her paintings you can visit our online store Paws For A Cause



    Tuesday, August 20, 2013

    Teddy Bear's Picnic

    We have been hearing on the news about the all bear attacks lately - thank fully they were off having their picnic today and we didn't see any - but we sure enjoyed walking in the woods. (Oh we should point out there are not any bears around here so we are quite safe walking there)  If only we could of pressed the 'mute' button on the Mom - she kept singing the teddy bear picnic song the whole time (and now it is going to be stuck in your peeps head too). At the end of our walk we headed down to the lake for a bit of dock sitting and to cool off.

    If you go down in the woods today you're sure of a big surprise
    If you go down in the woods today you'd better go in disguise
    For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain
    Because today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic


    Monday, August 19, 2013

    Musing On Monday #33

    Today I am musing over "what takes your
    peeps attention away from YOU". By far my Mom's 'crafty nature' is something I have to tolerate on a daily basis - she is always making 'something' and goes through these regular bouts of being self absorbed in what ever current thing has captured her imagination.

    Yesterday I sat starring her non stop for a good fifteen minutes before she finally stopped painting and asked me what I wanted. "I want attention, cookies, walkies, car ride, a trip to the pet store - you know - the general stuff I love" and you know what she said ................

    "How about a nice warm bath" WHAT THE DOG!!!!!  It is bad enough when she says "not now Reilly - I am busy Reilly or later Reilly" but what kind of inhuman thing is THAT to say!!!! "Do I want a nice warm bath!!!!!!!!!!!" 

    Needless to say I spent the next fifteen minutes hiding out under the kitchen table and glaring YES glaring at her from a safe distance. A bath indeed.....ba humbug!

    So the question of the day is "what takes your peeps minds off of giving you 100% of their attention?"

    Saturday, August 17, 2013

    Ku & Oz Bad Poetry Day

    We are joining in Ku and Oz's Bad Poetry Day.  I wrote this one all by myself - it comes from being a highly intellectual PhD. (Perfectly  Hairy  Dog)


    Ode to a hair ball I barfed up one day

    Lick lick lickitty lick
    Licking me furs till its super slick
    Snort snort snuffle and snort
    Hoping again I don't gets caught
    Hack hack cough cough hack
    Hair ball loaded and ready to attack
    Heave heave barf barf  heave
    Hairball ready and about to leave
    Find newly cleaned carpet... ready set go
    Hairball goes flying... its quite a show
    Dog vomit smell wafts through the air
    The mom runs in.... all in despair
    Ohhhhh poor baby..... upset tummy?
    Charcoal cookie..... yeah it's that darn yummy
    Attack of the hair ball dumped at her feet
    Works every time.... now give me my treat!

    Friday, August 16, 2013

    UnFrazzled Friday

    Oh my dog - there is so much going on today - Rangers Flashback Friday and Joke Day, Oz the Terriers Bad Poetry but you know what...... we have been having the most GORGEOUS weather the last couple of days that we just can't stay inside - we told Mom we were frazzled and needed to go exploring and who could blame us when it is a wonderful 78 degrees, clear blue skies - totally pawsome and totally perfect. We headed off to one of MY far away parks called Lake Poinsette. We LOVE going there because we can let Mom off her lead (it gets so tiring having to drag her everywhere - but at that park she can be lead free) And look they even provide benches along the path so she can rest her old bones. We spent like 87 gazzillion hours just wandering around and enjoying the peace and quiet and you know - we didn't see a single other person or doggie the whole time!













    When we reached the lake we just vegged. I told Mom I was quite happy to spend the day there and found me this nice comfy spot that was hollowed out like it was made just for ME. Mom said we could of stayed all day if she had remembered to bring a picnic. Seriously - I wonder about the mental capacity of her sometimes.













    The Dweeb of coarse spent the whole time looking over his shoulder and and worrying about every sound he heard. I was hoping Mom wouldn't notice when he got to close to the edge of the lake but she called him back - that would of been so much fun to see him fall in and get WET!





    Thursday, August 15, 2013

    Get in early

    We are having a HUGE sale over on Mom's store - everything is 50% off - YES 50%!  It covers everything (except the doggie portraits). The discount shows up when you go to the shopping cart. So don't miss out on early Christmas/Birthday or anything presents. Also remember that a percentage of all sales goes to help pet related causes.




    And check out Mom's latest painting - most of you know Corbin - he's the big foster brother dude



    Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    Goose Chasing

    There is just something so satisfying about sneaking up on geese giving a big old WOOF and watching them honking and flapping in FEAR of the BIG DOG. Job well done!



    Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    Not much-room at MY park

    My dogness - we went out early to MY park this morning and with all the rain and humidity we have been having - the mushrooms have gone crazy. Just check out what we found today! There was some that looked like stones. Some tiny tiny orange ones, red ones, beautifully fluted ones, big flat orange ones, round orange ones with spots, brown ones with spots, huge big ones that were bigger than a plate, one that looked like brown leather, red fluted ones and the weirdest of all - one that looked upside down with little mini mushrooms growing in it!