December 30, 2013

Tug time!

It's pretty cold out there today, with a super-bitey wind. When Mom came home from work today she tried to take me out into the yard for some fetch, but it didn't last long...we both got cold! So instead it's been a play inside kind of day...and what's a better game then tug for that?!





As you can see, without any surprise, I am the winner this go around and always!.

Sorry Mom, better luck next time!

December 28, 2013

I'm back! Whew!



Woofie every pupper! Hope everyone's holiday was fun and full of yummy treats and LOTS of squeeky toys! Momma and I spent the holiday at my poppa's house, and it was so much fun! I got to play with momma and poppa, and poppa's two brothers, and Honey and poppa's parents and his aunt. His momma even got me a super comfy new crate mat for my crate at their house!

Sadly, 
there is no photographic evidence of any of the fun stuff that happened over the holiday, since the forgetful one Momma didn't bring her camera with her. Silly Momma! The one thing she did have with her was her phone, and she did upload a silly little video or two of me and Honey on my instagram, but that's it. Maybe next year she'll actually remember to bring her camera!

After these past few days of so much playing with everyone I am one pooped out poodle, and am happy to be home where I can catch up on some sleep!

December 24, 2013

Very Merry Christmas!



Mom and I are about to head out and to my poppa's house for the holiday and won't be blogging tomorrow, so we wanted to wish everyone out there a super-awesome-very-Merry Christmas today.

Hope you've all been good this year, 'cause Santa Paws is coming tonight! 

December 23, 2013

Rainy day, REVIEW day? GIVEAWAY?!!?

So it's pretty icky and rainy outside here today and no fun at all. What's a poodle-boy to do but go and make his own fun!? And what's more fun then yummy foods, and giveaways!?

So, what tasty food am I about to tell you all about?

These are them! The yummy foods!
 Full Moon Chicken Bacon treats! I have to say, these are pawssibly my number one most favorite treat in the history of ever. They taste so delicious, and Mom really likes that this is a product made in the USA with all the ingredients sourced from the USA. The ingredients are also completely recognizable; you don't have to be some sort of scientist to know what they all are, or be able to pronounce them:

Chicken, Brown Rice Flour, Honey, Salt, Vinegar, Dried Ground Celery, Natural Smoke Flavoring, Black Carrot Powder Color, Beet Powder Color, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Extract, Canola Lecithin

See? Look at the ingrediant list, so easy!

The company is very new...when Mom got me my first bag of these she went to check out the company webpage and there wasn't even one up yet! No worries though...there's one there now! If you want to check it out for yourself just go ahead and type www.fullmoonpet.com into your web address bar...or just click the link there! You can also check out their facebook page where they have printable coupons!

Chicken bacon isn't the only treat they carry...they also have Turkey Sausage (I have these here at home, too...my second most favoritest in the history of ever treats!), Chicken Jerky, Chicken Meatballs, Chicken Strips and Freeze-Dried Chicken.

To Momma, these bacon treats can feel a little greasy-ish, but only a very little, and they easily tear apart into smaller bits for training. Mom says that even to her people nose they smell pretty dang good, too! If she wanted to, since this product is made with human grade ingredients, she could probably give one a try...but only if she wanted to deal with my poodle-y wrath!

But enough with the talking-about them already...let me at that bag!

Gimme gimme gimme!

....why are you teasing me? 

FINALLY!

So so tasty!
So in my expert doggie opinion? These are amazingly, so so SO good and I hope mom keeps buying these for forever!

In my mom's opinion? Excellent treats, with no-wondering about the ingrediants that she promises to keep buying forever.

Oh...and one more thing....wanna try one for yourself?! Momma brought an extra bag to share with one of my pawesome furiends!



...but not this one...this one is mine! 

I'll be running this giveaway from today (December 23rd, 2013) until Friday, December 27th, 2013, which means you have plenty of time to share it with your own furiends! And please do share it! On the following day, the 28th of December, I'll make a new post with the winners name and contact you to get your mailing info.

I'm sorry, but this giveaway is for residents of the USA only. Hopefully in the future I can run more giveaways to all my furiends...here and overseas! For my very first, and until I get a better feel for it, I'm going to keep it same country-bound.

Enough barking...you probably want to enter!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Best of luck to everyone!

(Note: Were we compensated for this review? Nope, not at all! All opinions are our own and shared freely. Links included are just in case someone is curious themselves about the websites/products listed. )

December 22, 2013

Black and White Sunday



(Wes' Momma: ..I really have to figure out this photo editor thing I have. :-/ Sorry for bad quality edit!)

December 21, 2013

Kitchen helper Wesley


I get to help Mom in the kitchen today! She's decided that today she's going to do some baking...but not just any baking. COOKIES! And not just any cookies...a super can't-tell-ANYONE secret recipe that's been in his mom's family for forever. 

This should be so much fun! 

But...do I really have to wear this apron, Mom? It's a little...big. 


December 19, 2013

Just me an' my antler.




At least for now, and a few more hours, its' just me and my antler. I'm going to go with Momma to my poppa's house later tonight. I'm excited, because this means I get to play with Honey tonight! I can't wait to load up in the car and go!

First Mom says she's going to have to leave me at home alone for a little while, because she's going to go see her poppa who's still in the hospital since last week when all those strangers (Mom called them EMTs) came and took him away to there.

It's ok. I can be patient and wait to go see Honey and poppa....I have my antler to keep me busy! 

December 18, 2013

Meet the Blogger: Wesley's Momma!

...and that's my opinion on that!
Yes, I am looking like a chimpanzee sticking my tongue out at you all in that photo (well...not you guys, really. Originally it was a photo send to Wes' poppa via text...it just happens to be the most recent photo of me!); no I make no apologies! Wa-ha!

But anyway...yes. That's is me above. A little background on me? My name is Amanda, and I live with Wesley in northeast Pennsylvania. I'm somewhere between the ages of 28 and 29...just about halfway (my birthday is July!). I'm also a bit of a coffee addict.

Sweet, sweet lifeblood caffeine!

Now, I do believe there were actual questions for me to respond to around here somewhere, weren't there? Oh...here they are! It's late and I'm a bit lazy, so I didn't answer every single question offered...but I did answer most! So, here's a little more about me!

  • What’s your favorite non-animal related book?
    You know, growing up I used to read all the time. My school librarian and I were pretty tight...then as I grew more and more up I began to read less and less. Which is sad, and I think my New Years resolution this coming year will be to fix that. That doesn't mean that I lack a favorite or two, though. The Outsiders for sure has been a long time favorite. Also, like any good fantasy fiction fan, The Lord of the Rings. 
  • What’s your favorite non-animal related movie?
    I'm not a real big movie person, so I can't say for sure I have a real favorite. I can pretty much take them or leave them. Some that I just enjoy enough to sit through are The Legend of 1900, The Lord of the Rings movies (NOT as good as the books, of course! :-) and Neverwas...and really those are the only two coming to mind at the moment. 
  • What’s one thing you have to do every day?
    Hit my snooze button at least three times. LOL I hate waking up in the morning!
  • What makes you feel fabulous?
    Jogging, and I don't do it enough. I always feel so much better after I've got for a jog, even a super short one.
  • What do you wish you were more skilled at?
    Photography. I enjoy photography very much, but I do know I have a lot to learn about it. Looking through other blogs I see some gorgeous photos and I think 'I want to be able to take a picture like that one day!'
  • If you could change one thing about your life what would it be?
    My inability to manage my own finances. I am so incredibly horrible with my own money! 
  • What drives you nuts about your pets?Currently Wesley has a barking thing going on. He sounds downright aggressive at people, but really he's a bit fearful.  It's something I'm working VERY hard on correcting with him. My biggest fear is that one day this fearfulness/anxiety will end up with him biting someone.  :( So if anyblogger out there has any real good tips or advice for me on this issue, I would very very much appreciate it!
  • If you didn’t have your current pets, what pets would you choose to have?A ferret! I have also wanted one. Maybe one day in the future. :) 

Now excuse me, I'm off to learn a little more about my fellow bloggers!

Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop

Wordless Wednesday


December 17, 2013

Snow again!

So...this is what it looks like right this minute outside from the window by Mom's computer.
More snow is falling!
Yup, apparently we didn't get enough snow the other day so we're are getting more of it now. And boy is it ever cold today! Not that that stops me from wanting to go out and play.

Look mom, I'm catching snowflakes on my tongue!

We got lots of snow the other day...so I'm NOT actually running around on the ground...I'm running around on about a foot of the previous snow! It's been so cold lately that it's formed a hard top on it, so a little dog like myself can run around on it and not sink in. Well...not sink in too much anyway. There is an occasional soft spot that catches me by surprise.

Mom won't let me stay outside to long, it IS really cold and wet and I have no coat. Yet.

When I start getting covered like this Mom makes me come back inside. Fun-ruiner!

It's not so bad being insider today. It's nice and warm in the house, and I have my new favorite ever toy to play with.


Is anyone else's day as winter-y white as mine today?


December 16, 2013

For me?!

When Mom came home from work today, there was a box out on the porch. I had seen the mailman drop it off and boy did I give him a good barking when he came near the door all day I had to sit around and wonder who it was for. Mom hasn't taught me to read human yet, so the scribbles on the box meant nothing.

When Mom finally came home, she brought the box in...and then told me it was for ME. And it was from Bobo! Just like I got the help Santa Paws with Ranger this Christmas, Bobo got to help Santa Paws with me!

 Mom wanted to wait until Christmas for me to open my box...but I gave her my bestest ever pleeeeeeeease face and she gave in! 
Moooooooooom! I wanna open it!!

OOOOOO! There looks like so much good stuff in here....

...is this a squeeker stuffie!? OMD my favorite!
There were LOTS of yummiy foods (Some banana and oatmeal treats, beef liver treats and chicken wrapped rawhides), super fun toys (a ball and the best thing ever! a squeeker stuffie whale), a golden poop bag holder, an awesome sock monkey blanket and...well...honestly Mom and I aren't sure what the last item in the box was! Whatever it is, the fabric for it is, as mom said a 'super cute doggie print' (her words, not mine!).

She wouldn't let me play or eat any of it though...not until she took a picture.

Hurry up Mom! I want to play with that stuffie!
 Also in the box was a cute card and two picture of Santa Paw's helpers!

Ooooooh this stuffie is the best ever!



Oh wait...THIS might be the best stuff ever...chicken wrapped rawhide?! Om-nomnom yum!
 So thank you Bobo for helping Santa Paws with me! Everything is super awesome, and you are the bestest furiend EVER.

Oh, also in the mail today...I got more cards! Mom saw a few other bloggers displaying their cards on the backs of doors, and she thought it was a super idea...so she had to do it too!

My card count? 30, with 7 e-cards! Mom's count? 3!
At the rate I'm getting cards, Mom's going to have to find me another door! BOL!

December 14, 2013

Beinging to look a lot like Christmas!

...or so I'm being told! Lots of white snow falling. Enough snow that it has to be shoveled every now and then from the driveway and deck. Luckily for momma...aunt Sarah and aunt Sarah's boyfriend have been taking care of that for the day!



Of course I got in the way and barked my head off was the best helper ever during the shoveling. And I never even once got in the way of where they were moving all the loose snow! 



Hope everyone's Saturday is a fun one!

December 13, 2013

Ruff Day...

Yesterday was a ruff kind of day. It started out semi-normal...but with Momma's poppa feeling pretty awful. Momma went to work like normal, and I stayed home with Momma's poppa..like normal. Then a few hours later a bunch of stranger burst into our house, surrounded momma's poppa and ended up taking him away!

I was so terrified! After that I was alone for a while longer, hiding under Momma's computer desk.

Photo re-enactment...sort of.

Before Mom came home my aunt Sarah (below referred to by my Momma affectionately as 'Bitchyface') was the first to come home. I was so still very scared, and didn't know who those people were who took away Momma's poppa, or why.

So when my aunt Sarah came home, Mom got this text a short while later.



:(
When Mom came home not long after she explained to me what happen.

Those people who came in were called EMTs, and they came in something called an ambulance to help momma's poppa. When they took him, they were taking him somewhere he could feel better. The hospital - a sort of human vet office.

She and my aunt didn't stay long - they had to go to the hospital to find out what was going on with their poppa. They left me all alone - the first time I had EVER been alone in the house, all by myself, without being confined. When they finally came back forever later my momma made sure to praise me good for being a super good boy and not destroying or pottying on anything while they were gone. 

She's super glad that I did so well, because she said I was going to be alone in the house while she has to work for the next week while her poppa stays at the hospital to feel better.

I just hope I can continue to be good in the house alone for the whole time!

(A note from Wes' Momma: My dad is doing fine now. He has had stomach issues in the past, and been in the hospital just like this a few times before. This time was a little different, and he required a surgery when a CAT scan came back showing free air in his abdomen area, something which turned out to be caused by perforated ulcer in his abdomen. He went through the surgery just fine, but now has to stay in the hospital for around a week to recover properly.)

December 10, 2013

And some more winter weather!

I know yesterday I had told everyone we had some winter weather...well we had more of it! This time with some real-deal snow! We didn't get a whole lot, just enough for Mom to be happy since it looks pretty but doesn't really need to be moved by her in any way. I like that I can make pawprints!

Like these!
 I wish I could really run around in it and have some REAL fun, but Mom is keeping a pretty close eye on me about that kind of stuff. She says it's only been four days since my neutering, and I'm still healing so have to be careful.

No fun, that.
Hey, what's that over there?
 Hopefully we see more of this snow-stuff once I can run around more, so I can have some real fun with it. Until then I guess I'll just have to continue to give Mom my best sad face for treats take it a bit easy. Mom tells me there's one very good reason for me to listen to her about that: if I don't, I might wind up at the vet's again because I've hurt myself.

THE VET?! Do NOT want!

Considering that option...I think I'll be good and keep the activity down!

December 9, 2013

Winter weather and more cards

So last night we got some winter-y cold weather. No, not snow. Well...a little bit of snow...very little bit. Mostly freezing rain and ice. When Mom and I woke up this morning and Mom went to take me out...boy was it slippery! Here are a few pictures Mom took when we went out in the yard for potty breaks when she got home from work.

Everything is so crunchy under my paws!





It's all really pretty looking!

But enough about weather, onto more important things...like my Christmas card count! So far, I've gotten FIFTEEN cards just for me in the mailbox! That's a whole fifteen more then my momma has gotten so far, BOL! I've also gotten SEVEN card via e-mail....which means my total count is actually TWENTY-TWO.

WOW!

All the cards I have gotten so far! Wow!




December 7, 2013

Feelin' Better


So yesterday was awful. Paws down, not my most favorite day ever...currently in the top of the running for worse day in the history of ever .

However today I am feeling better.

Especially since my took the cone-of-shame off me...
 I'm a little sore, and every now and then I move in what must be the wrong way. When that happens I act as if I've been pinch and go darting across the room, tail tucked, before sitting down for awhile. Even with that, I very much want to run and play, but Mom says the mean nasty vet said I shouldn't go really crazy with running and playing for 2 weeks.

  2 WEEKS!

How am I going to survive 2 weeks of...dull! I need to run, and jump...and run some more! SO unfair.


...and it really looks like so much fun outside, too!
 Anydoggie else out there ever have to ever take it easy like that? How'd you get through it?