December 31, 2015

What was on the lake?

Yesterday for Wordless Wednesday I posted a picture from the walk around the lake my mom and I took. It was a very foggy day...

There's a lake behind me, I swear there is!

I've taken pictures on this rock before and usually there is a nice lake behind me...you could never tell that yesterday!

It was also pretty dang muddy out!

No, I don't care to get my paw all muddy, thank you.

Here's another picture of what was on the lake yesterday. I showed just one in my photo yesterday...but there was actually a mated pair of them!

See the white things behind me?

Those white things behind me were a pair of swans!


Aren't they pretty?

Mom loved watching them in the fog, but went back today to get a few better pictures of them. And this time on the lake, there was no fog and much more then just swans!

There were these guys all hanging out together.

Mallards (both male and female) Canadian geese, and some other type she's not sure of.

And also one of these guys:

A heron!

Heron's are her favorite thing to see on the lake. She thinks they are just such cool birds!

But anyway!

Looks like my last post of 2015 has gone to the birds!

Today is the last of 2015, and neither Mom or I can believe it! Where did it go so fast!?

None of our household are really partiers, despite the fact that I am in fact a 'parti poodle'. So we will probably just sleep as it official turns from 2015 to 2016 at midnight. BOL 

HOWEVER I do want to wish all my friends reading this, as well as any one else who may wander across my little blog these things:

Good health for 2016 (and always, really!)
Lots of love for the new year (romantic AND of the family/friend kind)
Lots of laughter and fun

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wes' Mom: Happy New Year from our hearts to yours! On a side note...seeing this photo makes me really realize what my NYE resolution is to be! Time to give my other personal blog a revamp...





December 30, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Can you see what's on the foggy lake behind me?


Today I am, once again, joining in with Blogpaws on their Wordless Wednesday (the last of 2015!) blog hop.



December 29, 2015

A bit of wintery weather

Finally we've got a bit of weather that looks more like winter!

Mom would be complaining, but she too much wanted to see a little bit of winter white. 

And a little bit is just what we got. 

It looks like snow, but really it seemed to be mostly ice.


What? You want us to go out there?


Well, ok... I'll go...

....but Honey says 'absolutely not'.


Mom quick! Look over there...something in the tree!


It's a cardinal! Look how bright red he is against all the dull colors of winter.

((Mom note: Can't wait to get the new lens for my camera that I ordered last night! Should give me a MUCH better zoom for things like this!))

Alright Mom...I came, I saw a bird, I did my business (both kinds!)...but now I'm cold and it's wet and I'm ready to head back inside. 

December 26, 2015

Christmas Recap!

Hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas, and that everyone got lots of good things!

My Christmas was a very nice one...thought I really didn't get anything Christmas morning. 

Well, no. I got lots of love and scratches...and that's perfectly a-ok by me!

We started with my dad's Mom, Donna, making up breakfast.

Uncle Steve, that toast looks really good and Honey and I both agree that we should have some.

After breakfast it was time to head into the other room to open up some presents.

Here's my Dad's mom, Donna, handing my uncle Kevin a present! In the back to the left is my dad's dad, Jim. And of course my Dad there in the right corner!

The 25th isn't only Christmas day...it's also my uncle Kevin's birthday! He's the baby of the family and freshly turned 23. For some reason or another, he makes me nervous. I bark at him overtime he comes onto the room and act very nervous around him. No one knows why, though Chris and my uncle Steve think it's hilarious. 

'That's right, Wes! Don't go near that shady guy Kevin!'

Mom scolds Dad when he says that.

Since it was Kevin's birthday and he was sitting at the time and not so scary, I though maybe I could offer to let him pet me a little as a birthday/Christmas gift.

Ok Kevin...just this once! It is your birthday after all.

After a moment or two of allowing Kevin to pet me, I went to hide by Dad. He had just opened up a near pair of lounge type pants from his mom and the camo cover was perfect to keep me hidden.

He can't see me under this came, right?

Mom made Dad wear a Bah Humbug hat, cause he can be kind of a grinch. Before she put it on his head he had been playing with me with the pom...and I wanted it back!

Give me the pom-pom dad!

After opening presents at Dad's Mom and I (dad stayed home - he had a cold!) headed over to her Mom's apartment where my Aunt Sarah and Uncle Kris already were having a late breakfast.

...hey...any of that for me?

I hadn't seen my Aunt Sarah or Uncle Kris since I started living with my Dad in Nj. I was excited to see them, and Aunt Sarah was happy to see me, too!

Right Aunt Sarah, I love you too...but Uncle Kris still have food over there!
...you left some egg in your face-fur...let me help with that...

There were LOTS of nice butt and head scratches!


Mom and I stayed there for awhile...but before long it was time to head back to Dad's house to start helping out with dinner preparations!

But before that, we went upstairs and had a little nap.

Christmas is tiring.

Then it was downstairs to help get dinner prep'd and ready...and then finally....





It was time to eat!

Sadly Honey and I were not allowed to sit at the table with the rest of the family. Instead we mostly just hung out by my Dad (he's the most generous with the good stuff...until Mom catches him and scolds him saying completely mental things like 'Stop that! You're feeding him to much and he's getting fat!')

Come Dad...Mom isn't looking...just a little bit?
Can I have some too, please?
Then after dinner there was a lot of cleaning...and after that? A lot of snoozing!

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

Honey and I just wanted to wish all all our friends, and anyone else who may happen across my blog!, a very Merry Christmas! Tomorrow I'll poke and prod my mom into posting about all today's fun, it's been busy -whew!


December 22, 2015

Snow freak!

((WARNING!! If you are sensitive or if you have any sort of empathy for the evil snowfreaks you may want to skip over this blog post....you've been warned!))



A SNOWFREAK! What are YOU doing here?!


I know all about your kind! I've been warned and have seen what the horrors poor Frankie and Ernie have gone through. As a matter of fact they are still missing from Blogville...what have you Snowfreaks done with them?

Maybe even to them?!


Are you the beginning freak of a Snowfreak invasion here?! A scout, maybe?!

If I dispatch of you, hopefully that'll stop an invasion!




Take that, Snowfreak!





There! You won't be able to get back to your Snowfreak friends without any eyes!

But...what if you can get back by smell?! 


Better get rid of your nose, too!




There! That should do it...

But wait...what if even without eyes or nose you can still somehow get back there...better take care of your feet (Wait...do you even have feet?!) too.

Just in case. Gotta make certain that you can't make it back...this has nothing to do with the fact that you are actually very tasty...




Snow freak threat: Neutralized. 




December 20, 2015

December 16, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Hey Mom..why do I have to wear this stupid hat and Honey doesn't?!

Today I'm joining in with Blogpaws' Wordless Wednesday blog hop!

December 15, 2015

It's Chewy Review Time!

Hey Mom, I feel like it's been awhile since we've done a review for Mr.Chewy...it's about time, isn't it?!

So...what tasty thing do I get to give my 100%-cross-my-heart-honest-doggie opinion to for December?!


Ooohhhh....it's Merrick's Venison Holiday Stew! Now I've had Merrick products before and they are always tasty. Merrick always has something they call their Five Star Promises, which Mom really likes. 

What exactly are those promises?

  • Local Growers -NO ingredients from China, with all ingredients sourced from local farms across the USA.
  • Real, Whole Foods - they only use the freshest ingredients. They also do not use any additives, sweeteners or preservatives
  • Merrick's own Kitchen! -All their recipe making, packing and shipping occurs in ONE place.
  • Balanced Nutrition - Every Merrick recipe starts the same way: deboned meat! After all is said and done, each bowl of Merrick's dry recipes has a guaranteed protein level of 30-38%...and that's all then balanced out by an appropriate level of fruits and veggies. They also offer plenty of single-protien AND grain free options for allergy pets!
  • Health that can be seen! - After being on Merrick, you can see the benefits of their hight quality food in way such as: increased energy, healthy skin and shiny coats, healthy bones and joints and a healthy digestive tract.


So far, Merrick has been very good about not breaking any of those promises!

So that's a general overview of the company, but what about this specific product?

What's in this Venison Holiday Stew stuff, anyway?


Deboned Venison, Beef Broth, Peas, Carrots, Potato, Zucchini, Apples, Dried Egg Product, Natural Pork Flavor, Potato Starch-modified, Blueberries, Canola Oil, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate), Carageenan, Cassia Gum, Olive Oil, Flax Oil, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite), Natural Carmel Color, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Lecithin

Ok, so...that's what's in the can...now for a different look at what's in the can!


Just look at those chunks of meaty-goodness, and that hunk carrot right there!

Looks sure yummy to me...

Just give me two minutes here and I'll let you know for sure 100% just how yummy it is!




Doesn't just look tasty - it is tasty - and it didn't take me long at all to eat it all up and then lick the bowl clean.



So what do I think of this Merrick Venison Holiday Stew?

I think that Mom should stash a can away for the holiday proper...or be prepared to head out and get me some more for Christmas dinner! 

I like it lots, and it gets a FIVE STAR rating from me! 

Interested in grabbing some for yourself? Mr. Chewy has some for sale at Chewy.com, along with lots of other tasty and awesome stuff - pretty much anything a pooch could ever want!



(( DISCLAIMER: In exchange for this review of Merrick Venison Holiday Stew we were given one case of the above mentioned product free of charge. Beyond that we were in no other way compensated for this posting, and all opinions of the product are 100% honest and of our own. ))