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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pampered, by Chloe

Mommy and Daddy often spoil me, but today really took the cake.  It has been so hot, as many of you know, and with my fur being longer and shaggier than Dexter's, I tend to be uncomfortable in the heat.  Today, Mommy helped make me feel better by taking me for my very first haircut.

I think it was tougher on Mommy than on me, since she had to leave me alone with a stranger, but I really did not mind.  Mommy stayed in the store and watched most of the time.  The ladies complimented me on how well I behaved.  It felt so good to get a little trim.

They put cute little bows in my hair once I was all trimmed up.
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AND

Mommy paid a little extra to get my nails painted!
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I felt so special and pretty.  I even posed for a few pictures when we got home.
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But let me tell you, all this pampering has me pooped, so I am going to take nap.
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Love,
Chloe

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Travel Tips

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Hello friends!  I am hoping some of you can help me out.  We are having a bit of trouble traveling with Dexter.  When we first got him, and he was the only dog in our house, he traveled just fine.  He wanted to sit on my lap in the car, but other than that, he did great.

How that we have two dogs, traveling is more complicated.  Chloe does great, she sleeps in the backseat, she never fusses if we leave our room without her, she does get scared when pottying in a new place, but otherwise, she is a breeze.  It is Dex that is the issue.  He now gets very excited in the car, almost agitated.  He paces and jumps and claws, it is awful.  On our most recent trip, we bought a calming collar for him, and it worked like a charm.  He spent most of the drive sleeping in the back seat with Chloe.  The only time he got agitated was when we went through a drive through for lunch, and that was only because he wanted our french fries.  He was an angel;  I thought we were home free.

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I could not have been more wrong.  The trouble was once we checked into the hotel we were staying at.  He would totally freak out when we would leave the room.  His excessive barks could be heard throughout the hotel.  And when we returned, he had totally detroyed the plastic tray that serves as the bottom of his crate.  It was awful.  I am at such a loss as to what to do.  We really want to be able to continue taking them on trips with us, but if his behavior continues like this, we just cannot.  It is not good for him to be getting this upset, and it is really stressful for us.

So, friends, do any of you have any suggestions as to how we can handle this behavior, and how to make traveling with the dogs more enjoyable for all of us?

Monday, July 18, 2011

BlogFest 2011 Giveaway Winner

Thank you to all who entered my Cesar's Giveaway for Blogfest 2011.  I am excited to get to know all my new readers and followers!

But I am most excited to announce that the giveaway winner is......

Crystal!

I will be sending the prize out this week, hopefully she will stop back and let us all know how her dog liked the goodies!

Thank you all for being such loyal readers!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cesar Dog Food Review and BlogFest 2011 Giveaway!

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I know I know, it has been way way too long since I have blogged.  The summer just has taken me away from my computer.  So, in order for my return to blogging to be fantastic for all my readers, I have decided to schedule my comeback to coincide with BlogFest 2011, and include a totally awesome dog related giveaway.

So, a while ago, I was approached to review some products by Cesar.  They offered to send me a goody bag, and in a few days it arrived.  I was surprised to see that it contained 7 different meals and 2 bags of treats for the dogs, and a t-shirt for me!  An awesome bag of goodies indeed.
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The meals were all different flavors, and the first one the dogs tried was one of the sunrise meals.  Chloe was going through a picky phase, and not eating much, so I was worried about her reaction to this food.  Man oh man, she could not get enough!  She loved it, licked the bowl clean and proceeded to eat dry food that I gave her right after.  The food has really helped spark her appetite, helps to supplement their nutrition, and serves as a nice dietary change of pace.  
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But if I thought they liked the meals, that reaction paled in comparison to how much they LOVE the treats.  The treats are shaped like paws, bones, and hearts, and are small and soft.  Both Dexter and Chloe get very excited when they see me opening these treats, and since they are small, they do not get too full to ruin their appetite for their delicious meals.  
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So, overall, my dogs are now HUGE fans of both Cesar meals and treats, and I anticipate that we will continue supplementing their diet with both.

And now, for the truly AWESOME part.....

Cesar gave me a second goody bag to give away to one of my lucky readers!!!  

So, here are the details:

  • In order to win, you must be a follower of my blog, and a US resident.
  • The giveaway is open from 12:01 am July 15th to 11:59 pm July 17th.  A winner will be chosen on July 18th.  
  • Entering is SUPER easy, just leave me a comment below with your name, your email, and telling me how you follow my blog (GFC, Networked Blogs, etc). 
  •  Follow me on Twitter and get and extra entry by leaving a second comment with your Twitter name.  
  • "Like" me on Facebook and get an extra entry by leaving a third comment with your Facebook name. 
 So, you can get up to 3 entries.  Simple right?  RIGHT!  So, best of luck!

BUT...

The fun does not end there.  Check out the following blogs, who are also participating in Blogfest 2011 by sponsoring some great giveaways:


You can see the full list of blogs participating in Blogfest 2011 at A Journey of Books

Hope you all enjoy Blogfest 2011.  Keep track of all the giveaways you enter here!  Good luck!