There once was a little girl named Gracie.
Gracie had a very big dog that looked like a bear.
Her dog’s name was Sherman.
Sherman was very fluffy and had a lot of hair.
Gracie watched her totally awesome mom brush Sherman all the time with her FURminator® deShedding tool and she longed to one day try this tool out on Sherman because her mom, who is awesome, always raved about how well it worked on Sherman’s coat and how much undercoat it removed on him without breaking or pulling the hair.
Dog slobber. It’s a way of life around here.
We deal with it and embrace it and we find ways to make it work to our advantage.
Take last week for example.
My husband and I were flipping the mattress on our bed like we do every so often when we remember. There’s no set mattress flipping schedule it just happens.
Flipping the mattress takes two people because it’s a king size mattress and we have a ceiling fan with a light that sits over the bed.
It’s a delicate operation and we always wind up hitting the light no matter how hard we try not to. So on this day as we were flipping it we were also carrying on a conversation about something that was super important at the time but not so important that I still remember what it was.
Shopping for dog food can be a daunting task especially when you walk into a pet store and are overwhelmed by the aisles and aisles packed with different foods.
I mean how many foods are out there now? Hundreds? Thousands?
I’ve spent so many hours in these aisles and over the years I’ve probably read the back of almost every bag of pet food that’s on the market. It’s hard trying to stay on top of all the foods that are available since there’s is a new food coming out almost every week so I had to come up with a system.
Here’s a few ways that I narrow down my searches when I’m in the pet store.
Sometimes I have a hard time paying attention and I give full credit to my over active brain for that.
It’s not that I’m not paying attention.
Well, at least I’m trying to pay attention.
But in serious situations my mind is going a mile a minute and not all the important information gets absorbed where it needs to get absorbed.
I eventually remember but it’s usually after the fact and way too late to make any difference.
My husband can’t stand this.
There’s really no easy way to say this so I’ll just come out with it.
It’s a serious a sick.
He’s been sick for awhile now and while I’ve shared a few of the things that have been going on with him, there’s more to it.
He’s been having on and off vomiting and diarrhea and most recently he had a condition called pitting edema.
Edema is basically the swelling of a certain area. Edema happens when there is a leak in the small blood cells and it flows into nearby tissues. The fluid builds up and the tissues swell. It’s the body’s normal response to injury or inflammation.
I don’t know what it is about a Newfie butt that just puts a huge smile on my face.
They’re big, brown and beautiful and they move from side to side when they walk.
It’s kind of like a Newfie swagger.
Newfie butts seen here are brown but they come in a variety of colors including black, grey, black and white and brown and white.
Each butt is sold separately and swagger may vary.
The past few weeks I’ve had a lot of people ask me how much my dogs cost.
I get this question a lot and I’m going to be honest, most of the I want to say “It’s nonya.”
None of ya business.
Yes, I dropped some cash on them the day I picked them up from the breeder but I also haven’t stopped dropping cash on them since that day.
There’s no such thing as a one time cost for a dog, it’s a lifetime cost and I don’t even think it’s fair to give someone an estimated cost of how much a dog can cost over their lifetime.
It all depends on the dog and the person who is providing for that dog.
It’s no secret that I spend a lot of money when it comes to my dogs but I’m not Richie Rich so there are ways that I try to save when it comes to how much cash actually gets dropped on them.
Here are just a few ways that I try to save a few bucks:
Happy Memorial Day!
I hope everyone is enjoying their extra long weekend, enjoying time with family and friends and honoring those who have served and are serving our country.
Memorial day weekend is normally when summer begins for most of us.
Gardens get planted. Cookouts start happening and swimming pools open.
This weekend we have been able to do all the normal kick off the summer festivities except for the opening the swimming pool part. (insert sad face here)
Instead of opening up our pool this weekend, we were taking ours down.
Natural Stride has been our go to joint supplement for Sherman for the past several months. In the past we’ve tried many joint supplements for Sherman and saw little to no results as far as ease in mobility and improvement in some of the daily effects that his arthritis has on him.
With the Natural Stride we saw less limping and stiffness in Sherman’s right knee and in return we were eventually able to get back to our daily exercise routine.
Natural Stride wasn’t a miracle worker for Sherman’s arthritis but it’s the joint supplement that we have found works best for him and his arthritic condition.
Cetyl Myristoleate was the ingredient that stood out the most to me in the Natural Stride joint supplement.
Apples are packed full of goodness and can be a super healthy treats for dogs but they seem to be a hit or miss treat around here with Sherman and Leroy.
They seem to love dog treats with apples in them but just plain old apple slices seem to lack in the drool worthy treat category.
Leroy spits them across the floor and Sherman takes an apple slice, lays down with it and stares at it waiting for it to transform into something better.
Luckily for Sherman, last week his waiting was over and his plain old apple slice was transformed into something magical.