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So I Bought This Carrot….


I’ve been looking for some new toys for the boys. Not just regular plush toys but something different.

Something to spice up their life. Something they can use and get some enjoyment out of.

Something that will occupy them for a bit.

So I found this carrot. It’s made by Planet Dog and you can stuff it with treats and let the dogs chew on it to work the treats out.

My guys have never really been into things like this before but I thought I would give it a try and seeing that it’s summer, I thought I would make a nice cool treat to put in it and let them enjoy it.

I was going to buy them each one but then I decided I would just buy one and see how it went.

If it went well I would buy another one, if not, I only wasted a  few bucks.

So I whipped up some berries and yogurt, stuffed the carrot with it and put it in the freezer for a few hours.

I could barley contain my excitement while it was freezing.


Tail Troubles


This face.

It’s a face that gives the impression that he is so sweet and innocent.

I’m just laying here looking sad and sweet and this is all I do all day long.


This sad pathetic face finds itself in more mischief than you can imagine.

It’s the kind of mischief that most other dogs don’t find themselves in.

Take Leroy and my alarm clock.

The alarm clock seems to be a source of ongoing mischief for both of my dogs.

It should be a simple electronic device that does nothing more than wake me up in the morning but it’s constantly a source of trouble for me and the dogs.

No matter where I put it or how I rig it, it’s always an issue.

Like the morning Leroy got it wrapped around his tail.


R.I.P. Flip Flop


A Proper Burial

Another one of my favorite shoes bit the dust late last week due to a very big and clumsy newfie paw.

The Newfie paw belonged to Leroy.

It’s the same paw that has ruined several slippers because Leroy has an issue with invading my personal space when I’m walking.

In this case I guess you could say that it technically was my fault for wearing flip flops on a walk with a 160 pound dog who has issues of invading personal feet space, but hey, it’s summer and my feet live in flip flops during the summer.

Who would of thought that my dog was going to step on the back of my flip flop as we were crossing the street causing my flip flop to snap in half and me fall flat on my face in front of an undetermined amount of cars stopped at the red light of the street we were crossing?

Not me man. Not me.

Apparently, I need to add flip flops to the list of things I should not wear while going for a walk with Leroy.

No loose pants. No flip flops.

Got it.

Disclosure-This post is NOT sponsored by Nike. My favorite flip flops are Nike. Period. If Nike wants to partner up, say by sending me a new pair of flip flops, that is fine by me. :)

Welcome to Monday Mischief – The pet blog hop that wraps up the weekend! This Blog Hop is brought to you by Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog Blog, and My Brown Newfies.

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Berry Cool Dog Popsicles


Instead of making Leroy a cake for his birthday last week I mentioned that I made some berry popsicles as a special treat.

They were a big hit so I thought I would share the recipe with you in case you are looking for a super simple cool treat for your dog this summer.

You only need 4 ingredients, one of which is a secret ingredient!

  1. Blueberries
  2. Strawberries
  3. Plain, all natural, nonfat yogurt
  4. Coconut oil <—Secret ingredient!

Honestly, I didn’t measure it out.

I just threw some plain nonfat yogurt in a bowl with some frozen strawberries and blueberries and mixed it all up. It was probably about 16 oz of yogurt and about a cup of frozen berries. I added about a tablespoon of coconut oil and scooped it into popsicle molds.

Of course you can always use fresh berries, but my strawberry and blueberry plants are not producing any fruits this year so I had to use frozen berries.


Put them in the freezer for a few hours and out comes a super fun and healthy summer treat!

* Word of Caution* If you have a dog like Leroy who has absolutely no manners, you might want to skip using a popsicle mold that has a stick and just freeze some of the mixture in a plastic bowl or you might wind up fighting your dog to a near death for the popsicle stick. 

On Turning 40

Last week I quietly turned 40.



I turned 40.

I’m no longer thirty something.

I am 40.

No matter how often I say it, it doesn’t seem right.

I don’t feel 40.


Well my body feels 40 but my mind feels like it’s still  a young 30.

You know, almost an adult, but not really.

I like nonsense. I always have.


How Dog Slobber Helps Me In The Bedroom


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.


Settle The Gut Down and Then Settle Yourself Down



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.

I am.

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.


Diagnosing Leroy


There’s really no easy way to say this so I’ll just come out with it.

Leroy’s sick.

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 Hate To See You Go But I Love To Watch You Leave


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.

Swoosh. Swoosh.

Swoosh. Swoosh.


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.

Dogs And Love Nibbles


Sometimes love hurts.

Especially when you have a dog that likes to give love nibbles.

Sherman likes to give love nibbles.

He’s given me love nibbles since as far back as I can remember and he usually gives them when he’s excited, like when I come home from work.

The best way to describe a love nibble is to picture your arm like an ear of corn and your dog is eating that ear of corn, which is your arm, if you’ve forgotten already.


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