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Leroy’s New Year’s Resolutions


I, Badd Badd Leroy Brown, declare my resolutions for the year 2016 as follows:

Eat Healthier. I will continue to be aware of what goes into my mouth, ;down my throat, through my intestines and into my stomach.  Inedible objects will not be consumed by me. This includes, but is not limited to, pistachio shells. Even though, technically, pistachio shells are considered to be edible by some.  It makes my mom mad so I won’t. Even if someone drops them on the floor.

Improve my concentration and mental skills. I would like to lengthen my short attention span. Perhaps play with a toy longer than 30 seconds. I will NOT give up on my Kibble Nibble ball until every last single piece of kibble is gone. My mind needs to keep working in order for me to flourish. I have a brain and the size of it does not matter, it’s what I do with it that counts.


He Always Knew He Was a Little Different


I saw this saying the other day on Facebook and it immediately made me think of Leroy.

From the day that we brought Leroy home we knew he was a different than all the other Newfs.

To this day, 7 years later,  we still can’t determine if Leroy is too smart for his own good or if under those antlers there’s a pile of rocks.

It could go either way.

His mind is just not constructed like the average dog’s mind.

His body is a wee different than all the other Newfs.

Leroy doesn’t let that stop him. He lets his goofy light shine through every single day.

So our holiday message this year is for all of us to be more Rudolph.

Let your lights shine brightly and without hesitation. :)





Santa Hat Boycott



I brought out the Santa hats last week and both the boys rolled their eyes and walked away.

I think the sight of the Santa hats makes them want to vomit.

They know that the Santa hats mean sitting still for ever and me saying “These dog damn Santa hats.” or “Don’t move your head for 15 seconds.”



“Dog damn it Leroy, STAY THERE.”

“No Sherman, please don’t lay down.”


Woof You


Thank you to everyone for the heart felt birthday wishes for Sherman!

The above picture has absolutely nothing to do with this post but I think it’s adorable and if I’m going to be 100% honest, I tried to get a picture with Sherman this weekend on his birthday and things did not go as planned.

First I tried with my daughter’s new selfie stick and that was a debacle. Apparently I’m the only one in the world who can’t figure out how to work that thing.

First the phone fell off the stick and I almost died because it was my NEW phone that fell to the ground. Then, when I finally got it back on the stick, it did a flash burst of 30 pictures. All of which were of my wall. I didn’t even know my phone could this and I’ll probably never be able to get it to do it again.


When Big Dogs Block Appliances


Living with a gentle breed dog can sometimes be challenging, especially when your giant dog has the “wherever you go I follow” philosophy.

Sherman has this philosophy and sometimes it gets in your way, especially when your in the kitchen trying to make magic happen.

I don’t know what it is about big dogs that they have to lie in front of every appliance that you need to get to. It’s like they just know.

I’m going to lie right here because I know she’s going to need to get in here eventually and she’s going to feel so guilty for making me move that she’ll give me a hug or a cookie. 

Take Sherman.

Every single day he does this.


Hill Work With Sherman (Video)

I’ve written many time how I implement hill work into Sherman’s exercise.

We started it pretty much as soon as he was recovered from his torn cruciate. It began as a low impact way to build back up his muscle mass in his rear legs.

It was one of the several treatments in his rehabilitation.

We’ve continued it over the years to help keep his muscles strong.

We normally do it 2-3 times a week. More in the Fall and Winter and less in the Summer.

Normally we do hills that are only about 5-7 feet tall and we do it about 4-5 times.

Lately we’ve upped the bar and moved onto a hill that is almost triple that.


Welcome Fall


Fall is here.

Not just because the calendar said it’s here but because it’s really here in Ohio.

One day it felt like Summer and the next it was Fall. It was like someone hit a switch.

Sure we’ll have a few more warm days but the leaves have already committed.

I welcome Fall as it’s my favorite time of the year and since Sherman and Leroy like to lay in piles of leaves and then bring them inside, I get to enjoy Fall inside and outside.

Besides a dozen or so stray leaves, I already have some of my Fall decorations out and I went and bought some new comfy Fall sweats this weekend.


All Rights Reserved


I’m sorry that the Monday Mischief post is late today.

I just couldn’t get myself to get on the computer and write last night.

I have nothing funny or sweet to say today so I wasn’t going to say anything at all.

After having to deal with people stealing my shit for the third time this month, I’m kind of fed up to be honest.

After hearing all the sorry excuses coming from the people who are stealing my shit, I’m kind of fed up.

After hearing people blame an agency that they are using then not being able to provide with that agencies name, I’m kind of fed up.

Just because you saw it on the internet doesn’t mean it’s yours to use as you please.

I will take it down is not good enough. The damage has been done.


Dog Dining 101 With Stella & Chewy’s Raw Pet Food Meal Mixers. #StellaandChewys

This post is sponsored by Stella & Chewy’s and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Meal Mixers, but My Brown Newfies only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Stella & Chewy’s is not responsible for the content of this article.

Dog Dining 101


Welcome To Doggy Dining 101: How To Add Raw Pet Food To Your Dog’s Diet With Ease

  1. Set table setting. Towel. Dog dish.
  2. Place dog behind table
  3. Place bib on dog to catch slobber
  4. Allow dog to stare at bag and slobber for a few seconds
  5. Scoop Stella & Chewy’s® Meal Mixers onto food.
  6. Moisten with a little bit of warm water.
  7. Mix
  8. Serve!

It’s that easy to add a little bit of raw food to your dog’s kibble which is why we’ve been adding Stella & Chewy’s raw pet food to Sherman’s kibble for well over a year now.

I’ve been interested in feeding a raw food diet for awhile but I never made the commitment because I didn’t trust myself to do it properly. With Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers I don’t have to worry about that and I can continue to give Sherman his regular kibble and adjust his calories as needed. Since we’re on a budget, it’s also more affordable for me to do it this way, especially with a giant breed dog.


Waiting On Some Newf-Like Weather


We’re having a typical Ohio summer.

It started off with a lot of rain and cooler temperatures and then it went straight to hot.

Then it got cool. Then it hot and humid.

Cool again and now we’re at near breaking hot temperature for the first week of September.

Towards the end of the week we’ll be back to cool, fall like weather and I have no idea what the week after that holds.