Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Back with a May Chewy Review!

Hey everyone,

It's been a while, we took a break from them, but we are back with a new Chewy review!

We missed opening the mail every month.
 What's in the box brother?

These are the Halo 'Liv a Little' freeze dried treats. Chicken recipe.

Time for the taste test...

::no sniffing and licking first from Oakley this time, straight to eating::

Swisher is more than ready!
 This is full concentration mode.

 Aunt V: Hey! Watch the finger bud!

One wasn't enough, so we had to try a couple more. 
 Lip smacking, snout licking good!

The Verdict:

Pros: Mom likes these for us because we do well with freeze dried treats. They have a funny texture, kind of like styrofoam, but consistency like a a dried marshmallow. Bol. Mom also likes them because they are 1.Made with 100% pure chicken breast and are grain free. So not only are they 2.Healthy, they're tasty as well.  3.They come in a convenient sealable container. 4. Versatile. If you crumble it up, you can add it to dry kibble for extra flavor. 5. This is a double doozy treat. Meaning they're good for dogs and cats! 

Cons: The price is a little out of Moms budget. This was a 2.2oz jar, and it runs about $7.99. But you pay for quality. And also, they're so good, they run out fast. Bol.

 Thank you Chewy for giving us the opportunity to review these treats.
We would recommend these treats to all our furiends. C'mon everybuddy. Liv a little.

Lots of satisfied licks,
Swisher and Oakely

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Birthday Number 8 was Pawsitively Great!

That's right! Pizza! You know how much we looooove pizza around here, but we love it even more on our birthdays because we get an actual slice. Not just table scraps and crusts (which are still delicious). Last Tuesday was my 8th birthday! Mom said Aunt V was going to come over with some presents and we were going order pizza. And that's exactly what we did.
Yeah that's bacon you see on there! And plenty of it!

We let Mom and Aunt V eat first, and they let our slices of pizza cool down. So we decided to open presents before we ate.

I opened the presents from  Aunt V first. She shared the bag with Mom, but the balloon and card are from her. 

It's got a picture of a pug on it! It says "Sit. Stay...." on the outside and "Party!" on the inside. 

Ok now time for the good stuff. Check out my new birthday bandana Mom got me. It says Birthday Boy on it! I'll tell you right now, it's better than that birthday hat she makes us wear!

Alright! Aunt V got me more bandanas. Two of them. One red and one blue. Perfect to share with my brother.  And a bag of some of our favorite tasty treats!

 Next were the presents from Mom. *sniff sniff*

Stuffies! 2 mushroom stuffies and an orange slice stuffie! These are perfect. Small and bright colors, just how I like them!

What's this? Oh pawsome, it's a BIONIC Bone. You put treats inside of the bone and every time you play with the bone, it feeds you. That's brilliant!

I have a feeling my brother is going to like this bone to destroy and not get eatables. I better watch him with this.
 Swish is not looking, time to act fast!

One more thing from Mom, and it was this Ian's Savory Sauce. It's gravy that you poor over dry food and it's bacon flavor!! This stuff is going to be glorious!

Now THIS is what I've been waiting for! PIZZA!
Mom chopped it into smaller pieces for us because she's afraid we might swallow the slice whole! To be honest, we probably would. And if I ever want pizza again, I probably should eat this carefully. But then again, this is a great way to go out. Bol


 Swish: Gosh my brother is so weird! There's no time for thinking!

After I inhaled, I mean ate all my pizza, Mom said it was time for dessert. But I didn't get out of wearing the silly birthday hat. Mom said I had to wear it at least while they sang happy birthday to me. Mom and Aunt V's friend Monica made cupcakes earlier in the day, and said I could have a few since it was my birthday! Thanks Monica!
 But we didn't have any candles so we had to improvise. Bol. I still made a wish.

 Cupcake time!

Oakley shared in on the goodness.

OMD those cupcakes were so good. Blue raspberry with cream cheese frosting. I don't care if my lips turn blue! This is me licking all the frosting off my face! Bol.

This is us with full bellies from pizza and cupcakes in our new bandanas. Don't we look handsome?

After all the excitement, we rested with our new mushroom stuffies and relaxed the rest of the evening.

I shared my other mushroom stuffie with Oakley too. He doesn't think I saw him with my Bionic Bone, but I see all even with just one eye.
 I like my brother's birthdays, he always shares his cool stuff!

I had a really great birthday. Thank you all for letting me share it with you. The pizza was delicious. The presents were fun. The pizza was delicious. The cupcake was amazing. And the pizza was delicious! Thank you Mom and Aunt V for everything. 

I know we are a little late, but we wanted to wish all the doggy Moms out there a belated Happy Mother's Day!

We pawsitively love our Mom to bacon bits and guess what...today is her birthday too! Happy Birthday Mom!!! That means more celebrating and maybe even more pizza! *paws crossed*

Lots of licks,

pee.s. Thank you Aunt V for helping with this post.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

'Wagon' Walk 2014

Hey pals and gals,

We have a fun adventure to share with all of you. In our last post we mentioned our new wagon we just got. And guess what we did this past weekend? Mom, Aunt V and us pawticipated in the 19th Annual SPCA Monterey County Wag n' Walk. This is our 5th year in a row doing it. The Wag N' Walk is a fun walk-a-thon that helps raise money and awareness for homeless, abused and neglected animals in our community.

We always have a great time when we're here. We get to meet new furiends and new human friends, enjoy some snacks, some new smells, and it's all for a great cause. Plus it was time to put this new wagon to use! 
 This is us arriving at the event. Check out Swish arriving in style.

We found the perfect spot to park our wagon, under some shade, and waited for the walk to start.

The walk provides us with a complimentary breakfast. They have bagels, fruit, cookies, granola bars, juice, coffee, and water for the humans. And tons of snacks and treats for us. This is us right after Mom shared her bagel with us.
Don't mind the cream cheese on my chin. Bol.

 We got to mingle with some new furiends.

Big furiends. 

Little furiends.

And even furless friends.
 This lady said "oh look it's a Boston and a Pug-a-licious!", Bol.

The walk was going to begin soon, so Mom harnessed us in. But Swish was way too excited and was not liking the idea of having to sit in the wagon. He wanted to escape. Mom kept telling him that he needs to ride in the wagon because he's way too excited and is already tiring himself out!

I don't know why, it's mighty comfortable in here. I'm starting to like this thing.

Swish said he didn't like the idea of being strapped in. Said it was limiting his 'party animal' image (that's what his shirt says), so Mom and him compromised and settled for riding in the wagon. He was taking up all the comfy room, so I walked out in front with Mom.
 ...and we're off!

There was tons of people. We heard the announcer guy say there was 400 registered walkers. So driving through all that traffic in a wagon was a little tricky.

But Mom and Aunt V found a good system that worked.

During the walk we would make pit stops. To rest. To wait for traffic to go by. To watch walkers. And to take pictures. We found a submarine on our walk!
 They call me Cap't One Eyed Swish!

Oak: This submarine is missing something.
Swish: Water?
Oak: No, a navigator. I see land, Cap't!

This is our turn around location. To be honest, we haven't made it this far in a couple years. We usually have to turn around sooner because Swish's breathing gets pretty bad and Mom and Aunt V have to take turns carrying him all the way back. But not this time!

On our way back we met a nice little girl, named Penelope. And she had a pug sister named Daisy. Daisy liked our wagon. She seemed a bit tired, and being the gentle-dogs we are, we offered her a ride in with us.

 She said thank you kindly and jumped right in!

We made it to the finish line. We said our goodbyes to Daisy and Penelope and we parted ways. Swisher and Mom went to go grab us some complimentary lunch snacks. Usually we will go check out the dog obstacle course, but me and Aunt V went for a little hike instead down by the water and rocks.
Check out all those parked boats over by the docks.  

I've never been on a boat before, I wonder if I'd like it?

After that we headed out. We had a pawesome time. It was a beautiful day. And the wagon was a huge success! And not just for us. We're glad we were able to help out another pug in need. After all, that's what this walk was all about, helping those in need.

We apawlogize for the long post. Hope you all had a great weekend and continue to have a good week. I know we're going to, guess who's turning the big number 8 today?... Swish!

Lots of licks,
Oakley... and Swisher