Saturday, February 28, 2015

All Day I Get Bacon Baby Dog Rap | Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday!  That means it's time for a dog song here at Talking Dogs.  Though we tend to like original songs written about dogs the best, sometimes we can't resist having some fun.

Today we've got a silly dog rap music video for your enjoyment.  Yes, it is an advertisement for some dog treats.  That's really not the point and we don't really care what it's advertising.  However, we love the dog, Boss the Corgi, and the song All Day I Get Bacon Baby is doggone fun.

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy All Day I Get Bacon Baby.  Fetch more dog songs and dog music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bitey Face Blizzard Style | Wordless Wednesday

 Rudy and Rosie enjoyed a barking good game
of bitey face during our recent blizzard.

Rudy's got her down!

A brief pause in the action.
Look out, Rudy.  Rosie's gonna get you! 

Run, Rudy, run!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones Dental Treats from @Chewy | Product Review

My dogs have taste tested Blue Buffalo Wilderness grain free Duck Biscuits  last fall and a couple of years ago sampled their Wilderness Trail Jerky dog treats and loved them.  So when Chewy asked if they'd like to try Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dental Chews, it was all paws up!

According to Chewy, Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones are a 100% grain-free treat made to satisfy the spirit of the wolf that lives in every dog. Made to look just like something the wolf pack would search for in the forest, Wild Bones will help clean your dog's teeth as well as freshen his breath. They are made with only the finest, natural ingredients and will satisfy your dog's primitive instincts the way nature intended.
Key Benefits
  • Grain and gluten-free dental chews
  • Helps clean teeth and freshen breath
  • No corn, wheat or soy
  • Made in the USA
Made with only the finest natural ingredients, Wild Bones dental chews are free from both grains and glutens. They’re 100% chewing pleasure any dog will love.
Like all BLUE Wilderness® treats, Wild Bones contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives so your dog can satisfy his primitive instincts the way nature intended.
The True BLUE Promise
Wilderness Wild Bones contain NO chicken (or poultry) by-product meals, NO corn, wheat or soy, and NO artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
No fair, Mama, the bag isn't open.
Taste test waiting is so hard!

We received a 10 oz bag of Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones Large Dental Chews Grain -Free Dog Treats.  They come in several sizes:
  • Mini Bones for dogs 5-15 pounds
  • Small Bones for dogs 15-25 pounds
  • Regular Bones for dogs  25-50 pounds
  • Large Bones for dogs 50 pounds and up.
Tapioca Starch, Dried Whey, Vegetable Glycerine, Gelatin, Water, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potatoes, Pea Protein, Sunflower Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin, Salt, Zinc Propionate, preserved with Citric Acids, Tocopherols and Oil of Rosemary, Calcium Carbonate

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 23% minimum
Crude Fat 3 %minimum
Crude Fiber 1% maximum
Moisture 20% maximum
Calcium 1.4% minimum
Phosphorous 0.75% minimum

Calorie Content
2.930 Kcals/kg One bone equals 201 Kcals

Jeffie is woofing about Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dental Chews from Chewy
Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dental Treats are regularly priced at $19.99, but are on sale now at Chewy for $14.99

Paws up for Blue Buffalo and Chewy and here's why:

  • Blue Buffalo is made in the US.
  • These Blue Buffalo treats are grain and gluten free - no soy, no corn, no wheat.
  • has super fast home delivery service
  • has an easy to navigate web site with responsive customer service
  • offers over 120 brands of pet food and treats with free shipping on any order over $49
  • supports animal shelters and rescue groups with an easy way to raise funds with their Shelter & Rescue Network.
  • The dogs LOVE them! 

Rudy loves the crunchy goodness of these dental dog treats.

We're pleased to recommend both Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dental Chews and!

        * We received one package of Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dental Chews from in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.

        We're joining the Tasty Tuesday blog hop today. This is a blog hop that celebrates good food, sponsored by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kols Notes.

      Sunday, February 22, 2015

      Adopt Brother a Hound Dog Mix @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

      This sweet soul is Brother.  He's a 3 year old hound dog mix.  Originally from New Orleans, LA, Brother was relocated to Wayside Waifs animal shelter in Kansas City, MO in hopes he'd have a better chance of finding a home.

      Brother is shy, but has been gaining confidence, especially thanks to Wayside Waifs' Confidence College.  It's hard to learn to trust humans, but Brother is doing just that.

      I'll let Brother tell you his story:
      Hi there, I'm Brother. This is such a hard thing for me to do...stepping into the spotlight to share my story with you makes me uncomfortable and self-conscious. But sometimes in life, you have to take risks and do things you don't want to do. I understand that. And that's why I'm here today, opening my heart to you, hoping you might be the kind person who needs a dog like me in your life. I am super sweet and fun, but sometimes shy and unsure and afraid, at least until I get to know you. So life can be scary to me. I'm trying so hard to fit in.

      I am a handsome and unique, 3 year old, medium sized, Hound mix. I'm cute and playful, in the most fun sort of way! I like to run and romp and chase after my toys. I make people smile, without even trying. I haven't always had that effect on people though. I guess I've had sort of a tough life. I was homeless and living in New Orleans, when the shelter I was staying at decided I'd have a better chance at a happy life if I relocated here to Kansas City. The thought of moving across the country terrified me! When I got to Wayside, I sat in my kennel and trembled, hoping no one would notice me. I felt so alone.
      Each day though, things were slowly getting better. I was enrolled in Wayside's "Confidence College", for shy and fearful dogs. I started to let a few people into my life. I started to feel not quite so alone. After a few weeks, I let everyone know that I was ready to start my new life...which will hopefully be with you. I'm still shy though and I probably always will be. Quick movements and strange noises are still scary to me. But I'm gaining confidence every single day now! I'm starting to feel more social and brave and special. I'm having fun and even forgetting my fears at times. Still though, I need you to take things very slowly with me, especially when we first get home and I'm getting settled into my new routine with you. Please let me go at my own pace and don't push me into situations before I am ready. I need you to be patient and gentle and calm with me. Please offer me plenty of positive reinforcement, by praising me and giving me treats when I'm a good boy. This will help me gain confidence, while learning what you expect from me. I'm a smart dog who loves to make you happy, so I'll make an excellent student. I already know the sit and down commands, but I'd love to learn more, so please teach me!

      Once I get comfortable with you and learn to trust you, I am an affectionate and loving dog. I love to be by your side as you pet me. And I love to curl up next to you on the couch, as we unwind for the day. I will make a loyal and devoted companion for you. I'm looking for a home that is calm, low-key, and quiet. I will be happiest without kids under the age of at least 5, since they are scary to me. And I was never really socialized much with other dogs in my past, so I'm sort of unsure around them. I seem to do better with females than males. Please just bring the whole family, including both human and canine, out to meet me and we'll see how we all do together. I just really want this adoption to work out, so I need to find the right family for me! Thanks for understanding.

      I hope you're the kind of person who celebrates the little things in life. And I hope you're looking for a sweet and simple dog who likes to quietly watch the world go by. I don't feel the need to be the life of the party. I'm happy being me, a shy and unsure and sometimes awkward dog who doesn't always know the right way to act just yet. But I'm getting there! I'm such a work in progress. And with your help and your love and attention and patience, I will blossom into the best dog you've ever known. Please just give me that chance!
      Love, Brother

      Take a look at Brother's adoption story and then contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151.  His animal ID number is 24713782

      Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or thnose that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community.  

      Talking Dogs blog is participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!

      Tuesday's Tails blog hop participants can post any day of the week and link up with a fresh blog hop linky every Tuesday.  Though targeted at adoptable pets, we also welcome blog posts regarding pet adoption, rescue organizations and adoption events. Fetch the Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like and if you're participating in the blog hop, post your featured pets! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes!

      Talking Dogs is the official blog of For Love of a Dog Jewelry

      Saturday, February 21, 2015

      Dog Park Song | Dog Song Saturday

      It's Saturday, so time for a dog song at Talking Dogs.   Today we have a dog song similar to those we sing here at our house.  Dog Park Song is a little silly and a whole lot of fun.

      This music video is pretty self explanatory and inspired by a trip to the dog park. The lyrics were made up as the camera rolled.

      Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy Dog Park SongFetch more dog songs and dog music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected.