Monday, March 31, 2014

Disappearing Dog Tags | Monday Mischief

That's a lot of dog ID tags, right?

No, we've not added more than a dozen dogs to our pack.   

I've just given up on our Rubit dog tag clips.

Way back in the summer of 2011, I was lucky enough to win a contest at the Chronicles of Cardigan.  

The prize was a Rubit Dog Tag Clip. Very cool little gizmo that looked very handy.  No more broken fingernails and no more pliers just to change dog collars.

The dogs could make the appropriate fashion statement without me muttering over a pair of needlenose pliers.  I loved it!

The original Rubit Dog Tag Clip

In fact, I loved them so much that I immediately ordered more.  One for each of my dogs, plus some as gifts for Christmas that year.

Like many love affairs, mine with the Rubit is over.

Rosie's was the first to go.  Where did it go?  I have no idea.  Along with it went her ID tag, her rabies tag, and her microchip tag.    

I replaced all three on a new Rubit.  Within 2 weeks they were all gone again.  Though I realize the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...  I replaced the whole set again.

Gone.    Rudy's were the next to go.   Jeffie's disappeared last week.

Actually, the Rubit magically appeared on the deck a few days later.  No tags.

Rubit, but no tags.
At this point I think when our vet's office staff see one of us, they know what we need is a replacement rabies tag.  It's embarrassing.

So, I ordered some cheap  inexpensive ID tags.  Lots of them.   Already added them to the dogs' everyday collars and will be pawning the job onto the Dog Daddy of putting them on the dogs' other collars soon.



How did they come off the collars?  What happened to the tags?   Must be some Rubit elves out there somewhere and they've been up to a whole lot of mischief!


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Adopt Bobbie an Australian Cattle Dog Pitbull Mix at Wayside Waifs


UPDATE April 2 - Wayside Waifs let me know that Bobbie was ADOPTED yesterday afternoon!

This beautiful girl is Bobbie.  She's a 4 year old Australian Cattle Dog / Pit Bull mix who is currently calling Wayside Waifs in Kansas City home.  Below is her message to you, plus a wonderful adoption video! You'll see Bobbie during her very first agility lesson, plus you'll see her infectious smile and wiggle butt in action.

Hi there! I'm Bobbie and I'm a total sweetheart of a dog! I'm friendly and affectionate. And I'm strong and athletic, too. I just want to be part of a family again. I want to feel loved and cared for again. I'm confused about being here and I long for a forever home.

I'm a 4 year old, 44 pounds of solid muscle, already housetrained, Pit Bull Terrier/Hound mix. I came to Wayside via the Riverside, MO animal control people, when my owners could no longer care for me and they abandoned me. They loved me very much though! Before they left me, they wrote down some information about me, since I wasn't able to speak for myself. They just didn't know where to turn, I guess, and if I saw them today, I'd give them a big tail wag and a kiss. Us dogs don't hold grudges. Anyway though, today is the day that I move on with my life! I have no choice but to pick myself up and carry on. I hope my next family is able to love and care for me for the rest of my life.

First order of business when I got here was to get myself in tip-top shape. I had my teeth cleaned, was treated for fleas, recuperated from a cold, and had a benign mass removed from my side. The mass was tested and it's nothing to worry about. Whew! I feel much better now. I'm a pretty gal...unique and solid and strong. I do pull some on my leash, but you can get me a harness to wear when we walk, if you'd like. That will make it a much more enjoyable walk for both of us! I'd love to exercise with you, so I hope you like that too. I'll be a great walking or running partner and the activity will help me stay happy, healthy, and calm.


To be perfectly honest, I'm stressed out by life here at the shelter, and it's sort of hard for me to chill out and relax. When I do though, I'm quite the affectionate snuggler! I love to be by your side. I try to talk to you...not with barks, but with little grunts. It's very cute and gets people wondering what I'm trying to say. I will sit for my treats and always take them very gently from your hand. I'm a sweet dog with a delightful personality!

Staff thinks I'll do best in a home with kids over the age of 12. I take my food sort of seriously, which isn't a big deal for adults, but the young kids don't always know how to give me my space. Please give me a safe place to eat in peace, and I will be just fine. And I need a home without any other dogs. I'm rude and don't know proper doggie etiquette. Please bring the whole family out to meet me, just so we know we all get along great together.

Life can bring you changes you're not ready for, that's for sure! I didn't know I was about to become homeless until it happened. Now here I am, looking for a second chance with a loving new family. I'll try my very best to be a fabulous companion for you! I'll love you with every bone in my body, every single day, for the rest of my life. How's that?
Love, Miss Bobbie

For more information about Bobbie, contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151.  Bobbie's Animal ID number is 21580434.  Her adoption fee is $65.




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 those 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 will be 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 new Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes! 
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Happy the Puppy and Dog Version | Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday, so time for a new dog song at Talking Dogs.  One of our favorite songs this year is Pharrell Williams song, Happy.  So, we couldn't resist this Happy - Puppy and Dog Version of that song by The Pet Collective.

The Pet Collective videos can always be counted on to put a smile on your face and this one is no exception.  Pharrell's Happy is even more fun with dogs!

Have a look at their version of Happy lyrics:
I might be waggy but I wanna play
I'm your best friend, you can get awake
I deserve a treat cuz I'm a fluffy babe
I got hair, shakin' the air, doggy by the day

Because I'm yappy
Bark along if you feel like your master loves you
Because I'm waggy
Wag along if you feel like your tail is chasing you
Because I'm floppy
Howl along if you want a cuddle from me to you
Because I'mma doggy
Dog around if you think you're my best friend too

Hey, woof on


Come, Stay, Down
K-9
Come, Stay, Down
My bark is too high
Come, Stay, Down
K-9
Come, Stay, Down
I shake...

Because I'm yappy
Bark along if you feel like your master loves you
Because I'm waggy
Wag along if you feel like your tail is chasing you
Because I'm floppy
Howl along if you want a cuddle from me to you
Because I'mma doggy
Dog around if you think you're my best friend too

Hey, woof on

Come play now.... K-9...
Come play now... My bark is too high
Come, Stay, Down... K-9
I shake...


Because I'm yappy
Bark along if you feel like your master loves you
Because I'm waggy
Wag along if you feel like your tail is chasing you
Because I'm floppy
Howl along if you want a cuddle from me to you
Because I'm a doggy
Dog around if you think you're my best friend too
We probably should be giving you an ear worm warning because this might stick with you for awhile.  But that's a good thing!

Forget sit.  Forget stay.  Grab a dog to dance with!  Get moving to Happy - the Puppy and Dog Version of Pharrell William's amazing hit song.

Fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.  And have a barking good weekend!

Friday, March 28, 2014

You Calling My 104 Pound Labrador Retriever Fat? | FitDog Friday

Rudy - March 2014

Rudy is an active dog.  He's a big dog.  He's not a fat dog.

Rudy is huge for a Labrador Retriever.  We sometimes joke that he's part pony. Rudy was the first born of a litter of seven puppies.  When we met him, he was nicknamed Fatso.  Not because he really was fat, but because he was so big.

Rudy - 9 weeks old

These days when some folks hear what he weighs, they immediately jump to the conclusion that he's fat and overweight.  Labs are assumed to be fat.

A few days ago, while looking for something on the Blog Paws website, I noticed their links to Healthy Pet Tools including a Healthy Weight Calculator. 

After filling in the information, I received the following result:
"UH OH!  Unfortunately it appears as if RUDY may need to lose some weight.  Dogs that are overweight are prone to a wide variety of issues, including arthritis and diabetes.  Make an appointment with your veterinarian to check RUDYs body condition and develop a plan to get back on the right track."
Rudy is not fat.


Rudy is certainly not fat!  He could gain a few!  Summer 2013©ForLoveofaDog.com

When Rudy was 1 year old, I used a photo of him to illustrate how to measure for the properly sized elevated dog feeder.  At only 1 year old, Rudy was already 26" at the withers.


Rudy at 1 year old.  ©ForLoveofaDog.com

According to the American Kennel Club breed standard for Labrador Retriever dogs:
The Labrador Retriever is a strongly built, medium-sized, short-coupled, dog that possesses a sound, athletic, well-balanced conformation...
Size - The height at the withers for a dog is 22 1/2 to 24 1/2 inches; for a bitch is 21 1/2 to 23 1/2 inches.  ...  Approximate weight of dogs and bitches in working condition:  dogs 65 to 80 pounds; bitches 55 to 70 pounds.   [emphasis is mine]
When I measured Rudy the other day for this blog post, Rudy measured 27 7/8 inches at the withers.  Rudy weighs 104 pounds.

To give you some perspective:
  • AKC standards for Great Danes are a minimum height of 30 inches for males and 28 inches for females.
  • Miniature horse standard height is 34 to 38 inches.  The world's smallest miniature pony is reported to measure 24.8 inches at the withers. 
That old saying about just being big boned?  True in Rudy's case.

 Rudy at 3 years old - October 2013

Not only is common sense required when determining if your mixed breed dog is overweight, it is essential for purebreds, too.  Not only should you not rely on the web to diagnose all ailments, you should not rely on only that for healthy weight information.

As Kate O'Brien of SlimDoggy notes in a How to tell if your Labrador is overweight article for The Labrador Site, you first should have an honest look at your dog, then check to see if you can feel their ribs, and consult your vet if you're still not sure. 


Rudy - March 2014
Just because my dog is a Labrador Retriever, 3 years old, and weighs 104 pounds, does not mean he is obese or out of shape.  Rudy is a big lug.  He's active and fit.  And we plan to keep him that way with a healthy organic diet, exercise, and lots of love.


We're participating in FitDog Friday Blog Hop sponsored by SlimDoggy, Peggy's Pet Place and To Dog With Love.  Join the Hop or just enjoy the links below for lots of fun fitness tips and advice.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

We Have a Winner and More #Giveaways!


Congratulations to
Christine Aiello

She was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 3,475 entries as the winner of our For Love of a Dog Jewelry March giveaway!

Want to make sure you know about all of our giveaways?

Right now we have another barking good giveaway going on.  You could be the winner of a $25 gift certificate at Alcott Adventures 
Enter now!

FitDog Friday is celebrating their first anniversary on April 4 
with a really exciting giveaway prize package 
including a FETCH bracelet from For Love of a Dog Jewelry 

Get your purr ready, cat lovers!  We have a very special giveaway coming for you beginning soon!

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

I'm joining the Barks and Bytes blog hop today hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like a Dog  Grab the badge and join in the fun!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunshine Awards | Monday Mischief

I'm walking on sunshine... and don't it feel good!

Earlier this month I received a beautiful Sunshine Award from MK Clinton at Barking from the Bayou.  Then last week I received one from JoAnn at Sand Spring Chesapeakes

So where's the mischief?
Rosie is disappointed because these awards didn't come with dog treats!

No, the real mischief is that I'm not going to follow the rules for the awards.

Each came with a different set of rules and I'm just going to follow the ones I want to!

The easy one: thank the person who gave it to me.

Thank you,  M.K. Clinton!  If you haven't read her Barking from the Bayou blog, you should, plus she writes a wonderful award winning book series called The Returns. Personally, I love a self-described GRITS (Girl Raised in The South.) Besides, I'm in love with her Basset Hound, Bentley.

Thank you, JoAnn!  She makes me laugh with stories of hunting gators; she makes me cry with her tributes to her heart dog, Norman.  Fetch her Sand Spring Chesapeakes blog for some fun! I love JoAnn's dogs and I love her, too.

Both definitely bring sunshine into my life and I thank you so much!

Name ten things about myself?  Ummm... no thanks.  Too boring!

Pass the award on to 10 other blogs that bring me sunshine.  Nope.  Not gonna do it.  Way more than 10 blogs bring me sunshine!  

So, I'm just going to call your attention to a few great blogs that are new (or new-ish) to me and pass this award on to them.
Fetch these blogs and enjoy!


Reminder!
You still have time to enter our March Giveaway - a Love My Dog Necklace from For Love of a Dog Jewelry  AND our Alcott Adventures $25 gift certificate giveaway.  



Rudy thinks you should stop napping and enter our giveaways now!

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Thank you to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Adopt Elvis a Bluetick Coonhound Dog in Missouri


Elvis is a tricolor Bluetick Coonhound.  He's about 7 months old and eager to find his forever home. 

Elvis is a big guy and will be a big dog when he's full grown.  He'd really like an active home with people who will take him on some good sniffing adventures.

Animal Shelter staff and volunteers report that Elvis is doing well at his house training and learning to walk on a leash.  He's still a puppy with lots of that good puppy energy.

For more information about Elvis, contact the Humane Society of Missouri  in St Louis at 314-951-1562.  Elvis's animal ID number is A562821

Elvis's adoption fee is $110 which includes:  first DHPP, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations; deworming, heartworm test; microchip; plus a temporary collar, tag and leash.  Elvis is already neutered.

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Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances.  They provide a safe and caring haven to animals - large and small - that have been abused, neglected or abandoned.  Their mission is to end the cycle of abuse and overpopulation, assist in creating lasting relations hips between people and animals, offer world-class veterinary care, plus offer pet obedience and behavior programs.  HSMO operates three animal shelters in the St Louis, Missouri, area, plus Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri, for abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals.

Talking Dogs blog will be 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 new Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like! 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, March 22, 2014

Pick Me Dog Rescue Song by the Stray Dogs | Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday!  Time for a dog song at Talking Dogs.  I cannot lie. Pick Me is one of my all time favorite original dog songs and this video is barking good.

In 2013 this particular music video was voted Best Video Finalist in the national Petties Awards hosted by Dog Time Media.  The song Pick Me was composed and is performed here by the Stray Dogs a band that blends bluegrass, blues, country and rock with three part harmonies.

The video was produced by Kim Clune at Dog House Adoptions.and combines the song with clips from a year's worth of that organization's dog rescue and adoption footage.  Kim is the current President of Dog House Adoptions.  She celebrates human/animal connections through writing, photography and film at This One Wild Life.

Dog House Adoptions is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that cares for dogs who need help now, educated the public to protect dogs of the future, allows dogs to give back as they do best - with their whole hearts - accomplished with a sense of humor.

Pick Me is a toe tapping joyful ballad.  The video is full of beautiful dogs and puppies. 

Grab some tissues for happy tears.  Be prepared to squeal at the puppies.  Snuggle up with your own dog and enjoy Pick MeFetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.  And have a barking good weekend!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Australian Shepherd Missouri Dog Breeder Closes Up Shop

An Australian Shepherd commercial dog breeding facility in Missouri is no longer in business. 

Deciding to close, the owners of this dog breeder in rural Taney County, Missouri, voluntarily surrendered their dogs to the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO).

Yesterday the HSMO Animal Cruelty Task Force, working with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, rescued 41 juvenile and adult dogs.  The canines were taken to HSMO headquarters in St Louis where they are being examined, treated, spayed/neutered by veterinarians on staff there.

HSMO is encouraging Australian Shepherd dog rescue groups to assist in placing any of these dogs and are asked to call 314-802-5712.

In addition, these dogs will be made available for adoption by the public, though Debbie Hill, HSMO Vice President of Operations notes:
"Potential adopters also need to be aware that these dogs have never lived as house pets and many of them will need special care, socialization and training."
Anyone interested in adopting one of these Australian Shepherd dogs should keep any eye on the HSMO website to learn when they'll be ready for move on to a forever home.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Celebrate Spring with Alcott Adventures #Giveaway | Product Review


Today is the official first day of spring and we're celebrating with Alcott Adventures and a giveaway!

The ice and snow is gone... at least for the moment.  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie are ready for spring and some adventures outside.  Especially with their brand new collars from Alcott Adventures.

Alcott Adventures is on a mission to offer dogs, and the people who love them, products that designed for an active lifestyle, whether that a walk around the neighborhood or travel around the world.  

Fetch Alcott Adventures and you'll find a complete line of gear and accessories to turn everyday walks into extraordinary adventures:
  • dog collars, harnesses and leashes
  • dog beds and blankets
  • dog sleeping bags and pup tents
  • Dog toys and apparel
  • dog health and wellness products
Alcott Adventures reinvented sizes for dogs to make it easy on their humans.  Generally speaking, if you buy a medium collar, you'll also use a medium in all the other Alcott products.
All of the products at Alcott Adventures have been developed by dog lovers and adventure buffs.  They're designed for ease of use, comfort, safety and practicality.
   
And FUN!  Can't forget the fun!  Not only will you find some fun products at Alcott, but the colors available are terrific.  Check out the pawsome pup tent and canine sleeping bag and convince me you don't want to take a doggie camping trip!

You can shop Alcott online in two ways: either by category or by adventure. There are four categories of adventures:
  • Essentials - the basics for everyday adventures
  • Explorer - the gear for enjoying the great outdoors
  • Traveler - cool stuff for traveling near or far
  • Mariner - for water powered fun
I shopped Alcott Adventures with a $50 gift code and I had a very difficult time choosing.  In fact, I've bookmarked a few things to purchase for myself later, including matching leashes and a Mariner life jacket.  I finally decided to get something that all three of my dogs could enjoy:  new dog collars.

Then, I decided that Rosie should definitely have one of these very cool dog collar charms.  Rosie is, for sure, a thrill sniffer!


I found the Alcott Adventures web site super easy to navigate and visually appealing.  Though I initially had a minor problem with the shopping cart, I queried their online customer service and received assistance within minutes. Plus, the minor glitch was fixed within 24 hours.



Shipping was speedy, too and it was no time before the order was delivered.  Here's what I received.  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie were all three excited when their package arrived.

For Rudy, a Mariner adventure collar in vibrant blue (I'd call it turquoise) with with reflective accents and neoprene padding.  Perfect for an active dog with fun uppermost in mind like Rudy.


For Jeffie, a Traveler adventure collar in vibrant orange - though I like to think of it as "Golden Retriever" color! Also with reflective accents and neoprene padding.  Perfect for the security adventures Jeffie has every day.


For Rosie, an Essential adventure collar in vibrant red with reflective accents and neoprene padding.  Plus a Thrill Sniffer collar charm in red to match the Essential adventure collar.  Great choice for our resident vole hunter.



As I mentioned above, I've bookmarked some other things at Alcott to purchase later this spring.  Why?  Because I'm so pleased with these collars.   Very well made, sturdy, padded, reflective and fantastic colors, what's not to love.  



Fetch Alcott Adventures for some barking good canine accoutrements and necessities, so you'll be ready for your next adventure.

Best of all...  you can show your dog's four-legged adventurous spirit if you're the lucky winner of Alcott Adventures $25 gift code giveaway!



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 *I received a $50 gift code and the opportunity to offer a $25 gift code giveaway for my readers from Alcott Adventures in exchange for my honest review of their products.  I received no other compensation.

I'm joining the Barks and Bytes blog hop today hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like a Dog

We're also joining the Fido's Freebie Friday blog hop hosted by Dog Tipper, All Things Dog Blog, Doggies and Stuff and To Dog With Love. If you have a giveaway on your blog, join us!    

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dirty Nose Rose | Wordless Wednesday

 Rosie, Rosie
Dirty nosy!

Just in case you missed it, Rosie was limericked by Oz the Terrier!

There once was a Golden mix named Rosie
A boisterous girl who could be kinda nosy.
In the snow she loves to roll,
and she's great at hunting vole,
But on her mama's lap is where she's most cozy.

Thanks again, Oz!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

NutriSource Dog Treats from Chewy.com and #Giveaway | Product Review

 Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie are always ready to try new dog products.  So they were enthusiastic when Chewy.com asked if they'd like to give some NutriSource dog treats a taste test and review.

With Chewy.com's super fast shipping, in just two days Jeffie got a chance to scare the UPS man and take delivery of their package.

We received one package and as you can see, these treats are very cute little dog bones.
NutriSource Soft and Tender dog treats from Chewy.com
According to Chewy.com, NutriSource dog treats are made with natural ingredients and a trusted source of L-Carnitine.  L-Carnitine is an amino acid which helps pets naturally burn fat and promotes loss of body weight and healthy weight maintenance.  These dog treats contain no wheat or soy; no artificial flavors or colors and are made in the USA.
That's Rosie sniffing NutriSource dog treats from Chewy.com

We received the NutriSource Soft and Tender dog treats in the Chicken variety. These treats are made with real chicken and added vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients:
Chicken, pea flour, barley flour, glycerin, barley, rice, gelatin, oat flour, pea fiber, salmon oil, phosphoric acid, dried brewers yeast, salt, natural smoke flavor, lecithin, refined konjac flour, minerals (zinc propionate, calcium propionate), natural flavor, L-carnitine, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Nutritional information:
  • Crude Protein - minimum 13%
  • Crude Fat - minimum 6%
  • Crude Fiber - 6%
  • Moisture - maximum 30%
  • Omega 6 fatty acids - minimum.05%
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids - minimum 0.3%
  • L-Carnitine - minimum 50mg
  • kcal information not available. 
Jeffie takes the first bite of NutriSource dog treats from Chewy.com

NutriSource Soft and Tender dog treats are available in several flavors:  chicken, salmon, lamb. A 6 oz bag is $3.29 at Chewy.com.  In addition NutriSource offers dog treats in freeze dried and grain free varieties.


About NutriSource:
We pride ourselves on being a family-owned-and-operated pet food manufacturer, bringing you high quality pet foods that you can trust feeding to your furry family members. We offer a wide range of Premium Pet Foods and formulas including Holistic, Grain Free, Organic, Non-GMO, created with the finest ingredients. We also use the Good 4 Life formula in a large amount of our pet foods, which is formulated to bring your pet Super Premium Nutrition. We bring you Super Premium Pet Foods, consistent products, a manufacturing facility you can trust and unparalleled customer service.  In business over 45 years.
The dogs love these treats.  I love the small size which makes them perfect training treats:  1 1/8" x 3/8".  I also appreciate that there are no artificial colors and that they're made in the US.
Rudy and Rosie tasted NutriSource dog treats from Chewy.com, too
Talking Dogs gives NutriSource Soft and Tender dog treats paws up!


We also give Chewy.com our highest recommendation.  With over 300 brands of pet food and other pet products ready to ship with their speedy front door service, what's not to love?  Add in their easy to navigate website, easy to find customer product reviews, and their fantastic customer service and I'm a very happy customer.

How would you like a chance to win some pawtastic prizes from Chewy.com?  You could be the winner of a $50 Chewy Gift card, a $25 Chewy Gift Card or a March Treat Package!  Enter via the Rafflecopter now!

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* We received one package of NutriSource dog treats dog treats from Chewy.com in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.  We received no other compensation - financial or otherwise.

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.  

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

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mother Nature and Tuesdays Tails | Monday Mischief

Jeffie keeps a grim eye on the freezing rain and ice.
When I began this blog post temperatures were in the 60's and I'd just come in from playing with the dogs.   As I finish this post, it is 32 degrees and Mother Nature has been flinging freezing rain down from the heavens for several hours.

I call that mischief.   If I lose electrical power, it's major mischief.

Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie agree.  They're very depressed with this weather.  The past couple of days they'd been tricked to believe it was spring.  When they went outside a few minutes ago they found it hard to get traction with all the ice and they immediately turned around and came back in.

After toweling off the dogs, I'm back to my "original mischief."   

And this mischief is mine.  All mine. 

Where is this place?  I need a consultation!

I agreed to co-host the Tuesday's Tails blog hop and new Facebook page.  Just what I needed:  something more to do!  (Laugh with me, please.)

Actually, Lisa at DogsnPawz and the founder of Tuesday's Tails blog hop makes it easy.  Since I've been featuring adoptable dogs here on my blog since 2008, there really was no reason to say no.


Tuesday's Tails is the blog hop that promotes adoption of pets from animal shelters and rescues.  A fresh hop linky is available every Tuesday.  However, participants can post any day of the week.   I almost always post my adoptable dogs on Sunday, then when Tuesday rolls around, I link up to the hop.

If you already promote pet adoption on your blog, please link up to the hop.  Though targeted at adoptable pets, we also welcome any blog posts regarding pet adoption, rescue organizations, and adoption events.

Blog hop participant's posts will be shared on our Facebook page, as well as other information related to pet adoption.

Lisa and I firmly believe that social media can move mountains to help pets find loving forever homes.  Several pets featured on the Tuesday's Tails hops have done just that.

You don't want to write about adoptable pets?  Then, how about giving the Tuesday's Tails Facebook page a "like?"   How about stopping by the hop once in awhile and sharing participants posts via social media?

Lisa and I would like to see this blog hop grow.  Not for ourselves.  For the pets like Carley.  I featured her yesterday and a year ago.  She's 6 years old and has spent her whole life in a no-kill animal shelter.  

There are so many wonderful pets like Carley that deserve homes.  

Please, give us a hand.  Say yes
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Talking Dogs is the official blog of For Love of a Dog Jewelry.
Thank you to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!