Friday, November 30, 2018

Our Instinct Raw 30 Day Challenge - #ChewyInfluencer - Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Kibble Toppers (3/ 3)

How has 30 days already passed?!!?  Well its been fun month filled wif wonderful meals and happy tum tums!  With this being November 30th I thought I would don my festive apparel for our final review.

After the 30 Day Challenge we are still enjoying the Instinct Raw Boost Beef Toppers.  We never turn them down.  We both eat with the same vigor now as we did on day one.  In fact i'm getting a tummy rummbly just thinking about them.  Momma can you slip me one please, I'm starving!

Ok, I'm good now. So for our final thoughts. If you are looking for a way to a shake things up and make meal time fun again, Raw Boost Toppers are the way to go. They are convenient to use, easy to store (Per bag store in cool dry place, no refrigeration needed), the right size for any breed doggo, not messy and highly highly palatable we do mean dog-gone pawsome! We have also used these intermittently as training/photoshoot treats. They work great for this too!  Its hard to see in my fuzzy bracelet but, there is a raw boost mixer in there, we are working on "Leave It".  Comment "GO BOOSTERS" if you spot it!

Our last bag is looking awful empty. That means its time to reorder!!!! YEA!  I do believe we need to try the Lamb....but the chicken sound good too and well...oh this might be a hard decision!  Poppy time for a meeting!

Last but not least we would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to Instinct for making such a delicious food topperand Chewy for sending this to us!

Lucy & Poppy

Disclaimer: We did receive this product in exchange for our honest opinion.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

My Favorite Toys

The abundance of toys here is pawmazing.  Lucy's got squeaky ones, stuffed ones, unstuffed ones, odd ones and fuzzy ones.  The ones I like best are as follows in order of favorites.  First is Moo Moo Cow.  She has a giant double squeaker and no stuffing.  Perfect for making noise while not making a mess.

Next is Pink Baby.  This toys been through many owners and survived.  It was Angel Mollies, passed down to Aunt Gracie, then passed on to Lucy (when she was a baby) and now passed across to me.  She's almost as big as I am but I love her.  Her squeaker is easy to squeak and furry loud.  Momma often thinks its me crying when I am just squeaking Pink Baby.  Makes her come  running real quick like.  Fun fact this picture is of my pink baby from Angel Mollie's blog when she found her back in 2011 at Petsmart.  Thats like a hundred years before I was born.

Last we have the cap from milk jug (or soda bottles - im not picky).  Momma dropped it one day and before she knew what hit her I swooped in, snatched it up and ran off.  Its fun to chew!
So there you have it these are my favorite toys.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Exposed: Hoarder Life!

I am a hunter gatherer, some people *cough*MOMMA*cough* call it thieving and hoarding.  I HUNT down objects the other dogs have that I want, GATHER from them whats rightfully mine.  See I'm right.

Then I keep them in a nice tidy pile for my enjoyment.

*Rat Thief*

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

I'm A Booty GooRoo TOO!

I may not have a cabinet full of lotions, potions and fancy creams but I am a booty gooroo in my own right.  Here is my daily routine.  When momma pulls out the teal basket on the night stand I run, wait for momma to furget about it and return to her lap.  Then she sneak attacks me wif the brush.

I am very tender-eared so I don't like having my ears brushed.  Although once the tangles are gone it does kinda relax me.  Sometimes I fall asleep...sometimes I get snackies afterward for being a good girl.

Heres the birds eye view of my brushed ears.

Momma does a few wield the scissors in my direction every now and then.  She trims the hair near my eyes and on my bum bum.  Other than that she lets the professionals at Margots Grooming take care of me and my Booty GooRoo DIVA attitude .  And Miss Faith keeps me looking FABULOUS!!!!

Lucy, Booty GooRoo!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

TBT: Storytime: Seeking Safety in the TUB

At first Poppy was a quite, shy, nervous dog.  It was some time before we heard her first bark.  But when it happened it was late at night and plum scared me to death!  What ever could be out there that would make her bark?  Momma pushed my tooshie and told me to go help her check it out....well that wasn't going to happen so I turn around, jumped in the baff tub and stayed there till she quit barking.  Turns out it was just a neighbor coming home and the door shut loudly...but still it coulda been a boogie-dog.


Saturday, November 24, 2018

I Had A Reaction To My Heartworm Prevention Sentinel

We had a regular day on Wednesday the 14th.  Took Lucy to the groomer, did laundry wif momma, had a photo shoot.  After the busy morning we did take a nap in the afternoon.  When we awoke we ran out for supper.  Once home momma grabbed us a tray of Science Diet Chicken & Gravy food topper and remembered it was heartworm day.  So she stuffed the pills down our throats, asked us nicely to accept the pills and we obliged without resistance.  We ate supper and went to watch Netflix. After while momma took us out to go potty.  I got onsi-ed and sweater-ed cause, quite frankly, its cold as ice outside.  We came back inside and momma noticed I was itching.  She removed my sweater to find my back inflamed, lumpy and red.  I was super itchy and couldn't scratch it away.   She thought it was the sweater/onsie because I had worn it for the better part of 2 days and nights.   Again its cold!  The I cuddled up wif Lucy.

Momma got me a new clean onsise to prevent me scratching futher.

About midnight my eyes started feeling funny.  Momma said right eye was very red and swollen.  Momma gave me magic cheese.  She feared I was bit by a bug.  We went back to bed and slept a little.  Around 2 AM I got an upset tum tum and starting tossing my milk bones.  Momma got it all cleaned up and said we had to go to the vet in the morning.  Shucks! Kick a girl when shes down why dont ya.

By the next morning  (thursday) my right eye was less swollen but my left was worse.  I tossed a few milk bones while momma got ready.  Then just as we were about to leave my symptoms calmed down.  She said we were going any how cause I was still looking sluggish and kept shaking my head.  Umm, that was my response to going to the dogtor...yea that why I was shaking my head!

Anyhoo we coated up, loaded up and arrived a few minutes later at CPV.  There was a short wait just one kitten ahead of us.

Lucy made furiends wif  the kittens family. Lucy made furiends wif the staff doing some light cleaning.

Lucy made furiends wif a hound doggo.  Do we see a trend here?

Then they called my name and we were put in the exam room.

Momma splained my symptoms.

And you can see here more bumps are popping up.  Momma didn't even see these till we were making this post.

The nurse took my temperature, Ill spare you the details but it wasn't the under the tongue type of temperature taker.  RUDE!  As this was going on my tummy got a rumbly and...

 I tossed some more milk bones.  YUCK!

Then I got a rash on my head.

I started getting more itchies.

And my right eye swelled up again and I felt horrible

Lucy got up and sat wif me.  Sweet Lucy!

I hear peoples coming....oh no!

I don't wanna get back up here...sounds like they are getting close.

The door knob is turning!!!!

I got to meet Dr Wurster.  He was a kind, gentle, non-temperature taker.  He checked my heart and lungs.  Then looked over my skin.  He said it was an allergic reaction I was experiencing and that my heart worm preventative could be the cause since it was the only "different" thing that happened to me and my symptoms developed right after taking it.  Its a possibility that it may not be but we have to eliminate the most probable cause and go from there. He said he would trade out the brand new box we picked up just a few weeks ago for a different brand. He is going to put me on Iverheart Max, it has Ivermectin as the main ingredient versus Sentinel main ingredient, Melbimycin.

He prescribed Prednisone to help with the allergic reaction and Famotidine to help settle my stomach.  With the allergic reaction he said the acid in my tummy is going wild, thus causing the tossing of said milk bones.

I ready to go now momma.

Needing nap.

Once home momma fixed me a nice breakfast, I politely declined.  Not hungry.  She then stuffed the medicines down my throat, politely asked me to take my medicine and I obliged without resistance.  After that I did feel a bit better.  My puffy-ness decreased but I did toss more milk bones.  Hopefully that will go away soon!

Even though I was sickie, doggy nanny said I could still come to daycare.  The only thing I ate was a sliver of a bacon treat.

After day care on the car ride home I tossed more milk bones.  At home I refused dinner again and went right to sleep. Friday momma woke up wif a headache, so she stayed home wif us.  She administered my medicine again.   I did refused 2 offerings of food and momma called the vet to tattle on me ask how long should she give my hunger strike before bringing me back in.  The receptionist said that she would have a tech call back to speak with her.  About an hour later I felt better!  In the mean time momma brought out the science diet trays of chicken and gravey and I ate like nobodys business!  It tasted good, didn't upset my tum tum and no tossing of milk bones!!!!!!!  Just as I was finishing the last morsels the tech called.  Momma told him I finally ate.  He asked if my swelling had gone down and it had.  He said it looks like the medicine just took time to kick in.  As long as the swelling didn't come back and I was eating no need for a return visit.  YEA!

After that big meal I crashed hard.

Lucy came to give cuddles.
The rest of the day I felt better, did some bitey face wif Lucy in the evening, and ate 2.5 bowls of food through out the whole day.  I had to make up for my missed meals. Once I started eating momma gave me a new treat to compliment my medicines called pill pockets.  Strange name, theres no pocket just treat.  But they are super yummys and make the medicine go down super easy. Lucy have you ever had pill pockets?

Ever since Friday I have felt good and spunky!  All functions are normals.  My back is healing.

Tuesday momma went to exchange my meds.  The new one is Iverheart Max (Ivermectin).  I'm kinda scared to take it and mommas scared to give it but we must move on and get back to routine.


Note: Just because Poppy had a reaction doesn't mean other dogs would.  I don't want this post to scare anyone who may read it.  I have had Lucy on it for 9 months no issues.  Plus its small size has been a tremendous help in getting her medication.   Its just a dog by dog basis.  Just hoping the next medication will work.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Model Poses and Faces - Chinese Crested Edition

Just wanted to work on some of my model poses and faces.

 I love you momma, can I have bacon.



Hard to get wif side eye.

Coy wif bonus Messy Hair Dont Care!