Friday, September 22, 2017


bailey may be a full blooded mexican but i am quite the mutt. because my roots run far and wide, i get to celebrate, or at least decorate for, most occasions that come up. my german roots say oktoberfest is wunderbar but since i don't drink Bier, i must say nein danke. oh well. at least my Nussknacker is enjoying his pint, Zum Wohl! and bailey can rock her deutsch scarf.

this year, oktoberfest runs from 16 september - 3 october

until we meet again my friends, Auf Wiedersehen-

Thursday, September 21, 2017

norman rockwell life

the other day as i was cooking dinner, i looked around at my little family and it made me chuckle. it made me chuckle because it felt like i was living in a norman rockwell painting:

i was in the kitchen cooking dinner,

hubby was knocking an item off his honey-do list,

and bailey was getting some crate time. it just felt like we could be on the cover of the saturday evening post. BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

product review: instinct raw boost mixers #ChewyInfluencer

g'day y'all. it's product review time and bailey is ready to get this ball rolling. this month we picked a good one. actually, every month we pick good ones, because chewy only sells good ones.

this month we are trying (and when i say "we" i mean "bailey") instinct by nature's variety raw boost mixers beef recipe freeze-dried dog food topper. as the name indicates, they are freeze-dried which makes them very soft and crumbly. as a "mommy" to a tiny doggie with very weak jaw strength, and not all of her teeth, this is always top on my list when choosing what i feed her.

these little morsels contain:
beef, beef liver, beef kidney, pumpkinseeds, beef spleen, carrots, apples, butternut squash, ground flaxseed, montmorillonite clay, dried kelp, broccoli, mixed tocopherols, apple cider vinegar, salmon oil, rosemary extract, blueberries, dried chicory root
247 kcal/cup

* all natural, minimally processed, pure, real nutrition
* supports proper digestion, healthy skin & coat, energy and vitality
* made without - grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives
* made in lincoln nebraska "with the finest ingredients from around the world"

from their web site on their ingredients:
"We strive to source our ingredients from the U.S. where possible, but our first priority is superior quality. That’s why our grass-fed lamb and venison are sourced from New Zealand and our farm-raised rabbit is from France. We hold ourselves, and our suppliers, to the highest standards."

besides adding an extra "boost" to your dog's kibble, they are also perfect to use as a treat.
i like to carry a small container of them in our doggie bag, just in case.

bailey loved these mixers. when she finished her taste test, she wanted more, so she is happy to award instinct by nature's variety raw boost mixers beef recipe freeze-dried dog food topper her pink paw seal of approval

disclaimer: i received this product free of charge from in exchange for my honest review.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, September 18, 2017

so long summer

did you know this was the last weekend of summer? have you noticed the days are getting a little shorter and the evenings are a bit cooler? bailey has noticed the cooler nights, for sure. when i took this picture it was 64° and she needed to be covered up to her ears.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, September 15, 2017

tuck it

what's going on here?

oh, it's just bailey finding a cozy place to tuck her little face. she has such a cute little face, we don't know why she likes to tuck it away.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, September 14, 2017

messy eater

bailey is a messy eater. that's just the way it is and this day wasn't any different. except for one thing. as she was finishing up her dinner, i noticed something. do you see it?

there's a carrot on her foot! how in the world did that happen? and how did it manage to stay on while she was eating? i dunno. BOL

as she was cleaning up after dinner, she noticed her carrot foot and quickly cleaned that up too. good girl.

until we meet again my friends-