Thursday, August 24, 2017

product review: zignature whitefish canned dog food #ChewyInfluencer

earlier this month, when bee was here for a visit, we received a delivery from chewy. she was so excited that she would be able to participate in this month's product review. i was hoping it would arrive before her visit ended and it came one day before she flew back to new york. whew!

she was even more excited when she saw what was in the box. zignature whitefish limited ingredient formula grain-free canned dog food!

first it had to pass the sniff test ... passed!

then it had to pass the taste test ... passed!
unfortunately i could only give her one meal with this food before she left but she scarfed it down without hesitation.


in a nutshell:
- pacific northwest whitefish, fish broth & peas are the first 3 ingredients
- it also contains cranberries & blueberries
- single animal protein formula
- whitefish is naturally low in sodium and rich with omega-3 fatty acids
- hypo-allergenic. high protein. great for dogs with food sensitivities
- no chicken, eggs, potatoes, dairy, grains, glutens, tapioca, corn or soy
and bee loved it.

bee awards zignature whitefish limited ingredient formula grain-free canned dog food bailey's 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-

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

great american eclipse

yesterday was the great american eclipse. did you see it? only a few cities were lucky enough to see a total eclipse. here in the i.e., we got a partial eclipse, i think it was 70%. the girls were afraid to go outside because they didn't have the special glasses. i told them if they didn't look directly at the sun, regular sunglasses should be ok. BOL

this is a screenshot of the eclipse that was visible from my city.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, August 21, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

do not disturb

this is one of bailey's favorite spots to fall asleep. in this position, i can't get any crocheting done but at least my right hand is still free to use the computer. it's a little slower with only one hand, but i can't bear to disturb her. do you put your furbaby's comfort above your own?

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

potp for bee

saturday night, my grand dog bee went back home to new york. it's always a joy to have that cutie here. but last night daughter #2 called saying bee wasn't feeling well. they were on their way to the emergency vet because bee was wobbly and extremely lethargic. my daughter said as soon as they go to the vet, bee threw up. they are thinking it was something she ate but they took blood just to be sure everything's ok.
hope you are feeling better today, sweet bee.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

crate training

i have started crate training bailey because the venue daughter #2 chose for her wedding & reception is not dog friendly. how dare they! she can be there for the wedding but she is not able to stay for the reception. go figure. because i cannot leave her home alone, no way, no how, we bought a crate to take to the venue. they said she has to stay upstairs, in the bridal suite, crated, during the reception. yikes! (daughter #1's wedding was totally dog friendly. just sayin'. shout out to la valencia hotel.)

we've had bailey almost 7 years and we've never had the need to have her crated, so this is new for all of us. she is ok for a few minutes but then she wants out. and will be quite vocal about it. we have fed her her meals in there, making it a yummy place. we've also left the door open so she can wander in and out, but she's never wandered in on her own. any tips you have would be greatly appreciated. the wedding is in 8 months.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, August 14, 2017

ready for game day #uscdog

daughter #2 and her fiancé both went to usc, so i surprised them with this bow for bee. i think she wears it quite well. fight on!

usc dog

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Friday, August 11, 2017

when life gives you lemons

as soon as our lemons ripen, i'll be able to make gallons of lemonade.

flashback to 2013 when we had a lemon bigger than bailey's head!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

bee's back in town

look who's visiting from new york. grand-dog #2! since bee only comes out a couple of times a year, her visits are always very special. she may not be able to see the brooklyn bridge out of our living room window, like she can from her new york apartment, but i have a backyard with lots of sunshine and no leash is required to do her business. BOL. just look at her happy face. she's lovin' it.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

there's an app for that #tot

what would we do without all the apps that are available to us. there's an app for just about every need. my favorite apps are for photo editing. the app i used for this picture is called sketch master. i like this one because of the number of filters there are to choose from. this one is colored pencil. do you have a favorite photo editing app?

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Monday, August 7, 2017

happy monday!

this little girl makes every day, a happy day. yes, even monday.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

stay hydrated

bailey is doing a very good job at staying hydrated on these extremely hot and humid days we've been having lately. when we go out, we never leave home without first checking that we have [1] poopie bags, [2] her treat bag and [3] her h2o4k9 water bottle with fresh water.

(h2o4k9 water bottles available at

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

the battle continues

we are still battling the ground squirrels. we fill a hole and they dig another. i peeked over our fence the other day and saw these two just sitting there, probably chatting on where they will dig their next hole!

they are getting out of control and i don't know what to do. any suggestions? i don't want to hurt them, i just want them to leave. this is just some of what we are dealing with.

"they're making a mess!"

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

tasty goodness #tot

sometimes nothing beats the tasty goodness of daddy's finger. BOL

licker | via

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