Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Comic Con Attire


Some people collect cards, some collect books, some even collect stamps. What does my dad collect, Nerdy T-Shirts! With Comic Con only two days away dad has been going back and forth and back and forth on what to wear. So he asked more my help!

At first, making hourly t-shirt changes or wearing all of them at once and taking one off every hour sounded like a good idea. But, finally we narrowed it down to the top three shirts for this weekend: Captain America, Super Man, and Hipster Yoda!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mischief Monday: Comic Con


What do I think of when I hear Star Wars, comic books, superheros, and the word bazinga? My parents! 

That is correct, my parents are what you would call nerds or geeks. And this weekend they are heading to Minneapolis for Comic Con.


Last year they went to the Chicago Comic Con and had such a blast. So when they found out it was coming to Minnesota they jumped right on and bought their tickets.


Unfortunately, I'm unable to attend with them, but as you see I'm not left out of the preparation fun!

Which picture is your favorite?

Also, this weekend there is going to be a fun giveaway here, as well as on my Facebook page. So stay tuned, cause you are not going to want to miss it!

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Black n White: Shopping Doodle


Happy Sunday Everyone!

As most of you know I went to Petco on Friday and had a ball. What more could a dog ask for then one place filled with treats, toys, food, other dogs, great smells, and people wanted to give you treats. However, I needed to remind myself that we were there for a mission. Right now that mission is top secret but I will tell you that we will be having PAW-SOME giveaways here as well as on Facebook next weekend! 



Speaking of giveaways, don't forget to sign up for your chance to will 12 PushClean Pet Grooming Towelettes! Contest closes on Wednesday.


Also, I have been nominated by Earl's World! and Barking from the Bayou to receive the Yoo-Hoo award! Thank you to both of you for thinking of me, I really appreciate it. I will have more on this award this week.


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Friday, April 25, 2014

TGIF!


TGIF Everyone!

I would like to welcome all my new followers! After the last couple of weeks I'm excited for the path we are heading down, the products that I've been introduced to and all the people that are joining me on this journey. 
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Off to the dog park, then to Petco!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday: PushClean


 I'm pleased to introduce to you PushClean Pet Grooming Towelettes.

Information about the PushClean Towelettes:

  • All Natural Bamboo Towelette
  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Towelettes are dry until activated
  • Reusable/Sustainable 
  • Great to wipe away the dirt, excess hair, and dander from your pet's coat
  • Convenient travel size

 Easy as 1-2-3
1. Push in the middle circle
2. Wait only 4 seconds for the towelette to active 
3. Unfold.....and use!


The video below shows, in real time, how fast the towelette "pops" out.


video

In order to properly test out this product it required some special prep work. Dad needed to play fetch with me in the muddy area of he dog park. And I enjoyed every minute.


Alright, test subject ready for action.
In the pictures below, we only cleaned my right paw with the towelette. My paw was damp afterwards but dried relatively quickly. 



Review of the experience:
  • The towelette got most of the dirt off my paw. I feel with my fluff and large paws I might require more then one per paw.
  • Only one little puncher hole, due to my paw-nails. Otherwise, this towelette held up my mom rubbing and rubbing.
  • I wish it was a little bit more damp after coming out of the container. But, these towelettes can be reusable. All my mom needed to do was to rinse it off in the sink and ring it out and we could have reused it.
Overall, I love this product. It is small, compact, and portable. Not to mention handy, practical, and useful.

Spencer gives this product 4 PAWS up!  


I am excited to announce that I am able to give one lucky person 12 PushClean Pet Towelettes. 


To enter the giveaway follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. Entries must be 18 years of age and a U.S. resident. I was provided this product free of charge for the purpose of the review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was given. 

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Life is Short


As the weather continues to get nicer, the more I want to go out and play with my frisbee.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: The ThunderToy Review

Image courtesy of  ThunderWorks

Introducing the ThunderToy from the people who brought you the ThunderShirt. The ThunderToy is excellent for enrichment and distraction. This toy helps provide an attractive alternative to unwanted destructive chewing. 
  
The ThunderToy is made of durable, long-lasting rubber with a 1 inch hole in the bottom for you to add your doges favorite treats. The ThunderToy comes in two different sizes:
S - under 25lbs
L - over 25lbs
Image courtesy of  ThunderWorks
 ThunderWorks does make their own ThunderTreats, for this review I just used some of my favorite treat I had at home. 

With a 1 inch diameter at the bottom you can fit treats of all different sizes in it. You can make treats easier to remove for your dog simply trim the treat retainers to a shorter length. 


My mom filled the ThunderToy up with three different treats and it kept me busy for over 15 minutes. Afterwards, I was tuckered out from working hard at getting my treats. This would be a great "tool" to use when we have company over to keep me distracted and focused on a task that will wear off some energy. 


Spencer gives this product 4 paws up!

You can find about ThunderWorks and their products on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and their Website.

Side Notes:
*When Spencer is given any treats he is always supervised. 
*I was provided this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was given.

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Scoop Your Poop: The Dog Mom Anatomy

Image from EarthRated
This Scoop Your Poop post is going to the moms! Has anyone ever told you your a crazy dog mom? Do you find yourself talk about you dog's achievements that week to anyone you meet? Does you dog have their own Facebook page? You are not alone! 

EarthRated came up with these wonderful illustrations: The Dog Mom Anatomy and A Dog Mom's Purse. It is funny how true these are. 

Image from EarthRated
Don't forget to Scoop Your Poop!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter Everyone! 

I love this beautiful Easter version of "Hallelujah" that shares with us the true reason for this season.   
 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday to my Mom!
Hope she likes my gift and card my dad help pick out! Can't wait to party when she gets home from work!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday: It's Going to the Cats


I would get in trouble if I was caught on the table, but not Callie the Cat. Look at her sit on that table like she owns the place.


Not only does she sit on the table, but she also sits tall on my food. Out of all the places in the house, my food.


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Wordless Wednesday: Wabbits



My pales Louie and Carlie love this time of the year! Not only is it getting warmer out, but the wabbits are coming out as well! As you could guess, Easter is their favorite holiday!

Today is the last day to enter The Petter giveaway! 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Nadia Cake's

Check out one of Nadia Cake's locations here in Maple Grove, Minnesota!

Nadia Cakes is a Cupcake Wars Winner on the Food Network Channel and has been seen on TLC's show Fabulous Cakes twice.

This past Friday my mom and aunt took an afternoon drive to check out this award winning bakery. Stepping into the shop they were welcomed by sweet smells, eye catching colors, and not to mention the delicious looking cupcakes and desserts. 

Afterward going back and forth and back and forth again they finally picked out their cupcakes. They said it was painful choosing from all the different flavors. Some of those flavors were Strawberry, "Alice and Wonderland," Red Velvet, and the award winning Cheese Cake cupcake.


Finally onto the Pupcakes!


All natural ingredients including bananas, peanut butter, apples and cream cheese.
They are a little pricey, but who can put a price on feeding your way to a puppies heart.


How am I suppose to look at the camera with these cupcakes so close to my face.

Now onto the taste test!

video

As you can see from the video, I give Nadia's cupcakes 4 paws way up!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Helping Disabled Farmers

So two weeks ago my mom and grandpa took a trip to Kentucky for the National AgrAbility Conference. 
Here is a little about AgrAbility, "it is a program sponsored by the USDA that provides assistance to farmers, ranchers, other agricultural workers, and farm family members impacted by disability. It consists of a National Project and State/Regional Projects (currently serving 24 states), each involving collaborative partnerships between land grant universities and various nonprofit disability services organizations."

So what does AgrAbility do?
"The vision of Agrability is to enable a high quality lifestyle for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. Through education and Assistance, AgrAbility helps to eliminate (or at least minimize) obstacles that block success in production agriculture or agriculture-related occupations."

What services does AgrAbility provide?
  • Conducting on-site assessments to identify barriers to completing tasks both inside and outside the home
  • Recommending appropriate assistive technologies, modified work practices, and/or other possible solutions to overcoming disability-relates limitations
  • Providing access to information materials on a variety of topics related to disability and agriculture
  • Referring customers to other services providers for potential assistance specific to the clients' needs
  • Arranging for peer support opportunities that connect customers with others who have successfully accommodated their disabilities 

Here are the sessions they went to:
  • Modern Beekeeping
  • Are Sheep and Goats in Your Farming Future?
  • The Use of Custom Seating to Accommodate Severe Back Impairment on the Farm
  • Adaptive Recreation for Folks with Disabilities
  • AgrAbility Adaptive Technology in a Box for Farmers and Ranchers
  • Aging and Farmers: Understanding "Normal" and Adapting to Changes
  • Caring for Caregivers
  • Assistive Technology Show and Tell

Here are images from the Show and Tell

This image and video shows how a wheelchair can get into and out of a truck.

video



If you notice the image above not only is there a seat lift but the step is on hydraulics. This is beneficial for someone with arthritis or limited range of motion. All they do is stand on it and it will raise up to get into the truck easier. 


This picture shows both a seated lift on the left and a standing lift on the right.

I'm just scratching the surface of this topic. It is close to our families heart and hope to share more on it in the future. If you would like more information or have questions feel free to ask or check out AgrAbility's website.