Saturday, September 27, 2014

Black n' White Sunday: Bending the Rules


Happy Sunday Everyone!
Mom and Dad are still on vacation with Flat Spencer, which means I'm hanging out with Aunt Zim. I'm excited to see my humans but sure enjoy bending the rules while they are gone! My favorite rule to bend is hanging out on the couch with Aunt Zim. I mean, someone has to help her study and I'm the right dog for the job.

Can't wait to hear all about their trip and share with you the adventures of Flat Spencer. Check out my Facebook page where you can see pictures of Flat Spencer throughout their trip. I'm keeping my paws crossed that they bring me home a neat souvenir. 



Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WW: I have a Flea and a Tick


I have a problem, mom found me last night with a flea and a tick on me. But don't worry they were the soft, squeaky kind of bugs.   


Mom and Dad will be heading down to Georgia starting tomorrow to see my grandparents. They are leaving me behind in the care of Aunt Zim. So if you don't see me for awhile it's because my parents abandoned me for a week. But, will be back soon!




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Fall!


Happy First Day of Fall!
This is my favorite time of the year, not only is the weather perfect, the bugs are almost gone, and Halloween is right around the corner.


Yesterday my mom went to Grandma's house and look at what she came home with....Applesauce!


Mom said this is a human treat and that I'm already too sweet to have this yummy, sweet treat!

Does your dog like applesauce?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fit Friday: Fly Ball and Lure Course

In the last two weeks I have learned about two different sports for dogs, flyball and lure coursing. I have never seen or heard about these events before, but I have now witnessed flyball and was able to try out lure coursing myself.

The first one is Flyball. Here is the definition according to Wikipedia: Flyball is a dog spot in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball. Check out this video from the event we watched at the Renaissance Festival:

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This past weekend at the Ragom fund raising event they had a lure course for us to try out. And of course I was going to try it.


Lure coursing is a sport for dog that involves chasing a mechanically operated lure around a set course. That day to the grass was long, which made it hard to see. After I got the swing of things I had a blast. Check out this video of my trying out lure coursing.

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These two sporting events definitely would help keep us K9s in tip top shape. I would encourage everyone to try either event out. Fly ball does take some practice but lure coursing takes little to no practice.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday: Random

For today's post I am keeping it short, sweet and to the point. I have decided to post some of my favorite images/sayings that I have found over the last couple of months. Enjoy!






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Wordless Wednesday: Dog Rules


Most of the time rules are meant to be broken, however, I think I'm going to follow our new rules.

Dog Rules
Be Loyal and Faithful
Guard the House
Wag More, Bark Less
Show Affection
 Fetch the Ball
No Drinking from the Toilet
Nap Often
Ask to go Outside
Learn New Tricks
Never Stop Playing
Love Unconditionally
and Always Remember it's Called 'Fur'niture for a Reason.


My favorite one is the last rule, it is called 'fur'niture for a reason! Which rules is your favorite?



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS!


Thank you to everyone who participated in last weeks Blogiversary Celebration! 

I know most of you are wondering who the big winner is. Drum roll please.........and the winner is......Linda S. She is excited to share this prize with her 5 Treeing Walker Coonhounds!

I would like to take this time and thank all the companies that donated amazing products:

HoundHouse is giving my followers a 50% off coupon code that is good until September 30th. HoundHouse is not only in the U.S. but also the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Everyone is a winner with a coupon like this!


PrideBites also has a coupon code you can use on your next PrideBites order. Simply use the coupon code "Spencer" and get 10% off your order.

Thank you again to all those who participated, my followers and these amazing companies. I have been truly blessed this last year, learned so much, had many "first" and have meet many amazing K9s and their humans! I'm thrilled to see what this next year bring and I'm happy to have all of you along for the ride!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mischief Monday: GOLDZILLA

Imagine going to a fundraising event for an organization that rescues Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes. What would you expect to see? That's right, lots and lots of golden fur that have been saved through the years! 


As most of you know Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota or RAGOM is the rescue organization that rescued my mom from a puppy mill and when she was placed in foster care they found out she was pregnant with my 8 litter mats and myself.


As the county's number 1 Golden Retriever rescue group, RAGOM  has rescued and re-homed over 6,000 Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes. This organizations is based in Minnesota, but they have rescued dogs in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and more. 

I was so excited to attend this event with my pal, Carlie, another RAGOM rescue and my grandparents sweet puppy. More on this event this week!


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Sepia Saturday: Last Day of the Giveaway


Saturday at midnight (central time) this amazing giveaway closes! This prize package is valued over $350.00! So, what are you waiting for, enter now before time is up! 



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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday: Party Decorations


What would a party be without decorations and let me tell you, my mom went all out!

We started with a color scheme (red, blue, green and orange) and went from there. 





I already had the "Spencer" banner, which is great to be able to reuse props. A little DIY project that involved using a Cricut machine and a wonderful "Happy Blogiversary" banner was born.


Next, you have to be dressed for the occasion. Again, following the color scheme, I found this handsome bow tie at Target and this party hat on Etsy


What does every great dog party need, that's right, a fire hydrant. Even though it is made out of paper, it still adds that extra something. 


My favorite is this DIY fabric banner. My mom went to our local fabric store and picked out a yard of five different fabrics, one pattern and solid colors. Can you guess which colors???

Once home we cut the fabric into one inch wide by twelve inches long strips. We did this until we ran out of fabric. Then we tired the fabric onto a long piece of twine in a pattern. We ended up making two banners, each about four feet long.

 

Finally, every good party needs balloons. The best part was using a bottle of peanut butter as the weight of the balloons.

I would love to hear from you, what is your favorite decoration, either from my party or at your own parties?


There will only be one winner announced for this Blogiversary giveaway. The winner will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open for US residents only who are 18 years of ago or older. All prizes have been donated no other compensation was given for any reviews, publicity, or write ups.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Giveaway Sponsors


I would like to thank all of my Blogiversary sponsors from the bottom of my heart! With their help we were able to put together an amazing giveaway to celebrate my 1st Blogiversary! Today, I would like to recognized all those who donated and show off all the prizes. In this giveaway there is over $350 worth of goodies. So what are you waiting for, enter now!


Collarific Dog Bandanas

Collarific Dog Bandana generously donated a fall themed bandana, that will fit medium to large dogs. This is a $12 value.

To learn more about Collarific Dog Bandanas here are their direct links: Store, Facebook, and Pinterest.


HoundHouse

HoundHouse generously donated a XL kennel that will fit dogs great and small. This prize is valued at $132.

To learn more about HoundHouse here are their direct links: Website and Facebook.


PetzLife
PetzLife generously donated Complete Oral Care gel and spray, All Natural Calming Gel, and their a bottle of their Wound Care. All of this is valued at $93.96.

To learn more about PetzLife here are their direct links: WebsiteFacebook, and Twitter.


 PrideBites
PrideBites generously donated three toys: a pizza, martini, and an ice cream cone. The value of these toys is $29.97.

To learn more about PrideBites here are there direct links to: Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Solvit Products
Solvit Products generously donated their Sta-Put Delux Bench Seat Cover. This product is valued at $33.60.

To learn more about Solvit Products here are their direct links: Website, Facebook, and Twitter.


Stylish Canine
Stylish Canine generously donated these three adorable Goldendoodle decals. Their value is $18.00.

Here are Stylish Canine's direct links if you would like to learn more about them: Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.



Three Dog Bakery
Three Dog Bakery generously donated their Paw-ty Pack Duo and their Bow Wow Sampler Tray. The value of these two prizes is $39.99.

To learn more about Three Dog Bakery here are their direct links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Zuke's
Zuke's generously donated three packages of their Genuine Jerky Treats in original, teriyaki, and barbecue beef. The value of all three prizes is $29.97.

If you would like to learn more about Zuke's here are their direct links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Again, thank you so much to all these companies. They have been beyond generous and amazing to work with!

There will only be one winner announced for this Blogiversary giveaway. The winner will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open for US residents only who are 18 years of ago or older. All prizes have been donated no other compensation was given for any reviews, publicity, or write ups.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: PupCakes and Ice Cream Treats


What is a party without yummy food. Here are two easy recipes to do for your next doggie celebration. 



My first tasty treat is called PupCakes. These mouth watering treats are simple and the best part about this treat, we already had all the ingredients in our kitchen. 




After the PupCakes were done cooling we added some peanut butter frosting. Then topped them off with a Zuke's Jerky treat. My mouth is watering them just looking at this picture.


You can't have cake without ice cream. My handy bone and paw print molds came in handy with this recipe. But, a simple dixie cup or ice cube tray will do the trick as well.


My mom should have added 4 ripe bananas, 3 for the recipe and 1 for me to enjoy as I watched her make these treats! What more could a dog ask for then bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt all in one.


And finally, while we were at the Renaissance Festival yesterday we stopped at "Royal Paws" and picked up these tasty treats. Yes, that is a mini pizza. Unfortunately, they only sell at festivals and not online, otherwise we would be placing weekly orders.


And there you have it fokes! Yummy, mouth watering treats your dog would love to have.

Don't forget to check back all week for more Blogiversary fun! There is a giveaway happening on my Facebook page and my blog! Make sure you enter daily for your chance to win some amazing prizes!