Thursday, October 31, 2013

This 'N That Thursday: Halloween Special!

Happy Halloween to my fellow fur butts! Hope you had a great night! We are just about to call it a night but here are some pictures from this evening. 

Here is the front of the house this year and the famous baby gate to help contain me. 

Here are the goodie bags the little humans received this year. 

Here are the goodie bags my K9 friends received. In each one is a Greenie and a roll of poop bags. Remember to 
Scoop that Poop! 

Who needs a doorbell when you have me!!! He hit a record number of Trick or Treaters this year, drum roll please.....180 and 6 doggie bags handed out! 
Now it is time to get some beauty sleep! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Halloween Trick or Treating

Here is I am with my treats I got last night at the Halloween party! Mom had to wake me up to get this shot. 
Now I'm going back to bed.  

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sneak Peek!!!

Drum Roll Please..........Here is the debut of this years Halloween costume!!!
Hello, I am Benjamin Franklin!!! 
More to come tonight or tomorrow!!! :) 

Product Review & Giveaway: Zuke's Z-Bone

I am pleased to introduce to you Zuke's Z-Bones Natural Grain-Free Dental Chews. This wonderful chew bones comes in 3 delicious flavors: Clean Apple Crisp, Clean Berry Crisp, and Clean Carrot Crisp. They also are available in four different sizes: Mini (10-25 lbs), Regular (25-60 lbs), Large (60-90 lbs), and Giant (90+ lbs). 

Some of the features and benefits about these chew bones can be found on their website
  • Potato and pea-based formula: highly digestible
  • Alfalfa, parsley, rosemary, and fennel: freshen breath by supporting digestion
  • Ideal texture: helps polish teeth, freshen breath, and maintain healthy gums
  • Nutrient-rich apples, pumpkin  and cherries: powerful sources of antioxidants

With all the recalls in the news lately, Zuke's are proud to say they have never been recalled since opening in 1995. Made in the USA, they maintain strict testing standards on all of their products. Additionally, they also donate a portion of every sale to The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund

I decided to enlist a few extra paws in testing out these chew bones so Spencer and I went to my parents' house and 'recruited' their furry mob. With Spencer, Louie and Carlie waiting anxiously at my feet, I tore into the packages. Each dog had a different flavor. After dispersing the bones, the dogs promptly ran to different areas of the room. Spencer went by the 
coffee table, Carlie went on top of the couch and Louie was trying to run away from me every time I tried to take his picture. Finally, he settled under the coffee table - opposite side of Spencer. 

  • 3 different flavors to choose from
  • They come in different sizes 
  • None of their products have never been recalled 
  • Made in the USA
  • Happy to purchase products that give back
  • Great packaging
  • Made their breath smell better afterwards
  • Healthy 

  • Although I didn't notice any stains afterwards, on their label they have a warning for possible staining on light surfaces

Spencer, Louie, and Carlie give this product 4 paws up!  

I would definitely recommend Zuke's Z-Bones! Check out their Website for this and other products. You can also find them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter

Now onto to the Giveaway! Zuke's is going to give one lucky person 3 8-count bags of Z-Bones, one bag of each flavor! This giveaway will run until November 5th. Must be 18 years of age. Simply enter below and Good Luck! 

Written by: Brittany (Spencer's Mom)

Disclaimer: I was provided 6 samples of the Z-Bones  free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was given.

Note: Supervision is occurring every time Spencer is eating a treat, bone, or food. Spencer is known for eats with elegance and grace. Please monitor your dog/pet while they are eating. 

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Mischief: Preventing Mischief on Halloween

Since I grew up on a farm we would only get two or three trick or treaters on Halloween, aka my cousins. I never got to experience the thrill of hearing the door bell ring, running over to the door unaware of what kind of costume was waiting for me, and handing out handfuls of candy. 

Since moving to town a few years ago my sister and I go all out on Halloween. We decorate our lawn to the max, squeezing in as much lawn decorations as possible. Putting together goodie bags of candy for kids as well as for dogs. We always order pizza, watch Halloween episodes from old television shows such as Home Improvement or Friends. And patiently wait until the first ding of our door bell. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Sunday Night Football Vikings vs Packers
Doing what I can to help the Vikings pull off a win tonight! Keeping my paws crossed and eating my Wheaties featuring Adrian Peterson

Black & White Sunday: Quote by Charles M. Schulz

I love this quote by Charles Schulz!
Only 4 days left before Halloween

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Petco Halloween

Today I attended the local Petco Halloween costume contest and met so many amazing pets. I went in my Chief Taste Tester Costume made by Key2Life. Check out the pictures below to see my amazing adventure: 

Waiting for my name to be called during the costume contest. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Super Spencer

Only 8 more days until Halloween
He's Spencer by day & Super Dog by night!

Share your Halloween plans, stories, 
costumes, treats, or tricks below! 

Tasty Tuesday: Apples and Peanut Butter

Last week my sister and I enjoyed a wonderful fall drive to Jim's Apple Farm. Every year for the last 5 years we make this annual trip to get our pumpkins. However, we always end up leaving with more than just pumpkins. 

Jim's Apple Farm is famous for it's largest selection of candy in Minnesota, homemade pies, pastries, caramel apples, nut rolls, ten foot long shelf of local fruit preserves, over four cooler cases holding dozens and dozens of small-brand sodas, and one whole case dedicated solely to root beer. Yep, they have the world's largest section of pop (aka soda).  Not to mention the ceiling is lined with puzzles, from 50 pieces all the way up to 10,000 piece puzzles. Jim's has everything you can't find anywhere. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

#ScoopThatPoop #3

The theme of Scoop That Poop blog hop #3 is Poop Poetry. Well, as you can tell that isn't one of my strengths, but the message is the same.
Scoop That Poop

Check out these other posts on the importance of 
Scoop That Poop!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This 'N That Thursday: Cat Stealing Dog Beds

How many dogs can relate to this video? I know I can, our cat Callie runs the house. She likes to steal my things and gets me into trouble. It's time we join forces and stand up to them!  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Spencer's hair blowing in the wind on a car ride. Now just imagine hearing him saying "WEEEEE WEE WEE WEEEE!" Just like Maxwell in the Geico commercial.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Frozen Fall Pumpkin Treats

Don't have much time to make your own dog treats? Do you want a quick, easy recipe? Well, do I have the recipe for you!

I like this recipe because you only need 3 ingredients: 100% pure pumpkin puree, plain yogurt and peanut butter. It took me less then 15 minutes to make and clean up!


  • 1 can 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • Bowl
  • Measuring Cups (1 cup & 1/2 cup)
  • Spatula
  • Electric Mixer
  • Can Opener
  • Ice Cube Tray 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Pick Pocket Pouch

I'm happy to introduce the "Pick Pocket Pouch" from Paww. Paww is a new, design-focused pet products company driven to make smart products for pets and their humans. 
(Pick Pocket Pouch by Paww)

P.A.W.S Benefit Walk 2013

Yesterday we participated in the 13th Annual P.A.W.S. Walk. P.A.W.S (Providing Animals with Shelter) is a local shelter where their mission is to provide lost or surrendered animals with temporary shelter until adoptive families can be found. The walk was a trick or treat walk through the downtown area with stops at participating businesses along the way. Since it was a Halloween theme walk, customs were encouraged. 

(Taking a break from the walk to pose with the sign.)

Black and White Sunday: Spencer the Scottish Dog

What a wonderful and busy day we had yesterday! Here is one of our favorite pictures from yesterdays benefit walk. Have a wonderful Sunday! Go Vikes!

Friday, October 11, 2013


Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Here is a picture from last weeks photo session. Spencer wanted to share meaning behind the phrase "TGIF." 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

This 'N That Thursday: Flash Back

Found these pictures of Lil Spencer. Even when he was a puppy he was obsessed with toys and treats! Future hoarder in the making. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Quote: Plato

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Here is a quote to start your week off, enjoy!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Photo Session

What a beautiful day for a photo session. Thank you so much to Laura Penning Photography for a great day. You know you have a great photographer when she takes off her shoes and socks and joined Spencer in the creek to capture the perfect shot. Can't wait to see the finished results! 

(Here Spencer is working the camera!)

Walking Benefits for You and Your Dog

It is National Walk Your Dog Week! Check out this infographic from Dog Tread about the benefits of walking you dog!

(Image retrieved from Dog Tread)