Friday, February 28, 2014

Rope Toys for Fun & Fitness

   Happy Friday!  I’m jumping on the Fit Friday blog hop.  I appreciate my BlogPaws friends, Slimdoggy, Peggy’s Pet Place, and To Dog with Love for hosting.  All three blogs work diligently at urging humans to get their dogs in shape.  I’m sure you’ve heard that if your dog is fat, then you’re not getting enough exercise!  Be sure to visit each of them for great information mixed with a healthy dose of fun!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

And That's a Quote

Hello, thanks for dropping by to visit.  I’m joining my friends Love Is Being owned by a Husky and Ruckus the Eskie for Thoughtless Thursday
 I appreciate them hosting this “anything goes” blog hop.
I have been working on adding some of the quotes from my books on pictures.  I hope to incorporate them in a YouTube video soon.  Here’s a sneak peek at what I’ve come up with so far.
**The last two pictures are for my friends in the north who are still enduring mountains of snow.
Have a fun Thoughtless Thursday!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Let the Wordless Wednesday Roll!

I’m joining my friends at BlogPaws Community in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop.
No words are necessary.  If you aren’t familiar with BlogPaws, you should definitely visit to discover the greatest pet bloggers from around the world.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mardi Gras Mischief Madness

   What do you get when you combine thousands of dog lovers and over 500 dogs with the spirit of Mardi Gras?  The Krewe of Barkus & Meoux annual pet parade.  This year’s theme was “A Wonderland Tea-pawty.”  A “Krewe” (pronounced the same as “crew) is an organization that puts on a parade or ball during the Mardi Gras carnival season.  The Krewe of Barkus & Meoux was established in 1999 to benefit neglected, abused, and homeless animals.  They work throughout the year helping shelters, pet education, and promoting charitable functions.  One of their programs is the “Spay a Pet & Save a Life” which focuses on spaying and neutering.  All of the money raised during the pet parade stays in our local area to benefit local pet

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Central Park Lake in B & W

Happy National Dog Biscuit Day!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Are you ready for some cool black and white photos?   I’m joining Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever's B & W Sunday blog hop.  You know what that meansclick and hop on the blog icons below to see other great photographs.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

LSU Southern Live Oak

It's Sepia Saturday!  Ruckus the Eskie established this blog hop to entertain our readers with the beauty of sepia photography.  I love to discover the creative ways bloggers transform their favorite photos.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy hopping.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Indigo Fresh & Giveaway

Indigo dog dental treats by PetSafe
 Bentley and Pierre have come to love our postal carriers.  After a few deliveries for them with boxes of goodies, they have decided the mail carrier and FedEx deliveryman are in fact, NOT chainsaw wielding murderers.  Obviously, that is just a dog urban legend.  Earlier this week, two boxes arrived full of indigo Fresh Floss Dental Bones, Fresh Dental Sticks, and minty Fresh Dental Sauce.  The boys were very intrigued (nosey) as I opened the boxes.  The conversation went something like this…

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ready for Mardi Paw

It’s Wordless Wednesday with my friends at the BlogPaws Community.

Pierre is ready for the Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Scoop That Poop

   This is my first post for the Scoop That Poop campaign.  It is a blog hop hosted by my good friend Sugar, the Golden Retriever 
   I have always scooped the poop from my backyard since the boys do their business there.  For years, I used a shovel and stick to scoop that poop.  It was yucky, but it did the job.  One Valentine’s Day several years ago, my husband gave me the greatest gift ever.  (Disclaimer: We have been married a very long time and he’s given me jewelry, flowers, and candy on every Valentine’s Day)  So what could be better than sparkles, blooms, or sweets?  I came home to a brand new shiny Pooper Scooper with Mylar balloons tied all over it!  Now, I know this may not seem like the perfect romantic gift to some of you.  For me, it was the most thoughtful gift that he could have given me.  Remember, I have used a shovel and stick for 20+ years!  He said the man at the pet store laughed when he explained his purchase was for a gift!
After getting the hang of using my spiffy new Pooper Scooper, I’d bring out my grocery store bag and get to work scooping.  That’s when he came up with this ingenious aid for me.
He took a plastic ice cream tub and cut out the bottom.  Then, he attached handy hangers upside down on each side of the bucket.  I just stick the grocery bag through the center and attach the bag handles to the hooks.  It keeps the bag open and I have the bucket handle to tote around the yard.  When I’m finished, I set it down and unhook the bag.  Then, just raise the plastic container off and tie the bag up tightly.  Voila!  There’s no mess, no fuss!
Eventually, he added screws to the hooks so they stayed on firmly.  It is one of the best inventions that he’s come up with so far!
I’m featuring an infograph from Sugar the Golden Retriever and to illustrate the importance of Scooping That Poop!  Remember, poop happens but you don’t have to step in it!

This is the “Scoop That Poop” blog hop!

Be sure to check out the other blogs for more insightful scoops!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Amos...Black & White

Happy Black & White Sunday!  Dachshund Nola is our host for this fabulous blog hop.  Be sure to hop over to her blog today.

This is a photo of Amos, our solid black Manx.
He was possibly the coolest cat that ever lived.

Thanks Dachshund Nola!

Have a fun Sunday.  Now, onward through the blogs!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sepia Vegas

It’s time for the entertaining and beautiful Sepia Saturday hosted by my friend, Ruckus the Eskie.  Be sure to hop over to their page today!

 I thought I’d get into the spirit of the BlogPaws convention in Las Vegas!
This is a view of the Paris hotel.

Sepia Saturday
Hosted by Ruckus the Eskie

Everyone is welcome to join.  Please share your best sepia pics or videos! 

Simple Rules:

Any Sepia-Related images ~ not only pets!
Grab the badge, link back to your host
Have fun and enjoy!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday

   It is BlogPaws Community Wordless Wednesday Blog hop!  Hopping from one blog to the next is quicker when you don’t have a long post to read, so hop through all of the great blogs featured below.
   I try to keep inside the rules but today is the last day for the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose award nominations.  I did step outside of the line and post some information concerning this at the bottom. 
Thanks to all of the great people at BlogPaws for hosting this hop.
Happy Hopping!

Bentley is such a Snuggle Bug Basset.  

3rd Annual Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging Awards
Today is the last day to nominate a blog for BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose awards that is presented in Las Vegas during the annual convention.  Anyone is able to nominate a blog for an award.  You don’t have to be a blogger or a member.  If there is a blog that you enjoy, please take a couple of minutes and nominate them for one of the prestigious awards.  Here is a list of the categories that you can nominate your favorite blog.
*Best Cause Blog             *Best Post Blog             *Best Dog Blog              *Best Cat Blog
*Best Other Pet Blog      *Best Pet Blog Photo      *Best Pet Blog Video
*Best New Pet Blog        *Best Humor Blog          *Best Pet Micro Blogger
*Best Use of Media by 501(c) 3                          *Best Design
You can nominate as many blogs as you’d like.  It was brought to my attention that I need to provide information here in the event that someone wants to nominate me for any of these categories. No matter whom you nominate, the important thing is to get online today before the nominations close.  Here is the link:  I truly appreciate everyone’s support in helping me grow my blog!  If you have the urge to nominate me in any of these categories, here’s my information they form requests. 
Blog Writer’s Homepage:
Contact Name for Blog Owner: M. K. Clinton
Contact E-mail for Blog owner:
How long has this New Blog existed: 2 ½ months
Twitter Account: @mk_clinton

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Doin' Double Tuesday

Love is in the air… or is that dog treats cooking?  To your dog, it’s the same thing.  I am participating in my first Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop hosted by two awesome bloggers, Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kolchak Puggle.  Be sure to hop over to their posts.  You’ll love them!
I am posting three tasty treat recipes today.  Your best friend will know how special they are when they taste a homemade treat.  Remember, nothing means lovin’ like something from the oven!

  I have had this Liver Dog Cookie recipe for years.  My German Shepherds loved them.  I used them in training for the show ring and tricks.
Liver Dog Cookies
1 lb. Beef Liver (Frozen)
½ cup Yellow Cornmeal

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.  Blend liver while frozen at puree speed.  Add to dry mix and stir until well blended.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350˚ for 20 minutes.  Cut into small squares and store in sealed Ziploc bag or airtight container.

This cookie recipe is another that has been around for a while.  Being able to prepare your dog a homemade treat is very fulfilling.  Making them treat in cute little dog designs is even better!  Of course, for Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to use hearts.

Cutout Canine Cookies
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
¼ Cup Oatmeal
½ Tbsp. Baking Powder
6 Tbsp. Peanut Butter ~creamy
1 Tbsp. Honey
½ Cup Milk
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.  Stir in peanut butter, milk and honey mixing well.  Knead into workable dough, roll dough to approximately ¼” thickness.  Cut out your cookies with a fun cookie cutter, hearts, bones, and dog breeds are available.  Bake in 375˚ preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

For a special occasion, why not go all “Martha Stewart” on your dog?  Ha-ha!  This delicious recipe is from Martha and she has many fabulous recipes you can try.  I thought these biscuits sounded scrumptious! 
Dog Biscuits
Makes about 5 dozen
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup brewer's yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup low-sodium canned chicken stock, plus more for brushing
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, yeast, and salt; set aside
2. Place oil in a large bowl.  Add stock and flour mixture in three alternating batches, beginning and ending with stock.  Mix well.
3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to about 3/8-inch thick.  Shape biscuits using a dog-bone-shaped cookie cutter or by cutting around a store-bought dog bone with a butter knife.  (Make biscuits that are appropriate for your dog's size.)
4. If desired, you can spell out your dog's name or a holiday message in the dough with a toothpick (wet the toothpick first so it won't stick).
5. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets.  Repeat with remaining dough.
6. Bake biscuits 10 minutes.  Brush with stock; rotate baking sheets, and bake 10 minutes more.  Turn off oven, leaving door closed.  Let dog biscuits stand in oven to dry completely, about 1 1/2 hours.  Wrap as a gift, or store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Bentley & Pierre give all of these recipes Two Paws Up!

Tuesday’s Tails
I’m doing a double Blog Hop today since it is Tuesday.  I can’t forget all of the dogs that need “fur-ever” homes this week of love.  Today’s post is personal since this dog wandered up out of the woods to my niece’s home.  She is fostering him but need to find a home a.s.a.p.  Their German Shepherd pup just had extensive surgery and a third pup is not in their budget. 

Thanks to Dogs ‘N Pawz for hosting this wonderful blog hop! 
Please visit the other blogs to see more adoptable pets.
Be sure to look at the adoptable pets under the PetSavers tab on this page.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mom's Love in B & W

Happy Black & White Sunday, I hope your weekend has been great so far.  I am joining two of my favorite bloggers, Sugar the Golden Retriever and Nola the Dachshund for a great hop through some beautiful B & W photos of dogs, cats, and other living things.

Someone has a love connection coming!  Pierre doesn’t know it yet, but his mom, our daughter, and her new husband are coming for a visit today!  He hasn’t seen her since July.  I’m expecting Westie~Hyper~Overload.  He is staying with us, Grandma, Papaw, and “Uncle Bentley” until Mom and Dad move to the lower 48! 
We are all so excited to see them.
 Have a wonderful Sunday!
Thanks to Sugar & Nola for this cool B & W blog hop!
Be sure to hop over to theirs and the rest of these B & W blogs!

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

National Pet Dental Health Month

We are joining BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday to promote 
National Dog Dental Care Month.  
Thanks to my friends at BlogPaws for hosting!

Every month is Dental Care Month for Bentley.
He LOVES to brush his teeth.

Thank you for visiting!
Now, onward through the blogs~

Monday, February 3, 2014

First Aid/Emergency Kit for your Dog

 Do you have a first aid kit for your dog? No matter how careful we are with our pets, illness and accidents happen. It’s always best to be prepared so you’re less likely to freak out. If your dog is anything like mine, they only seem to get sick in the middle of the night on a weekend or a holiday. 3:00 a.m. is no time to be rummaging through cabinets to find something to stop a bout of Basset barfing. Most over-the-counter medicines for humans are definite no-no’s for pets. Ask your veterinarian which products are okay for your dog and the proper dosage according to its weight.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Black and White Wishes

I am joining in Black and White Sunday Blog Hop hosted by 
Nola the Dachshund and Sugar the Golden Retriever. 
 Thanks for making Sundays more fun! 

Hop on to these great blogs
for more B & W photos!