Sunday, May 24, 2015

Remembering on Memorial Day

Black and white Basset Hound photo
Please take a moment during this exciting
Memorial Day weekend
to remember the real reason for the holiday.
Thank you to all of the men, women, and dogs who have served and protected this fantastic country that we call home.

We are joining Sugar the Golden Retriever and Dachshund Nola for their 
Black & White Sunday's photo hop!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dog Poisoning Emergencies

  It’s National Pet Month and the perfect time to poison proof your home.  We all try to keep our pets safe and free from harm.  That means keeping potentially lethal items out of their reach.  Unfortunately, each year thousands of dogs and cats are poisoned in their own homes and nearly half of those ingested human medications.  NEVER leave your medications within the reach of your dog! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Homemade Grain-Free Dog Food With Veg-To-Bowl

Back in the days of children, I cooked dinner.  Now that it is just Skipper and I, we eat mostly quick meals.  This is a huge disappointment to Bentley.  He always knew when I cooked meat, sometimes a piece was dropped for him.  Imagine his surprise when I went to the stove to brown some turkey the other day.
Bentley: “Hey Mom, what cha cooking?”
Me: “I’m browning some turkey.  Do you need to sit under my feet?  I could trip over you.”
Bentley: “Yeah, that’d be a real shame if you were to spill that freshly browned turkey on the floor.  *snicker Hey, Pierre!  Come here, I need your help.”
Pierre: “What do you need?  It is almost Squirrel: thirty and I have to be at my station to patrol.  *sniff-sniff  Dude, is Gramma cooking?  Are we going to try to get her to spill the meat?” 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day #52Snapshots

Basset Hound writing at chalkboard about Disaster Prep with Westie at desk
"Is it time for recess?"
Bentley: “Hey, Pierre!  Guess what we are celebrating today?”
Pierre: “Well, I know it’s not time for my birthday again.  Whatever it is, will there be cake?”

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Defenders of Liberty #BlueAngels

  This weekend is the annual Barksdale Air Force Base  Defenders of Liberty Air Show in Bossier City, LA.  It was held for the first time in 1933.  The Open House highlights the fantastic home of the B-52.  A two-day event features the latest in military planes.  You can also see historical and civilian aircrafts.  The base is open to the public to tour, meet the brave pilots, and enjoy incredible aerobatic performers.
  The highlight of the show was the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.  The skill and precision they fly is breathtaking.  There were also skydiving exhibitions and a dozen other talented pilots taking to the air.  You can click here to see the line-up of performers.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Look Out Below #52Snapshots of Life

A squirrel in our tree
Will definitely see
Nothing but woe
With Pierre down BELOW!

We are participating in The Lazy Pit Bull’s
52 Snapshots of Life
Each week there is a word prompt.  This week’s word is


Friday, May 1, 2015

It's National Purebred Dog Day

   I’ve never met a dog that I didn’t like.  I’m not a purebred snob, I love mixed breeds too.  We have always had purebred dogs because we needed breeds that would be best suited for our family.  For the most part, it has worked for us.  Choosing a purebred dog allows you to know what characteristics to expect, the adult size, and its working/training capabilities.  You can also be more informed on certain diseases or problems that are inherent to certain breeds.