June 22, 2017

My Mom Kept a Secret From Me

Fellow dogs, I need your two cents on this particular situation...

You see, I love my mom. I really do.

She cares for me and loves on me and spends so so much time hanging out with me.

My mom is a pretty cool human.

No human is perfect though, and I just found out my mom has been hiding a HUGE (and I mean HUGE!) secret from me for the past 1 year and 9 months since my mom first signed my papers.

I don't know how to say this. I'm not gonna sugarcoat it. Click the "show" button to find out what the totally insane secret is that made me tilt my head and drop my jaw.

I. Am. Adopted.

I'm sorry, DID YOU KNOW READ THAT? I AM DUMBFOUNDED!

Who knows...your humans could also be lying to you about being their real mom after all this time, fellow critters!

It does make sense in a way, because my mom is WAY taller than me and isn't nearly as furry as I am. She can't bark or isn't into chasing squirrels, either. Plus, I guess "signing my papers" means adoption papers.

This was my reaction when my mom told me I was adopted.

DON'T BE FOOLED, YOUR "PAWRENTS" ARE NOT AS HONEST AS YOU MIGHT THINK!


I AM ADOPTED!

June 21, 2017

Reminder: Blogville Summer Dance

Last year, Blogville had a ball at the annual Summer Dance.

Okay, well it was the first year it ever happened in 2016, and you might think I'm a little short-handed (emphasis on "short") to be the host, but I've got it covered again this year.

The Blogville Summer Dance 2017 is coming to a Blogville near you!

That doesn't make sense, I just thought it sounded cool.

WHO: It's hosted by me, and all your furry and feathered Blogville friends will hopefully be there!

WHEN: July 10th is the day of the dance! The firm dead lion to get signed up is July 8th!

WHERE: My blog, duh.

HOW TO SIGN UP: Grab your date, go as a pair with your bestie, make it a threesome, go solo...it doesn't matter who you're taking, if anyone at all. Just make sure you send in an unedited, clear photo of you (and whoever is accompanying you) to submissions@pawprovince.com. Again, the firm dead lion for submissions is July 8th, which is sooner than you think.

Let's make this summer one to remember...RSVP for the Blogville Summer Dance 2017!

(Feel free to share the badge below)


June 20, 2017

Robin Whiskers

Okay, so forget "Mom's Monday" or "Training Tuesday"...my mom made her own blog!

She says it will be good for her career as a dog trainer, blogger, writer, etc. to have her own place to talk about her writing, dog training, life as a pet sitter and such from a professional viewpoint. Even as a dog handler she can write a thing or two.

Click HERE to head over to her new blog! She's still messing around with it all, but she plans on posting every day. And don't worry, I'll still be posting every day and she doesn't care for this blog any less. She just wants a place to express her own thoughts without stealing my spotlight. (Thanks, mom!)


June 19, 2017

Wiener Walkies

Remind your peeps to take you for at least one walk every day, even if you're a little dog with short legs like me! Even calm, well-behaved dogs need walks. Walks are great for exercise, mental stimulation, and they are also a great way to bond and have fun with your human.

Pee. S. my mom loved the idea of having a "Mom's Monday" to share her opinions on the animal world. However, the concept gave her an even better idea she hopes to share with you all soon...
















Pee. S. Remember to send your Blogville Summer Dance photos to submissions@pawprovince.com by July 8th! Grab your date, buddy up with some friends, go solo and wing it...just make sure to get unedited, clear photos to me of you and whoever is going with you. Don't send in photos with cutouts that are already edited! I'll do all the editing, with my mom's help of course. Feel free to share the badge below to get the word out about the dance.


June 18, 2017

Hot Weather Canine Safety Tips

It's getting hotter out, and sometimes the warm weather can take a toll on us puppers. Here are some tips to keep your furry friend safe this summer!

1. Place the palm of your hand on the pavement of the road. If you can comfortably keep it there for 5 seconds, it isn't too hot to walk your dog. No pup wants burning pads! If you can't keep your hand there for 5 seconds, don't go for a walk. However, no dog likes to be indoors all day, so you can do another form of exercise indoors or find a cool place to stretch your legs in the shade!

2. If your dog has to spend the remainder of his time outdoors, make sure he has plenty of fresh, clean, cold water available to him at all times. Also make sure the dog has a cool, shady place to rest.

3. Encourage your dog to drink plenty of water during the summer months. Dogs should drink 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight every day.

4. Swimming is a great exercise for dogs, but never leave your pup attended near a swimming pool.

5. Protect your dog from fleas and ticks and check your dog daily for them!

6. If your dog doesn't do well in hot weather, even with a cool, shady place to relax in and cool water, keep them indoors most of the time! Pets with flat faces and thick coats are the most susceptible to heatstroke.

7. Never leave your dog alone in a hot car! Cars can heat up quicker than you might think,

8. If your dog has to stay outdoors or simply wants some safe outdoor time, let them have a kiddie pool to wade in! If not too deep and easy to climb in, your dog can be safely unattended with one!

9. Use sunscreen for some dogs! Dogs with short coats, light colored coats, and no coats at all are the most susceptible to this painful inconvenience that could lead to skin cancer.





















Pee. S. Remember to send your Blogville Summer Dance photos to submissions@pawprovince.com by July 8th! Grab your date, buddy up with some friends, go solo and wing it...just make sure to get unedited, clear photos to me of you and whoever is going with you. Don't send in photos with cutouts that are already edited! I'll do all the editing, with my mom's help of course. Feel free to share the badge below to get the word out about the dance.


June 17, 2017

I Need Your Advice, Blogville...

I need your advice, my dear friends. You probably know that my mom knows a ton about dog training and behavior and is a pawsome dog trainer. I wouldn't be so well-behaved if she didn't train me so well!

(That's besides the fact dogs are actually the ones that train their humans...I'm being in paid in treats to pretend it's the other way around)

I love getting to share my thoughts and ideas with the world, along with my recent adventures and product reviews, but I think my mom needs a platform to share canine information, too...she used to be the only author on this blog before I came around, and she misses it. She also knows a lot more and is a better dog trainer/owner/handler since then.

Okay, I guess what I'm asking is what do you guys think of my mom doing a "Training Tuesday" every week to write an article on dog training?

If you think it's a great idea, comment some ideas of training articles my mom could write! She has a whole bunch of ideas, but as my mom says...give the readers what they want!


June 16, 2017

Zuke's PureNZ Beef + Mussel Cuts Review

***I was sent this product for free from the Zuke's company, but all opinions are my own. If you'd like me to review one of your products, visit my "product reviews" tab for more information.***

Sometimes dry dog biscuits just don't make the cut. What does make the cut? Zuke's PureNZ Cuts, made with New Zealand beef and green-lipped mussel. They'll have you smacking your chops before you even try them!





















They're a delicious jerky no dog can resist! My mom likes to rip the treats into smaller pieces so I don't choke on them. Plus, little pieces are convenient for training sessions!





















Did you know Zuke's PureNZ Cuts are not only delicious, but absolutely nutritious? There are only a few ingredients in them, and they're all pure and natural. No by-products, dyes, or words you can't pronounce. (Well, I'm having a bit of trouble with the last ingredient, but I know it's a healthy preservative!)





















I'll even spin around for a delicious Zuke's reward, and spinning around can take a LONG time when your body is this long, BOL!





















Give me that delicious treat, mama!





















I was at my breeder's house during this review, and this puppy named Mister insisted on starring in a photo. Isn't he adorable?





















Beg your human to grab you some Zuke's PureNZ Cuts next time you're out and about!

June 15, 2017

Horsing Around

While visiting my breeders' house, my mom and I tried to get a couple good photos together. However, one of their horses, Dreamer, decided it would be a spectacular idea to "horse" around and photobomb us. BOL!




























Pee. S. Remember to RSVP for the Blogville Summer Dance by July 8th!