Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A WORDsmithy Wednesday - And a Blog Hop - and a Symbol of One Thousand Words

I think this is worth MORE than 1000 words.
Doesn't Sunshine look HALF of her 14 years?

From Webster's Dictionary
  1. a cat lover.


The Answer My FURiend is Blowing in the Wind. . . and There is LOTS of IT

These are all the ANSWERS I know right now . . .
                                           SNIFF, Sniff, sniff . . .

  1. Our next door neighbors have a dog that barks like Molly - high pitched and loud
  2. Across the street they are having Tater Tots 
  3. The neighbors behind us are making salsa
  4. The neighbors right behind us do something ALL DAY with wood of all kinds (I'm guessing. . . snifffffffffff. . . he might be a carpenter)
  5. Next door the kids are making Mac n Cheese
  6. Somewhere close by. . . a block or two . . . someone is raking leaves. It smells FALLISH
Whew! That is about all I can handle at this time. A little later I will again SMELL THE WIND to find out the happenings in my 'hood.

What's smellin' in yours?

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sumptin' About Punkin That Just Sends ME - #chewyinfluencer

This time of year I am all about PUMPKIN. I love the look of those lovely ORANGE orbs (yes, I admit there are some white, blue, green versions). And the pulp tastes so so so good especially dolloped atop my kibble. Oh yes, I am a true fan. My Mommy #2 is NOT A FAN. I don't get where she is coming from there. I mean - what's not to like? Pumpkin is sweet and intensely flavored and what is even better . . . it is GOOD for pups. Yes, you heard me. Something sweet and delicious that is good for us.
There IS a Heaven.

So when Chewy.com's October newsletter came out, it was a NO-BRAINER for me to choose the Weruva Pumpkin Patch-up. A no-brainer. It looked like a win win for me. Before I tell you about Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up, though, I want to share with you some of the benefits of adding PUMPKIN to your diet. I think I mentioned some of them last week. Here are some more according to GOOGLE
  1. Loaded with fiber and beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A
  2. High in fiber, low in fat and cholesterol 
  3. Contains significant amounts of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and vitamins A and C

 It is most definitely a GOOD-FOR-YOU-TREAT. Like most things, moderation is the key to getting the most out of PUMPKIN. Anything from a TEASPOON for small pups to a couple of TABLESPOONS for BIG dogs is plenty to give your pet maximum benefits from eating Pumpkin.

Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up is a meal SUPPLEMENT not a meal in a pouch. It is portioned out for average dogs and cats so you, the FEEDING PARTNER do not have to cook, measure or store fresh or canned pumpkin. One pouch is one serving (or two for smaller pets). The selling point of this product is its CONVENIENCE and controllability. If you are like my Mommys, sometimes that refrigerator pumpkin stays in too long. Maybe she too has discovered a bit of green mold when she pulled it out. It happens (and a lot faster to fresh cooked pumpkin) because PAWrents tend to get the kind with little to no preservatives. And they get busy and kibble is good enough and if only it was easier to store. . . I am making up excuses here BUT all PAWrents do think this - RIGHT?

So, you might ask, with PUMPKIN so abundant this time of year AND available in canned versions ALL YEAR LONG, and MAYBE this time I will use it before the mold sets in . . . 
Why would I need this product?

  • Because it is STORABLE without needing refrigeration.
  • Because it is one serving so there is none left over
  • Because there is NO WASTE 
  • Because it is convenient
  • BECAUSE IT IS ALL PUMPKIN and water. That is all! No sugar, no fillers, no preservatives

 And Chewy.com has it ON SALE right now and that makes the price very competitive to the cans you buy in the grocery store. Click this link to order yours today LINK

Mommy admits to having some problems opening the ALUMINUM PACKAGE (rinse it out and recycle it). It did not tear open too easily and she squeezed too hard and KABOOM!!! Pumpkin went all over the counter, the floor and her Golden State WARRIORS tshirt.

So as you can see from the photo ABOVE (like two photos above) she recruited MR. SCISSORS to aid in opening the package. She still SQUEEZED too hard and juice spilled out a little. BUT this time she was positioned over MY bowl. This is not a FAULT in the packaging. No. This is a fault in MY Mommy that despite pretty good UPPER ARM STRENGTH she still could not manage to open a pouch of PUMPKIN.

She plopped it into my bowl and I ate it up. END OF STORY, It was just enough and made my kibble THAT much MORE tasty. Yes, I begged for more - but I didn't need it.

Another reason Mommy suggested I choose WERUVA PUMPKIN PATCH UP is something we small dogs and . . . especially pugs . . . there, I said it . . . Are you HAPPY, Molly? . . . Is that little ANAL problem we have. You know - Stink Butt, Juicing, Anal Gland Discharge? 

In my house we call it "Noodles! Not Again! I just washed (these pants, that blanket, the pillow. . . insert what applies)!"

PUMPKIN addresses this ISSUE (yes, pun intended)! It sorta. .  uh. . . moves things along and naturally helps express those anal glands. Expressed glands mean no Stink Butt. Or at least less of it and less frequently. This is a MUST in a pug house. I'm not gonna say the problem is GONE, Gone, gone completely. But since we got the shipment of Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up from Chewy.com I have not slimed anything or anyone. And that is a HUGE relief for all of us.

So get the PUMPKIN rolling and add it to your diet. And go to Chewy.com and get it on SALE!!!! I know you will like it as much as I do. Unless you inexplicably HATE pumpkin like my Mommy. In that case - well, the PACKAGING is cute.

**We were not paid for this review nor were we paid to say positive things about the product. No money was exchanged at all, okay? We did receive enough product to review over a couple of days or weeks and form an opinion about it. All opinions and findings are OUR OWN and ours alone.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

I Wanna Talk About . . .

PUMPKINS. Yes, you heard me. . . pumpkins. They are everywhere nowadays and frankly I am thrilled. Who doesn't like a little dollop of PUMPKIN puree on their kibble? And it is so very good for you, too.

According to PETMD.com, pumpkin helps pets in THREE main ways:

  1.  URINARY health - the oils found in pumpkin seeds and flesh help with urinary incontinence. These oils have been known to help with kidney stones, incontinence, and prostatic hyperplasia in older male dogs.
  2.  DIGESTIVE health - the fiber found in pumpkin flesh is abundant and actually aids in digestion. And whether your pup has the dreaded diarrhea or uncomfortable constipation, a little pumpkin helps alleviate the distress and return the digestive system to normal. In pugs and other small dogs, a little pumpkin is also known to stop the dreaded "Stink Butt" or anal gland discharge.
  3.  WEIGHT maintenance - a dollop of pumpkin makes a pup feel fuller on less food (unless that pup is a pug in which case, good luck).
As you can tell, Pumpkin is one of my favorite things

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A WORDsmithy Wednesday That's Hoppin'

I have decided to change it up a bit today. Instead of having a WORDLESS WEDNESDAY, especially since I have so much trouble complying, that I'd like to do a Wordsmithy day.

What's a WORDSMITHY day? Well, for starters

  1. a skilled user of words.

I love the sound of that, don't you? And I really love words. So today I am going to discuss the word EMPATHY because we do NOT have enough of it in the world today. Empathy is one of those things we need to ALL GET ALONG. When you EMPATHIZE with someone, you understand what they feel. You might even FEEL what they feel. And in the end, you are more compassionate about others and how they feel.

I was trawling around Facebook today and someone I loves loves loves posted this fantastic video about, of all things, the WORD I had chosen for today's blog - EMPATHY. Take a look. I think it is brilliant.

Okay, MAYBE I like this video because it has Mark Ruffalo, The Incredible Hulk/ Dr. Bannon. But maybe. . .

It just sang to me. I really try to be empathetic and understand everypuggy. If we all tried this now and then the world would certainly be a better place for all. And imagine - no more wars based on cultural or religious differences. It wouldn't help the economic wars, unfortunately. . .

But. . . every little bit helps.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Just Some Thoughts

Sorry to go AWOL yesterday. It was one of those meeting days for Mommy #2 and her boss and you know what that means - no A Bowl of Noodles. I pugsonally think she needs to plan better.

It wasn't like I had nothing to say. I had a LOT to say - I simply cannot remember any of it. So let's move on to something new.

FALL has arrived here. It rained and stormed for THREE days here. Of course, being South Bay, we got less than an inch of rain. I don't see how since it rained a lot at times. The plants in the yard look happy again and the air smells so sweet. It is taking longer than usual for our walk because I keep stopping to ABSORB all of the new smells. It is intoxicating.

I have been working on my HALLOWEEN costume and I just can't decide to go all PRINCESSY or a slightly more FUNNY kind of costume. Last year I work my CHEWBACCA jacket and everyone thought I was a BOY. That happens to me a lot.

In the past, I have done these extremes

I'm Nala from the Lion King

Tiffy and me ROCKING it
What should I do for this year????

Uh - NO!!!