October 8

Mini-Me Protest

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The mini-me’s are staging a protest…

MMT Protest 1

What is the unrest about?

MMT Protest 2

Good question. A new Mini-Me Theatre will premiere on October 22nd.

Note: The mini-me’s are custom handmade by Lynne of  Dip-Dip and the Bridge. Want a mini-me of your own? Contact Lynne at chi-chigirls86@hotmail.com and she’ll give you the details.

Blog The Change

Next week, we’re participating in the Be the Change for Animals blog hop. Want to participate in the blog hop too? Check out this link.

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October 1

Fall Frolic 2013

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You may remember that every May, we go to the Spring Fling. It’s one of our favorite days of the whole year. Well, guess what? We now have a second favorite day of the whole year…The Fall Frolic!

Fall Frolic 2013 1

The Fall Frolic is a gathering of our Greyhound rescue group, Allies for Greyhounds of West Michigan (AFGWM). While the Spring Fling is held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Fall Frolic was held close to home in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Fall Frolic 2013 2

We had a wonderful time seeing our friends, new and old.

Fall Frolic 2013 3

There was a great potluck lunch, a silent auction, raffles, a photo booth, games and a lot of laying around.

Fall Frolic 2013 4

Notice how horrible the pictures are? Our mommy’s technique for taking good pictures is to take a lot of them…we mean A LOT of them. Then, she’s able to get a few good ones out of the bunch. It usually works, but this time, the whole bunch was horrible.

Fall Frolic 2013 5

Regardless, we had an awesome day.

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September 24

A Package Opened

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WS Package Nikki

Nikki: Last week, we received a package from our friends Wallace & Samuel. Let’s see what’s inside!

WS Package Revealed

Look at all of these goodies!

WS Treats

Two different kinds of treats.

WS Magnet

An awesome magnet.

WS Placemats

Placemats and…

WS Coasters

…coasters.

WS Package Sit

Standard Blurry “Sit” Photo

Freedom, Casper & Nikki: Let’s get to taste-testing!

WS Package Freedom

Freedom: Yum! We sampled both treats and gobbled them up. Thank you, Wallace & Samuel.

WS Package Casper

Casper: Mom took a picture of a big drool pile on my bed, but decided we could just say “thank you” and not get all graphic. Thank you, Wallace & Samuel.

What a great surprise package. We won this package in celebration of Wallace & Samuel’s first blogaversary. Thank you, Wallace & Samuel. We will enjoy everything you sent us.

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September 17

A Package Arrives

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Freedom W&S Package

Freedom: We have a package?

W&S Package 1

Freedom: It’s from South Africa!

W&S Package 2

Casper: Looks at all those stamps.

W&S Package 3

Casper: It’s from our friends Wallace and Samuel.

Casper W&S Package

Casper: What do you mean you’re painting your brains out and don’t have time to take the necessary blog pictures, so we have to wait!

Nikki W&S Package

Nikki: This blog stuff wears me out. Wake me up when it’s time to open the package.

Note from Mommy: Don’t worry, Freedom, Casper and Nikki won’t have to wait until next Tuesday to get their surprise, but they do have to wait until tomorrow. Blog pictures are important. Check back next Tuesday to see what’s inside the package from Wallace & Samuel.

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September 10

Greyhounds In Advertising

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I love to spot a Greyhound. Here are some Greyhounds used in advertising.

Lincoln Greyhound Hood Ornament

Lincoln Hood Ornament – Selected by Edsel Ford in 1927 as a symbol of speed and grace, it was used from 1927 to 1940.

Absolut Greyhound

ABSOLUT Greyhound – A drink campaign involving a collaboration between ABSOLUT Vodka and electronic dance music trio, Swedish House Mafia. An ABSOLUT Greyhound cocktail is 1 part ABSOLUT vodka and 3 parts pink grapefruit juice.

Trussardi Jeans Advertisement

Trussardi Fashion – Nicola Trussardi created the spiky greyhound logo in 1973. Can you see it between the words “Trussardi” and “jeans?” Greyhounds figure in many Trussardi ads and even in their runway shows.

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September 3

Halo Treats & Fresh Scents Sachets

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Because our mom spent the month of August participating in a photo challenge call The August Break 2013, we are behind with our reviews.

August Review - Freedom 1

Freedom: What do we have to review this month?

Mom: This month, we’re reviewing Halo Healthsome Cat Treats from Chewy.com and Fresh Scents Pet Sachets.

August Review - Freedom 2

Freedom: So, we get to review cat treats and things that cover up our naturally wonderful doggy aroma. Terrific. How did you manage that stellar line-up? Mom, you’re fired!

Halo Healthsome Cat Treats

Mom: Let’s get on with the reviews. First up, Halo Healthsome Cat Treats. We are reviewing the Select Seafood Combo Flavor Grain-Free treats. These treats have not one, not two, but three delicious types of fish, making every bite a fishy feast to savor. Salmon, trout, and whitefish are mixed with pumpkin, tomatoes, and catnip for a genuinely irresistible and healthy snack that cleans your kitty’s teeth as she (or he) chews.

Key Benefits

  • Crunchy texture helps keep teeth clean and breath fresh
  • Cats go crazy for catnip
  • Three sources of easy-to-digest protein
  • Grain-free treat suitable for sensitive stomachs
  • Pumpkin regulates digestive tract

Halo Healthsome Cat Treats Close

Mom: I particularly love the small size. Makes giving treats fun and guilt-free.

Twinkie Seal Of Approval

Twinkie: Hey, Freedom! You’re right, reviewing treats is really hard work! Four paws up for Halo Healthsome Cat Treats.

Fresh Scents Pet Sachets

Mom: We also received these lovely sachets from Fresh Scents. Fresh Scents sachets are eco-friendly, using recyclable paper, earth-friendly fragrance oils and biodegradable ingredients. They’re made in the USA, in South Carolina. The Fresh Scents Pet Sachets are non-toxic, so they’re safe to use around pets, and they’re made to neutralize odors, not mask them. The packaging is adorable (four different designs), and they are very reasonably priced at $2 per sachet.

Thank you, Chewy.com and Fresh Scents for asking us to do these reviews. Twinkie received a free bag of Halo Healthsome Select Seafood Combo Flavor Grain-free Treats for doing this review, and I received two Fresh Scents Pet Sachets. The opinions expressed are strictly Twinkie’s and mine.

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July 30

Be Pawsitive

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Be Pawsitive Nikki

Nikki: Did I hear the mail carrier? Anything for us?

Mommy: Look at this! You all received a box from Be Pawsitive.

Be Pawsitive Box

Nikki: What’s Be Pawsitive?

Mommy: Be Pawsitive is a monthly subscription box of organic dog treats. Every month, you get a new flavor of Be Pawsitive Treats, delivered right to your door.

Be Pawsitive Box Inside

Mommy: Be Pawsitive Treats have all the things we love:

1. Made in the USA

2. Wheat-free and made with all natural ingredients that are certified organic.

3. Small batch baked (for quality control) in flavors dogs love.

Be Pawsitive Freedom

Freedom: So what exactly is in the box this month?

Mommy: The treats are Power Berry this month.

Be Pawsitive Treats

Mommy: We also got some extra goodies…a “thank you” card, a coupon for a free pet ID tag from Just4MyPet, an edible card by Crunchkins, and a sample of Dog Paws Lotion Bar by My Dog Paws.

Be Pawsitive Extras

Freedom: Please throw the soap away.

Mommy: It’s not soap, it’s a lotion bar for your paw pads.

Freedom: Okay, as long as it doesn’t involve water or changing my lovely natural smell.

Be Pawsitive Casper

Casper: What does this mean on the package? Buy One. Give One.

Mommy: That’s one of the coolest things about Be Pawsitive. When you order an individual box or a subscription for yourself or as a gift, a box is sent to an animal shelter or rescue organization. Every box that is purchased has a matching box that is sent out to doggies in need.

Casper: That is so cool! I love getting treats and knowing that pups who are waiting for their forever homes get treats too. Be Pawsitive is a good idea. Also, we want everyone to know that we got a free Be Pawsitive box to test and review, but our opinions are all our own. We give Be Pawsitive “all paws up.”

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July 23

True Chews

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Review time! Freedom, Casper and Nikki were once again asked to do a review by the amazing Chewy.com. This month…True Chews Premium Jerky Cuts.

True Chews

Just look at them! Super yummy. True Chews is dedicated to providing your dog with only 100% natural chews, proudly made rawhide-free and without fillers in Independence, Iowa, USA. Nothing fancy, just natural, healthy, safe chews for your dog!

The Mission – Get an adorable picture of Freedom, Casper and Nikki sitting nicely for their True Chews treat.

The Result – Blurry pictures of hounds gone wild.

Photo 1

True Chews Photo 1

Casper – Hyperextends his tongue in anticipation of the treat.

Freedom – Focuses laser eyes on the treat.

Nikki – Spots the camera and tries to decide if getting a treat is worth having her photo taken.

Photo 2

True Chews Photo 2

Casper – Tired of waiting for the treat considers just lunging for it.

Freedom – Maintains composure but is getting mighty hungry, as evidenced by the appearance of the tongue.

Nikki – Outta here.

Photo 3

True Chews Photo 3

Casper – Realizes he’s going to have to be a good boy in order to get a treat.

Freedom – Sooo clooose. Sitting nicely pays off.

Nikki – Decides the treats look mighty good, so maybe getting your picture taken IS worth it.

Chewy Logo

Even though the photos aren’t good…the treats were. True Chews get a hearty “all paws up” from Freedom, Casper and Nikki. Thank you, Chewy.com for asking us to do this review. Freedom, Casper and Nikki received a free bag of True Chews Premium Jerky Cuts Chicken Tenders Dog Treats for doing this review, but the opinions expressed are strictly Freedom, Casper and Nikki’s.

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July 16

Frozen Treats

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It’s summer! and time for frozen treats.

Frozen Treat Ingredients

When we first adopted Casper, he had trouble with dairy products, so I started making him this special treat.

Casper’s Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Houndie Ice Cream

2 cups rice milk

1 can pumpkin

1/2 cup peanut butter

Stir together pumpkin and peanut butter.  Stir in rice milk (1/2 cup at a time) until smooth.  Pour into individual containers.  Freeze.

Frozen Treat Containers

Super simple and delicious.

Yummy Homemade Treat - Casper

Another way to get frozen treats…win them.

Sweet Note From Wyatt

Freedom, Casper and Nikki were super lucky and won a Frosty Paws Prize Package from Wyatt and Stanzie. If you love all things green and growing and super good looking pups, you’ll love Wyatt and Stanzie’s blog, Gardening with Wyatt.

Frosty Paws Prize Package

The Frosty Paws Prize Package included an insulated backpack, a water bottle for the pups, a pop-up bowl, an insulated food container, a plastic bone filled with waste bags and…

Special Frosty Paws Coupon

a Frosty Paws coupon!

Yummy Frosty Paws - Freedom

Frosty Paws is so yummy!

All Gone - Nikki

Thank you, Wyatt and Stanzie!

Whether homemade or purchased, frozen treats are the best!

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July 9

Happy 5th Birthday, Casper

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Casper Is Five

Casper, the baby of the family, turned 5 years old this past Sunday, July 7th. Here’s a tribute to my little boy:

C – Comical

Casper makes me laugh every day. He is so guileless, fun-loving and goofy that you can’t help but laugh and smile at his antics. Even when he’s naughty, I end up laughing.

A – Adorable

Of our three hounds, Casper is the one everyone is drawn to. He has very expressive eyes, and you can’t help but fall in love with his adorable little self.

S – Sensitive

Freedom is defiant, Nikki is long-suffering, and Casper is sensitive. If I get after him, his feelings get hurt. If he’s mean to one of the girls, he always tries to make up, usually by laying right next to them which they both hate.

P – Playful

Casper has a very playful nature. Zoomies, play bows, chases and laps around the yard are all part of Casper’s daily routine.

E – Endearing

Casper wins hearts. That cute face and sweet nature make him everyone’s favorite.

R – Rambunctious

Casper plays with gusto and keeps an eye on things. He likes to watch out the front window and if anything is going on, Casper, with much energy, let’s us all know.

Happy Birthday, Casper. You’ll always be my sweet baby boy.

Casper With Paw Over Nose

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