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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Free Pet Gift Box Giveaway!!


I think one of Jasmine's FAVORITE things to do is product reviews!  From time to time, companies will send us their products to get my dogs' opinions!

THIS is the reason why every time the doorbell rings, Jaz thinks it's for her.   She thinks every package left on our doorstep is for her!  (and gets very excited about it.)   Sometimes the humans get packages too, but this time it really was for her!  
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She got a Pet Gift Box!
Chewy was super curious what was inside it too!!  
Inside the box, there were all kinds of toys and a bag of treats! 
They have pet gift boxes for dogs or cats.  Here's a sample of what their box looks like:

Jaz is a "wild huntress" and really liked this star.  (which squeaks too!)  
Here's the video of my wild "huntress"!
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Chewy immediately went for the squeaky toy.   Any squeaky toy.  All squeaky toys.  The MUST BE de-squeaked!!  (according to Chewy).

We liked our Pet Gift Box so much, I wanted to make sure another lucky pup or cat could have a chance to get one!  So we're going to have a give-away!  :)
You have one week!  Contest give-away will run from Dec 17-24th, with the winner contacted on Dec. 26th!  (See Terms and Conditions for more info.)
  Good luck!!  :)



If you can't wait, you can order one right now.  Here's a secret:  Jasmine's friends get a discount! 
 If you use the coupon code:  Jasmine, you'll receive 25% off your first box! 
 (The coupon code expires Jan. 31, 2015)

One of the reasons I really like this company is that a portion of all proceeds is given to America's VetDogs.®  (If you haven't heard of them, they are an organization  that serves the needs of veterans with disabilities.)  So that makes me like them.  :)


Pet Gift Box is having their own contest to win a free Pet GiftBox!   To enter, just share a holiday picture of your pet on Twitter or Instagram, and tag it #holidaytailz and you'll be eligible for their contest!  

Lots of ways to win!  :D




FYI:  I'm picky about who I will do reviews for.  It has to be something I would actually let my dog have, eat, or use.   I don't receive any compensation to do reviews.  Companies send us their product to do reviews, and I let Jaz and Chewy try it. This is our honest opinion of the stuff we got.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chewdini- The Great Escape!

For those of you who haven't been following our adventures on Jasmine's Facebook page... Chewy has been at it again.

Yesterday, when I left for work, I put Chewy outside.   I locked the doggy door, and put cinder blocks in front of it.    This is what I came home to:   


A logged doggy door and 2 cinder blocks are no match for Chewdini. 



Friday, November 21, 2014

Favorite Animal Movies?

Who gets to pick the movies in your house?  Jasmine has commandeered the TV remote control.  She'll probably be watching a lot of Animal Planet while I'm gone at work!

Dog TV Remote Control
I am compiling a list of really good animal movies to watch during the holidays.

I have my Top 10 list completed I think.  But I'm wondering if I've missed any.

What are your favorite animal movies to watch?  (Live action or animated?)

Super Buddies

I probably watch dog movies different than other people.  I'm usually watching to get new trick ideas.  Or wondering how they filmed that.  (Because as you know I like to make YouTube dog movies with Jasmine!)   I'm always on the look-out for new ideas!  :)




Thursday, November 6, 2014

Do you have a talented dog?

2 years ago, I made a trick dog video montage of "Dogs Playing Basketball".  I had my trick dog friends from all over the world send me videos of their dogs playing basketball!  (I love it because it shows dogs of all different breeds and sizes!)



Now, we're finally ready to do another one.  We're making a new video about DANCING DOGS!!  (We're looking for any freestyle dance move- or any trick that looks like dancing.)
I'd love to get as many dog breeds as possible.  

If you want your dog to be in it- record your dog doing any dance move, and send a clip thru Dropbox to getconnected@mchsi.com or upload it to YouTube and email it Cindy at getconnected@mchsi.com.   Thanks!  :)

A couple of hints- try to film in open space with good lighting.  Tripods or a friend with a steady hand helps out a lot!  Also- this is going to be an all dog film!  So no humans (unless it's just a leg or hand!)   Let me know if you have any other questions!   I'm looking forward to seeing your pups!!  :)



Monday, October 27, 2014

How To Survive Halloween Night with a Dog

I got a cool opportunity recently!

I was asked to write a guest post on Petco's community page about Halloween!

You probably already know how much I enjoy Halloween, and dressing up in costumes.   Jaz  has a lot of opportunities to use her different costumes.  I was going to write about all her different costumes, and the different places we use them.

But instead, the blog post was about Chewy.  Crazy dog Chewy.  And how to survive Halloween with a dog who goes crazy every time the doorbell rings.  Here's my advise:


https://community.petco.com/t5/petco-scoop/How-to-survive-Halloween-with-a-dog/ba-p/51052










Friday, October 24, 2014

A Dog Halloween- Tricks AND Treats

It's FINALLY done!!!   Halloween has gone to the dogs!  



Here's our newest Halloween dog trick video!  Feel free to share it you like it!

Why settle for trick-OR-treat when you can have Tricks AND Treats?!  :D

Enjoy!!  :D


Friday, October 3, 2014

Adventures in Dog-Walking

WELCOME TO DOGVILLE.
My brother and sister-in-law (and kids) asked us to dog-sit while they were out of town.  They have 2 very large Goldendoodles! Ringo (male)  and Francie (female).  And I have a very small house.  So even though there are only four dogs, it feels like more.

Because I have a small house and now three large dogs (and one little energetic dog), I got the crazy idea in my head to try and take them all on a walk!  It was quite the adventure.   Here's the staring line up.


 We made is as far as the driveway before Chewy saw another dog and went crazy.  (He has some bad manners of barking and rushing at other dogs.  We're working on that!!  He's a work-in-progress.)  So we all went back in the house to calm down, untangle the leashes, and reorder the pack  It was darker when we attempted it the 2nd time, so less likely to run into other dogs being walked.

Here's the finishing line up.  The girls on the outside, and the boys in the middle.  Francie is more nervous and likes to hang back by me.  Jaz likes to do her own thing... keep up with the big dogs or stop and smell the roses.  (and maybe pee on them.)  And the boys are my sled dogs.  They can just go, go, go.  This order seemed to work, and we made it around the block.  Then one of my good friends came over and walked the girls, so I could just concentrate on the boys.  It was a beautiful thing.  Thank goodness for good friends!!

In the end, all the dogs were tired and listening pretty well.  So I call that a success.

Tomorrow's adventure:  Bath-time for 4 dogs?  Or then again, maybe not!!


P.S.  While we were walking down the street, I had the 1st verse to the Monkees theme song stuck in my head!!  I wonder why??  ;)

Here we come... 
Walking down the street...
We get the funniest looks from...
Everyone we meet....