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Saturday, February 6, 2016

SuperBowl Memories

Anyone who knows me, knows I don't really care about sports.  But every time the SuperBowl comes around, it always makes me smile.

Because I remember in 2012, when my dog Jasmine was featured in a promo during half-time of the SuperBowl!!!

Channel 12 had a contest, and we won!!

It's funny looking back on it now... because that was when I had first started teaching Jasmine that basketball trick.  She's way better at it now!

I remember people texting and emailing me, asking if that was Jasmine on TV!  They were shocked to hear my voice on TV, then recognized my dog!  

Anyway- fun memories.  That's why SuperBowl time always makes me smile.  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Office Dog


Wanted:  a friendly, out-going, hard-working office assistant.  Applicants can apply within.  

I don't know how you could possibly outshine this candidate?!  It sounds like most "want ads" just need a good dog!!  ;)

I had more ideas for a more complex plot for this, but I ran out of time to film it.  So... this was all the footage I had to work with.  I'm still happy with how it turned out though.  Jasmine always makes me smile!  :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jaz is in the Peanuts Movie Promo!!

I think this is the closest Jasmine will ever come to being in a movie!

I'm so proud of Jaz!   She is featured in the new Peanuts Movie promo in the UK!!  

Keep an eye out for the dog riding the scooter with the boy, and also the dog playing the keyboard with the toddler!  (Around 0.26 seconds into it.)   That's Jasmine!!!  :)  :)

I think all the dogs in it are super cute!!  This just turned out adorable!

Friends For Life - Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie from Fabula London on Vimeo.

The marketing company found Jasmine's clips on YouTube, and asked me if I had videos of kids and dogs together.  (Going along with the theme "Friends for Life".)  I didn't have a lot to choose from since most of our videos are just of dog tricks.  So I went out and filmed some new footage and sent it to them.  And they ended up choosing 2 clips to use! I was so excited!!  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

America's Got Talent Audition- Jasmine's Dog Tricks

Today is a big day!!   Jasmine and I are auditioning for America's Got Talent!!  And I have signed a non-disclosure contract saying I can't talk about our audition or anything related to the show.  So I won't be able to tell you how it goes.  You'll just have to wait and watch Season 11 on TV to find out the answer!

I will tell you I'm pretty excited and nervous about it. I'm not in any way expecting to win it. I get so nervous on live TV, we'll probably end up on the blooper reel. But so what?? We can say we tried out for AGT. How many other people can say that? It'll be a cool experience. No matter how it ends. 

And afterwards, I get to hang out with some of my other trick dog friends (and their people) wink emoticon (And that I will post pics of.) And I'm excited about that too.  It's nice to have friends around to give you moral support!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dogs are the Ultimate Trick-or-Treaters!

It's my favorite time of year!   I always dress up for Halloween.  And so do my dogs!  Kids get so excited when they come to the door trick-or-treating and see Jaz dressed up!   Do you celebrate Halloween with your dogs?  Are they going to dress up this year?  What are they going to be?  

I have WAY TOO MANY dog Halloween costumes, and I was trying to think of a way to use them all.  And I came up with the idea of making a doggy Halloween video!   

It was actually pretty challenging considering that Jasmine is really the only well-trained dog in the bunch!  The rest of her friends can mostly just sit!  (and sometimes not sit and stay!!)   So we ended up with a lot of blooper footage!!  (Which I showed at the end of the movie!)

Here's a screenshot from Dogs Go Trick or Treating:

So, even though this took forever to make... it was totally worth it!   Enjoy!!

Just so you know- I didn't really let Jasmine eat the whole box of Milkbone treats at the end!!  But she did get quite a few!!  :D   #TreatsForAll 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Woe is Chewy.  He had to actually take a bath.  Can a dog look any more pathetic???

Both dogs had to take a bath actually.  It's bath day.  Neither one likes it.  But Jasmine will do anything for a treat.  (as you know from her dog trick resume!)  So one of her "tricks" is to jump into the bathtub.  (and get rewarded with a treat.   Chewy doesn't care about treats.  I've finally trained him to get in the bathtub on his own.  (with the use of squeaky toys as a reward).  But he's going to look as pathetic as possible while doing it.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Got Dirty Car Seats?

If you have dogs, more than likely the backseat of your car has seen a lot of use.  Jaz doesn't shed, but she likes to play and get her paws dirty.  Chewy is constantly leaving hair everywhere!    Sometimes, it seems like it's impossible to keep my car clean.  

One time after I just washed and vacuumed out my car, I took my dogs with me to my friend's house.  But this time, I wouldn't let them run around with their dog in the yard.  Why?  Because it had rained recently, and I wasn't about to put muddy dogs in my clean car! 

So...fast-forward two months.  Kurgo contacts me and asks if I would like to do a product review on their car seat covers.  I was thrilled!!  Oh yeah!  I already had a Kurgo dog harness, which I absolutely LOVE.  So I was pretty confident their car seat covers would live up to my expectations!   And no surprise there... they do!  

They have bench seat and bucket seat covers, each with different neutral color options.
So, I tried to get Chewy to model for the photo shoot.  He doesn't know how to smile when I have a camera pointed at him.  He just stares at me!  I even had a treat in my hand!

Jaz on the other hand is ALWAYS willing to model for a treat!
The Kurgo Car Seat Covers were super easy to install.  Some loops went over the headrests, and a bungee cord under the seat.  There was an optional buckle that went behind it was well.  It took me literally 2 minutes to install.  Easy and simple.

Just like their other products, I was very satisfied with the quality and durability of the fabric.  (Especially since this has to outlast Chewy!)  They have extended width versions as well if you need that for your vehicle.  They all come with a LIFETIME warranty.  :)

Here's a link to all the Kurgo Car Seat Covers:   http://www.kurgo.com/car-seat-covers

P.S  You don't have to prove you own a pet to get a Kurgo Car Seat Cover.  They would come in handy for anyone!  ;)

If you follow Jasmine's blog, you know that I occasionally do product reviews for companies.  I will only work with companies that I feel would have quality products.  I only review products that I will personally use or give my dogs.  I don't receive any compensation, so this is just my honest feedback about what I think.

And this is what I really do think of Kurgo's products!  :)