It’s Father’s Day!

Hi everyone and Happy Father’s Day to you and to all the Doggy Daddies out there!  Today my Dad and I are gonna “hang” just doin’ what we like to do! Watch sports!!

dakota and lenny watching TV April 2012

and we may do a little of this:

(this is actually from when I was a baby)

Dakota and Lenny sickeningly cute

and a little of this too!

Dakota and Lenny ADORABLE!! May 2011

Get the picture? I’m gonna be snuggling with my Dad, ALL DAY! What about you?

Happy Father’s Day to my Dad and to all the Doggy Daddies in the world!  Enjoy this video that I did NOT MAKE!! BOL!  I’m not as talented as my pals Will & Eko, but I digress,, to see the FANTASTIC video that they made for Father’s Day click here,  

Then, enjoy this cute little video that Mom and I found on YouTube

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!

Barks and licks and all of my love,

Dakota

 

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Monday Mischief: Vacuum

Hi guys!  Mom is super tired so I thought that for once I would put my paw to the keyboard and say hi to all of you!

Hope every furry had a great weekend!

Now for my  Monday Mischief! No words needed other than that isn’t Mom in the video! It ‘s her dear friend Cheryl! Cheryl agreed to vacuum while Mom shot the video so that you could see how nuts I am when the vacuum comes out!

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota

Dog Wants a Kitty-HILARIOUS new video from Pets Add Life (PAL)

Hi everyone!

Well, if I  were living with Mom and Dad first, then I might have acted like this when they brought Cody home. But….Cody was living with them first!

Founded by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the PAL campaign is designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership and encourage increased animal adoption.

Visit PAL online at https://www.facebook.com/PetsAddLife or http://petsaddlife.org/.

As for me? I have a kitty brother and couldn’t be happier!! Pets DO “add life!”

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota

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I’ve been “Limericked” by OZ!!

My buddy Oz The Terrier is a regular wordsmith!

All of the blogging doggies LOVE his way with words and his limericks and we always tell him so! Because we love them so much, Oz gave us all the chance to be “limericked!!” yeah I made that word up!! Guess what? I decided to “bite” and have him do one for me. Wait til you read mine! Oh my DOG did my Mom and I bark out loud about THIS ONE!!

There once was a Sheepdog in the Hills
who swore he was a dog of no frills.
I tell you it’s true,
ask “what do gentlemen do?”
and then watch as he sits real stills.

This video was the inspiration for the above limerick:

Thanks Oz!!

That was great!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

*****An original poem by Oz the Terrier; re-posted with permission, in its entirety, as originally posted at www.oztheterrier.com.

Sheltie likes #President Obama-Happy Presidents’ Day!

Today is Presidents’ Day in the United States

Meet this adorable Sheltie

who really loves President Obama!

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Fun Friday! Puppy Parcel from Five Wags! Enter to Win!

It’s finally time!! The long-awaited give-away from our furiends at Five Wags has arrived! First, I would like to thank Reed for his patience with my having misplaced the information telling me who is eligible to win and what they could win!

click on their photo to visit them!

click on their photo to visit them!

A few weeks ago Reed contacted me asking if I would be interested in receiving a Puppy Parcel from Five Wags. I was intrigued and jumped on the opportunity.

What is a Puppy Parcel?

From Five Wags:

The Puppy Parcel is filled with premium dog products hand-selected to match your pup’s personality and interests. Each month, we search for toys and treats for your pup, some classics and some unexpected, always selected to delight your dog and create endless wags!

Because every dog is different and special, in order to determine what types of goodies should be included in your dog’s box, Five Wags offers the Puppy Profile Quiz . I filled out the quiz for Dakota and it couldn’t have been easier!

After you complete the Puppy Profile Quiz  you join by signing up for their monthly membership, and within a week you will receive your first Puppy Parcel delivered right to your doorstep! As long as your membership is active, you will receive a new and fun Puppy Parcel every month! How cool is that?

Here  are examples of their sample boxes. Dakota received a mixture of two different boxes, based on his interests.

Dakota received a mixture of two boxes. Click on the photo to read more about them

Dakota received a mixture of two boxes. Click on the photo to read more about them

They are packaged sooo cute aren’t they? Here is a photo of the products that Dakota received and I will tell you what our favorites were!

five wags puppy parcel

One item that I received for Dakota that I LOVED was the lavender-scented outdoor refresher spray, Pal Dog Freshen Up Spray for active outdoor dogs. It is meant to use on your dog to “refresh” he or she after playing or hiking outside. What I used it for was the mess that Dakota gets on his mane after devouring some of  his favorite bones! I just sprayed it on the brush and brushed his mane and it not only removed the stickiness, but he smelled delightful!

Some of Dakota’s favorite items in the Puppy Parcel were:

Angry Birds Wobbly Ball by Griggles. It wobbles and jiggles and is so much fun! We like to put a treat in ours as an extra challenge. Check out Dakota using it!

Fruitables Crunchy Dog Treats were also in the box, they smell good enough to eat! Dakota loves them and what I love is they are small enough to fit in a variety of toys that he has that dispense treats.

Another fave was Louie the Lobster by Jax and Bones. I was super impressed with how well made and durable this toy is! It is NOT flimsy! It is hand braided, lasts long (ours is still fine and Dakota is a major chewer!). It is soft enough to play fetch indoors and it is sooo cute!

Here are some super short videos of Dakota playing with Louie! In the first video I LOVE how Dakota shakes his head like a horse.

Here is another video of Dakota and Louie the Lobster, even after chewing Louie’s lobster claw it is STILL in tact!

Dakota and I were super pleased with the process of registering for our review box, the ease of taking the quiz, the  speed of delivery, the appearance of the box and the quality of the products. This would also make a great Gotcha Day, Birthday or anytime gift for your dog or the special doggies in your life!

Guess what? Reed is offering ONE lucky person  WHO LIVES IN THE U.S. a TWO MONTH subscription to the Puppy Parcel!! Do you believe it??? That is incredibly generous!

HOW TO ENTER:

MANDATORY: 1) Leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is that Dakota received

2) Like Five Wags on Facebook for an extra entry!

3)  Like Dakota’s Den on Facebook for yet another extra entry!

THIS IS A QUICK GIVE-AWAY! DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MONDAY JANUARY 28th at 5pm ET. Winner will be chosen by http://www.random.org and will be announced WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th.

Good luck!

 

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent a Puppy Parcel for one month. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Fun Friday! The Paw Flapper™ by Kyjen! Enter to win!

Hi and Happy Friday all!

Mom and I wanted to be sure that the month of December was a FUN month and it sure has been so far! We wanted to show our readers how much we appreciate them and offer a few give-aways,  and we have even more fun planned ahead!

Bet ya didn’t know that I am one of a number of  dog toy testers for  Kyjen ,and I wanted to show you my latest find! And…when I put my paw print on an email asking my furiends at Kyjen if I could do a give-away for two of my readers they didn’t hesitate to say yes! They jumped on it like I jump on my dinner!

Today I am happy to present to you:

Paw Flapper™

The Paw Flapper™ is a two-part puzzle, encouraging dogs to use their noses. They must learn how to lift treat chambers, as well as rotate the toy to retrieve treats. This is an excellent scent test with 8 hidden treat chambers altogether!

Click on the photo to visit Kyjen and see more of their great toys and read about the Paw Flapper

Click on the photo to visit Kyjen and see more of their great toys and read about the Paw Flapper

Now, check ME out havin’ a fun time!!

You wanna win one right? Of COURSE you do!

GIVE-AWAY: We are giving away TWO Paw Flappers™ !! U.S. AND CANADA ONLY PLEASE.

WARNING: there have been a number of give-aways where I have stated SPECIFIC requirements (or tasks) to complete to be entered, and some folks haven’t read all the way through. So, if they didn’t state in their comment what I asked them to state, they were disqualified. You don’t want that to happen, so please read all the way through!

 HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment telling me WHAT KIND OF TREAT you would like to find in the chambers of your Paw Flapper™ Also, be sure I have a way to contact you if you are one of the lucky winners! DEADLINE TO ENTER: MONDAY DECEMBER 17th at 5pm. Winners will be announced WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th!!

GOOD LUCK!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Strike a Pose! My Photo Shoot!

Hi every doggy!!!

Boy oh boy I thought my Mom would NEVER get her act together and let me get on the computer! She is so stuffed from gorging on turkey and desserts from Thanksgiving that it took til NOW for her to get her act together!

Anyway, I have a super cool update for you!

Remember a few weeks ago when I featured Northern Lights Photography on my blog and I mentioned that I was going for a photo shoot? Well, I went and the photos are back!! Ohhhh my does my Mom ever love them!

I am going to show you a few of our faves. The color may have been altered on a few because Moms’ scanner on the printer isn’t working, so Mom took photos of the photos and she brightened them up a bit to make them look more like the originals. Trust me, the originals look a zillion times better in pawson!

Mom was going to use the above  photo for our holiday card but decided against it because my kitty brother, Cody, wasn’t in the photo. Mom had thought about bringing him but she was nervous about how Cody would react. Mom thought there would be lots of doggies and kitties there that might make Cody nervous, or that he would be “spooked” being in a strange room with a camera so Mom let Cody enjoy the peace and quiet of home. Mom says she might ask Sheri if she could come to the house one day so that we could all have our photo taken!

Mom was so impressed with Sheri and her assistant. They couldn’t have been nicer!

At first, I was a bit leery because the photos were taken in the back room at a local Pet Supplies Plus store.

For the autumn leaves photo, they wanted to put me on a table but I didn’t want ANY part of that! That was too much like the V-E-T for me!

Sheri and her assistant had many tricks up their sleeves to help me get into the “mood.” They had toys that quacked, squeaked, and an assortment of treats. They were fun, gentle, understanding and kind. Soon I realized that this was FUN and I was all about the camera!

When I was done with my photo shoot Mom was sooo proud of me!! She said I was a complete gentleman and….she also said ( Easy this one is for you) that I am a:


Sheri and her assistant are going to be taking holiday photos for just a few more weeks, here is the rest of their schedule for Pet Supplies plus locations in Michigan for the remainder of the year:

PLEASE CALL

THE STORE OF YOUR CHOICE

FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Dearborn  313-278-4799 Saturday, November 24

Dearborn 313-278-4799 Sunday, November 25

Portage 269-341-9252 Thursday, November 29

Portage 269-341-9252 Friday, November 30

Kalamazoo 269-342-5020 Saturday, December 1

Clinton Township 586-228-0090 Sunday, December 2

Ortonville 248-627-7900 Friday, December 7

St.Clair Shores-Harper 586-771-3277 Saturday, December 8

St.Clair Shores-Greater Mack 586-771-1710 Sunday, December 9

 

So what are you waiting for Michigan doggies!!?? Call and make an appointment for YOUR holiday photos TODAY!!

A HUGE thanks to Sheri and her assistant for giving us a complimentary photo package after we featured her on both of our blogs! (Mom paid for a few extra photos so when we say we LOVE our photos, we sure do!)

We will be ordering more copies of our photos soon!!!

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota

Dog Welcomes Her Soldier “Daddy” Home

This video is just too wonderful.  I found this on the Petcentric website hosted by Purina!

From Petcentric: “Gracie obviously missed her owner as much as he missed her. You can hear her whimpering as she licks his face and climbs into his lap, while he confesses, “I missed you so bad…I’m sorry I went away.”

To learn more about Veterans Day, click here

We send our own “licks” and love

to those who selflessly served

and fought for our country and our freedom.

Dakota and “Mom”

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The “Ass” Award-Silly Saturday

OMD I am totally embarrassed!!! In case you haven’t picked up on it already,  my Mom is INSANE, COMPLETELY CERTIFIABLE. Frankly, she shouldn’t be walking the streets unattended. Now…she is using MY BLOG as a vehicle for her insanity! What am I to do?

A few days ago Mom was reading our friends, Mollie and Alfie’s blog and was told that she was given an award (the award I am talking about will be featured on another day). What catches Mom’s eye? A different award that really isn’t an award, it’s a JOKE. But don’t tell Mom that. Mom was eyeing it longingly and being the demented person that she is, felt that she MUST have it! So, she told Mollie and Alfie’s Mom, who of course said “take it because you ARE one!” She really didn’t say that but I can bet she was thinking it, how could she NOT think it when you see what Mom has posted below?

The award that Mom was  longing for wasn’t a Pettie, or a Nose-to-Nose award…nope, those are WAY too normal and prestigious for her. THIS IS THE AWARD that my mentally challenged Mom wanted:

Click on the image to visit Mollie and Alfie!!

If wanting that award wasn’t bad enough. Mom had a REASON for wanting it! Approximately 3 years ago Mom filmed this INCREDIBLY EMBARRASSING VIDEO! (Please ignore how our home looked at the time. We have redone the floors, painted and got a new TV and new furniture, so our old place looks REALLY BAD in this video!) But…our condo isn’t what is so embarrassing…watch and you will see…

See what I mean? Soooo in my opinion just because I like to sniff butt, that doesn’t make me an “ASS!” My Mom is the “ASS” for filming it and deriving such great enjoyment out of it!!!

I am tellin’ ya this woman is impossible to live with! My heart goes out to Dad…HE married her!

Hanging my head in embarrassment,

Barks and licks and love, Dakota