Thursday, March 20, 2014

BragginBarks: Independant Review of MaiRo & Co - Easter Eggs

BragginBarks: Easter Eggers: Hi everyone that hopping bunny will be here before you know it. These cookies are sure to be a favorite if you tell that bunny to bring th...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Super Idea Podog's New Doggie Station!!!

Organization by the Ocean: Podog's New Doggie Station!!!: A good friend of mine gave my a scrapbook paper stand a while back with a missing drawer.  It looked like this.    So I stuck some of my...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Winter Wonderland 2014

Good morning everyone,
Here in Ohio it is really winter and we are expecting more snow, ICE and rain, all over one night.
For these California boys, we are enjoying the winter weather (for now). This season has been the worst since we arrived in Greenhills in 2008. This is the fourth most snowy winter on record for Cincinnati, and if the Arctic wind keeps blowing we could surpass that, but that would take twenty more inches of snow.
Our Girls love the snow and on this day Coco enjoyed the outdoors

Here are a few pictures of our Winter Wonderland.
Our Backyard

Coco not sure if she likes the snow

Getting ready to go outside in -3 weather to play
The front yard in a blanket of snow

Coco loves The SNOW

Our new oak trees

Chickens are out to explore the backyard

Frozen Toy
Happy Winter.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cool summer treats

Peanut Butter & Carob Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats via We Eat. Happy.

Want a great way to spoil your dog and cool them down in a pinch? Today BestBullySticks gets to share a great recipe from We Eat. Happy. Becky and her doggy gang have tested and approved this amazing recipe that will be a new summer favorite in any household. Complete with a dog’s favorite ingredient, peanut butter, and yummy carob powder, your dog will have the same satisfaction as Becky’s dogs! Check out the full recipe below!
Here is a recipe for some dog treats I made for the dogs (with a little help from Maude...). So, these wheat-free, frozen treats are intended for dogs, but there is nothing in them that is weird for a human to eat...I even tasted the batter. The dogs loved  them...right up their alley! Perfect treat for those dog-days of summer (pun absolutely intended).
Peanut Butter & Carob Frozen Yogurt DOG Treats.
(Makes a dozen)
  • 2 cups plain yogurt (your choice of fat %)
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 TBL carob powder (CANNOT be substituted for chocolate)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 12 small paper cups
1. Mix ingredients in a large bowl. Divide evenly into 12 cups (approx. 1/4 cup each).
2. Put into the freezer for at least 3 hours. Peel off, or pop out of, paper cup. Serve.
Bone App├ętit & Enjoy!
Thank you to Becky at We Eat. Happy. for sharing this amazing summer recipe and photos with us!
Check out all of our great Weekly Drool Recipes to find the perfect, festive holiday treat for your four-legged best friend! And as always, toss your favorite pup an all-natural bully stick for a classic treat! 
They sound so good I may try one myself.
Our dogs love the home made "Frosty Paws"   I normally use fruit yogurt and drained tuna, the girls will sit and lick them down to a small bit and then eat that all up.  I have seen photos of a dog treat sticking out of the frozen treat, kinda like a handle.  I think this makes it easier removal of the treat from the cup and make it easier the dog to take the treat from you and take to their secret place.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Remember Aug 26 -National DOG Day

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.

Founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author 
Colleen Paige, National Dog Day was created to honor dogs more than we currently do, to give them "a day", to show deep appreciation for our long connection to each other - for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways. National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure - and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life”.

National Dog Day is against any kind of "breed ban". Dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man. And while we feel that American's have the constitutional right to purchase a pure breed dog, we strongly discourage buying from pet stores, backyard breeders, the internet, newspaper ads and puppy mills, and rather encourage those seeking new canine companions, to verify that they are buying from a reputable breeder, educate themselves about their dog's breed and better yet - visit their local shelter or pure breed rescue group to adopt a new furry family member that will be forever grateful. Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because they are unwanted. They are wonderful and viable sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider adopting on National Day!

We just spent the weekend at Paws-A-Palooza, an adoption fair in Middletown Ohio. 
What fun it was with dogs being adopted all day long.  Such a great  organization.

Our Village is planning a Harvest Festival and Dog Event on October 19 (I'll have more info soon). I am the chair for this event so if you're in Hamilton County or close by and wish to be part of our Harvest Festival, let me know!

for more ideas on how to 
celebrate "Man's Best Friend"

Here are just 5 of the great thing you can do.

 Adopt a dog from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization. 

Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a dog or play with a dog, clean cages or anything else they need help with.

 Are you prepared for a new dog? Purchase "The Good Behavior Book for Dogs" {Rockport/Quarry Books} from the founder of National Dog Day, Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige, to help you with everything you need to know to raise a well behaved and happy dog!

Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.

 Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog.

Install a car safety harness to keep your dog safe during travel from

Just Play in the yard all day together.

I am thinking of a doggy picnic.  We have a super lake (Winton Lake) nearby and the girls would love the outing.  I think I will have to make them bandannas to wear.
So start thinking what you and you dog will do to celebrate.  Then let us know by sending us a photo (
We will give away a $10 of MaiRo & Co  dog treats to the dog and owner who are having the most fun.  Who knows--there may be more than one winner.  
Have fun Celebrating!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer food your pet should avoid

With summer coming to an end.
 just a last reminder.

Soon all the Holiday reminders will be coming. 
Be safe and be ready for the holiday season. 
Happy Summer.

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