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Soooo who’s excited that it’s Halloween? I know I am!
Tonight I get to hand out candy to all the Trick-or-Treaters, and tomorrow is my annual Halloween Party!
You can check out last year’s recap of my Halloween Party (as well as my super awesome Ninja Turtle Costume) – and be sure to take a peek at my costume for this year! I can’t wait to show all my party guests!
What spooktacular plans do you have this weekend?
Happy Halloweenie Friends!
Seeing as tomorrow is Halloween I thought it would be fun to compile a list of 5 things that give me the heebie jeebies, and just totally make me want to hide under the bed!
Ammo’s List of Scary Things!
1. Over Zealous Big Dogs
It’s true, I get a little un-nerved when Big Dogs think I’m their own personal squeaky toy. It’s tough being a small dog, and sometimes certain big dogs don’t give you any respect (my pal Trooper is exempt from this category as he’s really just a big softie). But I’m always quick to remind those bigger dogs that I’m NOBODY’S SQUEAKY TOY!
2. Vet’s Office
It’s not the vet I dislike, it’s just the actual office. It smells like other dogs, shots, and scary things. I totally get the shakes every time I go. Honestly, do you blame me though……I lost my manhood in that place!
I don’t know what it is about that tiny little buzzing creature that strikes fear in me, but if one of those flies finds it’s way inside I spend the entire day cowering in the corner as mom runs around trying to swat it for me.
Even though I love to go camping, the smell of campfires and smoke are not something I’m very fond of. Call it natural instinct, call it paranoia – it doesn’t even have to be a campfire, just the smell of something smoking is enough to strike fear in me! I’ve even been known to hide in the bathtub if mom or dad burn dinner (well mostly dad!).
“What’s that sound”?
5. Gun Shots
As ironic as it is (considering my name is Ammo), the sound of a far-off gun shot on the farm is enough to send me screaming for my mom! Better safe than sorry I say!
What are your dog’s biggest fears?
There is something just so wonderful about hanging out in a pile of leaves.
The crunchy sound, the dead leafy smell (you totally know what I’m talking about), the pretty fall colors.
I love ALL OF IT, especially the rumor I heard from Cricket the farm cat that sometimes little critters like to hang out in leaf piles too.
And this is not the face of a cat that would lie!
So if you don’t mind, I’ll just spend the rest of my day hanging out in this pile of leaves – and waiting for the critters to join me. *wink*
What’s your favorite thing about a big pile of leaves?
Disclaimer: this post is brought to you by Barkbox.
So seeing as how we’re just a few short days away from Halloween (or Halloweenie as I like to call it), I decided it was time to officially share my costume for this year. As you might already know, I’ve made it my mission each year to come up with a handmade costume (with some help from my mom and dad) – and this year was no exception!
Of all the super heroes that have graced the pages of Marvel comics, there is only one real life superhero (well aside from me) …… Evel Knievel. And the legend lives on with my Halloween Costume this year!
Evel Knievel was known as King of the Daredevils as he flew through the air on his motorcycle – over canyons, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, even buses.
Of course when I chose to be him this Halloween I couldn’t help but envy his costume fashion flare and brave (albeit maybe a bit foolish too) daredevil antics.
I’m glad he at least opted to wear a helmet!
Considering Evel Knievel broke a record 32 bones in his career, which landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records, I knew some precautions had to be taken before I attempted my first daredevil feat.
So to prepare, I practiced falling…..gracefully. Well as gracefully as one can when flying through the air on a motorcycle.
So after a thorough practice session on “landing” I headed out to the backyard to attempt my first stunt.
Mom helped me set up some ramps, and I
double triple checked them for safety.
But seeing as how I was a little short on school buses for my first daredevil stunt, I had to improvise and use ponies instead.
Also, I had a little trouble coming by a motorcycle, but not to worry – Mom’s vacuum seemed like the perfect thing to carry me through the air.
Now if you’re particularly nervous about watching a dachshund dressed as Evel Knievel riding a vacuum over several ponies than I suggest you close your eyes for this next part. It’s not for the faint of heart.
Better yet, I’ll spare you all the scary details and just let you know that I did it! I landed safely on the other side – clearing the ponies, and gently navigating my vacuum to the ground.
But you know what, after my hair raising adventure through the air, I decided I’m much safer with all 4 feet on the ground.
Especially when my October Barkbox showed up at my door!
Packed full of lots of yummy Halloweenie goodies just for me, it totally got my into the spooky spirit! (As if wearing an Evel Knievel costume wasn’t Halloweenie enough)
Did you know that Barkbox has a new program called Scout’s Honor – and if you or your pup isn’t completely happy with an item, the BarkHappy team will replace it with something better suited – or issue a credit of equal value to the brand new BarkShop.
My favorite this month? This Plush Puppies Invincibles Cat!
And now that my Barkbox has arrived, something tells me I won’t be making it to the other side on my next big jump!
If you want to fetch your dog a Barkbox Subscription to be excited about too, make sure you use coupon code AMMO5 for 15% off this month only! Only a few days left!
And now, I leave you with an Evel Knievel quote…
“Kids want to be like me, men want to be me, and the women want to be with me” – Evel Knievel
Happy Halloweenie everyone!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Barkbox, but all opinions are entirely my own!
Disclaimer: This review and giveaway is brought to you by Kentucky Bluebird.
Because of their fluffy kennel bed that I added to my own crate last year I’m happy to report that almost a year later I am much happier spending time in my crate. While it’s still not my FAVORITE place to be, I happily go in there each night at dinner and relax with a peanut butter stuffed toy on my Kentucky Bluebird bed. Mom attributes much of my new success with the crate because of the soft surface I now have to lay on.
Well now I’m back to share the Kentucky Bluebird Crate Mat, which comes in 9 fabulous colors. Suitable for dogs or cats, these pet mats make great travel beds, kennel or crate liners or in-home lounge spots – and come in a variety of sizes for big and small pets.
My gray mat even came with these great ties on all 4 corners so that you can tie it anywhere to keep it from moving around. In my case this is great for when I decide to “bury a bone” inside my crate.
These crate mats are machine-stitched, and made with industrial strength upholstery thread, making them scratch and chew-resistant. The mats are made with bonded poly fiber (made in the USA) and quilted to prevent bunching in the wash. It’s very soft and provides about 1 inch of plushy softness. The outer fabric is heavy duty 100% Organic, GOTS Certified Cotton Duck. You can feel good about purchasing items made from organic fabric, knowing the environmental impact of the cotton production and fabric manufacturing was significantly less than that of regular fabric. Organic fabric is also a healthier choice for your pet and home.
Since I still enjoy napping on my fluffier bed from Kentucky Bluebird I decided that this crate mat would be perfect for in the car when I don’t have my booster seat with me. Using the ties I can easily attach it to the seatbelt so it won’t slide around and it will keep mom or dad’s car clean from my inevitable muddy paws.
With the great part being the mat is machine washable on cold!
So if you’re looking to add a multifunctional crate mat to your home, I highly recommend Kentucky Bluebird – their products certainly hold up over time!
P.S. They can also sprinkle catnip in with the mat stuffing for no extra charge – don’t tell Cricket or Spider that…..because they would totally be stealing my new mat!
You can fetch your own crate mat from Kentucky Bluebird! As a bonus use the coupon code ONLINEAD for 10% off any order!
And now for the best part….
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL WIN A CRATE MAT WITH TIES FROM KENTUCKY BLUEBIRD OR A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE (winner’s choice)
Here’s HOW TO WIN:
For this giveaway I will be using, Rafflecopter. We only use the information you provide to contact the winners and we never share it – so not to worry. Winners will be chosen at random and you will be contacted via e-mail to claim your prize. All the winners will also be announced on this blog post once the giveaway ends on 11/4/14 12AM EST. Open to US Residents Only. Winners must claim their prizes within 48 hours of being notified or prize will be forfeited. Good luck!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by the Kentucky Bluebird, but all opinions are entirely my own.
P.S. Don’t forget, today is the last day to enter my giveaway with Tags for Tails!