A few weekends ago I took Baby P on a very special outing. I took her to her very first Christmas parade!
The real reason I’m always in attendance of my town’s holiday parade is to entertain the customers at our shop. I always do a pretty good job of that (nobody’s better than me at playing dead), and this year Baby P even helped me out by squealing and dancing for all the visitors too (only my camera crew missed catching that, shame on them). It was nice to have a little extra help, entertaining customers is hard work!
But after our duties at the shop (and more than a few diaper changes for Baby P), we hit the streets to watch the parade.
Fire trucks and flashing lights are always a favorite for me and now my sister too, but the music really gets us in the Christmas mood!
I was super excited to see some fellow low riders in the parade! Although I’m pretty sure I totally had them out dressed!
Baby P though, she got to wave to Santa! I admit, I was a bit jealous, but then I remembered that I’ve had 8 years of Santa visiting my house just for me, so I felt a little better about sharing Santa with my sister this year. Overall we had a blast at the Holiday Parade this year, and I can’t wait until next year when my sister will be running around at it with me!
Only 3 more sleeps until I get to see what Santa brings me under the tree! I can’t wait!
Does your town have a holiday parade?
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Trooper and I were recently introduced to something new by our pals at Luma-Tech. See Luma-Tech makes LumaSoothe, a Light Therapy Treatment for Pets. What exactly is that? Well my friends, it’s basically a special light that is used to heal!
LumaSoothe provides pain relief from deep joint & muscle related issues such as arthritis while also treating your pet’s skin & surface conditions such as Wounds, Eczema, and Hair loss. Since I don’t have any of those issues (lucky me right), the logical thing to do was to let my old pal Trooper be the tester on this one. Just look at his sweet old face…he’s perfect (just don’t remind him that he’s really just a year older than me). Trooper does have that worldly old look about him, and he does sadly have arthritis in his elbows, and has for quite some time.
Trooper never lets his arthritis slow him down though (he does have to keep up with me after all), and he lives quite a vigorous life on the farm. Over the years he’s done lots of things to keep himself feeling youthful including joint supplements, so light therapy seemed like a great thing to add to his regime to keep him ready to take on the world.
Trooper’s arthritis comes and goes in the form of a limp, and when he happened to start this light therapy experiment several weeks ago he wasn’t limping at the time.
Every evening before bed Trooper gets a 15 minute session with LumaSoothe. It comes with two different lighted heads on each unit, one for treating deep issues like arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, hip dysplasia, sprains & strains, back pain, deep surgical wounds, and deep muscle soreness – while the other treats surface issues like eczema, chronic pain, promotes hair growth and healthier skin too. Trooper has been testing out the deep treatment light for the past several weeks in the hopes that it will keep his arthritis pain at bay.
I of course was right by his side to lend moral support, and the best news is that Trooper’s limp has not returned the entire time he’s been testing out the LumaSoothe.
In fact, Trooper enjoyed the treatments so much on his joints that he tends to fall asleep during them. I might have been a bit jealous.
Regardless of my jealousy I’m just glad my pal is feeling good.
LumaSoothe triggers cellular stimulation which helps relieve pain, reduce inflammation, increase blood circulation as well as cellular rejuvenation, so if you’re looking for something to help your pet with chronic pain or skin issues, you may want to check it out.
You can see the full list of what LumaSoothe can treat on their website. As a bonus, use code AMMO for $20 off your order of LumaSoothe.
And now for the best part….
TWO WINNERS WILL WIN A LUMASOOTHE
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Another month has passed and Baby P is now 4 months old! Can you believe it? And just like the past 3 months I was right by her side to document just how much she’s grown.
We’re super serious about our monthly photos….as you can see.
And because it’s the month of December, we totally had to take one making our “OMG Santa’s Coming!” faces!
Incase you missed the previous monthly sessions, be sure to check out Months 1 – 3 on my blog.
Raise your paw if you think Baby P is growing up way too fast!
Just before Thanksgiving I went on a special adventure to visit Santa! Now I know what you’re thinking, visiting Santa before Thanksgiving? But hey….
…no lines! And when you have your little baby sister with you, no lines is a good thing!
That’s right, this was Baby P’s first time visiting with Santa. And you know I taught her well when the first thing she did was to tug on Santa’s beard to make sure it was real. You can never be too careful these days!
And if you’re thinking I let Baby P have all the fun, you would be mistaken. I NEVER pass up the opportunity to tell a jolly man in a red suit EXACTLY what I want for Christmas!
Next year Baby P and I need to work on our smiles. (It’s always hard to concentrate on picture taking when you’re trying to remember your Christmas wish list). We’ll get there.
It was fun to actually have a buddy to visit Santa with this year, after all, for the past 8 years I’ve been doing it solo. Santa is always more fun with friends!
Do your dogs get to visit Santa every year?
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Farm Life. It’s the kind of life that makes you want to plant a garden, eat healthy, and be outdoors (naturally, right?). But since I’m pretty sure you can’t plant Chicken Tender and Duck trees, I’m super glad my friends at VitaLife have the next best thing!
Trooper and I were really excited to test out the VitaLife Dog Treats because they contain only pure and simple ingredients.
The VitaLife All Natural Chicken Tenders are hand-crafted with only one main ingredient, Real Chicken, and does not include any by-products, wheat, corn, soy, added glycerin, added salt, artificial colors or flavors. And the same goes for the rest of their treat line.
VitaLife All Natural Duck Tenders are made with Real Duck…..yum!
Mom appreciated the fact that all the Tenders came “perforated” in a way so they were easy to break into bite-size pieces. Because we all know that Trooper and I would swallow those things whole given the chance!
Our favorite treats of the bunch were the VitaLife All Natural Sweet Potato and Duck Twists. These low fat treats had me at first bite! Yummy Yummy farm fresh treats!
So if you’re looking for an all natural treat for your pups be sure to check out the VitaLife line, they’re made with love, naturally!
Plus, Trooper and I can vouch, they’re so yummy that we could hardly take a decent photo with all those delicious packages.
And now for the best part….
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Hey friends! My sister and I are here today to share how we spent last weekend getting into the holiday spirit. You know, because it’s not officially the Christmas season until you go full on Christmas!
Number one on the to-do list, GET THE CHRISTMAS TREE!
Since I’m an old pro about hunting down that special tree I got to lead the expedition for our happy Christmas tree. I was a bit worried at first that all the good ones were taken, but then I found the perfect one!
Baby P agreed, so we said Dad, CHOP IT DOWN!
But first we had to take a xmas tree self! (everyone does it)
I could hardly get home fast enough once the tree was down to help decorate it with my family!
Before the decorating could begin though mom got us all in front of the camera for a family portrait. A special one at that because we all got to wear our Ugly Christmas Sweaters from our friends at BooHoo.com. (that’s right, they have sweaters for the whole family, even the dog!)
Although to be fair, I don’t think they are that ugly at all! Dad got to wear one that said “Chillin with my Snowmies”, Mom’s said “Santa! OMG Santa’s Coming, I know him, I know him” (can you guess that movie), Baby P was a little too small to fit into most of the sizes on their site but she didn’t want to be left out so she wore a 5 year old size that said “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal”. And as you can see I wore a fun holiday sweater too!
Official Christmas Family Photo ….check! Now it was time to decorate the tree!
The tree may have been trimmed, but Baby P and I weren’t ready to stop being Christmasy.
With maybe a few outtakes here and there! Yay for Christmas!
You can snag a fun sweater for yourself and your pups from our friends at BooHoo.com!
What fun things do you do with your pets to get into the holiday spirit?
Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Carlson Pet Products. All opinions are my own and I only share products I think you and your pets will love.
When I suddenly found myself this summer the big brother to a tiny little human, I never imagined all the cool stuff that would come with her. Like this play yard for instance. I mean just look how cool it is with all the dangling dog toys and colorful shapes.
It was so cool in fact that my mom kept finding me inside it, mostly when my sister wasn’t occupying it, but occasionally I just couldn’t resist jumping in to play with her too.
Mom said as cute as it was that I wanted to share in my sisters playtime that it wasn’t really a good idea. Because even though I try my hardest to be gentle, I do have pointy nails, and a tail, and sometimes I don’t always look before I leap. (guilty as charged)
While this is all very true I admit, how was it fair that I didn’t get to play in her little pen with all the fun toys?
I guess I shouldn’t have worried too much, because did you know there is such a thing as a Portable Pet Pen?
That’s right, inside this bag is my very own personal play pen!
It popped open in seconds (you can check out a video of it in action), and I knew my sister was going to be so jealous when she saw what I got, but sorry sister, this pen is only for me!
It even had a built in doggie door just for little dogs my size!
Mom filled my pen with some of my favorite toys at the shop so when she can’t keep an eye on me I could safely play inside my pen.
Now my sister and I both have our own special containment areas to keep us safe. Mom doesn’t have to worry about me jumping on the baby accidentally when she’s busy working, and I don’t have to worry about my little sister trying to steal all my toys! Because lets face it, I’m way more spoiled than her in the toy department.
The best part though is we can still see each other through the breathable and see-through mesh walls, so I can still fulfill my big brother duties by keeping an eye on little sis.
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Mom says these pens would also be great for puppies, taking pets on vacation, and even dogs that show and compete as they can be used outdoors as well!
What sort of naughty things do you need to keep your dog from getting into?
If you’re like me, then you struggle as what to get your human(s) that you love so dearly. So I decided to help you out some with my holiday gift guide for dog lovers! (you can thank me later).
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2. Dog Bookend
6. SnowDog Kit
9. Dog Mug
If you have any more great ideas for pet lovers, post them in the comments below!
November has been a total blast with lots of outdoor fun as we got into the swing of my favorite time of year, fall! It’s the perfect time for hikes and adventures.
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And now it’s time for my November adventures…
I shared my secret to having lots of adventures with my family.
I shared all the fun I had carving pumpkins with my sister.
I got my sleep on again this month.
I shared how I’m documenting my sister’s growth each month.
I took my sister to one of my favorite stores.
I hit the trail and went off on a hike.
I got myself into some dirty business on the farm.
I set off on an adventure for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
I shared my cool new leash from HUND Denmark, and my giveaway with them is still going on!
Baby P and I shared what we are hoping ends up in Santa’s sleigh!
And that brings us to December! Time for warm blankets and snuggling up on the couch with mom and dad!
What was your favorite adventure of mine this month?
Christmas will be here before you know it, and since I know Santa would totally appreciate a little extra help when it comes to my wish list I decided to make it a little easier on him. So here’s what I’m hoping finds it’s way into his sleigh this year.
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2. Pet Teepee
And because my little sister, Baby P didn’t want to be left out I helped her pick out a few things for her wish list too. As you can see I have had quite the influence on her, and some of the items are things I’m hoping to enjoy with her too!
3. Toddler Sled
What do you think will be on your pup’s list this year?