Since I’m the nicest guy around I decided to share them with my own Good Buddy, Trooper!
These made in the USA treats are packed with healthy ingredients, so I knew I was sharing something my best friend would love. (he’s a stickler for eating healthy)
As you can see, Trooper was ecstatic when I told him he would get to help me eat these yummy Good Buddy treats.
Trooper and I scarfed our cookies so fast that we didn’t realize until after that our other pal Blitz the pony was feeling a bit left out on the cookie front.
Since these Good Buddy treats are made from Whole Wheat Flour, Rolled Oats, Canola Oil, Peanut Butter, Whey Powder, Garlic Powder, Eggs, and Dried Kelp – mom said it would be fine if we wanted to share with Blitz the pony too.
After tasting a bite, Blitz agreed that the Peanut Butter Good Buddy cookies are better left for the dogs.
And I won’t lie, I’m a bit relieved, because the bag is starting to weigh a bit less!
And I’m starting to get concerned that my buddies might need to go on a diet! Or at least find someone else’s cookies to share, because the rest are mine, all mine!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Chewy.com but all opinions are my own!
Did you ever get a case of the zoomies? You know the feeling, all you want to do is run as fast as you can – ears flapping in the wind – your best friend trailing hopelessly behind you. Just the usual….
Does your dog ever get the zoomies?
In my house I’m treated just like any other member of the family, and my mom and dad care for me just like they would any human child (with the exception that I have to do my business outside….what’s up with that?).
So when my new friends over at My Happy Park offered to send me one of their dog birth certificates I thought to myself….I should have had one of these a long time ago!
My Happy Park designs custom birth and adoption certificates for dogs, all with personalized touches.
With several designs to choose from their Adoption certificates are perfect for rescue dogs and remembering the day your met your furry friend.
Since my birthdate is known I decided to choose one of My Happy Park’s Birth Certificates in the Stormy Monday design.
Once it arrived I couldn’t help but get straight to work picking out some great matting and frames to display it in, on account that I work at the best frame shop in town!
My Birth Certificate showed my name, birth location & date, breed, birthstone, zodiac sign, flower, as well as a few dachshund characteristics and hobbies & interests.
After spending some time helping mom to pick out the perfect matting and frame, a few weeks later my Birth Certificate was ready to hang on the wall!
I can’t help but think these would make the perfect gift for any dog loving person!
And having it personalized for me makes it even more special. What I really like about My Happy Park‘s products is that with every sale they donate a portion of the profits to animal shelters. So you can feel good about helping pups in need with your purchases!
You can fetch your own dog birth or adoption certificate from My Happy Park starting at $39. But if you order before the end of August, SHIPPING IS FREE! And as an even bigger bonus, you can use code ammothedachshund15 to save 15% off your order. But hurry, because the discount is only valid for the first 20 orders!
And now for the best part….
ONE LUCKY WINNER will WIN A FREE POSTER customized for the winning dog/family from My Happy Park!
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 8/19/14 12AM EST. Open to USA & CANADA 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 My Happy Park, but all opinions are my own!
P.S. Don’t forget, today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a Park It Mat from Peach Industries!
My mom has been on the lookout for a GPS tracker for me for a long time. I’ve yet to make the plunge into having my every move tracked 24/7 (aside from mom and dad keeping a hawks eye watch on me at all times), mostly because mom claims she hasn’t found the perfect one for me yet.
Then I stumbled across the Iota on Kickstarter, which is the smallest, longest-lasting GPS tracker in the world with a lure of a new nationwide network with no monthly fees (unlike most of it’s counterparts). With only 5 days left to help push the Iota into production on Kickstarter I think I might be ready to take the plunge into having my every move monitored (if only to help my mom and dad sleep sounder)!
Check out the video to find out more about the Iota.
There are only 5 days left to get your hands on a pre-ordered Iota on Kickstarter.
Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by Iota, nor do I own any of their products. Just simply wanted to share my latest find!
By now you probably know that hanging out at the lake is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. I love it so much that whenever I can I like to bring my dog friends to the lake with me too. You might remember a few summers back when I introduced my gal pal Shilah to the lake when she was just 1 year old.
Well it seems my gal pals keep getting younger and younger (*wink*), and this time I brought along my new friend Maya the rescue pup to the lake.
It was a bit more of an overcast type of day, and I was a bit worried we might get rained on, but you know what…..when you go to the lake you gotta expect to get wet!
This time I decided to rent a double kayak with my mom and dad. Since the water was a little cooler I didn’t feel like getting as wet so a kayak seemed to be the way to go.
Maya started out on the kayak too so that she could get her sea legs.
And it didn’t take long for her to take the obligatory accidental lake plunge. Don’t worry Maya, we’ve all been there!
But Maya didn’t let a little dip in the lake discourage her, she hopped right back on and even tried her paw on the paddleboard too.
She even got brave enough to take a purposeful plunge later on in the day (which my camera crew totally missed!)
And incase you’re wondering, life guard Ammo was on duty the whole time and I kept a watchful eye on my young puppy friend.
Needless to say I was very glad she figured out the whole swimming thing on her own, because I was much too comfortable to perform any daring rescues!
I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that this won’t be Maya’s last time on the lake.
After all, how could you not come back with a view like this!
You may recall my shopping trip a few weeks ago with mom and dad to pick out a new dishwasher for my kitchen. Well, fast forward to this past weekend and my dish washing replacement finally arrived!
According to mom and dad this is the year of the new kitchen……which by my best guess will take probably about a year to complete at the pace my parents go! But who’s rushing. And since the dishwasher has been leaking all over the floor I guess it was the very first thing to get the big boot.
While mom and dad seemed excited to have a new appliance (the first one ever!) I on the other hand found myself sulking that it was here.
Not only did it come with a whole new set of rules for me (no more standing on the dishwasher door to lick plates to name a few), but it didn’t even smell like anything great, like cookies, bacon, or peanut butter!
Dad got right to work installing the new dishwasher, while I looked on with distain.
The only real fun thing I can say about the new appliance is that the packaging made for a little entertainment. Although it would of been more fun if mom had let me shred it to bits!
Before my new dishwasher was completely installed I tried my hardest one last time to convince mom and dad that the only thing they needed for clean plates was me! Trust me, I can do the job better than any fancy dishwasher.
But alas, the thing got installed anyway. Sigh. I guess you win some and you lose some.
Before we get to the recap of all the exciting adventures I’ve been on in July, I wanted to give a shoutout to my special sponsors! Thanks to them I’m able to bring you exciting posts, so make sure you give them some love and check out what great products they carry!
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And now onto my July Adventures….
Things got exciting real fast when I got attacked by a Killer Toad!
I shared the fun adventures I had with my pal Shilah camping in the Pocono Mountains.
Shilah and I went hiking in Glen Onoko Falls.
I celebrated the 4th of July.
Shilah and I tested out my new favorite hiking leash, the Ruffwear Roamer Leash.
I celebrated my Super Mom-Mom’s 90th Birthday!
I headed to New York with my ponies to go camping.
I tried to fend off the barn cats from stealing my new Blanket Dog Bed.
I shared my favorite indoor/outdoor dog toys.
I went swimming at the lake with my favorite pony Minnow.
I had a date with the bathtub!
I tested out an indoor dog potty!
I went shopping for home improvement.
I shared some easy DIY Dog Art.
I performed some water rescues at the pool.
I tested out some fun martingale dog collars.
I shared what startled me at nap time.
I told everyone why I love being a kid magnet!
I helped train my ponies.
Wow! It’s amazing all the exciting stuff I seem to pack in each month. I still have lots to fit in before the summer is over though!
What sort of adventures did your pup go on in July?
Ideal for dog friendly dining, picnics at the park, group training sessions, and anywhere else you can take your best friend.
With several fun designs and patterns (mine is the Surf set) each mat comes with a handy travel bag and shoulder strap so you can take it everywhere you go! It also has a little pocket and ring on the front so you can stash keys, wallets, and of course treats for your pup!
Each mat comes in 2 sizes, Medium or Large (but custom sizing is available), and the underside is even water resistant making it perfect for outdoor use as well.
I found the mat to be the perfect spot to take an afternoon snooze under my favorite tree!
Mom really liked the idea of training me to use the mat to “park myself” when we were out and about (like at a restaurant).
In fact, I even took my new Park It Mat on an adventure over the weekend.
It turned out to be the perfect thing to line the bottom of the shopping cart when I decided to make a pit-stop at the dog friendly home improvement store in my town.
The Park It Mat made it so I didn’t have to stand on the wire bottom of the cart and made the ride much more enjoyable.
Happy puppy smiles all around!
You can even save 25% off your entire order with code ParkYourPup
And now for the best part…..
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 8/5/14 12AM EST. Open to USA & CANADA residents. WORLDWIDE readers may also enter and if you win you can choose a shelter or rescue to donate the prize to! 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 Peach Industries, but all opinions are my own!
P.S. Don’t forget, today is the last day to enter my giveaway for an Eclectic Hound Dog Collar!
When I popped across Gingiber on Etsy, an illustrative paper goods & homewares store based in Arkansas, I just knew I wanted to fill my home with every playful goodie they had in store! Prints, pillows, tote bags and more are dotted with artistic and playful illustrations – it’s just what you need to add a little happy (dog) to your home!
You can fetch these fun goodies and more from Gingiber!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, nor do I own any of these products – just wanted to share my latest fetch with you!
Whenever it’s time to work on training the ponies I’m never too far as I love offering encouraging words to my ponies as they learn new skills and tricks.
My buddy Boomerang here is learning how to be more comfortable on a teeter totter.
Sometimes though, the ponies learn best by watching someone else do it first. So I offer up my skills, and tell Boomerang to watch this as I plod effortlessly across the teeter totter. In theory, watching someone else do it helps my ponies to realize it’s not as scary as it seems.
Although it would also help if Boomerang was actually paying attention instead of sneaking grass behind me! Sigh.