Saturday, February 24, 2018

Happy Caturday Art


Soggy Saturday with the Snoozing Sibe Siblings



Mom says at this point she too would rather see snow than rain - our yard is just full of mud.  And that makes for 12 muddy paws multiple times a day:(

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber



Thursday, February 22, 2018

Timber's Thankful Thursday "Tail"


Today Timber is joining Brian's Thankful Thursday Bloghop.


I am such a lucky pup.  I have a great home, two wonderful siblings, Lightning and Misty, a full food bowl twice a day, lots of tasty treats, fun walks, lots of toys, two loving humans, and a big yard for doing zoomies with Lightning and Misty.  So many reasons for me to be thankful.

Today I found another reason to give thanks.


My long and thick-furred tail keeps me very warm.  Mom calls me her Honey Bun:)


What are you thankful for?

Woos - Timber





Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Icy Tuesday

Does that look like snow out there?  Nope, it is frozen slush!!!  We have a freezing rain/slush/ice/wintrymix/sneet kind of day.  We are getting hit with everything BUT no SNOW!!!  Booooo!!!


We are bored, Mom.  We need something to perk up our day.



What's that?  We got another surprise package in the mail???

Yes, that is right.  Chewy.com sent us a box with two new products they have added to their website.  They didn't say we needed to do a review, but since these products seem like they would be very beneficial for you and a lot of your furry pals, let's tell our readers about them.

Natalie, our Influencer Outreach Specialist from Chewy.com told us that they have created a new line of hip and joint health soft chews and probiotic digestive health support supplements for dogs.  As the company continues to grow, they hope to add new products for cats too.  Let's check them out.


The first product was a box of 30 packets of Dr. Lyon's Probiotic Supplement.  We all know how important it is to keep the digestive system is good shape.  That's what this supplement will help to do.  It comes in an easy single-serve packet that you just sprinkle on your food.  It has a delicious chicken liver flavor for flavor and palatability.  The supplement delivers four live, active cultures that are naturally occurring to help maintain a dog's normal microflora.  It also helps to maintain proper intestinal health and a strong immune system. 



Since there are 30 packets, Mom says we can each have a packet for 10 days to give it a try.  It makes our kibble look like it is sugar-coated.  There is a lot of valuable research out there that tells how important a good probiotic can be for our health.  So we will give it a try.  Besides, we do love the taste of chicken liver:)



We are very grateful to Chewy.com and you, Mom, for wanting to keep us healthy.  We think that sounds like a great product.  Do you have anything else for us?



Yes, I do indeed.  

Another Dr. Lyon's product.  It is Dr. Lyon's Hip + Joint Support Supplement.  This supplement is designed to support a dog's active lifestyle every step of the way.  The formula has six active ingredients specifically chosen for powerful hip and joint support: glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and manganese.  Those are the same ingredients Mom hears about for good human health too when she listens to those infomercial shows on the radio.  The soft chews also contain salmon oil to provide omega-3 fatty acids that support skin and coat health.

Now two of us are pretty young to be worrying about hip and joint problems.  But this product is meant to support our mobility for daily activities like running, jumping, and playing (and doing zoomies too, we bet).  Lightning will be seven this year, making him a "senior" dog.  He surely will benefit from this product too.

On top of all these wonderful benefits, the soft chews make a great-tasting reward, and they break apart so you can get the right dosage. Now we don't like treats to be broken into smaller pieces, but since this is a supplement that should be dispensed according to weight, we understand.

There is a chart on the Chewy.com website that explains very well the feeding instructions:

For the first 4-6 weeks, follow the Initial Period dosage below. Some dogs may respond sooner, at which time the number of soft chews may transition to the recommended maintenance level.
WeightDaily Feeding (Initial Period)Daily Feeding (Maintenance)
UP TO 20 LBS1/2 soft chew1/2 soft chew, every other day
21 - 40 LBS1 soft chew (1/2 morning, 1/2 evening)1/2 soft chew
41 - 80 LBS1 soft chews daily1 soft chew every other day
OVER 80 LBS2 soft chews (1 morning, 1evening)1 soft chew daily


So after all that wordiness, we say it is time to give these soft chews a taste try.  Since it is our first time trying them, we can all get a whole chew every day.  After 4-6 weeks, we would get one every other day.  They smell and taste delicious.  Mom says she will have to hide the bag because we like them so much.    In addition to all those wonderful active ingredients, the chews also have other ingredients:  Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Calcium Propionate, Canola Oil, Caramel Color, Corn Starch, Dried Cheddar Cheese, Glycerin, Green Tea Extract, Gum Arabic, Lecithin, Liver Meal, Mixed Tocopherols, Natural Flavors, Pea Fiber, Rosemary Extract, Salmon Oil, Salt, Sorbic Acid, Vegetable Oil, Water, Yucca Schidigera Extract.  That cheddar cheese really hit the spot.


Thank you, Chewy.com for letting us try out these two great products.  They were an extra nice surprise since we were not expecting them.  Hey, Mom - since we can't have another of the supplements for another day, and since it is still pretty yucky outside, how about another treat for us cute pups???

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber


Monday, February 19, 2018

MA-rvelous MOMday

MOM'S HOME!!!!

Mom got home last night and we were so excited to see her that we almost did knock her over.  Misty and Timber could not stop licking and kissing her all over her face and neck.  Lightning is not a big kisser, but he ran circles round and round her with a huge wooing song.  We were very well cared for by our Dad, but we really missed Mom a lot.  As you can see from our photo, we are not letting her out of our sight!!!! All eyes on MOM!!!

Mom had a wonderful weekend, very busy and very tiring, but with a great ending.

Before we get to the exciting news from Mom's weekend away, we wanted to say a special thank you to the Chewy.com team for sending Mom this sweet surprise for Valentine's Day.

 Some very yummy cookies and a package of sweet hearts!!!  We send hugs right back to you, Chewy.com and YES, we will be happy to be your Valentines.


We were also one of the lucky winners in Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny's Christmas and Holiday Countdown.  We received a wonderful package of surprises from Speedy and his sweet Mum Rachel while Mom was away.


Mom helped us open the box and we found a big knapsack from Well Love.  We couldn't wait to find out what was inside.



We got not one or two prizes, but SIX of them.  Look at all these great rope chews - we will have lots of fun working on those knots. And that cute little hot dog has a squeaker near his tail.  His name is Well Love, so we will show him just how much he is loved when we work on that squeaker:)  Thank you, Speedy and Mum, for the lovely pressies.

And now for the news of the weekend.  Mom went to Tulsa with our human sister K and the two granddaughters, K and C for the Revive dance convention and competition.  The girls like to go to this type of event because only a portion of the weekend is competition.  The emphasis is more on the classes where the girls spend hours in class learning and perfecting their dance techniques in tap, jazz, ballet, ballroom, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical genres.  Each of the girls had seven hour long classes on Saturday and Sunday.  They are up very early in the morning and work hard until late at night.  The competition was held on Friday.  All of the group dances for each of the girls did extremely well with outstanding scores and award placements.  Ms. C, who has been featured here for her dance excellence many times, took the first place award for her contemporary solo.  She danced beautifully and was rewarded for all her hard work. No videos or photos are allowed during the competition so we don't have anything to show you.  

Then the classes were held all day Saturday and then again on Sunday morning. Our Ms. C. was selected to dance on the "Crew" team in a final performance at the closing show Sunday afternoon.  Only 9 girls were selected from her age division for this special honor.  Her classes had about 75 students in them.  It is quite an accomplishment to be selected for that special dance.  The girls have to learn a special routine for the closing performance.  

AND THEN, there was more!!!!  Our little dancerina (who isn't so little anymore at age 11) won the big prize of the weekend.  One girl from each age division is honored as the Elite Crew Honored Dancer.  And yes, she was that winner for her age division. One of her friends captured this very short video of the announcement.  All the cheers in the background are the other girls from her studio.


YAY, YAY, YAY from all of us too!!!

And here she is - our pride and joy - Ms. C!!!  This photo was taken at the end of her ballroom class as you can see from her shoes.  She learned a "swing" routine.  Mom so wishes she would have been allowed to take some video.

Big sister K had a very successful weekend too.  She was in the Teen/Senior classes and, although, she didn't receive any special honors, she learned a lot and had a great time with her friends  All of her group dances received Ultimate Platinum awards (the highest possible) and placed in the overall awards for two.  She is very proud of her little sister too.


Congratulations to our sweet C. You need to let us come to the next dance event so we can learn how to "swing" too:) 



See how happy we are to have you home, Mom!!!  Let's celebrate with some tasty treats!!!

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Serene Sunday Ussie


(Lunapic Landscape Art with beveled edge)

Mom should be home late tonight - we will be eagerly waiting at the door to greet her.

Happy Sunday.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Caturday Art With the Sibes



Mom went "crazy" with our Caturday Art today.


  Pizap Filter Crazy Colors Abstract


Pizap Filter Crazy Colors Storm


Pizap Filter Crazy Color Acid


Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber