Monday, December 17, 2018

Mom's Mischief Monday

SHE'S at it again!!!

Lightning:  Ahrooooooo!!! HELP!!!  This is almost worse than my cone of shame!!!

Timber:  Let me try - DAD, where are you when we need you???  Come help us get these antlers off!!!

Misty:  Stop complaining, boys - can't you smell the jerky treats she has in her pocket???

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Pee Ess: Lightning sadly is still coned.  Set free for photos only.  Vet has suggested using neosporin on the scab that just keeps scabbing over and over and over.  We have been trying to use it since Friday, but the smell of the meds is attracting his siblings to lend some help licking - NOT helping at all!!!  And it isn't good for them to lick it.  If anyone has any suggestions for what else we can do, please let us know.  We have tried socks, little boy pj's, bandages, bitter orange cream, and on and on. The pj's don't work for him.  The socks and bandages work their way down his leg, Timber likes the taste of bitter orange.  We are at a loss.  His cone is in such horrible shape we are going to have to get him a new one soon.  We so want him to lose his cone asap!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thankful Thursday Wishes

Here in our home, we are so blessed to have so many reasons to be thankful.  We count our blessings every day.

Please join us in our wish for all the world!

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

#ChewyInfluencer Tuesday

Well, this is interesting.  We are here today to do a review for  We almost always have something good to eat or fun to play with.  But today it appears that something different is happening.  But first we want to give you a little background about life at our house.

Over the years we have had a variety of crates/kennels/jails:)  It all started way back in 1999 when our two Angels, Dakota and Phantom, got into big trouble for creating a huge mess while Mom and Dad were at work.  Mom had been telling Dad for a long time that those two rascals needed to be in secure kennels when home alone.  But Dad thought that was not a nice thing to do.  Well, one day Mom came home to a big mess - REALLY BIG.  We will spare you the details, but suffice it to say that Dad had no choice but to agree to locking up his two babies.

We have had all sorts of kennels.  For many years we had VariKennels because that was what was needed to fly some of us from the East Coast to the Midwest.  Then as the Pack grew to three, then four, various sizes of kennels were added from really small ones for puppies to bigger ones for our Big Boy Angel Thunder.  When Timber arrived, Mom decided to try a wire crate for him so he could see the rest of the family with a clear view.

Today none of us HAS to stay in a kennel.  But some of us love to crawl into the wire crate for some quiet time.

I like to come in here for some down time when I don't want that younger Pest bugging me. But he does try sometimes to get in here with me. 

BOL - seriously you don't think I EVER think about getting in that contraption!!!  From the time I was just a wee pup, I hated all crates.  And just so you know, enjoy this photo of me because it is the only one you will find of me in this post!!!  (BTW, how do you like my "stylish" duct-taped cone?  With all the cold weather, it has become quite brittle and cracks easily, so Mom decorated it with lots and lots of tape.  Thankfully, we think I only need a day or two more before it can be permanently tossed!!!)

Lightning, I don't know what the big deal is - I LOVE my crate!!!  You can find me in here at several different times during the day.  Sometimes I do have to woo at Misty to vacate the property.

But now we have a new kennel.  That very nice lady Ms. Natalie from the Chewy Influencer Team asked Mom if she would like to do a special review this month of a Frisco Indoor Outdoor Soft Dog Crate for Mom thought it was a great idea for the reasons you will find throughout our review.  We received the 36" crate from at no cost to us other than a fair and honest review.

Here is a quick summary of this product from the website.  We will demonstrate a lot of these features through some photos to follow.


Remember to measure your pet for the paw-fect fit. The Frisco Soft Crate Indoor & Outdoor Pet Home is the perfect on-the-go pet crate. Setup is quick and easy with no tools required, and it easily folds for compact storage. Three zippered doors keep your pet accessible and allow for convenient placement in your home, car or wherever the day takes you. You can secure the zippers shut with locking clips, and the side mesh doors have straps to hold the doors open when you roll them up. This crate is made to last with a sturdy steel frame, water-resistant base and durable fabric that can be hand-washed. The Frisco Soft Crate is available in sizes from 21 to 42 inches long to accommodate pets up to 85 pounds. All sizes are lightweight and feature a carrying handle—and the smallest crate also features a shoulder strap for easy transport when your pup’s not using it. Add a Frisco Crate Mat Pet Bed to make a super comfy home for your pet.

Key Benefits:

  • Perfect for on-the-go pet parents with its easy-to-fold design that also makes it compact for convenient storage. Add a Frisco Crate Mat Pet Bed for extra comfort.
  • Lightweight construction makes it quick and easy to set up with no tools required, so it’s perfect for camping, car trips, hotels and inside your home. The durable mesh panels make sure there is sufficient ventilation for your pet.
  • Features three zippered doors on the top, front and side for convenient entry and loading for your pet. Zippers include locking clips for added security, and the doors have straps so you can roll them up and keep the crate open for easy access.
  • Constructed with a steel frame and a water-resistant base to keep your pet secure and comfortable. The durable fabric can be easily washed by hand, and the rounded corners protect surfaces wherever you place it.
  • Available in sizes ranging from 21 inches to 42 inches long to accommodate pets up to 85 pounds. All sizes are lightweight and include a carrying handle for easy transport when not in use.

Misty found that convenient carry handle.  Even though we have the second largest size of the kennels available, it is still light enough for Mom to carry it quite easily.

Under that handle is the quick release buckle that keeps the kennel folded and when released opens the crate for easy assembly.  NO separate parts whatsover. Everything is attached to the soft kennel.  So no worries about losing any parts.

The box included a very easy-to-follow instruction manual. At first we thought had borrowed our Cousin Ruby to model the crate.

The instructions were so easy peasy with photos to illustrate the words.

 This is a view looking into the crate from the top.  There is a zipper with two tabs so you can open the crate a little or all the way very conveniently.

 All zipped up!!!

 A nice side pocket for storing lots of things - TREATS!!!!, poop bags, keys, wallet, etc. with a solid velcro closing.

 SomePup can't wait to get in there,  Misty wonders why the baby always gets to go first!!!

 C'mon, Timber - get a move on and get in there.  I want my turn too.

 Hold on there, Sister Misty, I have to check it out first.

 Nice and roomy in here, I can even turn around while I am standing.

 OK, OK.  We see that so just let me in there.


 I can tell you opened that top, Mom - and I see Misty's snooter watching me too.

 And the verdict is - A+++++++ - this kennel is very cool and comfy.  I think I am going to like it in here.

Sheesh, you are in such a hurry, Misty!!! 

Mom, aren't you going to reward me for a great job with my review before I have to get out.

OK, just one more photo!!!

FINALLY!!!  Just leave the top off for a while - that sunshine feels good.

Another great advantage to having a kennel like this one is that it can be used outside. Mom said it is too cold out there for her to get an outside photo.  The fabric is water-resistant and can be wiped off with a cloth for cleaning.  The kennel also has a smooth fabric bottom so it won't scratch the hardwood floors if it somehow gets moved around:)

One other feature that Mom is excited about is that she can fit the kennel in the back of our Highlander.  She may never get Lightning in there, but it will be great for Timber who doesn't like to sit still in the SUV.

WAIT A MINUTE!!!  Who is THAT, Mom?????  Is that a hint that Santa might be bringing us something special?????  We can hope so, right?

Thanks to for letting us review this Frisco Indoor & Outdoor Soft Dog Crate.  We give it 8 paws up from Misty and Timber who will actually use it, and 4 paws up from Lightning who heartily endorses their use of it.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Monday, December 10, 2018

Mischief on Monday from the Momster

We are so embarrassed.  Mom posted THIS on our Instagram account!!!

Now everyone everywhere is going to see how silly we look:(

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber