Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thankful Thursday

We are participating today in Brian's Thankful Thursday Bloghop.  

Some of you asked how well our Paw Plunger worked.  We are very thankful to say that we all now have clean paws.

Mom says the contraption actually works very well IF you have cooperative pups.  Surprisingly Timber was very cooperative - hmmm, wonder what will happen the next time.  Misty did not like it at all, but she survived. And Lightning was fine with his front paws, but trying to manipulate those back legs with his uncooperative 70 lb. NO WAY attitude was quite the challenge for Mom.  The problem in our yard is that there is a dip in the property right at the fence line where we like to run with our neighbor pals.  When it rains, the "track" fills with water, followed by mud.  Our Kansas clay soil does not drain well.  Mom and Dad have tried to grow grass there but it never lasts.  They have planted shrubs there to try to break up our path, but somePups manage to run them down, chew them down, and/or uproot them. We have consulted with a number of landscape/irrigation folks to come up with a remedy that will work.  Some have suggested French drains and then a cover of rocks.  But no one will guarantee that the French drains will solve the problem.  It is a multi-$1000 project, so the Mom and Dad want some assurance that it will solve the problem. Mom wants to reinstall our invisible fence inside the real fence to keep us in a more confined area, but Dad says we will just create a new track.  The ideal solution would be to make an area that has a concrete base where we could have our own run area, but our homes association won't allow that.  So we continue to deal with mud and hope for a good solution to come along.

Meanwhile, let's get back to being thankful.

Mom says she is thankful to see the areas of the yard that DO have grass are starting to green up.  She is also thankful that most of our indoor remodeling is done, except for the new carpeting for the second floor.  She thinks it is time to get started on some outside "remodeling".  We will see how that goes.

All of us are also thankful that our human sister K has reached the halfway point in her radiation treatments.  It has been and continues to be a challenging and worrisome period for everyone, but we are grateful for all the progress that is being made and for all the support she has received from so many.

And we are thankful to be able to go outside together again (at least for now, weekend rain expected).  And we will be ever so thankful if we can each get one of Trader Joe peanut butter treats that we all love so much.

Hope you all have many reasons to be thankful today too.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Somewhat Wordless Wednesday


Timber - just look remorseful!!!

But we had so much fun, didn't we, Lightning and Misty!!!

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Monday, March 19, 2018

Mom's Mischievous Monday

Mom, we are very serious here today.

We want to go outside!!!

AND we don't want to go outside one at a time.  That's no fun.  We want to go out together - we ARE a pack after all!!!

So what if there is a river running through our yard???  Surely you don't think we are going to do Siberian races on/in/through the river???

C'mon now - stop being so mischievous!!!

See, Mom - just hanging out on the deck. 

You know, Mom, it would be a lot more fun out here if you would let Misty and Timber join me. 

MOM:  I rest my case:)

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Paddy's Day from The OP Pack

Yes, she did it AGAIN - but we must admit the treats outweighed the torture:)
Our wish for all of you:
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.
May you always have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart.
May pleasure walk with you;
May luck smile upon you; and
May joy be at home in your heart.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Irish Woos - O'Lightning, O'Misty, and O'Timber

Friday, March 16, 2018

Flashback Friday

Hey Lightning, Misty, and Timber:

We had to endure the shenanigans too:)

Woos - Angels O'Thunder, O'Ciara, and O'Phantom

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Top of the Morning Tasty Thursday - #ChewyInfluencer

Top of the Morning to you today.  We are here to do our second March product review for

Do you remember our pal Logan the Leprechaun from last St. Paddy's Day?  He is our good luck charm and guess what - he brought us good luck again this year.

So what's the story, horse?  (that's an Irish saying for "what's up")

Begosh and Begorrah - what have we here?  It's not "top of the morning" at all.  It's "top of the kibble".  Yes, that's right.  Instinct Raw Boost Mixers!!!

See, it says "Top Your Kibble With Raw"!!!  I wonder what Mom would say if we greet her on St. Paddy's Day with "Top of the Kibble with Raw"?  Maybe she will do just THAT, and sprinkle some of these cage-free chicken boosters on our breakfast.  Let's see what tells us so we will be well-prepared to educate the Momster as to why we need to have these boosters on our food. says:  "Instinct Raw Boost is a better way to feed-combining grain-free, high-protein kibble plus freeze-dried raw in one bag. Each recipe starts with real meat like cage-free chicken, USA-raised beef, or grass-fed lamb."


Top your dog’s kibble with the power of raw with Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Mixers Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Dog Food Topper. Created with the belief that what pets eat enables them to thrive, this topper makes the perfect complement to your dog’s meal—adding the taste and variety that he craves, with the pure, real nutrition of raw. The whole-food ingredients are gently freeze dried to remove the moisture, which seals in all that flavor and health-boosting nutrients. And it all works to support proper digestion, a healthy coat and skin, and energy and vitality with the finest ingredients from around the world.

Key Benefits:

  • All-natural, minimally-processed, real raw nutrition makes an excellent topper to kibble.
  • Made with protein-packed, cage-free chicken and chicken liver plus non-GMO fruits and vegetables.
  • Raw, whole-food ingredients are freeze dried to gently remove the moisture and lock in nutrients and flavor.
  • Supports proper digestion, a healthy coat and skin, and energy and vitality with the finest ingredients from around the world.
  • Made in the USA with no grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal or artificial colors or preservatives.
Chicken (including Ground Chicken Bone), Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Carrots, Apples, Butternut Squash, Turkey Liver, Turkey Heart, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Mixed Tocopherols, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Rosemary Extract, Blueberries, Dried Chicory Root
Hi Logan, I am the newbie around here, but I am always happy to meet a pal who brings us good luck - I am guessing this is my lucky day with that package of mixers there.

Good day to you, Logan.  I remember last year when you visited us and I had to wear this silly headpiece.  But if it means the luck of the Irish will be with me when I try those new Instinct Raw Boost Mixers, then I just might invite you to take your cap off and rest your weary feet awhile.  And be "fairly lively" about it.

Logan, I hope you can visit us more often.  I just KNOW that I am going to enjoy those mixers because we all know that always sends us the best.

So we tested our morning greeting and wooed a great big "Top of the kibble with raw" to Mom.

And then we switched it up a bit and bid her a "Top of the Evening Kibble with Raw":)  

Begosh and begorrah - it worked!!!!

Here is a closer look for you - doesn't it look delicious?

Mom's flashy beast was low on battery power, but here is a short video of us enjoying dinner.

We sure did enjoy our dinner with those boosters added in.

Look who else stopped by to visit.

It's that little laddie Liam who encouraged the Momster with more shenanigans.  Look what she did to me NOW!!!

At least you don't have to wear this silly hat like I do!!!

Stop your whining, pupsters - I saw on the website that a lot of peeps use those mixers for treats.  Remember putting up with the Momster's nonsense and shenanigans usually earns us some treats.  Bring 'em on, Mom!!!

We hope you enjoyed the fun we had mixing our review with some St. Paddy's silliness.  We received this package of Instinct Raw Boost Mixers at no cost to us from in exchange for a fair and honest review.  Thank you to Ms. Natalie and for another opportunity to try a great product.

And we will close with an Irish wish for all our readers.

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours that stay with you all the year long.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

Darn it - SHE changed the password again!!!

Woos - Misty