Monday, August 25, 2014

30 Calendar Finalists! VOTE NOW!!!

Here they are! The top 30 finalists in this year's Calendar Contest! Congratulations to you all! Voting information is below.

































VOTE NOW!! 
Use the poll below or click this link to vote! You can choose up to 12 photos that you'd like to see in this year's calendar! Only one vote per person, please! Winners will be announced next week!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Glow in the Dark Whistle Ball

This month's Chewy.com review was a little different.. Not treats, but a toy!  The Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Glow in the Dark Whistle Ball to be exact.

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I thought it'd be a good idea to review this ball because Gibson loves balls... but he's very picky about them!  He loves the Chuck-It orange balls (you know the ones), I guess because they have the right amount of squish to them and they are super bouncy (I love them cause they last forever).  He hates regular tennis balls since they aren't squishy.  So, I decided to give this Whistle Ball a try.

Here's what Planet Dog has to say about it:
Whistle while you woof!

This innovative glow-in-the-dark toy makes a whirring whistle when thrown. The harder you throw it, the louder it whistles. Great for old souls who have reduced vision AND it fits in standard ball tossers!

This toy is intended for tossing, not chewing, so it is not rated on the Planet Dog Chew-o-meter scale. Put a treat inside for added enjoyment! 

Non-toxic, recyclable and rinses clean. Made in the U.S.A. Ball is 2.5" diameter.

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First thing I liked about it is that it fit in our Chucker (maybe a bit loose, but it worked).  I gave it a try and Gibson seemed to love it! He ran faster than usual, maybe because of the whistle?  It also tastes like MINT! He ran back and squished it as he came, so seal of approval there ;)

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Unfortunately this was the best photo that I got of Gibson with the ball (and Hadley eating ice cream) because I immediately lost it after the first time we tried it out!!  Where the heck is it?!  Maybe because it's not bright orange?  I'm really bummed about it because it seemed like an awesome ball :(  Guess I know what Gibson is getting for Christmas this year ;)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Birthday Boy

Yesterday was Gibson's 6th Birthday!!
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I wasn't sure what to get the dog who has everything.. so I decided to make him some homemade dog treats instead of something from the store.  They turned out super cute! I used this cookie cutter to cut them out.

The recipe was so super easy!  Just 2 cups of flour and 2 jars of baby food! Then roll out and bake for 20-25 minutes.  I topped Gibson's with some greek yogurt and blueberries!
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He loved them!!
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Happy Birthday, my handsome dude!
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Merrick Brush Bones

Our Chewy.com treat of the month for June were Merrick Big Brush Bones!

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I chose them because.. well.. Gibson has STANKY breath and I'm not really a fan of "Greenies".  These were more attractive to me because they are Grain Free & Natural.

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From Merrick:
Merrick Dental Chews are all-natural dental chews to clean dogs’ teeth and freshen breath, all in a tasty and digestible treat.
Key Benefits
  • Grain-free and gluten-free treats
  • Made for dogs that weigh 25 pounds and over
  • All-natural ingredients
  • Dogs love the taste
  • Innovative shapes and textures to combat plaque and tartar
  • Supports fresh breath
  • No sorbic acid or sodium copper chlorophylin
  • Made in the USA
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Gibson gets one of these a few times a week and I have noticed a difference in how his teeth look!  They are much whiter, and I haven't noticed his breath as much either ;)

They are "Big Brush Bones" so they are a bit on the big side for a corgi.. but it makes them that much more special for Gibson.  He does a serious happy dance every time he gets one!

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Highly recommend these!

Friday, June 27, 2014

2015 Corgi Butts Calendar Contest!!

This year's Corgi Butts Calendar Contest is here!  


The theme?  Corgi Butts of course!   I am looking for your best shots of your corgi's tushies, rear ends, fluffy pants, nubs, etc!

Here are some examples of what I am looking for...

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Corgi Butt

Ultimate Corgi Butt

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Doesn't seem too hard does it?  Want to participate? Well, here's the scoop:


The Details
  • Each month will feature a corgi's (or multiple corgis) photo (must show it's backside), it's name & location (+website if it has one)
  • $1 per calendar sold  will be donated to Corgi Pals.
  • The calendar will be ready to go for the holiday shopping season!
Submission Guidelines
  • All entries should be emailed to ksteck23(at)gmail.com - replace (at) with the @ symbol - no later than August 22, 2014.  30 finalists will be chosen and be put to the public vote.  Winners will be announced soon after!
  • You must have rights to the photos that you are submitting.
  • Only 2 entries per corgi, please! 
  • When you submit your entries, please include your dog's name and your location.   If you have a website, blog or Facebook page, include the web addresses.
  • Please send the original sized version of your photos (high resolution).  They should be at least 11.25" wide and 8.75" high at at least 150dpi to ensure the highest quality calendar. The file size should be at least 1mb.
  • Photos received may be cropped and resized and edited to fit specific calendar sizes and guidelines.
  • You will retain the rights to your own photos, and can still submit them to any other contest, sell them, or use them however else you like!
Photo Tips
  • Photos needs to show your corgi's butt :)  but if their face is in there as well, that is fine!
  • Try to get down on their level (on the ground) to get the best possible photo.  It makes a huge difference! :)
  • Photos should not include humans.
  • Photos can be from previous years if they are your best photos.
  • Outdoor and season specific shots always work well!
  • There can be multiple corgis per photo submission.
  • Pembrokes, Cardigans AND Corgi Mixes are all acceptable.

So there you have it! Let me know if you have any questions. I hope to see some awesome photos soon! Please spread the word!! :)  

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Beef Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats

Time for my Chewy.com treat of the month! He's always very excited to get mail (whether it's for him or not)
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This month Gibson taste-tested Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Beef Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats!  He was quite impressed..
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"Errrmagerrrrrrd!"
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Liv-a-Littles are 100% Meat freeze dried treats that are wonderful as an extra special reward for your pooch OR cat!!

From Halo:
Beef, beef, and beef: that's all the ingredients in these tasty dog and cat treats, and that's all it needs! Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Beef Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats are protein-packed snacks that both cats and dogs crave. They can be served on their own or easily crumbled and used as an extra-special dry food topper if your lil pal is turning up his nose at the food bowl.
Key Benefits
  • Grain-free product great for pets with sensitive stomachs
  • All-natural beef treat
  • Great source of protein
  • Suitable for dogs and cats

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The container looks small, but there are a LOT of treats packed in there.  We've had them for 2 weeks and it still looks full!
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Love the size of these.  Just right as a tasty little morsel..
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And Gibson gives them 2 Googly Eyes (same as thumbs up?).  We love um!
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