Saturday, August 23, 2014

Review: PureVita Beef Liver & Sweet Potato Freeze-Dried Dog Treats Sandie

Sandie and her treats to review!


The makers of NutriSource proudly bring you PureVita Brand Pet Foods. PureVita's select pet formulas are carefully prepared using only the purest, all natural, holistic ingredients to support your pet's overall physical and emotional well-being and to maintain health and longevity. PureVita Beef Liver & Sweet Potato Freeze-Dried Treats are a deliciously healthy, nutritious reward with a taste your dog will love!
Key Benefits
  • Made with only two ingredients: beef liver & sweet potato
  • Great for dogs of all life stages
  • Grain-free, freeze-dried treats
  • Reclosable bag to lock in the freshness
  • Made in the USA!
I was fortunate to been given the opportunity to test this product for free.  My opinion is my own and not influenced by anyone except my dog's reaction to eating the product.
Sandie really enjoys the freeze dried products that we buy.  She has lost a lot of weight now that we have limited her diet to certain treats.  This one I could hardly open fast enough for Sandie to try.  She loved it immediately!

Monday, August 11, 2014

AUGUST: Senior Dogs Month Our Sandie lost her first tooth!

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It’s Senior Pet month and Blog Paws will be celebrating senior pets and the pet parents who love them.  I will be joining in a writing challenge that Blog Paws Blog Manager, Robbi Hess gave to us.  I will *try* to write something for nearly every day of the month.  I thank Robbi for writing this for this month, because this is just the kind of thing I needed to get me writing here!

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      Put the tooth in a sealed plastic bag for safe keeping and transportation if need be to the veterinarian's office. Saving the tooth helps the doctor make a diagnosis.
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      Take a digital picture of your dog's tooth and of his or her mouth. It may be difficult to take a picture of your dog's mouth. If your dog is in pain, leave the dog alone so you do not get bit. Even the best dogs bite when they are hurt.
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      If your veterinarian is high-tech, he or she may be able to answer your questions through email pictures without ever visiting the office. How did we ever live without our digital cameras and computers?
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      If any part of the tooth has broken off inside the mouth, your dog will need to be seen by the veterinarian. A piece left inside the dogs mouth may cause a terrible abscess infection that will make your dog very sick and possibly cause death.
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      Sometimes a dog's tooth falls out eating hard dog food, rocks and other hard substances. Did your dog bite something hard to cause the tooth to fall out? This type of tooth loss to a young healthy dog may actually cause a piece to be left behind.
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      Totally Clean Canine Tooth
      If the tooth came out entirely clean of blood or anything else and the tooth is entirely intact, your dog will probably be just fine. This type of tooth loss is fairly common in old dogs. It does not mean you should not call your veterinarian.
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      Puppies loose milk teeth. This is perfectly normal and natural. If your dog is a puppy, get use to the idea of stepping on those tiny little teeth all over your house until they all fall out. It might be a good time to invest in some really good slippers.
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      If your doctor was able to help you with pictures over the computer, chances are your credit card will never be charged! Just another great thing about computers!


Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_4752600_determine-do-dog-lost-tooth.html
Today we noticed that Sandie lost her first tooth!  Sudden panic sets in with me because now the vet's office is closed.  The earliest we can go in therehttp://www.pets.ca/dogs/encyclopedia/dental-disease/ with her is Wed. when we get paid. 

So we talked and said that we would make a Wednesday appointment as soon as the vet opens in the morning.  And then I went on a search on the Internet and found the following helpful information:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4752600_determine-do-dog-lost-tooth.html

http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/doggy-dental-care-5-steps-every-pet-owner-should-take


http://www.pets.ca/dogs/encyclopedia/dental-disease/

We have maintained a healthy diet for Sandie, teeth brushing, and using the black light we have to check for tartar.  So I have no idea why she lost this tooth, but I will be back to update this blog article after she is home from her appointment.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Guest post: What Can I Put in my Dog's Kong Toy?

Sandie and the Kong with fat free organic Peanut Butter, standing up

Sandie and the Kong with fat free organic Peanut Butter, lying down


What Can I Put in My Dog’s Kong Toy?

“What should I put in my dog’s Kong toy?” This is a question we hear often at our stores. Kongs are fantastic toys for heavy chewers, and with nearly endless combinations of fillings to keep them entertained, dogs may never tire of these rubber workhorses.

If you’ve tried filling a Kong with peanut butter, you may have found that your dog licks it clean in a very short period of time. Filling the toy with treats can be tricky – you want something large enough to stay in as he rolls the Kong about, but not so large that it never comes out again.
What we’ve found works well is using a combination of ingredients: small pieces of varied sizes and flavors for interest, with a “mortar” to help hold the pieces in place.
The first component is small pieces of food or treats:
  • Kibble
  • Treats
    • Biscuits
    • Jerky
    • Dried meat strips
  • Fruits & Vegetables (fresh or frozen, not canned)
    • apples, berries, pears, etc.
    • carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower
    • AVOID: grapes, garlic, onions, lettuce,
Add to that something tasty with a paste-like consistency, to help keep all the small pieces in place:
  • peanut butter –
    • organic, without  hydrogenated oils, added salt or sugar is preferable
  • canned pumpkin or sweet potatoes-
    • excellent source of fiber
    • be sure it is not pie filling
  • plain yogurt -
    • great source of digestive enzymes, calcium, etc.
  • all natural canned dog food –  smooth textured formulas are ideal
Be sure to try the individual ingredients as treats, to see if s/he likes them, before assembling the Kong treat filling.
To keep everything in place longer, and increase the play time for your pup, you can put the Kong in the freezer (wrap the end in saran wrap, with a rubber band, to keep anything from leaking out the bottom until it solidifies.
If your dog doesn’t manage to get everything out of the Kong, you can use a bottle brush, or simply place it in the dishwasher, to get it ready for its next use.

What are your favorite treats to use in a Kong, or similar treat-dispensing toy?

Source:
 http://wholepetcentral.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/what-can-i-put-in-my-dogs-kong-toy/

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sandie is my best friend and therapeutic

Sandie is getting her AKC Canine Citizenship Award


I’m so very thankful for my present dog, Sandie, who is 12 years young because I was able to rescue her on her last day alive at the dog pound and she’s become the dog I could not live without.  She spent 7 years at my side in bed (when I was totally disabled) and seemed to know  exactly what I needed and when.  
 
Sandie in her harness!


I wish I could just give her the title of Therapy Dog because on her visits to the nursing home to be with my Mother In Law, she would know exactly how to behave and how to cheer her up on any given day!  Even up until the last day that Sandie saw my MIL alive, she jumped up on her bed and Mom would pet her.

 
My Mother In Law, Shirley.



Residents of the facility would be in the hallway in the their wheelchairs for lunch and asking (louder than the person next to the them,) to please let Sandie come to them so that they could pet her!  This went on for 3 years.  We were able to do this at the onset because her door was the first one in the corridor.  Then when she needed more nursing care and moved, they said to please continue doing this because of the way that Sandie behaved herself so well in the facility!

Sandie, my husband and I for a family shot!

Sandie is really the best dog I could ever have.  She and I have a relationship which includes best friend, soul mate, and so many other relationships that are genuinely close including mother and daughter!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Halo's Liv-A-Littles Freeze-Dried Salmon Product Review


Sandie (my 12 year old Sharpei Mix dog) loves loves loves SALMON.  I was given a free treat container of the freeze-dried salmon by Halo!  My dog could smell that salmon on the outside of the shipping box, she knew it was for her!

I like the small treat because it is perfect for treating her while we are eating dinner (to keep from giving her food we are eating which is a big NO) and she definitely wants MORE.

I would order this all the time but the cost is ineffective for me.  I realize that this cost is very good for this product considering what other places are charging for it.  It's something I would consider for a birthday gift, the day she was adopted, Christmas gift.  And I will buy it again!

I decided that I will buy this again for the mere reason that I learned on the directions that you can push the treat (dehydrated salmon) between your fingers and add it to the meal to encourage eating.  Sandie needs this right now because as a Senior she had blood work done and a urine pull.  They have her on a special dog food to treat the crystals in her urine.
I did that today and she ate all her breakfast! 

I would highly recommend this treat to other dog companions (aka "owners").  I think if Sandie could talk she would recommend it to others too as long as they aren't taking from her supply!

ps... TO THE CAT PEOPLE: This product is for cats too!  Meow!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Friday, October 18, 2013

BlogPaws October Adopt a Pet Month: Infographic and information

BlogPaws Adopt a Pet Month Infographic: October 2013BlogPaws

You should be surrounded by ads on streets, on billboards, in your mail, in pet stores (that don't sell animals) and yes even PetCo and PetSmart, on blogs, on ads on the Internet, etc... for the NEED to adopt your pet.  

Blogpaws is an incredible source of material, stories, contests, blog articles (by my friend, Robbi Hess!) for those of you who would like to consider adopting your first fur baby to your continued efforts to adopt all throughout your life.

I belong to so many adoption groups on FaceBook, the Internet and by postal mail (although I have to say that it never bothers me to throw out the please for money for some organizations that will rename nameless) because I am part of the SOLUTION, not the problem.   All of my animals throughout my adult life have been adopted!  I used to be a guinea pig rescue with my husband and some wonderful volunteers until we sold our house and moved to the beach 11 years ago.  We also fostered dogs and that helps in the adoption process too!



Sandie (see the name of this blog) is our 11 year old Sharpei mix and we are her FURever home!  We adopted her from a kill shelter 9 years ago and she is the star of our lives.  She is standing in the aisle of Pet Co. posing before  getting her "icecream" aka Frozen Yogurt for dogs.  


 Here she is enjoying her yogurt while my husband enjoys a cup of coffee while having his date with his daughter! 

Your life can literally go from zero to HERO when you adopt a pet.  I know that Sandie has been with me (faithfully) through many ups and downs in my life over the past 9+ years. 

So as you look at the infographic, you can see how important is to be part of the solution and not the problem.  I hope to hear comments about your pets have affected your life or the life of a friend (if you don't have any pets).




I am currently reading the book, Shelter Dogs and will be reviewing it on this blog soon.   You can click on the image to be taken to the book for sale.

If you want to be changed by the stories of lives of shelter dogs, or cats, or any pet really....  just GOOGLE the words, homeless animals or shelter animals and you can't help but find a rescue near you.



Here is a film that was made about SHELTER DOGS that you may want to find for you to see.  And here are the RESOURCES for shelter dogs (and cats and other animals) 

Please adopt this month, or ANY month!  Thank you!


  Day 18 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge

Monday, October 7, 2013

Book Review: If I Should DIe Before My Dog and Giveaway Oct. 7 - 15, 2013



We (my husband and myself) were inspired to read this book when it was first presented to us in a blog tour.  To be sure I had my husband read to me pages 9 thru 19.  After filling up with tears anyway, I said that I would fill in this book after I spent time talking with our Sharpei Mix dog, 11 year old "Sandie."  I haven 't been able to do anything but go through the book and take some notes in my journal about it and have been waiting for a time when I'm in good health to finish all that I need to do.
 
"Both of Cathy's parents died within a few months of each other.  Cathy's father's last words were "Take care of my baby dog."  They left behind  little "Mandy", a twelve year old pomeranian.  Cathy's brother had been the caretaker of their parents for many years, so Mandy was very fortunate."   



Click on the book image to buy the book 





This book is:

A Dog Lovers lasting guide.......An beautifully illustrated interactive book that one fills in all of the information about their dogs life in the event they can no longer care for them to help ensure your pets are taken care of. 
This book is # 97 in TOP 100 of Amazon.com Dog Care Books!



A thought provoking check list for dog lovers, who unfortunately and with much sadness can no longer take care of their dog. 



This book will assist those who want to prepare for their dogs future in an easy to use format that will guide them through the process of telling the "story" of their dogs life, for their pets "Next Guardian".

My Sandie, a kill rescue dog, is an "elder" and she would really need to go somewhere that had no cats (she's cat crazy) and although she is learning to get along with another rescue dog in our home, I would say that she would rather be in a home where no other dogs live because we have helped shaped the fact that she thinks she is the Queen of the Dog Universe.  Sandie came with a lot of issues and we were the perfect match for her because she picked us and told us all that she had been through (via her chart) and we asked her the first night, "Why did you pick us?"  How did you know you could trust us?  So I think we would need to find an Elder Rescue somewhere here in Southern California.  She's a beach dog but loves the grass too.   
 


Cathy and Joe say, "This interactive workbook is meant to ease this trauma by going with the dog to the next caregiver.  This transition can be eased by having all of the needed information about the dog such as: habits, grooming, medical, words they know, nicknames, how they were trained and much, much more.  If this book were never needed it then becomes a precious keepsake of your dear companions life with you."


I can tell you who I wouldn't leave Sandie with and I better not mention them here since they could be reading this review.   But John and I really have to talk about this and now I am so happy for having read this book.  We will make this careful and thought out process with each other and Sandie. 




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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

3 Tips I can share with my local shelter about how they can use Social Media better


My local shelter is Camarillo Animal Control, California.  I was rescued from there on my kill date.  My parents say that they like the page on FaceBook.  They linked up to them on Twitter.  And the following outlets:  Our local paper, Animal Match Rescue Team, PetStyle.com .  I know that over the years several local rescues have offered to show direct links to the shelter animals and the above ones were successful in doing this! They also have a PetFinder site.

I am glad that my friends in the Camarillo Animal Control have this much visibility. 

One tip I would say to them is that they could use a Pinterest.com page with boards of their available dogs, cats, and other animals.  They need to keep it fresh and up to date all the time.

A second tip I would share with them is the need for a friendly blog which interacts with the community at large here in Ventura County, California and the Internet community.

The page that they have now is  http://www.vchca.org/animal-services/   and it is better than it used to be.

The third tip I would suggest is that the animals need animal interaction with people pictures so that the adopters will want to adopt the dogs, cats, large and small animals.  This shows that the pets (mainly pit bulls and chihuahuas) that are available.  If they would take them outside (if medically safe) the pictures near some flowers or blooming bushes would be really nice.

My parents found me on the animal regulation page of available pets.  I'm so glad that they rescued me  9 years ago!  My mom says that I'm a young 11 year old.



In searching for a second rescue dog, my parents wanted to try breed rescue since they wanted to try and get another companion dog that would be my sister and in their shelter is the beagle mix dog that we adopted on Friday, Sept. 27th!

Meet Darcie!  She's a Beagle Mix.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Halloween Costume Contest for Pets 2013

credit:  Diane Walline

credit:  Diane's cat

What's cuter than a cat or dog dressed up for Halloween? We can't think of much, which is probably why dressing pets in costumes has become a favorite Halloween tradition. This year, snap a shot of your furry friends in their holiday finest and send your photos to carolyncavies@yahoo.com . If your pet looks the most spooktacular of all, you could take home a $15.00 prize package from Sandie And Friends or Me,Him And The Cats  (prize depends on the type of pet that wins)! The finalists of our choice will also be posted here on this blog.

credit:  Diane's cat



Want to MAKE your costume for a dog?  See this link:  http://dogclothespatterns.blogspot.com/ 
 also http://www.ehow.com/how_2049098_dog-costume.html


credit:  Internet Costume for a Dog


Want to MAKE your costume for a cat?  See this link:
 http://www.ehow.com/how_5136315_make-clothes-cats.html

credit:  Diane's cat

Credit:  Diane's cat


SIMPLICITY PATTERNS for Cats and Dogs:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Simplicity-Dog-Cat-Clothes-Pet-Clothing-Sewing-Pattern-/350434841724


credit: Diane's cat

credit:  Diane's cat

credit:  Diane's cat


Photo Parameters
Please submit photos that are at least 3 MB in size. (Note: Most digital cameras, when set on their highest setting, take 3 MB- to 7 MB-size photos.)

our new rescue, "Darcie" and she will have a costume soon!

credit:  Carolyn's dog, Sandie


Due to shipping costs, this contest is only open to residents of the USA.


Official Rules
1. To enter, contestants must email their photo(s) as an attachment(s) to carolyncavies@yahoo.com .
2. Entries must be digital files and will only be accepted via email.
3. Contest is open to both amateurs and pros.
4. Contestants must send their photo(s) between September 30, 2013, at noon ET, and October 21, 2010, at noon ET.
5. Winners will be chosen by a panel of friends that are not involved in entering her pets into the contest.
6. Winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, grant of rights, and a publicity and liability release within 30 days of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.
7. By entering and/or accepting a prize, contestants release and agree to hold harmless Carolyn and John Mullin and Sandie and Friends and Diane Walline and its directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind, including death, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in this contest.
8. By entering this contest, you represent that your photographs are original and of your own creation, that publication and Web posting of the material will not violate the rights of any kind of any third party, and that you have provided all necessary permissions and releases.
9. By entering this contest, you agree to allow Sponsor to use your name, city and state, voice and images in connection with publication and Web posting of your entry and for promotional purposes (except where prohibited), without review, notification or approval.
10. By entering this contest, you agree to abide by the rules of this contest and to accept the judges' decisions as final. Submission of an entry and/or acceptance of a prize grants Sponsor, and third parties authorized by Sponsor, the exclusive, perpetual right to publish, use, edit, adapt, modify, excerpt and/or copy the entry for any and all purposes in any and all media currently in existence or hereafter developed without further compensation to you, which includes, but is not limited to, the right to publish the entry in Sandie and Pets and to use your entry as we see fit in exhibitions and promotions of Sandie and Friends.
11. Income and other taxes (if any) on the value of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. A form 1099 will be filed with the IRS.
12. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the posting process, the operation of the website, or who is otherwise in violation of the rules. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned due to, for example, infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. In no event will Sponsor be responsible for any damages or losses arising out of access to and use of the websites or the downloading from and/or printing of material downloaded from said site. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete or misdirected entries.
13. The names of the winners will appear on Sandie and Friends and Me, Him and The Cats on or before October 29, 2013.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Happy Labor Day from me! Halloween Bash for Pets is being planned now!

Huh?  Oh yeah, HAPPY LABOR DAY to the USA Pets and Humans!

 What am I going to do today?  Find out what Labor Day means to pets and then....

Showing off with my daddy!

Go outside and show off my Labor Day Scarf?  I know what this means...  next is HALLOWEEN and I'm sponsoring a HALLOWEEN DOG COSTUME BASH here on this blog!  I've got to talk with mommy and daddy and find out what we are giving away!  I think because I'm a dog I will do this one for dogs and I already have a couple of items that give 100% of the sale to the http://www.uswardogs.org/   I love military dogs! 


Now I was laboring in my thoughts and sleep!

Do you have pictures for an interview with me?  That's the only LABORING that I'm doing today.   Seeking pets to be interviewed.  Or WILDLIFE Animals!

And get those Halloween pictures ready for the month of October, please?  If you have some that you would like to submit, please send to CarolynJMullin@gmail.com and I'm looking forward to seeing you in your costumes!  Mommy already has a funny wig and the rest of her costume is on order now!  And mine is coming!

This is one year I got to be dressed up the way I wanted!

I'm rocking this shot if I have to say so myself!  This year I'm going to be dressing up with more to wear! 


Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy National Dog Day! Dog bought for 3 cigarettes!

 Donny Eslinger was a soldier in Afghanistan.

One day, he found a tiny little puppy wandering the streets and bought him for three cigarettes.

After him carrying out in his backpack, the two were inseparable, sharing their meals together and living back at Donny's checkpoint.

Then one day, Donny was caught in a mortar blast and received a puncture wound to the chest, head injuries, several broken ribs and lost his spleen.

When he was rushed to a military hospital to undergo life saving procedures, his dog, Smoke, was left behind!

Eventually Donny was moved back home and received a purple heart from President Obama.

He is now recovering at a hospital in Maryland.

After five months of trying, his fellow soldiers were able to finally get Smoke back to the US.

So Donny's dad surprised him with a visit to the hospital, and brought a special friend with him.

Smoke!!

His dad said:

    "This dog Smoke will help him heal even faster. He's a strong kid and he's done remarkably well."

Donny is expected to make a full recovery.

Yay! Happy ending!

"Donny Eslinger was a soldier in Afghanistan.

One day, he found a tiny little puppy wandering the streets and bought him for three cigarettes.

After him carrying out in his backpack, the two were inseparable, sharing their meals together and living back at Donny's checkpoint.

Then one day, Donny was caught in a mortar blast and received a puncture wound to the chest, head injuries, several broken ribs and lost his spleen.

When he was rushed to a military hospital to undergo life saving procedures, his dog, Smoke, was left behind!

Eventually Donny was moved back home and received a purple heart from President Obama.

He is now recovering at a hospital in Maryland.

After five months of trying, his fellow soldiers were able to finally get Smoke back to the US.

So Donny's dad surprised him with a visit to the hospital, and brought a special friend with him.

Smoke!!

His dad said:

"This dog Smoke will help him heal even faster. He's a strong kid and he's done remarkably well."

Donny is expected to make a full recovery.

Yay! Happy ending!"
Sandie of SandieAndFriends says that tomorrow ANOTHER DOG will be here having been interviewed!!  Yay!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Talk to the animals

Rex Harrison in Doctor Dolittle, 1967



I thought I'd share something that my mom plays for me!  I used to talk to our guinea pigs, horses, and ostrich! 

My mommy and me talking to a horse!


My dad petting and talking to a horse!
  
My dad talking and feeding the ostriches!
   
Just some information about the ostriches at this ostrich farm that we all went to.  My dad held me up to see the ostrich.  That was weird!


Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpBPavEDQCk

"Oh, if I could talk to the animals, just imagine it
Chatting with a chimp in chimpanzee
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting with a cheetah
What a neat achievement it would be

If we could talk to the animals and learn their languages
Maybe take an animal degree
I'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle
Alligator, guinea pig and flea

I would converse in polar bear and python
I would curse in fluent kangaroo
If people asked me, "Can you speak rhinoceros?"
I'd say, "Of courserous, can't you?"

If I conferred with our furry friends, man to animal
Think of the amazing repartee
If I could walk with the animals and talk with the animals
Grunt, squeak and squawk with the animals
And lord, they could talk to me

If I could talk to the animals
Think what fun we'd have asking over crocodiles for tea
Or maybe lunch with two or three lions, walruses and sea lions
What a lovely place the world would be

If I spoke slang to orangutan, oh
The advantages, any fool on earth can plainly see
Discussing Eastern art and dramas with intellectual llamas
That's a big step forward you'll agree

I'd learn to speak in antelope and turtle
My Pekingese would be extremely good
If I were asked to sing in hippopotamus
I'd say, "Whynotamous and I would"

If you stop and think of it, there's no doubt of it
I could win a place in history
If I could walk with the animals and talk with the animals
Grunt, squeak, squawk with the animals
And they could squeak and squawk and speak and talk to me

They would talk to me, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
The animals and me, can't you see me with them?
We're walking like friends
Talking like [Incomprehensible]"
 
 Writer: Bricusse, Leslie
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing
 
A little geeky You Tube:
 
 
 


Can your pet talk to me in an interview I have that is real easy to do?  If so, contact me at carolynjmullin@gmail.com, thanks!

Friday, August 23, 2013

May I Interview your Pet?

This is me and dad when I graduated from Obedience School and became an AKC Good Citizen! 


Do you have a pet I could interview?  If so, please add me as a friend at FaceBook and then in private please tell me your email address please?  Please send to my mom at: CarolynJMullin@gmail.com  

Click here if you would like to be my friend on FaceBook!  Thanks!  https://www.facebook.com/sandiewoofmullin

Here are the questions so you are not too nervous!  Please don't answer these on the comments, I need all the interviews I could get.  Does someone think you could get me an INTERVIEW with the President's Dogs?  Wooo hooo!



    (I need pictures of you and your human parents!)

Who is in the main photo with you?  Who took the photo?

Where and when and what was the occasion?


How did you get your name?  Any nicknames?

How did you and your human parents come together?

When you go for a ride, who sits in the front seat and who sits in the back and why?

Favorite foods?
Favorite treats?
Any favorite pals in the house or outside the house?

What is the pecking order in your home?

Favorite toys?
Any stories to tell?

What is your human parent/s best quality?
Can you show it in a photo?  
 
If you were to hide a time capsule in the back yard or on your property, what main item would go in there and why?  What would the message to the future say?  
Favorite tv show?
Favorite human food and why?
Who was your favorite Presidential pet?
And finally, if you could speak English or your human native’s language what would you tell or ask?
Any other photos?
(Thank you for taking the time to have this interview from your pet’s point of view!)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

First Interview! Bailey Connolly (of Joe and Cathy Connolly, authors!) Aug. 22, 2013

Who is in the main photo?  Mom, Dad, my brother Booth and ME!  Who took the photo? My Uncle took the photo.

Where and when and what was the occasion?  It was taken in our back yard last summer for the book Mom and Dad wrote called “If I Should Die Before My Dog”.


How did you get your name?  The name I had when Mom and Dad got me was “Wilma” my Mom hated it and felt that I needed a cute name, then my Dad came up with “Bailey” and Mom and I really liked it!  Any nicknames?  Yes, I have LOTS of nicknames!  A couple of them are, Bunny,(cause I’m so small) and Bailey-Kins.

How did you and your human parents come together?  My Mom had another furkid named Ashley, Mom had her for a very long time.  Dad rescued Ashley and took her home.   When Ashley went to Rainbow Bridge Mom was very sad for a long time.  A couple years later she told Dad she really wanted another little one, then they found ME~

When you go for a ride, who sits in the front seat and who sits in the back and why?  I get to sit in the front with Mom and Dad and Booth sits in the back because he’s SOOOO big!

Favorite foods?  My favorite food is hamburger.

Favorite treats?  Is Ice Cream!!!

Any favorite pals in the house or outside the house? Yes, Mom and Dad LOL

What is the pecking order in your home?  I’m the “Boss”, Booth is a brat dog and “Lily” is our princess kitty.  They both make me mad sometimes because I don’t want them to think they can take over the house!
               See, Booth likes to get in MY BED!!



Favorite toys?  My favorite toy is my “Mousey”, she’s purple and she has squeakers all over inside and I have to find them!


Any stories to tell?  No not really, other than I love my life with my Mom and Dad!

What is your human parent/s best quality?  How much they love me and protect me!

Can you show it in a photo?  




Here’s my Christmas presents, my new coat and my frog pillow, AND my stocking full of treats!!



If you were to hide a time capsule in the back yard or on your property, what main item would go in there and why? Probably I would put in one of my really tiny crocheted balls in there.  What would the message to the future say?  Hope someone still makes these so you can have one.  If not, sorry bout’ your luckSmile


Favorite tv show?  Any of the dog programs on Animal Planet!


Favorite human food and why?  Hamburger, because it tastes SOOO GOOD!


Who was your favorite Presidential pet?  I like BO.


And finally, if you could speak English or your human's native language what would you tell or ask?  First I would Thank them for taking me, my life was so scary, I had 5 homes before my first birthday.  I never knew if someone took me in the car if I would go home or they were giving me away again.  Then I was scared when I first met Mom and Dad and they did take me away again, BUT I now, because of them, have my forever home.  Mom tells me everyday how much she loves ME~


Any other photos?


Here. I’m making sure the sheets don’t go without ME!



 I like to check on Mom’s gardens, to make sure my brother Booth hasn’t messed them up!

SANDIE:  Wow Bailey you are a wonderful dog and have a nice pet and human family!  Thank you for the interview and we will have to invite Booth for one too!