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A new gig for me!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Hey, dawgs.  I missed you all!

I hope your 2013 has been pawesome so far.  Mine has been amazing.  My “mom” asked me to help her with 2 new projects.  I get to write for her new blog, The Soulful Pet, and her new FB page for the blog.  It will be a blast because I’ll get to talk about food, toys, travel, squirrels, cats, pugs & tons of BOLs.  So if you’ve been enjoying my blog, don’t worry – I’m not straying far.  Just catch me here:  Follow The Soulful Pet by email or on Facebook.

Lookin’ forward to welcoming you to our pack, pooches!  ~Rusty~

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Fun with friends!

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Hey, I hope you’re lovin’ summer as much as I am.

I’ve been tearing it up with my pals, Bruno the Havanese & Elliott the corgi.  It’s a blast when I hang with my boys!

Good friends, good times, dawgs!  ~Rusty~

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Beat-the-heat treats!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Whew, it’s hot here!  Fortunately, my mom’s a creative cook.

She made these perfect summer snacks to please all of us guys, and she made them bone-shaped!  Even my pal Bruno, a super picky eater, chowed down on these tasty-icy morsels.

When us pooches get together, it’s always big fun.  (More on that in my next post!)
Dawgs, these snacks did not disappoint!  ~Rusty~

(Left to right:  Bruno, Elliott and me!)

(Well worth the sit-stays!)

(Me, licking my chops, & Elliott)

Yum!

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Sharing sweet treats!

Friday, July 20th, 2012

So the other day, another package came in the mail for me.  Actually, this one’s for me to share with my friends, including you!

Check out my awesome poodle-impulse control in this pic!  Mom stocked up on all of my fave, healthy treats.  Mostly from left to right, my Scooby snacks are:

Itty Bitty Buddy Biscuits (Veggie Madness flavor); Sweetie Pies; Healthy Dogma Barkers (peanut butter flavor); Grizzly Salmon NuTreats (smaller ones for cats/tiny dogs, too!) & Grizzly Salmon Fillets (for dogs & cats); Honest Kitchen’s Smooches, Pecks & Nuzzles; and Salmon Paws jerky (with & without broccoli).

I’m munching away & listening to my new favorite song, “Share It Maybe”.  Why?  ‘Cuz I’m a cookie monster, too, dawgs!    ~Rusty~

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What’s in the box?!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

So the other day, my people put a pile of boxes on the floor & told me they were mine.

Wow!  It was like poodle Christmas in June!  So I opened them up (with help….’cuz I don’t have thumbs), and picked out my fave things.  I especially loved the Jumpin’ Ginger Snaps, the HoloBal, and the Bully Stick ring.  Watch me try them out…..

Dawgs, beg your humans to get these boxes.  They’ll need to know how much you weigh so you get the right size toys & treats, so ‘fess up.  After that, you get a box full of fido surprises every month for however long you want.  Your humans will like that the shipping’s free.  I love that they donate 10% profit from each box to a local shelter or rescue!

The best part?  I didn’t even tell you about my new favorite toy that I pulled out of the last box.  More on that later…..  Woof, yeah!  ~Rusty~

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Lovin’ life!

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Fidos, if you follow me on Facebook, you already know I had a ruff go of it a few weeks ago.

Seriously, pups:  I put my own spin on sick-as-a-dog.  After almost checking into doggie-heaven & scaring the heck outta my humans, I’m just fine now.   Big woofs & wags to all the people who saved me, especially my Auntie Tina.  (She rocks & here’s why!)  Pooches, if you haven’t licked your vet & her staff lately to say thanks —- what are you waitin’ for?!

My peeps & I are glad to be soakin’ up the sun together.  Each day’s a blessing, dawgs.  Make the most of it.  Woof, yeah!  ~Rusty~

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Wig Wag!?

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

I’m tryin’ out a cool, new-to-me toy!

I love its shape ‘cuz it’s easy to grab.  Words of warning, though, dawgs:  Before you play with a new toy, ask your humans to wash it well for you with soap & water.  (Be sure to rinse the soap off well.)  As much fun as this toy is, it tasted funny @ 1st.  You can see I made a few “ick” faces in the video.  It was all better after “Mom” washed it several times with animal-friendly Dawn dish washing liquid.  But overall, I agree with Mom:  We’re gonna stick with the heavy duty, inert Zogoflex plastic toys made in America (not China like this toy!) by West Paw Design.  And you should, too.

Only the best for us, pooches!  ~Rusty~

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Demo dog!

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Big fido foodie-fun here.  “Mom” asked me to test two new feeding stations, and let you know what I thought.  So here we go!

The first one is meant to slow little dogs down when they eat.  (Seriously, pace yourselves, pups!)  If you’re looking for a puzzle toy that will keep you busy for awhile, this isn’t for you, dawgs.  But it will make meals last longer.  If your nose is bigger than mine, you’ll have trouble getting food out of it.  (I don’t mind sayin’ that I weigh 12#.  So you judge if you’re too big for this bowl.)  Human advantages:  It’s easy to take apart, and it’s dishwasher safe.  Watch me use the bowl for the 1st time, after Mom loaded it up with chicken.  Yum!

Next up is the cat version.  I hated this one, pooches.  But I tried it for you.  Mom made it harder for me by making some of the tubes deeper.  Since I don’t use my paws much to get to stuff, I couldn’t reach in far enough with my nose.  Not even for chicken!  I tried pushing it around & pulling the tubes out with my teeth – no go.

I couldn’t figure it out, but I’m not taking it personally because…………….  I’m — not — a — CAT, AM I?!!   Grrrr!    ~Rusty~

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Spring fling!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

I have a serious case of spring fever, pups. 

It all started when my humans took me on a road trip to Mendocino, CA.  I had a blast taking in the views, smelling the flowers & the ocean.  I met amazing animals, including llamas & geese.  (Dawgs, I had no idea there were birds bigger than me!)  Then I slept in a huge bed by a fireplace & an ocean breeze.  Perfect for a princely poodle like myself.

Yeah, I said it.  I’m not hatin’ this sweet life one bit.  ~Rusty~

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I workout!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Hey, no New Year’s resolutions required here, dawgs!  I’m stayin’ in shape through the holidays.

It’s easy ‘cuz it’s fun!  I eat healthy foodsnacks & chewies.  I go for walks on the beach and family adventures.  Sometimes mom puts my food in toys, so I have to eat slower & exercise while I eat – cool!  I play with friends whenever I can.  Fetch & catch are always awesome.  I even hopped on the treadmill to show you dawgs how I roll!  (There are treadmills for dogs.  Your humans can help you use one safely:  read here, here and here.)  It’s all good ‘cuz I get plenty of R&R and vet care, so I stay happy & healthy.  And my humans love meAwwww…..

Happy Howl-idays, hounds!  See ya’ next year!  ~Rusty~

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