Hear ye, Hear ye….today is National Ferret Day. You may be wondering why a Pet Blog mostly featuring dog stories, books, films, and products, etc. is posting about ferrets.
Well I’ll tell you. The answer is because I have made fweinds with some ferret pals. I nebbah had any ferret pals before. And now I do.
These pals are da best. Dey are funny, cute, loving pals. They run to give me hugs wen i am feeling poorly and need support fwom fweinds. Dey give gud tickles too.
Dere Mums name is Cheryl S. and she is da bestest. Sadly, dey recently lost two in dere fambly who went OTRB. We joined them in their mourning..and in their joy of memories of Queen Juno. She was so so cute and wore her special crown/tiara in her avi. Ebben though we only been fweinds a short time; we feel close to this fambly.
So ChazztheDog wanted to take a moment and use his blog (and it is himz bloggie) to acknowledge Natl Ferret Day and talk about his pals, his fweinds. Short & Sweet..that’s it for now. See you all next time.
ChazztheDog is sometimes a picky eater. He prefers his food bite-size and his treats soft not crunchy or hard. We were asked to review some dog treats recently. I selected a variety and they were not a big hit over here. Often when that happens we “do sharing” with our neighbor’s dog and let him be the tester. Well, the treats were really hard and tough to chew. Chazz wanted no part of them and Viggo (neighbor dog) was barely able to eat one.
So we went back and asked if we could try a different treat. This time I chose the Natural Balance brand “semi-moist” treats – thinking they would be a better match for Chazz. Well Yipee!!! Chazz loved them. As soon as I opened the package, flavor Duck and Legume Chazz was all engaged, sniffing and licking his mouth. These treats were a complete winner.
Peas & Garbanzo Beans
Opinion: Chazz and Adopted Mom both recommend them highly! These treats are moist, soft, and very tasty. They are grain free. Nom Nom Nom Chazz says “they are yummy in my tummy.”
The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are our own. They have not been influenced by any outside sources. We received a bag of treats for our review. We received no other compensation for this post or promoting the Natural Balance brand name. Adopted Mom to Chazz the Dog Blog only reviews Pet Products we believe in and think our readers will be interested in learning about.
Pawwaves Efurrrybudy! Chazz the Dog and I won a copy of this furrific book at a friend’s blog, Dakota’s Den. We received the book and began reading the story together. This story can be enjoyed by both adults and children.
Henry Says, “Hello”
by S.L. Parker
This is the story of Henry a cute, little, white Poodle Bichon mix and his friends. They are teaching kids and adults how to approach and make friends with dogs in the proper way. Henry introduces us to his sisfur Reese. Henry and Reese are both Puppy Mill rescues.
When the story opens it is Henry’s birthday and it just so happens to be Halloween!! We meet several of Henry’s friends, like Emma and Westie Stu, Betty the Beagle, Bruno the Boxer. Gus and Gwen the Goldens, and Merlin in the first few pages. There’s a lot going on in this story!!
POINTS OF INTEREST
- There are many different breeds of dogs and they each have their own moods and personalities ( not unlike humans).
- At the conclusion of the book is a page entitled Henry’s Tips to Say “Hello” It’s a list of eight tips covered in the book.
- The illustrations get your attention adding a nice visual element to Henry’s story.
Little Lamb Henry for Halloween
We enjoyed this sweet story about Henry, his sisfur Reese, and their friends. Not only is it a nice story, but it is a teaching tool as well. In efurryday life some pets are turned back in to shelters because of incidents involving the dog and a child or other adult . A child is injured, property is damaged, etc. Many of these incidents are not the fault of the animal; but of the interaction between the human and the animal. Misinterpreted interactions or communications plays a large role. This book is impawtent cuz it explains how to approach dogs with respect. It refers to colored ribbons some dogs wear to indicate they need special care..keep your distance, or I have aggression issues.
ChazztheDog is what they call Dog/Dog Aggressive so we have personally dealt with this issue.While Chazz likes most people; the same can’t be said for other 4-legged pals.
Editorial Note: These situations may have been avoided if the animal had been approached differently…correctly. We at Adopted Mom to Chazz the Dog Blog are not professional animal behaviorists or trainers. We offer this opinion for consideration based on our experience with our own pets and watching other animals.
Author’s Blog: http://www.tails-r-wagging.com
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An Incentive to Purchase
Author S.L. Parker is supporting a fundraiser for dogs with the condition Megaesophagus. **
- The muscles of the esophagus fail and it cannot propel food or water into the stomach. (Its like a balloon that has been inflated several times and then hangs limp.)
- The result is that ingested food sits in the esophagus within the chest cavity and never makes it to the stomach. ( http://www.caninemegaesophagus.org/)
Proceeds from the sale of her book from now until midnight Saturday March 21st will go towards foster and rehome costs of ME dogs, Bailey chair builds as well as research and education programs regarding this condition. Those of you who don’t win the giveaway can do something important to help dogs with this condition & their pawrents, and purchase your own copy at the site listed above. Thanks for listening.
NOW…..on to the GiveAway…..Ta Dah!!
One lucky reader of Adopted Mom to Chazz the Dog Blog is going to win his or her own copy of
Henry Says “Hello”
Period of GiveAway – 3.14.15 thru 3.21.15
- You must 18 yrs of age or older and provide your email so we can contact you
- Provide a USA or Canada shipping address
- Winner will be selected at random
- Simply leave a comment on this post at the blog indicating you wish to be entered for book giveaway. That’s all there is to it. EZ PZ!!!! Good Luck
This review represents Adopted Mom to Chazz the Dog’s opinions. No outside source has influenced this review. We won our review copy at another blog site during a GiveAway. We were not compensated in any way for this book review. Adopted Mom to Chazz the Dog Blog reviews items we believe our audience will enjoy reading about. This relates to all Pet Products, Books, or Films of interest to us. Thank you.
Lovin Them Dog Biscuits!!! 2015
Originally posted on adoptedmomtochazz:
Hear Ye, Hear Ye:
February 23rd – International Dog Biscuit Day
This post is a collection of info I found on the internet when researching under the term :
International Dog Biscuit Day
Celebrated all over the world, as well as here in the USA, the team here at AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog has decided to report the “straight poop” on just what this dawgie holiday is all about.
Pups large & small, male or female enjoy a good biscuit now and then. ChazzTheDog enjoys his soaked and softer.
Some like a good Peanut Butter & Carob Bone baked by our friends at Pawty Time Treats (featured in the Product Review section)
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
Oh, how far we’ve come with dog treats!
Kolchak has an opinion on all this biscuit talk and here it is:
Happy International Dog Biscuit Day!!
Barked by Kolchak Puggle
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So dis year I got vited to w Ugly Sweater Pawty! My furrieind @RealFakeGator made me a speshul outfit for da occassion. It a Ugly Chanukah Sweater. Here it is:
So what do you fink? Im stylin, dont you fink!!! *Chazz spins around, modeling his sweater. Real Fake Gator is da most awesome graphic artist in Twitterverse!!! I mean it, sincerely.
Mebbe pals can send piksure of your howliday festivities: Christmas Tree decorating, Chanukah Candle LIghting, eating Potatoe Latkes. *drool*, XMAS PotRoast. we can post them here at myblog.
Just email to adoptedmomtochazzthedog.wordpress.com
We sure hope you will pawticipate!!
ChazztheDog and AdoptedMom
The other day ChazztheDog and I heard a noise outside our front door. We recognized the sound of the person in the brown shorts leaving a box on our steps!!
Wowee Zowee that box had a bunch of different packages inside all for Chazz. . Treats, treats, treats nom nom!
One of the treats we previously reviewed on our blog, Indigo SMOKEHOUSE Strips, CHICKEN was inside.
Chazz luvs these sooooo much. They come in 2 vacumn sealed packages, plus they include a bag to put any open packages in to keep them fresh. NOMMY! I dont feed Chazz much red meat, yes even though he is a dog. He gets mostly fish and chicken. We think it’s better for his digestion and weight. I am very concerned about Dog Obesity and dont want Chazz to fall victim. Recently, Chazz went to the vet for an ear infection. I asked them to check his weight. The vet said he was at the high end of the range for his size, suggesting he was a little bit chunk!! I am very careful with portion control..so we decided we need more exercise. Adopted Mom and Chazz both!! Giggles.
Anyway, back to the box...BRAVO sent Turkey Dinner for Dogs – just add water to freeze dried. I was a lil surprised Chazz ate this. He has turned up his snouty at other freeze dried food. But this pack almost empty.
Next, CARU sent Soft ‘N Tasty Bites, Chicken Recipe. These snack ingredients include blueberries, cranberries, and chicken. The jury is till out on this one. Chazz gonna share with our neighbor Viggo and see if he likes them. Sometimes Chazz gets picky.
Finally, CARU sent Real Turkey Stew. Ingredients are turkey, veggies, fruit. No wheat, gluten, corn, soy, or by-products. You keep it refrigerated after opening. We use it by pouring over dry kibble. Makes those kibs xtra tasty!! CARU dog food products are new in our house; and Chazz seems to really enjoy them.
This box showed up around Thanksgiving time, so Chazz got to enjoy a special feast!
We are thankful for our furriends, fambly, and our readers…..like you!!!
Adopted Mom To ChazztheDog received packages of these food items to review. We have no connection with this brand. Our opinions are our own and have not been influenced from anyone outside.
These dog training treats are extra small and ChazztheDog just luvs them that way. I can reward him with a small handful and not worry he is getting more than he should. He loves the taste of the turkey and it doesn’t contain a bunch of bad stuff for dogs!
On a scale from 1 to 4, Chazz gives Turkey Coachies 3.575 paws up!!!! p.s. Chazz thinks there is always some room for improvement so he never gives a purrfect 4.0.
We have not been compensated for this product review. We received a package of treats to test. We have no connection with the brand and were not influenced in our opinions. Our opinions are strictly our own.
Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words
by John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzman
Copyright 2013 New York, NY ISBN 978-0-544-10257-6
SUMMARY: This is a fascinating story of the bonded working relationship between the professor and his Border Collie, Chaser: reportedly, one of the smartest breeds. At the time he was Professor at Wofford College of Spartanburg, South Carolina, John Pilley developed training methods and engaged some of his students to help in Chaser’s training. Often Chaser was a member of the class, having been brought to the lab by Prof. Pilley.
OPINION: This is a highly interesting read. We found it motivating and inspirational regarding our personal training goals for ChazztheDog. We found it jaw dropping that this dog can find and identify 100’s of different dog toys in a huge pile of them, all jumbled together. The book also suggests that any Pet Pawrent can employ similar methods to teach their pet to learn multiple words and actions! If you want to go beyond Sit/Stay/Heel and really communicate with your dog – read Chaser’s story.
Win your very own copy of Chaser, and add it to your library of dog books
Period of GiveAway: 3.30.14 – 3.27.14
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