Monthly Archives: March 2014
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
Winner will be announced at this blog o 3.28.14
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List 5 -10 words or actions you have taught your dog to recognize.
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DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in this review are strictly our own. They have not been influenced by any outside sources. We received one copy of the book for review purposes and one copy to award in the GiveAway. We received no compensation for featuring this book at our blog.
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This site features breed specific items for Pet Pawrents: retractable leashes, shirts, key rings, mugs, tote bags, phone covers, mouse pads, etc.
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Even though Chazz the Dog is not a Dachsund he sure wanted to check out all the fun pawresents for Doxies!!
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Here are just a few of the items: Breed Specific (Dachsund) Retractable Leash
Dachsund Imprinted Mouse Pad
Dachsund Imprinted KeyRing
Plus Dachsund Cell Phone Cover, Mug, Air Freshener, Sticker
Must be 18+
Mailing address in the USA or Canada
Must provide a valid email address
Leave a comment at the end of this post, what is special about your Dachsund furbaby?
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The opinions offered in this post are our own and not influenced by any outside sources. We received these items for the purpose of a Product Review & the GiveAway. We received no compensation for featuring ILEESH in this blog post.
PIXAR/DreamWorks presents….. ” Mr. Peabody & Sherman”
Ariel Winter takes a break from playing brainy Alex Dunphy on TV’s “Modern Family,” to voice Penny Peterson, in DreamWorks Animation’s new animated feature, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” The film has her and fellow actor, Max Charles, who voices Sherman, traveling back in time with the worlds smartest canine. The duo recently sat down for a quick Q&A session.
For those who aren’t familiar with Mr. Peabody, the highly evolved and brilliant dog and his boy Sherman, they are characters that first appeared in the 1960s, when they were introduced as part of the cartoon series, “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.” Not surprisingly, neither of the two young stars had seen the cartoon prior to being cast.
While Charles could look for inspiration in the classic cartoon for Sherman, Winter had a bigger challenge since Penny was not part of the original storyline. However, this didn’t seem to bother her, “It was basically like they handed me a book and it was empty and I got to write the pages,” she explains. “I thought it was pretty cool that I got to create my own character.” Winter also joked that she brought her own real life sass to the role.
Penny’s assertive personality is what drives Sherman to defy orders and take Penny in Mr. Peabody’s WABAC (pronounced “Way-back”) time traveling machine. They embark on an adventure throughout some of history’s most legendary events, like the Trojan War. It also becomes a journey of self-discovery. Over the course of the story, Penny and Sherman grow up and learn important lessons in friendship and understanding. At the same time, Mr. Peabody goes through the hard process of learning to let the parental reins go a little. In the end Penny really realizes some things about herself and we see that she has a huge heart and she ends up caring for Sherman and Mr. Peabody.”
Adventure aside, the heart of the story lies in the relationships. First we have the friendship that develops between Penny and Sherman. Second, we see the challenges of the father and son relationship and the added complexities of a dog being a parent to a boy. As humanized as Mr. Peabody is, at the end of the day, he still is a dog. Clearly the message is about acceptance, and not just canine love. However, for those of us out there who love our dogs like part of the family, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is sure to hit a special chord in our hearts for the film’s depiction of the love, loyalty and companionship we share with our four-legged best friends.
In addition to the voice talents of Max Charles and Ariel Winter, Mr. Peabody is voiced by Winter’s on screen, TV dad “Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell. Be sure to check out the film when it hits theaters nationwide.
SUMMARY: The 1960's produced a popular cartoon show called, “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” Rocky was a flying squirrel, and Bullwinkle J. Moose was his pal. On the show was a feature cartoon starring Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Mr. Peabody was a highly intelligent white dog, who sported a jaunty red bowtie and a pair of round black spectacles. Sherman was 'his boy”. Mr. Peabody was almost like a Professor, he knew so many facts and interesting anecdotes. Together with Sherman they were both very inquisitive. When Mr. Peabody built his WABAC Machine he & Sherman traveled through time to many historical events and points of interest. This film traces some of those adventures!
OPINION: This is a fun, lively,offering from the people at Pixar/DreamWorks. Fans of the original cartoon will enjoy this walk down memory lane - watching Mr. Peabody & Sherman and following along with their adventures. We recommend this film for dog lovers.
AMTCTD Blog is pleased to be able to bring our readers these pawsome prizes.
* 1 Pair of Mr. Peabody Round Black Dog Glasses
*1 Jaunty Mr. Peabody Red Dog Bowtie
* 1 Canine DNA Kit
18+, and must have a mailing address in the USA
Period of GiveAway: March 14 – March 23, 2014
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Where would you go if you could time travel? ( 5 pts.)
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The opinions expressed in this review are our own and not influenced by any outside sources. The prizes for the GiveAway were provided to the blog for the purpose of entertaining our reader/ winners. Adopted Mom To Chazz The Dog Blog receives no compensation for reviewing this film in this space. * Certain portions of text in this post, the Q&A Interview with the actors doing the voiceover work specifically - have been provided for use by this Blog.
The Dogs of Christmas
By W. Bruce Cameron
Copyright 2013 New York, NY
New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey, brings you his latest work in the wonderful The Dogs of Christmas.
“EVERY DOG STORY IS A LOVE STORY”…Bruce Cameron wrote those words not Adopted Mom, but we couldn’t agree more. Even those terrible stories we read about despicable animal abuse; ultimately become stories of love, rescue, and redemption…at least for the dogs and they are the most important part of the story in our opinion.
The Dogs of Christmas features several different love stories central to the theme. There is the human story of characters Josh & Kerri, and the human/ canine bond of Josh and Lucy, the soulful-eyed pregnant pup that comes into their lives – capturing the kindness and natural empathy for a creature needing assistance.
Almost immediately Josh realizes he has more then he can handle and contacts the local shelter where he meets the lovely and compassionate Kerri who comes to his aid.
Love, Trust, Relationships, and Puppies…find all of these as you enjoy reading The Dogs of Christmas
We really enjoyed this story! The writing is compelling, with characters we wanted to follow. Mr. Cameron is a proven author with skills and accolades to his credit. We definitely recommend this book for a great read.
Hold on now, keep scrolling…it’s time for the big Book GiveAway…and by big we mean..3 WINNERS!!!
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Period: March 10 – March 23, 2014 Winner will be announced on the blog on 3.24.14 Winners will be notified by email. Invalid email address will disqualify entrant and another winner will be drawn.
Leave a comment at the end of this post relating an anecdote you have concerning Dogs & Christmas (or Chanukah, or Kwanza for that matter). If you haven’t got a real one, make one up.
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Adopted Mom Blog received a copy of the book The Dog’s of Christmas for review purposes. In addition, Mr. Cameron generously provided 3 copies to support a GiveAway for 3 lucky readers of our pet blog. Opinions expressed in this review are our own and not influenced by any outside source. We receive no financial compensation from featuring this book at our blog.
Animal Cracker/em> by Andi Brown is a humorous take on what goes on behind the scenes of a fictional organization, Animal Protection Organization-12 site pet shelter group.
The main character, Diane Salvi, the new APO Communications Director and her troublesome relationship exchanges with her arrogant, devious, cheating boss – Hal – her on again off again social life, and mainly her passion for all animals.
There is a dysfunction that runs through the home office of the APO organization that borders on the absurd!
Animal Cracker is available at Amazon.com
Author Andi Brown generously provided Adopted Mom blog with another copy of her book for 1 Lucky Reader.
Must be 18+ and live in the USA
Period of GiveAway: March 10 – March 23, 2014
Winner will be randomly drawn from all entries
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DISCLAIMER: Adopted Mom Blog received one copy of this book for purposes of review. The opinions expressed are our own and have not been influenced by any outside sources. We also have one additional copy for the GiveAway courtesy of author Andi Brown.
- 100% USA Grown Chicken
- Premium Cuts
- No By Products
- No Artificial Colors or Flavors
- No Corn, Wheat, or Soy
- Vacuum Sealed Pouch
- Net Weight 6 Oz
Chazz the Dog absolutely devoured these treats. He likes chicken in general.. so add to that the smoked flavor..that put them over the top!!! You get 2 vacuum sealed pouches that we refridgerated after opening. I really rationed these pieces out to him or he would have gobbled up an entire pouch in one sitting – seriously.
We are not vets or nutritionists. Based on the ingredient list and Chazz’s reaction to this product we think these are a good choice. Informed pet pawrents read, do the research, and decide what’s right for your pet ……..each and every time.
DISCLAIMER: We received a box of these treats for review. The opinion(s) expressed are our own and not influenced by any outside sources. We received no other compensation for featuring Indigo Smokehouse Strips in a Product Review at our blog.
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We regularly review canine pet products, books, and films. Check out Chazz’s Literary Corner Page for book reviews / films.