Friday, July 31, 2015

the princess and the unicorn

hee hee, before you take the picture, please make sure my buns are even, mom.  princess leia's buns are always even. :)

I'm not sure what I find so endearing about this behind the scenes picture from our little unicorn appreciation day shoot, but whatever the reason, it seems like a perfect photo to close the week. Go out and make your fun this weekend, even if it means getting help from your mom to put on your Leia buns :) 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

happy unicorn appreciation day :)

The slow, hot days of summer vacation can go by a little faster when there are unicorn holidays to celebrate, made up songs based on Christmas carols to sing, and happy go lucky friends to share them with. :)  



 happy unicorn appreciation day my friends :)

Monday, July 27, 2015

o meaty thighs

O meaty thighs,
how I love that u help me run and play,
but maybe one day u could deflate just a little,
so my hiney paws know what it is like to touch the ground when I sleep. :) 

Friday, July 24, 2015

here comes gassy boo boo

The tiny orchestra that is tiny chumley's little tushie has been warming up lately.  A soft serenade of barely perceptible little tweeees and pfwooOOooOooops that sometimes make themselves known more boldly in other ways, thanks to the smattering of new Fromm kibble that I thought we should start slowly mixing in to his regular food this week before we run out of it.  From my perspective, with any luck, the musical score for this transition will be a short one, but I know a certain little gassy boo boo who would be more than happy if this were the never ending soundtrack of his life.

hee hee, mom, is there any way we can wait til school starts to change my kibble? i am pretty sure i can create three new notes and at least two new octaves by then! :) :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

soon 2 b delicious

oooOOOOooOoOoo! mom, I can help u eat that no problem!! :)

Monday, July 20, 2015

turkey chicken whole grain barley whole grain brown rice and wholegrain oats

We were a team, tiny chumley's kibble and I. One half cup of kibble twice a day and all would be well.  Shiny coat, bulky lean muscle mass, and firm, dog and duk museum quality stools.  Sure there were couple of recalls a few years ago, but you learned from that, right? I forgave you. tiny chumley forgave you. But I guess that wasn't enough. 

Researching alternate kibble brands for the little kielbasa wasn't exactly on the radar for things to do this past weekend, but news that tiny chumley's brand was discontinued meant that was exactly what we had to do.  The good news is that there are plenty of four and five star options available nowadays, and the not so great news is that there are plenty of four and five star options out available nowadays. From the ingredients themselves to their sourcing, to where the kibble is made and its nutritional analysis, and to even the kind of facility in which the kibble is made, there are a lot of factors to consider and prioritize.

To narrow the field down a bit and minimize disruption to the little kielbasa's digestive tract, we started with a look at ingredients, hoping to keep them as close as possible to his current food so that the transition won't be confused by the addition of novel ingredients like tapioca and potatoes and non-chicken and or turkey based primary meats.  (I know, it's a little confusing since tiny chumley is so obviously holding tight to his score sample bag of potato and duck food in the picture below, but I think random treat snackie food, which is how we will use this, is different than regular daily eat a lot of it food. if you know what I mean, as Baxter would say, and ps do not tell duk duk about the duk food, he most definitely would also say.)  

After sitting on the floor yesterday perusing ingredients at the little kielbasa's favorite pet store, we narrowed the list down to specific recipes from Wellness, Merrick, Candidae, Fromm Family and perhaps one from Lotus.  Now comes the hard part, working in the gray zone of cross referencing whatever info might be available online with the differences in fat and protein and other nutritional content data, to come up with the one we should transition test.  I am pretty sure tiny chumley himself won't mind whatever we pick, but I do hope his little body will be just as agreeable, for many many years to come. :) 

Friday, July 17, 2015

u know what :)

It's been rather busy this week in top secret makey world, learning and researching stuff and juggling the progress on multiple projects, all while tiny chumley spends his days as he usually does, sometimes helping me, sometimes sleeping in the sun, sometimes eating and digging, and of course barking, and sometimes plotting his own little top secret adventure with his merry little band of toyfriends. :)

...hee hee so we are agreed. this weekend we will finish digging the backyard mega pit and start filling it with u know what so we can u know what in time for u know what so u know what can u know what. unless it u know whats, in which case we u know what by the u know what so we can u know what. any questions? :) :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

wooty hoo :)

dear diary,
yesterday a special package came in the mail from my friend miss debbi and words cannot even express mom and dad's glee at what was inside, or mine either because looky - she sent us a lovely doxie pin, and a card that was addressed to mom and dad but had a super secret howdy message on the outside that I know was just for me.  u know, from one wolf to another. one lucky wolf to another, I should say. especially since that pin she gave us? he is totally holding purpley pink flowers which everybuddy knows is the universal secret stand over there or suffer the stink of purple flowers sign. so when mom wears it and I am by her side, no worries on walkies!

well diary, I have to go so I can ask dad if he can help me write a proper thank u note to miss debbi and then I am going to ask duk duk if he wants to pedal with me 2 the store so we get the gummy worms he owes me back and a frame for our Wolf card so we can hang it in our heat cave.

b :) 

Monday, July 13, 2015

wolf and little wolf

...and this, Hank, is a poopie snake I made just last week. i would say it is a grade A/b on account of the corn specks and eye watering pungent aroma,  but u can see physically that it is a little short on account of the fireworks that night if u know what I mean. oh and if u can, if u want to keep your snakes museum quality like this one,, try to poop inside, or as close to the house as u can. and never ever poop on a walkie.  u might think your mom is doing u a favor by picking them up and bagging them nicely, but nopies, u will never see them again.  now, next on our lessons for little puppies agenda is interacting with girls and for that we will need Cassie and our cootie suits...

Friday, July 10, 2015

front seat driver

well, okay maybe I would need just a few big books to sit on but see mom, I can steer just fine. and duk duk is really good with the brakes and the gas plus dad's car is air conditioned so that way our gummy worms will not melt like they would if we took the pedal car. :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

giant blueberry

the little dachshund sat patiently, trying his best to ignore the racing putter patter of his heart, and the twitchy twitch twitch his curious wet nose.  there was no need to rush, he knew.  soon enough, he delicious giant blueberry would be in his tummy, and that would be the end of that. :)

Monday, July 6, 2015

haffie horn honn hthuh hob hay

uh, hood humbuffee het hmee hown hweethz? 


Friday, July 3, 2015

laundry day

 pheeeew-wee, duk duk, u were right. "and I thought they smelled bad...on the outside!!". hee hee, I wish the next dryer load would hurry up and finish so we can cover our back door and quadruple our stink power. :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

baxter and duk duk's tiny tales for little puppies: pop! (part 1)

the little dachshund could not believe his luck.  there before him it lay, a tiny kernel of unpopped popcorn. the little dachshund had always heard popcorn pop, and he had always smelled popcorn pop, and he had even tasted delicious popped popcorn, but he had never ever actually seen popcorn actually pop. and so the little dachshund patiently waited, waiting for his tiny popcorn kernel to pop...