Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Oh What A Beautiful Feeling - Review

Happy Thursday Everyone!! :-D

I hope that you all are having a wonderful week!

It's been a really long time since I wrote a review, but a couple of weeks ago, a new friend from Cardinal Pet Care contacted me about taking a look at one of their client's products!

Freckles the Dog Viva La Dog Spa

Viva La Dog Spa is a fantastic company that creates beautiful, aromatic, and genius doggie grooming supplies! If you need it or want it...they have it - from shampoos, to conditioners, spritzes, facial wipes, and even fragrances and emery boards! Their products are plentiful and have beautiful packaging (and I'm a Dude saying that!)!

What makes the company even more special is the fact that they are seriously focused on their facility's carbon footprint! All of their products are manufactured in the US, in a 100% solar powered facility, all of their products' are biodegradable and all of the packaging is recyclable (even in Island nations)! :-D I say "Kudos to you guys!"!!

Freckles the Dog

We were asked to take a look at their Rescue Me - Deep Conditioner, which is a really rich conditioner that works for both pups and humans alike! It was supposedly created for Poodles, Cotton de Tulears, Maltese, Shih Tzus, L’Hasa Apsos, Bichons and Bedlingtons...but any pup who suffers from dry and matted furs will get fantastic use out of it (says the Jack Russell mix)! :-D

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

I tell you, every time I take a look at their stuff, I feel a bit more French! ;-)

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

The conditioner is incredibly thick and has a wonderful scent...I couldn't stop sniffing the stuff!

Freckles the Dog

We had to leave it on for 5 - 8 minutes and then comb/brush out all of the tangles (which was easier to do after using Rescue Me) before rinsing...we're not used to having to wait, but the time went really quickly and before we knew it, it was time to rinse!

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Don't I look spiffy?!

Freckles the Dog

Man, doesn't bathing make you humans exhausted too?! I was super pooped after the whole ordeal! Grrrr...ruff!

And the results?!

Freckles the Dog

Check out that fabulous looking fur!! Insane, ain't it?! I'm one good looking dude now! ;-)

Freckles the Dog

As you can see in this close up - smoother...shinier...tangle free! :-D

All in all, I found that the Rescue Me - Deep Conditioner was a great product that lived up to it's hype! :-D My fur is smoother and has far less tangles since I used it - oh and the very chic scent lasts for quite a while too...mmm, mmm, good! And at $10.49 a tube, the product is totally worth it!

I give their product 2 paws up and I'm definitely going to be checking out Viva La Dog Spa's other products, especially their oatmeal shampoo as I tend to get a lot of hot spots and irritations! Make sure that you take a look at all their products too!!

Thanks for dropping by everyone and have a great day!!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Bloopers

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!! :-D

So last night Domeek and I were conducting a photo-shoot for tomorrow's review and, let's just say, me and my siblings weren't feeling that cooperative! ;-)

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

And...she didn't even get a photo of me (literally) jumping out of the kitchen sink!! Hehehe, needless to say, Domeek was not happy with me...something about dangerously too high! Whatevers!

Have a great Wednesday and make sure to drop by tomorrow for my review!! :-D




Monday, June 24, 2013

Bring Your Dog To Work Day!

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope that you all had a fantabulous weekend!!

Last Friday was "Bring Your Dog To Work Day" and by the look of all my Facebook and Twitter friends' status updates...lots of pups participated!! :-D Did any of you get to go hang out with your peeps at work?

Freckles the Dog
Going to work

We've participated for two years now...and it is sooooo much fun! :-D First we get coffee in the morning, then it's off to the work where I get to sniff, say "Hi" to lots of people, and enjoy a good naps! I personally think that humans complain far too much about "going to work!"...they have it way better than up pups! ;-)

Freckles teh Dog
Come on, Let's go

Freckles the Dog
Time for some paperwork

Freckles the Dog
My desk for the day

Freckles the Dog
Checking email

Freckles the Dog
Hm, nap time

Freckles the Dog
PeeMail time

All in all, a wonderful and busy Friday!! :-D 

If you guys are interested in bringing your pups to work with you, I created a fun recommendation list last year, so make sure to check it out beforehand! 

Freckles the Dog

Have a great day everyone!!

~CPO Goose out (that's Chief Puppy Officer Goose)


Friday, June 21, 2013

Put 'Em...Come On, Put "Em Up!!!

Grrrrr...ruff!!!

Happy Friday Everyone!

As I'm sure you are all aware, today, Blogville is coming together to show encouragement and support to a dear friend Benny - the Frenchie!

And in honor of the pawesome dude, we have decided that today...Friday, June 21st is Fight Like A Frenchie Day!!! (The crowds are going wild!!)

Freckles the Dog

Poor Benny has been diagnosed with that no good, very bad C-Word, which is pretty hefty to financially treat...so, if you have a few extra buckaroos and want to help a frenchie out...check out their Chip-In and see what you can do!

But today is his day, so make sure that you  drop on by and give a shout out to that feisty frenchie!!

We're here for you dude!!!!!

GRRRR...RUFF!!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bland, But Noms!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!

Just a short post, we've got a whole of lot of stuff going on right now at home...so we're (aka I'm) unfortunately having to neglect my online buds! 

My tummy is finally starting to feel almost 100% again, but I've been subjected to the "Bland Food" diet for the past week...take a look though, I'm not really complaining!! ;-)

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

I'm scoring lots of boiled chicken, sweet potatoes/pumpkin, rice, and I even get a little cottage cheese! Where has this diet been all my life?! ;-)

We're now seriously debating going "homemade" with my diet, especially since as a major pain the tush - picky eater, I'm devouring the entire bowl...so we're in the research mode right now, while I continue with my bland adventure!

This afternoon, Domeek came home to find a package for little old me on the doorstep too!!!

It was my fantastic Kong prize from my buds Reilly and Denny over at Cowspotdog!! WooHoo!!

Freckles the Dog

Check out the swag!! :-D I kept the Sweet Potato treats and gave my cousin, Pippi, the meaty treats...cause who doesn't love more noms?!

Freckles the Dog

Thank you Reilly and Denny for, what will be, absolutely delicious nummies!

Just don't mind the expression, I'm just mad that Domeek won't let me have any treats right now! :-P Boo Domeek!

Hope that you all are doing awesomely!! We'll be around at the end of the week too...stay good until then!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Here We Go!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!

Since I can't go to the puppy park until my tummy is all better, come with me on a fun walk instead...

video

Have a great day!! :-D


Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Mischief - Domeek Edition!

Happy Monday Everyone!!

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!

Unfortunately I just learnt about our dear little friend, Foley, crossing the bridge yesterday...she certainly was a wonderful character and will be deeply missed by her entire family! If you haven't done so already, make sure that you stop by and send your love to her peeps and sister! :-(

I have sadly had some tummy issues for the past two days, so have been feeling completely sorry for myself!

Freckles the Dog

Can't you see the despair in my little eyes?! Sniff, Sniff!! :-(

Freckles the Dog

Little Bit tried to make me feel a bit better...I guess there are good aspects to having a sister!

I'm feeling slightly better this afternoon, so let's hope that it continues!! ;-)


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Meanwhile, while I'm practically dying on the sofa, Domeek went off gallivanting around the Bay Area with...wait for it...ANOTHER DOG!!!

Insert Gasp!!

I know, right?! The audacity!! Pft!

Freckles the Dog

Urg, this is the culprit! His name is supposedly, Rodney, and he's like 5 months old...but whatever! No matter who he is and how sweet he is, he still stole my Domeek for two afternoons! [Sticking tongue out]

Freckles the Dog

Domeek came home and kept talking about what a great walker and listener he was...

Freckles the Dog

His Dad had to go out of town, so they needed someone to help out during the day...I'm just glad that his pop is back where he belongs now!

Hm, so there you are...Domeek's Monday Mischief! This better not be a regular occurring thing! :-P

Have a great afternoon and evening everyone!


Friday, June 7, 2013

OMD...June 7th Is A Magical Day!

TGIF Everyone!!! :-D

Well, I was perusing Facebook this morning, when I discovered that today...June 7th...is the happiest day on Earth!! Have you heard the news???

Freckles the Dog

Hecks Yeah!!!

Can you believe it? There's actually a day that is completely and utterly devoted to all things Doughnut!! :-D Que Delicioso!!!

So, now that you are all absolutely starving and salivating over the keyboard, how can you celebrate this fantastic day?!

As most of you know...it's probably not the best idea to shove an entire box of human doughnuts down your throat (whether you are a dog or, come to think of it, a human), but there are a couple of really great pup recipes and ideas on the market!

I was given a pup doughnut from Petco for my last birthday, it was fabulous, and relatively inexpensive at only $4.99 for the entire container!

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

But, if you want a treat that's a little healthier...or one that you actually know what the ingredients are, then I suggest taking a look at Dr. V and Brody's doughnut recipe! :-D

There's only 7 ingredients needed for this fantastic (and beautiful) recipe and I'm pretty sure that you have most of them in your pantries already! Brody gives them 2 GIANT paws up...so how can you say "No"?

Freckles the Dog
Borrowed from Pawcurious Facebook page

I'm going to try and convince Domeek to make me and cousin Pippi some this weekend...better late than never! ;-)

Well, I'm going to relax at Starbucks for a bit and then hit the doggie park...try to stay out of all this crazy heat, especially if you live in California!! 

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Have a great weekend everyone!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Million Plus One Dogs ;-)

"A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk."  ~O.A. Battista

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Well, this morning Domeek and I woke up super duper early, dragged ourselves to the car, and drove up to San Francisco's McLaren Park for the Million Dog March!!

Freckles the Dog

We got there a half an hour before the event started...and there was already a crazy crowd!

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

My registration number was 749, so even though I haven't heard the final count, you can guess how many pups were there this morning!!

I took the opportunity to have a little meet and greet time with my fellow competitors before the "race" actually started!

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Around ten o'clock, the Emcee announced that it was time to get up to the Start line...

Freckles the Dog

but we were so close to the front that it was hard to see how many competitors were behind us! They began to play the Rocky theme song...the cow bell was rung...and we were oooooofffffff!!

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

The course was three miles long and consisted of gravel, cement, grass, steep hills, water, narrow trails, and lots of people and dogs to walk around! ;-)

Freckles the Dog
This was the crowd ahead of us...

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog
...and this was the crowd behind us!!

Not only were there fabulous smells to sniff, but there were also spectacular sights to be seen by the humans (even with the typical San Francisco fog)!

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

Since I'm not the greatest distance walker, Domeek and I were both a little worried that I might not be ecstatic with the terrain and length, but I am happy to state that I paced myself well, and stayed with the group the entire course!

Freckles the Dog
Check out my twin!!!

Freckles the Dog

Freckles the Dog

It was only right before the last two turns that I started to slooooow down...I kept looking at Domeek hoping that she might pick me up, but she told me "Nope, we're almost there...you can do it!" So, I sucked it up and carried on!

Freckles the Dog
Turn One...

Freckles the Dog
Turn Two...

Freckles the Dog
Finish Line!!!!

Thank Dog...I made it!!!!!

One hour to the minute after starting the race, I was practically sprinting to the finish line! ;-)

Freckles the Dog

After a long drink, a couple of treats from vendors, and a quick pee break...Domeek and I took one last photo and then headed over to Peet's for coffee, where I immediately fell asleep and power napped until we arrived back home!

Freckles the Dog

It was an incredibly fun Sunday and, even if we didn't break the Guinness world record, it was still amazing to see all those dogs and their humans, getting along, and out together on a fantastic walk!

Hope that you all had a fabulous day too!!