Friday, November 27, 2015

FFHT Turkey Thief

MARCUS:  Oh, what are those?  They look like turkeys with the feathers still attached.

RUSTY:  They are.  Wild turkeys.  I wonder where Jan took this picture?

CYNDI:  In wild turkey country, obviously.

MERCI:  And that would be where?

MICAH:  Don't they have a state named after them?

BUDDY:  No.  You must be thinking of Tennessee, but they're famous for their Wild Turkey bourbon, not wild turkeys.

PERCY:  And you would know that how?

BUDDY:  I did a web search for wild turkeys.

SAM:  I sure would like to catch those wild turkeys.  There are five.  One for each of us and the cats could split the fifth.  The fifth wild turkey, not a fifth of bourbon.

MARCUS:  Have any of you ever caught a wild turkey before?  Did you eat it all or spit out the feathers?

RUSTY:  None of us have ever gone wild turkey hunting.  That's a good question.  The turkey Jan brought home for Thanksgiving was bald and smelled heavenly in the oven.

MERCI:  I wish we could have had some of it.

MICAH:  Oh, it tasted better than it smelled in the oven.

PERCY:  How do you know that?

MICAH:  I had some.

CYNDI:  Jan gave you some and we didn't get any?  How did you rate?

MICAH:  I didn't "rate".  I helped myself.  It was cooling on the stovetop and ... well, you know how I like to nap there when it's cold and Jan isn't around.

BUDDY:  And you just helped yourself? 

MICAH:  Well, there it was under my nose, so, yes, I helped myself.

SAM:  And you didn't share?

MICAH:  I didn't want to call attention to what I was doing.  So after I ate all that turkey I could handle, I jumped down and napped in the big chair.  It was a great Thanksgiving.


BUDDY:  Evidently when we write one of these monthly Fractured Fryday Hairy Tails posts, we will have to put a disclaimer on it so you will know it's greatly exaggerated.

SAM:  This week we had to use the phrase "after I ate all that turkey".

CYNDI:  Yes, Micah DID eat a good bit of Jan's chicken cooling on the stove recently but she did not buy and roast a turkey for Thanksgiving.  We haven't had a working oven for over a year.

PERCY:  So this time Micah is innocent.  But next post he could very well be guilty!  So don't be fooled.  Strange things do happen around here but this wasn't one of them.

MICAH:  We actually had ham yesterday.  Thank you, Mr. Mark (for whom Marcus was named), for providing the ham and telling Jan she had to share with us.

MERCI:  But the entire post is not a "furry tail".  Jan did take the picture of the wild turkeys. 

Fractured Fryday Hairy Tails blog hop is hosted by Murphy and Stanley, the handsome mini goldendoodles.

It's also time for the weekly Friday Pet Parade blog hop hosted by Rascal and Roscoe.  It is co-hosted by Bionic Basil, Barking From the Bayou and Love is being owned by a husky.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States and we would like to wish everyone a heart overflowing with gratitude. For various reasons, many humans will be alone today, so we pray you will have an extra measure of uplifting peace mixed with contentment.  We have each other, so we won't be alone.

What are you thankful for?  For one thing, we are thankful for you!

Pepi Smart Dog's Thankful Thursday blog hop is most appropriate for today, so we will hop on over as soon as we can get online.

And it's also Thoughtless Thursday hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and co-hosts Love is being owned by a Husky and M.K Clinton.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kanga Boo Boosters

PERCY:  Hey, guys, look what I found on top of Marcus's private dining car.  I think these are for you canines.

BUDDY:  Then what are you doing with them?  You're not a canine.

PERCY:  I'm guarding them so Jan doesn't eat any before she gives you guys some.

SAM:  Okay, here she is ready to pass out treats.  What are these, Percy?

PERCY:  According to the package, they are Boo Boo's Best Boosters, dehydrated raw treats and food toppers for dogs for supplemental or intermittent feeding.  And they're not for human consumption, so Jan had better not eat any of your treats.   

MARCUS:  They smell good.  What are they made from?

PERCY:   They're called KangaBoo, made from  kangaroo, fruits and vegetables.

SAM:  For real, made from kangaroo?

PERCY:  Yes.  The ingredients are wild Australian kangaroo, bison heart, bison fat, organic zucchini, green beans, pumpkin puree, papaya, blueberries, organic virgin coconut oil and Vitamin E. 

MERCI:  Hey, that's quite a list of healthy foods.  No wonder Buddy grabbed one from Jan's fingers so fast he nearly took her fingers with the treat.

SAM:  I think we'd all lick out bowls clean if Jan dropped some of these on our food.

PERCY:  There are no grains, wheat, corn, soy, gluten, artificial ingredients or preservatives.  And they have wild or grass-fed meats raised without hormones or antibiotics.  Do you guys think I could have one?  They sure smell good.

BUDDY:  Hey, where did Jan go with the treats?  I was going to suggest Jan feed us an extra meal today and top it with the KangaBoo.  

MERCI:  Boo Boo's Best sent us a bag of treats and a bag of ... air?  Well, actually, they probably sent Jan the green tote bag.  We don't generally tote anything.  That's why we have Jan.

MARCUS:  They also have Mighty Mussels and Renewing Rabbit flavors, with Glorious Goat and Bountiful Bison coming soon.   We all loved the KangaBoo treats and food topper.  Jan loved that they are healthy for us.

We were provided with a bag of KangaBoos, but we were not compensated for this review. Any opinions expressed are purely our own. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Blue Mini Bars

BUDDY:  That smells yummy.  Are you offering that to me or planning to eat it yourself, Jan?   

PERCY:  It's a dog biscuit, Buddy.  According to the package, that is a natural mini dog biscuit called Blue mini Bars by Blue Buffalo. These are blueberry and yogurt.

SAM:  Are they really made from oatmeal, flaxseed, barley, blueberry, carrots and yogurt - natural ingredients, ingredients Jan doesn't mind giving us in treats?

MARCUS:  Wow, they're oven baked so they're crunchy.  I don't know why Jan got us the mini wafers for smaller mouths.  Do I look like I have a small mouth?

MERCI:  No, but I do.Why isn't my picture included here? Just because I put my face too close to the camera so my picture blurred doesn't mean I should be omitted.

SAM:  What do you care, as long as you get to taste the treats?

MERCI:  Hmm, you do have a point, Sam.  Can I have another mini bar, Jan?

BUDDY:  They do not contain chicken/poultry by-product meals, corn, wheat or soy.  No artificial preservatives, colors or flavors either. 

MARCUS:  The Blue mini Bars also come in Apples & Yogurt, Chicken & Cheddar, and Banana & Yogurt. 

We canines give these treats four paws up. 

We were not compensated for this review. did provide us with a package to taste.  Any opinions expressed are entirely our own.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dog Thief and Cat Burglar

SAM:  Buddy's birthday was Friday and we had a quiet celebration.  Well, it was quiet until Marcus started singing Happy Birthday in that high tenor that sounds more like a soprano yelp he has.

BUDDY:  Saturday morning I got this lovely birthday card from WeBeesSiameezers. Thanks, Pipo and Minko.  And thanks to all who took the time to leave a comment or send an email. 

RUSTY:  Buddy had a good birthday.  Jan had a stressful day.  It was one of those anything that can go wrong did days.   For example ...

MERCI:  So he couldn't steal any more bowls of cat food, Jan blocked Marcus's access to the food bowl with a dishpan blockade on the dryer and a small cooler on the stool.  Because of that blockade, Micah and Percy accidentally bumped into one another and got into a knock-down drag-out, things flying, kitchen heater pilot light snuffing battle.

CYNDI:  Late that afternoon Jan heard strange sounds coming from the kitchen.  Marcus came to sit beside her.  He was licking his mouth.  Jan checked the cat food bowl.  Every crumb was gone and the bowl was damp.

PERCY:  Jan put Marcus in a time out in his crate.  She still can't figure out how he accessed the food blockaded into a corner (against a wall) on the dryer.

MICAH:  After a while she put the dogs outside.  Marcus came inside trying to get Merci or Sam to wrestle, which he isn't supposed to do in the house.  Not that he pays attention.

RUSTY:  Jan yelled, "Marcus, do you want to go back in your crate?"  Marcus stopped dead.  He looked at her, looked at the crate, looked at Jan and walked into his crate.  Wow, déjà vu.  We can remember posting the same event a while back.  Guess Marcus recognizes when Jan has had e-n-o-u-g-h!

MARCUS:  That was not an admission of guilt or wrongdoing.  I had merely decided I wanted to have dinner in my private dining car; however, Jan said she wasn't a waitress and my dinner was later served in the kitchen.

BUDDY:  To give you a Sunday smile, here's a very short video of a cat burglar in action.  Enjoy.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Birthday, Buddy

RUSTY:  I forget, what time are we supposed to get together today?

MARCUS:  In about an hour, I think.  Why don't we ask Buddy?

CYNDI:  We can't ask Buddy.  He has no idea.

MERCI:  Oh, that's right.  But I think we were supposed to gather in the kitchen fifteen minutes ago.

SAM:  Uh-oh, I hope Buddy hasn't wandered into the kitchen and spoiled our surprise.

MICAH:  Let's go!  We want to share the moment with him.

PERCY: I want to share the cake!

CYNDI:  We're glad to have you for a big brother, Buddy.

SAM:  Happy 11th Birthday!

PERCY:  Jan didn't have time to make new graphics so we are re-using the ones from 2011, but since many of you haven't seen them, we will consider them new.

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