Friday, February 24, 2017

You Move Uptown

Micah:  Some of you might remember a recent post called Squatters Rights.  My closing remark was, "Oh, good.  I can't wait to see where we're moving next."  This is where we moved. 


Percy:  No, this is where I moved after Micah stole my soft, warm bed.


Micah:  Actually, this is where we moved.  (The gates on the bed are to keep the dogs off it during the day.)  I am lying in the big sun puddle and Percy is on a pillow with his back to me.

Percy:  Don't try anything.  I have eyes in the back of my head. 


Micah:  I have him rattled.  He's blustering.  He's also lying.  I checked.  He does not have eyes in the back of his head. 


Percy:  Actually, he's right.  It's his scent that gives him away.  I can smell him from a mile away.

Micah:  Percy, you're exaggerating.  Since I moved in, we've never been a mile away from each other.

Percy:  We should be.  I'll stay here and you move uptown.

Micah:  I'm very comfortable here.  You can't be comfortable, though.  Would you like me to move onto the other pillow so you don't have to crane your head over your shoulder?

Percy:  No!  I can keep an eye on you just fine from here.

Micah:  Okay, suit yourself, but I can't wait to see where well be moving next.


We are joining the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal and Rocco, Basil the Bionic Cat, Barking from the Bayou and Owned by a husky.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bring Your Own Meal Dining

Marcus:  Look at this.  Merci is eating in my Private Dining Car. 


Merci:  Hey, I kind of like eating in here.   It's roomy and private.

Marcus:  You're supposed to be eating in the kitchen with Buddy.  I'm the only one allowed to come eat in my PDC.


Merci: Jan put my food bowl in here because I wasn't eating.  She got upset with me and I can't eat when I'm upset.

Marcus:   You're too sensitive.  Jan told you to sit and wait and instead you stood and started eating.

Merci:  You do that all the time.

Marcus:  Yes, but Jan expects that of me.  You're supposed to be the well-behaved dog.


Merci:  I am.  Usually. But sometimes I get a little confused and when Jan says "no" I can't eat, so now when that happens, she puts my bowl in your PDC so I can eat without you guys stealing my food.  If you notice, after the first dining-in experience, I prefer to dine out with my head in.

Marcus:  So it's okay to steal my Private Dining Car but not okay for me to steal your food?

Merci:  Exactly!  I mean, no.  I'm only borrowing it.  I borrow your bed all the time.

Marcus:  Yes, and I've been meaning to speak to you about that.  I don't mind you borrowing my bed, but you've been leaving floofy fur behind.  You have such a thick winter coat, you need a good brushing.


Merci:  Okay, I'll have Jan get right on it, just as soon as I finish breakfast.

Marcus:   I'm really thankful for my Private Dining Car, but I only eat in there on special occasions.  Merci has discovered the joy of savoring a meal in a fine dining room.  I'll have to see if there is any interest in others renting it for the occasional bring-your-own meal dining.

Merci:  I've never heard of a bring-your-own-meal dining concept.

Marcus:  That's because I've just invented it.  I could make millions!

Merci:  Or you could be hauled off in a straight jacket.


We always have much to be thankful for, so we are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian's Home.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Greenies for Oral Health


Merci:  Jan said I look so old and lonely here she wants to cry, but I think I look very floofy and trim for my age.

Buddy:  You're supposed to tell everyone what we are reviewing today, not go fishing for compliments.


Merci:  Right. Today we are reviewing the grain free Greenies treats for a dog's oral health.  They are regular size for dogs 25 - 50 pounds.  I'm under and Marcus is over that weight; however, we all ate them. They are not suitable for dogs under 5 pounds or under 6 months of age.


Marcus:  This is what one looks like. Chewy says the key benefits are --

  •   They're the #1 vet-recommended dental chew.
  •   Complete oral care is important for your dog's total body health and can add years to their lifespan.
  •   Provides a total oral-health solution as it cleans dogs teeth by fighting both plaque and tartar buildup, freshening breath and maintaining healthier teeth and gums.
  •   Highly palatable, low-fat formula with an irresistible taste made from soluble, natural ingredients like chickpeas and potato that break down quickly for safe and easy digestion.
  •   Regular chews for dogs 25-50 pounds.


Buddy:  How do they taste?  We haven't had any complaints.  We each had one before we started this post and that finished the bag. 


 Marcus:  I'm being such a good boy as I wait for mine I deserve at least two.  They're made from -

dried chickpeas, gelatin, glycerin, powdered cellulose, dried potato, water, lecithin, natural poultry flavor, a bunch of minerals and some vitamins.  The whole list is under "Ingredients" on the Chewy Greenies treats page.



Merci:  We've only had four each within about two weeks time so we can't verify the Greenies help with oral health, but we can attest to their appeal to canines.


The product was provided by Chewy for this review.  We were not paid and Chewy is not responsible for the content.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Marcus the Great Swampi


Marcus:  I am Marcus, the Great Swampi.

Cyndi:  I think you mean the Great Swami.

Marcus:  Okay, I am the Great Swami.  I see all.  I know everything.

Cyndi:  Good, then you can tell me what happened to the treat stash I was saving for a cold night.

Marcus:  It was eaten by ... I'm sorry, I can't tell who it was.

Cyndi:  You can't tell because you can't see, or you can't tell because you're the guilty party?

Marcus:  I have a question for you.  If you can answer, I will try again to see who ate your stash.

Cyndi:  Okay.

Marcus:  Why did Jan put roller skates on her rocking chair?

Cyndi:  Because the ice skates were too wobbly?

Marcus:  What ice skates?  I asked about roller skates?  So why?

Cyndi:  I don't believe Jan put roller skates on anything.  She likes her feet on the ground!

Marcus:  Sorry, bad example.  Why did the teenager next door put roller skates on her rocking chair?

Cyndi:  She can't.  They don't have a rocking chair.

Marcus: Okay, why did the teenager next door put roller skates on OUR rocking chair? 

Cyndi:  Oh, that's easy.  Because she wanted to rock and roll.  So who ate my stash?

Taylor:  Hi, Marcus, I see you're dressed like a giraffe again.  Hey, don't go.  I was joking.

Marcus:  You broke my concentration.  I need to go lie down.

Cyndi:  Now I'll never know who ate my treat stash.

Taylor:  Oh, that's easy.  Marcus ate it last night.