Friday, February 20, 2015

Love All Pets on #LoveYourPetDay

Not only is it #FrenchieFriday today, but it is also #LoveYourPetDay!  Let’s not kid ourselves, every day should be love your pet day – but today is a day to show some extra special love to all of your fuzzy family members!
There are so many blogs and postings out there about how to love your pet today, but I wanted to call attention to some pets that don’t get to celebrate today.  These pets are cared for by the awesome rescue organizations, but they still deserve to be loved today and every day! Please read my suggestions below on how you can help, and then scroll down to a few organizations that I wanted to highlight on this #LoveYourPetDay!
Here are some ways to help:

1.  Bring attention to the cause:  tweet, share, and post all that you can about these groups and the fuzzy friends that need a forever home.

2.  Don’t buy or adopt a pet on a whim:  sure, a puppy or kitten as a Christmas gift sounds perfect, but please make sure that your home is ready to accept and care for your new baby forever.  Also, do your research to make sure that the breed (or breed mix) is right for your home and lifestyle; the easiest way to do this is to schedule a consultation with a local veterinarian.  Imagine being taken away from your mother and siblings, placed in a home with humans that are supposed to love and care for you, and then abandoned and destined to repeat the process over and over again.  It is just not fair to everyone involved – please think before you bring us home!

3.  Donate:  donate money.  donate time.  donate supplies.  Donate whatever you can to make sure that these animals feel loved even if they haven’t yet found their forever home.

4. Don’t keep a pet in an abusive, stressful, or unloving situation:  this aligns with #2 above.  If you have brought a pet home and have found that it is more than you can handle (perhaps due to excessive health needs, or the wrong breed for your lifestyle) please be responsible and find a safe and loving environment that you can transition your pet to.  No animal deserves to live its short life in an abusive or unloving environment.

To get you started, please take a minute to visit these great organizations.  If you have one that you would like to add, please leave your information in the comments or Tweet me @DaisyFrenchie.  Don’t forget to love your pet today!

Pug Rescue Network (Pugs are awesome!  I should know, I live with one!)

Petsmart Charities

Petco Foundation


Please note I have not been paid or otherwise received any compensation for this post.  These are purely my canine opinions and observations!

You Might Be a Frenchie If...

Happy #FrenchieFriday everyone!  To celebrate my most favorite day of the week, I put together a list to help you determine whether or not you are in fact a Frenchie.   If you can check off one or more of these, you very well might be a Frenchie:
1.  Humans often mistake you for a pig.

2.  You are constantly surrounded by the smell of an egg fart.  I mean sulfur, surrounded by the smell of sulfur.

3.  Your humans had to you an extra wide food bowl so that your head wouldn’t get stuck while you ate.  Not that I would know anything about this.  Moving right along….

4.  If you spin around on your butt too fast you tip over.

5.  If you spend too long pooping and the wind blows too hard you tip over.  This totally happened to a friend, not to me.

6.  If you are running really fast on the tile and try to stop, your brakes fail and you roll (slide) into the wall.  Or tip over.  Enough with the tipping over already!

7.  Anytime is food time.

8.  Same as #7.

9.  Your snoring keeps your humans up at night.  Not that you would know because you’re sleeping, of course.

10.  Your selfies look something like this

Know of some more ways to tell whether you might be a Frenchie?  Leave a comment or send me a Tweet @DaisyFrenchie

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cooking With Daisy ~ Frozen Apple Treats

Welcome to “Cooking with Daisy”, where  I will post a review of various dog-friendly recipes from around the web (and some of my own, as well).  This week I am reviewing a recipe from Irresistible Pets called “Frozen Apple Treats” (please make sure to click on the link for the recipe and to show them some love)!
First, I had to cut the apples.  Pups – make sure you have a human to help you with any steps that involve knives, fire, or otherwise require opposable thumbs.  My human cored and cut the apples.

Next, I added all of the ingredients into the blender.

After that, I poured the mixture into an ice cube tray and put the tray into the freezer.  (Not pictured:  me licking the ice cube tray to sneak a taste).

Then I waited.  And waited.  And waited.  And finally I just couldn’t take it any longer, so my human took the delicous frozen apple treats out of the freezer and….. THEY WERE DELICIOUS!!!  Of course I had to take a nice long whiff of the yogurty-apple goodness first!

Have a recipe that you want me to review?  Tweet it to me @DaisyFrenchie
This recipe gets two paws up and I will definitely be making this recipe again.  In fact, I might make it tomorrow since I will finish all of the treats tonight while my human sleeps.  Just kidding.  Sort of.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Product Review: Milkbone Brushing Chews

Since February is #PetDentalHealthMonth, I thought it would be a great idea to start my blog with a review of the Milkbone Brushing Chews.  Pet dental health is SUPER important, which is why it is awesome to find a product that is both beneficial AND tasty.
The packaging for the Milkbone Brushing Chews are great.  The chews are packaged in a re-sealable bag inside a beautiful, red box – perfect for keeping my chews nice and fresh!  The best part of the packaging?  That I can smell the delicious chews right through the box!  I just can’t resist….let me take a quick sniff before we move on….

 Next, the texture.  The texture was perfect for cleaning my teeth.  The more I chewed, the cleaner my teeth got!

As you can see our review started poolside, but once I got a taste of that delicious Milkbone Brushing Chew, I had to run to the most comfortable spot I could find to savor the moment.  I definitely give this product two paws way, way up:  health teeth and a tasty snack, who could ask for more?