Common Dog Myths

Is it scary that I thought all of these were real at one point? Did any of you still think any of them were? I know there is a hint of truth to some of these but for the most part they are incorrecto!

BVcnz3DCAAACRRdYou might have seen this pic on our twitter. Click below to see what the myths are….

ZOMBIESS!!! A thanks for Pet-N-Style

Hi all! Sorry for not writing or being on the blogosphere for a while, our internet took a vacation last Wednesday, and it finally came back from it today!

I wanted to start out saying a BIG thank you to Pet-N-Style who graciously send us some products for Kirby and Poe. As well as the wonderful letter! They state in it that ” We at Pet-N-Style are offering these items as free samples to you as a potential customer to do with as you wish. We require absolutely nothing in return for these items…”

Though I really wanted to write something about these guys. They are so great. First off they are family operated and run. I really do like supporting companies like this whenever we can. What really made us smile was that they are a proud member of the ASPCA, and assist local animal rescues using their media outlets and connections. I think that is such an admirable quality for any company to give back to the community, and to do with animals who need it, well that just touches my heart.

Anyways, I wanted to show you guys some of the goodies they got . Including some that may help in the future to help in any zombie mishaps!!! XD

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It’s a Star Wars collar and leash. Its so cute and so Poe’s style, thank you so much Pet-N-Style.

See all the other stuff we got in our video, as i wanted to give a little thank you again. What do you guys think? Plus we are giving stuff away if interested, watch!

Because all my animals are boys, I decided we wanted to give the adorable little heart collar and heart-key charm to one or two of our lovely little bloggy followers. So if you would like me to send you it, please comment on this post below, and tell me which one you want, and we’ll ship it to you right away…..just because we appreciate everyone who reads our blog, and would really love to share the love Pet-N-Style gave us!

And my ahem….our most favorite is a necessity Poe and Kirby will need for any future Zombies…..just so they are warned!

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Oh yea and here’s Pet-N-Style’s tweet tweet! https://twitter.com/PetNStyle

NOT so Wordless wednesday- Poe and the intruder!

We missed mischief monday again! How could we, and this time there was lots of mischief to write about. So I guess better late then never. I got the privilege of puppy-sitting one of Kirby’s best buddies Rocco. I know you guys got to see him in a post about a month ago, but man has he grown! He is developing quite the personality as well,which works perfectly for Kirby’s rambunctious self. I took lots of pictures to share with you guys, and uploaded a video about it for those who want to see him in action.
Rocco although cute and playful like Kirby, is quite different than any dog I have ever owned – and no its not just the random snorting he gives every couple seconds, but it has helped put him up there! (Caught a bit on video- see below)

Kirby for example likes to show off his skills by ducking and running under Rocco to show off just how much faster he is, than poor Rocco could ever be, and Rocco simply uses his weight (as its all he has in his defense) to try and pin Kirby for a good play-fight. Rocco is very much a puppy and though he’s learning doesn’t have all the social manners Kirby is used to, that added to him weighing a good solid 15+ pounds already, I had to be sure to supervise that Rocco’s play tactics didn’t accidentally squish the poor little Kirbster XD.

Because he has never met Poe before (our family dog) who has a bit of anti-social behavior due to his past, I had to be on top of my game when introducing the little squirt to him and “his territory”. So I used some of the tips I have mentioned before in my videos. Poe as I suspected wasn’t in for being buddies (unlike Kirby) as when Rocco tried to play with him, Poe would give a little don’t-bug-me growl and walk away. Other then that though they co-existed fine, and Poe was quite content looking a the two bozos
– immature pups (trust me he was thinking it) play and scurry around, not very interesting for a 8 year old boy who would rather lounge with us humans, then have to intermingle with these two rambunctious pups, as they ran and played…and ran and played circles around him.

I did get one shot though of the three of them snuggling together, or should I say Poe lying down and these two snuggling up to him,and him being to lazy to move. Never-the-less it was quite adorable!

Here’s the video, pictures are below it.

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I also wanted to thank Trompie (one of our very first blogging buddies) on this fabulous award and want to pass it along.

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The following ā€œrulesā€ go with the award

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2.Ā Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as Ā a friend, and spread the love

Here’s our 10 picks! In no particular order…

http://mygbgvlife.com/ -EMMA

http://nylabluesmum.wordpress.com/ -Nyla-blue

http://easyweimaraner.wordpress.com/ -Easy

http://www.animalsed.com/ -Faris & Bueller

http://www.molliesdogtreats.co.uk/ – Mollie & Alfie

http://www.mypawsitivelypets.com/ – Ann

http://www.terriertorrent.com/ – Gizmo

http://mostphotogenicdog.com/ -Gracie and Henri

http://www.speedyhousebunny.com/ -Speedy

http://bestpupintheworld.blogspot.ca/ – Max

I wish I could pick more,but this is far from my last award nomination :D! I picked you guys because you have either been there for us since the beginning or have been a great supporter of us, and I hope I have been equal to that to you. You are all part of my blog-family šŸ™‚

Wordless Wednesday A tip on how dogs think

I’m trying not to put up my videos as much as this is a blog! But nothing much went on this week, let me know if you guys knew or read this before?. Poe is in it at the end!

Kirby has this thing where he likes to hibernate. He goes under the blankets to sleep.

Kirby has this thing where he likes to hibernate. He goes under the blankets to sleep.

All about our new viral mischief

So this post is the post you have all (hopefully ) been waiting for. Puppies? you say….Of course. Playing? you say………what would this be without it!

Kirby got the privilege of meeting not one itty-bittyĀ  puppy, but two! And not only that but he helped teach anyone who wants to know my methods of introducing a dog (sometimes territorialĀ  one) – Kirby and a new puppy. We had sooo much fun with these guys and each one is unique we had to break it up into 2 parts. Their doggy parent’s have not had a dog in a long long time, so I will be trying my best, at helping them along the way of this new exciting time. But enough talk let’s get to the videos. What puppy pulled at your heart-strings the most, comment down below! And if you guys could tweet a video or two Kirby tells me we will be forever in your flavor (he meant favor) enjoy!!!!

We are really trying to break out into this youtube world but instead of your average makeup and beauty stuff (which is nice too ) why not dogs! There doesn’t seem to be any floating around the youtube world, and they are so important to so many people! So any Ā  SUBSCRIBEĀ  would be sooo appreciated guys! As I did make the youtube mostly as a secondary to my blog and won’t be putting up all my youtube videos on the blog.

Kirby- “My ma worked really hard on these so please watch them guys and tell us what you think, they are for you after all,,,,, I donno why she took the time to do this, it made me miss out on play time you know!”

Also the thrill of social media I also met another girl who is just as obsessed with her dog as me (except she might know a bit more)

She has a video that links to this in telling you more the right way to socialize your dog. (that was the purpose of my videos too, but got a little side tracked with puppy cuteness!) Anyways here’s her video on it

And here is Faris’s blog if anyone wants to say hi!

http://www.animalsed.com/

We aregoing to be doing some fun giveaways so cross your paws and hold your breath! (now exhale!)

Mischeif Monday-Bath and Thanks!

So, decided to do a video instead of a post for today. You can see Kirby really transforming into a completely different dog/chihuahua/rat? lol, you decide. Also just a quick word to everyone to all my followers and the blog community in general šŸ™‚

Signing off for now Kirby & Leah! Have a good day everyone!

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Kirby is always THERE! and spoiled?

So I have now happily and yes sometimes exhaustingly, have had my little Kirby for over 10 months now. What I have learned about this little guy in particular is his breed/breeds even with all the socialization, attention, and self-confidenceā˜® in the world he is still a clinger, just is. I read before Maltese can have a tendency to bond ESPECIALLY to one owner, although still love everyone else in the household. That is exactly what Kirby has done. I fold clothes from the dryer, look behind me, THERE. I am in the bathroom about to take a shower, but turn around, THERE! I walk outside to help my mom bring in the groceries (forgetting to close the front door) turn around, THERE! And finally I wake up slowly, facing the ceiling when THERE! Right in my face.Ā  You get the point.

Now to be fair, there is times when I would like maybe a little privacy, just a tad in certain situations, and I can definitely understand people now who couldn’t stand such a co-dependentā˜® dog. But for the most part, for myself he is perfect and it is perfect, even if he is THERE at the most UN-opportuneā˜® moment, sometimes. This I believe whether it be my fault or just the fate of his breed he is shall I say a bit spoiled in personality….Oh he’s friendly and loves everyone once he gets to know you, but he also thinks everything of Poe should be his. Now Poe (bless his heart!) is very patient and understanding for a dog his age (8 next month) who’s used to being a only dog, for quite a while. We all try to let Poe know he is still the number one dog, in the house, and he still comes first being the eldest, and I think Poe gets the memo but Kirby on the other hand …not so much. Poe has a toy, Kirby has a toy = Poe having a toy, Kirby dropping his toy and proceeding to stare or bark at Poe to give him the toy. Does this ever work? No. Does he keep doing it?! Yes! XD. I compiled a video below to show you exactly what I mean on this subject.

Now I know after watching this there is going to be a lot of , “poor Poe!” BUT I assure youĀ  Poe and Kirby for the rest of the time are really the best of buds. They play together (as you have seen in previous posts) eat together, patrol the backyard together. When one of them goes for a walk without the other, it jumping and tail wags when they finally return. Poe, compared to Kirby is not the most sociable dog, as he has always been wary of people, and other dogs, so it makes me happy to see he has a friend (though who can be quite the pest) also let’s him know the good side of life šŸ™‚

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Fun and grooming- yes those words do belong together VIDEO VLOG

So today is the much anticipatedā˜® grooming day!!!!!!! And what does that mean, not much but pulling out the old groomer kit and giving it a whirlā˜®. I in no way think I am a pro at this, but I intend to make it a continuous learning experience,Ā  lucky for me my customer can’t complain. It is still freezingĀ  winter outside so we decided to turn our family room coffee table into the groomer room, equippedā˜® with a table cloth and plastic sheet!If you can spare a minute Please watch the video, as it was quite cute to make and you can see some of Kirby’s true little characteristics come out (running to the sofa as soon as he had theĀ  chance! lol)

The after math

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And here are the before and afters!!! >I can’t help but feel this what Kirby having a pup might look like….

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