Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster

When Miss Natalie sent out her June email and we saw that the Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster was one of the choices that we could review, we got really excited!    Miss Natalie said that you had to be one of the first 25 responders and we were☺
You know how much I love my tennis balls!

 I am so psyched!   I can't wait to go outside and give it a whirl!
 Did you read the warning, mom?
Never aim directly at peeps, animals or anything that may be injured or damaged by the ball!
 And here is another warning, Mackie~
 Get your finger off the trigger, mom!  It's for outdoor use ONLY!
So out we go!
 Again, mom!
 Mom says the best part of this blaster is that you don't have to bend over to pick it up.   You just cover the ball with the end of the blaster and it does the work for you☺
Get it, Mackie!
 Give it up, Mackie!

My turn!   You can either load the blaster with the official nerf ball or you can use your own tennis ball.  It works with both!
Want to see us in action~
Thank you so much for letting us review this superfun tennis ball blaster, Miss Natalie!  We are having so much fun☺

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

Monday, June 19, 2017

International Box Day

I'm celebrating International Box day today!

 As luck would have it, Chewy sent me foodables and there couldn't be a more perfect box to climb inside!
You want me to do what, mom?
 You're going to have to offer me TONS of treats to climb inside this box and sit down for awhile!
 She tried her very best and there was no way I was stepping into this box and sitting down sooooooooooooo....................................she did it the lunapic way.
Thanks for all the treats, mom, and I didn't even have to work for them *wink wink*

I have pictures of day two  (the last day) of the barn raising~
The rafters are on~
 And the roof boards are going on~
 Those are Miss Heather's stairs.   It's a 2-piece staircase.   They start at the bottom and go up to a landing, turn and go up to the second floor~

We see you, Jett!  I hope you got a hotdog for lunch!
They're getting there!
 They can climb the stairs and put the ladder away☺
End of the day on Sunday and time for the raising feast~

 Love ya lots♥

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to our dad and to all of the dad's!

Mackie is with me and mom because dad is leading another barn raising with the Northford TimberFramers and this one is in Northford two doors away from where we used to live.
This was Day 1~~

Way to go!  Awesome work, guys!

We love you, dad♥
Your Black and Tan AireKids,
Molly and Mackie

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Silent Saturday

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

Friday, June 16, 2017

Flower Friday

Arty and Jakey - mom and I are so very sorry about sweet Bilbo.   He was one special and very cute pup.   Our hearts go out to both of you and also to your mom and dad.
We are dedicating our Flower Friday to angel Bilbo and angel Dory♥ 

Look what mom found in our yard!  Her eyes didn't find them - her nose did!  Honeysuckle is soooooo fragrant!

We've had superhot weather for a couple of days but thankfully, the temps and humidity have dropped and walkies were much more fun~
 This lamium in bloom is right outside mom's doctor's office.  
 Love the color of these bellflowers!
 This pot of geraniums and pansies are hanging in a tree~
 The smoke trees are in bloom~
 Such colorful cheerful annual flowers~
 Mom never had good luck growing roses.  Maybe it was because she didn't spray them!

 This is the coolest windmill.   It's connected electrically and it turns all the time.
Dad called mom yesterday and told her that Jett is barking like a seal so dad got antibiotics for him.  So now he has kennel cough.   I am still, and hope to remain, kennel cough free.   The vet told mom that because Mackie has been on Doxy, he shouldn't be contagious.  He's visiting us again this weekend.  

Love ya lots♥

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for the cool breezes from the Aire-conditioning unit on my tummy!

Love ya lots♥

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Oh My Dog

My hooman sissy didn't come to visit me this past weekend.   Now I know why!



Would you do that?!   Mom says "NO WAY - not at her age!"

Love ya lots♥

Monday, June 12, 2017

Manuka Honey

Mom has been searching the intermuts a lot lately to see if she can't find something natural that will help Mackie heal faster from this dreaded kennel cough.   Mackie doesn't have that doG-awful hacking cough that is associated with this illness.   It's more of a reverse-sneeze gagging sound that comes out of him.   He's still sneezing and it sends disgusting germs everywhere and the poor boy's mouth and nose are always wet.

She discovered this honey that's native to New Zealand and parts of Australia and it's called manuka honey.

"How can Manuka honey help your dog?
Many dog owners have long known about Manuka honey, applying it to wounds for quicker healing times. Manuka can also be applied to cuts or burns, or to treat any kind of wound or infection.
Manuka can also be used internally for conditions such as kennel cough, by alleviating many of your dog’s symptoms. Depending on your dog’s size, a dose of 1/2 to 1 teaspoon three or four times a day may do the trick. Choose a UMF10+ or more or an MGO™100 (Bronze) or higher.

Manuka can also be used to treat allergies, digestive issues and stomach ulcers. A good maintenance dose for your pooch should be anywhere from 1/2 to 1 teaspoon a day. Again, dosage depends on the size of your dog.
Manuka, as with all honey, contains a high sugar content, so if your dog is diabetic or overweight, it’s best to consult your veterinarian before giving Manuka to your dog. Manuka is not recommended for dogs under a year of age. Manuka may contain bacteria that your puppy isn’t ready to fight off. Adult dogs have no problems with it."

We have a natural food store that's only a mile away from us so mom took a ride down and came back with a jar of it.   It's not cheap but hey, if it works than it's worth it, right?!
It's not runny and messy.  It's soft but firm.
 And Mackie loves it!  Hold still, Mackie - you're blurring the picture!
 So paws and fingers are crossed that it helps Mackie to heal.
Oh and btw, so far, so good for me.   I'm not showing any kennel cough signs and neither is Jett, according to dad.   We are hoping and praying that it stays this way and the sickness doesn't spread any further!  
Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Silent Artsy Sunday

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Only a Matter of Time

Mom took Mackie to the vet yesterday.  He was sneezing and had runny eyes and a wet nose and he felt warmer to the touch than usual.   She didn't shove the thermometer up his hiney, but the vet did.   He was doing that reverse sneeze-type noise and he has respiratory issues.  Mom listened to his breathing Thursday night and didn't like what she was hearing.     He was diagnosed with kennel cough, which dad says he definitely got at the animal hospital when he was neutered.   Yes, he got the up-the-nose vaccine but it obviously didn't work for this strain of kennel cough.   So Mackie is taking Doxy and Benedryl and taking it easy.
Poor Mackie sounds like a little boy with a very bad cold.   

Mom says it's probably only a matter of time before I start coming down with the same symptoms.   I sure hope not.
Love ya lots♥

Friday, June 9, 2017

Flower Friday

We are joining mini-Dory this week for Flower Friday☺
We found clematis growing on mailbox posts~

 And more pretty iris~
 And a loaded rhododendron bush!
 The peonies are coming into bloom~

 This bush was covered with rose-looking blossoms but they don't have any scent.  Such a shame.
 Thanks for coming along with me and mom on our Friday walk!
Love ya lots♥