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Thursday, May 28, 2015

MIA or maybe not.

So,  here I am.
Contrary to rumors, I have not taken a flight to Cuba, nor have I  pulled a Cio Cio San [Madama Butterfly].

In its essence, after 4,594 posts, I needed to step back a bit, I guess.

It was not planned, But it was much needed.

So let me ketch-ups you.  Sit down and have a Cool Hand Cuke martini.

They seem to make momma very smooth.  All the wrinkles in her forehead disappear when one of these is near by.



Renovations continue at our house. Things are changing.


Of course some things are plain weird . Like this... Yea, I am told it's temporary, but heck. I have been using it as a prop, much to my humans' dismay.


I do a wonderful "vestal virgin" imitation, and do the whole behind a brick wall bit. Daddy finds it seriously upsetting and blames momma for my twisted sense of humor. What??? You find immurement macabre? And so it is, but I did not invent it, And...what else are you going to do with a dang brick wall?

Live from the IMPROV.... was my other stick, but they expect jokes when you open with a line like that and this is a tough crowd, a pig that good you don't eat all at once* will not sustain a full set!

And momma already appropriated La Monaca di Monza, so I have very few choices. Oh yuh she also does this great "my husband finally snapped and I have been bricked in" bit which causes daddy to grind his teeth... 

Yes, eventually that "door" will disappear. 
Like I said, reno is a "process".

Twelve ghizzillion times a day I hear momma remind herself that the dust, the noise, the mess and the general feeling of OUT OF CONTROL is only temporary, that it will be worth it, that it will be over. Soon. AHA.  It is her new mantra and it is one of the few ways we can get her to self soothe and calm down...

Speaking of "processes".  The pool is clean!

They sucked, scrubbed, sprinkled, stirred, backwashed, flocked and vitamined C the dang thing.

That all spells "doom".  WE are GOING in...
For sure.


But the news is not all bad. Let me tell you about THE new toy momma has that is worth a mention.

You see that smile?
that is a "smoker is loaded smile"

Yuh. My very own pit mistress,
LOVE IT!

 pork
 pastrami
brisket...
and ribs,,, and chicken, and turkey and duck... etc etc...  the smells from the smoker create such joy that it spills over and I end up loving up  the WENDY.


JD is NOT into smoked anything, He is doing better, but he is JD. Momma's PITA.  I am not allowed to type the word ass.,. so PITA has to make do. Pain in the....

He is the supervisor of all things.... as always...
 I am testing the new cushions and the new chaise.  They are wonderful!
The water is still too cold, right momma????????

Sitting out here is so nice!

Cosmo continues his love affair with Splish....the duck...

Max visited!  And yuh he is still Max!



Oh there have been other changes and I am not even sure they matter, but some thing called Alexa is being added to our life, and momma is talking about joining the Dowi and nonna in Lost Wages.

I have no idea what that means. But when I do I will let you know.

Hey, we have new peoples in the yard... Going to see what is up and bark my head off.

It's my job, dude!!!

'vie

Sunday, May 17, 2015

OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation

Recall -- Firm Press Release










FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.
 

OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
1-844-215-DOGS (3647)

Media:
949-215-1111
E-mail: Olivia@ocrawdog.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 15, 2015 — Ranch Santa Margarita, CA — OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  An organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. 
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.  Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animals have consumed the recalled product and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
This voluntary recall is limited to Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties and 5 lb. Bulk Bags with the lot number 1511 and use by date of 10/8/15.  These products were distributed in Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Colorado and sold to consumers through independent pet specialty retailers.
This recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Nebraska Department of Food and Agriculture which revealed a presumptive positive to Salmonella
OC Raw Dog has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem. 
We will be making several changes to our methods of production in order to further protect the product we so firmly believe in. 
If you are in possession of this recalled product please submit a picture of the package with the lot number toOlivia@ocrawdog.com for verification of product in the marketplace.  Please return the product to the retailer where you purchased for a full refund or replacement product.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-215-DOGS (3647) Monday thru Friday 9am – 5pm PST.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. 
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Random thoughts and opinions on Thoughtless Thursday....

Good news is coming.  A happy dance is in the offing... BUT you know momma. Until it actually happens she is not going to even think about it.

JD thinks momma is superstitious.  I don't think she is SUPERstitious. I just think she is normal stitious,   I mean it's not as if she is scared of black cats or something like that. That is some silliness that certain hoomans cling to because their last two functioning brain cells are only able to cling to simple simple color coding concepts. STOOOPID.

And while talking about STOOPID... The moron who posted on FB that she "pierced" her cat's ears...
Lady, you went beyond STOOPID into animal cruelty.  You should never be allowed to have pets or children. Clearly your issues need to be worked out else where... like in a psychiatrist's office. If I had thumbs... I would pierce her!

So, wee have been watching momma stirring up the pool. OK, if truth be told, we have been watching Cosmo watch the momma. As the alchemy of the pool prep takes place, Cosmo grows a bit "worried". Hahahahaha.  Ok. I will stop.

Wait- I have to be honest here. I was worried as well until I overheard that we are going to be visiting Mr Myke. Grooming and pool do not mix. As long as I can delay that pool being open...grooming will trump pool. Some of us NEED to be groomed....hi JD. You know JD... lately we have been calling him "Poodle Paws". That post op mishap gives the boy reason to blush. But hey, who can see that blush underneath that wild white overgrowth??? He does look like a messy unmade bed.

Max is coming over for a visit. He is due for a Mr Myke day as well. Chuckle.  Mr Myke, are you ready for the 5 Bichons family?  Better start lifting weights or something. Should I bring you a protein bar for endurance? Mr Myke is our groomer.  He is the best. When we come out of there we look ready for a photo shoot. Better hide her camera card...

Until grooming day, momma, stop calling me "Scruffy".

I am not in love with THAT name,  
My name is Silvie.

And don't expect me to hop to you. I am pouting.
I am mad at you.

It is NOT funny.
I AM mad at you.


Can I point out that you are looking a bit faded?  Perhaps you should be worried about getting Miss Lolly to unsparkle your temples momma. Know what I mean?   You kind of look like you have given up.

Trust me, I have to be cruel to refocus her.  
Otherwise...
She will be obsessing over us...

And in case you are wondering. JD sees "everything" and he is back on duty!



That's it momma. You are boring me with all this talk about wash, cut blow, dry.

I will be in my apartment, the private one, behind the green chair in your office.

Don't bother me.


'vie
[yes, that means no vacuum!!!]






Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WARNING ----- DYNAMIC PET PRODUCTS REAL HAM BONE SOLD AT WALMART IS UNSAFE

 Real Ham Bone made by Dynamic Pet Products is DANGEROUS

According to the FDA, bones are generally unsafe for dogs and should not be given as treats.






DO NOT BUY IT
DO NOT GIVE IT TO YOUR PET


WALMART CONTINUES TO SELL IT - BE SMARTER. SHOP ELSEWHERE
TEACH THEM THAT SAFETY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN GREED
BE A SMART CONSUMER, TEACH THEM TO BE AWARE AND RESPONSIVE BY PRACTICING INFORMED CHOICES.


WAKE UP WALMART-

ANIMAL BLOGGERS PLEASE JOIN US IN SPREADING THE WORD.


https://www.change.org/p/dynamic-pet-products-take-your-real-ham-bone-off-the-market


http://www.bbb.org/stlouis/news-events/bbb-warnings/2015/04/bbb-alert-on-dynamic-pet-products-real-ham-bones/

IF YOU HAVE GIVEN THIS PRODUCT TO YOUR PET AND YOUR PET HAS GOTTEN SICK OR DIED, REPORT YOUR PROBLEMS HERE:

https://www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov/fpsr/WorkflowLoginIO.aspx?metinstance=8B76DA8FD63E7E5894D960003CE87FB3F8560F6C





Monday, May 4, 2015

Mold Contamination In Some Freshpet SKUs Introduces Product Recall Risk

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3109866-mold-contamination-in-some-freshpet-skus-introduces-product-recall-risk


FreshPetmold1


Do you feed FRESH PET Products? We could not publish any more nasty pics because momma got past queasy and into barfy, really fast....


ARe you aware of this?


HOME COOK!!! It is safer, better, and more delicious.



'vie



What's your car riding style?

Nothing and nobody stands between The Wendy and her car seat. NOTHING. NO ONE. She evicts you. Seriously.


I am the cool Gurl, waiting for my "spot"

Cosmo man... rides with a Splish Duckworth in his mouth. He is into the ride, but hates the stops.

I gots the best seat in the house. Live upholstery. Momma is soft.

Seriously soft. And my harness clips to her seat belt. We are buddies for life.



Daddyyyyyy, JDDDDDDD Come on boys!  We are waiting for you!  Let's roll!


'vie

Friday, May 1, 2015

Cosmo speaks

Hello everyone,

The little tiara wearing tyrant girl finally relented and gave me a shot at a guest post.
Maybe, I am finally getting  through to her. I am not going anywhere, this is my home too!

You know, auntie Robin came by with auntie Lisa. Guess what?  I knew I was home and they were not here to pick me up. I watched them leave. WITHOUT ME!.  Know why?  'Cause I am HOMEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

I did happy loops and zoomies all over the house.
I have been here a short time. Some still treat me like I am a guest who is overstaying his visit. Some ignore me, some just don't know what to do with me. It's OK.

The momma seems to be all bout my being happy and I am all about getting fully bonded to her.
Aside from the facts that she controls the cold box, the hot box, and all the dishes that get filled and served, she is really nice and cuddles very well. And yes, sometimes that Silvie girl does not let me near the momma, but I am OK.  I am getting my fair share.

Much discussion has been had about why I was named Cosmo. http://www.silvieon4.com/2015/03/cosmo-what-were-they-thinking-of.html 
Never thought I would have to explain it. I mean, It's obvious no?



cosmo-


combining form 
1.
indicating the world or universe: cosmology, cosmonaut, cosmography
Word Origin
from Greek: cosmos
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

What do you see when you look into my eyes? You should see that the universe is in order as it should be. I am a representation of that whole, of the parts working as a whole.,.  in short, I am where I belong. I am your world.

Look, if you need more reasons to  fall in love with me, I am going to make you a list:

I am cute, heck based on looks alone... I am a BICHONnaire . Look at my fabulous tail!
I am smart, I am cuddly, I kiss, I bark and I fan my tail like it is on auto pilot.
I have figured out the lay of the land and have told yellow cat that I am here to deal with him.
I have also figured out my boundaries. JD's observation post is ALL HIS. Got it.
Nobody messes with Mr Kaboing or the Silvieon4 gets really mad.  Got that.
The Wendy will sniff you when she wants to not when you want her to.  Got that.
And guys I have mastered the art of the pleading eye beg, Have you seen me work the momma?

Yes, it's true I have horrible anxiety about being in a car NOT in the front seat, but I am working on that.

And yes... I am working on my food issues. I apologize for stealing treats. I AM WORKING ON THAT!!  Honest, it's stronger than me,.. I think it's the turkey jerky... you do things that you would not normally do!  Forgive me.

Anyway, I like it here, a lot.

Now about this pool business.... REALLY? I am mean.... REALLY REALLY????????? And then this morning... that little one drops another "bomb".  She said... and I quote: "The pool is easy, momma likes to poach herself in the hot tub, and you follow her everywhere, I am dying to see you poach!"

????????????????????????????????????? Poach?  AS IN SIMMER IN A WATER BATH???

HOT tub???? She said it is a Fall thing mostly. Oh boy... I got to figure out this stuff,  I mean they are OK, I am going to be OK,,,, Right?????

Should I ask for help?
Cosmo

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