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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

dancing WITH XENAAAAAA!

Roll up the rugs!

Move out the chairs!

IT is dancing time for REALSIE!!!!

Chicaboom boooom don't' cha just love it? I can't stop my tail and my rump is doing the chachacha!

XENA has a forever home!




That lucky girl got herself a whole lot of permanent petters!

And...smirk, wink, cough cough... another family of lawyers!!!!  Xena, I can't even begin to tell you all the advantages of that!  Trust me I know... I have 4 of those in my family. Five, if you count JD's honorary Juris Doctorate in Law... [DUH that is why he is JD!] Jack Daniels is not his godfather!

And you know that Gracie's daddy is a lawyer as well.  Oh heck, we should all meet up at the bash!
No, we WILL meet up at the bash!

Bichons are the secret support staff every successful lawyer needs. We are the unconditional de-stresser. Unsung heroes of the legal world. You know... without us... there would be a whole lot more stressed out lawyers. Heck, we are essential personnel!

Xena, I bet you are going to be happy.  I know your new family is already loving you. Do a good job of raising those tiny hoomans. The pay off is incredible. Once a hooman loves a Bichon he or she is inoculated for life and our breed, our species [!!!] benefits.  That is why I "allow" belly rubs. That is why I "let them pet me".  That is why I "let them carry me around and love me up!  FOR THE GOOD OF THE BREED AND THE SPECIES!

Yea, I am THAT unselfish.  Meanwhile, I have not been touched in 7 minutes momma.... I am just saying...

And let the music play and the celebration carry on!! Go Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue!! YOU ROCK!

And a one and a two.... dancing my way into a lap....


'vie

Sunday, July 26, 2015

dancing with joy!!!! MacKenzie's goes Homeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

This place is getting to be a regular DISCO  CLUB!!!

[Momma was showing her age- I tried to update her. She is so old that she needs her fingers, her toes, my fingers, my toes, your finger, your toes... etc to count how old she is.]

MacKenzie is a super duper lucky boy. [don't say anything and don't act shocked, but Mac is not a Bichon,  He is a MALTESE! How he ended up at Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue [TBFR]... is a long story, BUT he did! Hey it is called WHITE DOG COTTAGE!!!! White being the operative word! ] And that was Mac's luckiest day evahhhhhh!

I am still waiting for pics from auntie Robin. I promise I will update as soon as I get them.
GOT IT!

Meanwhile, I am doing a helicopter tail, I am shaking my bon bon, I am twirling, I am blitzing!

And to Mac's new family. Folks it was divine intervention that put Mac in your home. I expect you to love him, take care of him and and let him love you. Well actually I also expect you understand that you are now part of our TBFR family.  Go with it. We all have. Squint. In your head feel free to translate it to Tidewater Maltese Family... just belong!

Oh Yea.,.,.., WELCOME to our family!  Mac, make us proud!



'vie

Saturday, July 25, 2015

RECALL: Nature's Variety Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula

Please note that there has been a prior recall on Nature's Variety issued  on February 15, 2013 http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/ucm340075.htm


 RECALL
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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.
 

Nature's Variety Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
888-519-7387
Email: cservice@naturesvariety.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 24, 2015 — ST. Louis, MO — Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of their Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella 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 pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.  Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.  If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has the symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The affected products are limited to the Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Frozen Diets packaged in the following forms:
  • UPC# 769949611431 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
  • UPC# 769949611448 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
  • UPC# 769949611486 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
The “Best By” date is located on the back of the package below the seal. The affected product was distributed through retail stores in the United States and limited distribution in Canada. No other Nature’s Variety products are affected.
No illnesses have been reported to date. Even though no illnesses have been reported, consumers should follow the Simple Handling Tips published on the Nature’s Variety package when disposing of the affected product. 
Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving notification from the FDA that a routine surveillance sample of seven pound Instinct Raw Chicken Bites for dogs tested positive for Salmonella.
Consumers feeding the affected product should discontinue use and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns. Consumers who have purchased one of the above products can obtain a full refund or exchange by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer.
Consumers with additional questions can call our Consumer Relations team at 888-519-7387 from 8 am to 7 pm Central time, 7 days a week during the recall.  Or, consumers can email Nature’s Variety directly via cservice@naturesvariety.com.
Reed Howlett, Chief Executive Officer of Nature’s Variety, stated, “At Nature’s Variety we take quality and safety very seriously. We believe that under all circumstances, health and safety comes first, and we are committed to providing the best possible nutrition for pets.”
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Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.

Friday, July 24, 2015

RECALL: Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats.

Consumer Recall Information

Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella. 

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella contamination. 

The following product is being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella.
Product
Item #
Size
Best Used by Date
UPC
Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats - Chub
21-102
2 lb  (32 oz.) chub
12-05-16
829546211028
105 cases of this product were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the US. 

The following products DID NOT test positive for Salmonella, but are also being voluntarily recalled out of an abundance of caution because they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility on the same day as the product that tested positive.
Product
Item #
Size
Best Used by Date
UPC
Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs - Patties
21-401
3 lb (48 oz.) bag
12-05-16
829546214012
Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs - Chub
21-402
2 lb (32 oz.) chub
12-05-16
829546214029

Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats -Patties
21-508
5 lb (80 oz.) bag
12-05-16
829546215088
These products were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the US 

All products tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers. 

No additional products are affected by this recall. The company has received no reports to date of illness in either people or animals associated with these products. 

Salmonella can cause serious illness or fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Always use proper caution when handling raw foods.
Click here - For the Recall Press Release
Click here - Recall Claim Form for Pet Owners and Instructions
Click here - For FAQs About this Recall and Salmonella


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ella Fitzgerald said it BEST! It is tooooooo DARN hot!

You know how that goes... You don't?  Well, if you have a minute, I will tell you how it goes.

It goes like this...

It is too darn hot, too darn hot.  You need this background music... trust me...

Ehmm what is a "DANG?"   Anyway, I wanted to go to the boardwalk,

BUT walking on the boardwalk right now would result in second degree burns on my tootsie. Seriously. And did I mention that it is HOT HOT HOT?  Like walking into an oven hot!

So, here is how you do the boardwalk in this heat:

1. YOU pack the car.

a. cold water, lots of it.
b. cooler with chilled fruit and chewies.
c. sunscreen.
d. chill mats
e. momma's rice cakes. [She gets positively miniony evil  when she is hungry]

f. And ... yea, give it to the boy,  You pack Cosmo's SPLISH2.  Splish1 is always home. Splishes 3-7 are in the closet waiting in abeyance,


I will ride in my car seat until we get to the boardwalk. Then I want to be upfront so I can enjoy the view and do my thing. I am the ambassador of good will.

If they have a pulse, seeing my face makes them OHH and AHHH. And you know that daddy has to drive slowly  because those are the rules. So, I lend my best "face" to cheer up the wilted tourists.

Wilted is the right word!  They look wilted! It is not my fault! Spent? I don't know, you come up with a better word!







After about 10 minutes of "press" tour, I have to have a sip. And a nosh, and momma, don't take it personally, but it is too hot to have you hold me.,  SO I am going to retire to my own  chilled gel mat seat where I can chillax.  And yea, I love air conditioning!!! CRANK IT UP DADDY!

Now that is how you do the boardwalk in this heat!


'vie

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Recall: Natural Dog Company- TREMENDA STICKS




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.The Natural Dog Company, 12” Tremenda Sticks, 12 oz Bulk Pack

The Natural Dog Company, Inc. Recalls 12" Tremenda Sticks Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
1-888-424-4602
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 20, 2015 – Windsor, CO – The Natural Dog Company, Inc. of Windsor, CO, is recalling its 12oz bags of 12" Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonellacan affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated 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 pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The recalled 12" Tremenda Sticks were distributed to retail stores in CA, CO, FL, IL, MO MT, NC, OH UT and WA.
The recalled product comes in a 12oz bag without a lot number or expiration date with UPC number: 851265004957. Products with new packaging, which includes both a lot number and expiration date but the same UPC are not affected by this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after a Colorado Department of Agriculture inspection of the product revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample taken from a 12oz package of 12" Tremenda Sticks.
Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased 12oz packages of 12" Tremenda Sticks should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-424-4602 – Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm MST.
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Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

HAPPY dancing TIME!!!! GO FROSTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!





Congrats Frosty!!!  
I hear you have a new forever family!

While you are busy getting to know your family, we will be taking care of auntie Crissy.,. Your foster mom is going to be a mess for a while.

She fell in love with you.
And let's face it, you loved her back.

So... with tears in her eyes, and an ache in her heart she is giving you your forever family. I heard she actually insisted on meeting them before anything was even decided. You go, we will take care of auntie Crissy. But you do know that she is forever in your life. She is your godmother and your standby, You know why?  Because love like that can't be erased. You are a lucky boy.



Ehmmm, I have to deal with my bookie.
What were the odds?  
Hey, I am not alone, we all bet that auntie Crissy would flunk fostering!

Mommmmmmmmmma, can you spot me a ten spot?

Never you mind what for, but I need to come up with some dirty paper quickly before JD calls in his enforcer...


Dang it... why is this song playing in my head?




Well,I think I am safe, until and unless I start hearing the Godfather theme...


I got to go earn some scratch....

'vie

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