Sunday, June 30, 2013


JD dreams of past glorious moments. He "woofs" and "ahhms" in his sleep.

Silvieon4 sleeps and  her dreams are more action packed

Her dreams involve toys, play,  and sometimes...


The Wendy dreams in momma's arms. And she snuggles because her dreams have all come true.


Saturday, June 29, 2013


6:48 pm SAT 6/29/13

Maryland Bichon Frise Rescue
June 28, 2013
One of our Rescue Dogs is Missing!
BisheeLate yesterday afternoon, one of our rescue dogs ran away from the Unleashed by Petco in the Hunter Woods Shopping Center in Reston Virginia.

She was last seen by a neighbor Friday afternoon at Hunter Woods Elementary School (2401 Colts Neck Road, Reston Virginia) running in the woods. We need as many volunteers to help us look for her as possible.

She had surgery this week and was spayed- and we are very worried that she will get an infection, so time is of the essence!

She is very scared and skittish- if she is seen, it is best to give us a call at 703-401-9551.

We also need help putting up flyers- if anyone could hand some out at the Reston Farmer's Market tomorrow (Saturday morning) at Lake Anne, that would be very helpful.

Please contact Sandy for a copy of the flyer.
Thank you in advance for your help- if you live around Reston, please forward this to any neighborhood mailing lists or groups, or forward to your friends or neighbors.

We are very worried about her health! So any effort would be appreciated! 

Sandy Morris
Maryland Bichon Frise Rescue


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hey Dowiiiiii someone stole your name. This is from Cute What’s the Story Dori? JUNE 26, 2013 by PYRIT

What’s the Story Dori?

What’s the long and short of it?
What’s the buzz (cut)? 

“Doriana got her summer trim this morning and thinks she deserves cookies for being good and cute! (This is the same Doriana from the Finding Dori pic I sent earlier this year – just without all the hair)” -Teresa
Hey Dowiii, someone stole your name. Now you know what it feels like.Rolling my eyes. ... momma stole my name... I think this Dori is very cute. Maybe you should write to her and invite her to come and spend a weekend with us. Us. Not you alone. After all, you do want her to know you have your very own family. (I don't want anyone laying claim to my Dori! She can be really lovable...except when she talks diet...) And it's so strange that this Dori shares even your middle name! But Dori, you are the only one who counts to me. Xoxoxo 'Vie

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Go Peanut!

Wordless Wednesday: "the Phumph"

"Phumph" is the low grown whine, moan that tells the hoomans that you are out of patience and unhappy.
This is Wordless Wednesday not necessarily SILENT Wednesday.

So... here it goes. JD "phumphs" when his meal is even two seconds late.  Late is a subjective call. You understand that.  If the kitchen smells good, then his meal must be LATE. PHUMPH!

I phumph when I feel ignored. Really, I am overflowing with cuteness.  I out-Disney Disney and you dare to walk by me without so much as a coo, kiss, belly rub??? PHUMPH!

The Wendy. ANY stranger anywhere near the house is enough to cause Ms Wendy to PHUMPH!  Who cares if they happen to be doing yard work for momma. They need to be gone! PHUMPH!

What makes you PHUMPH!?


Tuesday, June 25, 2013



Notice from :

Dear Abady Users,

After so many years of making frozen foods we have to give you the bad news that we have
voluntarily recalled two of our limited specialty products:
1. Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food 3 lbs
2. Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large & Giant Breed 31bs.

The decision was made due to a positive salmonella test by the FDA. At this time we are removing
the products from the market place.

Our first priority is to produce foods with great care and keeping in mind the safety of pets and their
owners. We have many safety measures in place, and continually search for the best technologies and
procedures to ensure product safety.

When handling these raw frozen pet foods please make sure to wash hands thoroughly after handling
the product

Please contact us at 845-473-1900 or 877-99ABADY with any question that you have.

Thank You
The Robert Abady Dog And Cat Food Company

What a super idea!!!!

Momma, can I have one?


I have no idea what "sure honey chase one down" means...


Sunday, June 23, 2013

How to travel to Knott's Island

 First you find a lap.
A very good, comfy lap.
Then you get a belly rub and you nosh on a cracker.

Then you borrow a neck pillow and momma's hat.  You put the neck pillow under your head on momma's lap and the hat covers your face from the sun.  Make sure the a/c vent hits you on a slant.  You want cool not frozen. Then you nap. And you wake up all fresh and wunnerful.

By the way, are there knots in Knot's Island?


Saturday, June 22, 2013


NOTICE OF VIOLATION   drone camera 1 and 2

Silvieon4 Bichon Frise`
Queendom of Silvieon4                                     FIRST NOTICE
Chesapeake VA

Location: deck
as evidenced BELOW:




Adam, Dowi, Gloria Allred, Theodore B. Olson, Tom Goldstein ,
Maureen E. Mahoney, ACLU, Freedom Foundation, FIRE, Brendan V. Sullivan Jr. ... anyone???? Everyone, HELP!
Hoomangone it! Big Brother WAS watching...

Friday, June 21, 2013

How to survive PACKING





They will get it done.



Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fluffy Furries at the pet store

I get it, the fluffy furries are NOT for eating.

They are for chasing, right?

Can we get one or two?  PLEEEEEEEASSSSEEE

Frumpt. Is no the only word you know momma?


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

Jason Taylor
(513) 622-1111
Natura Pet Products Dog Food Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 18, 2013 - Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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 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.
These products were packaged in a single production facility. During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product. In an abundance of caution, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.
The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States and Canada. No canned wet food is affected by this announcement.
The affected products are:

Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats
All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014</b>

EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats
All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats
All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Healthwise dry dog and cat foods
All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Karma dry dog foods
All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats
All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.
For further information or a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).

About Natura Pet Products

Natura Pet Products is recognized as a trusted name behind natural and holistic pet foods and treats. Founded more than 20 years ago by John and Ann Rademakers and Peter Atkins, Natura is dedicated to providing the best natural nutrition. Natura is committed to making premium pet foods and treats based on nutritional science and high-quality ingredients, combined with trusted manufacturing processes, for complete pet health. Lines include: Innova®, California Natural®, EVO®, HealthWise®, Mother Nature® and Karma®. To learn more about Natura Pet Products visit


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From the Orange County Register Natura Pet Products Class Action Settlement Of Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature & Karma Dog or Cat Food Product Class Action Lawsuit

Natura pet food buyers can claim $200

Lawsuit settlement entitles people who bought the pet food between 2005 and 2011 to make a claim

A federal court judge has preliminarily approved a $2.15 million settlement to a class action lawsuit against Natura Pet Products that alleges the manufacturer misrepresented the quality of its pet food.
Natura has admitted no wrongdoing in the case but considers a settlement desirable because it "will bring to an end the expense and burdens associated with continued litigation," according to court documents. Natura officials could not be immediately reached for comment.
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Class-action members include all U.S. residents who purchased any Natura product between March 20, 2005, and July 8, 2011. These products include Innova, Evo, California Natural, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma dog and cat food.
The lawsuit, filed in March 2009, alleges Natura's website and labeling contain "a large number of misleading and false statements relating primarily to assertions concerning the human-grade quality of its food." The plaintiff alleged that these statements included such claims as "We only use ingredients you'd eat yourself," "All of our human grade dog and cat foods are carefully cooked and tested..." and "Natura's products use only human grade ingredients."
As part of the settlement, which U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel preliminarily approved earlier this month, Natura would stop promoting its pet food products as human grade, human quality or as something that "you would eat yourself."
Natura also would establish a $2.15 million settlement fund. The settlement fund will be used to make payments to class members, as well as cover attorneys' fees, costs and expenses.
Class members include all U.S. residents who purchased any Natura product between March 20, 2005, and July 8, 2011. These products include Innova, Evo, California Natural, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma dog and cat food.
Members may be eligible for a payment of up to $200. To be eligible for a payment, class members must submit a claim form, available at, by Jan. 8, 2012.
A final fairness hearing is set for Feb. 17, 2012, at the District Court for the Northern District of California. At that time, the court will determine whether to grant final approval of the settlement.
Contact the writer: 714-796-2310 or

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Natura Pet Products Class Action Settlement Of Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature & Karma Dog or Cat Food Product Class Action Lawsuit

JULY 15, 2011
If you purchased Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature, or Karma dog or cat food products, you could get a payment from a class action settlement.
A federal judge has entered an order for preliminary approval of a class action settlement of a class action lawsuit against Natura Pet Products, Inc. (“Natura Pet Products” or “Natura” or “Defendant”) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (captioned Judy Ko v. Natura Pet Prodcuts, Inc., Civil Action Case No. C 09-02619 JF), alleging, among other things, that Natura violated California’s Business and Professions Code when advertising their dog and cat food products and allegedly made false and misleading statements about the human grade quality of its food in its advertisements, promotional materials and labeling.
For purposes of the Natura Pet Products settlement, Judge Fogel certified a class of persons defined as follows:
All persons residing in the United States who purchased any Natura Product for personal, family, or household purposes (the “Class”) during the time period from March 20, 2005 to July 8, 2011 (the “Class Period”).
All Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature, and Karma dog and cat food products are reportedly included in the Natura Pet Products settlement.
A $2,150,000 settlement fund will be reportedly created by Natura under the class action settlement.  The settlement fund will be used to make payments to settlement Class Members, as well as cover attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, a payment to the Class Representative and the costs associated with administering the settlement.  Natura will also reportedly stop promoting its pet food products as human grade, human quality, or as something that you would eat yourself.  To get a payment (of up to $200), settlement class members must submit a claim form by January 8, 2012.
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012, at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 280 S. 1st Street, San Jose, California 95113 to consider whether the Natura Pet Products settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate.
For more information on the Natura Pet Products Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature & Karma Dog or Cat Food Product class action settlement, visit the Ko v. Natura Pet Products, Inc. class action settlement website:
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    Editor's note.... Timing is EVERYTHING?! There is another recall in progress of these products. See:

    Tricked out APPLES --Tasty Tuesday!

    Tricked out apple treats

    You have to allow the little woman, aka da mamma to amuse herself.
    She has a new toy. Big box that hums.  She calls it a DEHYDRATOR I call it a delish maker.
    It  has been smelling up the place with all sorts of new treats. Some are hits, Some are misses. [I am NEVAH evah going to eat squash chips. ick. But the turkey jerky and the lamb jerky, Oh my woof... 2die4]

    But you have to hand it to the old gal, sometimes momma is clever.

    Apple chips?  Boooring, right? But it is what she did to the apple slices that make these apple chips addictively delicious.

    As KS, [kitchen supervisor] it is my job to observe and as KS I am hereby reporting.

    So, she sliced a bunch of apples, red one. She used the robot coupe because she is toy obsessed, by you can use a knife or a food processor.  She said the slices have to be "even"  I guess that means you have to cut 6, 8, 10, but not 11 or 13? No?  Ahh it just means they all have to be the same size. Ok... But that makes no sense to me. Apples are round, not squares. They can't all be the same size. Ohhhh Same thickness, Got it.  JD speaks hooman better than I do.

    Once the apples were sliced, the magic happened. Momma took out some lamb stock and she soaked the apples in it. {We have to use lamb because JD is seriously "lergic to death" to chicken- you can use chicken or beef stock} She left them "soaking for about a half hour. Then she drained them and placed them in the dehydrator. [ this is how she made the stock]

    Ok, so I might have been a wee bit obsessed with the smell because I parked my tushy under that humming thing until I got a taste. Deeeeelishhh.
    They are tricked out apples. I am down with this!

    Go try it. And send me some for inspection.  I am still the KS and and JD is a QCI [quality control inspector],  and you need to send some to Wendy too, she is not chopped liver you know! So send us some.

    'vie KS [Kitchen Supervisor]
    JD QCI [Quality Control Inspector]

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    Benny, WE ARE WITH YOU!

    I hate effing cancer, it has claimed too many of my friends.
    Nuff already! Benny, I hate effing cancer and I will fight it with you.

    I am now asking everybody, anybody that read my blog to join me in this fight.Please, help us help Benny.



    It's on the tip of my tongue!

    The Wendy 

    I can't remember what that yummy thing it's called. But it is seriously yummy. It's on the tip of my tongue.
    Ohhhh I need to remember what it's called so we can ask for it.  It is on the tip of my tongue.  Mhhh I would like it to be into my whole mouth! 

    It's white and cold and delicious and we get it in small cubes and it tastes like some kind of fruit something.

    Help me think. It is so on the tip of my tongue!

    On a hot day it's to die for.

    [it's frozen yogurt with bits of fruit].

    Don't tell her.

    We just love looking at her pink tongue.


    Friday, June 14, 2013

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Watch out guppies! Fish food recall

    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.

    Hartz Mountain Corporation is Voluntarily Recalling One Specific Lot of 1.2 oz. Size of Wardley Betta Fish Food Due to Possible Health Risk


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 12, 2013 - SECAUCUS, N.J., /PRNewswire/ - The Hartz Mountain Corporation, located in Secaucus, N.J. is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. size due to concerns that one or more containers within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Hartz is fully cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration in this voluntary recall.
    Salmonella is a bacterial organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in people, particularly young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Salmonella can 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 product or any surfaces exposed to these products. Some healthy individuals infected with Salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe or chronic illness.
    The product was shipped nationwide from May 13, 2013 through June 4, 2013. In total, 8,112 1.2-oz. plastic containers of Wardley Betta Fish Food, UPC number 0-43324-01648, isolated to the lot code PP06331 (located on the bottom), which were packaged by Hartz at its Pleasant Plain, Ohio facility from a single production run, were shipped. Routine sample testing conducted by Hartz as part of its quality control procedures detected the presence of Salmonella in the lot specified. Hartz is aggressively investigating the source of the problem.
    Although Hartz has not received any reports of illness to date in animals or humans as a result of coming into contact with this product, Hartz is taking immediate steps to remove the product from all retail stores and distribution centers. Fish owners who have purchased this product should check the lot code on their containers. If the code is not visible, or if the container has the following lot code PP06331 imprinted on it, they should immediately discontinue use of the product and discard in the trash.
    Consumers can contact Hartz Consumer Affairs at 1-800-275-1414 (24 hours/day 7 days/week) with any questions they may have and to obtain reimbursement for purchased product.
    SOURCE Hartz Mountain Corporation
    Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.