Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MAX, Wooftrax, Raising money for TBFR, and FUELING UP TASTY TUESDAY

Soooooo, four leggeds, I have a way to get your lazy tushied hooomans up and moving and take you for MORE walkies.  [I know, right?!] You know you have to motivate them from time to time because you NEEDING to do your business does not put enough pressure on them.

But what if walkies generated cash for your rescue? Ahhhhhh... see where I am going with this? 

1. Get healthier- Get your hooman to rev up that lazy metabolic rate. It is fall, perfect time to walk and sniff and burn the calories . With the holidays just around the corner you need to get fit.

2. A tired dog is a HAPPY dog. Right auntie Robin?   MAke us HAPPY!   WALK!!

3. Make it count!  Download the WoofTrax to your phone (iPhone or Android) and start it whenever you take one of your fluffs for a walk. It tracks your walk, gives you a little map of your walk, and sends money to the rescue of your choice (TBFR, obviously :)) based on how far you walk. 

WoofTrax earns money by selling advertising -- it doesn't cost anything to download or use. You don't have to ask anyone to donate anything. 


This was one of MAX's walks. He is "urban". No straight lines. Makes me wonder what the Dowi is putting in his water.

Obviously this map has been.... edited, yours will show the streets and all the details.:)
But you get the idea.
I do know what she is putting in his bowl!  Power juice!  You know, power juice is bone soup!  Max is an addict.  He loves it. 

Download the app from here:


Some dogs take their toys for walkies...


After the walk..... BONE SOUP!!!!!!

The why of BONE SOUP:



The how:


Yes, we have talked about this BEFORE:
Feb 28, 2014 ... Tasteeeee Tusday: ASPIC Well, you know I had a case of the nasty cough. I even got stuck at my vet's office. And a stick there is NOT a fun stick ...
Wordless Wednesday · Tasteee Tuesday ASPIC cubes · so.... what did it is TASTE like? INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY of TAIL WAGGERS-- mail · Pitbulls: ...
Nov 30, 2011 ... We even like aspic [jello is for daddy. UGH], and a couer de creme is welcome as is a grand madaleine... I am just not fond of peanut butter ...
Jun 30, 2013 ... [http://www.silvieon4.com/2013/03/tasty-tuesday-lamb-aspic.html this is how she made the stock] Ok, so I might have been a wee bit obsessed ...
Jun 30, 2014 ... Tasty Tuesday: Apres ASPIC and SPENT MEATS TREATS · Monday Blues. Black and White Sunday- Max Edition. ▻ May (36). ▻ April (37).
Aug 31, 2012 ... Wordless Wednesday · Tasteee Tuesday ASPIC cubes · so.... what did it is TASTE like? INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY of TAIL WAGGERS-- mail ...
Mar 31, 2013 ... Another dog HERO · Tasty Tuesday Lamb ASPIC · When the going gets TOUGH · March Fourth · I am in YOUR face · What the woof?

Monday, September 29, 2014




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.

Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of PossibleSalmonella Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 26, 2014 - (Manchester, CT) Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have 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. 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 product was distributed nationwide beginning on November 14, 2013 to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube.
1) These products are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Product Number: 31-102
Size: 2 lb. (32 OZ) plastic tubes
Best used by date: 11-05-15
UPC: 829546311025
Keep Frozen
Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats
Product Number: 21-102
Size: 2 lb. (32 OZ) plastic tubes 
Best used by date: 08-11-16 
UPC: 829546211028
Keep Frozen
2) These products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution because they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that tested positive.
Premium Turkey Formula BRAVO Balance RAW DIET
Product Number: 31-405 
Size: 5 lb. (80 OZ) 2.3KG plastic tubes
Best used by date: 11-05-15
UPC: 829546314057
Keep Frozen
Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats
Product Number: 21-105 
Size: 5 lb. (80 OZ) 2.3KG plastic tubes
Best used by date: 08-11-16
UPC: 829546211059
Keep Frozen
The recall was initiated after routine testing by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in two lots of product. This batch tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers.
No additional products affected by this recall. The company has received no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with these products to date.
In addition to the voluntary recall of the above products, Bravo has chosen to voluntarily withdraw the following poultry products from the marketplace to provide its customers with the certainty of safety. Those products include all sizes (2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb.) of Bravo Chicken Blend(s), Bravo Turkey Blend(s), Bravo Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo Balance Premium Turkey Formula frozen raw diet products with best used by dates between June 20, 2016 and September 18, 2016. This is being done out of an abundance of caution despite no evidence of any manufacturing defect or distribution problem. None of these products are known to have tested positive for the presence of pathogens. This market withdrawal has NOT been requested by the FDA, but is being done voluntarily by Bravo.
The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle). Customers who have purchased the recalled pet food can return to the store where purchased and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo websitewww.bravopetfoods.comdisclaimer icon for a full refund or store credit. More information on the Bravo recall can also be found atwww.bravopetfoods.comdisclaimer icon, or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST).
Product labels for the affected products are attached.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.

Shut up and pet me! Dogs prefer petting to vocal praise. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com-- WORTH THE READ

Shut up and pet me! Dogs prefer petting to vocal praise. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com

Now, please, rub the belly.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Black and White Sunday Wendy smiles!

All it takes to make the Wendy smile is: a momma, a daddy, a JD, a Silvieon4, a perfect September day, sunny and cool, a parade, a car ride, a walk and chewies!!!!

Nahhh, all it takes is being together with her pack.   The rest is window dressing.

We love her smiles and giggles.


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Saturday, September 27, 2014

From the Neptune FESTIVAL!!!! 3


Or as we would... wink wink refer to this in our family.... as


Private joke, but if you are are really curious, ask me about it and I will share it  privately!

Hey ADAMMMMMM the band IS like a puzzle!

Momma loves uniforms. That explains all the uniform pictures. 

What a magnificent example of HOMETOWN  HERO!!!  He is worth a parade!!!

Woof, cutie, want my digits????

Uhm The Matrix? No????

By the end of the parade, we were FAMISHED, starving even,  So, we are having some food.

Now you do know that the festival is also going on tomorrow, right???

daddyyyyy pass me some gyro....

From the Neptune FESTIVAL!!!! 2

Milan??? New York??? Paris? Forgetaboutit!

The real fashion happening was right here in Virginia Beach where couture was being made and sold
contributing to cuteness overload all over the place.

And to say that they were popular is an understatement!

But hey, you can buy from them without standing in line!!!!

No, don't bother asking for the Silvie. That was ONE OF A KIND, and BTW no sighting of Kim or Kanye, so it was good safe event!

And guess what, we ran into another TBFR member and she had bought already!.... So I know of at least one more Bichon fashionista.

Ohh la laaaaa


From the Neptune FESTIVAL!!!! 1

Our "driver"  The daddy -was lucky enough to find a good parking space.
It is mamma karma. She says because she has short legs, good parking is her karma right.  She usually gets very good parking. Daddy only gets good parking when momma is along.

Mhh lots of people and dogs!!!

But really... we are the cutest!  Look!

I smell food...

No daddy, greek olives are NOT food.  Momma is happy. It figures...

Beach beach beach...
You have been sent 10 pictures.

I really smell food!!!!

I love MY momma. And she loves me...too much!

OK.  TV lies. This dude is wayyyy bigger than he looks on TV and,,, I think he over botoxed.
Like... frozen expression. So NOT life like!