Thursday, December 31, 2015


A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

I am resolving to make NO RESOLUTIONS.

happy new year, may it be filled with all
your wishes and dreams that came true.

'vie and da gang


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Just relaxing while staff works

"Staff" ehmm, the two legged ones are working. Hey they have thumbs.  I am chillaxing.

I have no thumbs, just a fab tail. Lucky me, right?


Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It's getting close...

I have to  be:

and as Disney looking as possible.

See what I mean? [looks like me ha?]

I HAVE to be all those things... and more,  I even have to give kisses!
Have to... it's getting close to Christmas and we all know what that means!

So I have to go back to posing... Got to work  my hoomans.....


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Recall: Voluntary Recall – Nutro Chewy Treats Apple 4 Mars Petcare

Nutro Chewy Treats with Apple

Voluntary Recall – Nutro Chewy Treats Apple 4 oz.

MARS Petcare has issued a voluntary recall of the following Nutro dog treat due to potential mold.

Product Description

PetSmart SKU

Product UPC

Impacted Lot Codes
Lots codes beginning with ‘4 50’, ‘5 02’, ‘5 03’, OR ‘5 05’ (regardless of best by date).

The Lot Codes are located on the bottom of the bag under the Best By date as shown below:

Please stop feeding this product to your pet immediately and bring any remaining Nutro 4 oz. Apple Chewy Treats affected by this recall to your nearest retailer [Walmart,  PetSmart, etc]  for a full refund or contact Mars Nutro Customer Service at 800-833-5330.

If you have questions about this voluntary recall, please contact Nutro Customer Service at 1-800-833-5330.

Sophie is singing a new tune and WE ARE DANCING WITH JOY!

This is Sophie with her new PAWRENTS!!!!!

Could this be more a Christmas miracle?  I THINK not!!!

Sophie, what a lovely tune and what a lucky girl you are.

Sniff, congrats to  all, I need to get a tissue.  My eyes are leaking.  'vie

Saturday, December 12, 2015

voluntary withdrawl: all Welcome Home Duck Jerky and Duck Treats

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October 16, 2015
This is to inform you that as a preventive measure, Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies is voluntarily withdrawing all Welcome Home Duck Jerky and Duck Treats.
During a routine FDA product sampling, the company was notified that trace amounts of an antibiotic and antiviral, (that are not approved for poultry in the United States), were found in the Welcome Home Duck Jerky. While we have had no reports of pets having been harmed, we are choosing to voluntarily withdraw all Welcome Home Duck Jerky and Duck treats dated before January 22, 2017. 
Customers should return their Welcome Home Duck Jerky and Duck treats to any Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies store for a full refund or exchange.
For more information, contact Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies at or (310)212-1000.
We care about your pets as much as our own, so we want you to feel informed and confident with any product you purchase from Centinela Feed.
After all, we’re all about happy healthy pets!
Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies
Midnight Mission
Tami Phillips
Chief Development Officer
601 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90014
(213) 624-9258
Torrance - South Bay YMCA Lisa Van Ingen Pope
SeniorDirector of Development 2900WestSepulveda Boulevard
Torrance, CA  90505
(310) 325-5885

2727    MARICOPA STREET  •  TORRANCE  •  CALIFORNIA  •  90503  •  P (310)212-1000  •  F (310)212-1061

RECALL: Voluntary Recall : Stella &Chewys for dogs and cats

Stella and Chewy's Recall


The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a stop sale order on Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 8.5 oz. frozen bags, lot #165-15, “Use by 6-25-2016”. During routine surveillance  it tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. 

Stella and Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling selected products from Lot # 165-15 

  • Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs
    Size: 8.5 ounce
    UPC: 186011 001554
    Lot #: 165-15
    Use By Date: 6/25/2016
  • Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs
    Size: 4 pounds
    UPC: 186011 001370
    Lot #: 165-15
    Use By Date: 6/25/2016 & 6/26/2016
  • Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Cats
    Size: 1.25 pounds
    UPC: 186011 001455
    Lot #: 165-15
    Use By Date: 6/25/2016
Also recalled because of possible contact contamination the company is also recalling the following products:
  • Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats
    Size: 1.25 pounds
    UPC: 186011 001448
    Lot #: 160-15
    Use By Date: 7/2/2016
  • Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats
    Size: 1.25 pounds
    UPC: 186011 001448
    Lot #: 152-15
    Use By Date: 7/2/2016

Prior  FDA RECALLS for Stella and Chewys:

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"working like a"

JD, on duty at the front window. Nothing escapes his watch.
Please do not interfere. 
This is serious work.

So, why is the hooman across the street moving his car?
JD is watching.
JD is not thrilled with this. 
This is not part of the routine as it has been established!

Cosmo joins him.
JD's low growl must mean something!
Cosmo is now barking.

JD to Cosmo: "Don't bark, no need for that.  This is a low level threat.  Just growl, like this... GRRRRRR"

 Cosmo, pay attention, that hooman is NOT the original owner of that house and I never let him forget that. Just a low growl. He is aware he is being watched.

JD to Cosmo: "He calls us THE FLUFFY PATROL. That is so not acceptable!"

Cosmo: "You think watching him like this makes him nervous?"
JD: "I think he knows he can't get away with anything. And where did the prior owners go anyway?"
[JD does not cope well with change. He has been waiting for the original owners for almost 6 years now...]

JD: "Well Cosmo, if you got this, I will go check on the breakfast makers and move them along.
A dog's work is never done..."

Meanwhile... some other high maintenance princess is practicing her "If I fit I sit" principle... because
after all... she is a "PRINCESS"...

Vie: "Boys... like anyone takes them seriously!".....


Friday, December 11, 2015

RECALL: BRAVO chicken diet for dogs and cats- Possible Salmonella Health Risk Contact:

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 Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

(866) 922-9222

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 23, 2015 – Manchester, CT – 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 ofSalmonella spp. Poly A contamination.
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.
The following product is being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella.
ProductItem #SizeBest Used byUPC
Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats - Chub21 - 1022 lb (32 oz.) chub12-05-16829546211028
105 cases of this product were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the US.
These 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.
ProductItem #SizeBest Used byUPC
Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs - Patties21 - 4013 lb (48 oz.) bag12-05-16829546214012
Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs - Chub21 - 4022 lb (32 oz.) chub12-05-16829546214029
Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats - Patties21 - 5085 lb (80 oz.) bag12-05-16829546215088
These products were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the US.
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).
To submit a claim, pet owners should return to the store where they bought the product.
To get a refund at the store where you bought the product: Customers should return to the store where they purchased the product and submit the Bravo Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website for a full refund or store credit. See Bravo Product Claim Form for details.
More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at, or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST).

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Territorial Imperative

Establishing ownership is a full time job.  I have staked my claim, but I am still stuck defending title.

I mean, seriously guys... MY NEW COUCH.  I am not going to let you cut in my action.

So... I guess this is where I will be until YOU all BACK OFF!


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dancing with joy and ELATION!

This is Erik with his new momma - his VERY OWN, 100% COMPLETELY "his"
momma. Auntie Maryann.

A long story this one. Two healing hearts coping with losses find comfort, love at last in each other.
Mhh, not so long after all, huh?

Auntie Maryann had just lost her beloved Frannie. Erik had lost his momma.
Now the sorrow has been pushed out by love, joy, happiness and comfort.

Yuh.  That is how it works.
Frannie, in your memory your momma has welcomed Erik. She is not alone. Be at peace darling.

Erik, like could you get any luckier?
You know what they say?

Some find love at first and some find love at last!

And I am dancing and doing tail twirls!!!!!

PS. those two look pawsitively HAPPY!!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Black and White Sunday: Trickle down explained by JD

While occupying the position of command in the household, [daddy's lap...of course...equate this to Captain Kirk in his seat on the bridge of the Enterprise] JD is taking the opportunity to explain his theory of applied chewie trickle down 

Cosmo is excitable. He begs, does tricks and basically will do anything for a
good turkey chewie treat. JD finds the entire approach to be appalling. So beneath a Bichon.

JD's approach and one the girls have honored and abide by, is simple. you have to simply BE.
You are a Bichon and that is the only cache` you need!

Look interested, but aloof. Focus on "everything else". Give the hoomans a whiff of interest, but no more!

Delight in being still. 
Make them work to convince you that the chewie is worth taking.
Success lies in making your hooman BEG you to take the chewie, WITHOUT you having to work for it. Get it?

Chewies will "TRICKLE DOWN" your way just because they want your love, approval, whatever!

And that, my friends is why JD is THE KING.


We are hopping along with Nola and Sugar on the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop!