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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In memory of Travis- Help needed

This is Travis, he has been married to my friend Andrea for 19 years. Together, they have 4 beautiful kids, and a Havanese named Ruby. 

In May 2008, Travis was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor.  He had surgery and radiation, and it went into remission.  But in Sept 2012, it came back and was more aggressive this time.  He had surgery again, followed by chemotherapy.  And it went into remission for a year.  Then an MRI in Oct 2013 showed it was back again.  He had surgery this past January (2014), but it really took a toll on him.  
Travis has been unable to work since then.
 Friends had planned a fundraiser (Run for Travis) for this next Saturday to help with the growing cost of medical expenses.  Although it breaks my heart to share this, Travis just passed away this past weekend.  My heart aches for Andrea and her kids.  

I found out they are still having the fundraiser, as now the family needs help to cover the medical bills and funeral expenses.  

   If you are able to donate any amount at all, here's a link to donate online: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138998542   
Or you can go to any Wells Fargo bank and donate to the
 "Run For Travis" fund.   
Even if you're not able to donate, please share this link so we can help out this wonderful family as much as possible.  
Thank you my friends.   

P.S.  If you're wondering, the top picture is Travis with their Havanese Ruby.  He loved that little pup.  His family got a Havanese after they heard all my stories about Jasmine.  So we are connected that way too.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Cute Animal Videos- Project Pet!

Jasmine was on TV in Canada all month long!

Her tricks were featured through-out the month of February on "Project Pet!".  (Cute little animal videos that they found on YouTube.)   These were shown on the Family Channel.   My friend Sara lives in Canada and was able to get us the clips!  (Which I'm so thankful for, otherwise I never would have seen them!)

Here's a compilation of Jasmine's first TV appearance in Canada!   :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jaz was on TV in Canada!

I have fun news!   Over this past weekend, Jasmine's tricks were on TV in Canada!   They were shown on the Family channel- on "Project Pet".  This is Jasmine's version of Ring the Bell (on the desk) and Roll Up in a Blanket.  (a.k.a. Steal it from your human!)  ;)   They'll be showing other tricks through-out the month, so if you live in Canada, be sure to keep an eye out for my favorite pup Jasmine!   :)

(and a BIG THANK YOU to our friend Sara for getting us this clip!!)   :)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Valentine's Day Gifts at @Petco

 My husband took this picture- which I love!!   Jasmine and Chewy are waiting for me to get home from work.  :)   According to my dogs, I'm a celebrity.  I am greeting with enthusiasm every single time I walk in the door.  Whether I was gone for 5 minutes, 5 hours, or 5 days.... the greeting is the same.  :)
It's nice to be this loved.  :)

People have asked me where I got Jaz's outfit.  It was from +Petco!   It's really cute on her.

Here's the front view of the outfit.  (The dogs are practicing their down/ stays.)   Is it pretty obvious I have a treat in my hand??  ;)
These are the other valentines day gear we got from +Petco !

A "LoverBoy" hoodie, and some cute heart toys.  (and some Veggie toys.)

I won't let Chewy play with this one for too long, because I don't want him to destroy it.  The middle heart says " You tug at my heart."
I'll play Tug-of-War with the rope toy, but I only let him chew on it for a few minutes.  It at least has to last through the month of February without getting the stuffing pulled out!!

Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends!!  Furry or Human!  :)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Life's Distractions

"Pet me.   No, Pet me!"  This is why I need 2 hands.  One per dog.  (I was petting Chewy too, but I had to stop and take the picture.)  
This is also why I get nothing done on my days off.  My laundry doesn't look at me with those sad puppy dog eyes.   The "Woe is me, nobody loves me, and nobody ever pets me" look that Jasmine and Chewy have both mastered.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Free PetBox #GiveAway!!

PetBox?   What's A PetBox?   
Jasmine was first on the scene to investigate!!

She figured it out really quickly.  It's a box that has all sorts of goodies inside!  And it's delivered to your house every month.  But what's different about it is that you actually get to pick what goes into the box!  It's customizable to different sizes, for cats or dogs, and you literally get to pick what goes inside it if you want to.  (You have the option to personalize it or be surprised.)  

I told them I had a large dog named Chewy who lives up to his name.  
And a small dog named Jasmine who only loves treats.
So- Chewy got this canvas duck toy, which he is now obsessed with.

And Jasmine got this cup of cookies!
In our box, we got Glow for skin and coat soft chews for dogs, NoviPet Multivitamin, The Honest Kitchen chicken/cranberry treats, Healthy Dogma pumpkin ginger treats, a Sliders Beef Stick, Earth Heart Canine Calming Spray, Aussie Naturals Duck Toy, AND a $10 DOGTV gift card!   SWEET!

Like I said, Chewy is OBSESSED with his duck.  He constantly wants me to throw it for him, and is always chewing on it.

Jaz, of course, ONLY wanted the treats.

Surprisingly, the duck is holding up pretty well.  The wings got ripped off, but overall, it's lasted longer than any other toy he's ever had.

Of course, that's not going to stop him from trying to destroy it!!  But that's why I like it.  I'd rather have him chewing up his toys than my stuff!!
So overall, I was pretty pleased with our PetBox.  The treats were healthy and good.  (All made in the USA)  The toy is durable.  And I checked out their website.  The other brands they use are pretty well known as well!  JW, Stella &  Chewy's, Zuke's, etc.  Jaz has tried all those brands before.  

So... that's our review.  (By the way, we were not compensated for this review.)  They just sent us the box, and I'm writing my opinion what I think of it.  If you would like to get a PetBox, go to http://getpetbox.com/ and you can get 20% off if you use the coupon code:  JASMINE20   

AND- I have REALLY good news!  The PetBox people said I could do a Give-Away so one of Jasmine's friends could win their own PetBox!!  :)   Here's how to enter our giveaway!   (and then a winner will randomly be chosen by Rafflecopter!)  It starts now and will end on Fri. Jan. 24th at 11:59 pm.  So you have one week!  Good Luck to all our friends!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Birthday Party Trick Show

Last Saturday, we performed at a little girl's 7th birthday party!  We did a trick show in the park!  It turned out really cute.  :)    

Here's some highlights from our show:

After each show, I have the kids line up.  

So they can take turns either petting Jasmine or shaking her hand.  (I usually limit it to one kid at a time.  But obviously, this was a new trick.  Two handshakes at once!)   Jaz isn't even looking at the kids.  She's staring at the treats in my hand!  Lol.

After they pet her, each kid gets a stamp on their hand if they want one.  This is Jasmine's "Pawtograph"!  It's Jasmine's real paw print.  My friend had this made into a stamp for me as  Christmas present.  (And we get a lot of use out of it!!)   :)