Lovings for visitors


Whenever we have visitors from out of town, the boys have to make them feel special — each in his very own way. After all, as far as the boys are concerned, everybody who enters the house is here for the Chick & Bug show. What other reason could there be?

So while Aunt Kareaux was reading books with Puppy E, Chick was giving her ankle a most heartfeult snuggle:Evangeline-130728-16While Doodlebug was teaching Uncle Anders how to breakdance.

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The yummiest of yummables

When Chewy.com asked us to join their team of blogger product reviewers, we first thought to ourselves… nah, we don’t really like doing product reviews. But then Doodlebug looked at us like this, and we thought to ourselves… You’re right boys. High-quality treats, delivered to our door for free? Yes please.


So we made our selection — the Orijen Black Angus Beef freeze-dried treats, and before the dogs could figure out how to spell “lickety-split,” the package arrived.

Chickerdoodles-130702-10What did we think? Us humans were impressed with the short list of ingredients: Angus beef liver, boneless Black Angus beef, Black Angus tripe. The treats — along with all Orijen products — are made in Canada from all Canadian ingredients, and we like that too.

What did the boys think? They decided that black angus is their favorite flavor of beefs. These treats were so yummable that the boys couldn’t even concentrate enough to follow basic commands or do simple tricks. I’d ask for one thing, and they’d speed through all of the commands and tricks that they know in rapid fire succession, and then stare at me with those gimmegimmegimme eyes.


If anything, these treats were too delicious. We’ll be saving them for those special occasions when we’re asking the boys to do something exceptionally difficult, like walk casually past a giant, tiara-wearing cat eating a tuna sandwich with bacon on top. The boys are just hoping that such a day comes.

Chix-A-Lot Friday: Photo contest – winners revealed!

Well folks, it’s been two weeks since we announced our “Show Us How You Chow Down” photo contest with Arrfscarf, and boy have you kept us entertained with amazing photos of your dogs! I wanted to submit this photo of myself expertly doing cleanings to the whipped-cream-makers, but mama said I was disqualified because I live with her. Lame!

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Check out all these entries that were NOT disqualified:

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Originally, my brother and I were going to put our big brainiac brains together with the good folks at Arrfscarf and pick a winner. But then I realized something. I said to myself: “Self, you know many of these dogs in real life or through the interwebs, so you would not make a very fair judge.” And so I disqualified myself from the judgings!

I left the pickings all to the nice people at Arrfscarf, and they picked a winner — and because they liked the other photos so much — TWO runners up!

So without further ado, the second runner up is . . . . .  Our dear friend Luna! Luna wins one large bag of Arrfscarf hand-crafted dog treats and a mini variety pack of treats.


The first runner up is . . . . the lovely Arabella!  Arabella wins her choice of two large bags of treats and a mini variety pack.


And I am most jealous excited our big winner, who wins the whole package — a large back of EACH of Arrfscarf’s handmade dog treats, two doggie ice creams, and an Arrfscarf custom engraved dog tag — Delilah!

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Congrats to our very deserving winners. My brother Doodlebug and I hope you get blissfully fat from eating so many treats (in a good way)!

And — as a sweet little bonus — I have convinced Arrfscarf to award a FOURTH winner, picked randomly by me via Random.org (did you even know that I know how to use the internets? I am damn smart!).

So congratulations to Peyton for winning our last prize — two mini variety packs of Arrfscarf treats!


Thanks to everybody for playing. We can’t wait to play another contest with you sometime soon!

***Winners, please contact us via email at info (at) loveandaleash (dot) org, or via Facebook messaging***

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