Monday, June 26, 2017

Chewy.com: Catch of the Day!

This month I chose a fish treat for dogs made by Plato Pet Treats as my Chewy.com product for review. #ChewyInfluencer

The treats are called Hundur's Crunch and they are made from 100% fish skin. That's it! Nothing else!


These are healthy treats that give your dog a good protein boost!


I let Jimmy trying a little fishing game for his part in this review......He loves to swim!

Something is swimming in the pool!

I think he likes that they are all natural!

HMMMM! LOOK AT THIS!


OK! OPEN THE BAG NOW PLEASE!!!!

Once we had our fresh catch, the boys did a little taste testing. I'll let these pictures do the talking....



Are these not the faces of happy dogs?!!!

Now, of course, I did NOT taste test these treats myself! But I can tell you they do have a strong fishy smell that is wonderful to the dogs, but you probably won't want to drop one in your pocket. They are called Jerky Fingers and that is a pretty accurate description of their size, about as long as your index finger but rectangular.



They are very crunchy and don't easily break into smaller pieces without the help of strong canine teeth! They are crispy and not chewy so my dogs crunched them up in five or six bites. My dogs adored these Hundur's Crunch treats and I will definitely buy them more in the future!

Now for my disclaimer:
I was not compensated in any way, other than to receive this product at no charge for my honest review. Chewy.com is not at all responsible for the content of this post. The opinions expressed are purely my own and those of my dogs! Thank you Chewy for letting my dogs try these treats!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Weekend Report: A Double-Q Drought!

I have been getting lazy about my weekend reports! I actually had a trial last weekend and I never wrote it up! We didn't qualify and I didn't get video so I just let it slide by. Bad me!

So this weekend we had another trial given by the local Golden Retriever club. I only signed up for one day. I still didn't get video. Bad me again! But since we did get one Q, I want to write it up for the record keeping.

Here are the maps:


First up was Standard, the map on the right. The trickiest spot, or so I thought, was the #8 table to the #9 jump. You had to be sure you worked it well enough that your dog took the proper side. We had already cleared our dogwalk contact, and now made it past the table, so I thought we had a good chance for a Q, We made it all the way to #15 and then Jimmy knocked a panel of the #16 jump. A panel jump is one that the dogs can't see through, the bars hold a PVC panel so it looks like jumping a little wall. It's not a jump dogs usually knock because they give a bit of extra effort to clear the "wall", but it could be the big Aframe as the next obstacle played with Jimmy's eyes. You just never know for sure what brings a jump down.

Next up, the Jumpers run, and the left map. Nothing too tricky. It flowed nicely and ran fast. Jimmy finished in a tad over 32 seconds, quick enough for the blue ribbon! Good Boy!

Now, pretty much my only agility goal right now is to finish up Jimmy's PACH2 championship title. We have way more than enough points so we just need five more double-Qs. And we just can't seem pull one off! It's always something! We have no time frame to finish this title, but sooner than later is better for an aging corgi.


On a humorous note.... Jimmy's favorite canine masseuse was at the trial and lucky for us a spot opened up in her schedule. It was right after we were done for the day so perfect timing! Jimmy was so cute. He hopped up on Kim's table and immediately lay down on his side so she could get busy rubbing his back. We didn't even ask him to, he just assumed the postion! LOL!




Tracking Jimmy's PACH 2 progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Sunday 5/1/2016
QQ#20: 
Masters JWW legs: 57...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15 MJPS Title
Masters STD legs: 52...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 04/30/17 MXPS Title
Double Q's: 15(out of 20 needed)
PACH Points: 1600 plus more! I have lost count!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wishy-Washy Weasel Words Won't Work When aWarding Wilson's Winner on Wordy Wednesday

The week has whirled past and it is time to announce the winner of my 1500th post giveaway! There's no way I can do that in a wordless manner!

Now, first I want to talk about my title today. I had never heard the phrase "weasel words" before I read it in a Clive Cussler novel I was reading the other night. Of course my Wordless Wednesday radar immediately alerted to something new I could use so I looked up the meaning of the phrase. It certainly wasn't something that would be easy to set to a photograph, but I think it works well in today's contest!

So, last week, I asked you to identify or guess what painting I thought my photograph resembled. Many of you picked up on it right away!

It was, of course, Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World......


Here's mine again for comparison......


So there you have it! Many thanks to all of you that played along with my game and left a comment!

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for......

Wilson's Winner is.....

JAN !!! from the Poodle (and dog) Blog!

Congratulations!
Drop me a line at my email address: taryn.tipton@gmail.com and give me your current email so I can send the gift certifcate (or you can leave it in the comments if you are comfortable with that).



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

One Thousand Five Hundred Posts!

I know you all come here on Wednesdays to see if I was able to pull off another "W" themed title for Wilson. I am afraid I'll have to disappoint you today. It is something of a milestone here on the blog and I want to address that instead.

This is my 1500th post on the blog! Now I know a lot of bloggers out there are way more prolific than that, but I am still pretty proud of sticking with this little project through so many years and so many posts! June marks eight years running of A Tail of Two Cardis. I've had close to half a million pages views, coming from 116 countries around the world. I've "met" a lot of people and made friends I would never have known without this blog. All in all, a very rewarding experience, even when it is a challenge to keep it going at times.

When I hit my 500th and 1000th posts, I had little contests/giveaways to celebrate. I want to continue that tradition. My giveaways always ask a little something from my readers in the form of captions or a comment, and this one won't be any different. Wilson is taking a break so I have a photo of Jimmy from this week. When I downloaded this photo to my laptop and saw it full size, it immediately brought a painting to mind (years ago, I minored in Art History in college). The painting is very well known so this should not be too difficult of a task. I'll even give a big hint by giving my photo a name.....

Jimmy's World

So to be eligible for my prize, tell me what painting I am thinking of and who the artist is. Of course, more than one person will probably get the answer right, so I will still use random.org to pick my winner. Even a good guess will still get you in the running, so don't be afraid to leave a comment. The prize will be a $20 gift card to The White Dog Bone Company. It has both dog and cat products, even bird products, so there should be something for anyone who reads my blog. Plus, I will be able to just email you the prize so no worries about sharing your home address with me!

 Who is the artist and what is the name of the painting? GO!
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