Thursday, December 29, 2011

(Our Late) Merry Christmas Post!

We hope you all had a great holiday! We sure did. Especially Sadie, of course. She was spoiled as usual, especially from our awesome Secret Santa! Since we had so much fun with the exchange last year, we signed up for it again this year (thanks to Kat from Indignant Corgi for keeping it going!!).

Sadie was SUPER excited when we got our Secret Santa package in the mail. For a little while, it was the only thing under our tree, so Sadie took her guarding responsibilities VERY seriously:

So the funny thing is, our Secret Santa turned out to be who we bought gifts for last year!!! Remember little Milo? Well, he's a big boy now, and he and his mom Lisa sent us some awesome goodies :)

 I can has presentz now?

 Best. Picture. Ever. OMG NOMS.
(She grabbed these WITH the wrapping on them right out of my hand hahaha.)

 These are for me????
 What is it????
 An egg baby toy! YAY!

 Sadie does not understand why this ball is talking to her haha.
 What, mom, you don't think I'm smart?? :) 
 This was Sadie's pile 'o presents haha. Spoiled much?
 And to all a good night...

I also wanted to quickly share our Christmas/Holiday card from this year. I'm sorry if I didn't send you one :( I didn't order as many this year as they were a bit pricey, but we still love you!!! 

And, well, this is just for fun :) Hope you had a great holiday! Thanks again, Lisa and Milo!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hitting the "Paws" Button

Hey have probably noticed that we have been MIA lately. And we apologize! Things have been pretty hectic around here (with work, school, and freelance work), so I haven't had much time to update or even read anyone's blogs :( And Sadie has been displeased with me as well, since all this work means less cuddle time! I've been getting a lot of dirty looks from her lately lol.

I just wanted to make a quick post to say that I am taking a mini-break from blogging for now until things die down a little. We hope you don't mind, and that you'll still be here when we get back! I'll still try to post now and then on Sadie's Facebook page, but consider this the last official post for a while.

I hope everyone is doing well! Hopefully we will be back here sooner rather than later :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chillin' Bonz Recipes -- Finally!

Ok, I know I've been promising to post these, ever since I posted about Chillin' Bonz a million years ago....Sorry about the delay, but here are all the recipes that came with the molds. Sadie just LOVES these. We've made both of the peanut butter ones (since that's her absolute favorite thing EVER)!

Friday, September 9, 2011

The UPS Man Spoiled Sadie

I posted before about how our UPS man brings treats to all the dogs in the neighborhood, Sadie included. But his dedication to doing so has only increased lately, as have the amount of treats he leaves! I've been home the past few times he has come by, so I get to see Sadie's reaction. The second she hears that truck come to a halt outside, she goes ballistic! She tries to do everything in her power to get outside, because she knows treats are coming!!!!

I basically have to hold her when he comes to the door, or else she would probably maul him for those Milkbones lol. Sadie is also way too smart. The other day, I heard the UPS man stopping outside our house. We didn't have a package though; he was just coming to give Sadie cookies. And she certainly knew it! I picked her up as I opened the door, and he dropped three cookies at my feet for her. She was squirming like crazy to get to them. I put her down and quickly picked up two of the three cookies to save for later. Sadie inhaled the third cookie and looked up at me, knowing I had more. I put them on the kitchen table and went about with the rest of my morning routine.

I was sitting at the table a little while later, eating something, so Sadie was naturally staring me down, waiting for some of whatever I was eating. After I finished eating though, I see Sadie stick her nose up high in the air, and she just starts sniffing. She caught the scent of those cookies from earlier and she knew they were on the table. Much to her dismay though, she could not see them (damn those short corgi legs!). So what does she do? Jumps halfway up on the chair and rests her head on the table to confirm their location on the table. "Yup! They're there! I knew it!!!!" So clearly because that was so freaking cute, I gave her another cookie haha. Smart dog.

What's even more amusing about this new UPS routine is that when it's not the usual delivery driver (which it hasn't been this week), Sadie is beside herself when this new person comes to the door WITHOUT cookies. I mean, how dare he! We were going for a walk the other night and up the street comes the UPS truck. Sadie FLIPPED OUT. She was jumping around, wagging her nub, and barking. It was like she was like "Heyyyyy! Remember me!!! You give me cookies!!!" Then this poor man, who is not the usual driver, gets out of the truck and looks at Sadie confused. He probably thought Sadie wanted to attack him. It was super fun trying to get her to continue to walk down the block while that truck sat there, too!

While I think it's awesome that our usual driver gives out treats to the doggies and genuinely loves them all, I do feel bad for the substitute drivers! It's just too funny that Sadie knows what the sound of that truck stopping means!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vote for Sadie!

Today is the last day to vote for the Corgi Butts Calendar!!! Sadie has two pictures among the finalists :) I should have posted about this sooner, but things have been crazy here...You know, Hurricane Irene and all. We are fine and have power restored but things are still a mess here. We hope you're all doing well, too!

So vote for Miss Sadie! I would be honored if she made it into the calendar this year!

As you can see, she is number 19 and 23. So vote away!!! Thanks :) Go here to vote!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Lesson in "Read the Fine Print"

The other day, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, when I saw this:

I immediately stopped because clearly I knew that face! I was very confused...I follow the ASPCA on Facebook, but why was Sadie's face being used?? I clicked on the link, which brought me to this page:

Well there she is again!!! At this point, I was a bit freaked out. Then I clicked on the main page...

Holy crap!!! I linked to the original post on Facebook, saying I was confused as to why Sadie was on the page, but it was also pretty cool that she was all over their site. Some friends replied, mentioning it was probably because I entered her picture in a contest...And sure enough, when I went back to look at the "fine print" on that contest, it said:

"By submitting your text/photo in this contest, you give the ASPCA an irrevocable, perpetual royalty-free right to use your name/text/photo for any purposes to promote the ASPCA’s mission of providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States."

Well then...I guess I should have read that. It's possible I DID read that, but didn't think much of it. After I figured this all out, I became less freaked out by it all and more flattered that they actually selected my picture, and that Sadie was used because she looked happy! If my baby's face can help raise money for animals in need, then I'm certainly ok with this. But I need to be sure to read all the fine print before entering her in contests!!! Haha. My little girl is famous!!!! :)

 (These links are all still active, by the way, so you can still see Sadie in all her glory lol.)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

And the winner is...

Drumroll, please!

Well, first of all, we didn't have too many comments regarding the giveaway, so the odds of winning weren't as bad as some other contests! We had a total of 10 comments. I used to pick a random winner, and interestingly enough it picked my lucky number: 3!

Comment number three and the winner(s) of the giveaway are Paige, Dexter, and Violet from Corgitopia and CorgiPals!!!!! I will email you shortly to get your mailing address, so I can send you these goodies ASAP :)

Thanks to everyone who participated!! We will definitely have more giveaways in the future ;)

Dog vs. Human Anatomy Facts

I wanted to share this great infographic from the Pet365 Blog. It's really fascinating! Check it out, and take a look at the other cool stuff they have on their site! (And don't forget, I'll be announcing the winner of our giveaway later today!)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Last Day to Enter Our Giveaway!!

Don't forget -- today is the last day to enter our giveaway! So if you haven't commented on this post yet, what are you waiting for?? :) I will announce the winner tomorrow and mail out the prize later this week! Good luck! :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Who wants to win a prize?????

Like I promised, we have a giveaway!!!! The lovely people at Cesar contacted me and offered me some samples, so I happily accepted. Sadie was very excited when we received not one, but two packages, in the mail! And when I took out all the goodies, she was even more thrilled :)

We have been enjoying our samples, and now we want to let one lucky reader enjoy some as well! So what exactly will you be receiving???? Take a look!

Sadie inspected the goods to make sure you were receiving top quality products!
This is the goodie bag you'll receive!
And here's all that's inside...Two bags of treats, 7 types of "Canine Cuisine," and an awesome shirt that says "Small Dog, Big Love." (Our shirt says, "Go Small or Go Home" and I've worn it several times already!!)
"Wait, Mom, I need to smell this one more time to make sure it's ok..."
"What? This isn't for me????"
"Not cool, Mom."
Close up of the treat bag, which offers three different flavored treats. You'll receive two bags of the Softies Medley. Sadie approves of all three flavors.
She wasn't too thrilled about sitting here waiting for me to take this picture before she could inhale these treats though! Haha.

Sadie has been eating the Canine Cuisine every night mixed into her dry food, and she loves it! I just wish there was an easier way to save them, since she doesn't eat it all in one shot. We've just been putting them in tupperwares. Sadie likes all the flavors though! Not that she is very picky when it comes to food...but still :) We are happy to have been contacted about this, and we are even happier to share the love with one of you! You'll get a special surprise from us as well in the package :)

All you have to do is comment on this entry by next Monday, August 15, to be entered to win. A winner will be chosen using, and your goodies will be on their way to you ASAP! Leave your email address in your comment, so I know how to contact you if you win! Good luck!!! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rise and Shine, Mama!!!!

When I first adopted Sadie, she did not understand what sleeping in meant. This was a problem for someone like me, who is not a morning person AT ALL. She used to wake me up, without fail, at 5 am every morning. Fun times, let me tell you. I'd go back to sleep, but it was never enjoyable to walk downstairs at 5 am half asleep to pick up her poop -- especially not during Boston winters!

One Christmas, Sadie and I flew down to Florida and stayed with my Grandma and mom for the holiday. This was Sadie's first official vacation! And boy did she know it! She slept in. She didn't wake up until I woke up. She somehow knew it wasn't a normal day haha. I hoped this would continue when we got home...and it did!! And if she woke up earlier, I would tell her it was too early. Then she would sigh and go back to sleep! Silly girl.

This past year, Sadie got a little chubby, and slept in even later. (Her weight loss will be featured in an upcoming post!) But all of a sudden, she has had enough of sleeping late again! Ughhhh. I think she is waking up earlier because she lost weight and has more energy (and is probably hungry in the morning). But now she is beyond aggressive about getting me up lol.

The second I roll over to see what time it is in the morning, Sadie bounces up. I try to do this time check subtlety without her seeing my eyes open, but that dog just KNOWS it's happening. And no matter what time it is, it's all over for me...First she puts her entire body, nose first, under my pillow to push my head up. When that doesn't work, she barks in my ear a few times for good measure. She also jumps over my body (and on top of it) a few times...But when all else fails, she pulls my comforter off of me! She grabs the corner in her mouth and pulls. Punk!!! She knows I have to take that comforter off to get out of bed!

You know, sometimes having a smart dog is not that fun haha.

Does your pup wake you up or let you sleep in???

***ATTENTION ALL FOLLOWERS!!! Stay tuned to the blog this week for a special giveaway!! You could be the winner! :)***

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Picture Vote

I'm having a super hard time picking my top three favorite photos of Sadie for the Corgi Butts 2012 Calendar!!! That's where you come in...I want to have a quick picture vote to see what pictures you like best! So please pick your three favorite pictures from the ones below:



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