Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vacation!

Hey, everyone! We're currently on a mini two day vacation!! Got here yesterday morning and leave Friday. Won't be commenting, but posts will still be daily until we get home. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Nola and Pike: The Perfect Team

I say over and over how this guy is both toy obsessed and more than a little bit weird, right? Well, he and his "sister" have this odd little habit when it comes to his balls (no, not those balls - Pike is neutered ;)). Pike loves balls of all shapes and sizes, but he's especially fond of mini tennis balls...unless they're new and fuzzy. He doesn't want to pick them up if they still have a good bit of fuzz on them!

Enter Nola. She remedies his...quirk by meticulously pealing off the fuzz from all his tennis balls. She doesn't eat the fuzz, and she doesn't play with the balls. She just quickly strips them and leaves them for Cuckoo For Coco Puffs Pike to find and play with. It's the funniest thing to see!

He's loony tunes.


We literally do this for a good two or more hours a day.
Big Sis is smug, and all is well in Pike-land once again.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Black and White Sunday

Nikon D3300
35mm lens
1/800
f/1.8
ISO 400
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Dachshund Nola: A Mini Review of The Honest Kitchen Revel Dog Food

Hey, everyone! I have a review for you today on The Honest Kitchen's newest line of whole grain dehydrated dog food, Revel. It'll be super short, since I have a very full work schedule this week and I'm trying to finish scheduling all the posts for this week while I have a minute. I'm doing some serious cramming!



The Honest Kitchen is a great company that makes wholesome food and treats for dogs and cats. Their newest (and cheapest) product is called Revel. It's a grain inclusive, chicken based food that is suitable for all life stages. It has minimal, high quality ingredients, and you don't have to feed to much of it compared to other brands.  THK's food is dehydrated, so you just add water to create a tasty meal for your pup.



While I'm a big fan of The Honest Kitchen as a whole, Nola doesn't do well on their food since she needs a higher protein and fat content in her meals, or she gets extremely thin.
Keeping that in mind, I picked Pike to test this food. Pike's one of the pickiest dogs I've ever met when it comes to meal foods (though he'll eat most any treat, the little shit), and he also has a sensitive stomach. With a gradual transition, he experienced no stomach upset, and he eagerly ate all his food whenever it was offered to him. Pike, who's about 7-10lbs, has been eating 1/3c (before adding water) once a day. He approves!

It was difficult getting him to take the ball out of his mouth so he'd get to try it. ;)



Water added on the left, dry on the right. The nice thing about dehydrated food is you can cater the consistently to what your dog likes. Pike prefers it to be like soup, but since Olivia was getting a taste, I made this batch fairly dry so it wouldn't stick in her beard. 





I'd recommend this to anyone with a pup this would work for, especially if you've been wanting to try THK but have balked at the price. This is their most affordable food yet, and it's well worth the price you do pay.


-Dachshund Mommy

This happened as I was attempting to open the bag. 2lbs of food spilled all over me, my review table, and the floor.

Luckily the cleanup crew was there, and left an abstract display of tongue art. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

52 Snapshots of Life: Week 17

Earth
Nikon D3300
35mm lens
1/4,000
f/2.8
ISO 100

For this week, I chose something that comes from the earth (a tomato plant) and the opposite of earth (sky). I didn't really care for this shot when I took it, but after a bit of editing I like it!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

It's a Frogs-hund

Haven't you heard of this new designer breed? It's a Dachshund x Frog. I'm calling it a Frogs-hund.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Black and White Sunday

Nikon D3300
35mm lens
1/1250
f/1.8
ISO 400

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Friday, April 17, 2015

HOT!

It's really starting to heat up here in Florida now that we're halfway through April. I took these the other day and was so disgustingly sweaty! Where the camera rests against my face was sticky with it. So nasty.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Interrupting Olivia

We all know this guy is frisbee obsessed, right? 

Well, apparently Olivia did not get the memo!

Her favorite game is interrupting Pike mid-toss.

Good thing he's much faster than Liv. 

Nola thinks they're both goofs.



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Black and White Sunday


Nikon D3300
18-55mm lens
35mm
1/1000
f/4.5
ISO 640 

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Dachshund Nola Reviews: Merrick Power Bites for Chewy.com

Hey, everyone! It's time for our monthly Chewy.com review.  You're always hearing me rave about Chewy, so I'll keep it simple this time and rip off Nike: Just Do It. ;)


This month I picked Merrick Power Bites Turducken Recipe for my crew, and I'm thrilled! This 6oz bag of soft, grain and gluten free treats are made in the USA of quality ingredients, and come in six flavors to please any pup's palate: Texas Beef, Turducken, Salmon, Chicken, Pork, and Peanut Butter & Sweet Potato.



Here are the ingredients of the Turducken flavor:
Deboned Turkey, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Protein, Potato Starch, Organic Cane Molasses, Vegetable Glycerin, Brown Sugar, Deboned Duck, Deboned Chicken, Gelatin, Cultured Skim Milk, Sunflower Lecithin, Phosphoric Acid, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Natural Smoke Flavor, Carrots, Apples, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Rosemary Extract


My favorite thing about these treats are their teeny tiny, completely adorable star shape. These treats are one of the few that I can give to my mini crew straight out of the bag without needing to break them up. There's a ton in the bag, too!







Everyone loved these, which is pretty rare for Olivia to like something as much as everyone else. They smell a bit like beef jerky, but it's not an overtly strong scent and it doesn't cling to your hands or pockets. They're not greasy either, which is a huge plus! They come in an resealable bag, and there's only 5 calories per treat.

I highly recommend these, and will be buying more!


- Dachshund Mommy