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Hi everyone! It’s me Walter! Boy have I had some fun this past month with our Chewy.com review item. When we got our email with the choices from Miss Sydney I told mom I wanted to get the KONG Squeezz Ball with Handle toy so I could give it to my dad for Father’s day. Isn’t that thoughtful of me? Millie doesn’t do much playing with toys so I get to do this review.

KONG Squeezz Ball with Handle ToySize Medium

KONG Squeezz Ball with Handle Toy
Size Medium

Mom forgot to specify a size so Miss Sydney sent us a medium. Even though I’m a 50 lb. boy the medium sized toy isn’t too small for me. If you order one you get to pick the size but the color is random. We were glad the one we got is red so it shows up in the lawn well.

Posing with toy before playing

Posing with toy before playing

I think the ball part is the perfect size and is similar in size to a tennis ball. There is a lot you can do with this toy so here is a little video to show you how.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to see it.

You can really kick up your heels playing with this toy!

You can really kick up your heels playing with this toy!

It was a pretty warm day so after a while I had to take a break.

Now that is a big tongue and yes it is covered with grass.

Now that is a big tongue…
and yes it is covered with grass.

Mom kept trying to get me to play tug with her but I just wasn’t into it that day. Of course the next day when she and her camera weren’t around my dad and I had a good time playing tug. BOL!

I give the KONG Squeezz Ball with Handle toy four paws up out of four. It sure is a lot of fun and best of all you can get your mom or dad involved too. I also want to give Chewy.com a big thank you for letting me review this fun toy. We were also sent some Natural Balance Dental Chews but we haven’t done any taste testing of them yet because mom is lazy but we hope to do that soon.

Hi everyone! It’s Millie here. Mom said I have to tell you all about this mischief but I’m not really sure what she is talking about. Do you remember when my mom finally got a video of what I like to do after I eat my breakfast (and sometimes my dinner)? Well instead of messing around in the living room sometimes after dinner I like to go upstairs and have some fun on the big bed.

I had nothing to do with this momI was just helping turn down the bed for the night

I was just helping turn down the bed for the night
I had nothing to do with this

Dad was the first one upstairs after me and this is what he found.

Nice turn down job Millie

Nice turn down job Millie

Of course the first thing dad did was call mom to bring the camera.

Oh hi mom! Is something wrong?

Oh hi mom! Is something wrong?

Mom said it was a little early for a bedtime turn down. I really enjoy throwing the pillows around a bit too. After all the picture taking mom and dad put the bed back the way they wanted it (spoil sports).

You do know I'm the good one, right mom?I can't believe they put the bed back togdther

You do know I’m the good one, right mom?
I can’t believe they put the bed back together

Well I sure had fun while it lasted. Do any of you like to “play” on the big bed too?

Happy Father’s Day!

Hi everyone it’s Millie & Walter here. We just wanted to do a quick post to celebrate the bestest dog dad around.

Charlie Walter Millie - rope play 3

He takes breaks from working in the yard to play with us.

millie walter Charlie - attack of the kissing bandits

We love to slobber all over him with kisses to thank him for all the times he plays with us. And best of all…

A Charlie Sandwich

A Charlie Sandwich

We love to snuggle up close to him when all the fun is over and we need a little rest.

Happy Father’s Day Charlie. You are the best dog dad in the world! And Happy Father’s Day to all the anipal Dad’s out there in Blogville.

Our mom would like to also remember her dad on this day, the first Father’s Day since his passing.

Grill Master Chuck at Work

Grill Master Chuck at Work

We bet our Grandpa Chuck is cooking up something good for everyone on the other side of the Bridge today.

Disclaimer: We, Millie & Walter, do not condone the use of the following pictures or video on our blog. Proceed at your own risk…you’ve been warned!

Hi everyone, it’s Cindy here! Don’t listen to Millie and Walter. They don’t know what really is cute and what is not. Be prepared for some ultra cute pictures and video.

We have a very large willow tree in our front yard. Over the years many woodpeckers have hammered holes in this tree. Until recently we have never actually seen anything using these holes for homes. On a very rainy morning Charlie saw a mother squirrel bring her babies to a large hole in this willow tree.

Willow with squirrel nest - with words

She made a total of four trips to bring the whole family to the new nest. Since she was moving them during a rain storm we figured the reason was because they were getting soaked where they were.

The following day the sun came out and so did the babies.

Do you think it's safe to go out?

Do you think it’s safe to go out?
I thought mom said to stay in here.

It's okay if we stay close to the nest.

It’s okay if we stay close to the nest.

These adorable babies spent much of the day running up and down the willow tree. Here is a short video of some of the action.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

Yesterday this group of hooligans was scurrying around the backyard while Millie and Walter were inside. The pups sure had fun were frustrated watching all this action through the windows.

We actually aren’t sure if these are grey squirrels or red squirrels. We thought the mom that was carrying the babies was a grey squirrel (we were viewing during a rain storm from a long distance) but when looking at the babies they seem to have more reddish fur than expected. We do have both species living on our property so it could be either one. No matter what they are they sure are cute and fun to watch.

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Dory for Flower Friday.

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Let’s start with some wide views of the yard. Then we will zoom in an get some close up views of the flowers.

Here is a quick video panning around the yard from the patio. A lot has changed since the last video like this I posted a month ago.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

Now let’s take a closer look. (Don’t forget you can always click on an image to see a bigger view)

North West Corner of Yard

North West Corner of Yard

In this corner of the yard we have a nice variety of green and red foliage. On the right are some viburnum blooming and in the middle is our Miss Kim Lilac.

Miss Kim Lilac

Miss Kim Lilac

It’s too bad someone hasn’t invented smell-o-vision yet because the scent from the lilacs is divine.

The perennial garden is looking great!

The perennial garden is looking great!

Most of the plants in the perennial garden survived our harsh winter. Charlie has moved a few things around and added a couple of plants too.

Amsonia Blue Ice (Common name: Blue Star)

Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ (Common name: Blue Star)

This Amsonia is one of the new additions in the perennial garden. I love the delicate blue flowers.

North East Corner

North East Corner

The North East corner of the yard shows off the variety of foliage colors in our yard. Let’s move in a little close to see what is in bloom.

Azalea, Rhododendren, Viburnum, Roses and Weigela in bloom.

Azalea, Rhododendron, Viburnum, Roses and Weigela in bloom.
(from left to right)

I’ve shown you pictures of some of these flowers so lets zoom in on some we haven’t see yet this year.

Pink Rhododendron

Pink Rhododendron

One of the new additions in this area are a couple of Yellow Knock Out Roses.

Yellow Knock Out Rose

Yellow Knock Out Rose

The roses start out the dark yellow and then fade to a pale yellow as seen above on the left. The weigela flowers are similar in that they start out as a darker pink and then fade to almost white with pink centers.

Variegated Weigela Flowers

Variegated Weigela Flowers

To finish today’s tour around the yard we have a Japanese Maple surrounded by two different viburnum.

Japanese Maple with Viburnum on either side

Japanese Maple with Viburnum on either side

Well I hope you enjoyed this walk around our garden today.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Hi everyone! Wow! Did we have an exciting day last week. On Tuesday, May 19th a pair of male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds waged a fierce all day battle for the rights to our backyard. I noticed them first thing in the morning when I took the dogs out for their bathroom duties.

Let the games begin!

Let the games begin!

Throughout the day I would glance out the window and see them still going at it.

Get off my feeder!

Get off my feeder!

Occasionally they would both land on the feeder and both would take some sips from the feeder.

A temporary truce for refueling

A temporary truce for refueling

But that wouldn’t last long and they would be at it again.

Who will be the first to give up?

Who will be the first to give up?

They were so consumed by their turf battle that I was able to get within about 8 feet to take these pictures. I also took some video of the action that you can see below. The video is a bit long but that was after I cut it down from the 20 clips I took of them. I apologize that the birds aren’t always in the best focus but I wanted to demonstrate how fierce some of the action was. The camera had difficulty focusing on the small birds and instead would focus on the background. If you listen closely you can hear when they hit each other. You can also see that they seem to take turns being the one on the feeder and the one trying to knock the other off.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

At times one of the birds would be on the feeder.

Whatcha looking at?

Whatcha looking at?

While the other was on top of the hook holding the feeder. It seemed that the one on top would not see when the other flew onto the feeder.

Where did he go?

Where did he go?

There were brief periods of rest between skirmishes. I caught this picture of them both preening while sitting on the trellis in the perennial garden.

The arrows show where the hummingbirds are sitting.

The arrows show where the hummingbirds are sitting.

I was getting exhausted watching this battle going on. It continued all day long until after sundown. (Yes, I turned off the lights in the kitchen and looked out at about 8:30 pm to see them still going at it) The next day only one male hummingbird remained. I would like to think the loser of the battle flew on to find his own territory.

I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Wild Bird Wednesday and will take some time to stop by the blog hop host too.

Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here. Oh boy are we excited! You will never guess who emailed our mom a few weeks ago. Well if you guessed Miss Sydney from Chewy.com you are right! She wanted to know if we wanted to join the Chewy.com review team. It took us all of about 2 seconds to scream YES! We’ve seen so many of our friends review all sorts of tasty treats and were beginning to feel a bit left out, but we won’t feel left out any longer. Here is our first review for Chewy!

Look what landed on our door step!

Look what landed on our door step!

Our mom selected some snacks for us and in a couple of days this package was dropped off at our door. We of course sounded the alarm as we always do when things get dropped off at the door. Our mom told Miss Sydney to address the package to us since we are doing the taste testing.

It's even addressed to us!

It’s even addressed to us!

Inside that package was a bag of Wellness Core Superfood Protein Bars Beef & Bison with Blueberries.

Wellness Core Superfood Protien Bars - bag - chewy

We couldn’t wait to give them a taste but of course mom made us pose with them first.

Even with the bag closed they smell greatI think I can taste them through the bag.

Even with the bag closed they smell great!
I think I can taste them through the bag.

Mom please open the bag I can't wait another second!

Mom please open the bag I can’t wait another second!
He is such a drama king.

After what seemed like forever (about 2 minutes) mom let us have a taste.

I ate mine so fast mom almost missed the picture.

I ate mine so fast mom almost missed the picture.

I'm drooling these are so good.

I’m drooling these are so good.

It took mom a few tries to get some pictures of us eating those treats. We sucked them down so fast she missed the shot most of the time.

Wellness Protien bars - close up

Each piece is about and inch or so square

 

According to the Chewy.com website, “These nutrient-dense protein nuggets are packed with quality animal protein, without fillers or grains, along with wholesome superfoods. Each tender bite delivers an incredibly healthy and exceptionally tasty way to treat your dog.” All we know is they taste great!

We give these treats 8 paws up for our highest rating. We were not paid for our review but were supplied one package of these treats for our honest review. Thanks Miss Sydney for letting us join the Chewy.com review team. We can’t wait for next month.

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