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Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here. Boy I must not have been thinking straight yesterday when I posted about our orioles at our feeder because I forgot to include the video I made to go along with it.

So without further ado here it is.

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

Enjoy!

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Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here to tell you about some of the wild bird excitement we’ve had in the past few days. On Saturday morning we saw a Baltimore Oriole feeding from our hummingbird feeder.

Male Baltimore Oriole on hummingbird feeder

In a short time we were able to see at least 3 male Orioles and one female.

Male Baltimore Oriole on hummingbird feeder while female waits her turn

One of the things Orioles like to eat from are fruits and oranges are a favorite. Since we had a supply of oranges in the fridge Charlie decided to make an orange feeder. After a little while in his workshop an orange feeder was created.

An orange feeder with room for half an orange on each side.

All it took were a few scraps of wood (that were already treated with protective coating) and a sturdy piece of wire salvaged from an old bookcase. A couple of screw eyes to hang it with and we were in business.

We put the orange feeder just a few feet away from the hummingbird feeder and within minutes the orioles were exploring it.

Sometimes there was even a waiting line in the tree above the feeder and other times there was an oriole on both sides.

In the morning when I take the dogs out for their first “business” run I now add orange feeder maintenance to the routine.

A well used orange

Needless to say the new feeder is a hit with the orioles. We think we have at least 2 males and 2 females so we are hoping they stick around all summer so we might get to see their babies too. Most summers we’ve had glimpses of orioles around our property but this is the first year we’ve ever had them come to our hummingbird feeders so we hope to see much more of them.

Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here! We are here to do our second Chewy.com review for the month.

What’s in the box this month?

This time we are reviewing Wellness CORE Grain-Free Marrow Roasts Hearty Beef Recipe Dog Treats. There are other flavors available too.

According to Chewy.com:

“Wellness CORE Grain-Free Marrow Roasts Hearty Beef Recipe Dog Treats are a great tasty snack. The crunchy biscuits are baked with real marrow centers. These tasty and tantalizing treats have a delicious center that’s packed with vitamins and minerals. Pups can’t keep their paws off of them!”

Some of the key benefits of these treats are:

  • All natural ingredients with no wheat, wheat-gluten, corn, soy, artificial colors or flavors
  • Treats are high in iron, calcium, zinc, Vitamins A for optimal health
  • Made from real beef and no by products
  • Quality assured and made from finest globally-sourced ingredients
  • Only 5 calories per a treat

Those treats look delish!

Do you think we will get both segments at once?

Of course our mom broke those pieces in half and only gave us one little piece each.

We don’t have any video this time because our mom goofed up and didn’t hit the button to start it when she said the magic “okay” word. It’s all right though because we ate them so fast there wasn’t much to see.

Now we get the other piece.

These are great. Can I have another one?

Millie & Walter give Wellness CORE Grain-Free Marrow Roasts 8 paws up (because that is all the paws we have) and we recommend it to all our friends.

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This month we are joining Koru Bear for the Chewy.com blog hop.

Disclaimer: As #ChewyInfluencers we received one bag of Wellness CORE Grain-Free Marrow Roasts from Chewy.com to review. We did not receive any monetary compensation for this review and will receive no additional benefits for barking about the product or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinions of ours.

Hi everyone! It’s Walter here. Can you believe it’s been 5 years since I was welcomed into my forever home? I’m sad to say that this year the rescue Millie and I came from has stopped their rescue work. We can’t thank all the volunteers enough for helping both of us find our forever home. We can keep up with all the alumni from the rescue on their Facebook page now at BDBH Alumni.

I think you all know how much I love my home.

I love playing in our yard in the snow…

…and wrestling with Millie

We can hang out quietly together too.

I love my yard no matter what time of year it is.

But my favorite thing to do is to hang out in bed with my pawrents.

My mom makes a great pillow.

I may be a bit grayer around the muzzle but I haven’t slowed down a bit. I sometimes wonder how my brother is doing. I know he was adopted by another family and I hope he is as happy as I am. I sure am lucky to have found my pawrents and sister.

Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here! We are here to do a special Chewy.com review. A little over a month ago we received an unexpected box from Chewy.

What’s in the box this month?

When we opened it we found a box of Onguard Flea & Tick Treatment for Dogs, 45-88 lbs. (There are other sizes available for smaller pups too.) Unfortunately we had received our monthly flea med application just the day before this box from Chewy.com came. We decided that we would just wait a month and use it for our next treatment.

Front of the box

Back of the box

We read the box carefully and also checked online to get all the details before we let our pawrents apply it to us.

According to Chewy.com:

“Onguard Flea & Tick Treatment for Dogs offers an effective and convenient way to keep your pup protected from pests. This fast-acting topical treatment kills all life stages of fleas and ticks on dogs at least 8 weeks old…and helps control infestations of chewing lice and sarcoptic mange mites. With the time-tested and commonly used fipronil and (S)-methoprene as its two active ingredients, Onguard breaks the flea life cycle and rids your dog of fleas that can cause flea allergy dermatitis. Not only does it wipe out adult fleas, but it keeps new eggs from hatching. This powerful formula keeps killing Brown dog ticks, American dog ticks, Lone Star ticks and Deer ticks that may carry Lyme disease for up to a month.”

 

“Application is easy—just squeeze this spot treatment onto your pup’s skin between the shoulder blades. Onguard is long-lasting and waterproof, so it still offers protection even after a bath or if your pup gets caught in the rain.”

To open each application you just snip off the top with a scissors. Then you let your pawrents apply it to your back between your shoulder blades. We don’t have any pictures of us getting the treatment because our pawrents like to work as a team with dad holding us and mom applying the flea medication.

Here I, Walter, am after mom put the Onguard on me.

Just a little closer look. You can’t really see it but there is a little wet spot from it.

Here is Millie after her treatment.

At a closer look you can see some of it on the surface. Millie’s fur isn’t quite as thick as Walter’s so it comes to the surface a bit easier.

After we got our treatments we were rewarded for being good pups with a cookie. We had this flea treatment about a week ago and can report no adverse effects or any fleas or ticks on either of us. Now we’re going to turn this over to our mom so she can give you her two cents on Onguard Flea & Tick.

Hi everyone. It’s Cindy here now. Millie & Walter normally receive K9 Advantix II Flea & Tick Treatment for Large Dogs 21-55 lbs which is also available from Chewy.com. One of the reasons we use K9 Advantix II is because in addition to protecting the dogs from fleas and ticks it also repels and kills mosquitoes and repels and prevents blood-feeding by biting flies.

Our property has a creek running across it with some swampy areas so we unfortunately have a lot of mosquitoes every summer. We also are subjected to a nasty biting fly season every year. The K9 Advantix II really makes a difference in combating these two pests as well as controlling fleas and ticks.

The bottom line is that Onguard is a good product if you only need to control fleas and ticks. It is also $11 dollars per pack cheaper than K9 Advantix II and right now Chewy.com is running a special for 50% Off First Pack Limit 1 per customer (conditions apply). We are thankful to Chewy for giving us the opportunity try Onguard Flea & Tick treatment and will use it for Millie & Walter again after the summer is over but we prefer to use K9 Advantix II during the mosquito and biting fly season.

Millie & Walter give Onguard Flea and Tick 8 paws up (because that is all the paws we have) and we recommend it to all our friends.

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This month we are joining Koru Bear for the Chewy.com blog hop.

Disclaimer: As #ChewyInfluencers we received one box of Onguard Flea & Tick Treatment for Dogs, 45-88 lbs from Chewy.com to review. We did not receive any monetary compensation for this review and will receive no additional benefits for barking about the product or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinions of ours.

Hi everyone! It’s Walter here. Remember a couple of posts ago when my mom told you about using a valve from an inflatable ball in the doll she made? Well I wanted to show you how I helped her get that valve out of the ball.

I had a little help from my dad because he blew the ball up for me.

Then I took the ball to our living room and gave it a good sniff.

I had fun shaking it and tossing it around a bit.

Don’t mind the mess behind me in front of that chair. That is the remnants from the packing pillows that came in the box with these toy balls. I had to destroy them first.

I had a great time showing that ball who was boss. If you want to see all the action you can check out my video.

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

My mom made sure I didn’t tear up the ball too much and ruin the valve she needed. It’s always lots of fun helping my pawrents out with any shredding they need. Do you help your pawrents out like that too?

Hi everyone. It’s Cindy here. Mother Nature must be confused about what time of year it is. While most of my Blogville friends have been posting pictures of leafed out trees and flowers popping from the ground we are stuck with snow.

My mom (who lives near me) has been spending the past few weeks with her brother in Arizona so I thought I would send her a postcard.

The real irony of the above picture is the contrast between what is outside and the picture on the calendar to the right of the sliding door. Let me zoom in on the calendar for you.

What a lovely picture of a dog laying next to a spring blooming shrub. It will be over a month before we could attempt to recreate that picture. It snowed off and on all day yesterday and the high temperature for the next few days will be in the 30’s about 20 degrees below average.

Just another look at yesterday’s weather

Now I thought I would brighten up this post with a couple pictures my mom took of the cacti blooming in Arizona.


Those are pretty flowers. I hope in a few weeks I will be able to show you some of our own flower pictures.

We are joining Rosy for this weeks Flower Friday. Stop by her blog to see what other blogs are doing. They probably have flowers of their own to show.

P.S. To Mom: I hope you don’t mind that I stole a couple of your pictures. Make sure you dress for cold weather when you come home next week.