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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We are hanging out at Sarge’s blog today to celebrate his 10th birthday.

Happy Birthday Sarge!

Happy Birthday Sarge!

His party is so big that he had to do two blog posts so be sure to check out part 2 here. We sure are having a great time enjoying all the foodables and hanging out with all our friends.

Thanks for the party Sarge, and have a great day!

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Hi everyone, it’s Millie & Walter here! It’s time for this month’s Chewy.com review. Wow! It’s a miracle that we are doing this and it isn’t the last day of the month!

Quit teasing us mom and hand over that envelope!

Quit teasing us mom and hand over that envelope!

Of course the first thing you have to do is get the treats out of the envelope they came in. As you may remember from past reviews Walter enjoys opening the envelope almost more than getting to taste the treats.

Hold still so I can rip you to shreds!

Hold still so I can rip you to shreds!

Here is a video action of that action.

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

It took Walter a while to get the job done because Millie was distracting him with her barking out the windows.

Now that Walter got the treat bag out of the envelope we can see that we are reviewing Wellness Pure Rewards Grain-Free Venison & Salmon Jerky Bits Dog Treats. Of course we had to humor our mom and pose with the bag.

Hey Walter check out all the good stuff in these treats.

Hey Walter check out all the good stuff in these treats.

We chose the Venison and Salmon flavor but there are a few other flavors to choose from. These treats are grain free and made in the USA which we know is important to many of us.

Waiting is the hardest part

Waiting is the hardest part

I can't wait any longer. These treats smell great!

I can’t wait any longer. These treats smell great!

These treats are soft and chewy and easily break into smaller pieces. We know our pawrents love to make our treats smaller to make us think we are getting more to eat but we know the truth.

Each treat is about and inch square and is scored to easily break into smaller pieces.

Each treat is about and inch square and is scored to easily break into smaller pieces.

We loved these treats! There is no question this is an 8 paws up (because that is all the paws we have) great treat and we recommend them to all our friends.

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This month we are joining Oz the Terrier and Sugar the Golden Retriever for their Chewy.com blog hop.

Disclaimer: We received one bag of Wellness Pure Rewards Grain-Free Venison & Salmon Jerky Bits Dog Treats 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.

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Walter, lay down...you're blocking my sun. {{sigh}} Sisters!

Walter, put your head down…you’re blocking my sun.
{{sigh}} Sisters!

We are participating in the Black & White Sunday blog hop.

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Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today I’m joining the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop to show you one of my latest crochet creations. Long time readers may remember when I introduced you to Stan and Eric quite a while ago. Well it’s time to introduce you to a new resident to my Mini collection.

{{muffled}} Hi everyone! I'm Kenny McCormick.

{{muffled}} Hi everyone! I’m Kenny McCormick.

That’s right, it’s Kenny McCormick from South Park Colorado. If you are wondering why Kenny’s speech is muffled it’s because he always has his hood up and it covers his mouth so you can’t quite understand what he is saying all the time.

Once again I used a pattern I purchased from Etsy (the same place I got the Stan and Eric patterns) and I used same Lizbeth size 3 cotton thread that I used to make the previous boys.

Glad to see you Kenny. What took you so long?
At least you are in one piece and haven’t died yet.

You might be wondering why it took me so long to have Kenny join the other boys. Well, I have been working on other projects like the holiday afghan, baby blanket with matching hats and booties, and crocheted birds since I finished Stan and Eric. I have to confess that I did have most of Kenny’s parts completed for quite a while but was focused more on the other projects. One of the reasons I think it took a while is that Stan and Eric’s bodies are done all in one piece but Kenny is done in multiple pieces that needed to be stitched together. It still was fairly easy to complete once I put my mind to it.

Welcome to the Mini family Kenny!

Welcome to the Mini family Kenny!

I’m very happy with how Kenny turned out. So far I have had consistent gauge and managed to have Kenny and Stan turn out to be about the same size (not including his pom pom). Don’t worry I already have Kyle Broflovski on my hooks so I hopefully will be introducing you to him very soon so stay tuned.

If you are interested in seeing more crochet creations please visit the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop.

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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here. Wow did I have some fun recently. When my mom was cleaning out the old TV cabinet she found some toys we had forgotten about. Now you might not remember but Millie doesn’t play with toys so I had lots of fun.

Mom’s friend, Sam, from The Quilting Doberman sent us this toy. She calls it a “slobber ball”.

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I didn’t worry about slobbering on the ball. I just grabbed that fleece and starting pulling it out the holes.

I’m not sure if you can tell but it is a stuffed ball that is stuffed in a plastic ball that has some holes in it.

Here you can see that I have ripped the blue cover off the ball in the ball.

Here you can see that I have ripped some of the blue cover off the ball in the ball.

I took turns between chewing the blue fabric off and pulling the stuffing out of the ball.

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It sure made a huge mess in the living room.

Walter - slobber ball action - debris field

Walter - working on slobber ball - debris field

Mom’s going to have fun picking up all this mess. BOL!

Thanks for sending me this toy Sam. I sure had a lot of fun with it and mom got her exercise picking up everything off the floor.

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Or Where to Put Your Yarn Stash

Hi everyone. It’s Cindy here to tell you a tale of how to make something useful after it becomes obsolete. Do you remember how huge old tube TV’s were? I’m sure some of you may still have some in your house.

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Old Tube TV
(picture borrowed from the internet)

Back when tube TV’s were the only thing you could buy we purchased a cabinet for our family room to put ours in. It was perfect for the job with a large section for the TV and room for additional storage. Eventually that TV died and by that time the only TV’s you could get were the wide screen flat panel type. Since most of our TV viewing is done in the family room we didn’t want to get a small flat screen which is what we would have had to do if it was going to fit inside the cabinet.

New 42" Wide Screen TV on top of Cabinet

New 42″ Wide Screen TV on top of Cabinet

Instead we opted for a 42″ wide screen TV and put it on top of the cabinet. For the past few years the part of the cabinet where the TV used to be began collecting all sorts of things.

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The main items inside the cabinet were dog toys and my crochet projects. I’ve been crocheting for about 4 years now and like anyone that has a craft hobby I had started collecting a bit of a stash of yarn. Well we decided to turn the former TV cabinet into a storage cabinet for my yarn.

TV cabinet yarn storage

TV cabinet yarn storage

Charlie did a great job of making a couple of shelves and staining them to match the cabinet. Then he had the tricky job of drilling holes in the sides to hang the shelves from. The doors are actually on tracks that allowed them to slide back inside the cabinet but now those tracks are blocked by the shelves.

Upper shelf

Upper shelf

The cabinet is about 20″ deep so it has a lot of volume. We looked around and found a couple sizes of plastic totes that fit perfectly. The top shelf allows about 9 inches from the top so the 18 quart Sterilite containers we found at Home Depot were the perfect size.

Lower shelves with large containers.

Lower shelves with large containers.

The middle shelf has about 13″ of clearance and the bottom shelf is about 12″. Again we went with a larger Sterilite container that is a 30 quart size. The large and small containers we found are perfect at about 18″ deep so there is no space wasted. I didn’t use to have all my yarn stash here but I decided to consolidate it all to one location.

What is in that green bag mom?

What is in that green bag mom?

The yarn is mostly sorted by type of yarn but a few are separated by project.

You sure have a lot of yarn here.

You sure have a lot of yarn here.

In the past 4 years I’ve acquired more yarn than I have projects for right now (I know some of you crafters are snickering at reading that). Some of the yarn is left over from previous projects, some of it is for projects I’m working on now and some were bought for one purpose that may never get done. After I recently finished the holiday afghan, Charlie and I looked through a few catalogs and searched online and I bought yarn for 3 more afghans! I’m sure my fellow hookers and knitters can relate. I just couldn’t decide which one I wanted to do and was afraid (yeah sure) that I might not be able to buy the yarn and patterns if I waited.

Thanks for letting me play with this little ball of yarn.

Thanks for letting me play with this little ball of yarn.

As always, whenever I start taking pictures, Walter likes to get involved. I had a small bit of pink yarn and let him play with it.

I love my new storage cabinet. When I was filling the cabinet up it was a good time to see what I have and try to imagine new projects to work on with some of the left overs. If only the housework and other things didn’t get in the way. 😉

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We convinced our mom to order us some kibble from Chewy.com so we finally have a box we can get into. Many of our friends (mostly smaller than us) have been boxing for a long time.

How is this mom?

How is this mom?

That’s good Walter. How about you lay down?

{{sniff}} {{sniff}} I think I can still smell Merrick Texas beef kibble.

{{sniff}} {{sniff}} I think I can still smell Merrick Texas beef kibble.

This is kind of comfy!

This is kind of comfy!

Why don’t we let Millie give it a try?

Did you really expect me to get all the way in this box?

Did you really expect me to get all the way in this box?

Just so you know I did try to get Millie to go in the box with the dog bed in there too and had worse luck than without.

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