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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here! I’m here to do another Chewy.com review for January.

What’s this inside the box?

I’m reviewing the Outward Hound Fun Feeder Interactive Dog Bowl. My mom chose the Regular sized Purple bowl for me. The purple bowl is the “easiest” one they have. There are other bowls available that are more difficult.

According to Chewy.com:

“It’s natural for dogs to play with their food. Add a bit of fun to every bite with a Fun Feeder! Featuring meal-lengthening ridges and mazes, Fun Feeders keep pups engaged for up to 10 times longer at chow time.”

The regular size purple feeder has a pretty flower design

I don’t know about you but I don’t play with my food. I just eat it. My mom was happy to be able to try this bowl out because she says I eat too fast. I’ve never had any problems with eating fast but eating fast can cause pups to be more susceptible to bloat and some throw up if they eat too fast.

The best way to show you how it went is to show you the video of me using the bowl. In the video you will also see how I used to eat with a regular bowl.

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

As you could see in the video it took me much longer to eat using the Outward Hound Fun Feeder. Even with the easiest bowl I had lots of trouble getting the food out of the center part of the bowl so the next time my mom only put the food along the outer edge of the bow.

It’s a good thing my mom didn’t pick out either of the more difficult bowls. We think it might be because I have an under bite so it’s more difficult to reach where the dividers are the tallest. Take a look at this other video to see that it’s a little easier for me when the food isn’t in the center.

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

I’ve been using this bowl for every meal now. In the past Millie would get a head start on me because I always finished before she did (even with the head start). Now I start eating while Millie is still outside “doing her business” and she finishes before me now.

The Outward Hound Bowls are top rack dishwasher safe

This bowl is a little tougher to clean by hand but it is also top rack dishwasher safe. I have to give this bowl 4 paws up (because that is all the paws I have) and I recommend these bowls to all my friends.

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

Disclaimer: As #ChewyInfluencers we received one Outward Hound Fun Feeder Interactive Dog Bowl 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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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here! We are here to do this month’s Chewy.com review.

Let’s see what is in the box

We are reviewing Blue Buffalo Blue Stix Beef Recipe Pepperoni-Style Dog Treats. There are other flavors available to try too.

According to Chewy.com:

“With real beef as the first ingredient, nutrient-packed flaxseed, oatmeal, and sweet potatoes, and absolutely zero artificial flavors or preservatives, these wholesome dog treats will have your four-legged best friend begging to learn new tricks…And with no chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat or soy to worry about, these tasty beef sticks make for a perfectly guilt-free way to treat your furry family member.”

These treats are made in the USA too and we know how much we all appreciate that. You can see that the treats are segmented and since they are soft you can easily break them into smaller pieces…not that we recommend that though.

Look how big those treats are

I can’t wait to try those

Did those treats shrink?
I think they are half the size they were just a minute ago

We finally got to try a couple of pieces. Our mom broke one of those sticks in half and that is what we got to taste.

The waiting is the hardest part

Take a look at our video that we took. You sure can see how much we loved these treats.

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

We both think these treats are great and even got another one to try.

We have to give these treats 8 paws up (because that is all the paws we have) and we recommend them 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 Blue Buffalo Blue Stix Beef Recipe Pepperoni-Style 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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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. It’s so rare this time of year to see the sun out that we both wanted to squeeze into the corner of the family room where the windows go all the way down to the floor. We hope you like our “usie”.

After posing for our picture we decided to do a little snuggling and snoozing. It’s warming up here which means our snow is melting. We hope it doesn’t all disappear.

We are joining, The Cat on My Head, for our first entry in their Sunday Selfies Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today I’m joining the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop to tell you about the first two Feel Better Friends (FBF) that I’ve made. If you remember I did a previous post about the process of becoming a volunteer with FBF.

My first doll was for a “Little Boy M” that I can’t tell you much about or show any pictures of by request of his family. He is just under two years old and according to his bio loves dogs and cats.

I decided to make him a stuffed dog to go along with the doll.

The stuffed dog pattern is called “Patchwork Puppy” and is from the Crochet World April 2012 issue.

One of the things I found out since I did my test doll was that instead of making crochet eyes there was a machine embroidery that I could use. I love the way the eyes turned out and it’s so easy to make any color I need.

The hair for this doll was made using Knit Picks CotLin DK weight yarn that was first hooked into the scalp. To get the finer look to the hair I separated the strands of the yarn using a tapestry needle.

One of the challenges I had with this doll was that I wanted to sew his clothes so I could make an outfit similar to the one Little Boy M was wearing in the pictures I was sent. I downloaded the patterns from FBF but they were a bit too big for my doll. After a few attempts I finally had a pattern that would fit. The embroidery on his t-shirt is copied from the picture I had of Little Boy M.

I can tell you that Little Boy M and his family were very happy with their Feel Better Friend doll and his Patchwork Puppy.

My next FBF doll was for Viviauna a young girl with a variety of medical problems. I have permission from her mother to post her pictures.

Vivauna

Vivi’s doll

One of the challenges I had with this doll was that it is my first with a wig.

The elastic band holds the wig on.

My first attempt at the wig didn’t work out so well. The crocheted cap that I hooked the hair in became misshapen and I had to pull it all out and make a new cap. This time I made the cap a bit smaller and also put the hair in a little looser. As you can see it turned out great on my second attempt.

The reason this doll has a wig is because Viviauna is having surgery on her scull that will require all her hair to be shaved off. Along with the cute jumper I crocheted I also made a head band for the doll to wear when she has her wig off. I also added a scar like the one Viviauna will have after her procedure.

An ear to ear scar

To complete the items for Viviauna I added a head band for her to wear after her surgery.

Vivi’s doll with accessories

A few days after shipping off the doll with her accessories I received some pictures of her with her new friend.

I think her smile says it all.

Making Feel Better Friends dolls has been a great way to use my crochet skills for charity work. I already am well on my way to completing my next doll for a little boy. If you know of a child with medical problems that you think would benefit from having a Mini Me to help them you can visit the Feel Better Friends website to request a doll. I am assigned to the northeast USA but I think you can request a specific crafter if you would like.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie here. The weather so far this winter has been miserably cold especially in the mornings when it has been in the single digits (degrees F). When it’s that cold neither of us can stay outside for more than a couple of minutes without trying to levitate and not walk in the snow. There is one way to make that better.

I really don’t like these booties.

In order to give us enough time to do our business we get fleece booties put on our feet. I think most of you would agree wearing booties is no fun. Here is a little video of how much I hate wearing these things.


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

The funny thing is that once I get outside in the snow it’s like I don’t have any booties on and can walk and run around normally. Why is that?

BTW I have such tiny feet that my mom custom made my booties to fit me. We were so happy that the temps this afternoon were in the 20’s and we got to have some play time in the snow. We have about a foot of it on the ground right now. That was lots of fun.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here. First we have to apologize to Rosy and Lady Shasta for taking so long to do this post. We of course are blaming our mom for dragging her feet.

Look at these pressie packages!

Millie’s pressie package arrived first so we will show you that one first.

I have to help get it out of the box.

Thanks for these great pressies Rosy!

Everything was in that cute burlap bag and there was even a magnet for our mom’s car. She will put it on sometime after she washes it the next time.

Here is a video of us opening the pressie package and our first reactions to the pressies.

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

Thanks Rosy. You sure know how to shop for a gal.

Now it’s time to show you what Walter got from Lady Shasta.

It took some work but I finally got this bag open.

There were four wrapped packages inside.

All of these smell good.
Can I help you open anything?

I’ll open this one for you Walter.

Look at all the great pressies Walter got.

Here is a video of the action to get Walter’s pressie package open and our reaction to what was inside.

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

Thanks Lady Shasta. You sure know how to shop for a guy.

I spent most of my time playing with the gator toy and we put the treats right in our cookie jar. I will wait to use those tennis balls until the winter is over. I wouldn’t want to loose them in the snow. Mom wouldn’t let us eat the two big cookies right away but we did try them a couple of days later and boy were they tasty.

Well that is what we got from the Blogville Christmas Gift Exchange. We want to thank Oreo and his mom for coordinating it and of course a big thanks to Rosy and Lady Shasta for being such great shoppers.

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