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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We were so sad to hear that a Blogville family lost one of their precious kitties to a tragic accident recently. Today would have been Crockett’s 5th gotcha day and his family wants to honor his memory with a special blog hop for their sweet ginger boy.

I’m sure going to miss you Crockett.

Your little tongue sticking out in your pictures always made me smile Crockett.

We are proud to wear our orange hats for Crockett and are even going to share our favorite orange bird.

Mr. Oriole wears his orange every day.

We hope Crockett’s family can feel the love from all of us in Blogville. He was such a special boy and will be missed by everyone.

Visit the Lone Star Cats blog to visit other blogs participating in the hop.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here! It’s time for our February Chewy.com review.

What’s in the box this month?
I don’t know but it smells good.

This month we are reviewing WHIMZEES Brushzees 30 Day Dental Dog Treats in the large size.

WHIMZEES Brushzees 30 Day Dental Dog Treats

There are other sizes of treats available too.

Aren’t those tooth heads cute?

According to Chewy.com:

“Veterinarians believe in brushing every day, and we’ve made it easy with our new 30 day packs! Brushzees are made with ridges and grooves that can help reduce plaque, tartar, and bad breath, and feature the patented Pawfect Paw Pad developed to help paws grip the chew more easily. Brushzees are limited ingredient, GMO-free, gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, and completely without artificial flavors or colors. A Brushzee a day keeps the doggie dentist away!”

Some of the key benefits of these treats are:

  • Long-lasting treat is designed to keep your pup busy chewing!
  • Effective in helping to remove plaque, tartar and bad breath while also satisfying that natural urge to chew.
  • One month supply! Feed your dog one a day to support healthy teeth, breath and gums.
  • Limited ingredient chews are gluten-free, grain-free, GMO-free and have no articifial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Uniquely-shaped chews are crafted with grooves to help clean the smaller spaces between dogs’ teeth, and ridges to help ensure proper blood flow through the gums.

The box says there is a one month supply.

That one month supply is for one dog though.

We always have to wait before we start.

Check out the video to see how we enjoyed these treats.

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

Well that sure took a long time. In reality it took Walter about 12 minutes and Millie about 15 minutes to finish the treats.

This is a big treat.

I like how easy these are to hold.

You really have to work hard to chew these.

Walter’s right. This is quite a work out.

Just a few crumbs to finish up.

I see Walter hovering behind me.

Millie’s treat must be bigger than mine.
No, I just like to savor mine.

Overall we just loved these treats and as a bonus they are good for your teeth. We give these dental treats 8 paws up.

Now here is a note from our mom:

Hi everyone. It’s mom Cindy here. I was very impressed with how long it took the pups to eat these treats. Their teeth and jaws really got a work out from chewing them. The only issue I have is that they are a bit pricey. A box of 30 in the large size costs $54.99 which is $1.83 each (smaller sizes are cheaper). To give these as a daily treat for both of the pups would cost over $100 per month.

Currently we give the dogs a Pedigree Dentistix (which are also available at Chewy.com) every day and they are more cost effective. I do think that the Whimzees would do a better job at keeping their teeth clean than Dentistix so I could see giving them a Whimzee every few days. If you are lucky to have a smaller dog then these would be a good option for you.

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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 WHIMZEES Brushzees 30 Day Dental 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 and Walter here.

We love to snuggle together in this corner

We’re thankful that we’ve had a few days where the sun came out and warmed our favorite corner in the house. If the sun is out you always find Millie laying here. She likes to sit up and look out the window but after a while will contentedly crash.

I have to squeeze into here after Millie lays down

As you can see it’s a tight fit for both of us.

This time the bed is mine

Sometimes there isn’t room for two on the bed but Walter makes do with whatever he can manage.

I really prefer to have my bed all to myself

To be honest Millie isn’t always happy to have Walter squeeze in with her. If she doesn’t like where he lays she will get up and walk away. That usually causes him to follow so Millie will go back to her corner and settle in by herself.

We’re thankful to have such a warm corner of the house to hang out in and we really are thankful that we can do it together too.

We are joining Brian for the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here! It’s time for our January Chewy.com review.

No box today. We got a bag in the mail.

Walter is still playing with the shipping bag but I found the treats for our review.

This bag seems lighter than before.

This month we are reviewing CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits with Bison & Butternut Squash Crunchy Dog Treats.

CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits with Bison & Butternut Squash

There are other flavors of treats available too.

According to Chewy.com:

“Made with bison and butternut squash, this recipe also includes wholesome cumin, sesame oil and ginger—lending just the right flavor and nutrition that your dog craves. A must for quality time with your buddy, these crunchy treats feature an easy-snap texture that are perfect for training and rewarding. And they also help clean his teeth!”

Some of the key benefits of these treats are:

  • Made with recognizable ingredients like bison and butternut squash.
  • Healthy, grain-free treats are great tasting for a healthy reward.
  • Crunchy, easy-snap texture is great for rewarding and helps clean teeth.
  • Plenty to go around with over 30 treats in every bag.
  • Made in the USA by the family-owned company with uncompromising quality.

Those are a nice size treat.

I hope mom doesn’t break them in half.

This is always the hardest part.

Check out the video to see how we enjoyed these treats.

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

We always get a second tasting.

These are great biscuits.

I hope I get to eat all of this one this time.

That Walter is such a thief! He stole part of my biscuit again. Just because I like to break mine in smaller pieces doesn’t mean you get to have some of it.

Maybe if we get just a half piece each Walter won’t steal any of mine!

I get to go first this time.

I really love these treats.

This time there was no stealing. As you can see we both loved these treats.

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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 CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits 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 here. As you might remember last Friday we were waiting for Winter Storm Harper to hit our area and boy did it ever!

I wonder what is hiding under the snow.

The snow started around mid day on Saturday and didn’t stop until this afternoon! The first 24 hours were from the storm and the last 24 hours were from lake effect. My mom estimates that we got around 24 to 30 inches (61 to 76 cm).

I like going off trail!

It was quite windy so there are some areas that are up to our mom’s thigh. Of course she is only 5’2″ tall but that is still deep.

I think I hit a dead end.

Walter and I haven’t been able to play in the snow much because the other factor to this storm has been the cold temps we’ve been having. Our high temps haven’t gotten over 15° F (-10° C) with wind chills below zero and late at night or early morning it’s been in the single digits.

That snow is deep and it’s cold out here!

Here is a little action video of us today. Don’t be fooled by the brief amount of sunshine you see. It only lasted for a few seconds and it was snowing right through it (that’s the fun of lake effect snow).

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

On those really cold mornings our mom puts booties on us so we can be out long enough to get all our “business” taken care of without hurting our paws. You should see how many layers of clothes our mom has to wear. BOL!

Patched together panorama of our back yard.
(click on the image to see a bigger version).

We were getting spoiled with a fairly warm and snow free winter for the past month but Mother Nature is making up for lost time.

No birds are bathing here.

Some of this snow should disappear in a few days as the forecast for Wednesday calls for temperatures in the low 40’s F (5°C) and some rain.

Well I just wanted to let you know that we survived the storm and can’t wait for the temps to warm up a little so we can get out and have fun in the snow. Stay warm friends.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We’re sure most of you have heard about the storm moving across the country. According to our weather peeps we will probably see almost 2 feet of snow and wind chills below zero degrees Fahrenheit by then end of this weekend.

I can’t wait to romp in deeper snow.

This snow isn’t very deep. My nose can easily reach the grass.

We’ve had a few inches of snow on the ground for a while now and the temps haven’t been too cold either.

Wrestling is fun in any amount of snow.

It’s always fun to wrestle no matter how much snow there is but it’s always better with some deep powder to cushion your fall.

If I were laying here on Sunday I would be up to my ears in snow!

Our pawrents aren’t too happy about all the snow that is coming. We have someone to plow the snow off our driveway but our pawrents still have to keep the front walk and back patio shoveled.

Don’t worry mom. I’ll plow a path for you in the back yard.

Luckily we don’t have anything planned that we have to drive to so we think there will be lots of binge watching all together in the big bed.

We hope all our friends in the path of this storm stay safe.

So far this winter has been pretty mild and our snow fall has been a little below average. We guess Mother Nature wants to make up for lost time this weekend.

I think I see the storm clouds coming.

This will be a different view in a few days.

We’ve noticed increased activity with the birds and other wildlife around our house. Maybe they can tell the weather is going to get bad and are filling up before everything gets covered in snow.

Join the Nature Friday Blog Hop

Today we are joining our friends Arty, Jakey and Rosy for their Nature Friday Blog Hop. You should pop over to their blog to see all the other posts.

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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 a baby afghan I made for the newest member of my extended family.

Paris Matelassé Circular Baby Afghan

This past August my niece welcomed a baby girl to her family.

Meredith Anne
7 lbs. 12 oz. and 21” long

When I heard that a new baby was coming I started planning which afghan I would make. I made a circular afghan for the first baby in this family so I picked another one from Priscilla’s Crochet Matelassè collection. Pricilla’s patterns can be found on her website or on Ravelry.

Paris Matelassé Circular Baby Afghan

I really like these afghans because they have lots of texture for a little one to explore and finish at a nice size of about 36″ across.

Paris Matelassé Circular Baby Afghan

The pattern only calls for a single color but when I checked out other projects for this afghan on Ravelry I saw a few that were done in multiple colors and really liked how they turned out. The yarn I used was Caron Simply Soft in white for the main color, Bernat Softee Baby in Prettiest Pink for the darker pink, and Bernat Softee Baby in Pink for the lighter pink.

The Rolling Cable stitch gives the afghan dimension

I really like the way the rolling cable stitch (the dark pink) looks but it is a lot of work. To make this stitch you have to work over the same 8 stitches 3 times. The first to create a chain, the second to crochet over the chain and the third to work behind the cable to get to the start of the next cable.

Even the back looks nice

In addition to the afghan I made a pair of booties and a nice little bonnet for Meredith.

Sugar & Spice Bonnet
from Crochet World April 2017 Issue

The pattern only calls for one color so I did a little modification to give it a white accent on the front.

Meredith wearing her bonnet

Since Meredith was born my niece has been taking monthly pictures of her on the afghan and posting them on Facebook so those of us not living close to them can see how she is growing.

Meredith at 1 month

Meredith at 2 months

Meredith at 3 months

Meredith at 4 months

Meredith also enjoys some “tummy time” on her afghan.

Meredith checking out those cables

I don’t want you to think that Meredith doesn’t share her afghan with other family members. She has been very generous in sharing it with her kitty sister Downton Tabby.

Downton Tabby enjoys a nice nap on the afghan while Meredith plays

Downton Tabby napping on the afghan

Downton Tabby is such a sweet kitty and is one of my favorites among the family cats (check us out a few years ago here).

As you can see Meredith is a happy and healthy little girl. She and the rest of the family enjoy the afghan I made. It’s always nice to see that something you made is well loved.

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