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Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here. Summer is near the end and so is the growing season for the flowers in our yard. We still have a few daylilies blooming.

Rose colored daylily

Yellow daylily

Some of the hosta still have flowers too.

Hosta flowers

Another late bloomer in our yard is our non-vining clematis.

Clematis “Mrs. Robert Brydon”

The various bees around our yard seem to be working overtime collecting pollen.

Bumble bee on Joe Pye Weed

Bumble Bee on Blue Fortune Agastache

This little guy was so loaded down with pollen he could barely take off.

Now those are full saddle bags

Next I want to show you some dragonflies.

Orange Meadowhawk dragonfly

Orange Meadowhawk dragonfly on hypericum berry

Lastly I want to show you one of the many leopard frogs we have in our yard.

Leopard frog

There are so many of these frogs in the lawn that when I mow the lawn I have to go very slow around the edge of the grass (where they seem to be the most plentiful) to try not to squash or mow over them. We seem to be having a banner year for leopard frogs in our yard this year. It usually takes me about 2 hours to mow our lawn but since the frogs have appeared it’s taken me about 1/2 hour longer because I’ve had to go much slower. I want to get a bumper sticker for my tractor that says, “I Brake for Frogs”!

I hope you enjoyed this stroll around the garden today.

Join the Nature Friday Blog Hop

We are joining our Sorrell the Feline Boss of the Texas Branch of the LLB Gang 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 me Thami. Oh yeah you don’t really know who I am so let me show you.

Just so you all know we garter snakes are quite harmless unless you are a toad, frog, slug, or worm.

I’m quite long aren’t I
(about 2 1/2 feet or 76 cm)

Many mornings I can be found sunning myself along the bottom step of the patio.

I like to hide in the patio step.

I’ve met Millie and Walter a few times but if I see them I like to hide. Those two can be quite curious but have very good manners and leave me alone if their pawrents tell them to. There is another garter snake that hangs out around here too but I’m the one that is seen the most. I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know me a little.

We’re joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop. We would like to congratulate them on their Seventh Blogoversary that they are celebrating today! They are also hosting a comment – a – thon and will be donating $1 for every comment they receive.

You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies.

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Hi everyone. It’s Millie & Walter here. We enjoyed a wonderful day hanging out in our yard today. It was relatively cool and dry so we didn’t get hot.

I’m always keeping my eyes peeled for chipmunks.

It was a great day to be outside but dinner was late.

We’re joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop.

You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies.

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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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