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Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here. There’s been a heat wave hitting much of our country and our friends in Canada too. Because of it we haven’t been able to play outside for much at all so this is how we are beating the heat.

I like to make sure my ear is properly cooled.

As you can see I like to take full advantage of all the cool air blowing out of our vents with the AC on. It’s not as soft as a pillow but it kept me cool.

I don’t need an air vent to keep me cool.

Millie is a heat worshiper so she doesn’t need to lay against a vent to keep cool. When we do go outside she likes to just lay in the sun and roll around on the grass. What a silly girl. She is almost like a solar panel always trying to charge her batteries.

The high temp yesterday. Today’s high so far is 98°!

For our foreign friends 97° F is equal to 36° C. If you add in the humidity the “feels like” temp yesterday was over 100° F. We sure will be happy when this heat wave is over and hope all our friends are finding ways to keep cool too.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here! It’s time for this month’s Chewy.com review. The weather was so nice last week that we did our review outside.

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

This time we are reviewing a  Nutro Crunchy with Real Peanut Butter Dog Treats. There are other flavors available too.

Now I see the treat bag!

Here’s a look at what was in the box.

According to Chewy.com these treats are:

“Made with high-quality protein from chicken as the foundation of the recipe, it’s packed with wholesome goodness and flavor—with non-GMO ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter and real, ground roasted peanuts. Each resealable bag is packed with crunchy bites perfect for when your pal has the munchies, or for training, too. Plus, from the chicken to the peanuts, everything is sourced from trusted farmers and suppliers and made in Joplin, MO.”

Some of the key benefits of these supplements are:

  • Crunchy treats are made with whole brown rice, oatmeal, high-quality chicken and peanut butter for a dose of flavor and protein.
  • Packed with tasty, real peanut butter and roasted peanuts for the taste dogs love—give them out of the bag or toss them for some treat-chasing action!
  • Zero GMO ingredients, by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy protein or artificial ingredients so it’s also good for pups prone to food sensitivities.
  • At only 5 calories per treat, it’s great for anytime snacking or as a training treat, and can be part of a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Proudly made in Joplin, MO in the USA with the finest, high-quality ingredients from around the world; comes in an easy-to-open resealable pack.

Those treats are pretty small.

At least they are kind of hard to break into smaller pieces.

We are ready for the taste test.

Did I just see the chipmunk over there?
Over where?

Millie the treats are right in front of us!
I swear I saw that chipmunk.

It’s kind of hard to tell the treats from the dirt but they are the light brown things at the bottom of the above picture. Check out our video of the first taste test to see what we thought of them.

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

As you can see we scarfed them up real quick. Luckily since they are so low in calories our mom let us have some more.

These are nice and crunchy.

You can let go now mom!

We give Nutro Crunchy with Real Peanut Butter Dog 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 Nutro Crunchy with Real Peanut Butter 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. This time of year there isn’t much new to watch on television so our pawrents like to binge watch series they haven’t seen before. We all snuggle together on the big bed and sometimes end up in weird positions.

The light is in my eyes.
Thanks for keeping my butt warm Millie.

Let’s get a closer look at what is going on there.

You better not fart Walter.

A little later this is how we were positioned.

Your butt makes a good pillow.
Glad to be of service.

Thanks for holding me up dad.

As you can see we are both quite comfortable hanging out in bed with mom and dad. We hope you have a snuggly Sunday too.

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Hi everyone. It’s Millie here. Our mom finally got around to taking some pictures of what is flowering in our yard right now and then she actually said we could do a post. We have lots of perennials and some shrubs in bloom right now so let’s take a look.

Goats Beard – Aruncus dioicus

Goats Beard – close up

Hosta

The hummingbirds just love drinking from the hosta.

Stella D’Oro Daylily

Spirea flowers

Therese Bugnet rose

Rugosa Rose

Amsonia and Ladies Mantle

Amsonia – close up

Campanula Blue Waterfall

Campanula Blue Waterfall – close up

Clematis

I hope you enjoyed checking out some of the flowers blooming in our yard right now. This is what I was doing while mom was taking all those pictures.

This is my happy place.

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.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here! It’s time for this month’s Chewy.com review.

What did Chewy.com send us this month?

What’s in this bag?

This time we are reviewing a 60 count bag of Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement. There are other Cosequin supplements available too if this one isn’t quite right for you.

What’s in the box Walter?
Mom said it was for me this month.

Why is it just for me, Walter, you ask? Well, Millie has been on a Cosequin supplement for quite a while so when this came up for review mom and dad thought it was a good time to add a joint supplement to my diet too.

According to Chewy.com:

“Cosequin plays an important role in maintaining optimal joint function. Healthy articular (joint) cartilage is crucial to joint utility. Cosequin helps support cartilage production and protect existing cartilage from breakdown. Cosequin is the only glucosamine sulfate supplement that has been shown safe, effective, and bioavailable in peer-reviewed, published, controlled, U.S. veterinary studies.”

Some of the key benefits of these supplements are:

  • Cosequin maximum strength with MSM contains glucosamine and chondroitin for mobility, cartilage and joint support, as well as omega-3’s for a healthy skin and coat
  • Supports cartilage production and protects existing cartilage from breakdown
  • Use Cosequin to help your pet be healthy to climb stairs, rise, and jump
  • #1 veterinarian brand for joint support
  • Moist and tasty soft chews that your pup will love

Those don’t look much like medicine.

Do you think mom will let me try one even if they are for you?

Yes, even though these will mainly be for Walter (since Millie already has a different one) we both got to try a couple for this taste test.

During the first 4 to 6 weeks a dog of Walter’s size (about 50 lbs.) is supposed to have two supplements per day. After that the dose is reduced to just once per day.

I think I’m going to like having these with my meals.

Thanks for letting me try them Walter.

Even though these are supposed to be good for you they taste great too. One of the “other ingredients” listed is fish oil and they do have a bit of a fishy smell but we like that!

And now some words from our mom: “We have to be honest that we aren’t sure we will be able to see much of a difference in Walter’s movement from taking this supplement. He is a very active and, at times, very bouncy boy. He hasn’t really slowed down since the day he joined our family. We do think that since he is over 5 years old now it can’t hurt to have him add a joint supplement to his diet. Since Chewy.com offered one this month to review we felt it was a good time to start him on it.”

Millie & Walter give Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement 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 60 count bag of Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement 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 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.

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