Thursday, May 31, 2012

Review: Mr. Chewy

When Mr. Chewy approached us a little while ago for a review, we snickered!  All our blog friends had already told us to use Mr. Chewy.  When you have a bigger pooch, the number one expense each month is food.  If you check out our Monthly Feature: Big Dog, Small Budget you will see thats true!

Havi eats Evo Red Meat Formula, a grain-free kibble that not everyone carries.  So when we saw that not only did Mr. Chewy offer the 28.6lb bag for $66.99 but that the flat-rate shopping was FREE (free shipping on orders of $49), we were hooked.  Law Student loved that you could set up a free delivery schedule so you never have to think about it.  Havi loves that it comes in two days!

Mr. Chewy also has 70+ brands of dog food, cat food, treats, litter, and pet health products!  That includes competitive prices on FrontLine, which is important this time of year.  Also, their customer service is awesome!  

Have you ever used Mr. Chewy?!  

Mr. Chewy has a great referral program: The first time you use our referral code, you get 10% off your first order and we get $10 to our charities! 

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*Disclaimer: We were given a $50 coupon to Mr. Chewy to review their product, however, we had already been using their product!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Puppy Art

Lately we've acquired some serious puppy art...

Law Student got this Dean Russo Pit Bull piece from Dental Student's brother and sister-in-law as a graduation present

Law Student's mom found this at Home Goods for above Havi's Crate

Grad and Law Student got this print for Law Student's Family for the holidays from Etsy Seller PopDoggy.

Do you have any new art or photos of your pooches?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Feature: Love Letters From a Dogwalker

Havi spent Memorial Day with one of her favorite dogwalkers from RuffCity Dogwalking!

Hey guys,

Happy Memorial Day! Hope you're having some fun, bbq'in, beachin', something! Havi and I had a little fun in the sun ourselves. She was so roly poly while I was putting her harness on that I realized once we were in the elevator that it wasn't even on right! I took it off and fixed it so we were good to go. We decided to go walk down by the river. It was warm so we took it slow, and the smell of the river reminded me so much of being home on the Chesapeake Bay. We walked all the way down and back, and she was super good with all the runners! She got a little perked up with a dog, but resisted the urge with look and a dangling treat in front of her. Only at the end did she get all revved up for a runner, and she was so hot and tired that she wasn't interested in the treat or "looking". She maintained and then she did another look towards the end of our walk while I was practicing with her. She peed once, but that was it! We did go back in a little early because her tongue was hanging to the ground and she was even slower than usual (if that's possible). She flopped right down on the kitchen floor when we got in, so cute!! We both chilled out for a moment and I refilled her water. She watched, but went back to her spot in the kitchen so I joined her on the floor and scratched her ears. It was nice and cool in there! :) I gave her the last few crumbles of her treat and put her back in the crate. Have a great day and I'm sure I'll see the Havi girl soon! :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Feature: Love Letters From a Dogwalker

When the Grad Students went to Long Island to celebrate Law Student's Grad, Havi hung out for the day with RuffCity DogWalking!

Hope you're having fun at the party! Havi and I are having our own girl party here at the apartment. :) We just got back from a walk and man, now I see how slow she is with you guys. We plodded around, walked over by the park, and she peed twice and pooped once - mostly solid! She was taking her sweet time and sniffing all around so I had to pull her along a few times. On our way back in a lady with her baby in a stroller wanted to say hi so Havi was more than happy to oblige and gave them each a kiss. We did a look/touch before we headed out today, another while passing two very aggressive Yorkies, and I didn't even have to worry about the last dog we passed. She didn't snap at anyone! I did make her sit at corners, and she got some treat rewards today - just a few nibbles! :) She drank some water when we got back and is napping on my shoulder now! Yay for lazy Sundays! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Third Summer Saturday Big Apple Pittie Pack Walk!

This summer we aim to have a Big Apple Pittie Pack Walk once a week and explore all different parts of the NYC-Area!

On Saturday, May 19 during our Third Summer Saturday we explored a part of Central Park with streams, valleys, and footpaths.  Thanks to Gertie from Prettie Little Pittie for picking out this fabulous path that made us forget we were in NYC!

Thank you, Remi, for sharing your awesome photos with us!

Havi practicing staying calm

Vero Betty on her second walk!

G is always cool, calm and collected.

Off we go into the Rambles!

Carlos is still waiting for his forever family!

Junior comes all the way from NJ!

Ella is a beauty

Remi knows how to mug it to the camera

P.S. Check out the Big Apple Pittie Pack Facebook for photos, and add your own!
P.P.S Check out the Big Apple Pittie Pack MeetUp Page for information regarding THIS Saturday, May 26th exciting walk!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Finals are over and Law Student graduated...back to our regularly scheduled blogging program!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Feature: Love Letters From A Dogwalker

Havi's Thursday walk with RuffCity DogWalking

What a beautiful day to be reunited with our beautiful Havi!! I almost (almost) forgot how freaking adorable she is, but she quickly reminded me with her over excited greeting. HUGE roly-poly show but I'm pretty skilled nowadays and got her snapped in quick. Then we were off to explore in this glorious weather!

Avoided the park to keep from putting any potentially negative news in this email :) She didn't mind and the first half was a lovely quick-paced adventure. We took no route, just zig sagging through the streets westward and letting the shade guide us. She of course zonked out about halfway through and the rest of the walk was super mellow. A couple tugs to keep her moving and we came to an agreement that I would slow us down if she at least didn't give up :)

Lots of love from adoring fans along the way and someone called her 'Pretty Pittie' which I thought was awesome. We searched high and low for a street vendor so we could both hydrate a bit but no luck- weird!

She was very good passing other dogs (no runners today) with the exception of one poodle mix on a long leash that lunged while the owner chatted on her phone- grrr. But Hav calmed down quickly, sat, looked and touched for me. And she was a but stubborn about sitting at corners but I was relentless and never let her get away with it. There were a lot of butt pushes!

She had two big solid poops too- hooray!

Back home, after a lazy elevator ride (see attached) I gave her some fresh spring water but silly Hav wanted her bone first so she munched on that before hesitantly going back in her crate with some kisses goodbye. 

I'll miss her until next time!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Monthly Feature: Big Dog, Small Budget

In our Monthly Feature we chat about our small budget and our big pup!  We know one of the biggest obstacles for families to adopt a dog is the expense.  In this feature we explain all of our monthly expenses and wrap up our year to date costs!

1 Dog Walking Session with RuffCity DogWalking - $25.00
Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator via Walmart - $6.47
Mother Hubbard Treats via Amazon - $11.08
March Total: $42.55

June: $149.31
July: $111.99
August: $193.22
September: $186.83
October: $205.63
November: $249.79
December: $383.27
January: $126.01
Feburary: $126.11
March: $62.31
April: $42.55
YTD: $1,837.02

Any tips on ways to save?!  How'd you guys do this month?!