What Snoopy Taught Me Without Ever Saying A Word

What Snoopy Taught Me Without Ever Saying A Word

What is real? I’m not sure anyone knows for sure, but this much I know is true – if you dream it, it is real! Living in a world of imagination and wonder is a beautiful thing – that’s one of the reasons dogs are happy go lucky. We live in a world of possibilities and fascination; and we embrace the freedom to express ourselves in the moment. I came to this realization the other day while sitting next to momma watching a rerun of a Peanuts television show. Here’s what Snoopy taught me without ever saying a word. No matter what sort of everyday mundane things were going on around him, Snoopy retained his wild imagination! In his mind he was Joe Cool or the World War I Flying Ace fighting the Red Baron. And even when he was sitting atop his doghouse, he dreamt up travels to the moon. Snoopy dreamed big, he lived in his imagination – like a child, joyful…and he took us all along for the ride. We enjoyed his world. At times it seems that adults can lose this very wonderful, magical world…the freedom that joyful thinking brings. Well, now is your chance to dream big and relive that magical world of imagination! The Peanuts Movie Premiering November 6th, The Peanuts Movie is coming to a theater near you! Staring Charlie Brown and his beloved pal Snoopy – the iconic Beagle that since the very beginning, quickly became one of the most recognized dogs in the world. Snoopy was featured in thousands of comic strips, TV specials, and memorabilia in his likeness. Snoopy and the Peanuts gang come to life in this this...
5 Things That Prove Dogs Are Psychic

5 Things That Prove Dogs Are Psychic

Dogs are magical, mystical creatures. Somewhere between a unicorn and the fluffy white dragon in Never Ending Story. And yes, occasionally dogs do non-magical things like drag their rumps on the carpet or chew up the mail. But are dogs metaphysical? Do dogs simply know things that would surprise you; and if so, how do they know these things? It could be that dogs have supernatural powers. Here are 5 things that prove dogs are psychic. Dogs Know Things That Are Going To Happen Before They Happen Earthquakes Dogs are keenly in tune with their surroundings. Research indicates that a dogs hearing is so discerning, they can hear minuscule movements from underground surfaces; and sense seismic shifts through their paws. Seizures While some dogs can be trained to sense seizures, others simply know and whine, paw at, or even nip their human prior to an impending seizure. While theories in the medical community exist, confirming through blind studies is hard to do and thus, no one knows the ‘why’ with any certainty. Weather Dogs can sense a storm before they occur. This is mostly due to their ability to ‘feel’ the electromagnetic forces associated with storms. Scientists believe this is due to a dog’s olfactory senses being that of much greater sensitivity when compared to humans, and that dogs smell the electrical current in the air. Sickness When sick, your body’s chemistry changes due to an overactive immune system, particularly with a debilitating illness; and with dogs spectacular sense of smell, they know when humans are sick. Consider seeing a doctor if your dog is focused on sniffing one particular part...
National Cook for Your Pets Day Organic Recipe

National Cook for Your Pets Day Organic Recipe

What am I? I’m man’s best friend, that’s what I am. How can you show your appreciation for your best ‘furry’ friend? By cooking for him/her! November 1st is ‘National Cook for Your Pets Day,’ and I have, or should I say my momma has, a tasty organic recipe to share with you for this auspicious day! First, why is there a national cook for your pet day? Because ‘pets’ are awesome! We are there when you are happy. When you are sad, we’re the first one you turn to. And when you just need someone to listen to you – we are the ‘one’ you turn to. So to show your appreciation, you must cook for us! Got it? Okay, so now you should get ready to make some pet treats! We offered a nice easy, organic recipe for dog treats to get you started. However, you may want to be creative and experiment on your own. But before you get all Iron Chef on your pet, make sure you know those foods that are toxic to your furry family member – click here for more info. Wash your hands, make sure you have a completely clean food preparation space; and warm your oven to 375 degrees. Organic “I Fell In Love With You” Treats 1 ripe organic banana 1 can organic pumpkin puree (use small can or 7 oz if you use organic whole wheat flour) 1 Tbsp organic raw honey 1 1/2-2 C organic emmer flour (may substitute organic whole wheat flour) 1 C organic coconut flakes ground in to 1/2 C flour 1/2 tsp organic baking powder Preparation Prepare organic...
Two The Peanuts Movie Special Advanced Premiere Tickets and Hats Seattle Only

Two The Peanuts Movie Special Advanced Premiere Tickets and Hats Seattle Only

In partnership with the fine people at The Peanuts Movie, we’re running a very special giveaway! Here’s your chance to win 2 tickets to The Peanuts Movie special advanced premiere showing, along with The Peanuts Movie hats. Things to know: Prize: Two tickets (and two hats) to join in the very special advance screening of The Peanuts Movie! Date of Special Premiere: Sunday, November 1, 2015 Location: Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX 301 NE 103rd Street Seattle, WA 98125 Exchanges: None, this prize is not exchangeable for cash value or transferable for movie tickets Enter by: Monday, October 26, 2015 midnight How to Enter: Use the Rafflecopter link below and enter, use as many options available through the Rafflecopter tool – the more you tweet, like, etc., the more chances you have to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway With lub, MattieDog Tweet me on Twitter – Like Me on Facebook – Follow my blog with Bloglovin Get My Newsletter! For Email Marketing you can trust. Share Some...
A Healthy Hiking Machine With #PinnacleHealthyPets

A Healthy Hiking Machine With #PinnacleHealthyPets

This post is sponsored by Pinnacle and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. While I am being compensated for helping create awareness about Pinnacle’s Newly Formulated Grain Free Dog Food all proceeds are going to the Wenatchee Humane Society for their work in helping the animals impacted by the 2015 WA state fires. I only share information I feel is relevant to our readers. Pinnacle® is not responsible for the content of this article. I hope you enjoy! #PinnacleHealthyPets This last month hasn’t been ‘ruff,’ because even though it’s been full of birds, it’s been of the duck kind! Nearly 20 days through transitioning to Pinnacle® Grain-Free Duck & Sweet Potato dog food and my furry siblings and I are doing pretty good. Why the switch? Because I wanted to have first-person (dogson?) experience to share with my readers. The great quality proteins and complex carbs have helped make this Shih Tzu a healthy hiking machine. The Food Transition Slow and steady wins the race – fast and quick will make me sick! Got it? Good. When you consider transitioning your dog (or any animal) to a new food there are three simple rules to follow: 25% every 5 days: Serve 25% of the new dog food with 75% of your dog’s regular food for 5 days. Increase to a 50%/50% mix for another 5 days, followed by a 75%/25% mix for an additional 5 days; and then finally 100% of the new food most likely on the 20th day. Each dog is different, so pay attention and keep an eye out for loose stools, gurgle tummies, and the like – and make minor...

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