Sunday, November 20, 2016


You know, the next time I adopt a dog, one I things I'm going to do BEFORE deciding on a name, is talk-to-text the choices into my phone.  Why??? Because Siri is an idiot.

Case in point is my real life pal Otto Rotto over at RottRover. When ever we text, Siri slaughters his name. Luckily we all "speak" Siri...for the most part.

Allow me to translate that. I deliberately picked words I knew Siri would have issues with for that picture.

Can Otto come out and play? We could see if the Tujunga river is flowing or head over to La Canada (pronounced "la canYADA) and try out the Hahamongna ....

Siri has so many names for Otto... we have a running list of mishaps with his name. The freakiest one ever was Auto-erotica! Ewe!

Besides auto, Siri has called him automotive,  auto rocket, auto-rotation, autoroute, and...Oral... It's why I picture Siri as a hard of hearing woman who has had too much to drink.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Big Bones

I ran across this pic of Puppy Lou (a/k/a Mabel Lou, the Queen Bitch of Everything)  with a huge bone I had waiting for her the day I brought her home from K-9 jail.

And... one I got for Macy... they have different techniques for sure.
 As bones to chew on go, this girl has bit off more than she can chew! Teachers work such LONG hours! Who knew??? Add in that I teach special ed and am expected to work on legal documents pertaining to my students' education that can take 27 - 30 hours each on my own time AND that I'm in a graduate level program to earn my teaching credential... and you will know why I say I'm a terrible pet mom!

I have honestly asked myself if Macy would be better off living with the RottRovers... and while the Pro and Con sheet was mostly yes... I selfishly have decided I need her for my own mental health. I'm in over my head and feel like I'm sinking more every day... and my girl is the best part of my life. I never dreamed I'd be leaving her for so long teaching school! My heart aches for her. And when I'm home...I'm not here... always working on my laptop. Which may explain why I'm not blogging much. I try to give Macy the most I can!

I hope all of you are well.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Product Review: Blue Buffalo Boo Bars Mummy Morsels

Hello good pups and peeps of Blogville! Hope this finds you well! I'm still a latchkey pup... Mean old Momma works so much! I had to drag her out of bed on her day off to take the pictures for my review!

O.K. M.O.M. - what'd the nice folks at Chewy send us this month?

They set you Blue Buffalo Boo Bars Mummy Morsels. (They appear to be sold out on the Chewy website so we are linking to the Blue Buffalo Pumpkin and Cinnamon Health bars.)

They come in fun shapes for Halloween - a pumpkin,

 And a ghost.

O.K. O.K. M.O.M.... enough talking! Gimme one three!  INCOMING!!!!


Yep! They're yummy!!!

O.K. M.O.M....I'm gonna hoover the grass for crumbs while you fill my post with blue words!

Creekhiker here. Here are the ingredients found on the interwebs: 
Oatmeal, Barley, Oat Flour, Pumpkin, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Cane Molasses, Carrots, Salt, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Cinnamon, Calcium Carbonate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Oil of Rosemary, Vitamin E Supplemet.
These are normally $8 as of this writing but Chewy is having a sale on the Health bars right now for $5. MB sure seems to love them and now that I'm gone so much, I need to stay on her good side! 

Take it away Macy Blue! 

 Whooo Hooo! (As long as M.O.M. has a crowbar in that wallet of hers, maybe she'll hire me a dog walker!)
I give the Blue Buffalo Boo Bars Mummy Morselsfour paws up!

Creekhiker received no compensation to do this review. Macy Blue was given one bag of Blue Buffalo Boo Bars Mummy Morsels  by to devour or not.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Product Review: Wellness Core Grain Free Turkey, Chicken Liver and Turkey Liver

Hello good people and pups of Blogville! Macy Blue here.  I'm just sittin' here all embarrassified...

It's not that we are last-minute-Lucys getting our review done.. That's par for the course around here. It's that my mom is gone so much with her new job, we had to take these pictures at the bum-crack of dawn! I'm barely awake! It's so hard being a Diva when your mom has a stupid teaching job and is gone from home 10 hours a day! And don't even look at our caca green pool...she has no time to clean that either! Harumph! I hang my head in shame!

Hey Macy Blue? Wanna try some Wellness Core Grain Free Turkey, Chicken Liver and Turkey Liver canned food?

Did you say foodables Mom???? Bring it on!!

 Oh Nom Nom!!! Momma, I need MORE! Let's show them how it looks while you make your blue words!

Creekhiker here. Another winner from Chewy! My biggest complaint is the cans need a can opener...took me 5 minutes to find one! (I'm so spoiled with those pop open cans!)

But other than that, Wellness Core Grain Free Turkey, Chicken Liver and Turkey Liver is a top quality product. 

Here are the ingredients from the website: 
Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Chicken Meal, Turkey Liver, Sweet Potatoes, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Carrots, Apples, Spinach, Parsley, Blueberries, Broccoli, Kale, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Salt, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Potassium Chloride, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement.
And...because we are always on a tight budget, this food is about $5  a case more than our regular brand but that's within the range I would splurge on. Take it away Macy Blue.

It's a good thing I'm licking that fork still Momma...that was you can't hear me laughing! Did you folks catch that? Momma said "splurge!" Like she knows what that is! BOL!

I give Wellness Core Grain Free Turkey, Chicken Liver and Turkey Liver four paws up!

Creekhiker received no compensation to do this review. Macy Blue was given one case of Wellness Core Grain Free Turkey, Chicken Liver and Turkey Liver by to devour or not.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Product Review: Purina Pro Plan Tender Strips

Hello good pups and peeps of Blogville! Macy Blue here is with another product review. I've been a bit bored with Mean Old Momma gone so much so I thought it would be fun to share my Chewy bounty with a friend! I got M.O.M. to take me over to Otto Rotto's house to review Purina Pro Plan Tender Strips.

Isn't Otto Rotto the most handsome dude???  We're waiting for Auntie to give us a sample! 

Just look at his eyes! I think he likes it!!! O.K. Auntie...MY turn!

I have to JUMP for mine...I'm kinda short compared to Otto Rotto.

Just lookie at Otto...he wants more! So do I!

It's official! Otto really loves them! O.K. we're going to chew a bit and let my M.O.M. tell you about the 'greient stuffs:

Creekhiker here. I must admit, I was hesitant when we were asked to review these. This brand is not known for its top notch ingredients often using corn as the number one in every product I've considered. But I checked the ingredients before agreeing and was very surprised! 

Lamb, Ground Wheat, Wheat Flour, Soy Flour, Brewer's Rice, Rice Flour, Glycerin, Sugar, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Water, Salt, Malted Barley Flour, Sorbic Acid (a Preservative), Phosphoric Acid, Natural Smoke Flavor, Garlic Powder, Calcium Propionate (a Preservative), and Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols (Form of Vitamin E).

I must admit, they smell awesome! And...the pups went crazeballs for them! And the price is fair! 

Wait! Did Princess Pocketbook just say I could get more of these??? Is the world spinning  backwards??? Did you hear that Otto??

 Oh....he's just fixated.

Hey Look!!! Spike is out!!! (Spike is Otto's next door neighbor that we all love so much!!! She's the sweetest!) Let's share with her Otto!

Hey Spkie! You like it!!!

Awww... look at that face!!! We love our Spike girl!!! O.K. Big Guy, let's go play...

Otto??? OTTO???? Oh gee...this could take a while. I better wrap it up.

Me, Otto and Spike give Purina Pro Plan Tender Strips  12 paws up!

Neither Creekhiker nor Macy Blue were compensated for this review. gave Macy Blue one bag of Purina Pro Plan Tender Stripslue Buffalo Wilderness Bayou Blend with Alligator and Catfish Grain-Free Canned Dog Food to devour...or not