Monday, November 30, 2015

Product Reivew: Blue Buffalo Blue Mini Bars

Hello good pups and peeps of Blogville! Macy Blue here with another review for the most fabulous website of the whole Internet:

O.K. Momma. What did Miss Sydney send me to review??

Blue Buffalo Blue Mini Bars Natural Mini Dog Biscuits baked with Blueberry and Yogurt - well that sounds yummy... No Momma! You're not gonna tease me again are you???  ARGH!!!

While I'm here starving, Momma wants to show you the size... Yeah, they're mini. But come on Momma! How do they taste??? Gimme GIMME!!!

 Excuse me while I chew .... Mom?

Creekhiker here: Blue Buffalo Blue Mini Bars with Blueberry and Yogurt are a great small treat and Blue Buffalo is a highly trusted name. Here are the ingredients straight from the site: 

Oatmeal, Whole Ground Barley, Ground Whole Oats, Blueberries, Yogurt, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Cane Molasses, Carrots, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Salt, Calcium Carbonate
They are a fair price for quality treats and right now, has a 20% off special when you set up your first autoship!! What a perfect time to try!! 

Back to Macy Blue:

Wow! Those Mini Blue Bars sure were tasty! Mom, I thnk we need to add these to my autoship....

I give them four paws up and Mom gives them two thumbs up!!! 

Neither Creekhiker nor Macy Blue were compensated for this review. gave Macy Blue one case of  Blue Buffalo Blue Mini Bars with Blueberry and Yogurt to devour...or not.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

November Bittids

I keep thinking I will get here for a proper update ... and then only feel terribly guilty that I don't. Life just seems to be throwing me one curve ball after another. Just this month alone has been a doozy and the whole year has been like that!

  • While I've passed two of the three teaching credential exams with flying colors, I keep delaying the math and science test...and if I continue to delay, it'll cost me another year in the sub pool. And yet I cannot find time to study...
  • Macy Blue had managed to learn what to do with toys. While I would like to take creidt for all my running around and tossing toys in the was Sue living here that really taught her about interacting with humans and playing with toys. I got a text one day at school... Macy was cleaning out the toy box! The day our pals left for Portland, we couldn't bear to watch them drive away, so we went to PetSmart for all new toys for the girl. 

  • For the first time all year, I had scheduled bookings in the larger school district. But two weeks ago,  I got a bad sore throat and while hiking that Sunday, I could barely move. I just felt weak. I drove to urgent care with Macy in the car. They took my temperature and it was 103! I usually get tingly lips with the slightest fever...but not that day. I was shocked! A trip to the drug store followed by hours of phone calls / faxes and emails to cover my jobs before I could take to my bed. 
  • Barely 24 hours later, still with a fever, I found out my mother was mugged at the casino. Before I could talk to her, I jumped online and started closing her accounts and phone and sending AAA her way. This led to days of work restoring her life to normal. The asshat takes a purse but nearly rendered her helpless... New drivers license... she is 92. New glasses, new credit cards... The thief took her only electronic key to her car... $80 bucks and a half hour digital programming. New phone. Those things have finally all been restored...but the confidence she lost is gone. 
  • And on the same day, I learned my long time tenant at my condo had lost her mother in England... and I have no rent coming in this month...when I've lost so much work already. 
  • A few nights before I got sick, I got to go and visit Dave. I was so upset at being sick as I knew I wouldn't get to see him again...and I didn't. While his death was expected, it has hurt so bad. He's my first adult friend I've lost. I've lost lots of family, but not a friend til now. It's just so terribly sad to lose someone I thought of as "young." 

  •  Thanksgiving was small and quiet. I spent too much time cooking food that came out awful... but got to visit with an old and dear friend on Friday. 
  • Saturday was a dog beach day. Macy just loves the ocean. I never see her smile the way she does at the beach. She often races to the water and dives in the breakwater. The full moon brought the highest tides I've ever seen. Luckily the girl used such good judgement and didn't go too deep while enjoying a romp with her boys! 
  • I'm prepping for my annual holiday trunk next weekend... making jewelry into the wee hours. 
  • My glass guild will have our annual holiday party next weekend and the following one brings two more events... making me more social than I've been in months. I don't do sockial well.
  • Mother is coming for Christmas in a few weeks.
  • My bestie's niece that we all helped raise is expecting her first child in March... a girl. I'm gonna be a Gramma! We are all over the moon! So many boys in the family. The niece is the only girl... and now a little girl to spoil!! 
Maybe you'll get why my head is spinning... 

Monday, November 23, 2015

I Hope They Are Hiking Together

This photo is a repost from November 9, 2013. I love this photo because my pal Dave is completely unaware he's about to be assaulted by a rottengreyhoundlabradork that loves him. Mabel's excitement upon seeing him...or any friend was always visible in her whole body.

David passed away yesterday after an oh-so-brief and brutal battle with cancer that attacked him on multiple fronts. While he was one of the newest members of the Creekerati, he was dearly loved and is sorely missed.

If there is a heaven for me, he's walking my girl that loved him so. And Hank, and Bart, and Gizmo. Dave loved all the dogs...and they loved him.