Friday, February 28, 2014

My First Walk Out

Refusing to look at the camera

Still refusing


Walking off the set

I demand more treats, shorter work hours, and more hikes by the river. I also think I need a full-time assistant. 

Momma says my recent fame is going to my head.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My First Ad Gig & Other BIG News

This week's first BIG News: 

I got my first advertising gig!  Handy Pet Nanny of Santa Rosa, California saw one of my photos on Twitter and asked me if she could use it in one of her ads.  

We love to support small business owners, and pet sitters and dog walkers are so incredibly important to those of us with parents who work and travel. We really don't know what we'd do without them.

Used with permission of Handy Pet Nanny

If you or anyone you know is in Santa Rosa, check out Handy Pet Nanny and contact her (yes, that's ME on her contact page). Be sure to follow @handypetnanny on Twitter and Facebook to see photos of other super cute pets.  

BIG News #2:

Our photos from my post Petter Planner Review & Giveaway are also featured on the video on! (Be sure to check out my review and enter the giveaway to win your very own Petter.  Giveaway ends on March 1.)

BIG News #3:

I was a runner up to's Cutest Pets on Twitter today with my Garth-in-a-Box photo. (My pal Ruckus the Eskie was Cutest.) (White dogs RULE!) See Who Had the Cutest Pets on Twitter Today? Today was the THIRD time I've made the Cutest Pets on Twitter -- not that I'm counting or anything.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Scooping Poop is an All-Weather Activity - #ScoopThatPoop Blog Hop and Giveaway

Today is our monthly #ScoopThatPoop Blog Hop, hosted by my pals from Golden WoofsOz the TerrierMy GBGV LifePawsitively PetsThe Lazy Pitbull, and me. We host this monthly blog hop to encourage everyone to pick up after their dog. Everyone. Every time. Picking up poop is an all-weather activity.

Yes, I'm wearing purple booties that match my purple poop bag.
No one said poop pickup can't be fashionable.

As part of the #ScoopThatPoop Blog Hop, you can enter to win either a pair of EarthRated FrostFingers gloves or an EarthRated poop bag dispenser with a roll of bags. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, February 16, 2014


How did I spend my snow day last week?

Romping in the snow

Sitting in the snow

Refusing to come inside

Reluctantly agreeing to come inside

Sulking because I had to come inside

Going for a walk

Leaving snout impressions all over the neighborhood

 Romping in the snow some more

Picking up my ball and calling it a day

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Petter Planner Review & Giveaway!

Today I want to tell you about a great new product, the Petter. The Petter is a day planner made specifically for pets. 

Many pets have busy schedules just like our humans. The Petter Planner is designed to help us keep up with our schedules and keep track of important information. 

It has a lot of really cool features:

  • 9" x 11", spiral bound so lays flat when opened
  • Large pocket for storing papers & stuff
  • Day planner with plenty of space for activities, appointments, events, & reminders
  • Tabs to mark important pages, small sticky notes, & large lined sticky notes attached with a magnet
  • List of important pet-related dates throughout the year (did you know today is National Hippo Day and World Whale Day?)
  • Space to record info for 6 pets, to have handy for sitters
  • Space to record your family tree
  • Pages for addresses and phone numbers
  • Pages for a mini-scrapbook
This is the beginning of our scrapbook

My family tree (note all the "CH"s in it)

Large pocket for storage on left,
calendar and sticky pads on right

Space for important information

Lined sticky pad attached with a magnet

Space for each day

The Petter is perfect for dogs like me. I have to keep track of my hikes, therapy visits, swimtimes, fundraisers, blogging conferences, review deadlines, vacations, playdates, friends' birthdays, vet checkups, etc. It's important that mom and I remember all of my stuff, and the Petter is a big help.

Let me check my schedule and get back to you

Mom and I think the Petter is VERY cool and a brilliant idea for busy pets and their parents. We love the calendar itself, and it also has some features mom particularly likes. Mom frequently uses sticky notes to remember things, and she likes to try to keep things organized. She loves the multiple sticky pads and the pockets and the space to keep track of all of my important info. She also likes the Quality Time symbol on each day, to remind her to schedule quality time with ME!

Look at it -- it's way more FUN than my momma's boring old planner.

The Petter Planner makes a perfect gift for your favorite spoiled pets. You can order one from Also check out The Petter Planner on YouTube and The Petter on Facebook. Tell them Garth sent you.

Who are you calling spoiled?


The very nice Petter person says I can give a Petter away to one lucky reader. To enter the giveaway, please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway begins today and will end on March 1. Sorry my outside-of-U.S. friends, but this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: Petter gave me a planner with a retail value of $26.99 free of charge in return for my honest review of their product. I received no other compensation for this post. The opinions expressed on this blog are mine and my mom's and are not influenced by receipt of free products.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Correction - I Was Wrong About the Penguin

I was wrong about the penguin

In my last post, Product Review of GoDog Dragon, Penguin Bottle Buddy, and Orijen Treats from, I made a mistake my staff made a mistake. The post stated, incorrectly, that the Penguin Bottle Buddy was no longer available because it was a Christmas item. 

Many of my readers were upset because they wanted their own penguin, and who can blame them? Well, I learned this week that the Penguin Winter Water Bottle Buddy Toy is indeed available at

My apologies to and my readers for the error. I have corrected the error on my original post and will speak to my staff about it. Meanwhile, I have to go play with my penguin.


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Product Review: Go Dog Dragon, Bottle Buddies Penguin, & Orijen Freeze Dried Lamb Treats from

 Several weeks ago, we received a package from  

Yep, it's a package

Oh, it's for me?

Upon learning that the package was indeed for me, I proceeded to investigate.

Smells good

Tastes good

Nom nom nom
"Spoiled Rotten" - now who could that refer to?

Obligatory pose-nicely-with-the-products photo

Photo of what I really want to do

In return for receiving these cool products free of charge from, I agreed to review them. But first I had to try them out!

I love product testing

I got the Small Periwinkle Dragon Toy and I LOVE it! It squeaks and it's all floppy, and I love to run around the house with it in my mouth and shake it all around. Momma thinks it's very cute and she loves the color and the fact that I haven't managed to rip it up yet. It's made with Chew Guard Technology, so it's extra durable. I usually rip stuffies open in seconds, but my dragon has held up to all kinds of chewing and shaking and throwing and fetching. (My favorite new game is fetch the dragon.)

Please can I keep him? 

I give the Go Dog Dragon Toy my highest rating of Four Paws Up for FUN, durability, and cuteness.  

Momma likes that it's machine-washable, extra durable, and her favorite colors. I'm trying to convince her that I need the Spike the Blue Stegosaurus and Frills the Grey Triceratops too.

The Penguin Bottle Buddy has a plastic bottle inside, so it makes a crinkly plastic bottle sound -- which makes it extra fun.

It makes a crinkly sound just like a real penguin

The Penguin Bottle Buddy is one of the many Bottle Buddies available at

I give the Bottle Buddie Penguin my highest rating of Four Paws Up for being EXTRA FUN! I really liked the plastic bottle inside. When momma took the bottle out, it wasn't anywhere near as fun. The bottle is replaceable, so if something happens to it, you can just replace it with a regular plastic bottle.

I didn't want to give it up
Mom had to bribe me with an Orijen treat

These are seriously good treats

Oh My Dog do I love these treats! As soon as momma opened the package I got all excited and started doing tricks 'cause I had to have one. These are what momma calls "high value treats" because I'd do just about anything for one. (Momma uses "high value treats" when training something new or when working with me in a very distracting environment.) They're also small and soft/crumbly so they can be broken into even smaller pieces for training.

Orijen Lamb Treats are made from a single animal source -- they're 100% lamb. The ingredients are: boneless lamb, lamb liver, and lamb tripe. Momma likes short ingredient lists and minimally processed foods, and Orijen Lamb Treats fit the bill. The lamb used in the treats is free-range Alberta lamb, and they make the treats in Canada. Plus I go nutty over them. And since they're only 5 calories per treat, I can have a number of Orijen Lamb Treats without taking in too many calories.

I give Orijen Freeze Dried Ranch Raised Lamb Treats Four Paws Up because:

  • Amazing taste (seriously, I go nuts for these treats)
  • Low calorie
  • Healthy, minimally processed, limited ingredients
  • Free-range lamb from Canada

They come in lots of different flavors too.

Check out  They have great prices on lots of different kinds of dog foods, treats, and toys, and they always have door-buster sales going on too.

Disclosure: In return for providing an honest review of their products, sent me toys and treats with an approximate retail value of $27 free of charge. I received no other compensation for this review.