9/28/18

FFF Arty's Adventures on Flower Friday


This Flower Friday Mama said I could tell you a short story I wrote while I was at camp. You see, it isn't only Flower Friday, it is also Final Friday Fiction with Yam-Aunty!
Click HERE to visit Yam Aunty and see the other pawticipants!



I took this month's story phrases from page 87 of a book Mama is reading called:
Martha Washington:An American Life
by
Patricia Brady
Line 8-travel was always
Line 12-undetectable roads
Line 16-invitation


Now...on to my story!
Once upon a time there was an adventurous Shih Tzu named Arty who received an invitation to visit a beautiful waterfall deep in the rainforest. Travel was always exciting to Arty and he made arrangements right away. He arrived in the tropical paradise the next morning.


When Arty first saw the waterfall he was in awe of the power of the water pouring over the precipice. He was amazed when he could actually hear the waterfall before it came into view! Right then, he decided he wanted climb to the very top and jump to the pool below! 

His heart was pounding as he began his journey to the top of the falls!


He made his way up a barely recognizable and undetectable road. He powered his way through thick vines and brush. Along his journey, he saw beautiful orange heliconia....



...and lobster claw heliconia!




He could hardly hear himself think when he reached the top of the waterfall.  The roar of the water kept him from thinking about how scary it was being up so high!



....but he screwed up all his courage tip toed out to the edge, took a deep breath....




and JUMPED!!!



What an experience...the rush, the adrenaline..the FEAR!
He culdn't believe how reckless he had been and decided again, right then and there, never to do anything so silly ever again!


The End







I hope you enjoyed my story today....Just a reminder that even thought the character's name is Arty...and he might look like me...I would never ever ever
jump in the water voluntarily!!




Flower Friday
Flower Friday here in Our Backyard is all about spreading cheer, while sharing a bit of your corner of Blogville! Just post a picture of flowers blooming, or any nature picture(with or without your pet) and hop aboard!!  
Please click HERE if you don't see the linky below

9/27/18

Goody Box Thursday! #ChewyInfluencer

Look what came Special #chewyinfluencer Mail for me this month, a Chewy.com Tiny But Mighty Goody Box! See Mama, even Chewy.com knows I am Tiny But Mighty!


We were given a  Tiny But Mighty Goody Box from Chewy.com
in exchange for mine(and maybe Mama's) honest to goodness, true blue opinion.



Chewy.com Goody Boxes make great pressies for any occasion, or maybe just because your furry friend has been extra good! 

Chewy.com has a few different types of boxes!

  • The Birthday Box(available for cats and dogs
  • The Made in the USA Box(available for cats and dogs
and, of course,
  • The Tiny But Mighty Box(only for dogs...probably because most cats are kind of tiny AND are VERY mighty without the help of a box)




Wowsers, just like Chewy.com says...there are more than 5 full size treats in here along with a cool squeaky duck!




Nummmmmm...Greenies, Honest Kitchen Propper Toppers, Mother Hubbard cookies....

Wait, what's that at the bottom?? 
OMD, Nummy Nutro Ultra Wet Foodies? Those will be pawfect for my upcoming road trip!



Hey Mama, we will have to keep these delicious Goody Boxes in mind next time we need the pawfect gift for one of our furiends!




Obvi, I give the Tiny But Mighty Goody Box Four Paws and One tail up! Thanks to Kristen and Natalie in the Chewy.com Influencer team for giving me the chance to check it out!




We are joining the #ChewyInfluencer blog hop!

Thanks so much to Koru Bear and Pawsitively Pets for hosting!

9/26/18

Come Laugh With Us!


Today we are sharing our Funnest and Funniest Memories of Madi!

Madi had the most pawsome and outrageous fashion sense and we always looked forward to seeing her all dressed up!




She was a great mentor and she and Rosy had soooo much fun in Gay Paris!




She was the bestest teacher ever and taught Rosy all she knows about modeling!!




She always paid close attention to everything...especially if treats were involved!




She was, without a doubt, the Hostess with the Mostest!




 
She loved to watch birdies and we had a blast chasing them on the beach during our Lighthouse tour!


 But what we loved most about Madi.....
Was her talent to twerk!!!



and our favorite memory...
When she taught all of Blogville how to shake their tail feathers at the Blogville Pawlympics!!

Thanks for all the great and funny memories, Madi!!!





Put together a post remembering Madi and make sure to include the color red and try to make us smile! You can write a poem or haiku, or maybe take a picture of yourself doing a bit of boxing and hop aboard the Come Laugh with Us Blog Hop! Make sure to visit Raz HERE for more information.

9/25/18

Let Dress Up Season Begin! #ChewyInfluencer

We always have mixed emotion about fall...on the one paw, the weather is cooler but around here, Fall means the start of our "even more than normal" dress up season! We were afraid we were going to be stuck with the same ole low tier reward treats this fall, but luckily we have some very friendly Guardian Monsters that picked a pawfect treat for us to review!


We were given a  bag of Stella and Chewy's Wild Weenies Lamb Recipe Dog Treats from Chewy.com
in exchange for mine(and sometimes Mama's) honest to goodness, true blue opinion.


 We need to make sure The LLB Gang has some nommy treats Batty,  so they won't mind all the costumes they are going to have to wear for our favorite howliday! Let me just borrow the LLB Gang's Momager's iPhone and...

*clickedy, clickedy, click*

 Chewy.com makes it so very easy to order from any smart phone!

POOF!



 You WERE thinking what I was thinking Jack! Stella and Chewy's Wild Weenies are pawfect! The lamb flavor will be gentle on Arty's allergies, and you know how Rosy and Jakey love lamb and OMD, they got here soooo fast!



 Thanks soooo much for choosing these for us Guardian Monsters, we were sure Mama would forget all about this month's #Chewyinfluencer review since she and Daddy were on vacation when the email came!


We are already big fans of Stella and Chewy's...their meal toppers are fantabulous! With 97% muscle and organ meat, no added hormones, antibiotics or artificial ingredients Mama will love them too!


 They are made in the USA and, like our Guardian Monsters mentioned, they are pawfect for Arty because they have limited ingredients, grain free AND gluten free!!  We could be persuaded to put on a few costumes over the next month for these nommy morsels!


But enough talkin', let's get to the tasting!!



 Arty loves them because they are pretty big and, even though she didn't break them this time, Mama says they can be easily broken into pieces for future photo shoots..hmmmmm, I don't think so Mama!


 Rosy likes them because they taste NOMMY!!



 I had to give mine a good sniff because they smelllll so good!! For a minute I thought Arty was going to steal mine!!


 Finally Mama shoo-ed the youngins inside so I could enjoy my delicious Stella and Chewy Lamb Recipe Weenie Treat in peace!



Thanks to Natalie and Kristen, from Chewy.com, for giving us a chance to review Stella and Chewy's Wild Weenies Lamb Recipe! Mama needs to thank our Guardian Monsters for picking a treat that is sure to have us putting on silly costumes for some annoying fun photo shoots this dress up season!


We are joining the #ChewyInfluencer blog hop!

Thanks so much to Koru Bear and Pawsitively Pets for hosting!



9/24/18

Monday 'Minder - Come Laugh With Us!

Rosy here today, we were getting our Laugh With Us post ready(in memory of my Angel Aunty Madi)  and  wanted to remind you it is this Wednesday. Spread the word, so we cn make sure all of Angel Madi's pals know about this special event!

We are looking forward to hopping around Blogville to see all the posts honoring our very special friend and "Lady Cat in Red"!


Here are some more deets!

On September 26th, put together a post remembering Madi and make sure to include the color red and try to make us smile! You can write a poem or haiku, or maybe take a picture of yourself doing a bit of boxing and hop aboard the Come Laugh with Us Blog Hop! Don't forget to visit Raz HERE for more information.
(The Blog Hop is set up HERE if you would like to pre-post)
We can't wait to hop around Blogville and smile as we honor
our Favorite Diva Kitty!

9/21/18

Flower Friday from the Tropics

 This Friday, Mama and I are starting a series of flower pictures from when she and Daddy were in Hawaii a few weeks ago. I TOLD her she could only post flowers AND how she had to transport me to Hawaii for the pictures. Watch out though,  she may sneak in a few pretty views and other things(Mamas are sneaky that way). She pawmises to post most of her pictures(and believe me she took LOTS of pictures) over at her bloggy as soon as she goes through them all.



 Today we are going to show you you the Pacific Panama Water Lily...
Mama was very excited when we saw them cause she has never seen them except in other peoples  pictures! 



 See those little purple flowers in the stone pond...under the pretty sky, trees and ocean view?




 This is what they look like close up...Aren't they beautimous?!



 Look at their lovely centers, they almost look  like little neon sunbursts!

Mama says they look a little like the anem...ameno...You know, those little creatures under the sea with the long flowy legs! 

What's that....??
Anemones?? 
If you say so, Mama.



 Join Arty next week as he shows you a couple of more flowers...and maybe even a waterfall!!



An old Hawiian Proverb





Flower Friday
Flower Friday here in Our Backyard is all about spreading cheer, while sharing a bit of your corner of Blogville! Just post a picture of flowers blooming, or any nature picture(with or without your pet) and hop aboard!!  
Please click HERE if you don't see the linky below

9/20/18

The Best Kind of Boxing

 Arty here today with some #Chewyinfluencer fun!



 As some of you might know I am allergic to bunches of things.  As a result, Mama tends to keep me on a low grain/grain free diet. When Natalie and Kristen asked if I would like to try out one of their famous Chewy.com Goody Boxes,  I jumped at the chance to try the Grain-Free Goody Box!


We were given a  Grain Free Goody Box from Chewy.com
in exchange for mine(and maybe Mama's) honest to goodness, true blue opinion.

 OMD...all these nommy things just for ME?? 5 or more grain free items all in one delicious box! Maybe I'll share a FEW of my goodies with Jakey and Rosy, but the yellow duckie is ALL MINE!!





Chewy.com has a pawesome selection of boxes that would be a great gift for any puppy, and they even have special kitty Goody Boxes boxes too!

In fact...Rosy will be back next week to tell you more about the other boxes next week!



Chewy.com sure knows their boxes!