Throw Back Thursday 11/12/15

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Arite – August 2009
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Artie – September 2009
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Artie – September 2009

OxGord Dog Ball Launcher

Disclosure: I received this ball launcher at a discounted rate for my honest review.

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The OxGord Ball Launcher is seriously an awesome ball launcher for many reasons.

First of all, it takes little, if any, strength to launch the ball a long ways. Even someone like me, who can hardly throw a ball, can launch it a great distance with the help of this tool! The handle has finger grips that allow you to hold the launcher comfortably.

Second, the OxGord Ball Launcher fits a regular size tennis ball which means you can purchase new balls at a low price. Tennis balls can be bought almost anywhere…Target, Walmart, Dicks Sporting Goods, and more.

Third, this launcher is very affordable. It is on sale right now for $5.95 plus FREE shipping!! That is an amazing price for such a study well-made dog toy.

The thing I like best about this ball launcher is that you don’t have to touch the ball when picking it up. You also don’t have to lean over very much since the handle is 19 inches long. This is so important when you are throwing a ball over and over for your dog!
I would definitely recommend this launcher for anyone who enjoys playing fetch/ball with their dog. I give it 5 stars! Check out the OxGord Dog Ball Launcher at Amazon by using my link: http://amzn.to/1KLqLNo

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BarkBox Update

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Well, it’s been 13 days since we received our first BarkBox and I wanted to share how impressed I am with the quality of the toys. My dogs, especially Artie and Coby, are very determined to break open toys to get to the squeaker inside. After 13 days, that hasn’t happened with these toys AND the squeakers inside still work.

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The toys after 13 days!!!!

Just before getting our BarkBox, I went to a local pet store and bought a toy. Within 2 hours, they had the toy broken opened, stuffing everywhere, and the squeaker broken. That’s not to say that all pet store toys are made cheaply, but you get what you pay for. If you buy an inexpensive toy, it’s not going to last long. If you pay a little more, the toy will last longer!

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Pet store toy after less than 2 hours.

So, my point is, take a look at BarkBox and BarkShop. BarkBox is a monthly subscription. For more information see my June 21 blog post. BarkShop is an online store where you can buy the individual toys, treats, etc. The links to both BarkBox and BarkShop are below. Be sure to use my links to get discounts!

BarkBox link for 10% off and free shipping: http://barkbox.com/rachdean1

BarkShop link for free bully stick with $10 purchase: http://ruv.me/shoprachdean1

Visiting Tea Cup Poodle

Nala is a teacup poodle who visits a nursing home in Minnesota with her owner Doug Dawson. Nala wasn’t trained as a therapy dog, yet Nala provides love and affection to the residents of Lyngblomsten. Doug prescribes medication at the nursing home while Nala ventures through the nursing home all by herself to visit those in need of love. She even takes the elevator all by herself. The residents at the nursing home say that Nala was Heaven sent and Doug says, “Nala is doing God’s work”.

Check out this touching story in the short video below.

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2015/04/13/25702267/

My Baby

Coby is my baby! At only 7 months, he is as cute as they come!!! You know how people say the phrase, I could eat him/her up (usually referring to babies or young children). Well, that’s how I feel about my Coby. He’s so cute…I could eat him up! He’s brought us so much joy and there is new energy in our family. Artie and Buddy have learned to play again. They wrestle, chase, and fight over toys. This is what I was hoping for when we adopted Coby in late December.

The first couple of weeks weren’t a walk in the park. Artie and Buddy didn’t accept Coby at first. To put it nicely, they despised him. We were scared to leave them alone. So Coby spent the first couple of weeks in a crate by himself. While his brothers where in a crate together. It broke my heart, especially when we’d leave and Coby would cry.

Things are different now…the three are brothers, not by blood but by love. Artie and Buddy would protect Coby if need be. They get so excited when Coby and I return from going somewhere. They hate to be separated! I am so grateful we were given the chance to rescue Coby…or did he rescue us?

    

Fun at the P A R K

My husband, Dave,  and I had to resort to spelling words or using acronyms because these dogs are so smart! For the dog park we either spell park or use DP. I think our smartest one, Artie, has figured out those two. Well, the other night we went to the P A R K  and we were the only ones there. Dave got a couple videos of the boys running and playing. Coby can really run fast!!! The video doesn’t show his quickness. Take a look!