Today I want to share with you one of my favorite subjects, TOYS!  I love them!! It doesn’t matter what kind of toy, as long as I’m allowed to play with it!  I’m not sure why, but mom seems to be particularly interested in what kind of toys I play with and chew.  I have had a “few” mishaps with certain kinds of toys.  And when I say “mishaps”, what I mean is that some toys just seem to….explode!

Exploded Toy
And this is what I mean by “explode”….

So you see, mom likes to find me special toys that don’t “explode” when I play with them.  One of my goals in life is to destroy ALL stuffed animals….isn’t the stuffing supposed to come out anyway?? And what about that little plastic squeaky thing?!  I just know it’s meant to be found and destroyed!   Mom disagrees, but she lets me have my fun until I try to eat the stuffing.  She tells me this is why she only buys stuffed animals on clearance…I don’t know what that means, but I like it!

So, because I love to chew things (and don’t worry, it’s only things I’m allowed to chew); mom is always trying to find strong toys that I can chew on without destroying.  Believe me, it doesn’t stop me from trying to destroy them, but so far these are the few toys that have not succumbed to destruction, despite my valiant efforts.

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My Orbee bone is never too far from reach…

My first and favorite bone to chew on is my Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Bone.  I have had this bone for many months, and despite all my efforts, I haven’t made a dent in it.  I will keep trying, but mom seems to be fairly happy with my lack of success.  I like to chew this bone because it has a minty taste and smell, and it’s rubber so I can chew it without hurting my teeth.  Mom won’t give me any hard bones (i.e. Nylabones, Rawhide, Bully Sticks) because they can fracture my teeth….OUCH!!

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Bone

I also really like my Kong and Kong Bone.  I have my Kong Bone in my crate all the time so that I have something to chew on while I am in there – it’s just like my Orbee bone, and doesn’t have a dent in it despite all my hard work!  It doesn’t have the minty taste, but it’s just as fun to chew.  My red Kong is a lot of fun too.  My favorite thing is when mom fills it with something tasty so that I can work to get it out.  My favorite Kong stuffing is banana – my favorite food!!  It’s also fun when she fills it with treats so that I can roll it around to get them all out.

Safemade Biggie Bone

The newest addition to my collection is this great new Safemade Biggie Bone I got in my first Bark Box!  It’s purple (my favorite color), and mom tells me you can freeze or bake treats into it!  We haven’t tried that yet, but it’s on our list of things to do in the next week!  I haven’t had this bone as long as the others, so I have yet to determine if it will, indeed, be indestructible, but so far I haven’t been able to destroy it!

Chuckit Ultra Ball

Finally, my favorite toy of all time, is my Chuckit Ultra Ball!  I loved this ball from the moment mom took it from the box!  The only reason I am on my second ball is because we lost the first one.  I think mom was more upset than I was, but I was very happy to get another one!  I tried to take it to bed with me the first night I got it!!  It’s the perfect ball – it bounces, it’s waterproof, and it’s strong.  Again, mom likes it because, I cannot destroy it, but I will keep trying.  It makes an awesome fetch toy, and a great chew toy as well!  I can squeeze it in my mouth, and it doesn’t break!  I also really like orange tennis balls – don’t ask me why – so this is perfect for me!  Mom says I won’t get tennis balls anymore because I destroy them so quickly….I suppose this awesome ball will make up for that, but I know I can make her cave in!

So much fun!!

If you guys are looking for some awesome, strong toys; I suggest you check these ones out.  They are my favorites, and I think every pup should have some good chew toys!  I don’t know about you, but chewing is one of my favorite things to do.  These are great, and they keep me entertained.  Mom also says they keep from chewing on furniture or things I’m not supposed to (which I would never do!), so she loves them as well!

I’m looking forward to a busy weekend with tomorrow’s Pet Expo.  I’ll be posting after that so you guys can check out all the fun I’ll have meeting all those people and animals.  I’m hoping I’ll have a chance to change some people’s minds about pit bulls!

I think it’s time for me run off and play now!  I hope you all enjoy your Saturday, and do something fun!

Love and licks,


Bark Box!!

Happy Earth Day

Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Earth Day!  Mommy and I spent our morning taking a nice, long walk to the park.  I saw all kinds of people and animals.  I always want to say hello to everyone, but mommy says I have to learn to ignore people unless I’m told it’s okay to say hello – apparently not all people love dogs (what?!?).

I love the park!

I saw lots of people on bicycles – that looks like fun!  Mom says she will take me bike riding when my legs are all better!  I really love to run, but my legs get really sore if I do too much strenuous activity.  I also got to see a family of geese crossing the street to get into the water (who would want to get in there?!), but I wasn’t allowed to play with them.  They seem innocent, but mom says I wouldn’t like them if I met them face to face!

A family of geese at the park.

I also saw lots of other dogs at the park.  I wanted to say hello to all of them, but I guess not all dogs like other dogs, either…..there’s so much to learn!  I got to say hello to a little Australian Shepherd.  She was nice, but didn’t really want to play with me.  I also got to make friends with a Cane Corso on the way home!  He was really friendly, and liked me a lot.  His dad said he liked my big head….haha, mom agrees!  It makes my day when I get to meet other dogs!

I was such a good girl on the walk.  Mom says she is proud of me for learning to heel so well!  I always walk nicely on a leash, but she is walking me on a regular collar instead of my Easy Walk Harness, and that makes it just a little more challenging for me to heel when I see people or dogs I want to say hello to!  I’m learning that it is always best to walk in a heel.

I hope you are all enjoying your day as much as I am!  Make sure to take some time today to enjoy nature, and do your part to decrease your carbon footprint!  I helped mom take the recycling out when we got home today – it’s the little things!

I have already had such a good morning…I think it might be time for a nap!

Nap time!!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Love and licks,


“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everyhing better.” – Einstein

Stem Cell Shenanigans 

So, I figured I should share what my week has been like.  It’s been a little different for me because I had to have surgery on Tuesday.  You see, I have hip dysplasia.  This is a congenital disease, which my mom says, means that I was born with it.  It causes me to have pain and stiffness in my back legs.  Another doctor (an orthopedic surgeon) also felt me knees and said I also have a problem with my right knee – this is the one that sometimes hurts me and makes me limp.  Mommy was sad because I have trouble getting up when I am laying down – my back legs aren’t as strong as they should be!  The doctors don’t think I need orthopedic surgery right now, but are hoping stem cell therapy would help me feel better, and with any luck, avoid orthopedic surgery alltogether.  My mom really doesn’t want me to have to have that type of surgery if possible – and I agree!!

My awesome veterinarian, Dr. Newland, performed my surgery on Tuesday.  Mom explained to me what was going to happen.  They gave me a small injection that made me feel pretty tired – I wasn’t worried about a thing after that!  They also drew some blood from me, this is in order to collect my Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), which is part of the Stem Cell process.  Dr. Newland, then put me under anesthesia and removed a layer of fat (adipose tissue) from my tummy.  The techician then processes this tissue, adds the PRP, and activates the stem cells under a special light.  Once that process is complete, I received a second sedation, and Dr. Newland injected the Stem Cells into both my hip joint, my right knee and intravenously.  Then I woke up, and my mommy sat with me so I wasn’t scared  – I was VERY brave the whole time!

Mom now says that I have to rest since I had surgery, but I don’t really like the sound of that!  I’ve been trying to be good, but I don’t feel painful, so I just want to run around and play!  So far, I haven’t been limping, but I am getting a little anti-inflammatory medication every day.  Hopefully, once mom stops giving me that, I will feel better from the cells!  Mom says we have to be hopeful, and let them work their magic! 

I’m so thankful that mom works with an awesome veterinarian who is able to do this procedure!  Please keep your fingers crossed for me – and thanks to all my Facebook friends for all the kind words and healing vibes!!

Love and licks,


Here is a picture of me after surgery – I was very brave!