Dogs really ARE Miracles with Paws!!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Gather Together

Apple Pie / Pumpkin Pie

Turkey in the Straw

The Drumstick!!

Attitude of Gratitude

Mashed Potatoes and Gravey

Gobble til you Wobble

Please pass the Pumpkin Muffins

Stuffing Rocks!!

Trytophan...What is THAT?

I am SO Stuffed.

Turkey Enzymes...

I Need a NAP.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BlogPawsWW: The Gratitude Edition

Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.
Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Indian Chief

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Introducing VERA™ Premium Dog Treats!

~We are Brand Ambassadors for True Science and are being compensated for helping spread the word about VERA Premium Dog Treats available exclusively at PetcoVERA™, TruRX™ and Petco™ are not responsible for the content of this article.  All opinions are my own.~

Your pet will have the flavor experience of a lifetime when they try VERA premium treats.  These fabulous treats are butcher quality and chock full of mouth-watering taste!!  There are four different varieties including chicken fillets, beef fillets, jerky-filled treats with duck, and beef recipe burger patties.  The best part about these new treats is that they are soy free, corn free, AND wheat free!

VERA premium dog treats are available EXCLUSIVELY at PetCo!!

~  VERA chicken fillets are 95% REAL chicken!

~ VERA beef fillets are made with 95% REAL meat!!

You can feed VERA fillets as a treat or reward for your dog any time of the day.  Always ensure fresh water is available.  Store VERA fillets in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.  Once the bag is open, use within one month.

Give YOUR dog the reward they deserve!  VERA treats are made on the rolling hills of Ireland.  VERA's premium treats are crafted with quality ingredients and the fresh taste that will have your dog craving MORE!

Enter our giveaway so your dog can experience VERA premium dog treats.  We will be giving away two prize packs!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Convenience and Affordability with #NaturesRecipe

~Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Nature's Recipe® and the Blog Paws Professional Pet Bloggers Network.  I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Nature's Recipe available at PetSmart but BICHONPAWZ only shares information that we feel is relevant to our readers.  Nature's Recipe and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article.~

Nature's Recipe® has been providing furry friends with good nutrition for over 30 years.  Their recipes are crafted to make Every Ingredient Count™.  Nature's Recipe is committed to providing nutritionally balanced recipes for every pet every day!

Each dog has their own preferences and sometimes even special dietary needs.  Nature's Recipe carries such a wide variety of dietary need foods including:

~Limited Ingredient Recipe
~Healthy Skin
~Easily Digestible
~Breed Specific
~Healthy Weight
~Grain Free

There are many other considerations that pet owners consider when purchasing delicious and nutritious food for their dogs and cats.  One of the main considerations in today's economy is affordability!!

Years ago, when I brought home my first dog, I just popped in to my local grocery store and grabbed a bag of dog food off the shelf.  There were not very many choices back then!  (Not that I am THAT old!) I didn't even think twice about it.  We must educate ourselves on overall nutrition, not just for our pets, but for US as well.  

Nature's Recipe makes recipes for real life and they are designed to provide specific nutritional and functional benefits.  It is important to note that Nature's Recipe foods do not contain artificial colors or preservatives.

Life Stages Recipes are specifically tailored to your dog's life stage with three different types:  Puppy, Adult, and Senior.  Nature's Recipe is available in either wet or dry and there are three different formulations for breed sizes.

~Small - for dogs less than 20 lbs.
~Medium - for dogs 21-69 lbs.
~Large - for dogs over 70 lbs.

As I was walking through the aisles at PetSmart checking out all of the different types of foods available, I took notice that there were such a large variety of TYPES of foods...yet every single one of them was very affordable.  Healthy AND affordable quality grain-free food -- it just doesn't get any better than that!! 

My dogs happen to prefer the Premium Pure Essentials, Grain Free Wet food in cups or cans.  They also enjoy the grain free salmon in broth cups.  These wet food recipes feature protein sources in cups chock full of savory broth.  For example, the Pure Essentials Grain Free Salmon that they had for dinner tonight contains REAL salmon as the #1 ingredient and they include real vegetables, including savory sweet potato and fresh green beans.  Vitamins and minerals are added to benefit overall nutrition and the BEST part is absolutely NO artificial preservatives!! Take a look at a close-up of the food!

The bottom line is that you CAN purchase affordable, healthy dog food for your pet without going broke.  Nature's Recipe foods are extremely nutritious and delicious, yet cost-effective as well.  All of the Nature's Recipe foods are available at your local PetSmart or online at

You will find in-depth information regarding each particular food on the Nature's Recipe website or you can follow on Social Media:  Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

They sure do look happy with Nature's Recipe!!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sepia Saturday: The #Swiffer Edition

Is everyone else feeling as overwhelmed as I am?  This time of year is so insanely busy with getting ready for the holidays.  I stress myself out just thinking about all I have to do and I haven't even started yet!

Each year I say I am going to do less...and NOT stress about anything.

Somehow, that hasn't quite worked out yet!

The girls are helping me out with cleaning!  They just love the Swiffer Box!  Full of lots of helpful goodies!

We are participating in the Sepia Saturday Blog Hop with Ruckus the Eskie and Earl's World.

 ~I did receive a box of cleaning products from Swiffer...but this is not a sponsored post~ 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

It's Time To Start!

Yes, it is...time to start decorating for the holidays!  Most of you have probably already started, but I am just beginning!

Yesterday, while grocery shopping, I picked up this cute little Christmas Cactus. 

I hope I can keep it alive as I do NOT have a green thumb!

I am joining the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and Barking from the Bayou

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Enjoy Grooming At Home With #BayerExpertCare

~This post is sponsored by Bayer® ExpertCare™ and the BlogPaws Influencer Network.  I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Bayer ExpertCare products but BICHONPAWZ only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.  Bayer ExpertCare is  not responsible for the content of this article.~

We are all so busy these days that we usually just run in and out of the store with just the product we ran in for.  I know I am guilty of this.  If I run in to PetSmart to buy a can of dog food, I rarely venture into any of the other aisles.  There are SO many great products to be found at PetSmart if we'd just take the time to check out some of the other departments.  I was recently introduced to Bayer ExpertCare products as Chloe and LadyBug are both suffering from dry skin issues.  

This time of year, when the temperatures drop, and the heat comes on...we go through the "dry skin" phase.  I notice immediately when the girls start itching and looking uncomfortable.

Most of the time I groom Chloe and LadyBug at home and I find that using the new Bayer ExpertCare Moisturizing Shampoo is such a huge help!  Bichon Frises, in particular,  are prone to allergies and skin sensitivity problems.  ExpertCare by Bayer Moisturizing Shampoo is a hypoallergenic shampoo you can use for routine cleansing and grooming.  This shampoo's soap-free formulation with essential fatty acids and moisturizers is perfect for not only cleaning, but also protecting the skin and replenishing moisture.  The Bayer ExpertCare shampoo will not interfere with topical flea and tick control as it is a soap-free formula.


The ingredients are:  Water, Sodium C14-16, Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betane, Sodium Lactate, PEG-150, PEG-75, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Safflower Oil, FD&C Yellow #5, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, and Citric Acid.

In conjunction with Bayer ExpertCare Moisturizing Shampoo, I also use Bayer ExpertCare Skin Cleansing Dog Wipes...for the in-between bath times!  They are specially formulated to cleanse dog's skin.  I was so pleased to find that these wipes are alcohol-free and they are super convenient for travel!!  I can just toss the convenient travel pack in my tote and we are good to go whenever!  Each pack contains 20 wipes.  These Bayer ExpertCare wipes are especially helpful when we are on an RV Trip.  It is AMAZING what the girls pick up on their feet when we stop for a quick pit stop.  Last year, when we left for Florida in March, there was still snow on the ground...quite a bit of snow actually.  But, as we headed further south, the next stop had THE worst clay material mixed with dirt that just COVERED the girls' paws and they tracked it all over the floors in the RV.  I wish I had these wipes then.  It was so hard to get the clay "sludge" cleaned up.  A lot of other wipes on the market contain alcohol, which is WAY too drying for the delicate Bichon skin.

Ingredients:  Aqua, Sodium Cocoyl, Apple Amino Acids, Olus (Vegetable Oil), Glycerin, Saponaria Officinalis Extract, Melaleuca Cajputioil, Allantoin, Sodium Sorbate.

Bayer ExpertCare At Home Pet Care Products are specially formulated for cats and dogs.  There are many products that make up the Bayer ExpertCare line-up available exclusively at PetSmart.

Here are a few examples of these fabulous quality grooming products offered as part of the Bayer ExpertCare line:

*Bayer ExpertCare Spot-On Skin Moisturizer is formulated with essential fatty acids to help support skin hydration.  It is a quick and convenient application that will help maintain your pet's healthy coat.

*Bayer ExpertCare Ear Care Rinse is a fresh-scented antiseptic cleansing rinse that dissolves the wax that accumulates in your dog's ears.

*ExpertCare Eye Lubricant Drops for dogs helps to support moisture and lubrication of the eye surface in dogs.  The drops are specially formulated with modified hyaluronic acid to support lubrication and minimize dryness and irritation.

*Bayer ExpertCare Cleansing Foam is a convenient leave-in moisturizing foam that is awesome for cats that do not like water!  The soap-free formula contains natural ingredients to support skin hydration and help with odor issues.

Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the results I have experienced with Bayer ExpertCare Health and Wellness products.  So, head on over to your local PetSmart and check out the new Bayer ExpertCare line of products located in the Health and Wellness section of the store.