Blogtober Day 13: Try a new food. Is it nice?

Regular readers will remember the Blogtober Dog Blog Challenge that I did during October. It was lots of fun, but very time consuming – if you look closely there are a few days that I missed out on posting, but I committed to completing the challenge, so they will come slowly but surely!

The one I’m catching up on today is where Phoebe and Cooper try a new food. Full disclosure: I actually did do this one on the 13th of October, I just didn’t post it because I wanted to do a post on the actual recipe and baking process. I realise that it could’ve come later, but nonetheless, it’s here now, so let’s see what Phoebe and Cooper thought of the Peanut Butter Biscuits…

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Cooper says:

Is it nice?! Oh boy, Oh boy! They’re delicious!! I can’t get enough of them!

I even tried my best to brave the kitchen counter obstacles that Mom laid out to try and get more of them, but I was foiled at the last minute. 😦 Guess I’ll just have to wait patiently for Mom to give me more later on…

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Phoebe says:

Wonderful! Peanut butter is my favourite thing in the world, and to now have them in the form of biscuits?! Amazing! My mom can get me to do anything (even ignore other dogs when we go on walks!) when those treats are out!

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

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You can see the full recipe and instructions for these yummy biscuits by clicking here. And you can check out the full 31 Day Dog Blogtober Challenge here

Blogtober Day 31: It’s Halloween! What are you wearing?

“You’re just spooked. It’s Halloween; we’re all kind of spooked. That’s just the way it is.”

– Matthew Leeth

It’s that trick or treating time of year! We don’t really need to do the “trick” part of the celebrations, but the “treat” part is a must! We’re a bit undecided as to which costumes are best, why don’t you let us know which ones you like most?

Look 1: Devilishly Mischievous Matching Costumes

Devil Halloween Dogs

Look 2 : Ready for a bewitching fiesta!

dog halloween

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Blogtober Day 27: What’s your favourite treat?

Cooper says:

Did you say treat? Oh I’d love one, thank you! I’m known to gobble anything in my reach, so picking favourite would be a tough one…. Hmmmm… Here’s a short (and most certainly not exhaustive!) list of my Top 3 Treats:

  1. Biltong. My all time favourite! But I’m not actually allowed to have it because of the high salt content 😦 I still try to steal it from my Mom and Dad whenever I can though!
  2. Vienna Sausages. The chicken ones are great, but my folks won’t use them for training anymore because I get so obsessed with the sausages that any thought of following instructions flies out of the window in my frantic search for more of them.
  3. Dog Biscuits. Any kind will do, whether they’re my Mom’s home-made ones, or store-bought, I’ll wolf them down in delight!
Phoebe and I take our job as Mom's helpers very seriously... When she bakes those yummy Peanut Butter Biscuits we help out by cleaning the utensils! :-)

Phoebe and I take our job as Mom’s helpers very seriously… When she bakes those yummy Peanut Butter Biscuits we help out by cleaning the utensils! 🙂

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Phoebe says:

Like all dogs I also have a weakness for delicious treats. Though I’m nowhere near as obsessed with them as Cooper is. I also differ from him in that I have excellent manners and will only politely take a treat if it’s clearly offered to me by my Mom. Digging up food, or even munching on stray food on the kitchen floor or from overflowing garbage cans is just so unladylike!

My Top 3 Treats are:

  1. The delicious chicken liver biscuits my Mom and Gran baked. Yummy!
  2. Peanut butter! Whenever I need medicine, or the odd treat, my Mom will give us a teaspoon of low-salt peanut butter. She also even made us some peanut butter biscuits that I just love!
  3. Popcorn. It’s so exciting whenever my Mom and Dad settle down on the couch after I hear all that pop! pop! pop!-ing from the kitchen. The crunchy, lite popcorn is the best accompaniment to a movie marathon for the whole family!
Yummers! Mom's famous home-made biscuits! My favourite!

Yummers! Mom’s famous home-made biscuits! My favourite!

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Blogtober Day 18: Does your name have a special meaning?

Phoebe says: “Bright, Pure”

When I arrived at my Mom’s door I already had a name – Phoebe. I’m not sure who named me, but it’s a name I really like, and it also seems to be a popular name for dogs on the blogs that Mom reads.

To check the full explanation on the “Behind the Name” Website, you can click here. But here’s a snapshot of what it said:

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Cooper says: “Barrel Maker”
When my Mom found me, the rescue organisation had called me “Droopy”. My Mom didn’t really like the name, and I wasn’t very responsive to it, so we all decided a name change was in order. The two choices were “Cooper” and “Dudley”. I’m happy we went with Cooper though – I think it suits me!
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Mom says:
Naming pets has become more and more difficult for me, as we’ve had so many different cats, dogs and fish over the years! I try to pick a name that “matches” the personality of the pet best, but with rescue animals I usually stick to their name because it’s part of their identity and a word they can respond to.
Of the names that I’ve given pets my top 3 “best” – ie. most fitting for the animal – would be:
  1. Mrs Miniver – I had just finished watching the old classic with my gran when we adopted a beautiful, majestic persian cat. The name fit her perfectly!
  2. Robin – My beautiful sidekick and faithful companion. He was the bravest, most loyal Boy Wonder!
  3. Jordan – Another beautiful, loveable German Shepherd I had as a teen. This boy was named after my biggest crush: Jordan Knight from New Kids On The Block. And just like his boy band namesake, Jordan was full of energy and loved to dance and sing with me in the afternoons as I put on imaginary concerts for my imaginary audiences. Jordan was my biggest fan, and I his.

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Blogtober Day 12: Your favourite toy

“Try throwing a ball just once for a dog. It would be like eating only one peanut or potato chip.”

– Roger Caras

Cooper says:

My Ball! It’s so much fun running after it and bringing it back! I can literally play with it day long!

Action shots of me chasing my ball. Such fun!

Action shots of me chasing my ball. Such fun!

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Phoebe says:

When I first came I didn’t know how to play with toys and it made me very confused when my Mom gave me all these bright coloured stuff and then just threw it in front of us. She’s weird like that sometimes. But I have got a squeeky toy snake, and another pluch toy with a bell in that I LOVE playing with. I’ll throw it in the air and catch it, and I’ll also catch it if my Mom throws it straight up in the air (but when she throws it far away I think the game is over so I don’t fetch it.).

My two favourite toys

My two favourite toys

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Blogtober Day 10: Where would you love to holiday

“If we took a holiday
Took some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice”

Holiday, Madonna 1983

Phoebe says:

The beach! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it, and apparently where my adoptive granny lives the beaches are quiet and unspoiled for kilometers and kilometers! Oh how I would love to run free and feel the sand between my toes and swim in the ocean!

port alfred west beach

The beach my Mom and Grandmom tell me about. I’d love to run all the way to the end of the horizon!

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Cooper says:

Oh! A holiday! I’d love one! To anywhere! But I’m not like Phoebe, I don’t understand why she just wants to run and run and run – it’s boring and exhausting! No, I want a holiday where I can stop and smell the proverbial (and literal!) roses. I’d love a space where I can take loooong (but slow) walks with the chance to learn about the people, animals and plants all around me. I think a big forest with a warming fireplace at night would be my ideal holiday breakaway (and I also happen to know that my Mom would love this kind of holiday too! 😉 )

A cabin in the woods! Doesn't that look great?!

A cabin in the woods! Doesn’t that look great?!

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