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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thoughtless Thursday #102: Happy New Year's 2016!


Who shall I escort to the Ball?" Edited by @coatandtails

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thoughtless Thursday #101: Merry Christmas 2016!


Twas the night before Christmas...


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thoughtless Thursday #100: Angry on Instagram


Any spoilers from Star Wars showing up there, too?? Maybe Ruckus will take a break today!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Great Nutrition for a Great Price #NaturesRecipe

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Recipe and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Nature’s Recipe available at PetSmart but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nature’s Recipe and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article.

A few weeks ago, we took Ruckus on a trip to PetSmart to shop for some tasty new treats. We went looking for a budget-conscious, yet still healthy pet food because we're always trying to make sure he eats his best. After being surrounded by so many choices, we were able to pick up and try products from Nature's Recipe®, who are trying top help parents go natural on a budget.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thoughtless Thursday #99: Lasso?


The ultimate #tongueouttuesday. I'm as puzzled as you are on how he did that to himself!


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thoughtless Thursday #97: Crabbing Action thanks @BarkBox @PetPlaySF


I'd say crab is a nice alternative to turkey, but what with the neuro-toxin plaguing the Northern California crabs...maybe we'll just leave 'em to Ruckus. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shopping at PetSmart for some treats #NaturesRecipe

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Recipe and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Nature’s Recipe available at PetSmart but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nature’s Recipe and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article.


Ruckus pointed out to this salmon snack as a must-try
Ruckus the Eskie recently partnered up with Nature's Recipe® in a campaign to drive awareness to their products as a step up in pet food nutrition without a steep step up in the costs and availability. Simple small changes in nutrition can make a huge difference in a dog's health. We wanted to reach out to Pet Parents to bring awareness and guidance to affordable options available out in the market. In fact, we made a trip to visit our local pet food store, PetSmart!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sepia Saturday #99: Freshly Groomed


Lookin' good after cutting a nice little trim and shampoo.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fueling Up for Indoor and Outdoor Parks #AvoDermNatural

This post is sponsored by Avoderm and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Avoderm Revolving Menu but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Avoderm is not responsible for the content of this article.

It's been a few more weeks since we started trying Avoderm®, and Ruckus is looking good and acclimated to this brand new food. Look how happy he for an after meal stroll in the park:


Ruckus is definitely an energetic dog and love his walks, even as the fall, and El Nino approaches. It's okay since California really needs the rain right now. Although, if you've ever had an American Eskimo during the rainy season, you'll definitely know it's not a walk in the park! Even when he goes into the backyard to relieve himself, he gets into a lot of trouble playing with the neighbor's dog beyond the fence. Cleaning those paws, with the long white fur that grows between them, with our carpet being as white as our pup...is definitely no fun!

That's why it's great to have the AvoDerm Revolving menu to help him calm down and eat in a set area away from our carpet. To recap, the menu provides the following:
  • Help minimize the risk of food sensitivities by varying proteins
  • Switch proteins with stomach/digestive upset (duck today, lamb tomorrow!)
  • Grain Free, Gluten Free
  • A limited ingredient list to help further minimize sensitivities
  • No white potatoes or fillers
  • Available in smaller sized kibble for little dogs as well!
It seems to be avocado season here in California as well. We've gotten quite a bunch from the local grocery at really good prices. So, avocado dog food for Ruckus, and avocado for us! Avocados are a nutrient rich superfood that helps both humans and pets absorb the nutrients they need. They're rich in healthy fats and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids.

To avoid the wetness for Ruckus, we've also discovered there are indoor dog parks! You get all the benefits of the exercise, with none of the dirt clump fuss!


Here is Ruckus relaxing on a triangle platform...well...he should be running up and down it, but it was his first time, so he sauntered across it, I would say. Yet, he definitely didn't mind being at the top of the triangle, getting a good view of the other dogs!




Avoderm Natural is made in the USA specifically in California and created using California Avocados and high quality proteins.  You can purchase online through this website: Avoderm.

Feel free to also follow AvoDerm on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/avodermnatural


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thoughtless Thursday #95: Dog Toy Graveyard!


Which one of you ZippyPaws​ is ready to go to the #dogtoygraveyard ?


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

In Pursuit of Delicious Treats #NaturalBalance

This post is sponsored by Natural Balance, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word the word about Natural Balance Wild Pursuit or Natural Balance Treats, but ruckustheeskie only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Natural Balance is not responsible for the content of this article. 


When Ruckus is hungry, he goes straight to the source. What you see up there are two nice little chickens, ripe for the picking! Just kidding! No chickens were harmed in this taking of this photo. I don't think the chickens even cared that Ruckus was there.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nutritious foods for your pup #NaturalBalance

This post is sponsored by Natural Balance, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word the word about Natural Balance Wild Pursuit or Natural Balance Treats, but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Natural Balance is not responsible for the content of this article.



When your dog is out on a trail, his natural instincts kick in millions of years of evolution bring him to one moment...SQUIRREL! That intense feeling of the thrill of the hunt, drives your dog wild and brings out his primal cravings. After you calm him down, then I'm sure his mind is back to the meal you'll feed him when you get back home. Well...there's not squirrel here. Just a friendly chihuahua.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sepia Saturday #96: Blu-rays, Popcorn, and (Netflix and*) Chill?



Seems like a good plan for the weekend!

*Netflix not pictured, but we'll definitely be watching (and chilling!).

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Giving it a go with Avocado-based dog food #AvoDermNatural

This post is sponsored by Avoderm and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Avoderm Revolving Menu but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Avoderm is not responsible for the content of this article. 

It's been a few weeks since we last talked about Avoderm®, a company that makes pet food with the avocado superfood. Since then, we picked up a bag from the Revolving Menu line and have transitioned Ruckus into trying it out. Ruckus isn't a picky eater, so transitioning him was easy and seeing him as energetic as ever was a positive sign. Ruckus live quite an active lifestyle, and he needs all the calories that he can get!




Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thoughtless Thusrday #91: Waiting


Toys aren't enough for Ruckus...he needs human attention!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Avocado superfood for your pup #AvoDermNatural

This post is sponsored by Avoderm and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Avoderm Revolving Menu but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Avoderm is not responsible for the content of this article.


As dog owners, we were clearly told by our veterinarians what foods are considered safe and unsafe for our dogs. In fact, there are rotating lists on the internet emphasizing healthy snacks and "poisons". Some examples of what we were told were toxic for pets were chocolate, persimmons, and even avocados! When we first heard about a campaign to drive awareness of an revolving menu line of an avocado-based natural pet food, we were completely thrown off!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Those who Smelt it, Dealt It! #Petiquette

This post is sponsored by Febreze ™ and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about #Petiquette but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Febreze is not responsible for the content of this article. 



Ever walked into a house with pets and felt overwhelmed with the smell of pet dander? Can't believe that it's even possible for someone to walk into your house and feel that way? Well believe it! It happens to us and it probably has happened to you.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sepia Saturday #92: Terrarium of the Day!


Succulents are IN for the drought we're having in California.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A New Way to Groom at Home #CHIforDogs

This post is sponsored by Fetch for Pets and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about CHI for Dogs but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Fetch for Pets is not responsible for the content of this article. 


American Eskimo Dog Ruckus portrait photo

We've all had one of those days. Yes...bad hair days. You know what I'm talking about: you wake up, disoriented, and head to school or work without thinking twice. Next thing you know, you've got the bedhead that would hold no water against a tidal wave!

Thoughtless Thursday #87: Old Yelper


This Gold Yelp elitest is ready for some check-in action!
Towel courtesy of Yelp South Bay


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sepia Saturday #90: Justin Bieber, Eat Your Heart Out!


Okay it's not Calvin Klein, but just wait 'til we get Hanes on Ruckus.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thoughtless Thursday #86: Looking Forward to the California Winter


Fall's not even started yet and we're already having an Indian summer. 100+ degree weather in the SF Bay Area. Hopefully El Nino's gonna drench us with the water we so desperately need.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sepia Saturday #87: Summer is Ending!


One last time to get some ice cream before it gets too cold.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted, The Best For Your Pet #InspiredbyCrafted

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Crafted™, but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

It's been a few months with Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted line, and Ruckus is enjoying the small batches of dog food.


Don't worry, he's stayed away from the cat kibble, even though he would eat it if given the chance!



Thoughtless Thursday #82: The Life Aquatic with Ruckus the Eskie


Luckily, Ruckus isn't afraid of the ocean.