Saturday, August 31, 2013

Should I be shaved? Should you?

Summer is quickly approaching its end, and Fall is just around the corner. How have my fellow canines been coping with the heat? I recently met an Eskie like myself named Thor. It was a warm afternoon, and Thor's sapien was taking him to the groomer for a nice shave. I overheard my sapiens talking with his, and discovered that Thor's coat was never quite the same after a couple of shaves. Thor doesn't do well in the warm weather, and pants profusely. While I am still a young pup, I wonder if I may end up needing a close cut in the future.

This isn't nearly the amount I normally shed

Friday, August 30, 2013

Quack Quack "Wise Treats for Dogs"?

Review of August BarkBox 2013: Item 3 of 5
Ruckus Report: Plato Natural Duck Strips

Quack quack! Oh, do I love chasing down birds and ducks. Not only are they fun to chase around the park and pond, but they are also delicious! I do have a confession. Sometimes I love them so much that I like to lick their waste product too! *ashamed*

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pizzle means WHAT now?!

Review of August BarkBox 2013: Item 2 of 5
Ruckus Report: Barkworthies Bully Flakes Food Topper

Have you ever felt a loss of appetite? Sick of the same old dog food with the same old taste? I certainly do at times. My August BarkBox came with something quite intriguing: Barkworthies Bully Flakes used as a food topper. This product is meant for the picky eaters and is used to help stimulate an appetite.

Barkworthies Bully Flakes Food Topper are basically your typical bully sticks shredded for your own convenience. I have actually never had Bully Sticks before so I never knew what the ingredients contained!  This treat is actually very convenient since my sapiens like to feed me and rush off to work. So, they want to make sure that I can eat my morning meal. Sometimes my taste buds needs a little jump-kick on the appetite so it ends up being a fast way to stimulate it. The Bully Flakes here are grass-fed, free-range pizzle from FDA-approved Brazilian cattle. This topper is all natural and 100% digestible with no extra additive, chemicals, or preservatives---all of which sounds amazing to me!

Close up

Monday, August 26, 2013

PSA: Sapiens, please watch us while we are socializing with other dogs

A few days ago, my dear friend Miss Ivy was attacked by a menacing dog in Ohio. It happened at Bow Wow Beach, and I worry it can happen to any of us. Please visit Miss Ivy's sapien, Tom Fargo, to show your love and support to his poor puppy who is still recovering from her injuries.

The moment right before the strike

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gimme Liver! A High Reward Treat

Review of August BarkBox 2013: Item 1 of 5
Ruckus Report: Primal Pets Freeze Dried Liver Munchies

Yum! Look what I discovered not-so-well-hidden with my dinner meal tonight! I knew my sapiens were being a little sneaky in the kitchen today. I had an eventful day at the dog park today so it was time to nourish myself with some crude proteins. 

I can really smell the delicious turkey liver through this bag!
One piece is about this size

Friday, August 23, 2013

August 2013 BarkBox Review

1st Place Winning Photo for the BarkBox and Wrapp Photo Contest

WOOF! I won my first contest: A 6-month subscription to BarkBox. Ruff ruff! Thank you Wrapp Corp & BarkBox!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pig Roasting Party

Yes please!!!!! My sapiens recently attended a  pig roasting party and came home with a special "doggy bag" for me! There were a lot of hot coals and ash at the event, so I stayed home to avoid injuring myself. That didn't stop me from having my own little pig-time!

No pigs were harmed in the taking of this photo

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

School is Back in Session!

Sapiens experience the Back-to-School Blues but please don't forget that us Dogs do, too! There is much talk about the transition in the sapien realm about the stressors and excitement about the "First Day of School". However, I don't think the sapiens really realize how this would affect their pets.

I only go back to school for recess!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Breed of the Week: The Obamas' new Puppy!

Hearing the news recently, you all probably know that our Commander-in-Chief and his family have a new puppy in the White House. With that in mind, I'm going to chat about the Portuguese Water Dog in my new segment: "Breed of the Week".

(Photo: Pete Souza, the White House)

Spearmint Dental Chews to Rid Dog's Halitosis

Ruckus Report: Dental Chews by Bright Bites (BB) 

I received a couple of these delicious chews as gifts for my homecoming party and wanted to write the first Ruckus Report!

Monday, August 19, 2013

What other species can be my Doppelgänger?

Quite a stir has been brought up by the recent news about a Tibetan mastiff disguised as a mountain lion in People's Park of Luohe in Henan, China. No, for all you Bay Area inhabitants, this is not the same as the homeless People's Park in Berkeley, CA.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Welcome to my Blog

Welcome! My name is Ruckus the Eskie (Eskie is short for American Eskimo). Thank you for visiting my personal blog. I am excited to provide you a glimpse into my life as an American Eskimo in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please feel free to comment and ask questions. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and Twitter as well!

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