Monday, September 30, 2013

Everypawdy needs a #PoopBuddy

What happens when you drop a poop? Well, that poop needs a buddy to help move it along, hence Poop Buddy to the rescue!

 Here is my Ruckus Report on these poop baggers:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

B&W Sunday: Still Life in Carpet

I guess I was even lazier this week than last Sunday! Can I get wall space in the Louvre? 


Ruckus the Eskie

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Peak Antler Review + Giveaway (ended 10/6)

Today I am excited to share with you Ruckus the Eskie's FIRST GIVEAWAY! One lucky dog will receive ONE (1) antler bone, either a medium or large size courtesy of The Peak Antler Company.

I am a huge fan of antler bones as a chew toy. Antler chews are the best way for me to release my aggression. Which, of course, helps explain why I'm so low-key and mellow the majority of the time.

Giveaway ends 10/6/2013 9:00PM/12:00AM PDT/EDT. Please click through to get to the entry page.

Canines in Video Games

Image courtesy of Kotaku
My male sapien plays video games, and he shared with my female sapien the article (excuse the language in the write-up) he read above, featuring this spectacular image. He said, "This dog has stopped terrorist helicopters. What has Ruckus done, lately?!"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PSA: How to use Social Media for Local Shelters

With social media, sapiens are connected instantaneously. This is incredible for being able to share information quickly and broadly. However, there can be times where having a social media account can get lost in the flurry of all other social chatter.

Wordless Wednesday: Here's lookin' at you, sapien kid.


Ruckus the Eskie

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I Don't Look Like a Stray Anymore!

Ruckus Report: The Rubit Dog Tag Clip

You can see my tag!!!
I recently received some dog tag clips in the mail from The Rubit and thought it'd be fun to show it off since you can actually see it ! With all my Eskimo fluff, it's really hard to know that I even have a collar on, let alone a dog tag! You can see my previous photos and note that my neck looked completely naked there. I had a collar on...I swear!

Monday, September 23, 2013

PSA: Scoop That Poop Campaign #ScoopThatPoop

Today we are joining the Scoop That Poop Campaign by reviewing The Easy Scoop A Poop device as another way to help sapiens SCOOP THAT POOP! #ScoopThatPoop

I'm a "Scooper Hero!", "Protecting the Planet One Poop at a Time" (did I put this on right?)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fur-Deals: The Petango Store $20 off Online Order

My sapiens love deals on getting products for me (as well as themselves). This will be our first introduction to Fur-deals, for reals!
The Petango Store is offering $20 off an Online Order when you apply promo code SEPTSRV5 (all caps) at checkout. Shipping is $6.99 or is free if you spend $49+ after discount.
I haven't shopped here before, but wanted to keep you all in the know! The minimum order must be $20 for the coupon code to apply. When I added an item to my cart, continued to checkout, and then entered the promo code, initially there was no indication that the coupon applied. After you've "applied" the coupon, click the big CheckOut button. Then, verify in the upper right-hand corner to make sure that $20 was taken off your order before completing your purchase!

UPDATE (09/2/2013 6:52 AM PDT): It seems like the coupon code disappears when you are submitting your payment information. I have emailed their customer service to see if the coupon is legitimate and will update here again.

UPDATE (09/24/2013 7:38AM PDT): I did place an order and it changed price to the non-discounted price after the order completed! I sent them emails to no response and the item shipped. I had to go through live chat and then make the phone call to finally get the discount credited back.

Courtesy of slickdeals.


Ruckus the Eskie

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B&W Sunday: Lounging by the Pond

After last week's escapade, I'm spending this Sunday lounging with the Japanese Koi. How about you?


Ruckus the Eskie

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Breed of the Week: Butters the French Bulldog

Based on your votes, this week's Breed of the Week features Butters the French Bulldog, or Butters the Frenchie for short!

A French Bulldog on a Sapien Swingset.
I tried doing this once...but I was way too big!

Friday, September 20, 2013

FitDog Friday: Outdoor Wallovers!

It was a warm day out, but that's no excuse not do do your Station Exercises! Maybe I need to put in a little more effort than just one paw! 110%!!!
Can I get a boost?
Sorry for the not-safe-for-work content!

How do you plan to stay fit this Friday?


Ruckus the Eskie

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 2013 BarkBox Review (*Spoiler Alert!*)

This Thursday I am thankful for the early arrival of my second BarkBox!  I won my first contest over the summer to a 6-month subscription to BarkBox. Thank you Wrapp Corp & BarkBox!

I'm hungry!
Here's a sneak preview of the MEDIUM dog box:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Gimme Ma Snax!

After my birthday dinner this weekend, my sapiens surprised me with this nice little dessert! I had just received a package from Ma Snax Superior Dog Treats and was secretly hoping that I would get to try it soon. Indeed I did ...for I was a "Good Dog" that day!

Ma Snax Superior Dog Treats was established in 2005 in Sonoma, California by Mary Ellen Oertel and Ray Masnack (hence the name of the business!) under the influence of their cute puppy Penny.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Mischief: "Ouch! It Hurts!"

For those canines out there that went a bit crazy on Monday Mischief, here's a book that might be of some help if you get injured. "Ouch! It Hurts!" by Hans Wilhelm, Scholastic Reader Level 1.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Black & White Sunday: Barkin' Birthday Bonanza at the Beach (B.W.S.B.B.B.B.)!

Plenty of action yesterday at Carmel By The Sea, California (that's the real name of the city!). I was pooped after running in and out of the tide. There were not many other canines or sapiens in the water yesterday, but it was still a very fun and exciting birthday get-together!

Butters the Frenchie also attended my birthday party, but he was too afraid to run into the water with me. I also met a mini-me named Hunter and saw a puppy Japanese Spitz! Unfortunately, we did not get to meet.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

My sapiens got me a home-made candle for my birthday! It smells tasty!

Unfortunately, it isn't edible...well. I think I would eat it if nobody was looking, but don't tell my sapiens!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dying Dogs in Advertising - Mercy (Friday the 13th Edition!)

Last week, I ran across a story about a huge backlash for an advertisement by Pearl Izumi and thought this topic is suitable for Friday the 13th. On my walks, I have seen Pearl Izumi gear on trail-runners and cyclists. But, I have never encountered a situation like the one depicted below!

Dying Dog with Sapien examining on a trail.
via Pearl Izumi

In Honor of Fashion Week: Birchbox + Ann Taylor Shopping Event

An Eskie's Yelp:

Birchbox + Ann Taylor Shopping Event (Palo Alto, CA)

Welcome to the last day of Fashion Week! Well, technically my sapiens and I are celebrating from the West Coast given that Fashion Week takes place in New York City, USA. This intense and exciting New York Fashion Week (NYFW) event started on September 5th and ends on September 12. From there it travels across the pond to London, Milan and finally makes its last stop in Paris.

#ReadySetFinished +Ruckus Eskie 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In honor of Patriot Day (9/11)

Twelve years ago, our nation was shaken by the attack in New York City. Do you remember where you were?

In remembrance of all that we lost during that tragedy, please remember to love and cherish everyone around you. Time is very precious.

Group Hug!

Tasty Tuesday: Eenie Meenie Miney Moe

Catch a Tiger by the Toe

Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Mischief: Oxo Sorry!

I screwed up. Oxo ("I'm so") sorry!

New logo! Enjoy the sights!


Just take a look up above and you should something new! Got it? Brand New Logo! And just in time for my barkday next week too! While I was somewhat satisfied by the simplicity of my previous banner, there's nothing like a beautiful logo to spruce it up.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Black & White Sunday: Are you ready for some Football?

It's that time again. Time for Chicken Wings, Pizza, Beer and lots of yelling at the big screen! WELL--at least for the sapiens. For me, it will be maybe some chicken wing crumbs and zoomiez every time my sapiens' team scores a touchdown. Officially, the regular season of American Football kicked off this past Thursday, but Sunday is the big-ticket day!

Ruckus the Eskie smiling with Football in Paws
This isn't my kind of pigskin!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Something Smells (cat)Fishy

Ruckus Report: The Honest Kitchen Beams

The mailman visited me last week to drop off a box of goodies for me to try from The Honest Kitchen. I wanted to share with you my two cents on one of the three items seen here. This review is focused on their Catfish Beams.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Could You be the Next Mayor of Your City?

I recently came across an article commemorating the life of Bosco, the black Labrador mix. Bosco held the position of mayor for ten years in the village of Sunol, California (a little northeast of Fremont) until his passing in 1994. It got me thinking: maybe I should run for Mayor in my city. I have strong affiliations with the Re-pup-lican party! Would you vote for me?
Bosco, former mayor of Sunol (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

What's in your Wallet?

Ruckus Report: Mod Dog Water Wallet

Woof! Wag! Play! I won a prize from WoofWagPlay Box via an Instagram photo contest! I received this Mod Dog Water Wallet and thought it would be a fun to report back to my dedicated readers.

Ah so refreshing

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Who's your Water Buddy?

Review of August BarkBox 2013: Item 4 of 5
             Ruckus Report: Aussie Naturals Floatie "Dolphin"

I received this creative water toy in my August 2013 BarkBox edition and wanted to share my thoughts on it. This is my first BarkBox, and the Aussie Naturals Floatie Dolphin was the one big toy that it came with.

Aussie's Naturals mission is to create green and earth friendly pet toys and gear. They use jute, wool, cotton, coconut fiber, natural gum rubber and leather. Their products have been tested on their own dogs and with rescue groups in Georgia.

They carry products for both canines and felines! There are about 14 toys they have listed on their website just for us pups. The Aussie ones listed are: Aussie Floppies, Aussie Lobbie, and Aussie Wiggly. What fun names!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Breed of the Week: Floppy Bear the Samoyed!

Woof, sapiens and canines! I would like you to introduce you to one of my PawPals, Floppy Bear the Samoyed in this week's Breed of the Week.
Look at that adorable smile! (photo link)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Who Let the Dog Out at Big Dog Vineyards?

An Eskie's Yelp
Big Dog Vineyards (Milpitas, CA)

Happy Labor Day here in the United States of America and welcome to An Eskie's Yelp (AEY)! This will be a place where I can review the many fun places that I have had the pleasure of visiting. Without further ado, the first AEY goes to Big Dog Vineyards!

Big Dog Vineyards has been around since June 10, 1997. Their mission is to produce the finest quality Estate Grown Wines. Their wine won awards from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with the Best of Class, Gold, and Silver Medals. They were also noted to receive the Silver Medals from the Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition. Way to go Big Dog!

Situated at 1,200 feet above sea level, here is the breathtaking view of the estate overlooking Silicon Valley: