Monday, June 20, 2011

Puppy Love



Well, you might exactly call him a puppy. If you have been reading for a while, you probably know him as Elton...


He is our Boston Terrier and we are obsessed with him. Brent and I got him together when we had been dating for about a year and a half. Elton is now seven and a half years old. He is the best cuddle buddy ever. He is potty trained and very sweet. Sure, he has his issues like anyone else, but we think he is pretty great for a dog.

He is part of our family and always makes appearances in our Christmas cards...

He is also pretty photogenic....

Elton has a few little issues and one happens to be sensitive digestion. Brent and I try to help him with this. We only feed him dog food and we make sure it's a natural one. We know doing these things will help with his longevity and quality of life. That's important to us because he lives a happy little life and we really enjoy having him around.

Elton has been on a natural dry food for quite some time. The first vet he saw, when he was a puppy, said this would be best for him. He said, really, a natural food would be best for any dog. That totally makes sense because that's what's best for human's and their health as well. Brent and I have also worked on that over the years.

We were recently given the opportunity for him to try out Purina Pro Plan Selects. They have natural dry food options now so we decided to give it a try! Elton really seemed to like it and had no further issues with his tummy or anything else. We went with the natural chicken and brown rice formula. You can check it out here

I think food is a pretty easy step one can take to help the quality of their dogs life and I was glad to give Elton a change from what he had been eating for so long. We plan to stick with the Purina Pro Plan Select for now.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Laundry Talk!



So, as some of you may know, I am expecting twins :) Not only am I six months pregnant with two babies, I found out a few weeks ago I'm going to have to take it VERY easy until they arrive.

This has me thinking, is someone going to take over my oh-so-dreadful chore of doing the laundry? As for now, I've been instructed not to do it. Hearing you need to go on bedrest for now was NOT music to my ears, but no laundry included in the list of things I can't do, that's another story. Quite frankly, I despise laundry. I probably dislike it more than any other "chore" that comes to mind.

I'm not sure if it's our washer and dyer or just the process of putting the clothes away, but the combination of the two, I do not like. It seems like it take our dryer a full hour to dry any load. I also find myself digging through the dryer during mid-cycle to pull out clothes I don't want to get too dry. I seriously doubt I'm the only woman who feels the need to hang dry completely or partially.

Not only might I not be allowed to do laundry for a few months, but I'm going to have my hands extra full once the twins arrive. I really am not good at appointing others to do my tasks or duties. I've really been thinking of something that would help out both tremendously. If my husband and family are going to help with laundry for now, I'm thinking something quicker that I don't have to worry about over-drying or washing too hard. I also get concerned about the size of ours. I know I often want to shove more in, but I know it won't fit well enough to get it clean. I can imagine my husband wanting to squeeze it in to the brim. You get more done that way, right? Well, only if it actually cleaned when holding a extra full load. It just doesn't as well.

From what I've read, I'm thinking the Samsung Powerfoam Front-load washer and dryer would solve many of this issues with this "chore" that must get done. Everyone needs and wants clean clothes. Maybe santa will come early to our house?


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