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I know, I know, enough about the hurricane already!  I swear after today I won't post about it again!  But I mentioned earlier in the week that I was going to work on a slide show to show some more of the pictures we took after the storm, so here it is...

Not the most exciting Kitsune video this week, I know.  I've been so busy still trying to catch up after missing over a week of work that I didn't have as much time to put a nicer video together.  Next weeks should be better!  Thanks for looking anyways, and I hope everyone has an awesome weekend! 🙂

Whoa posts two days in a row!  I'm breaking from my usual Monday-Wednesday-Friday post schedule to post a picture of what would have been Kitsune's Halloween costume this year...

My knight in shining armor!  I said it 'would have been' his costume this year, because Halloween was canceled here this year!  We didn't have electricity on Halloween, thanks to the storm.  I heard rumors that they were going to reschedule Halloween to be this past Monday instead.  Although we did have our power back by Monday, a large portion of our town was still left in the dark.  So, no Halloween to speak of this year.  We did let Kitsune wear his costume though, and gave him a few extra treats that day. ...continue reading "My Knight in Shining Armor!"

I know, I know, it's called wordless Wednesday!  But I'm going to be a rebel and explain these pictures.  You guys don't mind, right?  Especially considering I couldn't post anything at all last week, thanks to Hurricane Sandy and our week long power outage.

These are random pictures I took of Kitsune and some of the more minor storm damage around our city.  I have some much crazier pictures, but they don't have Kit in them so aren't really pet blog worthy.  I'm probably going to work on a short slide show with more of the pictures I took of the damage after the storm.  As long as I get around to doing it, I'll post the video here when it's finished.

See those buckets?  It rained....inside our kitchen.

The park we usually take Kitsune too is absolutely destroyed.  Soo many of the trees were blown over in the storm.  Unfortunately most of the ones destroyed were the larger, older trees.  The park isn't going to look the same for a long time, it's going to take years for trees to grow to the sizes of a lot of the ones that were blown over.

...continue reading "(Not so) Wordless Wednesday – Kitsune & Hurricane Sandy"

I'd like to apologize to any regular readers for not posting here for awhile.  As most of you can probably tell, I normally try to post at least a few times a week.  However, on Monday October 29th our area was hit hard by hurricane Sandy.  The storm left us without electricity for almost an entire week!  It was quite an adventure.  As of right now, our power and internet is back up and running normally again.  I have A LOT to catch up on after going an entire week without power or internet, but will attempt to resume my regular posting schedule here this week. 🙂

I hope any of my readers also impacted by the hurricane are safe!


I hope no one is getting sick of our monthly BarkBox reviews.  For anyone who doesn't already know, BarkBox is a subscription service that you can sign up with for your dog.   It's $29 for one month, or you can order a longer subscription and save money.  A 3 month subscription is only $22 per month, so I guess $66, and a 7 month subscription is $17.50 per month, so a total of $105.  Each month, the lovely people at BarkBox will send your dog a package full of surprise goodies.  We subscribed to BarkBox back in July, and got a 3 month subscription.  We also got one free box sent to us this month because someone signed up using our affiliate code (Kitsune sends you big sloppy puppy kisses, whoever you are!!).   We will be for sure renewing our subscription before next month's boxes go out.   BarkBox is awesome. ...continue reading "October 2012 BarkBox Review!"


Halloween is right around the corner, and what's cuter this time of year than an already adorable pet dressed up in a cute or silly Halloween costume?  Dressing up our pets can be a fun way to involve them in our Halloween festivities, even if they can't go trick or treating and eat human candy (Why not try making your pup some homemade treats for Halloween?).  However, it's important to remember that Halloween costumes should be comfortable and safe for our furry friends!  Nobody wants to spend their holiday being uncomfortable, or worse in the emergency room, our pets included!  So if you are planning on dressing your pet(s) up this Halloween, have fun, but remember to stay safe as well!  Here are some tips to follow when picking out a costume for your pet...   ...continue reading "How to Choose a Halloween Costume for your Pet"

What do you think, can you see a resemblance?  Over the years, I've had quite a few people tell me that my Papillon Kitsune looks like Gizmo from the movie Gremlins.  As long as they mean the pre- eating after midnight version of a Gremlin (which were apparently called "Mogwai" and only called "Gremlins" after they transformed into evil reptilian looking beasts).  I actually think the Gremlins, while still in their fuzzy forms, are pretty cute.  Hence why I have a stuffed animal version of Gizmo.  ...continue reading "Does my dog look like a Gremlin?"


Happy October!!

This morning I had to give my dog Kitsune his heartworm preventative, like I do on the first of every month.  It's so cute the way he gets sooo excited for what's basically a medication.  I keep his Heartgard in a certain drawer and when he sees me going into the drawer to get his pill he starts going nuts!  I'm glad he actually enjoys taking Heartgard.  For most of his life I had him on Sentinel Flavor Tabs for heartworm prevention and he just never enjoyed taking those pills as much as he enjoys the Heartgard chewables.  Probably about the only thing I miss about Sentinel is that it helps control fleas as well as preventing heart worm.

I probably would have never even switched to Heartgard if it wasn't for the recent Sentinel/Interceptor shortage.  Vets around the country, including Kitsune's, were not able to restock Novartis products apparently due to the fact that the company temporarily closed it's NE processing plant starting in December 2011.  This, of course, was the plant that produced Interceptor, Sentinel, Program, and Clomicalm in the US.  The plant was shut down in order to preform system upgrades and other improvements.  While I believe that keeping things up to date is a good thing, it's unfortunate that Novartis couldn't figure out a way to continue to provide veterinarians and consumers with their popular products such as pet heartworm medications. ...continue reading "Novartis Animal Health Heartworm Prevention Shortage"


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