Follow-Up Sunday

Posted on Sunday, 13 April 2014

It's Sunday which means we get a day off from the 'Blogging from A to Z Challenge'. We wouldn't feel right if we didn't post at all though so we've moved our Follow-Up Friday posts to Sundays for the duration of the April Challenge.

This post generally wraps up the week by responding to your comments and questions that you have left over the past week. 

F is for French Bulldog - 7 April 2014 

BichonFrise Ted said: Hey Bernie! Great post...I love the nicknames and I know how it feels when people think your something your not...people always think I'm a poodle :/ Ted x x

But Bichon's are such a well known breed! More so than Frenchies here in the UK! You're clearly not a Poodle Ted :)

Happy Healthy Dog said: Frenchies are definitely one of my favourite breeds. But then having Griffons I'm biased to those squishy faces! I love the "looking like a loaf of bread" comment LOL

Ooh, me and mum love Griffons. There used to be one in my old ringcraft class and he was such a dude. Mum goes bananas over anything flat faced. She's so embarrassing to take out in public.

Kari Neumeyer said: I kinda need to see a picture of your butt, now.
Whitley Westie said: Yeah, I finks we all need to see dis Jesus-lookin butt.

Here you go lol

G is for Grooming 8 April 2014

Kari Neumeyer said: You are so cute... cute enough to make me forget about all the poop and dead bird remnants in your face folds!

That cute eh?! That's pretty darn cute! Thank you :D Now I'm cute AND I smell good! Watch out ladies!

Genki said: Whoah, pal, look how still you hold in the sink. I try to wriggle my way out whenever I get bathed! I did not even know that something like a Nail Grinder exists, my humans use clippers to cut my nails, but I think they have only done that like once? Usually they are pretty short, but we will look into that Nail Grinder thingy.

I hate hate hate nail clippers. They squeeze my nails and it hurts. Since mum got these nifty grinders I don't mind having my nails done at all. It doesn't even hurt if she goes a little too short and gets the quick. They get all paws up from me every time!

Flea said: Omigoodness! What a routine! That's pretty comprehensive! Our new puppy needs a good grooming, but I'm not sure how to go about it. The Aussies have always been easy. Hmm. 

I don't get bathed that often, maybe every 4 - 5 months. I don't need brushing too often and only shed a couple days twice a year. My nails get trimmed every 2 weeks, enough so that you can't hear them tapping on the flooring. My ears get cleaned every 2 weeks as well. My eyes and face get cleaned at least once a day every day.

H is for History - 9 April 2014 

kaykuala said: The richness of historical facts here are just fantastic. Never knew the little 'frenchies' went through even across the Atlantic in its development. Great write Bernie! Hank

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love history so it was fantastic to read mine. Thanks for stopping by :)

Kari Neumeyer said: Very interesting. I've learned a lot from you, Bernie.

I feel like the challenge has really bought this blog on. We're so glad we took part, it's really making us look at blogging differently.

Jen deHaan | DOGthusiast.com | StylishCanine.com said: Fascinating! I recently drew a Frenchie, and adored the ears but didn't know the history behind it. Great post!

I would LOVE to see your drawing! 

I is for Interview - 10 April 2014

Marci Koski
 said: Bernie and Louise - you two are too cute! So glad I bumped into this blog during the A to Z Challenge - I have 5 cats myself, but I love all animals! :) marci

Thank you, we're glad you dropped by too! I'm not a great fan of cats - been tormented by too many in the past but I'm sure yours are lovely...

M. K. Clinton said: Thanks for giving me a chance to know you both of you better! It was a great interview.
SlimDoggy said: Great use for the letter I - good to get to know you better! 
Jane said: aww this is the sweetest interview ever. i love these types of posts!

Thank you all! We really enjoyed putting this post together so it's great to hear good feedback on it.

J is for Junk food - 11 April 2014

tubby3pug said: We feed orijen and wellness core grain free varieties. I do have an issue with Ping who has liver disease. We were home cooking but she wasnt doing well on that diet so we briefly switched to Hills Liver diet which I HATED to do. Now I found a fromm formula that is mostly fish and potato and so may be good for hte liver. The grain free diets our other dogs eat are just too rich for her due to the liver disease. retro rover

Orijen, Wellness and Fromm are all very good foods. We just had a quick look at the ingredients of the Hills Liver Diet - Oh dear! The first listed ingredient in the canned food is water and the food also contains chicken liver flavour?! as well as corn gluten meal?! Wayyy too many scientific names in there for us to make sense of too. We like to do things nice and natural here. We're big fans of Dorwest and think their Milk Thistle Tablets may be of interest to you. 

Rascal and Rocco said: Thanks for putting it all out there so I know for sure what to look for. I've been thinking I'm providing good food, I know meat should be the first ingredient, and not by-products or corn. But now I am more confident I know what foods are best. It's so sad that anyone makes unhealthy pet foods. Shouldn't we care about what we put in our pets bodies? They don't have a choice after all. Thank you for sharing on the Pet Parade!

We looked at a lot of other sites and they tend to just tell you what to look out for without actually naming and shaming the food brands themselves. Well, we don't give a toss and like to tell it how it is :) Unfortunately it's all in the advertising with those big companies. If they took all that money they pay for advertising and put it into developing a food we're positive they'd actually come out with something half decent! 

We're taking part in the Black and White Sunday blog hop hosted by Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever

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  1. Bernie, your Jesus Butt has me ROFLing!

    Lots of Woofs from Earl an I at Earl's World!

  2. Hi Y'all!

    Let's face it, you are just too darn cute no matter which end your showin' off!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  3. I couldn't agree more with the two other comment LOL. Have a nice Sunday.

  4. What a cute b/w photo! If humans took lots of that money they waste and put it to good use the world would be a much better place...but who am I, a dog, to think that :) happy Sunday!

  5. You look so relaxed in that last photo! Just chillin'.

    --Woofs (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

  6. :-) on your BUTT photo. Oh My! do you know how to pose. LOVE it! Have a wonderful Sunday. Golden Woofs

  7. OMG! We are still laughing over your butt picture!

  8. Not sure about the Jesus but I think the junk food has something to do with the butt! Just sayin! Love Dolly

  9. BOL, da Jesus butt are hilarious!

  10. I really just wanna kiss that squishy face of yours Bernie! So cute!

    Stay safe,
    Jessica, the dogs&the kitty cats!



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