April 21, 2008

Famouser and famouser

Finnigan says: Greetings my loyal readers! Dog Mom just told me and Cat that our blog has been listed on the Dogs with Blogs site. We are listed here under "Other Blogs!"
Totally pawesome!
Who wants a paw-tograph? Maybe I should practice my signature.
I may also have to hire a body guard...wait. Never mind. My little sister is a rottweiler.
She wouldn't hurt a fly, but not everyone knows that!

April 19, 2008

Tag! You're it! (and a contest, too!)

Finnigan says: Greetings, doglings and loyal humans. I, King Finnigan and Master and Commander of the Universe, am hereby decreeing that all humans must get their dog a very cool hand-stamped I.D. tag from Alli's Originals.
I know, I know. It is so much easier just to go to the local pet store and have one pumped out by that soulless machine, right?
Maybe, but where's the fun in that when you can rather tell inquisitive minds that the oh-so-cool I.D. tag your pooch is wearing is an Alli Original? I might not usually care about who made what when it comes to humans, but I really like my grey, hand-stamped tag.

Cat says: Mine is pink! That is so grrrrly and I LOVE it! And all the puppies I know are soooo totally drooling over my I.D. tag. It's like, everybody gets theirs at the pet store, so mine is like, a designer, or something! Talk about cool points for me at the dog park.

Finnigan's Ruff Ruff Review: Four out of four paws. It's simple, elegant, and compliments my royal persona quite well.

Cat's Ruff Ruff Review: Duh! It's pink and grrrly! Like I wasn't going to give it four out of four paws????

Dog Mom says: Alli of Alli's Originals has graciously offered a Dog I.D. tag in your choice of pink or grey to one lucky dog! You the know rules: Visit Alli's site and then leave us a comment telling us what your favorite dog or people item is and why you'd like an I.D. tag! But remember, your entry will not be considered valid unless you leave us a way to contact you! So be sure to include your email.
Contest ends April 27 at midnight. Good luck!!

Barkin' it up at the Ritz

Dog Mom says: Finnigan has been dropping some major hints that he needed a serious haircut and the good folks at Pet Ritz Lakeshore Resort offered a grooming session and tour just the other day.
The facility is beyond clean with a rigorous sanitation regimen and a new batch of fresh air piped in every 20 minutes, thanks to a fresh air exchange. Indoor and outdoor play areas are available for the pups running and playing pleasure, and the staff is incredibly friendly. I've been in other dog boarding and daycare facilities that just left me feeling like my dogs were up next for a scientific experiment, but Pet Ritz feels warm and inviting, kinda like my dog's dream yard.
Maybe it's the constant human interaction or the fact that the facility is staffed round the clock, or it could be the 24-hour web access that lets you peek in to see how your pooch is doing. Whatever it is, I loved it.
Keep reading for Finn and Cat's dog-servations about their day! (And if you're local to the Metro Detroit area, you have the chance at a free weekend boarding opportunity!)

Finnigan says: This is Denise, the groomer. Note my wild-man look. Can you say "Baby comes first?" I find it highly coincidental that I have not had a proper grooming since she was born.

Check it out! TV's for the guests! And in case it is too blurry, it's "Madagascar." Cool flick. I've seen it once or twice with the family.

Wait, what's this? Prison? Dog Mom said they are "suites" but I'm not thinking anything sweet at all right now...Wait! Where is she going??? Well, at least it's roomy and I have a cellmate I am comfortable with.

Cat says: Kudos to the artist for their beauteous rendition of the owner's rotties. Maybe there is a chance of immortalizing me? I'm a natural model.

Dog Mom and Buttercup made a friend named Jersey. She is a cute puppy and I want to play with her, but then again, I want to play with every puppy all the time.

Wow-my bathtub at home is nowhere near this big!

Check out Finnigan getting a haircut! Boy, am I glad I don't have to get those.

Guess who we are looking clean and spiffy with? That's right, it's Jen from Gentle Paws Pet Massage! She's at Pet Ritz now and that's just pawsome. I may have to guilt-trip Mom into going to visit again.

Finnigan's Ruff Ruff Review: All in all, I think Groomer-lady Denise did a pawesome job on my coat. I am now back to the height of all things dapper and am sure to make the girls go wild when I am out on walks or playing at the dog park. I can't bark about the overnight stays or the playgroups, but from what Dog Mom is raving about, I'm gonna have to give Pet Ritz a four paw rating.

Cat says: Can we go back? It was fun. Everybody loved me (which is nice, because a lot of times people are afraid of me even before they get to know me). I loved my bath and Groomer-lady Denise is very nice. I'm with Finnigan on this one: Four paws!

Dog Mom says: I'm back to give you the inside bark on a very cool and generous contest. Interested in a free weekend boarding opportunity for your pooch? If you live in the Metro Detroit Area, the people at Pet Ritz are waiting for me to announce a contest winner! So check out their site and then leave us a comment telling us what you liked about what you saw. Remember that while Finnigan may be King of all Dogdom, none of us is psychic, so leave your email address in your comment if you want your entry to count.
To give everyone a chance at entering, the contest will end at midnight on May 8. We'll even post reminders! Good luck!

April 16, 2008

What's up? (Besides that thermometer?)

Finnigan says: Greetings, my human and canine friends! You know the drill already: I say I am King, you all bow down and worship my furfullness, and then la-ti-da-ti-da and all that.
And now that we are past all the formalities, I'd like to tell you all about our very busy day.

It's tough being famous and Royal, and a dog needs to stay on top of his health. So we let Dog Mom take us to the Vet of Doom, othewise known as North Gratiot Veterinarian(where they do sometimes unspeakable things! Seriously! Thermometers go into people's mouths, right? Why's it gotta be this way for us?)
I keep telling Dog Mom that we need to try a new place, maybe one that frowns on the thermometer-up-the-butt-thing...but she always pets me (how condecending...) and tells me that this is the best vet there is.

Uncle Pepper didn't know it yet, but he's the only lucky one out of the bunch of me, Cat, and Francis.

You really have no idea how many times Dog Mom had to press that button to finally get this picture. I really am not sure what "film" is or why it would roll, but she kept muttering how she would have wasted all of it for this one picture.
(Don't tell her that except for Tia Sonya, we aren't even facing the cameral. It might just break her heart.)

This is one of those unpseakable things I was talking about. Dog
Mom and the doctor had to combine their strength to hold me down for the blood draw. Yes.
I am that strong.
Dog Mom swears they do this to her at the people doctor, but after the peanut butter and the pill incident, I am hesitant to take her at her word. You understand.

Finally, we were all done and I had my manly band-aid holding my guts in from my war wound. (And no, I don't want a biology lesson right now. I am perfectly happy with my story.)
So how was your day?

April 5, 2008

You say Bone-Bone, I say Bon-Bon

Finnigan says: It is I, the Great and Powerful Finnigans! Dog Mom went to Great Lakes Crossing with The Furless One and our Tia (that's Spanish for "aunt". Never met a tri-lingual dog before, huh?)and brought back a treat (guilt-induced, I am sure for leaving us at home), from a store called Moochie & Co.
She calls them Bone-Bones, and although a bit frilly, I do have to admit they were pretty tasty.
But Dog Dad had to break it up for me before I would even get near it. I don't know why I don't have a royal taster, as I have heard is common for human royalty, but a dog King never can be too careful about what might be hidden inside what humans want you to think is a treat!
(I'm on to Dog Mom...and she has officially ruined peanut butter for me.)
Finnigan's Ruff Ruff Review: Three out of four paws. Tasty with definite substance, but a little on the frilly side.

Cat says: I love it when Dog Mom goes out and brings us back stuff! Well, okay, I actually HATE it when she leaves the house, but I love it when she comes back and has stuff-especially the kind that we can eat!!!
This time, she brought us these Bon-Bon thingies from Moochie & Co, and she saved the pretty colored ones for me with all the rainbow swirls on top. Yum. Yum. Yum.
My favorite part was that it was a nice big gourmet treat and I actually got to chew it!
Cat's Ruff Ruff Review: Four out of Four paws. How can a Bon Bon made especially for me NOT get four paws??? Exactly!

Finnigan says: Wait, wait a second here...Bon Bon's? You must be mistaken, Cat. Dog Mom said they are called Bone-Bones...

Cat says: Yep-but that was only so you'd eat it. Worked, huh??? hee hee!

Finnigan says: Oh My DOG! You mean I ate a Grrrrl treat? No fair!