Shutter Island Author Offers Reward for his Dog.

 

Tessa Dennis Lehane's Missing BeagleI saw this cute little beagle on the TV while, working on the About Me page for the blog. I just had to post this in hopes that this beloved dog will be returned to Dennis Lehane, the author of many award winning books like, Shutter Island (also made into a Movie in 2010), Mystic River and A Drink Before War.

The Dog:

Her name is Tessa, she’s a Black, Tan and White Beagle. She wasn’t wearing her name tag at the time of her getting loose, she is however Micro-Chipped. According to The Washington Post Article that I found online, Mr. Lehane says that his dog is, “smart, fast and immeasurably sweet.” And a recent message on his facebook page, Mr. Lehane wrote: “has been roaming through the wilds of Coolidge Corner for the last 24 hours. It’s possible she’s staying in some good Samaritan’s home right now or has tucked herself away on a porch.”

The Reward!

The person that finds and returns his Dog will have a Character named after him in his new book.

Date and Location where the dog was lost:

Monday in Brookline Massachusetts, where the dog jumped the fence at Mr. Lehanes home.

How to Collect your Reward:

According to the 5 sources online that read you can leave a message on Mr. Lehane’s Facebook page

Here is hoping that this beautiful dog is returned to Mr. Lehane in no time at all, I can’t imagine the concern they must have for her well being and going without their beloved dog during the Holiday Season.  Good Luck Mr. Lehane!

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Important Blog Update

 

Hi Mariah here, I’ve been procrastinating about writing this for quite some time. But it has to be done, some of you do already know the news from Joan and I about the changes here.

First off I wish to thank Joan, who was kind enough to write to Facebook and get the name changed on our page, and you may notice that the link is different to it now…https://www.facebook.com/Oh.Honestly.Mariah. Since they don’t usually allow name changes on Facebook Pages, Joan just asked them to take her name off the Blog Page name so it now Reads Riah’s Reviews and Giveaways. Wasn’t that sweet? Boy I tell you, she sent my copies of her emails to them and she can be so convincing! lol We were starting to think it couldn’t/wouldn’t be done and she got them to go for it.

So why these changes? I am moving. (more…)

Organic Dog Food, that worked for my Dogs Sensitive Tummies – Review

Snapshot from my video of Tiny Dancing for his dinner
My dog, Tiny does his “Snoopy Dance” for his dinner. (catch the dance in my video near the end of the post)

You probably know by now (or could easily guess) that my fur babies love it when I get a chance to review dog products on the blog. And this one is no different and their little tummies are very happy with the Newman’s Own Organics Premium Pet Food products that we were asked to review.Newman's Own Organics Dog Food Bag in Adult Dog Formula

My two pups have picky tummies and they can be picky eaters too… we’ve found some dog foods that they will not touch and we had to give it away to neighbors, though we were half tempted to throw it away. We found others that they would eat and later throw up, and yet some others that upset their tummies and we’d end up cleaning the floors and butt fur repeatedly as a result of their eating those Dog Foods or Dog Treats. And I thought a sick man was needy (oh darling husband, you know I AM NOT talking about you. *wink*), ladies some of you know what I mean… but have a dog with a sick tummy (at least my 2 tiny dogs) and they want complete and uninterrupted attention, take your attention away from them for a moment and they are not happy with you and those pups get pushy, panicked and moan a lot in complaint.

It’s a balancing act when your pets have sensitive tummies like mine do. And the recent problems that arose with products coming in from China, I started to wonder, should I make homemade dog food? Being the careful skeptic that I am, I did massive amounts of research on homemade dog foods and after much copying and printing recipes, I found a glitch in the idea. I really shouldn’t make homemade dog foods, there seems to be a lot of science in creating the products that meet your dogs nutritional needs. There are specialty ingredients that you really must go out and purchase to add to a dogs food in order to properly balance the nutritional value of any homemade food, and still a lot of calculations to be met. Human foods do not meet our dogs nutritional needs. Not only that but in the end not only is it a lot more expensive, but, even though our dogs are worth it, it is after all a lot of work. I tell you what I decided to do, after all that research I found that not only do we have to worry about nutrition for our dogs but it is highly recommended to go with Organic products for the dogs. When your little fur babies are so precious to us, lets take care of their bodies by using only the best for them, so I’ve considered going organic for them for quite some time, though I had not taken the leap yet, not until trying Newman’s Own Organics.Dog Foods and Treats from Newmans Own Organics

I received a nice box of goodies for my boys and some coupons too, from Newman’s Own Organics.

I received :

2 Large Cans: Chicken & Brown Rice Formula and the other was Organic Beef

2 Small Cans: Turkey and Brown Rice Formula and the other in Turkey & Chicken Formula

A 1 ½ lbs Bag: Adult Dog formula, made with Organic Grains & Vegetables

2 resealable Bags of Dog treats: Premium Dog Treats in Size Small, Flavor Peanut Butter and the other is Snack Sticks for Dogs in Chicken & Rice Formula

Newman's Own Organics Dog Snacks Packages in PeanutButter and in Chicken and Rice

We’ve fed our pups these perfect sized little hearts before from Newman’s Own Organics (the Premium Dog Treats, small in Peanut Butte Flavor), we found these to be one of the most perfect sized treats for our boys. These Peanut Butter Hearts, are just right for training treats as well as those random treats during the day, great for small dogs like mine. I love these for my dogs and they seem to enjoy them and always ask for more.

These little hearts are 1 inch wide, 1/4 inch thick.

Heart Shaped Dog Treats Measures 1 inch wide on my rulerThe treat I have never picked up before, for my fur babies are the Snack Sticks for Dogs, in Chicken & Rice Recipe, these are long lean sticks about , easy to break up to split between my two dogs as they are not too hard. They love these too.

These little sticks are about 4 1/2 inches long.

Dog Treat Stick measures 4 and a half inches long

I generally feed my 2 little boys dry dog food and use the moist dog foods for special occasions, part of the reason is their sensitive tummies and it’s hard to find moist dog food formulas that agree with their stomachs. I have found about a year back, that a friend sent me a care package with some of Newman’s Own Organics Moist Dog foods in it, she knew my dogs couldn’t stomach most moist dog foods and she had faith that the dog food she’s been feeding her boy and girl (Fur Kids of course, lol) would do the trick with my 2 boys. Sure enough, no upset tummies, no doggy accidents to clean up and 2 happy puppies, one of which even dances for this dinner! So cute!

And there was no problem with the usual progression from one dry dog food to another, if you don’t know usually you should gradually introduce new dog foods, to your dogs in progression, keep the old dog food and slowly increase the % of the new dog food in the mix to introduce the new food to your dog. I usually do this with the dry dog foods starting out at about 1/3 and increasing over 3 days to 100% of the new food, this helps to keep the dogs from getting an upset tummy from the new product. I didn’t do this with my 1 ½ lb bag of dry dog food from Newman’s Own Organics, having tried their soft foods on the dogs previously I had a feeling that they would have no problem digesting the dry food either and I was right. No problems for my two little boys at all switching straight to the new food, they love it and Tiny Dog dances for his dinner for this one as well as the soft foods they make.

Newmans Own Organics Small Moist Dog Food CansI love the Newman’s Own Organics, both people food and the dog foods, they take good care of our little family with Organic ingredients and tummy friendly foods for my Fur Babies. Thank you Newman’s Own Organics for sharing your wonderful products with me and my happy little Fur Babies! You have won our hearts and our brand loyalty with your tasty original & organic recipes for all your fantastic products.

Not a problem with Newman’s Own Organics Dog Food and Treats, they not only joyfully eat the food but there have been no ill effects from eating it, and of course no clean up… happy me & happy pups!

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Newman’s Own Organics and me.