Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Man's Best Friend" - Ice Cube [+ doggie treat giveaway]

So it's no secret.

I'm
not
a
huge
animal
lover.

I came from a family where our average length for keeping a pet [and keeping him/her alive] was about 2 months. 

So  . . . . well when the Pita bought this [sorry] "him" for me . .

. .  . I cried.  No joke.  Then asked, "it's he's returnable, right?"  It's not that I dislike them.  I love other people's dogs.  It's more like I don't enjoy taking care of them [food, poop pick-up, etc].  We travel a lot.  and I greatly un-enjoy having to find a sitter . . . . . . for my dogs?!

Ya, I'm that dog owner who has no idea how old her dogs are. 

Vet:  so how old is Mr. Chuy?
Me:  ummmm, like 3 or 5 ish.
Vet:  you don't know how old your dog is?
Me:  no. but I totally know when I am to pick up my daughter from Summer camp.

[ya, to put it mildly, they were not impressed as I'm sure MANY of you aren't with my dog caretaker skills and or brain skills]

The good news . . . .  They are growing on me.  Kinda literally.  Chuy, for some unknown reason adores me and one day when he is 7 or 10 years old and chills a bit . . . . I know we will be BFF's.

Now Mase.  [my Pitbull]. He's has always rocked.  He's [now] an outside dog [due to my home business].

best. dog. ever.

Trained him like crazy from day one.  Totally. paid. off.

NOW enter Pam and "PUPCAKES".  Pam is awesome.  She works with my sister Shar / "Happy".  [Yes, yes, she's 99.94% happy sister.]

When I went to get the mail Monday.  I found these . . . 

So awesome.  It smelled like pumpkin.  I. was. stoked.



ummmm, then I realized they   . . .

HOLD
the
phone
 . . . . were for my dogs . . . .what?! ;)

It was like freaking Christmas for dogs around here.

[Oh but get this . . . they come in gluten free & regular versions and humans can eat them too. . . .yes, of course, I tried them!]

They. were. off. their. faces.

This is me attempting to put him on a "sit. stay" for the treat.

This is when I caught him trying to run off with it in his mouth to the "no eating here" zone.

Chuy started running in circles.  I must get a video of this for you guys.  I'm quite sure we got the defective dog [can you say mental issues?] but it's so freaking awesome.

So he's running in circles.  Mase is barking something fierce from outside like, "give me some lady!".

See him licking his chomps . . . love it.

He was only a little unimpressed that I had offended him with only giving him three.  "Lady, I need six to make it worth my effort to stand."- Mase

Needless to say - they were a HIT.

They are now gone.

but. Chuy. is. still. freaking. following. me. around.

So

awesome Pam has offered to give two away [one GF & one regular] here on my blog to two lucky readers!

How you enter:

* be a follower
* know how to eat
* tell me why you love your dog, cat, rat or pet scorpion and your "pets" age [heee hee]

AND please call her for more info or if you'd like to order!!

Did I mention, she's freaking awesome?!

Pam:  480.518.7050
             480.710.9586

????????????????????????????????

okay, seriously, do you really know your pets EXACT birthday?

Happy. Hump. Day!

78 comments:

Aron said...

I am obsessed with my pets (see today's post lol) - they are my children. And yes I know all their birthdays (Kylie 3/11, Emma 3/24, Bailey 6/12, Jasmine 8/10). Crazy pet lady for you?? Kylie and Emma would loooove some treats <3

Bill G said...

I am a follower
I love to eat
I hate animals including mine but I was hoping to score some human ones because of #2 above!

Just wanted to be the first to post and really hope I don't win :)

silly aunt sarah said...

you are silly and remind me of my sister... not a pet person. My cat ChopChop was born October 2nd, 2002. She is my baby and I love her.
I have trained her to give me 5 for a treat... and she likes to cuddle under the covers in the morning so I have a tough time getting out of bed.

Matty O said...

I am a follower.

Matty O said...

I know how to eat.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Since I have a dog now, I can play!

I follow you!

Matty O said...

My pups are 4yrs old and my chickens are 3 months old :P

Quinton J said...

lol...your pit looks like he'd rather eat the fluffy little pup before he eats those gluten free treats

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I, um, know how to eat. I don't try to shove food up my butt or anything. Is that what you mean?

jymmebe said...

We all love Chuy around here! Can't say that I've met Mace more than once or twice . . .

Oh ya, I found another fun scorpion in my garage yesterday. Mike could have a family of them here from our house, unfortunately! I made Jeff spray the house/garage twice over yesterday to make sure the next time I see one, it's dead! :)

Alecia said...

My greyhound, Slim, is a badass because he loves to lay around all damn day. He doesn't bark except to go in and out. He doesn't go wild tearing up the house. My neighbor once thought he was dead because he laid in the yard for so long. Oh, and because greyhounds are all marked with tattoos in their ears when they are born, I can tell you that he is 11 and his birthday is on Feb 2nd (same day as min, no shit'n).

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Our dog is new to us, and the pound picked him up as a stray, so his birthday is unknown.

Which means we'll never have to throw him a party! Score!

I enjoy him. I'll like him more when we can give him a bath (he had nut removal, so we can't bathe him until this weekend), but he's cute, and doesn't bark, which is aces in my book. The husband is head over heels in love with him.

Caroline said...

I am a follower. Of course I am did I need to say that? you are stuck with me. FOREVER.

Eating: I hate it. it is the same thing every day. I am over it. I eat because I have to.

I LOOOOVE my dog. She is the sweetest of all. I know her bday: 03-14-2000. She is my 1st kid. waited 31 yrs to have a dog. I want another one. B says no. Boo hoo hooo B.
did I win?

Emz said...

Q - Q- Q- Mase is Chuyintolerant.

jymmebe - - - they don't die with spray - however that will kill what they are feeding on but . . . keep your spare shoe close. ;) two in one week? IT'S SCORPION SEASON!! I think we only have room for 4 more in the "in".

Dash said...

Dash's bday is 9/21/2007. It's okay to love your dogs, but don't LOVE your dogs But I do LOVE her! Awesome treats!

Matty O said...

I love my pups because they are always 100% happy to see me and sophie wants to make me happy while frank is a big opf and likes to break things.

Christi said...

I just want to say your pups are adorable!

bobbi said...

Um, I have 4 kids and a husband. Much to my kids' dismay, I do NOT need one more living thing in this house for which I am responsible. No pets - for now anyhow....

(BUT. Those treats look so cool - if I DID have pets, I'd totally spoil the crap outta them with that kind of thing...)

Marlene said...

I am LOL'ing at Aron right now!

Your pups are cuuuute! Especially the little fluff ball!

Laurie said...

No pets. My grandma though, not only has the birthday of every dog she has ever owned written on her calendar but she also has their death dates too and she transfers them to a new calendar every year... yeah a little obsessive... actually, borderline creepy now that I think about it. :)

Rachelle Wardle said...

I am a follower!

Rachelle Wardle said...

I know how to eat! The problem is knowing when to stop eating. :)

Rachelle Wardle said...

My Dogs Birthday is October 16th 2008. (wow it did take me a minute to figure out the exact date.)

Evolving Through Running said...

I am a follower of all things Emz.

Evolving Through Running said...

I am extraordinarily skilled at eating. Knowing when to stop eating ..... not so much.

Evolving Through Running said...

My goofball dog is 1.5 years old. I love her because she is the only other family member that doesn't resemble a hungover grizzly bear before 9AM. Not a house full of morning-people, which is tough when I'm up at 5AM every day trying to get some exercise. She's always happy to see me - poor thing.

Teamarcia said...

OMG I wish I were closer cuz those 2 are adorable--I'd love to sit for them!
Those treats look amazing.
Follower of course.

Teamarcia said...

I love my dogs even though I clean up way too much piss/puke,etc. Plus we spoon at night, although now that it's a billion degrees they're denying me of that pleasure.
My dogs are bros born 4/28/00.

Teamarcia said...

I love my dogs even though I clean up way too much piss/puke,etc. Plus we spoon at night, although now that it's a billion degrees they're denying me of that pleasure.
My dogs are bros born 4/28/00.

XLMIC said...

I would have totally eaten those heart cookies, too. We are finally pet-free. We were up to 5 cats, a dog, a rabbit and a parrot at one point. It is a drag to need a pet sitter when traveling. I had a parrot whose hatchday was December 13, 1991. He is with his new 'mommy' now. I have no idea when the other animals' birthdays were…they were all hand-me-downs.

Kelly Leigh said...

Heidi was born on Nov 17th. Same day as Nick so it's easy to remember!

To be honest I doubt the vet cared that you didn't know your dogs age (sooo many ppl have rescue dogs so they never know.) It's sooo much more irritating if your dog is obese and you think it's cute. Or if you refuse to get them neutered.

Also it blows my mind that you keep the dog you actually like outside. I'm just gonna be honest here, I think it's really weird. Doesn't Mase get offended? I mean I would understand if you kept both dogs outside, or neither dog outside, but I feel that you are treating Mase unfairly because of his pitbull genes. Doggy discrimination!!!

luckisallugot said...

haha I love this! I actually don't know my dog Oscar's exact birthday only because we adopted him. Therefore, we use the date he was rescued as his birthday (August 31st). I love my dog because despite the fact that he eats my dinner before I can get to it, and jumps on our counters, and always hogs the AC, he seems to always know what I'm feeling and I love him for that!!

Emz said...

Kelly. I know. I know. Here's the thing.....mase. Sheds. People [buyers] get all crazy & up in arms when their $850 dress arrives with [gasp] pet hair on it!!

I. Have. No. choice.

Chuy. Doesn't. Shed.

Julie said...

I'm a follower!

Julie said...

I love my dog because she's so loyal to me. Although it is a pain to have her underfoot ALL. OF. THE. TIME. ...it is obvious who in the family she loves the most...the one who takes her hiking, walking, running...see this trend? We help each other stay in shape.

We celebrate her birthday every Jan 21st...and she's 4 :D
I made up her birthdate when I got her(it's an old boyfriend's birthday)because it's easy to remember... and I guessed at 4. You're not so bad ;-)

Julia said...

hahaha! I LOVE THIS! and I love the story about your pups. totally awesome. I am most definitely a follower! I need to start commenting more! I promise I will get better because I am pretty much obsessed with reading your posts! YOU ARE AWESOME.

Julia said...

I think I was born looking for food. I definitely know how to eat. woo hoo!

somefamilysecrets.com said...

Today is my golden-doodle's 3rd birthday.
I know this because own his momma & because all of my friends who bought one from the litter blog about their doggie's b-day and the parties they are throwing!
Seriously?

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Pug#1: Ernie - 27.5 lbs, he is 10 years old and going blind and deaf. But would destroy some Pupcakes!

Pug#2: Bailey (little girl) - 23 lbs, she is 9.5 yrs old and still runs around like a pup. She would try and steal Ernie's Pupcake.

Ernie is an asshole but we still love him and Bailey is a sweet little cuddle machine who sometimes likes to eat poop.

Julia said...

I have a crazy wiener dog. like really crazy. she is SASSY. wonder where she learned that?? ha. 3 years old. I kept track of months for a whole year. then realized that was getting old and if I did it for the rest of her life it would drive me crazy.

Char said...

I'm a dog-lover, an ex-vet (not the shoot-em-up kind, the stitch-em-up kind) and I have no idea how old my dog is. He's about 13 ish. Does it really matter. It's not like he's going to get carded soon (but that's only because he never goes out to drink)

Love your pitbull! He's gorgeous.

LB said...

OMG, love your pitbull!!!

yes i know my dogs EXACT birthday, which just so happens to be my mother in laws birthday (how fitting right??!!) his name is rhett butler, the ultimate southern gentleman. he will be 7 years old this year. he is simply the best dog on earth even though he worships my husband instead of me. maybe if i score him some tasty treats he will change his tune :)

Patrick Mahoney said...

Mase is my boy.

Jason said...

Jeff is lying. Ernie is not an a-hole. He and Bailey were awesome when I dog sat them a few weeks ago.

Ginga - highlighted on Mandy's blog a while back in a Mutley Monday is 3.5 years old and weighs 25 lbs. She is a fawn colored pug who can do a lap around the house in 1.4 seconds flat. That is her PR but we are working on getting faster.

Some hill repeats, some fartleks and we will get there.

She will also most likely be getting a companion black male pug named Captain.

Get it? We will have Captain and Ginga (prounounced Ginger) for dogs. Then maybe another one called Morgan.....

Michelle said...

I so know my dog's birthday - April 15...tax day!

I love my German Shepherd Taz - he's only 2 so he alternates between being a total badass sometimes to being a completely goofy puppy...who happens to weigh 90 lbs :) I also love that he totally heeds my commands but tends to use my hubs as a human chew stick...he's so my dog ;)

Suzy said...

I'm a follower. Your little fuzzball is too darn cute.
I know how to eat...as does my dog.
My dog will protect me from anything...friend or foe. She is also the best running partner anyone can have. And yes, I know Maddie's birthday (born 4/26/07 and adopted 4/29/10). :)

Rene' said...

I follow you and I know how to eat. I do know my dogs birthday, Nov 1st, but that is because we got her at Christmas. I actually love my dog. I love having her in the house, I feel safe and she always seems to know when I need a little extra love!!! That being said she is a lot of work and sometimes I want to scream, but in the end i/we love her.

Jess @ THIR said...

I have two amazing dogs who are also my running buddies.
Shelby, she's almost 5, female, Kelpie x German Shepherd. She was born on the 27th of July 2006. I've had her since she was exactly 8 weeks old, and we'll be buddies for life. She follows me everywhere, and fiercly protects me. She gets jealous when my parter of two years hugs me, but she's coming around.
My boy, he's almost 2. We adopted him last year, and no one know when he was born exactly, just "around july" was all we got. He is a Swiss (white) Shepherd Husky cross. He loves my parter to bits, and adores Shelby even though she pretends she hates his guts...

I wouldn't be without my dogs :) But that's probably because I am not keen on the whole children thing?

Jim ... 50after40 said...

We Looooove dogs! Question: Have you ever considered a hotdog? (If you can find a running hotdog, even better)

Emz said...

Jim. You. Are. Killing. Me. "hot dog" dog.
I say Michael had one on her blog a few days ago too?!
Wiener lovers!!

Pam said...

I love a hot chick with a pit bull.

Of course I follow!

Cari Mugz said...

I AM an animal LOVER!!!!
(except maybe I do not love horses with herpes)

I also am a follower - how could I not be, you crack me up daily

I know how to eat (sad but true)

We have 2 HUGE FAT cats who I LOVE LOVE LOVE! They are 10 years old - but I don't know the exact bday

We have 1 Awesome dog TITAN - I love him because my 10 year old son worked so hard to buy him ($100) when we were having some tough times... Titan helped the kids get through it... I love that he also chases the lights from flashlights.

And do kids count as pet??? NO? Ok then ya... we only have 3 :)

Pam said...

I know how to eat. Too well, as evidenced by the scale when I got back from vacation Sunday.

Pam said...

I am head over heels in love with all my critters--one cat and two bullies (a pit bull and an american bulldog).

I don't know their EXACT birthdays since they're all adopted from rescue, but they were all young enough when adopted that the vet could tell us about how many months old they were. My cat is an old lady. She'll be 12 next month, which is also when Harley will turn 2. Bella turned 2 in March. :)

Chris K said...

I beat you at being the worst pet lover. I honestly don't get why anyone would want the extra responsibility of a dog. Now, I do like other people's dogs. I really do. I swear.

Michael said...

I am a follower!!

Michael said...

I know how to eat....

Michael said...

I truly, truly can't imagine my life without a dog in it. I have always had dogs in my life. We had pitbulls growing up....they were awesome dogs.

Currently, my BFF (besides Jim) is totally my Choc Lab Jack. I love that dog so much it's stupid. I miss him when I'm at work and can't wait to see his smiling face and wagging tail when I get home.

His Birthday is April 20 and he was 5 years old this past April.

BTW, got your shirt today!! Thanks, I really, really appreciated the card from Peanut...what a nice touch :)

Annie said...

I am a follow.
I love to eat, but not as much as my pug Ernie.
Ernie is 10.5 years old. and his sister, Bailey is 9.5 years old. I don't think I have enough time or space to tell you why I love them so much. They can cheer me up when I am sad, make me happier when I happy. Pretty much, they freaking rock!

Emz said...

Michael. Yay!! Thanks for letting me know.
You guys are awesome. I appreciate the donation so very much.

Jill said...

Sadly, I'm not a huge pet lover either...but my cat is kinda cool.

Kevin and Kim Partridge said...

There is one snake living here, one huge desert tortoise, One Roomba, but my favorite is my dog Chuy. He follows me around and snuggles up to my feet when I stop to sit. He cuddles. He's the calmest dog we've ever had.

CaitlinR said...

I will totally take Chuy for you if you send him to Pittsburgh. I have an unnatural obsession with my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Penny. She is even in my blog title!

termite said...

emz, you babies are adorable. ;-)

xo

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I'm a follower, I love to eat, and Rowdy turned eight on March 2.

I am much like you when it comes to pets though. i never had one growing up and I probably won't have one after Rowdy isn't here anymore. But I adore my little Rowdy boy.

Tri-Living...Together said...

I have a 140 pound female Great Dane, Gloria.. she is my bestest friend!!!!!!!!!!

Allison said...

I'm a follower!

Allison said...

I know how to eat (all too well..... as evident by the last stubborn 20 pounds...grrr..oreos i hate you BUT I LOVE YOU)

Allison said...

My pups are...

Shakes - 8
Deuce - 6 about to 7 in ONE WEEK!
Lyla - 1.5yrs ish.... we rescued her so we aren't really sure

My dogs are the best.... just sayin' and they are really sad b/c they lost their doggie cousin yesterday. My sis' dog was 12 and passed yesterday so the three are super sad and treats would totally cheer them up............I love them for more reasons than I could ever post on this tiny little comment box - or that you even care to read I'm sure....... my dogs are in mourning - doesn't that count for SOMETHING!!!!!

Sena said...

I am a follower

Sena said...

I know how to eat. In fact, I'm rather good at it!

Sena said...

I have a 7 month old Papillon puppy named Quinn Fabray. I absolutely love her!

Forward Foot Strides said...

I don't know my cats ages - when I got them they were older, the adoption centre didn't even know their exact ages!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I think you know this giveaway has COOPER'S name written all over it. He was born October 2, 2007. ;)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I follow you trying to absorb your stamina virtually!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I so know how to eat and in fact pick your brain on dairy-free gluten free options. {probably annoy the poop out of you with my texts!!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I love my Cooper (which is evident if anyone reads my blog) b/c he is my companion constantly. With a hubby that travels so much, it is so comforting to know Cooper will be there to greet me when I come home. He loyally retrieves a stuffed toy for me as a "gift" regardless if I have been gone 2 minutes or 2 hours.
He keeps me active with 2 walks/runs a day...I flat out cannot be a couch potato.

Thank you Chuy and Mase for sharing!!

CupcakeRunner said...

You must know how to eat - All I LMAO. All I do is eat, and run, and feed my dog.

Lexi - I know her exact birthday because she's just a baby! 1/8/11 - a 5 month old little crazy beagle/australian shepherd mix. I love her because she is the CHILLEST puppy EVER. Sure she gets hyper, but she doesn't go to the bathroom in the house, she doesn't chew my shit, AND she listens. Not bad for a 5 month old.