April 16, 2014

Luna Lovegood's 4th birthday!

Help us'uns wish our sisfur Luna's, a very Happy Birthday!!

Luna loves to help mama with her homework!!

To celebrate, you can always go donate to Winnie's Wish our favorite private animal rescue.  Mama donated some items off the Amazon Wish-List in honor of Luna.  Luna will also get some stinky goodness to share with the purrsibs.  Happy Birthday to our putty sister!!
putty= pug + kitty...maybe that's what Sylvester was!!

Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

April 13, 2014

We interrupt this bloggy break with a Word about Mr. Chewy!!

Hi furiends!
Our mama is breaking the blogging break were on to SHARE TREATS with US'UNS and a REVIEW with YOU.

Wesa knows...wesa been gone a long times and wesa not even sharing treats with y'alls...but wesa are on a budget with both treats and times...so hopefully, you'll understand and just take our advice to go buy these treats.

Mama Mindy: Um...my pug loves?

Slimmer Puggums:  What mama? (in unison)

Mama Mindy: You might want to share information about the treats and why you like them so that your friends get a good picture as to why they should go buy them.

Mimi:  Why don't you show them our pictures?  That should be enough...

Mama Mindy: True.  Your puggy punnums are quite endearing and all of your friends know how picky y'all are with treats.  But...I think I should first share a little bit about the company and the treats nutritional information for the pet parents first, then I will show your delightful taste-testing pictures.

Okay...so you pet parents ALL KNOW Mr. Chewy ROCKS!! I mean, seriously they ship quickly and they give us bloggers in the U.S. a chance to try some of the products they sell just for our honest feedback and yes, we at the Slimmer Pugs and Purrs household are quite finicky in our choice of snacks.  I, the mama, want to provide my pugs and purrs with good nutritional treats that are low-calorie and small for the compact-sized pug and kitty mouths.  My puggums only care about the taste.  The kitties like most things; however, I base their opinion on whether they puke out the treats or not.  That said, let's begin April's taste test.

So...this month the Slimmer Pug pack was given the opportunity to select a treat for April, and this is what the puggums chose:  Nature's Variety Instinct Rawboost Mini's Duck Formula--a freeze-dried, raw treat that hopefully as the package says..."your dog will love."  Okay...so first off, the pugs are not dogs, they are children...but I will let that one slide. :)

Here is some additional information from Nature's Variety about their products:

At Nature's Variety, our passion is the health and happiness of your cherished cat or dog. We are proud pet parents, just like you! So we understand that your pet has a special place in your family, in your life, and in your heart.

Nature’s Variety is a small, independent pet food company located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Our team is passionate about providing proper, holistic nutrition for your beloved dog and cat. We believe the best nutrition comes from healthy, natural ingredients.

We know all about natural foods – the Nature’s Variety line was developed by families who have been practicing sustainable agriculture for more than 140 years, raising quality livestock and growing crops in America’s heartland. Our wholesome foods are made with integrity and care. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Every day, we hear from our customers about their healthy, happy dogs and cats. Our foods may have maintained weight, provided for a healthy skin and coat, or interested a picky eater. These incredible results continue to fuel our passion for pets, and inspire us to be leaders in pet health and nutrition.

What I, Mama Mindy, like about the treats? 
#1:  Nice size for the small dog and also a great size for training for a medium-to-large sized dog.  Yes, Goose, that means you can put these in one of your puzzles and probably eat quite a few of them without getting upset digestives. :)
#2:  The Nature's Variety rawboost mini's come in a resealable package to lock in the flavor.
#3:  The smell is not over pungent, like most freeze dried items smell.  You know what I mean if you have ever bought dried liver treats...they make your want to gag!!
#4:  The smell is easy to clean off your fingers.  As you pet parents know, some treats you could practically scour your hands and still have the smell lingering of what you just fed your pet.
#5:  My picky puggies LOVE the treats!!

What the puggums like about the treats?
Wesa like'ums these treats because da' mama will allows us'uns to have more than one each a day (low-calorie) and wesa picky about the taste quality of our treat'ums and these tasted wonderfuls.

Picture Proof (sorry...the pictures that showed them eating them were blurry...and the one's that turned out after the feeding are what follows...I will provide optimum captions to what the pugs were thinking at the time of the photo):

George:  Oh...this is new and tasty, too!

Toby:  Cute face equals another snacky, mama!!

Lily:  I ams not amused with that camera. Give me another snacky, NOW!!

Mimi:  Whad'ya mean yousa not giving me another snacky? 

To answer all of the inquiring minds question, Yes, they DID get another rawboost mini.

Today, we still have over 3/4 of the bag and its only been about a week.  Maybe I am a bit stingy with treats, but I seems to give them at least one a day and with 3/4 of the bag intact, this is a very affordable treat to buy for your kiddo.

Thank you Mr. Chewy for allowing us to review Nature's Variety Instinct rawboost mini's duck flavor dog treats.

Much Love & Luvums,
Mama Mindy &
The Slimmer Puggums "Official Mr. Chewy Taste Testers"--George, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

March 31, 2014

Blogging Break--April is a BUSY BEE month!!

Hi all of the pugs and purrs friends!!
Mama Mindy.  I am a real busy bee this semester and April has a lot of projects, exams, and papers due.  The pugs and purrs will be relaxing while I work very hard to pass all of my classes.  I have been assigned a teacher for my PDS school and will go to Towanda Elementary.  I am very excited, but I must complete my coursework to be admitted into Block 2 and to go to my PDS school.
Pray for me. :)
Much Love,
Mama Mindy

March 25, 2014

Let's Empty the Cathouse for Ms. Chrystal!!

Hi friends!
Wesa knows wesa don't post as often as wesa used to as our mama is busy with schools, works, and oursa general need'ums.  So please help us spread a special message...Chrystal of Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with Your Coffee) is a private animal rescuer and she has many beautiful souls looking for FOREVER homes.  Please share this with anyone yousa knows who isa looking for a kitty as transports can be set up to get a cat anywhere in the US or even Canada.

Here isa hers website for more information, just click on the sidebar on her bloggy to find out more information about the kitties.  Her computer should be up and running soon'ums.


Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Family (Mama Mindy, Pugs, and Purrs)

**Thanks to Mama Andrea of Celestial Kitties (Star and Leo's mama) for her graphics.

March 19, 2014

George's Final Opthalmology Appointment at KSU

Hi friends!
It is with the "happies" that I report that George does not have to go back to K-State for any more eye visits.  He is healing wonderfully...and now can have his...B-A-T-H...which all the puggies in the house will get.  :)

What's left of treatment?
He will have one more week with 3 drops per day of his Tobramycin and mom and I will introduce his new medicine for his pigmentary keratitis known as Tacrolimus, which will be administered two times per day for the foreseeable future. 

How's George Doing?
As per Security Man Duties, he has been patrolling the yard and ridding the yard of evil tree rats and the wild rabbits.  He loves his job!!

I hope you are seeing sunny skies and having good health with your babies or yourself (if you are the baby of the house).

Much Love,
Mama Mindy :)

March 18, 2014

St. Patty's Day Greenie

Hi furiends!
My wonderful boyfuriend, Webster, sent me this lovely Greenie and card for St. Patty's Day.  Isn't he just the best'ums?

My Pot 'o' Gold

Kisses to My Websters!!

Much Luvums,
Mimi Roo

March 15, 2014

New Look--Thanks Ann of Zoolatry

Hi friends!
With Winter 2013/2014 on its way out, wesa just had to have Miss Ann of Zoolatry fix up our site.  Two deaths in our family was toughs, but itsa time for us'uns to move along with life as wesa will see Gracie Lynn and Socks Lucyfur in Heaven when itsa our turn to meet our creator, God.
So...what do you think of our new look?
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Toby, Lily, & Mimi