Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.

Hello, Autumn…

and all at once, summer collapsed into fall

Thankful. Grateful. Blessed.

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers

Every leaf speaks bliss to me fluttering from the autumn tree

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

There is always something to be thankful for..

-Bayley & Ani 

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Love me, love my dog..

To my dog
I will never move and not take you with me
I will never put you in a shelter and leave
I will never let you starve
I will never let you hurt
I will never desert you when you get old
I will never leave you when you go blind
If that time comes, I will be there to hold you
Because I love you and you are family

WAKE UP.
HUG DOG.
HAVE A GOOD DAY.

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner

 

Love, Ani.

Miss Ani

Hello World! I’m almost embarrassed that it’s been months since I’ve posted a blog. Summer went by way too fast and unfortunately school has become my main priority. I thought I would make this easy and treat everyone to some adorable Ani pictures! Enjoy! (I promise cupcake posts are on the way)

 

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How do you like Ani’s Halloween bow?! Orange is definitely her color!

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Green might be her color too…

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Or maybe pink…

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Do you get the Harry Potter vibe or Minion vibe?

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I can’t get enough of those little teeth!

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Okay, I think the sparkly tiara best suits her! Little Miss Diva!

 

Talk to you soon!

– Bayley & Ani

 

Follow Ani’s photos on my personal Instagram (@BayleyAnn034) – prepare yourself for adorable doggy pictures!

May BarkBox Review!

Yes! Finally we’ve caught a glimpse of sunshine and let me tell you it’s been great! Sunshine and warm weather welcomes lots of fetch games with Ani. She’s obsessed with tennis balls lately, just trying to pry them out of her mouth is a challenge. This tennis ball obsession has led to an obsession with just about anything that resembles a ball. This BarkBox quenched this newly discovered obsession which I’ll elaborate on further throughout the post. Ani was also excited to find a squeaker toy that passes for her favorite feline friend, Moe. (Yes, it’s a kitty) Wow – can’t forget two, yes two, bags of really yummy, yet healthy treats. Let’s just say this months BarkBox was worth the wait, but aren’t they all? It’s hard to pick a favorite when they’re all so great and different.

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The Products

Let’s begin with Ani’s favorite toy – it’s a Megalast Ball by JW Pet! Why is this ball the best? It’s vibrant red color and funky shapes make this ball unlike most, which is why Ani’s obsessed. The holes and shapes make it easy to grip, which is great for a game of tug of war with her doggy brother, Piper. My favorite aspect of this product is its safety. This product is certified non-toxic; free of lead, antimony, arsenic, barium, calcium, chromium, mercury, and selenium. I’m sure all dog mommy’s appreciate that!

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Meow! Yes, I’m in love with this adorable kitty-shaped toy! Who doesn’t like a cute kitty squeaker toy? Ani sure does (even at 1 AM when some of us are trying to sleep). Ani squeaks all around the house, which is a helpful hint when trying to find her! Loopies does a fabulous job catering to our pups!

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Max & Ruffy’s haven’t disappointed in the past so I was confident these healthy treats wouldn’t disappoint either. These strawberry and carob flavored treats are perfect for a summer snack! Every ingredient is human grade – yes! These organic treats are wheat, corn, soy and GMO free! There are absolutely no artificial flavors and they’re low fat! Perfect for our weight challenged pups. Ani loves these irresistible treats.

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No Grainers by Nooties delivers delicious jerky chews! (Ani told me they were delicious) These BBQ chicken flavored treats are also grain-free! Isn’t it wonderful that our pets are fed so well these days? It’s great to know my dogs eat just as well as I do. These soft jerky pieces are great to give whole or easy to break into tiny pieces. Enjoy those jerky chews, Ani sure did!

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If you want any information as to how to get your pup his or her very own BarkBox check out my January BarkBox Review! Enjoy the surprise!

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day celebration!

– Bayley & Ani

 

 

March BarkBox Review!

It arrived! BarkBox has entered the building. Yes, we really are that enthused over our monthly gifts. This month was no disappointment. (surprise, right?) This month’s box was inspired by the most important meal of the day; it’s breakfast! I couldn’t wait to open it up and rummage through all the goodies. Halt! First I (more importantly Ani) was greeted with a ruv note. This BarkBox never ceases to amaze me. Once we read our ruv note, which I’ll have photographed below, we began removing the items one by one. Love it, love it, love it, really love it, and of course love it. It’s safe to say we were completely and utterly pleased.

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If you’re not sure how BarkBox works check out my January BarkBox review! I go in depth about what BarkBox is all about and how to get your pet started! I would recommend it to anyone. I love gifts and so does Ani – these are the best kinds too. You never know what you’re going to get. Surprise! It also makes a great gift for an animal lover. That’s how I got started!

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The items:

Although it didn’t last as long as I’d wished it had, Ani says it was worth it. This leather toy is made to look like a piece of bacon! It also has a lovely squeaker inside which is super exciting to Ani. This bacon toy made by Aussie Naturals is 100% natural, eco friendly, and made with rescue tested leather and coconut fibers. I’m sure it would’ve lasted longer with most pups, but I own destructo puppy! Overall, she loved it!

I’m very impressed with this toy. This toy, made by Safemode, was interesting because it had many qualities. This bone shaped toy is:

-oven and freezer safe
-safe for your entire family
-tested to children’s toy safety standards
-free from cancer-causing chemicals, phthalates, and BTA
-made from durable, yet flexible food-grade, non-toxic silicone
-dishwasher safe and bacteria resistant

It’s hard to believe one dog toy can have so many beneficial qualities. There’s no chance of bacteria, which is expressed as a real concern today. It’s pleasing to know that our animals, especially, our dogs are being protected from hazardous chemicals and materials. I’m thrilled that pet industries have cleaned up the quality of their merchandize in order to keep our families best friends safe. This toy is a total winner in my eyes.

Treats! Hurray! Ani says thank you Wagatha’s for these delicious organic breakfast biscuits. They’re wheat-free, lactose-free, and are made with ingredients like apples, bananas, and cinnamon. If there wasn’t a little smiling dog on the front of the box I would probably eat one myself! They sound scrumptious.

Ani is one lucky girl because there are more treats! This is the best part of the box, right? Ani wants to thank Happy Howie’s for the tasty sausage link goodies! These treats are great. They’re made with real turkey and best of all – NO corn, wheat, artificial colors or preservatives. A healthy treat you’ll feel good about giving your dog.

BarkBox isn’t skimpy with their treats, which Ani appreciates. Have you ever enjoyed salmon for breakfast? Well your dog is about to. Baker’s Best has created Wild Pacific treats that are made with real salmon and glazed with a maple-blueberry compote. I think my dogs breakfast themed treats sound better than my breakfast! Spoiled pups!

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Ani had a fabulously festive St. Patrick’s Day! We hope you all enjoyed it as well. Enjoy the rest of your March month!

For our fellow cold weather pups – stay warm!

Bayley & Ani

Wait, Who’s Ani?

This is Ani!

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She has no shame…

Ani is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier who loves her life (she told me). I will admit I wasn’t a true dog person before owning her. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an animal lover, but I never really had this type of connection with a dog before. I loved her and she loved me back and it was noticeable.

Her face is priceless which makes me love her over and over again. If you need a smile just keep this face in mind!

Her face is priceless which makes me love her over and over again. If you need a smile just keep this face in mind!

Ani is about 9 months old – but this photo was taken when she was 8 months old. I said her face is priceless, don’t you agree? If not please look again.. Maybe this will help..

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Ani enjoys relaxing too..

She definitely has a personality which makes our relationship so much stronger. I know when she’s scared, I know when she’s excited, and I even know when she’s pretending she’s a tough little watchdog (she’s all talk). Did you want to see one of Ani’s smiles? This is one of her best qualities!

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Look at those teeth!

Didn’t you smile when you saw her toothy smile? I bet you did. Anyway, this is my girl who continues to amaze me each and every day. I never realized I could care about another creature this much which truly amazes me! I knew I would love her but I didn’t understand the immensity of that word. I do now.

If you love your Wheaten or any breed of dog I’m sure you’ll understand! Hopefully I don’t look like that crazy dog mama, but maybe I want to be that crazy dog mama? You decide!

Bayley & Ani

Hi Everyone!

Hello bloggers! This is my introductory post and I hope it sparks your interest! This blog involves two of my favorite things which are my dog and my baking. I’ll start off with my dog. Ani is a 9 month old Wheaten Terrier who pretty much consumes my life. She’s energetic, yet relaxed. She’s a diva, yet doesn’t mind getting her paws dirty. She’s queen bee, yet runs to mama when her feelings are hurt. She’s my perfect puppy and I couldn’t/wouldn’t imagine her any other way. She’ll make me smile even on my worst days and I’m sure she’ll do the same for you. However, like I said, she’s just one of my two favorite things.
My second favorite thing I enjoy doing is baking. I’ve never been much into sweets and to tell you the truth things haven’t really changed, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy creating them. Personally, my favorite desserts to bake are cupcakes; cupcakes of all shapes, sizes, flavors, colors, etc. I’d like to consider myself a creative person and I began my infatuation with creating cupcakes when I didn’t have anything to focus my creative juices on! Cupcakes were just the trick and I’ve developed a real love for creating them. To sum this all up, I love my dog and my cupcakes! Enjoy!

Bayley & Ani

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