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Guest Post: That Time Fin Learned How to Drive

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Yep. That's right. I learned how to drive. I mean, after all, I'm like 35 in dog years. It was about time my mom let me. 

My friend, Greg, came over to our house, and Layla and Bogart had to stay outside because I'm the best. Obviously. 

First, my mum got in the car with me because I sit in the front seat a lot, but I usually don't have to reach the peddles or use the steering wheel. Greg was nice and a pretty good coach. (Me thinks he coaching swimming, too. That's what mum said.)

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And then they let me take the wheel! 

My friend, Chantal made sure I didn't hit anything, and our neighbors even came out to watch. 

And I was in two videos! Check them out! 

My first vine appearance! Where are you going Finley?

My YouTube Premiere! Planet of the Pups - Dogs have taken over, and they now own their humans! 

Mum- take me to the dmv! I think I could get my license. Are thumbs required?

Pupsicles! There's no better treat in the heat of August!

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We love pupsicles in August, and that’s why we repost this recipe every summer.

I mean, what's better for a pup in the spring than an afternoon in the yard chasing squirrels and enjoying a pupsicle afterwards?! 

No really, pupsicles are an easy dog treat that that hoomans can make with just a blender or food processor. And the homemade version is much more economical than the ones available in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store. 

Ingredients (for twelve approximately 1/4 cup sized pupsicles)

  • 32 oz. of plain nonfat yogurt 

  • 16-18 oz. of creamy peanut butter

  • 12 extra small (approximately 1/4 cup) sized BPA-free plastic containers

  • Food processor or blender

You'll also need some common tools from your kitchen like a rubber spatula and a spoon. 

Note: My hoomans buy the cheapest products possible in my local stores. There are easy ways to upgrade your pupsicles depending on your pup's tastes or needs: Greek yogurt, chunky peanut butter, etc. You will need lids for your plastic containers, although they are not pictured here.   

Caution: Some peanut butters contain the artificial sweetener xylitol which is extremely toxic for dogs. Check the ingredients!  

Procedure: 

  1. Layer yogurt and peanut butter in the food processor or blender. (Begin with yogurt so that less peanut butter sticks to the blades.) 
  2. Blend until thoroughly combined and smooth. The color should look similar to that shown below. 
  3. You can add some water if you want to stretch the recipe a little bit.

Seriously, that's it. 

Finishing up: 

  1. Spoon/pour the mixture evenly into the plastic containers. 
  2. Cover with lids and freeze. (Or just serve them as is: pup-gurt.)


Don't Forget: 

  • These are treats. They should not be served as a meal. 
  • Carefully check the yogurt and peanut butter to make sure neither contain ingredients that are toxic for dogs.
  • Supervise your dog until he/she has finished his/her pupsicle. 
  • Do not let your dog eat the plastic containers. 

Bogart loved his first pupsicle!

He's an expert pupsicle-eater now.


Whatcha Eatin'?

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My hoomans are always on weird diets, and I don't really understand, but my mum says that nutrition is important, even for pups. 

In my opinion, we should just be allowed to eat pancakes all the time. What's so wrong with that? 

So, anyway, our friends at Reviews.com asked us to share their research about what to look for in dog food. My mum says that there are lot of recalls of dog food and that she would be really sad if she fed us bad dog food on accident. 


For us, two-thirds of our food is Taste of the Wild, and--since we're spoiled--the other third is homemade. (The recipe is, for now, top-secret.) Anyway, it doesn't really matter too much to me which brand other pups prefer, but there are some ingredients hoomans should look at.

Click the image to read the full report! 

Click the image to read the full report! 

Stay safe and happy chowin'! 


Geopetric Collars Review

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People ask my mom to try out dog stuff all the time, but not a lot of it works out (like some of the weird food they give away at those dog festivals we go to). But recently the people at Geopetric asked us to try out their collars. 

And obviously, I look significantly better in my collar than Bogart does (especially when I'm sucking down air conditioning after a fun day). 

And obviously, I look significantly better in my collar than Bogart does (especially when I'm sucking down air conditioning after a fun day). 

My collar was old and stinky and Bogart had just grown out of his, so the two of us got to try them out first. 

I got a martingale collar because my head is kind of little compared to my neck, and I always slip out of regular collars. (My mom says my head is puny, and that is not correct. I have a great head.) 

Bogart just got a regular collar because he's a puppy, but he did get his name engraved on it. 

I guess he's a pretty cute pup even though he drives me crazy. 

I guess he's a pretty cute pup even though he drives me crazy. 

So Bogart and I like them, but I guess my mom likes them, too, because she ordered enough for our whole family. Seriously.

I mean, even Trouble got one, and it's not like she even goes outside! 

I mean, even Trouble got one, and it's not like she even goes outside! 

And Finley got one like Bogart's but with a different design. 

And Finley got one like Bogart's but with a different design. 

Our mum likes them because she says that they're good for the environment and stuff. They're like vegan (I don't know what that means) and cruelty-free (I didn't know that some collars weren't). Also, 10% of the cost of each collar gets donated to Geopetric's charity of the month. And really, they're cute and don't get stinky. 

I do think she should order martingale collars for Fin and Bogart because their heads are just as puny as mine. Just saying. 

Anyway, if you want to get 10% off (and 10% will still get donated), just the code TROUBLE&FINLEY. Just click here to order.