Showing posts from October, 2014

Dinosaur Exhibition

Hello! Today we went to our local Museum which is currently holding an exhibition all about the Tyrannosaurus family. It was intriguing to find out that there is more than just the T-Rex under the Tyrannosaurus name, and they all have five similar features which make them a Tyrannosaurus but they do range in size. As everyone, I have always known about dinosaurs and their previous existence but it's not until you look at these skeletons do you really think about them roaming the earth. These were the animals that used to be, and it's strange that they might have continued to be if something didn't happen to them. What I wonder is, that if they did survive, would we as humans have flourished as well as we have? The same applies for all animals as well, if the dinosaurs were still around would have dogs evolved as much of they have, would certain animals still exist, and some not exist that do now? I guess these kind of questions could also apply to most of history, but as a…

Halloween Dog Jack O Lantern Treats

Hey Everyone! On Tuesday we put up a Halloween video on our YouTube channel. We showed you how to bake Dog Treat Jack O Lanterns. I have decided that I will now write a blog post on the recipe, just so that you all have a physical form when you recreate these treats. I found that the mixture was very sticky, so I did add more flour then the recipe calls for.

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 small eggs
3 cubes chicken stock
Food Colouring (optional)
Dog Treats (Decoration)

1. Preheat over to 180 degrees (350 Fahrenheit)

2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir until well mixed. Slowly add the eggs, water, and food colouring to form a stiff dough. Knead the dough with your hands for two minutes.

3. Form the dough into a ball and place it on a floured breadboard. Roll the dough out like you would for sugar cookies.

4. Use a cookie cutter of your own choice to cut out the cookies. (We had looked for bone…

Daisy's Memorial

Hey! On the 15th of October it was the first anniversary of Daisy's death. This time last year was horrible, and the day matched it. I remember being inside crying while mum was out in the poring rain digging a hole that kept filling with water. This year however, Daisy had put on the sun for us and it was getting to a hot temperature.
I was sick this year, so I couldn't do much for her memorial which is a shame. Diego and I went up to her grave, where we planted a new daisy plant to bring flowers back to the grave. We then went for a quick walk along the route that me and Daisy traveled most afternoons. It was such a lovely walk, I hadn't walked it for a long time so it was nice to reminisce on what life was like.

I decided that to celebrate Daisy's one year memorial, I would give you some more information about the dog that inspired it all.
I got Daisy for my tenth Christmas present, and she was definitely the best thing that had ever happened to me. She was a Bichon …

Pups on Holiday!

Hey! This last weekend, we packed up our car with both the dogs and headed for a long weekend at Mount Maunganui in New Zealand. This is Diego's first road trip, and the actual drive is about 7 - 9 hours long so we were really testing him with this drive. I was not really worried as every time we are in a car, he just falls straight to sleep, and this time was no different! He did have a slight car sickness when we got there, but nothing bad, and he was zooming around the back garden in no time.
It was great spring weather while we were up there, so we went on lots of walks and adventures in which Diego held his own perfectly. Asha was also surprisingly calm during all our trips. Diego's favourite new past time is running up the sand dunes, and either running down really fast, or jumping off.
While we were up there, we also picked up a new camera that we have been looking at for a while! So we did get a bit snap happy, but here are some of our shots from our trip and I hope yo…

First Weeks with Diego

Hey everyone! If you hadn't already seen, but DaisyPets has a new member in our midst and it is Diego the puppy! He is a Miniature Dachshund crossed with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, weird mix I know. We have already got a video up on our DaisyPets YouTube Channel which just introduces him to you all.
Don't get me wrong, I love Diego and am so happy that I have him in my life, but gosh is he hard work! I thought I was prepared to bring a puppy home, all year I have been planning this, studying this and making sure that I knew what would happen when I finally introduced a new pup into our lives. I was totally wrong. I was used to adult dogs, dogs that knew basic behaviours, I hadn't had a puppy in ten years.
Getting up twice in the night was a hard thing to get used to. We have crate trained Diego so during the night he will sleep in there, but I need to let him out to go toilet. We have now dwindled it down to only one toilet break during the night, but that is still hard…

Product Review: Little Chintas Cuddle Sack

Hey everyone! If you checked out our Little Chintas Haul Post you would know that we have finally got the guinea pigs a polar fleece cage item! We picked up the Cuddle Sack which is the polar fleece 'pocket' which the guinea pigs can sleep in, on or under. I have been seeing these all over YouTube and have been wanting one for so long, but didn't know how I could get one over in New Zealand so I was so happy that I was able to pick one up. I didn't know what colours to chose so I asked for boy colours and got this awesome blue and red design.
The actual product is really well made. There are no obvious seams that are sticking out, and it is a really thick polar fleece. I put it in the wash and got such a surprise when it turned out to be one long rectangle that you just push in to make it into a sack design. I don't know if they are all made like this, but I think it such a genius idea as it makes the material even thicker and draws the dampness away from the pigs. …

Product Review: Harringtons Training Treats

Hello! In our September Bow Wow Box we received a packet of the Harringtons Training Treats. Before this, we have only ever once tried Harringtons Dog Food for the schnauzer before we found Acana for him so I was excited to see what this brand had to offer. Also, we have only recently started seeing this brand at our local stores, so I think that this has only started to be brought into New Zealand.
So these treats have no artificial colours or flavours, no soya, dairy or added wheat and are also cereal free. The main ingredient is Poultry meal, followed by Potato starch and Beef Liver digest. It also lists only 7 products which makes up these treats, and they are all understandable products. I like that their isn't much ingredients as some treats have the longest list of unpronounceable ingredients that I can only imagine are additives and preservatives.
My favourite thing about these treats is the consistency, they are solid enough that you can handle them and store them and the…