Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Do These Ears Make My Butt Look Big?

Are you ready for Mr. Bunny this weekend?  The Lapdogs are all ears waiting to see what he brings them on Sunday.

Zeus, doing his impersonation of the Great White Bunny

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Lola wondering if these ears make her butt look big...

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Teutul wondering if anyone would notice if he ate the pink ears... and making sure this Easter Bunny dude doesn't play any tricks on him.

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Sophie looking like the Princess that she is...

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We hope Mr. Bunny is good to all of the pups out there in blogland!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boston Strong

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of when my favorite city came together like never before. 

Wishing I was at the Garden tonight! #mycity #boston #bstrong #bruins #beantown #love

#BostonStrong #bruins #thorty #22 #beantown #proud
Adversity brought out true strength and determination... and showed the world, you don't mess with Beantown.

It's a new day... #BostonStrong

Officer Sean Collier was an old kart racing friend... and a true hero.  At 2:49 pm Eastern time today, would you please observe a moment of silence for Sean, Martin, Krystle and Lu, as well as the 250+ injured during this cowardly act? 


Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Mischief: Cheating Part 2

It's Monday... again.  The weekend went by far too fast... again.  And, the humans cheated... again.

It was opening weekend for our racing and unlike most weekends, we were at the track both days.  Saturday for practice, Sunday for racing.

My mischief started on Friday afternoon when I received a special visit from the one and only, Casey from Casey Jones Bones.  The handsome fella and his humans dropped off samples of the delish treats just in time for racing season to begin.  And, yes, the Lapdogs gave me a good sniff over once I got home.  They didn't seem to mind... after all, I had plenty of their favorite treats with me.


Casey Jones Bones is one of our awesome sponsor partners on the race car, and they make sure to take care of all of our fellow race dogs.  We always have free sample packs in the pits and at events... and now, we even have full size boxes for sale as well! 

If you find yourself at a NELCAR US Legends race in New England, be sure to stop by the #8 pit!  Not only are Casey Jones Bones the Lapdogs' favorite, I haven't met a dog yet that doesn't go nuts for them.  We've made lots of doggy fans in the pit area, and have even more who anxiously await their humans returning home from the race track with cookies in hand each weekend.

Speaking of fans in the pits... Race season means we get to see our beloved former foster girl Belle nearly every weekend!  We hadn't seen her in about six months, so it was truly a treat to spend some time with her yesterday (and yes, her wonderful humans as well). 


Belle is such a wonderful pup and truly the perfect race dog.  She's content just hanging out at the track and enjoying all of the attention she (deservedly so) gets.  Matt still wishes we had kept her, but we surely would have had to find a bigger house.  Adopting her out to a loving family who just happen to be great friends really was the perfect situation. 

Now that we've covered the humans' cheating ways, I'll leave you with a few shots of the racing from this weekend as well.

A couple shots from practice day...


A couple from race day... The man took home a p10 finish to start the season off.  Not too shabby!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Black & White Sunday: Let The Sun Shine

We saw that bright orange ball in the sky this week!  Look... the railing even cast a funky shadow on Sophie's head.  Maybe spring has finally sprung?


Friday, April 11, 2014

Taking Back Life, One Pound at a Time #HillsPet

Weight is a sensitive issue - whether we're talking about our own or our pets.  While we encounter endless reminders in our every day lives about human weight loss (television commercials, magazine ads, Groupons for gym memberships), dog weight loss seems to remain a bit taboo.  With little education out there, and the perception that food equals love, many pet parents don't even realize their pet is overweight.  But here's a scary fact... 53% of dogs in the US are overweight.  That's over half the US dog population! 

A dog's weight can get out of hand quickly, leaving many pet parents feeling helpless.  In addition to the obvious health concerns, extra pounds also affect our relationship with our dogs through reduced mobility, which leads to less and less of the playtime they crave so much.  It's time pet parents take control of the situation and with a little help from Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution, successful dog weight loss is possible.

I want to share Bear's story with you.  It's emotional and extreme, but :::spoiler alert::: it has a very happy ending. 

Bear's parents were at their wit's end.  Their best friend was so overweight that he couldn't even walk.  Bear's life was reduced to living on a tarp, with little dignity.  His parents had to clean up after him because he couldn't go outside. Sadly, things had been so bleak they thought they would have to euthanize Bear.  That's when their Veterinarian  suggested Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution... and the rest is history.  Check out Bear's story...

Thanks to Bear's family's willingness to consult their Veterinarian, his life was literally saved with simple, healthy weight loss for dogs.  A total transformation!  Bear's Dad said it best with four simple words, "I gained a friend." 

Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is safe, effective and fast.  Pet parents, like Bear's, can expect to see a leaner, happier pet in just 60 days. 

88% of pets loss weight in 2 months at home; so all pets, not just ones with sever problems like Bear, can shed the pounds and regain their youthful figure
Check out these other amazing real-dog transformations!

Suzie, a 6 year old female hound mix lost 20.1 pounds, or 24.4% of her body weight over 17 weeks.

Suzie ~ Day 0, 82.0 pounds

Suzie ~ Day 120, 62.0 pounds

Lola Nass lost 9.7 pounds, or 19.5% of her body weight over 12 weeks.  Her owners were really pleased and thought it was pretty easy.

Lola ~ Day 0, 49.6 pounds

Lola ~ Day 84, 39.9 pounds

We all know that our beloved dogs' natural live spans are far too short as it is.  Don't allow your dog to miss out on all of life's adventures because they're over weight.  Help your dog shed the extra pounds, regain their youthful energy and live each moment to the fullest!

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