Monthly Archives: April 2011

Could it be? Friday!

Happy Friday Mates (yep, we are in the Royal Wedding mood, too)! What will Kate wear? How long will her train be?  No one in this house knows it yet but the TV will be on at 6am 😉  Will you be watching?

But back to our reality – according to the forecast we are expecting beautiful weather this weekend. Perfect weather for our family cookout on Saturday. The parents, the siblings and family dogs are coming over.  It should be fun.  But in the meantime, we have LOTS of cleaning, grocery shopping and gardening to do!  Busy, busy!  Is it just me or are there never enough hours in the day?

Have a great weekend!

Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner, Photo

What?!? Is it true? It's Friday! Woohoo!


Apps for the Pooch..

What does Chunyo have to do with our phones? Where do I begin?

We use our phones to:

  • Take tons of pics of him (seriously you would think he was our first born);
  • Check and approve Chunyo’s Corner’s comments;
  • Respond to Chunyo’s email;
  • Tweet and update Chunyo’s fan page (really have to work on this part);
  • Surf for any of the latest pooch trends; and
  • Download cool iphone apps featured for dogs (see below).

Lucky for us, The Woof Report recently listed the top 12 iphone apps for dogs.

I have highlighted the free ones (and another cool one for the great price of $1.99) from this list. Go ahead and sniff out some new information for your canine.

FidoFactor “Locate all the dog friendly spots in your area with the Fido Factor  app – dog parks, dog friendly restaurants, bars, pet stores, hotels, and more. And not only will you find directions, hours and contact information in its growing user-generated database, but you’ll find user reviews too. FREE.”

Paw  Card  “With the Paw Card app create an unlimited number of profiles for your dogs, cats, and other pets to keep track of their vital information and always have it with you. Record your pet’s ID tag numbers and vet contacts, and track your pet’s medications, medical and vaccination history, and more. That’s not all, email your pet’s Paw Card to your dog walker, pet sitter, or vet. FREE.”

Petfinder  “Search pets by breed, age, gender and size from 13,000 shelters and rescue groups around the country with the Petfinder app. It’s just what you need when someone tells you they’d like to buy a pet, or if you’re looking for a new family member. Bookmark your favorite pet profiles and share them with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter. FREE.”

Dog Park Finder “Near home or on the go, the Dog Park Finder app powered has you covered with listings of 2,400+ dog parks. Using your phone’s GPS, it finds the nearest park, and includes photos, user reviews and details, such as if it’s fenced, has small dog areas, and the hours and days of operation. FREE.”

Pet Services Finder “Find all the services for your pet’s needs at home or on the road. The Pet Services Finder helps you locate the nearest veterinarians, emergency clinics, doggie daycare facilities, dog sitters and walkers, dog groomers and more. Once the results appear, it’s your choice: click to call, get directions or read and post reviews. FREE.”  

PetSnapPictures of your dog on your phone are a must, and the PetSnap app improves your odds of taking a great shot. The app offers 32 different sounds to instantly get your dog’s attention, perfect for getting him or her to look right into the camera. $1.99.”
(This one isn’t free but it’s kind of cool)

There you have it!  Hope you see something you like.  Do you use your phone for anything pooch related?  Do tell

P.S. The pic below was taken with the PetSnap app.

PetSnap, Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner, Photo

Another picture, seriously?

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday, Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner, Photo

A deal that couldn’t be passed up..

Barking Deals recently featured a personalized koozie for $1.99. Cheap, right?! I couldn’t resist the great price and another chance to show off one of Chunyo’s pics. I can never resist his little face 😉

BUT the great thing about this purchase (that I learned when I opened the package) is that the koozies were actually processed by We Can Too, an opportunity center that provides people with disabilities meaningful work in Ohio. Always great when you can help support a good cause.  Is there anything that you buy because it supports a good cause?

Barking Deals Koozie in a Can, Chunyo's Corner

Chunyo's koozie - Pic 1

Barking Deals Koozie, Chunyo's Corner

Chunyo's koozie - Take 2

Side note:  In case anyone is wondering –  the beer above from Trader Joe’s (we are regular shoppers) is pretty good.  Light and refreshing for the summer.
Photo, Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner

One of my favs!

Mad about Monday..

Another busy weekend passes us by – way too quick! We had sunny weather so we squeezed in a few more walks for Chunyo (and a few overpriced margaritas for us). Unfortunately, it’s back to work. Looking forward to a sunny week!

Photo, Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner

Monday again?! But it was just Friday!

Woohoo! The weekend is almost here!

Happy Friday, Photo, Boston Terrier

What kind of trouble are you getting into this weekend?

Happy Friday everyone!

Dogs who are scaredy cats..

Photo, Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner

Dont call me a scaredy cat!

A few weeks ago we were making pancakes and the smoke alarm went off.  As I was waving a magazine at it to clear up the smoke I saw Chunyo  shaking like a leaf.  It took a few minutes but he eventually calmed down.  Well this past weekend, we made pancakes again (yum!). The smoke alarm did NOT go off this time.  But wouldn’t you know it – Chunyo was shaking again.  It took a few minutes but after reading his body language we realized that he now associates the smell of the pancakes with the smoke alarm.  Amazing!  Poor thing.. 

Here is an article from Modern Dog magazine on dog’s body language.    Read below to see what they say about dogs who are feeling fearful.  The picture above confirms it – Chunyo is scared of smoke alarms!

“Dogs can move their ears independently and almost 180 degrees from the front to the back. In general, consider that the more forward your dog’s ears are, the more confident he is about a given situation. The further back and pinned against his head and neck your dog’s ears are, the more fearful he is.”

Wordless Wednesday

Photo, Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner, Wordless Wednesday

Bostons featured in Modern Magazine

Modern Dog magazine is featuring different breeds – so far they have 32.  Guess what??  Yep, they featured the Boston Terrier!  So hurry up and sneak a peek – especially those Boston lovers out there or those who might be considering adding one to your pack.  But if you are neither (we won’t be offended), there are lots of other breeds featured including Boxers, French Bulldogs and Golden Retrievers.  Check it out and see if your dog’s breed (or its mix) made the list.

Here’s a short excerpt about Boston Terriers. They hit it right on the nail.

“Their spunky personalities endear them to their human companions. They’re intelligent, well-mannered, alert, and rambunctious. Easy to train and frequently effective watchdogs, the Boston Terrier is good with children and tender with elders. However, as we all know, nothing in life is perfect. Much the same as Uncle Cecil, the Boston Terrier is prone to snoring. And like a bad prom date, prone to drooling as well. But if you can handle the nighttime sonorous symphony and the occasional slobber splatter, you just may have a new pal.”

 P.S.  Like many other Bostons out there, Chunyo snores (loud).  In fact, he is snoring right now 😉

Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner, Photo, Modern Dog

"Intelligent, well-mannered, alert, and rambunctious." That is me!! 🙂

Lookin’ back..

Around this time last year we were winding down and getting ready for our May wedding.  Time sure flies –  I can’t believe we are about to celebrate our 1st anniversary in just a few weeks.  You might be wondering,why in the world is this chick writing about her wedding in her dog’s blog?

Well, while reflecting on last spring I realized that it was this time last year that we squeezed in our engagement pictures.  Being the non-conventional couple we are, we took our engagement  pictures a month before the wedding (and really because they were part of the package). We took our pics at a the top of a beautiful vineyard and snuck Chunyo into some of the shots.  Here is one of our favorites.  Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

Photo, Chunyo's Corner, Boston Terrier

Handsome fellow, arent I?

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