Hello everyone! It’s me again, Makena, the blogging dog!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I had a good turkey day, as my mom made a turkey breast in the crockpot. I had to spend 4 long hours smelling that turkey….fortunately, a few pieces magically fell into my dish!
My parents have begun the crazy, busy season at Amazon, so I thought I would take the time to update the blog. They have now started the 59 1/2 hour work weeks. They were not going to do these, but then Amazon again offered a $100 VISA gift card for each week that you work it. And they said it is only for 3 weeks, so they can suck it up! I really don’t like it, as it makes for long days for me.
With these long days, I have been limited on my play time in the park across the street. It is dark when they leave, and dark when they get home. One thing I have learned from my cat friends, is how to make your owners feel guilty. You can either ignore them, or poop outside the litter box. Since I can’t do the latter, I have been ignoring them, with great success. They now make it a priority to play with me on their limited time off.
I do have a dog walker, Rob, that takes me out every day for a long walk. I really appreciate it, as I don’t like to cross my paws, even if I have four of them. It sure would have been nice if my buddy Fred would have picked me up on the way to Florida. That would have been great!
We did have a major crisis recently. The dog food that I have enjoyed for my 8 1/2 years has been discontinued! My parents went to the pet store to look for new food, but came back empty-handed. Apparently they were too overwhelmed with the dozens of different brands, all claiming their food was the best for your pet. And my mom noticed many of the brands are now “grain free”. She is a label reader, and said the grain free products are also much higher in calories. Since I just spent the past summer working off the 1/2 pound that I gained, she was concerned about the calories.
So she e-mailed Dr. Jodie, my doctor back in Wisconsin. She recommended Natures Variety, which offers both a grain-free and a holistic blend, which has whole grains. So my mom placed an order with my favorite website, Chewy.com, and I had a big package to open! Christmas came early!
I must say the chicken and brown rice is super tasty!!!! And Nature’s Variety also makes peanut butter and banana flavored dog biscuits, that are excellent! Thanks Dr. Jodie for the recommendations, and to Chewy for super fast delivery and much better prices than that place my parents are working for.
Hopefully, we will be in Florida soon. My parents are hoping to be done on Saturday, December 19, but they have been told to expect to work until December 23rd. That is what they have to commit to, in order to receive their end of season bonus ($1/hour for every hour worked). Oh well, it should go by quickly!
Take care everyone!
Quote for the Day: “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” – Doug Larson