Red spots in a mudhole

They are awfully prominent.


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Recently Ginger & I + Fuzzybutts were in Indiana and Chicago on business and he couldn’t help but pen another haiku.  Here it is:
Hello Chicago.
Oh No H20! Won’t Go!
Hello Hotel Room.  
Those who know him well know he absolutely hates even the thought of his paws touching water and I think our walk at Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan scared the crap outta him.  And so he saw Chicago from the window of Red Roof Inn in Willowbrook.  
Team Chicago
We’re hosting our first #PuppyUp walk in Chicago Proper and partnering with #PremierVeterinary in what we hope will be a successful collaborative platform for us to launch in other cities. Here’s a video recap while on my drive back to Memphis.  I’ll be posting more about #TeamChicago soon.  

2 Dogs 2000 Miles

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A Dog’s Bucket List

From Inside Edition via YouTube: Mr. Molson, a 12-year-old golden retriever, has led a charmed life. So it is only fitting, his owner believes, that his last days be a grand adventure. Tim Griffin has a hard time talking about what Mr. Molson means to him. He tears up when he thinks about what life […] Dog Blog

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Thanks, once again, BADRAP for reminding us that c…

Thanks, once again, BADRAP for reminding us that civil rights strongly parallel and affect animal rights. You know you have always been my heroes, and were once the only voice of reason ringing in the wilderness for me battling it out in the late 90s advocating for our dogs. So many people have chanhed their opinions of Blocky Headed Dogs. In no small part, to you. I don't know what I would have done without you. Great blog post! I have quite a few Pitbull loving Iranian friends whom I'll share your message with.
Always. Gemma

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Red, White, and Blue Sweet Salsa + Chips

Red, White, and Blue Sweet Salsa + Chips

You guys! The Fourth of July is just a few days away! For me, all of the most wonderful stereotypes about summer seem to come together into this one magical holiday, and in the days leading up, I feel excessively inspired and in full on summertime spirit mode. One of my favorite things to do the week before Independence Day is to experiment with new patriotic themed dishes that I can bring to the annual Fourth party we attend. This year, my favorite recipe ended up being something deliciously unique (but still easy, which as you know is a must when it comes to me preparing food!). It’s the perfect snack dish to quickly whip together this Fourth that your friends and family are sure to love, and it takes a beloved summer party dish – chips and salsa – and makes it (literally) even sweeter.

Red, White, and Blue Sweet Salsa + Chips

Serves 6-8

1 jar CHI-CHI’S® Brand Pineapple Salsa
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup white sweet corn
1 bag CHI-CHI’S® Brand White Corn Tortilla Chips (Rounds)
1-2 limes
2 T cinnamon
2 T sugar

In a medium bowl, combine the salsa, blueberries, sliced strawberries, and white corn and stir until well mixed. Set aside. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl or cup. Pour chips into a large serving bowl. Squeeze lime juice on chips, mix, and repeat until evenly coated. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture until evenly coated. Serve! (Optional: set aside a small amount of strawberries, blueberries, and corn to sprinkle on the top of the salsa dip for an extra pop of color right before you serve.)

This interesting take on chips and salsa is the perfect flavor combination of sweet and salty (with a little spice), and can be served as a savory snack or even a unique dessert. And of course, the red of the CHI-CHI’S® Brand Pineapple Salsa and strawberries, blue of the berries, and white of the white corn and CHI-CHI’S® Brand White Corn Tortilla Chips incorporate the spirit of the Fourth of July, which makes the dish the ultimate summer party treat. Best of all, thanks to the CHI-CHI’S® Brand salsa, prep time is cut in half. You can whip this together in a matter of minutes, and it’s just as delicious as any made-from-scratch salsa dish.

As you might remember from some of my past recipes (Salsa Verde, Avocado and Spinach Quesadillas and Bean and Yogurt Salsa Dips), I’m a huge fan of CHI-CHI’S® Thick & Chunky Salsas. I love that they’re made from quality ingredients like real tomatoes, vegetables, and yummy seasonings, but I’m also big on the fact that their products are so convenient – and make putting together festive dishes for parties or meal time incredibly easy. For anyone who is busy and doesn’t want to spend excessive time (or money!) on planning, CHI-CHI’S® Brand salsas, tortillas, and chips are the perfect go-to for delicious food that’s sure to liven up any occasion. Just head over to your local Walmart or Publix and grab some up for your upcoming summer celebrations. I’m stoked to be able to bring this sweet and spirited dish to our Fourth of July party next week!

Do you have any special themed dishes you serve on Fourth of July?

This post is in partnership with CHI-CHI’S® Brand. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Bubby and Bean possible.



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How You Can Help Dan + Shay Promote #ThinkAdoptionFirst

A platinum-selling duo with hearts of gold, Dan + Shay have not only starred alongside rescue dogs in the music video for their chart-topping single “Nothin’ Like You,” now the…

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My neighbors are wonderful people they are also re…

My neighbors are wonderful people they are also refugees. They came to America legally to escape the radical Islamic opression fearing for their young daughters' futures. They voted for Trump. I have worked tirelessly for bully breeds. I have gone sar far as to file lawsuits against towns that attempt to enact BSL. I was raised in the foster care system and left home at age 14. There were no government grants, scholarships or aid for foster kids living on the street who graduate on the honor roll. Nobody understands oppression moreso than me. I voted for Trump. While I'm certainly happy for these families and thankful for the work they've done in behalf of tge breed…I'm a bit confused as to why the bully forum has decided that this is the platform from which they should disenfranchise half of their supporters.

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Westie Dog and Walker Find Missing Woman

hazel the westOften when people walk their dogs, they’re in a hurry and wish that their dogs were a little bit less interested in everything off the path. Sara Wilce isn’t one of those people. She’s grateful that her dog, Dougal, has a keen interest in his surroundings. Recently the Westie became a hero when, during his morning walk, he spotted an elderly woman and her dog who had been missing for four days!

According to the Stroud News and Journal, Hazel Denham had last been seen at 1:20 the previous Tuesday afternoon as she headed out to walk her Poodle-Yorkshire Terrier mix, Bertie. Her husband, Richard Denham, reported her missing at 5:17 that evening when she and Bertie still hadn’t returned home. Richard is 85 and his wife is 71 with mild dementia. The Denhams live in Minchinhampton, an ancient hilltop town in the Cotswolds of England. When people learned that Hazel was missing, the community sprang into action. Volunteers and professionals with a number of agencies and services coordinated searching for the woman. Police officers and other officials gave out maps of areas where people should search. The National Police Air Service used thermal-imaging cameras to look for signs of Hazel and Bertie. The Search & Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) South Wales also participated in the search.

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WHOLE Lot of Difference: Gifford Cat Shelter

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month and what better way to celebrate then to team up with a cat shelter and a Snapchat influencer to raise awareness and help feed our feline friends in need.

The Gifford Cat Shelter in Brighton, MA was founded in 1884 and sponsored by Ellen Gifford. Its mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned, stray, abused, neglected, unwanted and injured cats with the goal of re-homing and ending the needless killing of community and companion cats.

Halo is proud to partner with and to make a WHOLE lot of difference for shelter pets together.

Here’s what The Gifford Cat Shelter had to say about a recent Halo Pets donation:

“Many strays have been eating poorly while on the streets and may be malnourished on arrival. It is common for them to have dental disease and they often develop upper respiratory infections in response to the stress they have endured. Some are found to be infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) which makes them more susceptible to infectious illness. Cats from hoarding or abusive situations may arrive in a quite malnourished state. In this type of cat population, good nutrition is especially important. High quality food is a foundation of returning these cats to optimum health and improving their resistance to illness.”

“High quality food is a foundation of returning these cats to optimum health and improving their resistance to illness.”

Gracie is a 5 year old cat, surrendered due to her owner’s illness and subsequent inability to care for her. She was diagnosed with diabetes just prior to being surrendered. Once at the shelter, we measured her blood sugar levels, started administration of insulin, and began to feed her measured quantities of Halo food, based on our veterinarian’s directions. Over the course of three months, Gracie’s blood sugar levels and need for insulin have decreased. We are hopeful that at some point, she will no longer require insulin and will maintain a normal blood sugar with proper diet alone. Gracie has remained happy and otherwise healthy during her shelter stay and we hope to find her a permanent home soon.

Gracie the cat

Martin is a 5-year-old cat who was found as a stray in a nearby community. On admission, he tested positive for FIV. His teeth were in very poor condition and he had significant ear mites. He also had a severe eye infection, felt to be due to a virus. During his three-month stay, his ear mites have been successfully treated and his teeth have been cleaned with some extractions done. He has undergone lengthy treatment for his eye infection, which is currently resolved as well. After spending many weeks in our quarantine area, Martin is now living in our FIV+ room and showing his true personality as a playful and loving lap cat. We anticipate that Martin will soon find a permanent home. Good nutrition has been a key component to his recovery. All FIV+ cats need high quality food and, in Martin’s case, it was even more helpful in promoting healing.” 

Martin the cat

Thank you Gifford Cat Shelter for making a WHOLE lot of difference for pets in your community.

As part of Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, the shelter is having a fundraising event on June 24th from 2-4pm hosted by and Snapchat sensation, Audrey Spencer better known as Cake1toDough1. To help celebrate and raise awareness, Audrey will be giving away two (2) $ 50 Halo Cat package for those who donate via GoFundMe.

When you choose Halo pet food, made from natural, whole food ingredients, your pet won’t be the only one with a radiant coat, clear eyes and renewed energy. Halo feeds it forward, donating over 1.5 million bowls annually. As always, Halo will donate a bowl to a shelter every time YOU buy. Thank you for helping #HaloFeeditForward.

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