Abandonment Issues When I was in the 3rd grade, I had a rather traumatizing experience that changed the way I viewed dogs forever. I grew up in a small town in Southern New Hampshire, about 45 minutes outside of Boston. Although I consider myself a city girl, my home was in the middle of the woods, by a lake and our neighbors were far and few between. It was a cool, fall morning in October and as I waited for the bus to round the corner at the top of my street, I watched as a small car drove past my driveway and pull over a little ways up the road. A man got out, opened the door for a beautiful golden retriever and then chucked a tennis ball as hard as he could off . . .
I feel like it's been a while since I sat down and actually did a personal post! I get so caught up with all my fun makeup posts that I forget to take the time to share a little bit about me! I want you to know that there IS a human being behind this blog, who lives an imperfect but happy life with her husband and pup! So, I decided to introduce a blog series called Life, Adventures & Rosie! If this kind of post isn't your thing, no big deal! But if you want to get to know me and Roo a little better, read on! . . .
PR Samples: I received free products in exchange for my honest review Happy Friday! Rosie girl is taking over the blog today to share her 5 favorite pup products as of late. This summer has been a little hard on her with all of the traveling. She's taken it like a pro, but I know she's been a little confused as to why we keep packing her up in the car and taking her to new places. Once we got to Arizona, I wanted to make sure she knew that we were here for the long haul, so I made sure that our home was filled with lots of things that would bring her comfort and help her feel at home. She's definitely found some favorite things to obsess over since then and I . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PedigreeGives #CollectiveBias For the first year of our marriage, Dustin and I rented a single-wide trailer on the edge of our college town from a little old lady and her deaf & blind husband. It was about 10 minutes from campus, on about an acre of land with the train tracks running right through the back and a big front lawn with a little fire pit for s'mores. It was the perfect newly-wed home for us; we loved having the space to entertain our friends and family for holidays (I cooked my first Thanksgiving turkey there) and having a garage for the car . . .
*affiliate links are contained in this post. Since it was National Dog Day yesterday, I thought today would be a good day to let Rosie pop onto the blog and share with you what she got in her BarkBox this month! If you haven't heard of BarkBox, it is a mail subscription service for your dog. I was a little skeptical about it at first because it is a little pricy ($29.00 a month) but Taylor wrote raving reviews about it on her blog and so I figured I would give it a try back in June. Rosie and I have not regretted it since getting our first box. Barkbox sends us a box FULL of treats and toys that are high quality. The treats are full of natural ingredients . . .
So I'm currently in the middle of nowhere, California, camping out for the rest of the week with a bunch of youth from my church as one of their camp counselors! I was asked to go pretty last minute, but thankfully, one of my favorite bloggers came to my aid and wrote a guest post here to keep you all entertained. Shannon has the cutest shiba inu pup and I love that she understands my obsessive love for Rosie! Dustin and I were laughing so hard at this guest post she wrote; because it is all SO true for us! Be sure to check out the rest of her blog after you see what she has to say about things dog owners do: Hi! I'm Shannon and I run a little blog called . . .
Affiliate links may be used in this post, however I paid for this Barkbox with my own money and the reviews are entirely Rosie's own! I've seen ads for Barkbox floating around Facebook forever now, probably since I started posting daily photos of Rosie and Facebook picked up on that. Barkbox is a subscription service just for pups! It's $29 dollars a month and it comes with 4-5 items picked out for your dog. I was wary about trying it for a while, since it is on the pricier side but I finally decided to give it a go when my friend Taylor, at Dear Friends, reviewed her Barkbox! Rosie LOVES opening boxes that are for her and since we've been working on task . . .
Thank you to Chewy.com for sponsoring today's post. I received free product in exchange for my honest opinion. Rosie is a chewer and has been since day one. When she was still a youngin' we were really struggling with how to help her control her chewing habits; mainly teaching her to stay away from the laundry basket where she would pull out socks and then chew them to shreds. (Apparently sock hoarding is a Golden Retriever trait. When I cleaned out her toy bin before we moved, I found 17 socks stashed between her toys. 17. Socks.) At first it was kind of cute, but when they started making her sick or when we would come home to pieces of sock EVERYWHERE, we knew we . . .
There has been a very interesting article going around the web recently about a scientific study that was conducted between dogs and their owners. It showed that when a dog and owner look into each others' eyes, the same chemical is produced as when a mother and child look into each other's eyes. Interesting stuff, huh? If you follow me on twitter or instagram, you'll know that I had a pretty traumatic weekend. On Thursday, I noticed that Rosie would not stop licking her back left paw and upon further inspection, I saw two hard twigs poking out of her skin. After grabbing tweezers and sitting over her to keep her steady, I pulled out two foxtails that were . . .