All posts tagged: Sam’s pick

A new shop in town – Woofer & Purrlensky

One of our only favourite friends, Latte (Yap, the Vanillapup) is turning four soon.  And we were cracking our brains thinking of what to get for her.  #actuallyonlymummyisthinking #wedon’treallycare Because, like us, Latte has pretty much everything she needs.  So, it is a real challenge getting her a present. When Mummy found out about the new store, Woofer & Purrlensky, she decided to check it out and hopefully, find something for the birthday gal. #spotahma’sbackside We absolutely adore the industrial vibe of the store. #mummyisasuckerforanythingindustrialla The floor-to-ceiling windows make the space look really big, and the bright natural light streaming in make the products look lush and vibrant – perfect for a photo-shoot. #infacteverysingleshotinthispostistakenusingjustaniphone #lazymummydidnotwantotusehercamera Most importantly, the gorgeous pet accessories got Mummy super excited. #luckydaddydidnotcomealongelsehewillbesweatingalltheway As for me, I really liked how this reminds me of the few boutique pet stores we used to frequent when I was still a New Yorker. #sorrypecanyouwon’tunderstandone #imissnyc We loved the place so much that we decided to camouflage as furniture so that we can stay here longer! …

Sam’s pick: Zippy Paws

I’m not really a huge fan of stuffed plush toys. Well, there was a time when destroying them was my life mission. Thankfully for Mummy, I had since outgrown that phase.  #removingstuffingnokickla #tooeasyuntilicannotbebotheredtodoit On the other hand, Pecan ah ma isn’t interested in them either. #sheonlyhaseyesforherlatexsheep Hence, Mummy really doesn’t bother buying us any. However, she recently found a type of plushie that got me going cray cray over it! It’s the ZippyPaws Burrows! It’s no secret that I am an hyper JRT and Mummy is on an active mission to find toys to keep me stimulated. #thatiswhysheisashopaholic The ZippyPaws Burrow toys are the perfect mental stimulation toys! Each set comes with a ‘den’…. And three squeaky critters (in this case, our favourite – mice)! There are so many cute designs that Mummy couldn’t resist but buy way too many of them.  (Source) My current collection count = 5! We started with 4. Then Mummy gave 2 away to our friends. #boohoohoo #ohwellgoodthingsmustshareiguess Seeing how upset we were, she replenished stock during the recent B2K …

Sam’s Pick: Online Shopping with Kohepets

The kind people from Kohepets dropped us an email asking if we were keen to do a sponsored review about our experience shopping with them. Instantly, our shopaholic sides came right through. #weinherititfromMummyone YES,we said! Pecan ah ma and myself were extremely excited and both of us took some time, sat down and to come up with our shopping list. #tookoursolongcan #thinkingistiring We showed Mummy our shopping list and she burst into laughter. #gotsofunnymeh #seriousbusinessleh Oh well. After laughing for way too long, Mummy gave us the green light to go ahead and even helped us set up her lappie. #meandomummy With our shopping list in mind, we embarked on our very own online shopping spree. Hehe, I was kinda pleased that I had control of the mouse. #ihavethefinalbarknow #pecanhastolistentome #youdonotneedopposablethumbstoshop Concentration time… We love how accessible Kohepets’ website is.  The products are very well categorised and we were able to nagivate through the site easily. Since we’re raw-fed dogs, we were very specific in the types of treats we wanted.  Everything was listed clearly …

Pecan’s birthday present – Furry Photos shoot

You may have been wondering why Pecan didn’t have a birthday present reveal like we usually do. It’s not because our parents got all stingy and decide to scrimp on it. #Ithinkdaddysecretlywantedtodothat #mummywon’tallowonelor It’s because it took a while for the end product to be out. #goodthingsareworththewait Yap, you may have guessed it right.. (or rather, Mummy may have already told you la) Mummy arranged a photoshoot for Pecan – One where the focus will be on the little granny. #pecanhardlygetstobeinthelimelightonherown #firsttimeleh Thank you Uncle Nicholas from Furry Photos for delivering these awesome photos of the birthday girl. Here goes… The flying ah ma! PS: Thank you Ohpopdog for the gorgeous bandanas! She is pretty agile for 13 huh. #energizerahma Since it was her photoshoot, we definitely had to include her favourite place on earth – Tanjong Beach. It’s pretty amazing how she can fly anywhere! Of course Pecan’s favourite water toy, Mr Spikey, tagged along for the shoot! The perfect shake-off! “Oi, it’s my photoshoot! Don’t disturb me. I’ll play with you later.” #thegrumpyahmaatwork Well, it’s …

Going Raw Rawr

We have been on a raw diet for the past few years. While we started mainly on commercial raw food, Mummy made the transition towards DIY raw over the last couple of months. For now, Mummy will purchase our proteins from the supermarket and that does restrict the types we eat. (We usually rotate between lamb, beef and chicken.) But thanks to Howlistic Life, we get to have a taste of Venison at affordable prices! #yeahforourcheapomummy Raw Rawr is made of free range, grass fed Venison from New Zealand. Not only does it include meat and heart, it also contains offals. #soconvenientcan The pre-packed portions are extremely easy to thaw (takes no more than twenty minutes) and really convenient to feed. Each portion weighs 50g and both me and Pecan gets two per day! #aperfectfitforlazymummy To ensure that our diet is balanced, Mummy does include supplements too. Here’s what we get: Protein that changes from day-to-day.  Hoki oil for me and Omega-i for Pecan (from Wooga).  Eon and Fiber blend (Howlistic Life) to meet our …

DIY TIME: Pill Pockets

I came down with a small bout of infection on my front paws. (No thanks to my itchy mouth) #cannotstoplicking A quick visit to the worst place on Earth vet and here we are, a grumpy-emo dog who is pouting about the meds he has to eat and a gloating ah ma. #howcomeIneedsomuchmedsone #canPecaneatthemonmybehalf Medication time is a TORTURE. Both to me and Mummy. Mummy: “Come Sam, time for your meds.” Nope. Not happening. At all. #sheiscrazytothinkIwilleatthemedsjustlikethatlor #eventhegreedyahmaalsowon’tfallforit #sheseemenoup There are a few ways to get those disgusting pills down my throat. For the morning dose, Mummy will painstakingly cut the meds into small sizes and hide them in my food. #sometimesIfallforthis #sometimesIdon’t However, I get fed only once a day. Needless to say, the evening dose is wayyy trickier. She will either shove it down (I HATE MUMMY), or dissolve it into a liquid and feed me using a syringe. Either way, it ain’t pretty. #mymummyabuseme #mylifesucks When we were in the States, there was a really easy alternative – Greenies Pill pockets! However, …

DIY time: Dog-friendly Peanut Butter!

Mummy has wayyyy too much time on her hands these days. So, she decided to DIY more items for us! #heywearenotcomplaining Pecan’s wondering what’s on the menu today. #ahmathephotobomber Sniffing out the ingredients as we make a wild guess. #aiyathetitlealreadygivetheanswerawayliao Yaps, we’re making Dog-friendly Peanut Butter today! Yums! Mummy used to give us store-bought peanut butter. However, it can get a bit tricky choosing the right one as many of them contain unhealthy preservatives (especially xylitol) that can be harmful to dogs. So what’s the best solution for someone who has too much time on her hands – DO IT YOURSELF! #ourtummiesagreefully “Can we apply it to our favourite donut toy too?” #pecan’sstupidityisrubbingoffme #thisisaBADsign Mummy found a recipe online and modified it a tad. She added our favourite coconut oil to boost the taste and of course, for added benefits too. #ourtummiesagreeagain The process is as straightforward as it looks.  Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and blend and blend and blend and blend. And Wa-la~ you get yummy peanut butter! Our stupid …

Made with Love: DIY Dog Toothpaste

Mummy is very particular about our day-to-day hygiene and health. One thing that she takes pride in, is how she manages to brush our pearly whites. Not just that.  She does it EVERYDAY. Religiously. #sheprobablywishesthatwecanbrushitourselves #sorrywedonothaveopposablethumbs PS: Ah ma got stinky breath, so I sit far far away. I started brushing my teeth when I was just a two month old puppy. Since the habit started really young, I am actually very fond of it. #thatexplainswhymyteethlooksogood I am 6 this year, and judging from the condition of my teeth, I’m very confident to say that there is no need for any scaling anytime soon. #thevetswhoIseearealwaysveryimpressed #importanceofbrushingteeth  (Okay la, Mummy thinks raw bones play a larger part, but that’s for another day/another post) Pecan, on the other hand, is almost bo-gay (toothless) after two scaling sessions to rid her of her bad (BAD, BAD) breath.  Now, her breath is way better. And to ensure that she doesn’t have to go under anesthesia in future, Mummy is doing her best to keep those remaining teeth clean and …

Sam’s Pick – Ewegurt

Mummy loves me to the moon and back and would never push me away no matter what I do. Well, almost.  There is just one tiny little thing that will send her running away (and also pretty much empty the room in seconds) – my fart bombs. #yapIamsamthefartingmachine #myfartsarepotent #sorrynotsorry So when Uncle ZK from Platinum Pets dropped us a message to find out if we were keen to give Ewegurt a shot, Mummy jumped at it without any hesitation. #anythingthatcanresolvethewaytoofrequentfartbombsplease Mummy has been giving us yoghurt as an occasional treat for a while now.  While Pecan ah ma does great on it, the store bought yoghurt results in runny poops and (to mummy’s horror) added potency to my ‘almost-fatal’ bombs.  #Isecretlylikethatactually So, Mummy was keeping her fingers crossed that Ewegurt would do the opposite – help settle my sensitive tummy while providing probotics to help with my digestion. #butIlikemyfartbombsleh We were quite surprised when the packaging arrived. As it is branded as Sheep’s Milk Yoghurt Based Treats for Dogs, Mummy was expecting it to …

Sam’s Pick – My Pet IC (Version II)

Remember when we showed off our very own Identification Cards last year?  #wegotcardedforhavingalcohol Guess what? After almost a year, it was time to change ICs! And gosh, how timely it is as we could actually update our address to our new place! #youchangeICwhenyouhit30 #wechangeourseveryyear  Yap, My Pet IC refreshed the design of their IC tags and was really awesome to send each of us a new ICs! We were really excited to check out the new version! Wait Mummy, we should have the first look. #don’tcutqueuemummy #letusseefirst Showing off our new tags! #tryingtomatchtheexpressionofmyphoto We really liked the first version but agreed that there was room for improvement. Hence, we were really thrilled to see how the new ones addressed some of our earlier concerns. For one, it’s smaller in size and appears sturdy. So we needn’t worry that it might snap during rough and tumble. The tag now hangs horizontal (as opposed to vertical initially). With that, even when the ring remains the same size, the tag doesn’t hang too low. And our favourite new …