Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cooper Man - Best in Show (Puppy)

I just had to share this with everyone because I am such a proud momma! My boy, Cooper, won Best in Show (Puppy) at the UKC show we went to this past Saturday!!!!

Cooper is so proud of his Best in Show ribbon!

Cooper in the ring (on the left) to be judged for Best in Show.

Monday, August 1, 2011

We're Baaaaacccckkkk! Plus our Fugly Friends review

Whew! What a month it has been! There have been a lot of changes happening but we are back in action and ready to roll.

Be sure to keep a look out at our Etsy site: www.etsy.com/shop/4blackpaws as we will be adding some new styles :)

In my previous post I talked about how I had just ordered Thomson from Fugly Friends. Let me just say, my boys LOVE him (Leila could care less but she is kid of a fuddy duddy...I love my girlfriend, though!) We received him in the mail a month ago and he still looks great. It is amazing that my two 5 month old pups haven't ripped him to shreds yet :) In the past month they have ripped apart at least 3 toys but not our Fugly Friend, he is still going strong. Thank you, Fugly Friends, for making such awesome toys that our destructive dogs have a little bit harder time destroying!

You can order your own Fugly Friend from their Etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/fuglyfriend (you won't regret it and your fur kid will love you)

Here are some picture that I wanted to share with you of my boys enjoying their Fugly (enjoy the commentary! And if you are confused, Gunnar is black and Cooper is brown):

Gunnar: Momma, this is awesome! It is all mine!

Cooper: Will you please share with me?
Gunnar: Doubt it! Get your own, mooch!

Cooper: Fine...but I get what I want!
Gunnar: Mom, are you watching this?!

Gunnar: This means war!
Cooper: Bring it, Bro! 

Gunnar: Momma, this toy is really delish!

Momma: Well boys...now who's gonna get it?
Cooper: Haha, now whatcha gonna do??
Gunnar: Why I otta....

Gunnar: Look, Coop, what's that over there?

Gunnar: Sucka!! Victory is so sweet! 

Thomson, our Fugly, after one month of love. Not too shabby!
P.S. He is a stuffing free Fugly :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fugly Friends Toys

I just purchased this from Fugly Friends for my fur kids:


His name is Thomson and will be coming to his new home shortly. I cannot wait to get it in the mail; Leila, Gunnar and Cooper are going to be so excited!! Actually, I think I may be slightly more excited than they are but who couldn't be excited about this fugly thing.

You can visit Fugly Friends here: http://www.etsy.com/people/fuglyfriend

Doesn't your fur kid deserve a fugly friend too?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I just discovered http://www.blogpaws.com/ and am trying Wordless Wednesday for the first time. Here goes nothing!

Who, me???

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Three Stooges

My house is a litte....crazy these days. In 2007 I had the pleasure of getting my first dog, Leila, a Labrador Retriever. She was a gift to me and as they say, free is never really free. You look at this face and think, "Oh, that adorable puppy! I bet she is so sweet!"

And I would respond, "Errrhhh, think again!" This cute adorable puppy was a pain in my rear for the first 3 years of her life. Here, let me count the ways:

1. Attacking mommy while getting a picture taken.

2. Chewing bowls.

3. This picture looks super cute, but she is actually attacking my leg.

2. Ripping apart every paper product she could get her hands on to.

4. Chewing up shoes (notice the chewing trend...it goes along with the puppy territory)

5. Attacking friends.

6. Running around the house like a crazy lady.

7. Digging in the garden.

And then my terror of a puppy finally became an adult. Although I really do think that a piece of the "puppy crazies" festers in a dog's soul just waiting for the right time to re-emerge ;) My terror puppy became a beautiful, well-behaved (ok, well not all the time) girl:

That was when I felt it was time to get another puppy. Yes, I said it, start all over again with every glorious puppy stage. First came Gunnar:

Then came Cooper:

Just call me a glutton for punishment :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Our first blog!


Well, it is about time that we got a blog. We started slow with a website, then an Etsy account, then a Facebook page and now our own blog. I am excited to post about the new and exciting things that we have going on here at Four Black Paws. But I am also excited to post about the awesome things that we are finding from other shops!

(Leila, Gunnar and Cooper, too - *Woof*)