Monday, September 28, 2015

Silly Sunday Selfies - Pixel's Pre-Grooming Selfie Extravaganza

Before getting groomed today by Mommy, I nabbed her cell phone and snapped a few serious yet silly selfies of me looking like Wolverine's little sister. Or am I Chewbacca's twin sister? I lost track.

So which overly hairy Pixel selfie was your favorite? I'll be doing a blog post about my big grooming event soon, but in the meantime check out all my fellow pet bloggers below and see their awesome Sunday Selfies for today. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pixel's Search to Find the Best Natural Food for #PinnacleHealthyPets

This post is sponsored by Pinnacle and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network.
I am being compensated for helping create awareness about Pinnacle's Newly Formulated Grain Free Dog Food,
but Pixel Blue Eyes: "Her Tails of Adventure" only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.
Pinnacle is not responsible for the content of this article.

I am an all natural dog. I seek adventure, nature's bounty and wholesome goodness for me and my body. The closer something comes to all-natural and pure, the better when it comes to foods I will eat. I often try to find these "all natural, wholesome" good things to eat when I go outside with Mommy. I've searched high and low, far and wide, to find the very best foods for a dog of my caliber to eat. I've traveled from horizon to horizon, but I'm not always the best judge of what I should or should not consume.

I recently sought out on my own to find what I thought would be the pinnacle of kibble, the very finest of the finest, the best of the best. There's lots of great foods out there, but I wanted quality ingredients that were natural and full of fiber. I ventured into the great outdoors to see what I could find. There was a lot of 'natural' things out there all right, but nothing I could really sink my teeth into, nothing that satisfied my refined palette that was used to things like pumpkin, chicken, sweet potatoes and grain-free goodness. Plus, all the things I found made my stomach a bit upset, and that was a very important selling point for me. After all, 'sticks and twigs' is not the same as real food fiber.

Finally, after searching for what seemed like forever, I went back home empty pawed and disappointed. I told Mommy of my search for the perfect kibble. Thank goodness she'd been searching too! She told me the exciting news that she had found a new dog food kibble that indeed had the qualities I was searching for: a high quality grain-free, limited ingredient kibble without any fillers or questionable ingredients.

"Pixel, we've got to try Pinnacle® Grain Free Holistic Pet Foods," Mommy said with enthusiasm. I was overwhelmed with excitement (and hunger pangs) as she told me about this wonderful dog food. "At last," I thought, "I've reached the pinnacle of dog foods that encompasses all I seek":

- Quality ingredients like Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Sea Kelp, Cottage Cheese
- Natural, healthy recipes that use high quality proteins
- Antioxidants to support healthy immune system
- Fiber and Probiotics to encourage healthy digestion and small stool
- Promotes general joint health and overall muscle tone

I read on their website that Pinnacle launched in 1998 as a breakthrough brand in natural holistic dog food. And while Pinnacle has always had holistic health ingredients like quinoa, pumpkin, kelp, flax seed, blueberries & sweet potatoes (two of my FAVORITE foods) and cottage May 2015, they took all dog recipes Grain Free to facilitate easier digestion. That was especially great news for me because I only eat grain free food. I'm excited to say I'll be giving this dog food a try. I will be writing about my adventures eating Pinnacle dog food in a future blog post, so stay tuned. 

If you'd like to learn more about this fantastic brand of holistic dog food with limited ingredients, or give it a try, visit the Pinnacle Pet website, where they offer a $5.00 coupon off your first purchase. They even have a helpful Pinnacle Pet Food product locator so you can find it at a store near you. And be sure to visit their Pinnacle Facebook page or follow Pinnacle on Twitter.

For natural, ingredient conscious pet parents, Pinnacle pet food provides your pet the high caliber ingredients you feed them and more, giving your dog the total nutrition she needs for
holistic health. 

So my friends, do you think you'd like to try this new, holistic dog food? I can't wait to try it myself. Mommy and I will be getting a bag of their delicious kibble VERY soon. My mouth is watering at the very thought. What do you think is the best thing about it based on what I told you or what you read about on their website? What do you want to know from me in my trial of eating it? Let me know in a comment below...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pixel's "Dirty Little Secret" - Absorbine #WoofPouf

This post is sponsored by Absorbine and the BlogPaws ProfessionalPet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word aboutWoof Pouf but Pixel Blue Eyes: Her Tails of Adventure only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Absorbine is not responsible for the content of this article.

Shhhh! Don't tell. I've got a "dirty little secret". I know, I look innocent enough. And I am...mostly. I'm a good girl, but I do get into my fair share of mischief. I try to keep my paws clean of any dirty deeds, but sometimes they find me anyways.

Some deeds are 'dirtier' than others, and when you're a little innocent dog like me, with fleece (or fur) as white as snow on much of her body, well, dirty deeds seem to just "jump out" at me all the time. Grass stained legs and paws after a fresh mow. Muddy paws after a summer rain. Those 'not so fresh' decaying Fall leaves I just played in getting stuck all through my hair.

And my daily banana, blueberry pumpkin puree? Well that stuff is so deliciously naughty tasting it just jumps all OVER me! I'm not afraid to say it's pretty much a daily accessory on my fur.

Introducing Absorbine WoofPouf

Thank goodness I've got a secret weapon to combat my "dirty little secret". I can use the Absorbine® WoofPoufTM ShowSheen Deodorizing Bath Pouf and get any dirt and odor out of my delicate, sleek fur before you can say, "What's your secret Pixel?" The Absorbine ShowSheen Woof Pouf works on tough dog odors - everything from wet and dirty dog smells through skunk odor elimination. Wow! With Ordenone, the ShowSheen Woof Pouf encapsulates dirt and odors, breaking down and eliminating bad smells - unlike most shampoos which simply try to cover up odors or perfume your dog. It has a pleasant, fresh clean scent and lasts up to 15 washes, with the soap beads right inside the pouf.

No need for messing with bottles and other things. This is a self-contained unit perfect for travel, camping, or anyone who needs a one-handed bathing solution. And that is exactly what Mommy needed the other day with me after I got way too dirty for her liking. I enjoyed my "dirty dog" time, but she wasn't too fond of my feet no longer being white but a dingy gray, and my chest fur being an odd shade of orange from my propensity to "wear my lunch". Let me show you how she got me clean with the Absorbine ShowSheen Deodorizing Bath Pouf...

Pixel's Absorbine WoofPouf Adventure

On Saturday, Mommy said I'd played "Pig Pen's Sister" long enough, and it was time I went back to being a proper Pixel lady. I thought gray was a good nice color, but apparently, Mommy said, not for my paws. I told her I'd seen on TV that 'orange is the new black' but she said it didn't apply to me, so the pumpkin stains on my face and chest had to go too. Plus my long ear hairs had gotten kind of greasy and grimy from all around playing and hanging a bit in my food bowl. Mommy informed me we were going to use the new Absorbine ShowSheen Woof Pouf with the self-contained, deodorizing, odor eliminating shampoo soap beads inside it. "Cool!" I thought, "This will be a snap!" I smiled politely for the "before" photo (cuz you know how Moms are).

I stood on the towel in the sink and that's when it started...the water sprayer. "I didn't know I'd have to get wet for this Mommy! I thought the Absorbine ShowSheen Woof Pouf was 'self-contained' and had all I needed for a bath right inside it." "Well, it does have the soap and deodorizing qualities sweetie. But you still need water." Boy did I misunderstand!

With my fate and an Absorbine WoofPouf in Mommy's hands, I resigned myself to getting a full bath. Once I was a soaking wet dog, Mommy got the WoofPouf wet too, and let me tell you, those soap beads got really sudsy super quickly! Mommy got it going all sudsy with one hand, just like they said it would, then she lathered me up and washed away the dirt and grime. The WoofPouf felt good getting massaged against my body, I must say. The soap beads inside the WoofPouf are sulfate and paraben free, and built in conditioners leave your coat soft and shiny.

It rinses clean too! As I looked up at Mommy with sad eyes, standing in a pool of bath water, kitchen towel I'd been standing on for slip prevention now a mass of floating mess, I gave Mommy the best shivering dog look I could muster. She promised me I was "clean as a whistle" thanks to the Absorbine ShowSheen Woof Pouf and promised me that many treats were headed my way.

As Mommy blew dry my now clean, luxuriously soft hair, I was so glad we had the Absorbine WoofPouf! It made me feel really good.

Pixel wants to know what's your 'Dirty Little Secret'?
Doesn't my hair and fur look luxuriously soft and clean now? I might have had a "dirty little secret" of getting dirty all the time. But now I've got a "dirty little secret" for getting clean afterwards, thanks to the Absorbine ShowSheen Woof Pouf.
So, what's your "dirty little secret"? Do you like the idea of the WoofPouf? Leave me a comment and share your thoughts!

Win a WoofPouf 10-Pack!

Every dog should have a WoofPouf at the ready when they need one! And right now, my friends at Absorbine are having a huge giveaway so YOU TOO can try this awesome product. They have two kinds they are giving away:
1. ShowSheen WoofPouf that works on tough odors from wet dog to skunk odors.
2. UltraShield WoofPouf that repels fleas and ticks using a blend of natural herbs and extracts.
Both links include coupons for $1.00 off any Absorbine product.

All you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter form below. There will be 10 Lucky Winners who will receive a prize pack choice of either ShowSheen Woof Pouf or the UltraShield Woof Pouf. The packages will include the Woof Pouf of choice plus other products from that line. Simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck friends!!

Can't wait for the giveaway and want to give Absorbine WoofPouf a try NOW?? Visit this Absorbine Pet Care link for a $1.00 coupon off Absorbine WoofPouf (or any Absorbine product of your choice).

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Joy of a Good Quote - Pixel Shares Her Favorite Pixelisms

A good quote can make you smile, make you think, or get you motivated. I love positive quotes, which often encourage you, warm your heart or remind you about what is important in life. When my good friend Spencer the Goldendoodle invited me to take part in the Quote Hop, I was very excited and couldn't wait to dig up some good ones. I am only allowed to share 3 quotes, which is devilishly difficult to do, but I promised Spencer I'd follow the rules to the letter.

There are many famous quotes that I love, but as I searched to find just the right ones, I realized something. I often make up Pixel quotes, or 'Pixelisms' as Mommy calls them, on my own, and have shared them with Mommy and all my friends over the years. So, instead of sharing famous quotes for this 'Quote Hop', I thought I'd share some favorite 'Pixelisms'. Feel free to 'quote' me anytime, and share the posters. Who knows, one day maybe they will be famous and shared by others too!

Pixel quote "Smiles are like spring flowers" poster showing Pixel smiling
"Smiles are like Spring Flowers. Each one is Unique, Fresh and Beautiful!"
I originally 'quoted' this back in March 2015 on my Facebook page to bring a few smiles out of my friends. I think every smile is beautiful. You can never have too many smiles in your life or in the world. Big or small, I love them all!

Pixel smiles and says "Find a reason to smile each day. It matters because YOU matter."
"Find a Reason to Smile Each Day. It Matters Because YOU Matter."
I quoted this one on March 2014 on Facebook as well. I believe it's important for everyone to seek reasons to smile in their day, no matter what might be going on around them. Even if you are having "the worst day ever", you can still find some reason to smile. It can be over the tiniest thing, but it matters if you can find those little things to make you smile. It's especially good if you can make someone else smile too...who knows how much your little act of kindness can change a person's world around!

Pixel says "Don't let a bad hair day get you down. Just you meant to style it that way!"
"Don't let a 'Bad Hair Day' get you down. Just you meant to style it that way!"
Finally, a silly one that I first posted in January 2014. I was having one heck of a bad hair day when Mommy took several photos of me. I didn't even know until I saw the images later, so I thought, hey, wouldn't it be easier if we all just smile through our "bad hair days" and pretend like it was intentional. It might make everyone else think it's a new style. Isn't that how new trends get started? Confidence is catching.

Thank you Spencer for inviting me to do the Quote Hop. It was fun finding the right "Pixelisms" to share! I now challenge three of my fellow pet blogging friends to the Quote Hop. I challenge The Cat on my HeadThe Chesnut Mutts, and Pawsitively Pets.

The rules of the Quote Hop are as follows:
Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Post three of your favorite quotes (this can be done all in one post or on three consecutive days).
Nominate 3 bloggers and challenge them.

I hope everyone got a little smile and enjoyment from each Pixelism. Which one did you like best? 
Do you have a favorite quote? I'd love to have you share it in a comment below!

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