Friday, September 29, 2017

Grass/Plant Seed Gets Stuck In Our Yorkie's Foot- Causing Problems

I wanted to share a story on what happened to *Jake. ( *Our 6 year old Yorkie) a few weeks ago, when this all started.
We noticed out of the blue a lump on the top of his paw, about the size of a pencil eraser.

We didn't know what it was. I Google searched it and seemed like it could be a cyst or something like a piece of grass got stuck in there. He was licking it all the time, and making it red. I tried putting Polysporin on it and keeping it clean.
I emailed the vet with photos and she told me he was too young for it to be a cyst and also suggested that something could be in the paw.
Gerry squeezed it a bit and it a bit of blood and pus came out.
So we continued to keep it clean. But he continued to lick it.
We knew he was going to the dog groomer today so had her look at it.
Well, we got lucky! She was able to squeeze a piece of grass seed out of it.

She put some hydrogen peroxide on it and he seems to have left it alone now.
Another call to the vet and they said now that the seed is out of the foot, he should heal.

We also want to share this link with others to read of the things that can actually happen when grass seed gets stuck in a dog's paw, and something that should be checked after their daily walks.

A Review: Jackie's Chocolates

Gerry and I have a real sweet tooth in our home so we love when we have the opportunity to review chocolate! Yup! There goes the diet again
We also love subscription services. They are fun- always getting a surprise box every month. And they are a great gift to give too. Tell me who doesn't love mail? 

Jackie's Chocolates is a  monthly subscription box for truffles, bonbons and handmade, artisan chocolates. Where you can choose from: A Little Taste, Let's Indulge or Enough to Share boxes.
3 subscription levels: $9.95 for the 5-6 piece box
                                  $19.95 for the 10-12 piece box
and                            $39.95 for the 20-24 piece box

We reviewed the Let's Indulge Box- in a dark chocolate mix. Very nice mix and nice quality chocolates. Jackie's Chocolates has crunchy nuts though, smooth caramels and soft centers. Chocolate in white, milk and dark.
The chocolate boxes are a nice treat for yourself or for another chocolate lover!
We even have a special discount code for our readers. Using STRETCHING at checkout save 25% off any subscription. Annual plans offer a savings of 37%. Combined with your coupon, you can get the " A Little Taste" box for as little as $5.96 per month + s/h. Now that's a great deal! 
Awesome chocolates too!

Today is National Coffee Day!

Today is National Coffee Day and we have some great brands who are having fun celebrating the love of coffee!

Marshalls -

Much to people’s surprise, Marshalls has a great selection of top-of-the-line coffees like dark chocolate, pumpkin, caramel and other fall flavors! and mugs too – especially fall-inspired!