Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy Birthday, Diesel!

That’s right…on January 31st, 2009, our little Diesel entered the world.  And we’re so glad that he did.  We’ve had Diesel for 9 months and Jeremy and I cannot imagine our life without him.  He’s brought us so many laughs and good memories.  As you all know, we take a lot of pictures of him…so, let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?


Male model.


His first night home.


Hi, I’m Diesel.


He was so small!


Our coffee table has a permanent bend to it because he used to sleep on it.






With Mommy.


With Daddy.


A connection.


First swim.

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Mmmm, snow.


I’m the king of this place!

There it is!  A quick glimpse of the last year of Diesel’s life.  Today he got 2 new toys and I baked him a doggie cake.  Here’s to many more birthdays, Diesel!


New toys!


The birthday boy.


Birthday cake.


Eating cake!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We Have a Winner!!

Thanks for all who entered my dog-gone giveaway!  I’m glad that so many of you love your dog as much as Jeremy and I do.  Dogs are just fabulous!  So, I have selected an entry at random using the generator…and the lucky winner is entry #7, who happens to be KAYLA!!

Kayla happens to be part of the infamous, Jayla, who you see mentioned on this blog numerous times!  She is also the proud mom of Diesel’s friend’s, one enormous Mastiff, named Nico and a big mix breed, named Alfie.  Congratulations, my friend!  I hope the boys enjoy this sweater and new toy!

Chilly Dog Shawl Collar Dog Sweater in Tan - SWL-T Omega Paw Tricky Treats Dog Toy - Large - TTLG6

Thanks again for all who entered!  Hopefully, I’ll be able to have another one in the future.  Stay tuned this weekend for another fun post…somebody's birthday is coming up! :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It’s a Dog-Gone GIVEAWAY!!

As most of you can see, Jeremy and I love our puppy, Diesel.  Ever since we got him last April, he has dominated our blog and that’s just fine with me.  He makes us laugh, he makes us scream and he makes us spend $1000s of dollars to remove objects from his belly.  True story!  In fact it happened just a few days ago.

Saturday morning, Diesel starting throwing up.  As usual, I thought he just ate something funky (hey, it wouldn't be the first time!) and it’d come up eventually.  Well unfortunately, the puking didn’t stop so I took him to the vet.  After some x-rays, it was soon determined that Diesel had a blockage in his small intestines and that he needed to have surgery to remove it!  Oh no! 

Jeremy and I were so worried about our little guy, but of course, they surgery went well, the object was removed (it was a piece of cow hoof that he decided to swallow, instead of chew) and he spent the night at the vet.  When I picked him up the next morning, the nurse said that when she came in that morning, she found Diesel in his kennel, with his buster collar and he was chewing on his IV.  Yep, that’s our boy!  

Anyway, he’s doing a lot better, his incision is healing nicely and we’re having to keep constant vigilance on him, in order to make sure that he doesn’t run or jump.  So, in honor of Diesel recovering well…how about a GIVEAWAY!?!

That’s right!  The fabulous people at CSN Stores contacted me asking if I was interested in hosting a GIVEAWAY.  Well, of course, I am!  This company has a ton of great websites with items from cookware, to house numbers, to obviously, pet products!  You, my lucky reader, can soon become the winner of this lovely doggie sweater and this entertaining dog toy!  *Please note that the dogs are not included with the GIVEAWAY. :)

Chilly Dog Shawl Collar Dog Sweater in Tan - SWL-TOmega Paw Tricky Treats Dog Toy - Large - TTLG6

Cute, huh?!  I’ll be randomly selecting one lucky reader to win these two items.  You can enter up to 3 times by Wednesday, January 27th at 12pm AZ (PST) time and here’s how you enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me what why you love your dog.

2. Tweet the following: “@saraboff is having a Dog-Gone GIVEAWAY and I want to win!,” then, leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3. Blog: If you have a blog of your own, mention my giveaway in a post, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

That’s it!  Good luck!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy 2010!

Say hey all!  I hope 2010 is treating you all very well, so far.  Has it flown by for anyone else?  I feel like I was just on Christmas break and now it’s already January 16th.  I haven’t posted since Christmas time.  Maybe I should have made a resolution to blog more often!  :)


Did you all have a good Christmas and New Years?  We did!  For Christmas, we were in So. Cal. with Jeremy’s family and we got to see all his cousins who we haven’t seen in years, plus some friends.  The following week we went down to Scottsdale to have Christmas with my family, which was wonderful because 1) I love Scottsdale and 2) it was warm.  Jeremy and are spoiled.  Let’s just get that out there in the open.  We walked away from Christmas with a ton of great stuff including: a panini maker, video games for our Wii and Xbox, pajamas, calendars, DVDs (woo, Harry Potter and James Bond!), money and gift cards.  Even Diesel got some new toys, which he already destroyed, but it was a great Christmas.

For New Years, we were back in Prescott Valley because Jayla was coming over to ring in the new year with us!  Kayla had to work until about 9pm and Jake was going to an ice hockey game, so they came over at about 9:30pm.  We ate cookies (check out Sara’s Sweets for the recipe) and brownies, drank sparkling cider, watched the ball drop and played video games until about 1:30am! 

Jayla has a Wii too, so they brought over a new game that they got, Toy Story Mania, and it was SO much fun.  If you remember “Jayla and Saremy’s Vacation 2009” and this recap post, you’ll see that we were obsessed with the Toy Story Mania ride at Disneyland California Adventure.  The Wii video game did not disappoint.  I felt like we were right back on the ride!  We also played Super Mario Bros, which is was crazy fun because all four of us could play at once.  I think I giggled the entire time we played because it was so funny to have all four characters trying to complete a level!


Action shots of playing Toy Story Mania.


Toasting to the New Year!


Diesel’s first picture of 2010.

I hope everyone has a great 2010!  Stay tuned for details on a cool GIVEAWAY that I’ll be having soon.