PL360 Thank You #MultiPetMania

Multiple Pet Mania@

The whole month of June was packed full of Multiple Pet Mania hosted by Cascadian Nomads, My GBGV and Wag ‘N Woof. I have multiple pets so I contributed to their survey they were doing, added photos to their Instagram #MultiPetMania hashtag, wrote a post about training with multiple pets which you can read here. They had contests and I was the lucky winner of their PL360 basket.

Look at all the goods I won!

Nellie shaming.

This pet safe cleaning basket couldn’t of come at such a better time. For some reason since I built and have been living in my house for the past 9 years the animals feel the need to make messes in the loft area of my house. I have carpet runners all over the loft so when there is a mess it is easily cleaned up but this day I found a puddle of pee (that I am assuming was from Nellie as she has free range of the house) that went off the carpet runner onto the carpeting. I was going to get my carpet cleaner vacuum out and scrub the carpeting but then the mail man came and brought me these cleaners so perfect timing.

I got to try out the odor and stain remover that is pet safe and citrus scented.

I sprayed it on the area, waited 5 minutes then scrubbed the area with a towel.

Nellie laid right here the whole time I was treating the carpet. She never sneezed, wiped her eyes or got up and moved. So that tells me right there that the products were safe and Nellie approved.

After I cleaned the area I spread the carpet powder over it and let it sit for a couple days since I don’t use that area.

I liked that you had two choices on how much of the powder I wanted dispensed at one time.

It too had a nice citrus scent. After two days I vacuumed it up. Bend down and stuck my butt in the air while I did the sniff test. The urine odor was gone and left was a pleasant citrus smell.

I then moved onto the area rug in the living room where someone puked and there was a nice stain left behind. Now mind you this puke was from who knows when (yes, yes I’m lazy and didn’t get the stain out right away).

You can see the stain by the arrow it was a pretty big stain.

Again Nellie hung out when I cleaned the rug. I sprayed the area, left it sit for 5 minutes then scrubbed it with a towel.

Look at the towel, now that is one bad stain, dirty, dirty, dirty!

Can you see the nice clean rug by the arrow? I’m embarrassed now as the rest of my rug is dirty compared to that spot. Moral of the story is the odor and stain remover really did a great job on a really old stain.

I was really pleased with these two products out of my basket of goodies. I would highly recommend PL360. Thank you #MultiPetMedia for hosting your month long event and the giveaways. Thank you to PL360 for some really nice products!

A little bit about PL360 taken from their website:

Here we have a pretty straightforward philosophy – make pet caresimpler for our fellow pet lovers out there.

Our best lessons in gratitude, love and compassion often come from our pets. The same goes for what we know about playing freely and living fully. Each day, our pets look at us like we are superheroes, not knowing they are the ones who inspire us.

To repay them for their devoted, unconditional love, we owe them everything we know about their wellbeing. That’s why for 14 years we’ve made it our mission to create products that keep our petshealthy, happy and clean in the simplest way possible. For us, that means using natural ingredients that are safe for pets. It also means finding innovative ways to make pet care easier so you and your pet can get back to doing the things that you love. The result? Effective solutions that do exactly what they say they will (and trust us, they will).

But we don’t do this alone. We are constantly driven by conversations we have with other pet lovers. We come up with ideas while walking our dogs and we make plans while playing fetch. With the help of veterinarians, dermatologists and pet experts who share our vision, we’ve been able to get our hands dirty to learn how to keep their paws clean—safely and naturally.


Problem Blinds~ Monday Mischief

Gambler had another weekend of hunt tests. The past two weekends he was running HRC (Hunting Retriever Club) UKC (United Kennel Club) hunt tests. He has run these in the past and currently has his HRC Seasoned title and one Finished pass. He needs three more Finished passes to earn his Finished title. Unfortunately he failed all four tests, there were one tests each day on the weekend. Three out of the four fails were on water blinds and one was on a land blind. Blinds are when a bird is put out in the field or across a bit of water and the dog doesn’t know where it is. The dog needs to be handled by whistle sits and hand signals to the blind. Gambler has done the types of blinds that were in the tests but for some reason he had a brain fart and couldn’t do them. Needless to say John and I have to go back to the drawing board so we can get Gambler to start passing tests again.

The highlight of my day yesterday was when I posted up the above quote on facebook telling everyone that Gambler’s fear is water blinds and that he needs to over come them. My pal Flea from Jones Natural Chews posted up this picture of Jimmy saying he had a fear of blinds too. It made me laugh out loud and smile during a sad time. Thank you Flea for making me smile and hope you don’t mind I stole your picture.

When John got home from the test and we talked about it we both decided that Gambler started failing when we stopped running permanent blinds at our house. We had permanent blinds set up at the house and would run him twice a day on them. The person who leases out crop land planted his crops and then we stopped running the blinds. During the time we were running the blinds Gambler passed the two Master tests in AKC, it’s been a month that we haven’t been running his permanent blinds with him and he has been failing ever since. When we train we run a mock hunt test set up and that is it. I haven’t been doing yard/drill work with him so I believe that is my fault as to why he has been failing. The poor guy just isn’t getting the proper training he needs to excel. John said it to, once it all clicks with him he will excel and there will be no stopping him as he is one hell of a marking dog. He just needs to polish up on his blind work.

monday mischief

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The Whelping Box~Black And White Sunday

This is Nellie’s whelping box that she used 3 times. I set it up and she jumped right in and took a nap in it. I couldn’t get her out.

Since I’m a starving artist I decided Glory needed some color to her box now. She doesn’t look to thrilled to be in it. Hopefully she will warm up to it when the time is right. The box is set up in our living room so many nights sleeping on the couch once the beaners are here. All of Nellie’s litters were born in our bedroom and spent the first three weeks in there. I switched it up for Glory as she doesn’t like the heat so it is cooler in the living room. Nellie had her babies in the winter so she could be where it was warm.

12-15 days left!

We are joining Dachshund Nola & Sugar The Golden Retriever for the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop.

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Nothing But Norman #102

Happy Saturday All!

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Last weekend on Fathers Day you might of seen my facebook pictures if your my friend on facebook, if your not my friend you can do so my searching for JoAnn Stancer (I think there is only one of me so easy to find). Since it was Fathers Day and Norman was a father to Nellie and Gambler I thought it would be nice to finally spread some of his ashes in my flower garden next to “his” blanket flower. I haven’t spread any of Norman’s ashes at my house since he has been gone. It’s nice to have him in my garden now. When I look at the flower I see Norman.

Gambler and Nellie, Norman’s kids. Norman is in the little cup.

Dad is that you?

Hi dad! It’s nice to see you again.

Dad is with us again.

Norman in is resting spot in my garden.

My friend Teri gave me a nice garden stake to put in my garden where I would put Norman’s ashes so I would never forget where he was. I put out the stake for the first time after I spread Norman’s ashes. What a lovely addition to my garden.

We are joining Ruckus The Eskie and Earl’s World for Sepia Saturday.


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Bring On The Puller Fun~FitDog Friday

While John is spending time with Gambler at the hunt tests on the weekends I make sure I take the girls to the lake for some swim time fun. Glory needs to keep exercising while she is pregnant and Nellie needs to keep exercising as she is older and swimming is easier on her joints. I took The Puller toy with me this day and they had a blast!


The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With LoveSlimDoggy and Emma from Mygbgvlife to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.

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PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day June 26th 2015


Nurse Glory helping out at work today. (ok you got me this was a photo from last year, she isn’t this small right now)

Yes yes I know today isn’t June 26th, 2015 tomorrow is but it’s today that I’m taking my dog to work so I’m participating in PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day early. PSI stands for Pet Sitters International.

Taken from their website.

Founded by pet-sitting industry pioneer and author of Pet Sitting for Profit Patti J. Moran, Pet Sitters International (PSI) is the world’s largest, most-trusted educational association for professional pet sitters.

PSI’s 2015 Take Your Dog To Work Day®
History & F.A.Q.s

  • TYDTWDay® was first celebrated in 1999. This year marks the 17th annual event.
  • It was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions.
  • The event encourages employers to experience the joys of pets in the workplace for one day to support their local pet community.
  • TYDTWDay is an annual event and is always celebrated on the Friday following Father’s Day.
  • It also accommodates cat lovers (and other pets) and those who cannot participate on TYDTWDay. The entire week leading up to the event, June 22-26, is Take Your Pet To Work Week™.
  • Event creator PSI is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters. For any day pets can’t be at work, pet owners can search PSI’s Official Pet Sitter Locator free-ofcharge to find a local professional pet sitter.
  • PSI feels that through the events, non-pet owners are able to witness the special bond their coworkers have with their pets firsthand and be encouraged to adopt a new best friend of their own.
  • An estimated 300 businesses participated in the inaugural celebration of TYDTWDay. Since that time, America’s love affair with pets and interest in TYDTWDay has grown to an all-time high.
  • PSI does not track the day’s participation rates because companies are not required to register in order to participate. However, the association’s tracking tools indicate that overall involvement around the event grows each year, with hundreds of thousands of visitors exploring each year.
  • You can follow TYDTWDay on Facebook and Twitter.

I am lucky that I work in a Veterinary Clinic so I get to take my dog(s) to work with me when they aren’t sick or when they are sick they get to come to work with me instead of me having to take off work from another job (like I would ever work at a different job) to take my dog to the vet. Today I am bringing Glory to work with me to have her examined and make sure she is right on track with her pregnancy. I really want to know how much she weighs and possibly have a xray taken to see if we can see and skeletons to count to know how many puppies she might be having. Now don’t be getting all excited that you might be knowing how many puppies she will be having. I’m saving that information for a later date. Coming up there will be a contest on how many puppies Glory and Thunder from 2browndawgs will be having and how many of each sex so stay tuned!

Norman was a great helper at work when he got to go.

Norman was like the Walmart Greeter he would read the news to the people waiting in the waiting room.

So grab your dog and take your dog to work day tomorrow!


We are joining Linda at 2browndawgs and Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for this great blog hop.

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One Dog Or Two? Wordless Wednesday

One dog or two???????






Two dogs going after the same toy. The girls had a blast at the lake this weekend,


Wordless Wednesday is a community linkup of bloggers. Visit our host, BlogPaws, and you can use the icons below the post to hop from site to site. It is a great way to discover new blogs…..or even just a convenient way to find all of your favorites in one place. When you visit each site, be sure to leave a comment and let them know you found them through Wordless Wednesday.

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What Do Vet Techs Really Do?

What Do Vet Techs Really Do?

Most of you who read my blog know that I am a Veterinary Technician if you are just joining in today I currently am employed at a small animal clinic in south eastern Wisconsin. I have been a Veterinary Technician for 25 years with 13 of those years being at my current job. I’m not a hoarder but I always have a few animals living with me. I have one cat MK who I saved from the brink of death because of my dog Gambler a Chesapeake Bay Retriever who are now best buds. I have 2 other Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Nellie and Glory (mom and daughter), Glory who is expecting a litter of puppies in less than 3 weeks. I have a pen full of chickens, ducks and pheasants. I couldn’t see myself in any other career.

Andrea from  sums up the life of a Veterinary Technician really well through this infographic.

What Do Vet Techs Really Do?

If you would like to read the details of each of their points in this infographic you can do so by clicking here. If you would like to read more about A Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant career guide you can do so by clicking here.


Bravo For Special Moments

Bravo For Special Moments! Today I bring you my special moments that came about on December 4th 2011 when my Chesapeake Bay Retriever Nellie had her third litter of puppies. This litter was a little bit more special than the other two litters that she had because it had a little red girl in the litter that was going to stay with me and carry on Nellie’s motherhood.

Glory was among one of the four girls born to Lefty and Nellie.

Glory was red girl.

All the girls were sweet as pie and took some nice Christmas photos.

Glory was a loner from day one, always off by herself. She has come a long ways and loves to be by us.

Nellie shared her favorite duck with the girls.

The girls were a very special group. They would be the last puppies Nellie would have.

There is nothing like a Mother Daughter bond, for that makes this a Bravo For Special Moments. Soon Glory will become a mom and Nellie wil become a Grandma, more special moments are ahead. 


Oz is hosting a Bravo For Special Moments Photo Contest from now through Tuesday, June 23, 2015 on a secret page on his blog.  It is a blog hop Photo Contest that will be published on Thursday, June 25, 2015 and winners will receive treat and/or food prizes from Bravo Pet Foods.  To learn more, CLICK HERE.

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